Upcoming Concerts

AKIKO HATAKEYAMA at Café Fixe, Tuesday, September 9, 2014

JUDY DUNAWAY + INEDIT + PARTY WATERS & THE COLLEGE TOUR
Washington Street Art Center
Saturday, September 13, 2014

FELIX KUBIN + BROMP TREB
Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, September 26, 2014

GILLES AUBRY + ERNST KAREL
Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, October 10, 2014

AKIKO HATAKEYAMA
Café Fixe
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Non-Event Presents
Our September Experimental Coffee House
featuring

AKIKO HATAKEYAMA

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

AKIKO HATAKEYAMA is a composer, singer, and video artist who is a native of Yokohama, Japan. She is interested in crossing boundaries between traditionally written music, improvisation, electronics, computer based live interactivity, and visual components. Storytelling, memories, and nature often play an important role in Akiko's work, and she most often finds beauty in simplicity. Akiko obtained her B.A. in music from Mills College, and received her M.A. in Experimental Music/Composition at Wesleyan University. Since September 2011, Akiko has been engaged in PhD study in the MEME program at Brown University. Her principal instructors are Alvin Lucier, Anthony Braxton, Ronald Kuivila, Maggi Payne, Butch Rovan, and Todd Winkler.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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JUDY DUNAWAY + INEDIT + PARTY WATERS & THE COLLEGE TOUR
Washington Street Art Center
Saturday, September 13, 2014

WSAC and Non-Event present

JUDY DUNAWAY (solo latex balloons + interactive electronics
ENSEMBLE INEDIT (Joe Burgio, et al)
PARTY WATERS & THE COLLEGE TOUR (Angela Sawyer, Nick Neuberg, Ethan Parcell)

Washington Street Art Center
321 Washington Street
Somerville, MA
617-623-5315
Doors: 7:30pm/$10

For the past twenty years, JUDY DUNAWAY has created free improvisations and compositions on latex balloons as serious musical instruments. Judy will premiere her new interactive work for balloon and live electronics (programmed with MaxMSP) at WSAC as part of a set of live improvisations on balloons of various sizes and shapes. Due to the extensive and fragile nature of her set-up, she will be performing first in the evening's acts.

Judy Dunaway has presented her balloon works at many important venues, festivals, museums and galleries including the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Germany), Alternative Museum (NYC), Bang on a Can Festival (NYC), Everson Art Museum (Syracuse), Frau Musica Nova Festival (Germany), the Guelph Jazz Festival (Canada), GEIGER Festival (Sweden), Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors (NYC), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC), Performance Space 122 (NYC), Podewil (Berlin), Roulette (NYC), the CEAIT Festival at REDCAT (Los Angeles), Seltsame Musik Festival (Austria), the SoHo Arts Festival (NYC) and STEIM (Netherlands). Her discography includes CDs on the CRI and Innova labels, among others. Her awards/grants/residencies include the New York State Music Fund, the Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant, the American Composers Forum's Composers Commissioning Fund, Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) and Harvestworks AIR. She has a Ph.D. in music composition from Stony Brook University. She has been Visiting Faculty at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston since 2005.

ENSEMBLE INEDIT is a ever-changing group of improvisers working with sound and movement.   Their work is a collective realization of structured score materials: graphic, relational, conceptual, imperative and emergent.  Their process strives to integrate the spontaneity of improvisation with the compositional integrity of set pieces.   Performing on September 13 are Terina-Jasmine Alladin, Iris Cutler, Kara Fili, Emilio Gonzalez, Joshua Hahn, Jesse Kenas Collins, Andrea Pensado, and Gabriella Silva.  The group is led by Joe Burgio, and appeared this summer at the Providence Fringe Festival in Plans for Shrinking Cities, Part I.

PARTY WATERS AND THE COLLEGE TOUR is Nick Neuberg (percussion), Ethan Parcell (clarinet), and Angela Sawyer (electronics) The trio started playing in May of 2014. Their first show (recorded at the about-to-be-defunct 119 Gallery in Lowell) can be heard on the Yldmier 050 3x cassette box. “Studies in how to make a woman scream.”

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FELIX KUBIN + BROMP TREB
Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, September 26, 2014

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present

FELIX KUBIN
special lecture/performance "Paralektronoia"
BROMP TREB

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m.
Tickets:
Advance - $12.50 general admission, $8 students/Non-Event members
Night of Show - $15 general admission, $10 students/Non-Event members

Eventbrite - FELIX KUBIN "Paralektronoia" + BROMP TREB

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

FELIX KUBIN is a composer, radio-playwright, curator and media artist based in Hamburg, Germany. He began recording and performing experimental electronic pop music at the age of 12. In the 1990s he turned to electroacoustic noise music and formed “Klangkrieg” with Tim Buhre. From 1992-1994 he co-organised artistic political interventions with the Dada-communist Party KED and the “Liedertafel Margot Honecker” singing group, whose notorious actions received wide media coverage. In 1998 Kubin started to produce Futuristic pop music and launched the independent record label “Gagarin Records”. Over the past decade he has performed at eighty international music and media arts festivals including Sonar, Club Transmediale, Mutek, ISEA, Wien Modern and Ars Electronica.

Since 2001, Kubin has been writing and producing radio plays for national radio stations WDR, BR, DR, SWF and Vienna’s ORF Kunstradio. In 2011, he won the Prix Phonurgia Nova with his radio play „Säugling, Duschkopf, Damenschritte“. He has also composed music for film and theatre productions, including work by Christoph Schlingensief, Mariola Brillowska, Robert Florczak and Schorsch Kamerun. His recent commissions include writing compositions for the chamber orchestra “ensemble Intégrales”. In March 2010, their collaborative live concert „Echohaus“ for 6 rooms, headphones ensemble and electronics was premiered at Festival MaerzMusik in Berlin.

>>Read "Radio-Activity: An Interview with Felix Kubin" in the Quietus

BROMP TREB is the onomatopoeic flailings of Neil Young Cloaca. Composing and improvising with intentionally unstable systems of his own devising, he joyfully uses/misues busted circuits, collaged beats, cheap effects pedals, poor drumming technique, and tape manipulation to make idiosyncratic music / non music. In addition to this project, Young Cloaca is a member of long-running art damage quintet Fat Worm of Error, makes disorienting diaristic video work, and produces performance/screening events. He has performed and screened his work all around North America and Europe. He lives in Western Massachusetts.

>>Read "Bromp Treb Busts the Matrix" live review in New Music Box

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This program is part of the Goethe-Institut Boston's "New Music from Germany" series

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GILLES AUBRY + ERNST KAREL
Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, October 10, 2014

Non-Event, the Goethe-Institut Boston, and swissnex Boston present

GILLES AUBRY, performing "Les Ames Amplifiees" (Amplified Souls)
ERNST KAREL
4-channel performances

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m.
Tickets:
Advance - $10 general admission, $8 students/Non-Event members
Night of Show - $15 general admission, $10 students/Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Gilles Aubry, “Les Ames Amplifiees (Amplified Souls)" + Ernst Karel

GILLES AUBRY is a Swiss sound artist who has been based in Berlin since 2002. He uses location recordings, audio archives and interviews to create live performances, sound installations, music publications and movies without pictures. Informed by researches on cultural, material and historical aspects of sound production and reception, Aubry’s works generally address issues related to the politics of the audible.

Starting in 2011, Aubry has been a guest artist of the Global Prayers project, carrying on artistic research about the use of audio amplification technology by christian charismatic churches in Kinshasa and Berlin. His installations Pluie de Feu and The Laman Encounter have been presented at NGBK Gallery in Berlin and Camera Austria in Graz in 2011. In 2012 Aubry has been a laureate of the Swiss Art Award competition with these works. His latest movie without pictures “Notes via a Soundscape of Bollywood” has been presented at the House of electronic Arts in Basel in September 2013. Current activities include a research about the sonic materialities of the Paul Bowles’ archive of Moroccan traditional music.

Aubry is also a founding member of Berlin-based experimental noise band MONNO and has released several CD’s under his own name on labels such as Winds Measure, Cronica Electronica, Gruenrekorder and Absinth Records.

ERNST KAREL's multidimensional audio work includes electroacoustic improvisation and composition, location recording, sound for nonfiction film, and solo and collaborative sound installations. Using analog electronics and location recordings, either separately or in combination, Karel creates audio pieces that move between the abstract and the documentary.

Recent installations include the ongoing project Hourly Directional Sound Recordings (with Helen Mirra), instantiations of which have been exhibited in the 2012 Sao Paulo Bienal and at MIT List Visual Arts Center. Together with Pawel Wojtasik and Toby Kim Lee, he made Single Stream, first as a large-scale video and four-channel audio installation for the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York, and then as a cinematic work with 5.1 sound.

Current sound projects also include the long-running electroacoustic duo EKG, and the location recording collective the New England Phonographers Union. Vilms for which Karel has edited and mixed sound include Manakamana (2013), Leviathan (2012), People's Park (2012), Foreign Parts (2010), and Sweetgrass (2009). His most recent albums composed with location recordings are Materials Recovery Facility (2012), Swiss Mountain Transport Systems (2011), and Heard Laboratories (2010).

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JESSE SUMMERS
Café Fixe
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Non-Event Presents
Our October Experimental Coffee House
featuring

JESSE SUMMERS

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

JESSE SUMMERS is a Boston-based musician and sound artist working with location recordings and digital and analog processing. Situated amid precise electroacoustic fabrications, DIY sound collage, and artists expanding the use of sound, his work approaches listening as a multivalent, embodied practice. Starting with an attentiveness to how technology, the environment, and the human body are imbricated in ever-shifting ways, he treats sound as an incision into the cultural, historical, and geopolitical landscape. Through an uncanny interplay of urban, industrial, residential, and nocturnal sources, converging with a range of digital mutations, he renders elusive and alien landscapes through sound.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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WERNER DAFELDECKER + VALERIO TRICOLI
Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, October 24, 2014

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present

WERNER DAFELDECKER + VALERIO TRICOLI
performing John Cage, "Williams Mix Extended"
octophonic electro-acoustic diffusion

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m.
Tickets:
Advance - $12.50 general admission, $8 students/Non-Event members
Night of Show - $15 general admission, $10 students/Non-Event members

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

WERNER DAFELDECKER was born in Vienna in 1964 and studied the double bass. As a musician and composer, he moves between improvised and composed music and takes advantage of the manifold possibilities offered by electro-acoustics. His works often follow the principles of reductive music that is based on thinned-out, concentrated material, subjecting it to subtle modifications. His musical projects are often inspired and deduced by outside influences such as architecture, physics, photography and film. Werner Dafeldecker also focuses intensively on field recording and has built an extensive sound archive and realized several works for radio and film.

VALERIO TRICOLI is a Berlin-based composer, improviser, sound installation artist, producer, sound engineer and curator bridging musique concrete and conceptual forms of sound with a radical interest in how reality, virtuality and memory relate to each other during the acoustic event. He mostly uses analogue electronic devices (reel-to-reel tape recorders, synthesizers, microphones, light effects, ultrasonic speakers). The structure of the setup is ever-changing however, seeking multiple relations between the performers, the device and the space in which the event takes place. He is one of the founders of 3/4HadBeenEliminated and the Bowindo label/collective.

ABOUT WILLIAMS MIX EXTENDED

Williams Mix Extended is a new interpretation of John Cage's Williams Mix by Werner Dafeldecker and Valerio Tricoli, originally scored for magnetic tape in 1952. Approaching the original score from a contemporary perspective, this new interpretation of Williams Mix contains a close analysis of the relationship between early tape music and current digital production, allowing for original parameters of the score to be realized within the context of recent audio technologies. Williams Mix Extended has an duration of 32 minutes whereas the original is 4 minutes and 15 seconds long. The difference between the two durations is generated by the transposition of the score´s specifications from tape to digital audio software. To complete Williams Mix Extended a library of approximately 2000 different sounds are used, which were all recorded by Dafeldecker and Tricoli.

This program is part of the Goethe-Institut Boston's "New Music from Germany" series

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JAKE MEGINSKY
Café Fixe
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Non-Event Presents
Our November Experimental Coffee House
featuring

JAKE MEGINSKY

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

JAKE MEGINSKY (percussion/electronics) has collaborated and performed with such artists as Milford Graves, Alvin Lucier, Joan Labarbara, Greg Kelley, Bhob Rainey, Vic Rawlings, Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, William Parker, John Blum, Daniel Carter, Paul Flaherty, Arthur Brooks, Bill Nace, and John Truscinski.

HUCK magazine describes his work as “constantly transgressing the boundaries between acoustic and electronic, analog and digital” and continues, “….invention is at the heart of Jake’s work even before he strikes a note.” Volcanic Tongue recently called Meginsky’s 2014 solo record, L’appel Du Vide,“a hallucinatory electro percussion masterpiece” and in the WIRE Magazine review of the album, Nick Cain writes, “the album uses little more than a couple of sounds, extracting often head spinning complexity from a minimum of means.” Also in reference to L’appel Du Vide, Matt Krefting writes, "the music is meticulously constructed and consistently surprising, twisting and sparkling. The electronics spin away, shooting off into bizarre and unexpected territory, and all the while Meginsky guides them with a benevolent, confident, endlessly fascinated hand."

Meginsky's recordings can be found on Feeding Tube Records (Northampton, MA), Rel Records (Providence, RI), Open Mouth Records (Northampton, MA), Hells Half Halo (Seattle, WA), Wooden Finger Records (Belgium), Ultra Eczema Records (Belgium), and Ecstatic Peace Records (Northampton, MA). He recently remixed Body/Head’s (Kim Gordon & Bill Nace) “Last Mistress” for Matador Records (NYC). In May of 2015, he will premiere a new work at La Mama in New York City with choreographer Gwen Welliver. His debut solo album is available directly from Open Mouth Records.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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