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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 (Jesse Kudler), Van Sutra (Julius Masri and George Draguns), Sirius JuJu, Bender / Stein / Tini, and Press / Connor Przybyszewski / Gottlieb-Hollis , thee Eric Carbonara and many many more.

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Archer Spade Presents: Spectrum Ensemble at The Rotunda

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 / Stein / Tini, and Press / Connor Przybyszewski / Gottlieb-Hollis , thee Eric Carbonara and many many more.

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Graffito Works at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Steven Weisz, founder of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, has brought numerous dance programs to the greater Philadelphia region.

His latest brainchild, Graffito Works (translated as “little scribbles” of movement), presented at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.

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.

The performance featured improvisational dance with movement spontaneously created and inspired by the surrounding environment.

Asimina Chremos
Loren Groenendaal
Beau Hancock
JungWoong Kim
Megan Mazarick
Marion Ramirez
Jenny Sawyer
Julius Masri
&
Steven Weisz

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Graffito Works at Grounds For Sculpture

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.

Movers:
Asimina Chremos
Lee Fogel
Meg Foley
Loren Groenendaal
Beau Hancock
Adam Kerbel
JungWoong Kim
Megan Mazarick
Marion Ramirez
Jenny Sawyer
Zornitsa Stoyanova

Music:
Julius Masri

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Little Berlin Presents The Black Light Trio: Verrastro + Masri + Fishkin

The trio is:

Scott Verrastro, Percussion
Julius Masri, Percussion
David Fishkin, Saxophone

Scott Verrastro is a Kohoutek drummer and percussionist, who has collaborated with Peter Brotzmann, John Dikeman, and Khan Jamal. Joining him is percussionist Julius Masri and saxophonist David Fishkin.

Julius Masri, born in Lebanon, started playing music state side in the early 90s. He attended Bard College where he studied composition with Joan Tower, percussion with Thurman Barker (AACM), and experimental sonic improvisation with Richard Teitelbaum (MEV). Aside from focusing on trap set and circuit bent electronics, Julius stays up late at night worrying about the gray space between the immediate transcending experience of sonic phenomenon, the immediate aural complacency when confronting idiomatic music, and the attempt to reconcile both worlds in the most uncomfortable fashion possible. He currently performs in Chakra Khan/Air Pirates, Electric Simcha, TinMouth, Q-1, as well as many pickup projects with creative people in any number of artistic denominations. Julius is an Aries, and loathes walks on the beach.

David Fishkin was not born so much as he shot out like a cannonball. He started playing saxophone at age 7. Later, he attended Oberlin College. In between semesters, he studied with the great Philadelphia-based saxophone player Odean Pope. Since then, David has worked as a musician and teacher.

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The H-O-T Series of Philadelphia at Mascher Space

is a monthly series curated by dance artist Loren Groenendaal and experimental percussionist flandrew fleisenberg and features improvisational dance, music, and other experimental performances from local and touring artists.

The January performance took place at Mascher Space and featured a duet by fleisenberg and Jodi Obeid:

Another duet by Rori Smith and Drake Tyler:

And then a collective piece performed by:

Mike Bullock, Modular synth
Linda Bullock, video
flandrew fleisenberg, percussion
Julius Masri, expert playing of a surprise
Drake Tyler, Electronics
Loren Groenendaal
Jodi Obeid
and
Rori Smith

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Fire Museum Presents: Nick Millevoi’s Bug Out! Quintet

The Nick Millevoi of Many Arms, Deveykus, The Archer Spade Music Series and many more musical projects debuted his latest and greatest brainchild: The Nick Millevoi Bug Out! Quintet.

Explorers of free improv jazz, the Quintet is:

Nick Millevoi, guitar

Dan Blacksberg, trombone

Julius Masri, circuit bent electronics

Pete McRae, bass

Ricardo Lagomasino, drum

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Trio: Mette Rasmussen, Devin Hoff and Julius Masri

Fire Museum & James Wadsworth Strong Present:

Mette Rasmussen, Saxophone

Devin Hoff, Bass Guitar

and

Julius Masri, Drums and percussion

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Quartets Without Borders

Fire Museum presents:

Simone Weissenfels, piano (Leipzig, Germany)

Shayna Dulberger, bass (NYC)

Julius Masri, drums (Philadelphia)

Keir Neuringer, reeds and Saxophone (Philadelphia)

The quartet performed a set of improvisational music at The Rotunda, Philadelphia.

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Beyond Jazz From Philadelphia and Brooklyn

A quartet of Philadelphians and Brooklynites took the stage at Legion Bar by storm with a set of their improvisatory Free Jazz music.

The quartet performed the opening set of OutNow Music Nights and included:

Keir Neuringer, Alto Sax
Yoni Kretzmer, Tenor Sax
Shayna Dulberger, Double Bass
&
Julius Masri, Drums

OutNow Music Nights is a weekly Williamsburg based series dedicated to Improv, Free Jazz, Out Jazz and beyond…