Upcoming Concerts

R. ANDREW LEE (piano)
Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, March 4, 2016

JENIFER GELINEAU at Café Fixe
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

STEPHEN VITIELLO + NEIL LEONARD
Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, March 11, 2016

THE NECKS with DELEUZER
Goethe-Institut Boston
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

ISABELLA at Café Fixe
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Non-Event Presents
Our February Experimental Coffee House
featuring

ISABELLA

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

ISABELLA (Koen, formerly SITTING ADULT) only recently emerged from her bedroom studio to share her odd, off-beat impressions of acid and techno. As an outlet to breach the static form, she uses a quirky collection of synthesizers and drum machines to explore texture, fluidity and boundaries within sound. Building and maintaining an oscillating structure for one to interact with. A concept thats fitting. Moving spaces.

A love for early musique concrete, acoustic phenomena and sound performance can often be found woven into her work. An homage to what inspires her deeply. She aims to strike up sonic conversations and investigate theories of auditory perception on the dance floor. She has recently played with Jahiliyya Fields, Patricia, l.lewis, Wilted Woman and Mike Servito.

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R. ANDREW LEE
Houben, Epstein, and Knight
Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, March 4, 2016

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present

R. ANDREW LEE (piano)
performing
Eva-Maria Houben – Go and Stop
Paul Epstein – Changes 3, Changes 6, Drawing No. 6
Adrian Knight – Obsessions

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Doors: 7:30pm | Music: 8pm
$15 general admission / $10 Non-Event members & students

Eventbrite - R. Andrew Lee (piano)

Pianist R. Andrew Lee is one of the foremost interpreters of minimal music. He has been described as having “consistently impressive solo releases” (New York Times), and his CD, Eva-Maria Houben: Piano Music, was chosen by Alex Ross in The New Yorker as one of the Top 10 Classical Recordings of 2013. In his tenure with the Irritable Hedgehog label, he has recorded eight albums, including the premiere recording of Dennis Johnson’s 5-hour minimalist epic, November, which was selected by Time Out New York as the best classical recording of 2013.

Lee has dedicated himself to the performance and recording of new music. He has premiered or released the premiere recording of compositions by many composers whose work lie on the boundaries of minimal music. Current projects include a 3+ hour commission for piano and live electronics from Randy Gibson and a disc of music by Paul A. Epstein, whose music lies at the intersection of total serialism and minimalism.

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JENIFER GELINEAU at Café Fixe
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Non-Event Presents
Our March Experimental Coffee House
featuring

JENIFER GELINEAU

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

JENIFER GELINEAU of Holyoke, MA explores timbres and textures through the traditional and nontraditional interactions between acoustic, electronic, percussive, and bowed instruments to create a dreamlike (or nightmarish) auditory experience. In addition to her solo work, she has a number of collaborative projects, including Phurnne (with Stephanie Germaine and Andrea Pensado) Donkey No No (with Omeed Goodarzi and Ted Lee), MoNsTaRs (with Willie Gussin), and Egg, Eggs (WMass Weirdo Collective).

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STEPHEN VITIELLO + NEIL LEONARD
Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, March 11, 2016

Non-Event presents

STEPHEN VITIELLO + NEIL LEONARD duo (quadraphonic)

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m. (doors: 7:30pm)
Tickets: $15 / $10 members and students

Eventbrite - STEPHEN VITIELLO + NEIL LEONARD

A collaboration by Vitiello and Leonard that uses random processing to sequence field and instrumental recordings. Everyday objects -- tuning forks, sticks, string and rocks -- intertwine with saxophone and modular synthesizer in a quad mix.

STEPHEN VITIELLO is an electronic musician and media artist. Numerous CD releases have been published on such labels as New Albion, Sub Rosa, 12k, Dragon's Eye Recordings and Room 40 as well as through galleries including The Texas Gallery and Kaldor Public Art Projects. His sound works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon. Exhibitions include a site-specific work for NYC’s High Line and the 2006 Biennial of Sydney. Vitiello has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for “Fine Arts,” Creative Capital funding for “Emerging Fields” and an Alpert/Ucross Award for Music. In 2012, Australian Television produced the documentary, Stephen Vitiello: Listening With Intent. Originally from New York, Vitiello is now based in Richmond, VA where he is a professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.

NEIL LEONARD is a composer, saxophonist and transdisciplinary artist. Leonard has collaborated with Joanne Brackeen, Richard Devine, Vijay Iyer, Phill Niblock, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Robin Rimbaud, Stephen Vitiello. His compositions/performances were featured by Carnegie Hall, Musicacustica (Beijing), Sharjah Art Foundation, Moscow Autumn, Museo Reina Sofia, Jazz Plaza International Festival (Havana). Leonard's performances and installations with artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons were presented by the 11 Havana Bienal, 49th and 55th Venice Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum. Leonard score for Tony Oursler’s Relatives was featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard is the Artistic Director of Berklee College of Music's Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. In 2014-15 he was a Research Affiliate at M.I.T. Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

"Mr. Leonard creates a haunting, rhythmic, chantlike score, secular spiritual music for a New World. After leaving the gallery I kept hearing it, with delight, in my head, on the street, all afternoon." Holland Cotter, New York Times, October 2013

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THE NECKS + DELEUZER
Goethe-Institut Boston
Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Photo: Alan Murphy

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present

THE NECKS
(Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck, Lloyd Swanton)
DELEUZER
(Morgan Evans-Weiler, Jesse Kenas Collins, Pete Gumaskas, Chris Johnson. Howard Martin, Michael Rosenstein)

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Doors: 7:30pm | Music: 8pm
$20 general admission / $15 Non-Event members & students

Eventbrite - The Necks

"Absolutely riveting...how three musicians can sound like eighteen is a mystery... extraordinary magical sounds emerged from the ensemble...the way The Necks do this with acoustic instruments is nothing short of miraculous." Financial Times (UK)

"One of the greatest bands in the world." New York Times

THE NECKS are one of the great cult bands to come out of Australia. Together for almost 30 years, Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) create a chemistry that defies conventional musical terms. Featuring lengthy pieces which slowly unravel in the most mesmerising fashion, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, their music reveals new charms on each hearing. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks is uniquely their own. The band is based in Australia and Germany.

DELEUZER is Morgan Evans-Weiler (violin), Chris Johnson (computer, electronics), Jesse Kenas-Collins (trumpet, reeds, feedback objects), Howard Martin (reeds), Michael Rosenstein (amplified surfaces, oscillators), and Pete Gumaskas (modular synthesizer). Since the fall of 2012, Deleuzer has been working on compositional forms, collective improvisation, and group exercises. The core goal has been to develop evolving tactics which provide a framework of continuity and intent within the context of composition and open-form playing. Drawing on a variety of backgrounds, the group integrates acoustic and electronic instruments utilizing a shifting ground of pitched and purely textural timbres. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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