Saturday November 7
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
Come experience improvised music in all its glory and mutant forms with
Born in Peru, avant-turntablist Maria Chavez currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. With a collection of new and broken needles that she calls “pencils of sound” and a selection of records, she creates electro-acoustic sound pieces.
Chavez made her New York City debut in a duet with Thurston Moore, collaborated with Otomo Yoshihide as part of the 2007 Wien Modern Festival, and recently shared a stage with Pauline Oliveros and Lydia Lunch during Vienna’s Phonofemme Festival 2009.
Having also performed at such internationally acclaimed venues as STEIM (Amsterdam) and Sonoteca (Lima, Peru), she was awarded a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant by New York’s Roulette Intermedium in 2008. In June and July, 2008, she was selected to be part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as an artist in residence for a series of performances in and around Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipses sculptures at DIA: Beacon.
Ben Miller + Violet + Tatsuya Nakatani + Ed Ricart
Solos and pairings and group improvisation.
Tatsuya Nakatani, improvisational percussionist. Born in Kobe Japan 1970, raised in Osaka. He has resided in the USA since 1995 and now bases himself in New York where he is recognized as a key player in the improvised music scene. His elements of percussion instrument are Drum set based Orchestration percussion kit, Bowed Gong, Cymbal, Singing Bowls, Various sticks and Drum set. He stands between the MUSIC categories, genre and cultures, Experimental, Jazz, FreeJazz, Rock. Many voices come from his approach of creation. Besides live performances, he also provides sound, sound design for Television, Film, collaborations with Dancers and artists.
Michael T. Bullock
Michael T. Bullock is a composer, performer, visual artist, and writer living in Boston, MA, USA. His modes of work include electroacoustic composition, improvisation, drawing, and video. Bullock performs across the US and in Europe, collaborating with a huge range of artists, including Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Steve Roden, Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley of nmperign, Mazen Kerbaj and Theodore Bikel. Bullock also performs with the BSC, an octet of Boston-based improvisers; as the trio MAWJA with Kerbaj and Vic Rawlings; and in the sound & light duo rise set twilight.
Jonathan Zorn is a composer/performer of electro-acoustic music. In his compositions he creates interactive systems for acoustic and electronic instruments that exceed the control of any single participant, creating surprises and new ensemble dynamics for performers to explore and navigate. In performance he uses double bass, voice, modular synthesizer, and computer instruments of his own creation. As a designer of computer instruments, Zorn aims to create instruments that have the kind of flexibility, control, and surprise that one would expect from an acoustic instrument, while also defying and remapping assumed correlations between gesture and sound.
Hat City Intuitive
The Hat City Intuitive (aka HCI) have been experimenting with the purest forms of improvisation, dabbling in free jazz, noise-rock, and just -sounds as sounds for over 18 years.
A solo project of Jeff Bagato (aka DJ Panic), Tone Ghosting features a unique homemade instrument he invented himself: playing vinyl LPs with small hacksaw & electronic FX, magnifying, modifying, & energizing the small scrapes & squeaks to create a complex musical vocabulary.
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