Upcoming Concerts

DAVID BEHRMAN with STRING NOISE
FORBES GRAHAM
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Thursday, June 22, 2017

VALERIE MARTINO at Café Fixe
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ERIKA NESSE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

DAVID BEHRMAN with STRING NOISE
FORBES GRAHAM
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Non-Event and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum present

DAVID BEHRMAN (computer)
with STRING NOISE (Conrad Harris + Pauline Kim, violins)
FORBES GRAHAM, solo (trumpet, computer)

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Tickets: $15 gen admission | $10 students + Non-Event members

Eventbrite - DAVID BEHRMAN with STRING NOISE + FORBES GRAHAM solo

The Waterworks Museum has limited parking. Please consider taking the T. The museum is a short walk from the Cleveland Circle (C) and Reservoir (D) stops on the Green line.

DAVID BEHRMAN has been active as a composer and artist since the 1960s. Over the years he has made sound and multimedia installations as well as compositions for performance in concerts. My Dear Siegfried, Leapday Night, On the Other Ocean, Interspecies Smalltalk, and Open Space with Brass are among Behrman's works for soloists and ensembles. Among his sound and multimedia installations are Cloud Music (a collaboration with Robert Watts and Bob Diamond); Pen Light (2002), and View Finder (2005.) Cloud Music was acquired (2013) into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum.

Together with Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier and Gordon Mumma, Behrman founded the Sonic Arts Union in 1966. Sonic Arts performed extensively in North America and Europe from 1966 till 1976. He was co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College from 1975 to 1980. Over a period of several decades Behrman was associated as composer / performer with the Cunningham Dance Company and received commissions to compose music for several of the repertory dances. The first of those, “Walkaround Time” from 1968, has been revised and restaged this year for the Paris Opera Ballet. During the Sixties and Seventies he assisted John Cage and David Tudor with several projects, among them 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering (EAT) in 1966. Behrman has received grants, commissions and residencies from various sources, among them the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the DAAD, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Japan / United States Friendship Commission. In 2016 he held the Inge Maren Otto composer’s fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.

STRING NOISE is a classical, avant-punk violin duo comprised of violinists Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim. Since its inception in 2011 at Ostrava New Music Days, they have expanded the two violin repertoire in over 50 new works to include larger collaborations with electronics, projections and dance.

String Noise was highlighted in Performa 2011 with artist Will Cotton and was the featured ensemble for the launch of composers collective Index 0. Premieres include works by Christian Wolff, John King, Phill Niblock, Caleb Burhans, David Lang, Annie Gosfield, Bernhard Lang, John Zorn, Greg Saunier and Alvin Lucier. String Noise has performed at Issue Project Room, Roulette, EXAPNO, Rockwood Music Hall and the Stone and has been heard on WNYC, WKCR and WFMU.

FORBES GRAHAM is a trumpet player, electronic musician, composer, and visual artist living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked with a diverse array of musicians and currently is a member of Para Quintet, Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble, Wild May, Grizzler, Construction Party, and Equal Time. He is the founder of the Rock Flint Artists Retreat, and has appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero, Full Force, and Vision.

This program is made possible in part by grants from the Boston Foundation, as well as the Brookline Commission for the Arts, the Newton Cultural Council, and the Boston Cultural Council, local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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VALERIE MARTINO at Café Fixe
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our July Experimental Coffee House
featuring

VALERIE MARTINO

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

VALERIE MARTINO is a distinctive and influential voice in the American underground music scene. As Unicorn Hard-On, she was among the first artists in the noise scene to start seriously messing around with beats and she’s been carving that distinctive space in the music scene since 2003. Over the last 13 years, Martino has toured the US and Europe countless times and released music on labels such as Spectrum Spools, Hot Releases, and I Just Live Here.

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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ERIKA NESSE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our August Experimental Coffee House
featuring

ERIKA NESSE

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

ERIKA NESSE is an experimental electronic musician and computer programmer who is fascinated by the intersection between the power of computer algorithms and human creativity.

Erika has been playing in various locations around Massachusetts and New York since she started creating fractal music in 2015, including Noise Brunch at Firehouse, XFest, WSAC in Somerville, and Trans-Pecos in Queens. The computer is writing the music but no one seems to have minded yet.

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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