Upcoming Concerts

MAGNUS GRANBERG with ORDINARY AFFECTS
Korean Church of Boston
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

HIDDEN TOOTH at Café Fixe
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

BYRON WESTBROOK, GUDINNI CORTINA + ANNE-F JACQUES
SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN, ANIMAL HOSPITAL
The Yard (John Hancock Tower)
Friday, April 12, 2019

MAGNUS GRANBERG with ORDINARY AFFECTS
Korean Church of Boston
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Non-Event presents

MAGNUS GRANBERG with ORDINARY AFFECTS
performing a new evening-length work (premiere)

ECC at Korean Church of Boston (Children's Chapel)
32 Harvard Street (entrance on Holden Street)
8pm | $15 gen / $10 students & Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Magnus Granberg with Ordinary Affects

MAGNUS GRANBERG is a composer and performer working at an intersection between contemporary chamber music and improvisation. He is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Born in Umeå in 1974, he studied saxophone and improvisation at the University of Gothenburg and in New York in his late teens and early twenties. Selftaught as a composer, he formed his own ensemble Skogen in 2005 trying to integrate experiences, methods and materials from various traditions of improvised and composed musics into a new modus operandi. Now mainly working with the ensemble Skogen and the newly formed Skuggorna och ljuset, while increasingly also writing music on commission for different ensembles and projects. He is also active as an improvisor in different contexts, mainly playing the clarinet.

His music has been performed in Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, England, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia, broadcast by public radio channels in England (BBC Radio 3 and 6), Germany (SWR 2), Sweden (SR P2), Estonia, Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary and the United States, and has been published by the renowned British record label Another Timbre. Recent work includes a commission from Another Timbre and Ensemble Grizzana and collaborations with musicians such as David Sylvian, Christoph Schiller and the Swiss duo Diatribes. He has in the last decade also, more or less regularly, collaborated with musicians such as Angharad Davies, Tisha Mukarji, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Anna Lindal, Kristine Scholz, Rhodri Davies, Simon Allen, Christoph Schiller and Ko Ishikawa.

ORDINARY AFFECTS is a Boston-based experimental music ensemble. Experimental composer/performers J.P.A. Falzone, Laura Cetilia, Luke Martin, and Morgan Evans-Weiler make-up the ensemble, performing on piano/organ/percussion, cello, violin, and guitar/electronics (respectively). The ensemble was formed as a group of musicians seeking to workshop, commission, and perform experimental music. Their work is often aligned with the tradition of John Cage and the Wandelweiser Collective. While the group frequently focuses on the performance of commissioned compositions of living composers, it also serves as a laboratory for improvisation and the compositions of its members. Whenever possible, Ordinary Affects involves the commissioned composer as a performer in the ensemble. Ordinary Affects has commissioned and premiered pieces by Eva-Maria Houben, Christian Wolff, Michael Pisaro, Antoine Beuger, Sarah Hughes, Eva-Maria Houben, Ryoko Akama, Doug Farrand, Patrick Farmer, and Jurg Frey, in addition to performing works by Joseph Kurdika, John Lely, and all ensemble members. In summer 2017, Ordinary Affects attended the Avaloch Residency. Ordinary Affects has recordings on elsewhere, Another Timbre, and forthcoming recordings on Ftarri and Editions Wandelweiser.

This program is presented with the support of the Swedish Arts Council, as well as by grants from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, and the Boston Cultural Council, agencies of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


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HIDDEN TOOTH at Café Fixe
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Non-Event Presents
Our April Experimental Coffee House
featuring

HIDDEN TOOTH (Chris Brokaw & David Curry)

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

HIDDEN TOOTH is the duo of Chris Brokaw and David Michael Curry, dedicated to improvised music for guitar, viola, trumpet and electronics. Spinning out from their 20+ years work as friends and collaborators in Empty House Cooperative, Hidden Tooth operates as the more feral and recalcitrant little brother to EHC.  They have four releases on Robert & Leopold, Fear of Speed, and Capitan Records.

Chris Brokaw is perhaps best known for his works with the rock bands Codeine and Come. He has released over two dozen solo recordings of instrumental and vocal musics; composes for films and dance companies; and currently plays in the bands Charnel Ground, the Martha's Vineyard Ferries and the Lemonheads. He works in duos with Lori Goldston; Jeff Barsky; Geoff Farina; Chris Guttmacher; and with Matthew Nolan, performing live scores to the silent films of Peter Hutton. He has worked as an accompanist to Christina Rosenvinge, Thurston Moore, Jennifer O'Connor, Rhys Chatham, Steve Wynn, and GG Allin. His new solo album 'End Of The Night' will be released in May 2019 on VDSQ and Tak:Til Records.

David Michael Curry is known for his work as musical architect of Empty House Cooperative, and violist in Thalia Zedek Band, Willard Grant Conspiracy, and Hallelujah The Hills. He has worked with Metal & Glass Ensemble, Bonnie Prince Billy, Tarbox Ramblers, Boxhead Ensemble, Grizzler, and others. He is currently developing an as yet unnamed electro-acoustic string quartet using a mix of graphic scores, discussion and improvisation.

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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BYRON WESTBROOK, GUDINNI CORTINA + ANNE-F JACQUES
SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN, ANIMAL HOSPITAL
The Yard (John Hancock Tower)
Friday, April 12, 2019

Non-Event presents

BYRON WESTBROOK
GUDINNI CORTINI & ANNE-F JACQUES
SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN
ANIMAL HOSPITAL

The Yard (John Hancock Tower, 6th Floor)
120 St James Avenue (use St James Ave. entrance)
Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm
$15 | $10 students & Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Byron Westbrook, Gudinni Cortina/Anne-F Jacques, more

BYRON WESTBROOK has been presenting experimental sound work internationally in contemporary music and art venues since 2008. His recorded releases on Umor Rex, Root Strata and Hands in the Dark take a sculptural approach to electronic composition shaped by visual art studies and a history of working with multi-channel sound installation. Recent projects have included a commission for the Walker Art Center, performances at MoMA PS1, Akousma Festival, Berlin Atonal and residencies with ISSUE Project Room, EMS Stockholm, Civitella Ranieri Foundation and Banff Centre for the Arts. A new cassette/digital release Voice Damage, is out March 2019 on Psychic Troubles Tapes. Westbrook is currently based in Los Angeles.

GUDINNI CORTINA is a media artist, based in México. Cortina uses different approaches to transform space such as live sound performances, photography and installation. ANNE-F JACQUES is a sound artist based in Montreal, Canada. She is interested in amplification, oblique interactions between materials and construction of various contraptions and idiosyncratic systems. Her particular focus is on low technology, trivial objects and unpolished sounds. She has presented several sound installations and live performances in South and North America, Europe and Japan. Anne-F is also involved with Crustacés Tapes, a postal sound distribution project. Together Cortina and Jacques use various idiosyncratic implements and contraptions to explore stillness, fractures and friction through sound. This will be the last show of their first tour as a duo.

SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN is a Montreal-based duo featuring the hollowed-out sounds of Elizabeth Millar and Craig Pedersen on amplified clarinet and trumpet, Sound of the Mountain comes from a strong history of improvisation and extended performance techniques, offering their audience long-form deep listening experiences through the sculpting of vitalized breath.

ANIMAL HOSPITAL is often Kevin alone constructing music from scratch w/ an array of sounds containing enough parts to employ - at times - many musicians referencing many familiar aspects of rock and pop as well as more conceptual perceptions of what people consider music. As of 2011, Animal Hospital has explored new avenues for live performance in large ensemble formats and sound installation.

Non-Event's programming is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

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NADAH EL SHAZLY + tK + JOSEPH ALLRED
SMFA Anderson Auditorium
Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Photo: Alan Chies

Non-Event and SMFA Library Sounds present

NADAH EL SHAZLY (Cairo, Boston debut!)
tK (Thalia Zedek, Phil Milstein, Heather Kapplow)
JOSEPH ALLRED

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

Eventbrite - Nadah El Shazly

NADAH EL SHAZLY is a Cairo-based producer, vocalist, and composer. Her acclaimed solo debut Ahwar (the title translates as marshlands) is a culmination of two years of writing and studio work split between Cairo and Montreal. Meticulously orchestrated, the album was composed and arranged in close collaboration with Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi, two members of The Dwarfs of East Agouza trio, along with Alan Bishop and members of Cairo's experimental music scene. Accompanying El Shazly (vocals, buzuq, laptop, & keyboards) on her US debut will be Cherif El Masri (fretless guitar & synthesizers), Elsa Bergman (contrabass),and Konrad Angus (drums).

tK is THALIA ZEDEK on abstract guitar and clarinet; HEATHER KAPPLOW on pling plong, vocals, and banging; and PHIL MILSTEIN on loops, drones, and more banging. tK causes situations in which everyday aural experience is distended from its natural function. By applying arbitrary manipulations, new functions and contexts are undertaken. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is mutilated and all possible interpretations are quashed.

JOSEPH ALLRED is a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, experimental composer, and visual artist who is originally from Jamestown, Tennessee. A large portion of their musical output falls into the American Primitive school of original guitar and banjo music, drawing especially from the folk traditions of the southeastern United States as well as from avant-garde and minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, Charlemagne Palestine, Terry Riley, and Henry Flynt.

Non-Event's programming is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

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