In Memoriam: Lou Cohen & John Cage

Variations III By John Cage

Seven2 is one of Cage’s late numbers’ pieces scored for bass flute, bass clarinet, bass trombone, unspecified percussion, cello and contrabass. In the scores for the number pieces, Cage used time bracketed short fragments to create parts which emerge in and out of silence and the overall tapestry of the ensemble. Variations III, another of… Continue reading In Memoriam: Lou Cohen & John Cage

Christos Koulendro[u]s

Christos Koulendrous = Christos Koulendros

Christos Koulendros is a sound sculptor from Lowell Massachusetts and the island of Cyprus, engaged in a life long struggle to unlearn the propaganda of academic study as a means to spiritual freedom. He studied both western and eastern styles with amazing and illuminated teachers, then abandoned writing for the sake of building a One… Continue reading Christos Koulendro[u]s

XFest

XFest 2016

Open Field Initiative and 119 Gallery present XFest 2016, a festival of improvised music, visuals and movement.      

Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

The second installment of the Spectrum Ensemble took place at the Whole Shebang in South Philadelphia. In contrast to the Rotunda performance, smaller groups of musicians performed sets of improvised music, occasionally joining forces in bigger groups and making a bigger sound. The Ensemble features musicians from the core Archer Spade(Dan Blacksberg, Nick Millevoi), Kud… Continue reading Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

Archer Spade Presents: Spectrum Ensemble at The Rotunda

Archer Spade Spectrum Ensemble

Featuring 24 of Philadelphia’s Outest Musicians, the brainchild of Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi played a series of Sunday Matinee concerts in and around The City Of Brotherly Love. The ensemble featured musicians from the core Archer Spade(Dan Blacksberg, Nick Millevoi), Kud (Jesse Kudler), Van Sutra (Julius Masri and George Draguns), Sirius JuJu, Bender /… Continue reading Archer Spade Presents: Spectrum Ensemble at The Rotunda

Fire Museum Presents: Bill Nace + Steve Baczkowski

Fire Museum Presents Bill Nace + Steve Baczkowski

Bill Nace is one of the premiere avant-garde guitarists active today. He has one of the most personal and unique pallets of sound ever to be culled from an electric guitar. Nace creates a distinct, mind-bending cacophony and focuses his textures with intense precision and control. He works under various guises (Body/Head with Kim Gordon,… Continue reading Fire Museum Presents: Bill Nace + Steve Baczkowski

Fire Museum Presents: AKNKVN

Fire Museum Presents AKNKVN

aknkvn is a duo based in Tokyo and has been performing free improv and noise in tandem since 2009. Akihiko Akkun Ando is an alto saxophonist born in Chiba, Japan in 1986. Since moving to Tokyo in 2001, he has been an active member of underground music scenes in both Tokyo and Kansai in western… Continue reading Fire Museum Presents: AKNKVN

Fire Museum Presents: Lead Pipe

Fire Museum Presents Lead Pipe

Lead Pipe is sound artists Stephanie Bonham & Paul Irvin Brinkley. Stephanie moved to Philadelphia from Austin in 2013. Her soundscapes incorporate field recordings, drones, infinite loops, synthesizers, effects pedals, drum machines and distorted vocals. She is joined by longtime collaborator Paul Irvin Brinkley , manipulating radio and records. Brinkley played bass synth with Lead… Continue reading Fire Museum Presents: Lead Pipe

Bowerbird presents: Keroaän = Ian M Fraser + Reed Evan Rosenberg

BOWERBIRD PRESENTS: KEROAÄN = IAN M FRASER + REED EVAN ROSENBERG

KEROAÄN is a collaborative research project between Ian M Fraser and Reed Evan Rosenberg exploring composition of electronic music by artificial intelligence. Pieces are diffused in real time with no human intervention whatsoever as the machine agent manipulates the qualities of chosen non-standard synthesis and microsound techniques. In live diffusions, the machine agent additionally controls… Continue reading Bowerbird presents: Keroaän = Ian M Fraser + Reed Evan Rosenberg

Membrane Channel presents: aaron zarzutzki + richard kamerman + bhob rainey

Membrane Channel presents aaron zarzutzki + richard kamerman + bhob rainey

Aaron Zarzutzki (Chicago) Aaron Zarzutzki is an improviser of various sorts. He works primarily with misuse and perversion of objects and systems. Virtuosity, volatility, futility, and capability are thought of. Zarzutzki currently lives, works, and plays in Chicago. Richard Kamerman (New York) Richard Kamerman has been breaking electronics and crashing computers while trying to coax… Continue reading Membrane Channel presents: aaron zarzutzki + richard kamerman + bhob rainey