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 to Two Man Orchestra with electro acoustic instruments.
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.
Graffito Works Presents a Performance inspired by Robert Lobe’s “In the Forest Drawn of Metal” featuring Forest Projects, Collaborative Works with Kathleen Gilje.
The performance took place at the West Gallery, Grounds For Sculpture.
Steven Weisz’s brainchild, Graffito Works, is a unique platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.
Work is created in non-traditional spaces, challenging artists to push the boundaries of their craft, while making their work relevant and accessible to a wider audience.
This performance featured improvisational dance with movement spontaneously created and inspired by the exhibition In The Forest of Drawn Metal by artist Robert Lobe, currently on display at Grounds For Sculpture.
Boing! is an exploration of bouncing and swirling, created as a fusion of music, dance, performance, and installation.
A kinesthetically playful and aurally rich experience, Boing! delivers child-like fun with sophisticated composition.
This work features an ensemble of crafty performers moving and sounding within thousands of ping-pong balls and an array of cooking pots, forming a stunning visual and sonic experience with “a satisfying cacophony of pings and pops. . . and delicious silence”, in the words of Beau Hancock from ThINKingDANCE.
Designed by Flandrew Fleisenberg and Loren Groenendaal. Performed by Sean Thomas Boyt, Fleisenberg, Groenendaal, Jenny Sawyer, Kelly Turner, and Elizabeth Weinstein.
A trio of:
Guillaume Garaud. Guitar + Objects
Jack Wright, Saxophone
Jean-Philippe Gomez, Synthesizer Analog + Voice
Performed at Pageant: Soloveev Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
Flandrew Fleisenberg plays percussion on an assortment of everyday ephemera and modified drum parts that he has reduced and eroded through a process of playing and breaking.
A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with a focus on conceptual art, he is musically self-taught and has developed a cadre of idiosyncratic techniques that are all his own.
Fleisenberg has been involved in the improvised and creative music community since 2001 performing solo, in ad-hoc improv groupings and in set projects. Additionally, he organizes an ongoing series of performances at the flopera house in Boston.
Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell are a one-of-a-kind trumpet and accordion duo whose performances find the common thread in klezmer, original concert music, and improvisation, interpretations of Romantic-era composers, pop music and more.
Accordionist Patrick Farrell (Yo-Yo Ma, Frank London, Yiddish Art Trio) and trumpeter Ben Holmes (Slavic Soul Party!, Ben Holmes Quartet, Brooklyn Qawwali Party) bring together a unique array of experiences to present a truly original program of music ranging from the 19th-21st Century and beyond.
Antti Tolvi is a self-taught, multi-talented musician. Born in Panelia on the west coast of Finland, he began making music with his brothers, untutored.
From 2000-2001 he studied classical Indian music in Varanasi, and this marked a turning point in his perception of music.
On returning to his native Finland, Tolvi became embroiled in Free Jazz for a number of years, until a recent relocation to the countryside pushed him ever more towards solo improvisation – deriving inspiration from, in Antti’s own words: harmonies, overtones, going into sound, no ends, no starts, from nothing comes something, just perfect, peace…
Fursaxa is a USA-based acid folk or freak folk project led by Tara Burke of Pennsylvania.. Her home-recordings feature many instruments in addition to her heavily overdubbed vocals on a 4-track recorder.
The writings of Medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen, Vladimir Nabokov, and Mircea Eliade have influenced the lyrics and mood of Burke’s work.
This performance was part of “Fire Museum Presents” series and took place at Brickbat Books.
Fursaxa’s music may be found on project’s blog.
Toshimaru Nakamura, Tokyo’s experimental music artist, is visiting the United States for a week of performances with Many Arms.
Nakamura was joined by a collection of Archer Spade musicians for his first show:
Nakamaru and Many Arms’ show schedule is shown on the band’s website.