Upcoming Concerts

LIZ TONNE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

LURE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

MICHAEL PISARO
performing Transparent City
The Yard (John Hancock Tower)
Friday, August 17, 2018

LIZ TONNE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Non-Event Presents
Our July Experimental Coffee House
featuring

LIZ TONNE

Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA
7 p.m. /$5

Liz Tonne is an improvisor and interpreter of contemporary composition. Using an array of extended vocal techniques, her work explores the edge of the voice as an instrument. Her vocalizations tease out unarticulated psychological states, sometimes through singing, but often in the mimicry of everyday sounds, conjuring unspoken memories and forgotten languages.

Currently residing in Dallas, her recent projects there have included the installation, Grubnik + Suzanne, created in collaboration with artists Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe and exhibited at the Nasher Sculpture Center for the city's 2018 Soluna Festival.

Tonne was a Boston based vocal artist throughout the 1990's and early 2000's collaborating in numerous groups that helped define Boston’s electro-acoustic aesthetic. As a member of the pioneering ensemble, undr quartet, she contributed to the presentation of a new wave of ambient minimalism expressed at the turn of the century referred to as lowercase music. Tonne was contiguously a member of The BSC, a group of eight electro-acoustic musicians who translated a mature and orchestral form of improvised music under the curatorship of Bhob Rainey.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts and the Boston Cultural Council, both local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Boston Cultural Council is administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.

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LURE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Non-Event Presents
Our August Experimental Coffee House
featuring

LURE

Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA
7 p.m. /$5

LURE is the solo project of Allison O. Utilizing field recordings and programmed audio Lure creates a haunting digital language over archived landscapes that often play with audible/inaudible sound and toy with chaotic and semi-repetitive noise. Lure explores the parameters of physical location and being inside/outside, gyrating in a concrete environment in a style alluding towards club culture and the phenomena of belonging to a sonic environment.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts and the Boston Cultural Council, both local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Boston Cultural Council is administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.

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MICHAEL PISARO
The Yard (John Hancock Tower)
Friday, August 17, 2018


Photo: Yuko Zama

Non-Event presents

MICHAEL PISARO
performing Transparent City

The Yard (John Hancock Tower, 6th Floor)
120 St James Avenue (use St. James entrance)
Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm
Tickets: $10 general admission / $8 students & Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Michael Pisaro, Transparent City

Advance ticket sales encouraged! Cash only at the door

MICHAEL PISARO (born 1961 in Buffalo, New York) is a guitarist and composer. He is member of the Wandelweiser collective. While, like other members of Wandelweiser, Pisaro is known for pieces of long duration with periods of silence, in the past fifteen years his work has branched out in many directions, including work with field recording, electronics, improvisation and large ensembles of very different kinds of instrumental constitution. Called “patient, unpredictable, exceedingly beautiful” by the New York Times, Pisaro’s music has been featured on many recordings in the last decade. Ben Ratliff of the Times writes: “The American composer Michael Pisaro likes his music to develop as a slow-motion force, with adjustments of tone and pitch and instrumentation so long-brewing that you lose your awareness of the player’s hand and the composer’s will.”

Pisaro has a long-standing collaboration with percussionist Greg Stuart, with over thirty collaborations (pieces and recordings) to date, including their 3-disc set, Continuum Unbound from 2014. The work together on Pisaro’s evening length work for 100 percussion, A wave and waves, was featured at the Melbourne Festival (October, 2015) and Atlanta’s Elevate festival (October, 2016), the Big Ears (Knoxville, March, 2017) and Banff (July 2017). Recent portrait concerts of his music have been given in London, Paris, New York, Santiago, St. Petersburg, Lille, The Hague, Tokyo, Glasgow, Moscow, Chicago, Wrocław, Munich, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Warsaw, Oslo, Madrid, Brussels, Montpelier, Caracas, Boston, Melbourne, Berlin, Houston, Bologna, Trondheim, Amsterdam, Nantes, Mexico City, Seattle and elsewhere. Recordings of his work have been released by Edition Wandelweiser Records, erstwhile records, New World Records, Hubro, Potlatch, another timbre, meena/ftarri, slubmusic, Cathnor, Senufo Editions, Intonema, winds measure, HEM Berlin and on Pisaro's own imprint, Gravity Wave.

Non-Event's programming is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

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