Bonnie Jones/Jeff Carey/Violet/Myo, Paul Neidhardt/Andy Hayleck, Dave Vosh/Logan Mitchell, Sr.- Sonic Circuits
Thursday September 17
Doors 730pm Music 8pm SHARP
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910
located three blocks south of the silver spring metro station (red line)
Free parking in gated lot out front
We regret to inform you that Andrea Neumann has canceled due to health reasons.
Bonnie Jones (BALTIMORE, MD)
Seoul, South Korea), raised by dairy farmers in New Jersey and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American interdisciplinary artist working primarily with sound and text. As a composer, she re-purposes digital delay pedals as circuit-bent electronic instruments, directly playing the exposed circuit boards with instrument cables to produce raw and often chaotic electronic sounds. Her sound palette challenges the accepted languages of contemporary music as well as the conventional modes of playing associated with electronic musicians.
Bonnie’s creative process uses various techniques of improvisation to explore the possibilities of new language creation and unique communication systems developed through artistic collaboration. To this end, her compositions often focus on exploiting, challenging, and revealing the specific relationships developed between improvising musicians and artists and their audiences.
Bonnie’s primary sound collaborators are Joe Foster in Korea (as the duet “English”) and Andy Hayleck. She is also a member of the Performance Thanatology Research Society, an interdisciplinary performance group dedicated to the advancement of a higher histrionics brought on by imminent finalities. Bonnie has performed at the Kim Dae Hwan Museum, the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, the ErstQuake Festival, and the 14 Karat Cabaret.
She is currently an MFA Candidate at Bard’s Milton Avery School for the Arts.
Toshimaru Nakamura/English, “One Day” (Erstwhile, New York, NY, 2008). Bonnie Jones, “Vines” (Experimental Music Research, 2006). Bonnie Jones/Andy Hayleck, “Duet,” 2006 (self-released). Bonnie Jones/Joe Foster, English 2-releases, Copula Recordings, Seoul, Korea 2005.
Bonnie will be joined by Jeff Carey, Violet, Myo.
Andy Hayleck is a sound artist who has lived in Baltimore, MD for the past ten years. Things used to make sound include amplified gong/wire, bowed metal (scrap metal, cymbals and saw), and computer feedback. His work often deals with passing sounds through different objects. Recordings include: “Two Gong/Wire Pieces” (Ehse), “Gong/Wire” (earlids), “Various Recordings Involving Ice” (HereSee), and “The Disappearing Floor” (Recorded).
Paul Neidhardt percussion, friction
Baltimore’s Paul Neidhardt is one of the countries most astonishing new music percussionists. A trained, highly disciplined player with a flair for complex textural sound produced by friction, Neidhardt’s approach to improvising covers the majority of the terrain explored by the explosive side of European free music and subtle textural players like Sean Meehan and Jason Kahn, while retaining a freshness and flexibility of purpose all his own. His background playing rock and African music adds a potential for propulsive intesnivty to his playing not usually found in players so skilled in the arts of minimalist reductionism. Despite recovering from injuries that limited his time playing in recent years, he is a highly in-demand player, working with groups like Trokeneis, Death in the Maze, and Multiphonic Choir, as well as frequent collaborations with Jack Wright. He is currently a member of the Red Room collective and High Zero Foundation.
logan mitchell, sr. has been involved with music and technology for some time. in early 2008, seeking to bring interested people together, he founded the “baltimore-sdiy-users-group”. since that time, he has helped organize e.m. events in baltimore and performed with different combinations of group members. this ongoing duo effort with dave vosh is one such project.
dave vosh has been experimenting with e.m. since the early 70`s and, with the exception of a brief period in the late 70`s/early 80`s with the newsletter / indy cassette scene, has done so in obscurity in his basement. accidentally discovering that there was even such a thing as a “d.c. noise music scene” in 2005, he has since participated in performances in d.c., baltimore and elsewhere. dave focuses on using analog modular synthesizer in his performances.
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