Upcoming Concerts

THE CO-INCIDENCE RESIDENCY
Washington Street Art Center
January 24-30, 2017

FRANK VIGROUX/ANTOINE SCHMITT, Tempest + CAROLINE PARK/ASHA TAMIRISA
Le Laboratoire Cambridge
Monday, February 6, 2017

JEB BISHOP at Café Fixe
Tuesday, Feburary 14, 2017

THE CO-INCIDENCE RESIDENCY
Washington Street Art Center
January 24-30, 2017

CO-INCIDENCE, AN EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC RESIDENCY
a gathering of experimental composer-performers for six days hosted by Non-Event at Washington Street Gallery in Somerville, MA.

Washington Street Art Center
321 Washington Street
Somerville, MA

Co-Directors: Aaron Foster Bresley and Luke Martin
Resident guest artist: Michael Pisaro
Guest artists: Elizabeth Baker, Mike Bullock, Carolyn Chen, Cindy Giron, Ben Levinson, Sarah Pitan, and Chris Williams

Co-Incidence website

This project is based on an expanded view of what constitutes art, music, and the traditional concert. Following the example of the revolutionary arts community Black Mountain College, it will bring together a group of radical artists operating in the boundary-zones of their practice to take part in a residency curated as ‘social sculpture.’ Reflecting the values of experimental music, co-incidence will be allowed to grow organically, strongly influenced by the artists who attend: the directors simply provide a time, space, and loose framework. There will be encouraged but not required peer-to-peer meetings between artists in lieu of official lessons, the people attending will not be labeled as student or faculty.

As part of co-incidence, there will be three performances.

WELCOME TO BOSTON
Tuesday, January 24th, 8 PM

This show will feature two new works by Boston-based experimental artists Morgan Evans-Weiler (new piece), Michael Rosenstein & Jesse Collins (new piece), and one by co-incidence Resident Artist Michael Pisaro.

ONCE FAR, NOW HEAR
Friday, January 27th, 8 PM

This show will feature (six) solo pieces/sets by all of the co-incidence Guest Artists. While we will get to know one another, and the local community, through other means throughout the residency, this provides a uniquely personal way to understand and be in contact with the co-incidence artists.

FROM SUNRISE UNTIL COMPLETION
Sunday, January 29th, Sunrise (~6 AM)

This show will last from sunrise until completion and feature new works by the Guest Artists and Resident Artist, performed by the co-incidence ensemble (Guest Artists and Resident Artist, and Directors). These works will have been workshopped and critiqued throughout the week. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided at Washington Street Gallery during the show.

In addition to these events, the co-incidence artists will be at Washington Street Gallery morning, afternoon, and evening, rehearsing works and discussing relevant (or not) topics together. All of this, with the exception of the performances, provides a flexible framework that can be altered during the residency by the artists as they (we) see fit.

This residency is entirely open-door. Members of the community are welcome to join us for meals, workshops, discussions, performances, rehearsals, etc.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.

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FRANK VIGROUX / ANTOINE SCHMITT
CAROLINE PARK / ASHA TAMIRISA
PROXEMIA
Le Laboratoire Cambridge
Monday, February 6, 2017

Non-Event presents

FRANCK VIGROUX (music) + ANTOINE SCHMITT (images)
performing Tempest
CAROLINE PARK + ASHA TAMIRISA
PROXEMIA

Le Laboratoire Cambridge (Directions)
650 East Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA
(617) 945-7515 ext. 110
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Admission
Door: $15 general admission, $10 members + students

Eventbrite - Franck Vigroux + Antoine Schmitt perform Tempest

FRANCK VIGROUX is a composer-performer who works with a very wide range of sounds from electroacoustic to industrial noise, modern composition and experimental electronic music. He has performed and recorded with internationally renowed musicians such as Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic), Reinhold Friedl, Elliott Sharp, Joey Baron, Zeena Parkins, and Ars nova ensemble instrumental. Vigroux integrates new media and performing arts. Since 2009 he designs trans-disciplinary shows and collaborates with Compagnie D'autres Cordes, a production agency dedicated to performing arts. Vigroux’s records are published on labels such as DAC Records (France), Leaf Label (UK) Cosmos Rhythmic (Germany), Monotype Rec (Poland).

ANTOINE SCHMITT creates artworks in the form of objects, installations and situations to address the processes of movement in all of their modalities, and question their intrinsic conceptual problematics, of plastic, philosophical or social nature. Heir of kinetic art and cybernetic art, nourished by metaphysical science-fiction, he endlessly interrogates the dynamic interactions between human nature and the nature of reality. Originally programming engineer in human computer relations and artificial intelligence, he places the program, a contemporary artistic material and unique by its active quality, at the core of most of his artworks, to reveal and literally manipulate the forces at stake. Antoine Schmitt has also undertaken an articulation of this approach with more established artistic fields like music, dance, architecture, literature or cinema, and has collaborated with Franck Vigroux, Atau Tanaka, Vincent Epplay, Jean-Jacques Birgé, Delphine Doukhan, K.Danse, Patrice Belin, Don Nino, Cubenx, Alberto Sorbelli, Matthew Bourne… As theoretician, speaker and editor of the gratin.org portal, Antoine Schmitt explores the field of programmed art.

CAROLINE PARKis a composer and sound artist who creates customized software for solo performances, collaborative improvisations, sound installations and studio compositions. Her work explores sonic physicality, silence and volume with a critical and thoughtful approach to technology. She has performed at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, Jordan Hall, Studio Soto, Pioneer Works, New Museum, and the Stone. Her work has been programmed on festivals and conferences including Boston Cyberarts, Musicacoustica Beijing, Deep Listening Conference, and Tone Deaf Festival. Caroline is a founding member of OPENSIGNAL, a group of artists concerned with the state of gender and race within electronic and computer-based art practices. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the MEME program at Brown University and teaches experimental electronic music at the Rhode Island School of Design.

ASHA TAMIRISA is a sound and media artist most interested in audiovisual composition, instruments and interfaces, and gender, race, and technology. Her work has been presented at venues such as the ICA Boston, UnionDocs, The Tank, Spectrum, I-Park Foundation, WomanMade Gallery, and on festivals/series such as Punto Y Raya, OFFoff, Magic Lantern Cinema, the Drone Cinema Film Fest, and Altered States Film Festival. She has released music on Private Chronology and on Pan Y Rosas. 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. Currently, she is a doctoral student in Computer Music and Multimedia while pursuing an M.A. in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.

PROXEMIA is electroacoustic composer, electronic musician and multimedia artist José Rivera. He is interested in exploring the intersections of aural and spatial experience. Trained in architecture, his sound practice often incorporates processed field recordings and various musical elements that are used in the shaping of an augmented acoustic reality. His current work is primarily expressed through the disciplines of experimental music, multi­channel installation and performance, sound design, acoustic ecology, cartography, art, and architectural design. Recent works have been exhibited at the ICA Boston as part of the Leap Before You Look/Black Mountain College Exhibition, MIT’s List Visual Arts Building, and Le Laboratoire Cambridge. Along with numerous sound projects, performances and collaborations, his fluid body of work also includes an open­air performance space for a youth dance and drumming group in rural Ghana.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.

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JEB BISHOP at Café Fixe
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our February Experimental Coffee House
featuring

JEB BISHOP

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

Trombonist JEB BISHOP has been active in improvised music and jazz since the early 1990s. Based in Chicago until 2012, he first gained attention as a member of groups including Flying Luttenbachers, Vandermark Five, and Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet. In addition to his own trio, he has led or co-led groups including The Engines, Lucky 7s, and Long Sidewalks, and has pursued free improvisation with dozens of collaborators from around the world, including Joe McPhee, Jaap Blonk, Han Bennink, Hamid Drake, and many others.

Bishop has been part of thousands of performances throughout North America and Europe, ranging from basement shows to major festivals, and has been recognized repeatedly in Downbeat Magazine's Critics' Polls and in the online El Intruso poll.

At the end of 2015, Bishop relocated to Boston, where he continues his ongoing working relationships with Boston-area musicians including Jorrit Dijkstra, Nate McBride, and Pandelis Karayorgis. New projects in Boston include the cooperative quintet Stereoscope and a brass trio with Forbes Graham (trumpet) and Joshua Reibstein (tuba).

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.

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