Andrew Dieck is a poet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His poetry has appeared in The Death and Life of American Cities, The West Wind Review, Gerry Mulligan and The Bard Papers. He is an editor at O’clock Press.
Twins of El Dorado is a modern art song ensemble featuring vocalist Kristin Slipp and trumpeter Joe Moffett.
By turns playful, ritualistic, and downright bizarre, the duo performs original texts and music, and also explores the works of others, from medieval choral music to pieces by saxophonist Steve Lacy.
Zachary Darrup is a musician who uses a prepared guitar and an assortment of objects to create his soundscapes.
Asimina Chremos is a dancer/artist with interests in the continua between form and flow, nature and culture, repetition and change, and discipline and pleasure.
This was the duo’s first collaboration at Angler Movement Art Center in Philly.
Fire Museum & James Wadsworth Strong Present:
Mette Rasmussen, Saxophone
Devin Hoff, Bass Guitar
Julius Masri, Drums and percussion
Mette Rasmussen is a danish saxophone player based in Trondheim, Norway.
She works in the field of improvised music, drawing from a wide range of influences. She spans from free jazz to textural soundwork.
She works on exploring the natural rawness of her instrument and dives in to experimenting on what the saxophone is capable of in sound and expression, with and without preparations.
Carbonara’s music draws on an array of rich musical styles from Andalusian Roma-Flamenco to Hindustani classical.
Over the years he has developed a unique exalted pidgin style of playing that covers a wide emotional terrain from meditative calm to restless unease by combining self-taught, free form classical and flamenco techniques with those learned from formal studies in India from master Hindustani slide guitarist, Debashish Bhattacharya.
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.