Upcoming Concerts

CO-INCIDENCE FESTIVAL 2019
Washington Street Art Center
January 11–20, 2019

MANFRED WERDER, 20160
UMass Boston
Sunday, February 3, 2019

DAMON SMITH at Café Fixe
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

ELI KESZLER, WENDY EISENBERG, ARIAN SHAFIEE
SMFA Anderson Auditorium
Thursday, February 21, 2019

CO-INCIDENCE FESTIVAL 2019
Washington Street Art Center
January 11–20, 2019

CO-INCIDENCE FESTIVAL
an experimental music gathering in Somerville

Non-Event is pleased to co-host the third season of the Co-Incidence Festival

Washington Street Art Center
321 Washington Street
Somerville (near Union Square)

The third season of the Co-Incidence Festival will take place from January 11—20, 2019, in and around the Washington Street Art Center. The festival brings together experimental composer/performers/artists to focus on collaboration, critical discussion, workshopping, and performance. The festival is directed by experimental composer/performers Aaron Foster Breilyn and Luke Martin.

CO-INCIDENCE PERFORMANCES
All performances are FREE

January 11, 8-10pmThe Welcome Concert in and around Washington Street Art Center, featuring pieces, performed concurrently by Sarah Ayotomiwa Pitan, Nilo Goldfarb, Jennie Gottschalk, and Chris Strunk. (FB event link)

January 12, 8-10pmGuest Artist Showcase #1 Five 10-minute pieces by co-incidence guest artists: John Eagle, Joachim Eckl, Jordan Dykstra, Clara Allison, Tim Tsang (FB event link)

January 13, 7-9pmGuest Artist Showcase #2 Five 10-minute pieces by co-incidence guest artists: Michael Pisaro, Aaron Foster Breilyn, Derek Baron, Angeles Rojas, Luke Martin (FB event link)

January 19, 8-10pmFinal Concert, ***CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*** (FB event link)

More information about the festival, including a more detailed performance schedule and artist bios is available at the Co-Incidence Festival website.

The Co-Incidence Festival is supported in part by a festival grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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MANFRED WERDER, 20160
UMass Boston
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Non-Event, UMass Boston Department of Art, and the Revolutions Per Minute Festival present

MANFRED WERDER
performing 20160 (2016, ongoing)

University Hall Gallery, UMASS Boston
University Drive North
Dorchester, MA
7 p.m. / FREE

MANFRED WERDER Composer and performer, is wandering through the abundance. His scores feature words and sentences found in poetry, philosophy and the world. Earlier works include stück 1998, a 4000 page score whose nonrecurring and intermittent performative realization has been ongoing since December 1997. Lives in situ.

Manfred Werder on 20160:

"The score 20160 consists of 3 rolls of semitransparent paper with the seize of each 10cm x 22m, trisected from a found paper roll.

"In January 2016 I began inscribing the first roll with typewriters found on site. The first performative presentation took place in Ciudad de México February the 9th, 2016. In early 2019 I will have reached the end of the first roll.

"I've been tracing the world onto the roll, words and text found on the street, in poetry and philosophy. In the act of writing, the world operates on the unveiled paper, impregnates it and so actualizes the score, and once the paper is again rolled up, its veiled transparency lets the world's abundance manifested on the paper mingle into ever new possible compounds."

This program is funded in part by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

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DAMON SMITH at Café Fixe
Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Photo by Rob Miller

Non-Event Presents
Our February Experimental Coffee House
featuring

DAMON SMITH (rare solo set)

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

DAMON SMITH studied double bass with Lisle Ellis and has had lessons with Bertram Turezky, Joëlle Leandré, John Lindberg, Mark Dresser and others. Damon’s explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. Visual art, film and dance heavily influence his music, as evidenced by his CAMH performance of Ben Patterson’s Variations for Double Bass, collaborations with director Werner Herzog on soundtracks for Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World, and an early performance with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Solo recordings and concerts are some of my favorite ways to experience improvised music. For various reasons I am without an in-print solo recording in my discography. This concert will the first step in working towards a larger goal of rectifying that. – Damon Smith

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ELI KESZLER, WENDY EISENBERG, ARIAN SHAFIEE
SMFA Anderson Auditorium
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Non-Event, Boston Hassle, and SMFA Library Sounds present

ELI KESZLER, WENDY EISENBERG, ARIAN SHAFIEE
solo sets

SMFA Anderson Auditorium
230 The Fenway
Boston
8:30pm / $15 general admission / $10 members + students / FREE for SMFA students

Eventbrite - Eli Keszler, Wendy Eisenberg, Arian Shafiee

ELI KESZLER is a New York based artist, composer and percussionist. Keszler’s installations, music and visual work have appeared at Lincoln Center, MIT List Center, 67 Ludlow, Victoria & Albert Museum, Sculpture Center, The Kitchen, South London Gallery, Hessel Museum, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Luma-Foundation, Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Barbican-St. Lukes, Walker Art Museum, LAX Art, and Greater New York at MoMa PS1. His work has been featured in Frieze, Bomb Magazine, The New York Times, Wire Magazine, The Washington Post, Gramophone, Modern Drummer and Modern Painters among others. He has released solo records for Empty Editions, Esp-Disk', PAN and REL records. As a composer Keszler has received commissions from the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, ICE Ensemble, Brooklyn String Orchestra and So Percussion. Keszler is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and was a 2016 New York Foundations for the Arts fellow.  

WENDY EISENBERG is an improvising guitarist, banjo-player, vocalist and poet. Using the languages of free jazz, new music, extreme metal and art song, her music sets to pose and expose the questions surrounding the human body in the world and the representational and technical demands placed on it in artistic practice. She has written and performed in numerous projects, including the critically acclaimed experimental band, Birthing Hips, described by NPR as “brainy, noisy punk based in sonic adventure, technical mastery, and rejection of the status quo." Her work as an improviser has led to collaborations with Ted Reichman, Joe Morris, Damon Smith, John Zorn, Travis LaPlante and Zach Rowden, among many others.

ARIAN SHAFIEE is a Brooklyn based guitarist/composer most known for his playing in the off-kilter dance punk band Guerilla Toss. Inspired by aspects of non-western tuning and extended techniques, he crafts moments of dense, shimmering harmony and aggressive gesture through a unique approach, hinging classical impressionism to no-wave and early minimal music. The music from his recent full length on VDSQ finds him edging between overtly lyrical flourishes and deep quietude; where each piece exists in its own expansive harmonic world, unfurling and unfolding.

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DANE ROUSAY at Café Fixe
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Non-Event Presents
Our March Experimental Coffee House
featuring

DANE ROUSAY

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

DANE ROUSAY is a Canadian-American improviser, drummer, and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Drawn to improvisation by a desire to free their percussion practice from the constraints of conventional timekeeping, Rousay explores the emotional overlap of rhythm, speed, and texture as both a soloist and participant in creative partnerships that span North America. Drawing liberatory power and ethical commitment from queer theory, Rousay's improvisational style employs a critique of the relationship between masculinity and percussion.

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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