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Fire Museum Presents Audrey Chen + Flandrew Fleisenberg + Margaret Rorison

Fire Museum Presents the Audrey Chen, Flandrew Fleisenberg and Margaret Rorison trio.

Audrey Chen has been trying to defy conventions all along first by choosing music as a career in a family of material scientists and then by moving away from classical and conservatory music to start her negotiations with sound & discover a more individually honest aesthetic. Chen uses the cello, voice and analog electronics and creates her own narrative & non-linear stories for her audiences.

Flandrew Fleisenberg plays percussion on an assortment of everyday ephemera and modified drum parts that he has reduced and eroded through a process of “play it and break it”.

A recent migrant from Boston, Fleisenberg is busily planting roots across Philadelphia co-curating the H-O-T improvised music and dance series as well ad hoc events around town. Fleisenberg has been involved in the improvised and creative music community since 2001 performing solo, in ad-hoc improv groupings and in set projects. Ongoing collaborators include: Josh Jefferson (Skinny Vinny), Neil Feather, Bonnie Kane/ Joo Won Park (I’m with Joo Won) and id m theftable.

Margaret Rorison has been making films since 2011. Before she discovered the magic of filmmaking, she spent most of her energy on poetry, painting and photography. Her current work often develops from extensive walks through rural and urban landscapes, combining memories, field recordings and text. She is interested in the potentials of storytelling through the use of live projection and sound.

This performance took place at The First Banana in Fishtown, Philadelphia.

Lead Pipe

Lead Pipe is a sound artist who moved to Philly from Austin in 2013. Her soundscapes incorporate field recordings, drones, infinite loops, synthesizers, effects pedals, drum machines and distorted vocals.

Sontag Shogun & Aaron Martin

Somewhere between a lullaby and a dirge, Sontag Shogun takes their lullanoise and tries to find the strange, eery moments that exist within beauty.

Sontag Shogun is an ambient, electronic piano trio comprised of former members from [the] slowest runner [in all the world]. Pooling their influences from modern classical, improvised and ambient musical spheres, they create longform shape-shifting compositions that are at times lush and melodic as well as textural and unpredictable.

Two thirds of the band:Jeremy Young(field recordings, tapes, amplified surfaces) and Ian Temple(electronic piano) collaborated with Cellist Aaron Martin for their show at Pageant : Soloveev Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

This performance was part of the series called: Fire Museum Presents.

The band’s music is available on their bandcamp page while Aaron Martin’s music is available on his bandcamp page.

Aaron Martin

Began his musical life at age 11, switching between guitar and drums. At the age of 17, he decided to change paths and learn how to play the cello, which he went on to study in college. While earning his music degree, he began to experiment with recording.

After creating several self-released collections of music, and graduating college, he recorded Almond, which caught the attention of the Australian label Preservation, and became his debut release.

He has gone on to record two more albums for Preservation, River Water and Chautauqua as well as one album for Experimedia called Worried about the Fire.

He has also collaborated with a variety of other musicians, including Machinefabriek, Part Timer, Dawn Smithson (as Winter’s Day), and Dag Rosenqvist (as From the Mouth of the Sun), with releases on Type, Dronarivm, Facture, and Under the Spire Recordings.

Aaron Martin lives and records in Topeka, Kansas. His music may be found on his bandcamp page.

This was Martin’s debut performance at Pageant: Soloveev Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. The performance was part of the series called: Fire Museum Presents.

Jesse Kudler and Ian Fraser

Jesse Kudler and Ian Fraser at Studio 34 in Philly

Jesse Kudler and Ian Fraser performed a set of their music for the Archer Spade crowd at Studio 34 In Philadelphia, PA.

While Fraser specializes in computer based digital compositions, Kudler works with analog devices (e.g. tapes) and his guitar.

I’d M Thfft Able

I’d M Thfft Able at Studio 34 In Philadelphia, PA

I’d M Thfft Able opened Archer Spade’s March 2013 event with a breath taking performance of [everything].

According to Archer Spade, I’d M Thfft Able(AKA I’d M Theft Able) is an improvising vocalist/frictist/texturalist (amongst other things) from Portland, ME.

He has played at various festivals, bars, living rooms, bathrooms, beaches, galleries, book stores, mansions, basements, birthday parties, across the United States, Canada, and Europe.