Upcoming Concerts

WILTED WOMAN at Café Fixe
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

LAWRENCE ENGLISH + JOHN CHANTLER (Room40)
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PHILL NIBLOCK + BYRON WESTBROOK
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SEAMUS WILLIAMS at Café Fixe
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

WILTED WOMAN at Café Fixe
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Non-Event Presents
Our September Experimental Coffee House
featuring

WILTED WOMAN

Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
617-879-2500
8 p.m./$5

WILTED WOMAN is the solo moniker of Eel Burn, currently residing between Berlin, Germany and Providence, RI. Wilted Woman makes electronic dance music, sort of, with elements reaching from noise to industrial and musique concrète. Ad Hoc described recent release Bio Inspo as "a diversely entangled web of modulating, mutant melodies, full of stuttering syncopations that surround you, bouncing in polyrhythmic, spatially aware patterns Reminiscent of the sound of a broken computer attempting dial-up, only with an interference in the connection.” Wilted Woman can also make you a website, shelving unit, tiny computer or grayscale poster, all for a friendly price.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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LAWRENCE ENGLISH + JOHN CHANTLER (Room40)
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Non-Event and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum present

LAWRENCE ENGLISH
JOHN CHANTLER

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02467 (map)
Doors: 6:30pm, Performance: 7:00pm
Admission:
Door: $15 general admission / $10 members/students
Advance: $12 general admission / $8 members/students

Eventbrite - Non-Event and Waterworks Museum Present a Concert with Lawrence English and John Chantler

Tea and cookies will be provided
Parking is limited, so bike, walk, or take the T, if you can!

LAWRENCE ENGLISH is composer, media artist, and curator, based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception via live performance and installation to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.

He is the founder of the Room40 label, which celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year.

>>Listen to his most recent album Wilderness of Mirrors

JOHN CHANTLER is an experimental musician and curator, born in Australia, now based in Sweden, whose work is currently centered around the modular synthesizer system that he first explored in a trio album with Lawrence English and the Japanese musician Tujiko Noriko in 2009

This summer John Chantler will release Still Light, Outside, which is an extended suite in four parts for pipe organ and electronics that combines passages of stark minimalism centred at the bodily invasive extremes of the organ’s register with striking explosions of colour; massed chords shot through with heavy distortion and electronics that operate according to their own dream logic.

>>Watch a Sonic Close-Ups video interview with John Chantler

This program is supported in part by grants from the Boston Cultural Council and the Brookline Commission for the Arts, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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PHILL NIBLOCK + BYRON WESTBROOK
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Non-Event and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum present

PHILL NIBLOCK
performing "Ronet" (with Neil Leonard, saxophone) and "Bag"
BYRON WESTBROOK

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02467 (map)
Doors: 6:30pm, Performance: 7:00pm
Admission:
Door: $15 general admission / $10 members/students
Advance: $12 general admission / $8 members/students

Eventbrite - Non-Event and Waterworks Museum Present a Concert with Phil Niblock and Byron Westbrook

Tea and cookies will be provided
Parking is limited, so bike, walk, or take the T, if possible

PHILL NIBLOCK is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Often, he simultaneously presents films/videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time. He was born in Indiana in 1933. Since the mid-60's he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world among which: The Museum of Modern Art; The Wadsworth Atheneum; the Kitchen; the Paris Autumn Festival; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; ZKM; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard; World Music Institute at Merkin Hall NYC.

Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 (about 1000 performances) and the curator of EI's XI Records label. In 1993 he was part of the formation of an Experimental Intermedia organization in Gent, Belgium -- EI v.z.w. Gent -- which supports an artist-in-residence house and installations there. Phill Niblock's music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode and Touch labels. A DVD of films and music is available on the Extreme label.

BYRON WESTBROOK is an artist and musician based in Brooklyn NY. His electronic sound interventions play with dynamics of perception of space, presented as multi-channel audio performances or as installation work using video or lighting. He has shown work at ICA London, Cafe OTO (London), Clocktower Gallery, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Diapason Gallery, Eyebeam (NYC), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Instants Chavirés (Paris), The LAB (San Francisco), International House (Philadelphia), VIVO (Vancouver), O’ (Milan), LOOP Festival (Barcelona), among others. He has an MFA from Bard College and has been an artist in residence at Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Clocktower Gallery, Wassaic Project and Diapason Gallery. He has releases on Sedimental, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Three:Four Records and will have an LP out in 2015 on Root Strata.

NEIL LEONARD is a composer, saxophonist and interdisciplinary artist. His work ranges from solo concerts for saxophone/live electronics, to works for orchestra, audio/video installation and sound for dance, theater and performance.

Leonard is the Artistic Director of Berklee College of Music's Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. He is currently on the Fulbright Specialist Roster and is a Research Affiliate at M.I.T. program in Art, Culture and Technology.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Boston Cultural Council and the Brookline Commission for the Arts, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

It is also supported in part by the generous support of WZBC 90.3 FM

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SEAMUS WILLIAMS at Café Fixe
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Non-Event Presents
Our October Experimental Coffee House
featuring

SEAMUS WILLIAMS

Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
617-879-2500
8 p.m./$5

SEAMUS WILLIAMS has been working out of Worcester for the past 8 years as a painter, collagist and radio deejay at WCUW 91.3 FM. Williams works with the reproductive and physical qualities of tape alongside analog electronics to explore nothingness, collective meaning, and decay. Most of his tape collages are done under the pseudonym TVE while he maintains his improvisation practices in the free bloop duo Lean, the network trio LAN, and the free sleaze group Cruudesuces.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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TOMAS KORBER + KONUS QUARTETT
Goethe-Institut Boston
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Non-Event + swissnex Boston present

TOMAS KORBER + KONUS QUARTETT
with LAURA CETILIA

Program
Tomas Korber, Musik für ein Feld
Tomas Korber + Laura Cetilia (duo)
Jürg Frey, Mémoire, Horizon

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m. (doors: 7:30pm)
Tickets
Advance: $8 / $5 members and students
At the Door: $10 / $8 members and students

The KONUS QUARTETT (four saxophones) is a Swiss chamber ensemble devoted to the performance of original contemporary compositions, which are often contrasted with older works performed in arrangement for saxophone. With their adventurous programming, the quartet has established itself as an important voice for contemporary and experimental music.

The quartet has commissioned original works by numerous contemporary composers, such as Barry Guy, Urs Peter Schneider, Tomas Korber, Phill Niblock, Makiko Nishikaze, and Jürg Frey.

Born in 1979 in Zurich, Swiss-Spanish composer/improviser TOMAS KORBER has been active since the early 90’s. He has performed solo as well as in collaboration with such musicians as Günter Müller, Norbert Möslang, Otomo Yoshihide, Lê Quan Ninh, Toshimaru Nakamura, Stephan Wittwer, Jason Kahn, Thomas Ankersmit,  Sachiko M, Christian Weber, Keith Rowe, Christian Wolfarth, Kazuya Ishigami, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Lionel Marchetti, Charlotte Hug, Adam Sonderberg, Mattin, and Taku Unami.

In 2009 Tomas was awarded a biannual artist residency in New York City by the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Zurich. Korber has studied psychology and computer science at the University of Zurich and holds a Master of Science degree.

Born and raised on the east side of Los Angeles, LAURA CETILIA leads the life of a chamber and orchestral musician, concert presenter, electronic musician, and music educator. Classically trained, Laura graduated with distinction from the School of Music at Indiana University and received her Master's degree in cello performance from Wichita State University where she was awarded a position with the Graduate String Quartet. In Spring 2011, she worked with composer David Behrman during a residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts where she also collaborated with video artist Naho Taruishi on the audiovisual piece Corner Projection No. 6. As a soloist, she is comfortable working with and without electronics, most recently at the PHI Centre in Montreal as part of a series of performances organized in conjunction with the Ryoji Ikeda exhibition. In addition to her solo work, she is a member of the electroacoustic ensemble Mem1 with partner Mark Cetilia, and performs avant-garde chamber music with violist Robin Streb in their duo Suna No Onna. Suna No Onna has premiered works by composers André Cormier, Jürg Frey and Antoine Beuger in performances throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and swissnexboston

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ED OSBORN at Café Fixe
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Non-Event Presents
Our November Experimental Coffee House
featuring

ED OSBORN

Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
617-879-2500
8 p.m./$5

ED OSBORN works with many forms of electronic media including installation, video, sound, and performance. He has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Creative Work Fund, and Arts International and been awarded residencies from the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, the Banff Centre, STEIM (Amsterdam), and EMPAC (Troy, NY). He has presented his work at SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA), the singuhr-hörgalerie (Berlin, Germany), Artspace (Sydney, Australia), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), Kiasma (Helsinki, Finland), and MassMOCA (North Adams, MA), He is Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Brown University (Providence, RI).

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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TETUZI AKIYAMA, JASON KAHN, BRYAN EUBANKS, TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA at SMFA
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Non-Event and SMFA present

TETUZI AKIYAMA, JASON KAHN, BRYAN EUBANKS, TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA
ANNE-F JACQUES + TIM OLIVE

School of the Museum of Fine Arts
230 The Fenway, Room 202
Boston, MA
8pm / $15 general admission / $10 members + students / FREE for SMFA students

TETUZI AKIYAMA is one of Japan's most active experimental guitarists. He manages to successfully bridge many directions in his music, ranging from Texas boogie and free noise to highly restrained acoustic work.

TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA has made a name for himself since the late 1990's in improvised and experimental electronic music with his use of the no-input mixing board, an instrument yielding a wide range of sonic possibilities within the framework of a chaotic feedback system he has developed over many solo and collaborative concerts.

BRYAN EUBANKS is active as a composer of electronic music and as an improviser. He plays the soprano saxophone both as acoustic instrument and as part of a unique feedback system built and designed by himself, using open circuit boards and custom analog circuitry.

On drum set, JASON KAHN's playing swings across a wide spectrum of approaches, ranging from ecstatic propulsion and rhythmic drive to abstract sound textures using a variety of found metal objects and cymbals.

Together, these musicians will fuse free improvisation, noise, experimental electronics and the uncategorizable in a fresh and vibrant approach to group playing and spontaneous music creation.

ANNE-F JACQUES and TIM OLIVE use handmade, idiosyncratic instrumentation to produce and amplify detailed sound textures, from fine-grained to coarse. Anne-F’s “rotating devices” refer to small electric motors which are modified, manipulated and amplified; Tim’s “magnetic pickups” are the engine of a devolved one-string electric guitar. They share a tactile, lo-tech approach to improvised sound composition, manipulating diverse objects and materials in conjunction with somewhat unpredictable audio pickup/amplification systems to create a music in turns serene and agitated, pellucid and dense, fluid and gritty.

Their collaboration began in July 2013, when Japan-residing Olive was in Montreal for a series of performances. A day of recording in Jacques’s studio resulted in "Dominion Mills", a CD released on 845 Audio in 2014 which received excellent critical reviews. The duo then organized a tour of Japan in November 2014, where they played in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya and Tokyo, performing as a duo and with local musicians, including Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

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