Society of Composers at Berklee presents their fall semester concert. The concert celebrates and embraces diversity and inclusion at a time when people are becoming more divided than ever. Compositions span a wide variety of themes and styles, and are performed by Berklee students with additional special guests from the community. All compositions are premieres,… Continue reading Society Of Composers (Berklee College) Fall Concert 2016
Open Field Initiative and 119 Gallery present XFest 2016, a festival of improvised music, visuals and movement.
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
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
Jooklo Duo is the Italian duo of Virginia Genta and David Vanzan. The duo performed a set of their improvisational music for the ecstatic “Fire Museum Presents” crowd at House Gallery 1816 in Fishtown. The set included the following musicians: Virginia Genta: tenor and soprano sax, clarinet David Vanzan: drums Brandon Lopez: bass and Keir… Continue reading Fire Museum Presents: Jooklo Duo + Brandon Lopez + Keir Neuringer
Jarrett Gilgore is just making his mark in the Philadelphia jazz scene. Originally from Philadelphia, Gilgore lives in Baltimore where he studied at the Peabody Conservatory. Down in Baltimore he can be seen performing with people like John Dierker, Will Redman, Anthony Pirog, and Dave Ballou. Matt Engle has been an active member of the… Continue reading Little Berlin Presents: Jarrett Gilgore + Matt Engle + Michael Szekely
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.… Continue reading Little Berlin Presents The Black Light Trio: Verrastro + Masri + Fishkin
Fire Museum & James Wadsworth Strong Present: Mette Rasmussen, Saxophone Devin Hoff, Bass Guitar and Julius Masri, Drums and percussion
Mette Rasmussen is a danish saxophone player based in Trondheim, Norway. She works in the field of improvised music, drawing from a wide range of influences. She spans from free jazz to textural soundwork. She works on exploring the natural rawness of her instrument and dives in to experimenting on what the saxophone is capable… Continue reading Mette Rasmussen
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.