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Fire Museum Presents: Jake Meginsky

JAKE MEGINSKY (percussion/electronics) has collaborated and performed with such artists as Milford Graves, Alvin Lucier, Joan Labarbara, Greg Kelley, Bhob Rainey, Vic Rawlings, Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, William Parker, John Blum, Daniel Carter, Paul Flaherty, Arthur Brooks, Bill Nace, and John Truscinski.

HUCK magazine describes his work as “constantly transgressing the boundaries between acoustic and electronic, analog and digital” and continues, “invention is at the heart of Jake’s work even before he strikes a note.” Volcanic Tongue recently called Meginsky’s 2014 solo record, Lâ appel Du Vide, “a hallucinatory electro percussion masterpiece” and in the WIRE Magazine review of the album, Nick Cain writes, “the album uses little more than a couple of sounds, extracting often head spinning complexity from a minimum of means”.

Meginsky’s recordings can be found on Feeding Tube Records (Northampton, MA), Rel Records (Providence, RI), Open Mouth Records (Northampton, MA), Hells Half Halo (Seattle, WA), Wooden Finger Records (Belgium), Ultra Eczema Records (Belgium), and Ecstatic Peace Records (Northampton, MA). He recently remixed Body/Head’s (Kim Gordon & Bill Nace) “Last Mistress” for Matador Records (NYC).

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Membrane Channel presents: Jesse Kudler + Ethan Tripp at Vox Populi

The Philadelphia duo performed a set of their improvised electronic music at Vox Populi.

Jesse Kudler is a musician, composer and sound artist working in improvisation, collaboration, and site-specificity.
Guitar, electronics, radios, tapes, recordings and text.

Ethan Tripp loves music and listens to loads of it, especially audio phenomena that are not as easily categorized. He builds instruments, both acoustic and electronic, and makes music in various forms.

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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 interesting and unpredictable sounds out of them for over a decade. Occasionally, he has also presented himself as a more serious composer of re-performable written music. Keywords: amplification, magnification, obfuscation, systems design, game theory, patterns, human error, accident, failure. Although a firm believer in the axiom that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” he ceased collecting his instruments from piles of junk left on the curb several years ago, fearing he might bring home bedbugs. He additionally runs the small-press music label Copy For Your Records.

Bhob Rainey (Philadelphia)

Bhob Rainey is an award-winning composer / performer, saxophonist, and sound designer. In 1998, with trumpeter Greg Kelley, he founded the duo Nmperign, which quickly became a model for a new phase of non-idiomatic improvisation often referred to as “lowercase” or “EAI” (Electroacoustic Improvisation). In 2000 he founded The BSC, an improvising large ensemble, in which he developed techniques for an improvisational discipline that were eventually outlined in his 2011 publication, Manual. Throughout the late 1990’s and early 2000’s he performed globally and collaborated with numerous improvisers of both the (then) current and previous generations, including Axel Dörner, Andrea Neumann, Günter Müller, Michel Doneda, Lê Quan Ninh, and many others.

By the mid-2000’s, while continuing to work in the realm of improvisation, Rainey began to produce electronic and algorithmic works. He spent five years collaborating with German composer Ralf Wehowsky (RLW) on the 2007 release, I don’t think I can see you tonight, which, along with Nmperign and Jason Lescalleet’s Love Me Two Times (2006), established him as a formidable electronic composer who synthesizes streams of Musique Concréte, computer music, and improvisation.

Throughout his career, Rainey has sought out cross-discipline collaborations, working with dancers, filmmakers, and theater companies. From 2012-2014 he worked with theater company New Paradise Labs to create The Adults, which premiered at the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival to much acclaim. He created the soundtrack to Leah Ross’s 2013 film, Levitate, which premiered that year at the Rooftop Film Festival in New York City, and he performed live in Jungwoong Kim’s and Marion Ramirez’s site-specific dance work, Capsized, at the National Asian American Theater Festival in Philadelphia in 2014.

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The H-O-T Series of Philadelphia: March 2015

The H-O-T Series of Philadelphia is a monthly series curated by dance artist Loren Groenendaal and experimental percussionist flandrew fleisenberg that features improvisational dance, music, and other experimental performance from local and touring artists.

For March, the series included six movements:

Movement I

Megan Stern, dance and movement
flandrew fleisenberg, the unique percussionist and sound creator
and
Connor Przybyszewski, trombone

Movement II – Sounding and Moving “Collaboration #20”

Bil Wa
Jasmin Schaitl
Amy Jean
and
Julie Verdone

Movement III

Mauri Walton, dance & movement
Scott Prato, guitar

Movement IV

Julie Verdone, dance
William Clarke-Fields, electronics

Movement V

Megan Stern
Mauri Walton
Loren Groenendaal
William Clarke-Fields
Connor Przybyszewski
Scott Prato

Movement VI

flandrew fleisenberg, the unique percussionist and sound creator
Bil Wa
Jasmin Schaitl

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i’m with joo won @ fidget

The experimental, free, electro-acoustic Trio performed at 
fidget performance space in Philadelphia, PA.

Bonnie Kane: sax, flute, electronics
Flandrew Fleisenberg: drums
Joo Won Park: electronics, toys

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I’M WITH JOO WON

The experimental, free, electro-acoustic Trio performed at
Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Bonnie Kane saxophone, flute, electronics
Flandrew Fleisenberg drums
Joo Won Park electronics, toys