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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.

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Split/Red

Split/Red is an art punk band from Philadelphia:

Stephen Buono(guitar),
Nebadon Adams(vocals),
Matt Engle(bass),
TC Owens(guitar),
and
Ricardo Lagomasino(drums)

Serious Heft, their latest brain child, had just been released on New Atlantis Records. The video was captured during the record release show at Johnny Brenda’s.
The five-piece ensemble combines the attitude of the Stooges with Minutemen-style hooks that get stuck in your head.
The band equally embraces heavy riffs, up-beat grooves and twin guitar skronk that goes off the rails into a shred maelstrom.
Moreover, the quintet is a collective of Philly’s experimental and rock scenes, featuring members of Many Arms, Shot x Shot, and Make A Rising.

Blowdryer and The [Very] Bad Doctors had opened the set for Split/Red:

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Duo: Asimina Chremos & Zachary Darrup

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.

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*Shining Wizard*

*Shining Wizard* at Ortlieb’s

Played a set of their music for the crowds at Ortlieb’s in Philadelphia.

*Shining Wizard* is a noisy punk rock/free jazz duo from Montreal.

According to the band’s facebook page, the duo will play in any venue:

A satanist church,

A free jazz venue,

Some posh university library or a dive bar.

*Shining Wizard* is:

Alex Pelchat(guitar)

and

Farley Miller(drums)

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thisQuietArmy

 

thisQuietArmy at Eris Temple Arts Philadelphia, PA

thisQuietArmy is the experimental guitar-based project of Eric Quach from DestroyAllDreamers from Montreal, Canada.

thisQuietArmy’s music is best described as improvised drone: He takes his sonic experimentations further by adding textural and structural elements of post-punk/shoegaze, krautrock/spacerock & black/doom metal to them.

Furthermore, he uses hypnotic visuals to his performances.

This set was filmed in Eris Temple Arts Philadelphia, PA, a mecca for indie music in the city.

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Ben Shirley and the Scrimshaw Ensemble at The Uncertainty Music Series

July’s uncertainty music series featured Ben Shilrley(guitar) and the Scrimshaw Ensemble:
Nathan Bontrager on cello,
Adam Matlock on accordion,
Anne Rhodes voice,
& Carl Testa on bass.

The group performed a set of Ben’s original music followed by improvisational sets for duets. The group concluded the night by a piece for quintet written by Ben.

The Uncertainty music series is a regular event that takes place in Never Ending Books store on State Street in New Haven, CT.
For more information, please check their Facebook page or website.

Benjamin Shirley presents a set of his music featuring the Scrimshaw Ensemble consisting of Nathan Bontrager on cello, Adam Matlock on accordion, Ben Shirley on guitar, Carl Testa on bass and Anne Rhodes(voice)
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Noveller

was the second performer at Boston’s Spectacle last Saturday and performed a set of her ambient drone music using her guitar, violin bow and a bell among other things.

Noveller is based in Brooklyn, NY and is now preparing a new CD for release. Check out her last.fm page for details.