Upcoming Concerts

DONKEY NO NO at Café Fixe
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

LIZ TONNE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

LURE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

DONKEY NO NO at Café Fixe
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Non-Event Presents
Our June Experimental Coffee House
featuring

DONKEY NO NO
(Jenifer Gelineau, Omeed Goodarzi, and Ted Lee)

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

"Comprised of JENIFER GELINEAU on violin & electronics, OMEED GOODARZI on guitar, and EDWARD 'TED' LEE on bowed cymbal, DONKEY NO NO create the sort of instrumental hallucinations you'd expect to hear in the background of a film by Jodorowsky or Arrabal. It's very cool, because they use the very instruments you'd hear in some shitty Ken Burns documentary, in order to play music that would make Ken's sallow head explode if he tried to wrap his noggin around it. With sometimes scratchy violin as the ostensible lead instrument, theoretical comparisons to old timey music are inevitable. But Donkey No No's sound is old timey only in as much as its tendrils are as timeless as smoke. Every note they generate heads in such weirdly trippy directions you can immediately suss why these guys are such a favorite of Gary Panter (king of the hippies). Much of their flow is an unstoppable lateral gush, reminiscent of mid-points in long sets by classic-if-lost Bay Area bands like Patrick Kilroy's New Age trio or Serpent Power. They create an aura that is filled with breath and light in a way that few other bands have ever mustered."
-Byron Coley

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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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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