Upcoming Concerts

ATTILA FARAVELLI + RAWLINGS/MEGINSKY DUO
Washington Street Art Center
Sunday, November 23, 2014

AARON MOORE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

MICKEY O'HARA at Café Fixe
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ASHA TAMIRISA at Café Fixe
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ATTILA FARAVELLI + RAWLINGS/MEGINSKY DUO
Washington Street Art Center
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Non-Event and WSAC present

ATTILA FARAVELLI
VIC RAWLINGS + JAKE MEGINSKY DUO

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

ATTILA FARAVAELLI lives and works in Milano (Italy). In his practice he explores the relationship between sound, space and body. His solo music is released by Die Schachtel and Senufo Editions, in duo w/Andrea Belfi (Tumble) he released on Die Schachtel, on Boring Machines with Nicola Ratti and on Presto!? with the artist Nicola Martini. Together with Enrico Malatesta and Nicola Ratti he is founder of the trio ~Tilde. He presented his work in Europe, USA, Cina and South Corea. In 2010 he partecipated to the 12th International Biennial of Architecture in Venice. Since 2011 he curates The Lift series of experimental music concerts. In 2012 he was chosen as the italian curator for the Sounds of Europe project. He is founder and curator for the Aural Tools project, a series of simple objects to document the material and conceptual processes of specific musicians’ sound production practice. Aural Tools are acoustic devices for relating sound to space, the listener, and the body in ways unavailable through traditional recorded media such as CDs or LPs.

VIC RAWLINGS (cello/ electronics) employs a still, unstable sound language that features visceral excess and extreme austerity. He uses an amplified cello augmented with extensive and invasive preparations of his design, based on Baroque-era instruments. He uses a vocabulary of extended techniques, approaching near-total abstraction from the cello. He also uses and continually develops a modular electronic instrument with a highly unstable interface, acoustically realized by arrays of exposed speaker elements.

His writings on instrumentation and contemporary music education appear in Leonardo Music Journal and Intransitive Magazine. His curricula focus on listening, sound, and electroacoustic phenomena. He presents in settings ranging from Ivy-League Universities to juvenile detention facilities, including a village in Yucatan, Mexico. Visiting artist/ teaching residencies have included Oberlin, MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Princeton, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, among many others.

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.

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AARON MOORE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Non-Event Presents
Our December Experimental Coffee House
featuring

AARON MOORE

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

AARON MOORE is an Englishman residing in Brooklyn, New York who plays music with instruments & devices. Primarily a drummer he generally considers any instrument or object playable in one way or another. Moore is a founding member of English experimental music group Volcano The Bear. Now in their 19th year together VTB have been critically acclaimed as one the leading lights of the British experimental music scene. In a 2006 article on the group the Wire magazine described them as “producing some of the finest, wildest British music of the last 10 years on record & on stage”.

As an improvisor Moore thrives on the unpredictable; the potential for chaos and collapse leading to new territory. Contrastingly, his studio compositions, starting as improvisations, are mulit-layered and meticulously edited over months and years. His debut solo album under his own name, 2005’s “The Accidental” recorded in Leicester, England was a minimal work primarily using one acoustic instrument per track to create drones, loops and soundscapes. “The Accidental” was described by Foxy Digitalis as “...graceful as a ripple in fresh water, or as a snowfall on a particularly cold January morning”.

Since moving to Brooklyn in late 2006, Moore has been developing his solo work under the name Invisible Sports in a number of ways using drums, voice, melodic percussion, trumpet, tapes & loops. For the second Invisible Sports studio album “The Future Tastes” Moore composed songs based around melodic percussion & multi-tracked voice whilst his live work and the live album “Ow Pow Hero Hour” leans towards sprawling epics of progressive looping & ritualistic improvisation.

Moore has appeared on over 40 albums with various groups & toured extensively in Europe and North America. He has a number of other ongoing projects including a duo with Argentinian guitarist Alan Courtis, Brooklyn based 'jazz' group Gospel Of Mars and has collaborated/performed with Boredoms, A Hawk & A Hacksaw, Thierry Muller and Tom Recchion amongst many others.

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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MICKEY O'HARA at Café Fixe
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Non-Event Presents
Our January Experimental Coffee House
featuring

MICKEY O'HARA

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

MICKEY O’HARA is a musician from Worcester, Massachusetts. He plays in free-bloop duo Lean and noistronaut trio Gay Shapes, works & curates at the Firehouse, and co-hosts the freeform experimental radio show Music Under The Moon. His solo work has been released on the Moss Archive and Ayurvedic labels. In the past, he has used tape, samples, and feedback systems to create his music, but the ROLLZ-5, a paper circuit drum machine by Peter Blasser is his current focus.

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ASHA TAMIRISA at Café Fixe
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Non-Event Presents
Our February Experimental Coffee House
featuring

ASHA TAMIRISA

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

ASHA TAMIRISA is often found working with some combination of sound, video, sculpture, and movement. She graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Technology in Music and Related Arts [ TIMARA ] and is currently a doctoral student in the Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments [ MEME ] program at Brown University. She is also concurrently working towards an MA in Modern Culture and Media [ MCM ] at Brown. Current research interests include gender + race and technology, interfaces, material feminism, and structural film + visual music. She frequently collaborates with composer and performer Caroline Park as well as with choreographer and dancer Holly Heidt. She is a founding member of OPENSIGNAL, a group of artists concerned with the state of gender and race within electronic / computer based art practices.

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