Upcoming

GENE MACHINE 3.1
Non-Event At Home: Program 61
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

SUPPORT ONLINE FUNDRAISER
Native American Indian Center of Boston
Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8pm

KATARINA MILJKOVIC
Non-Event At Home: Program 62
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

BEAUTIFULISH
Non-Event At Home: Program 63
Friday, December 4, 2020

BEAUTIFULISH
Non-Event At Home: Program 63
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8pm

BEAUTIFULISH (Katherine Young & Sam Scranton)
Livestream set
Non-Event YouTube Channel

Beautifulish's debut self-titled album is due out on December 4th on Shinkoyo.

KATHERINE YOUNG makes electroacoustic music and sonic art using expressive noises, curious timbres, and kinetic structures to explore the dramatic physicality of sound, shifting interpersonal dynamics, and tensions between the familiar and the strange. The LAPhil, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Third Coast Percussion, Ensemble Dal Niente, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Spektral Quartet, Weston Olencki, Fonema Consort, and others have commissioned her music. She has also worked closely with Wet Ink, Ensemble Nikel, WasteLAnd and RAGE Thormbones, Lucy Dehgrae, Distractfold Ensemble’s Linda Jankowska, Callithumpian Ensemble, and Yarn/Wire. Her installation work has been commissioned by the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art.

SAM SCRANTON is a composer/performer. He has been described in New Music Box as "an artist taking wholehearted risks" and in the New York Times as a "killer drummer".

Sam has worked with ensembles and performers such as International Contemporary Ensemble, Jack Quartet, Nadar, Mocrep, Weston Olencki, Natacha Diels, Spektral Quartet, Gyre Ensemble, ZRL, among others. Sam has presented his work nationally and internationally at festivals, conferences and performance series such as the 2018 Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Indexical, Composit, NUNC! 3, New Music Gathering, the International Conference on Music and Minimalism, Outer Ear Festival, and Omaha Under the Radar.

KATARINA MILJKOVIC
Non-Event At Home: Program 62
Tuesday, December 1, 2020<

KATARINA MILJKOVIC
Bandcamp release
Link coming Tuesday

KATARINA MILJKOVIC is a Boston-based composer who investigates the interaction between science, music and nature through collaborative musical performance. This interest led her to the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot’s essay “The Fractal Geometry of Natur”e and self-similar complex structures resulting in the cycle, Forest, “a dreamy piece, along the lines of Feldman or Brown, entirely captivating” (Signal to Noise). Her generative music has been described as “a refined, hypnotic dream” (Danas), “a work of musical and visual slow-motion with only a few delicately elaborated musical metaphors” (Radio Belgrade), and “ambient tone poem… that moved hypnotically through the sonic frame” (Lucid Culture).

NON-EVENT SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Online Fundraiser for NAICOB
Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8pm

Non-Event Support
Online Fundraiser Show for the North American Indian Center of Boston
Livestream Link

Featuring performances & pieces by...

JESSE KENAS COLLINS
RACHEL DEVORAH
BONNIE KANE
SOPHIE SHELY
DOUGLAS URBANK

With this show, we're urging people to donate to the North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB). The North American Indian Center of Boston has provided cultural, social, educational, and professional related services to the New England Native American community for 50 years. As the oldest urban Indian center in Massachusetts, the center's mission is to empower the Native American community with the goal of improving the quality of life for Indigenous peoples.

We encourage you to learn more about the North American Indian Center of Boston and make a donation, if you can.

This is the seventh of our monthly online concerts to raise awareness and money for social change. Each event will raise money for a different organization working for social and racial justice in Boston and beyond.

About the artists

JESSE KENAS COLLINS works with brass and woodwind instruments as well as simple systems of analog feedback. Working and living in Boston since 2008, he collaborates in various ad hoc groupings of improvisers in and around town. His solo works are funneled into small editions of recordings and occasional live performances.

RACHEL DEVORAH ROME is a sonic artist and feminist technologist. Her work seeks to reveal and reframe habits of autoecholocation (situating one’s self with/in sound/space). She is an Assistant Professor of Electronic Production and Design/Creative Coding at the Berklee College of Music.

Integrating saxophone, flute, feedback and electronics, electroacoustic pioneer and dedicated improvisor BONNIE KANE describes her work as avant-core: an extreme energy mix of psychedelic rock, hardcore, and avant-garde jazz. She has toured nationally and worldwide, performing extensively throughout the Eastern US. Her bands have been lauded for their “feats of bravery”, and for creating music that is “…the algebra of heart, brain, and soul.” A conductor of energy, her music is not for the timid.

SOPHIE SHELY is a musician, sound designer, producer, and video artist from Portland, Oregon who uses electronic-based music in conjunction with visual media and immersive spatialized audio to craft impactful emotional experiences. Sophie is a recent graduate from Berklee College of Music, from which she received a degree in Electronic Production and Design. Her work often centers on themes of love and loss, as well as the ephemerality of space, time, and identity.

DOUGLAS URBANK, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is an artist with a background in sculpture and drawing who began to experiment with filmmaking in 2008. His short films have screened in festivals and curated programs nationally and internationally. He is a founding member of the AgX filmmakers collective, established in 2015. He is also a member of of Fort Point Theatre Channel, an independent theater company bringing together an ensemble of artists from the worlds of theater, music, and visual arts. Between 2001 and 2013 he was regular host of a radio program devoted to experimental, improvisational, and other unconventional music and sound art.

GENE MACHINE 3.1
Non-Event At Home: Program 61
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 8pm

GENE MACHINE 3.1
a/v premiere
YouTube Link

GENE MACHINE has been the year long project of Syd White – an attempt at playing with the cybersomatic apparatuses that traverse our bodies. Syd likes to spend their time knitting and crocheting, reading books, and watching TikToks. Their favorite tea is licorice and they prefer graph paper over lined. They are one of those people that seem to always be cold. They have dreams about the ocean often. Their fish is named Bartleby. If they met you they would probably explain why.

Syd asks that you show your support by donating to the Tor Project

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LEAN
Non-Event At Home: Program 60
Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8pm

LEAN
a/v premiere|Live at the Arc guest curated, recorded, and edited by Abdul Sherzai
YouTube Link

LEAN is the sound collage, free bloop duo of Seamus Williams and Mickey O’Hara, two stalwarts of Worcester’s experimental music scene. They also host the free form experimental music show Music Under the Moon on WCUW.

Seamus and Mickey ask that you show your support by donating to the Massachusetts Bail Fund

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MORGAN EVANS-WEILER & J.P.A. FALZONE
Non-Event At Home: Program 59
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

MORGAN EVANS-WEILER & J.P.A. FALZONE
October in Buffalo album (Bandcamp)
Track list:
1. Improvisation
2. Neither/Nor
3. And/With
4. Double-Plus-Minus
5. And/Without
6. Improvisation?

MORGAN EVANS-WEILER and J.P.A. FALZONE have been collaborating since 2016. They are interested in durational performance and open systems and structures for music making. Their release 'Chordioid' was released in 2019 on Another Timbre records. They both also perform with the experimental ensemble Ordinary Affects.

Morgan and James ask that you show your support by donating to the National Bail Fund

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ESCAPE FROM AMERICA [Total Recall]
Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 3pm

Escape from America [Total Recall]
featuring

OLIVIA BLOCK
DEFORREST BROWN JR
FORBES GRAHAM
BONNIE JONES
JAN ST. WERNER
ANDI TOMA

Visuals by MICHAEL AKSTALLER

Escape from America is a collaborative, experimental live stream performance featuring four musicians from the US – Olivia Block (Chicago), DeForrest Brown, Jr., aka Speaker Music (New York City), Forbes Graham (Boston), and Bonnie Jones (Providence) –  playing together while apart, integrating the fallibilities of a/v communication into improvised practice. Their individual audio & video streams are mixed live by Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma for a concert/installation at the HKW (Haus der Kultern der Welt) in Berlin and live-streamed out to the world via YouTube & Twitch. Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut and HKW.

LIVESTREAM LINK - YouTube
LIVESTREAM LINK – Twitch

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

OLIVIA BLOCK is a composer and media artist based in Chicago. Her recorded compositions combine field recordings, chamber instruments, and electronic instruments. Block creates multimedia installations and performances utilizing field recordings, found sounds from micro cassette tapes, video, and curated 35mm slides. Block often performs her own solo pieces, utilizing electronically processed amplified objects, found recordings on tapes, and various techniques inside grand pianos.Her studio based compositions are published on Room40, Erstwhile, Glistening Examples, NNA, and Sedimental, among other labels.

DEFORREST BROWN, JR is a New York-based theorist, journalist, and curator. He produces digital audio and extended media as Speaker Music and is a representative of the Make Techno Black Again campaign. His most recent writing can be found at Afropunk, Artforum and Hyperallergic. Primary Information will publish his book Assembling a Black Counter Culture in the Winter, 2020-21. His latest release is Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry on Planet Mu.

FORBES GRAHAM is a trumpet player, electronic musician, and composer living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the founder of the Rock Flint Artists Retreat, and has appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero, Full Force, and Vision. He most recent solo release is Some of the Ten Days.

BONNIE JONES is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects. Bonnie was a founding member of the Transmodern Festival and CHELA Gallery and is currently a member of the High Zero Festival collective. In 2010, she co-founded TECHNE, an organization that introduces young female-identified women to technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. Born in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore and Providence on the lands of the Susquehannock, Piscataway, Algonquian, and Narrangansett.

JAN ST. WERNER is an artist and electronic music composer based in Berlin. Best known as one half of the electronic duo Mouse on Mars, he has also pursued a solo career creating music under his own name as well as Lithops, Noisemashinetapes and Neuter River. Starting in the mid-1990’s as part of Cologne’s A-Musik collective, St. Werner released a steady stream of records both as a solo artist and with Mouse on Mars. He has collaborated with Oval’s Markus Popp as Microstoria and with Andi Toma and Mark E. Smith as Von Südenfed. He has collaborated with visual artist Rosa Barba on music for her installations and films, since the 1990s. In the early 2000s, he acted as the artistic director for Amsterdam’s Institute for Electronic Music (STEIM). Werner has been a visiting lecturer at the Arts Culture and Technology department of MIT and is currently a professor for Interactive Art and Dynamic Acoustic Research at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, Germany.

ANDI TOMA is best known as one half of the pioneering electronic music duo Mouse on Mars. In addition to his work with MoM, he has produced albums by The Fall, Stereolab, Moondog, Junior Boys, Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, members of Kraftwerk, and many more. Toma has written music for installations and films and is running Paraverse Studios together with Jan St. Werner.

VENERATE THE PLOUGH
Non-Event At Home: Program 58
Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8pm

VENERATE THE PLOUGH
a/v premiere
8pm || YOUTUBE link

VENERATE THE PLOUGH
"From the door a stone stair curves upward spirally, passing two landings, and terminating in a third one, its steps all shapeless and hollow by the tread of so many generations of the seekers of knowledge. Life has flowed like water down this winding stair. There stood two people in flannels, but apart from their dress no one could look at their alert faces without seeing that they were open air men — men whose minds and tastes turned naturally to all that was robust. They plunged into formidable, dust-covered volumes, adorned with great texts of that strange, internal kingdom of which we are the hapless and helpless monarchs. There is no return of the singular sound, when suddenly there broke out of the silence of the night a hoarse cry, a positive scream — the call of a person who is moved and shaken beyond all control."

— pieced together from Arthur Conan Doyle's "Lot No. 249" by Seamus R. Williams

Please show your support for Venerate the Plough by donating to their PayPal: veneratetheplough@gmail.com

TIM JOHNSON
Non-Event At Home: Program 57
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 8pm


photo by Joseph Mauro

TIM JOHNSON (aka Poacher)
a/v premiere
8pm || YouTube Link

TIM JOHNSON is a noise artist and photographer living in Providence, Rhode Island. He performs solo as Poacher, plays in the bands Meat Dreams and Grease Release, and produces photobooks and zines. His work can be found on instagram as @horribleflesheater

Please show your support for Tim by donating to his venmo: Tim-Johnson-165

CHRIS STRUNK
Non-Event At Home: Program 56
Friday, November 6, 2020 at 8pm


photo by Lani Asuncion

CHRIS STRUNK
a/v premiere
8pm || YouTube Link

CHRIS STRUNK is a Boston based percussionist and drummer. His solo work focuses on cymbal overtones, friction, and the vibration and rattle of non traditional objects used as percussion instruments. He has been an active show promoter and musician in the Boston area for the past twenty years. He has been active in many groups such as Los Condenados, Avoidance, Taps, Phantom Rides, Sheer Anxiety, Conversions, Baja Blatz, Sleeper Cell, and many more. His released a solo cd called No Chart Could Map My Constellations on the Philadelphia based label Killing Time Between the Ice Ages in 2017, and recently authored a zine about the history of DIY punk spaces in Boston that was published by Free the Future Press and was nominated for a Broken Pencil Zine Award.

Please show your support for Chris via PayPal strunk.c@gmail.com

NON-EVENT SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Online Fundraiser for City Life/Vida Urbana
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 8pm

Non-Event Support
Online Fundraiser Show for City Life/Vida Urbana
Livestream Link | YouTube

Featuring performances & pieces by...

ASHA TAMIRISA
BILL T MILLER
LORD & JUNE
WALTER WRIGHT

This is the sixth in a series of online concerts to raise money for social change. Each event will raise money for a different organization working for social and racial justice in Boston and beyond.

For this show, we're encouraging people to donate to City Life/Vida Urbana, a grassroots community organization committed to fighting for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power. They promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders and build collective power to effect systemic change and transform society.

We urge you to learn more about City Life/Vida Urbana... and donate, if you can and help stop the displacement of low-income people of color in Boston.

About the artists

ASHA TAMIRISA works with sound, video, film, and researches media histories. Along with many colleagues, Asha co-founded OPENSIGNAL, a collective of artists concerned with the state of gender and race in electronic music and art practice. She now works with the organization TECHNE. Asha has taught courses at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Girls Rock! Rhode Island, and Street Level Youth Media in Chicago. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Bates College.

BILL T MILLER, a chameleon of sonic exploration, is a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, recording engineer, producer, filmmaker, photographer, artist, instrument builder and cat lover. From toy piano at two years old (in 1958) to starting a “band” with tennis racket guitar and trash can drums in the 60s to becoming a professional recording engineer / producer / live sound tech after graduating from College for the Recording Arts in San Francisco in 1976, his paths are always unfolding and looping. At recording college he took synthesizer courses with ARP 2600 and Emu synths and then worked (as live sound and recording engineer) in California until 1980. Eventually ending up in Boston working as a freelance recording engineer and live sound engineer and then starting his own Headroom Recording Studios. While much of his “professional career” was devoted to recording and photographing OTHER artists, he was always working on his own weirdo music bands in the shadows. Some of these adventures include Out of Band Experience (OBE) (with media barrage sampling and field recordings), Kings Of Feedback (bass, guitar, samples), Drum Army (percussion), Kings Of Slack (SubGenius Doktor), Zonkulator (mutated test equipment), and Orgy Of Noise (circuit bent toys, electro acoustic instruments, synthesizers) with over 20 full album releases on his own DIY labels (Immortal, ExtraTerrestrial, Burn This.) All available as FREE MP3s since 1997.

MAX LORD and SARA JUNE have been making performances together since 2006. Upon their first meeting, the pair quickly formed a shared understanding of the natural compatibility of their respective backgrounds (electronic noise and butoh dance). Their first work, Fern Study, was performed on a lawn at a garden party three months after they met. As Lord and June, they have presented improvisational duets, site-sensitive durational performance works, and historically informed visual-sound installations, often in unique locations. Together, they curated ZEROPLAN a popular salon that presented spontaneous collaborations of electronic sound improvisors with avant-garde movement performers in their loft in Downtown Crossing from 2007 until 2011. In 2009, they were invited to join the Mobius Artists Group which brought them into closer contact with the experimental performance community in Boston. Most recently, Lord and June were commissioned by the Boston University Art Galleries to create a work, Peacock, for performance alongside the internationally acclaimed Hiroshima Panels by Japanese artists Iri and Toshi Maruki.

WALTER WRIGHT is an interdisciplinary artist, his practice includes computer programming, electro-acoustic music, and video performance. His focus is on "improvisation as a way of being present in the world.” He plays in numerous groups including Egregoros, ELKA BONG, and ensemble inédit?!. In the early 1970s, Walter was one of the first video animators. He showed his work at the first computer art conference at the Kitchen (NYC, 1973). In 1973-76, as artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center, he pioneered video performance touring public access centers, colleges, and galleries with the Paik/Abe video synthesizer. He is a co-founder of 119 Gallery in Lowell, which started as a digital art gallery on the World Wide Web and became a vital center for improvisation for New England-based and visiting musicians as well as the original home of the community-based XFest festival.

FRKSE
Non-Event At Home: Program 55
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 8pm

FRKSE
a/v premiere
8pm on YouTube
YouTube Link

FRKSE is Boston’s apex in the (under)current of esoteric rhythmic noise and hypnotic sampling. The “Desecration Anxiety” series ushers the listener into a zone of texture and memory - awakening elder mantras, inspiring the sacred and the paradoxical. Forms of chaos dance within an interlocking aural array from today’s world of fear, upheaval and pursuit of transcendence. In an era where noise, outsider art, industrial and all scenes in-between have hit their most banal, FRKSE is a separate and disciplined sonic nomad - proceeding with few peers - and without reliance on the sensational. The respect is silent, present - reaches forward and is reflected back...” –J. Morse

Rajen asks that you show support by donating to Direct Relief.

CORALCOLA
Non-Event At Home: Program 54
Friday, October 23, 2020 at 8pm

CORALCOLA
live at the Arc | a/v premiere
guest curated by Abdul Sherzai

8pm on YouTube
YouTube Link

CORALCOLA is a broken pipe dream from Worcester, Massachusetts.

Coralcola asks that you show support by donating to The Trevor Project

THE AEROSOL-FREE TRANSNATIONAL PALAVERS
Non-Event At Home: Program 53
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 8pm

THE AEROSOL-FREE TRANSNATIONAL PALAVERS
livestream performance
An international assemblage of over 30 performers streaming and collaborating in real time. A communal event spanning space and time.

8pm on YouTube (not Zoom)
LIVE STREAM LINK

The Aerosol-free Transnational Palavers are...

Ricardo Arias (Colombia)
Kattt Atchley (California)
Linda Austin (Oregon)
Ras Moshe Burnett (New York)
Damian Catera (New Jersey)
Tania Caroline Chen (New York)
Martha Colby (Wyoming)
Viv Corringham (New York)
Terry Dame (New York)
Julian Day (New York)
Amy Denio (Washington)
Christi Denton (California)
Judy Dunaway (Estonia)
Taichiro Ei (Japan)
Francesco Fonassi (Italy)
Evan Gallagher (Mississippi)
Christoph Gallio (Switzerland)
Bruce Golden (Mississippi)
David Grollman (New York)
Katt Hernandez (Sweden)
id m theftable (Maine)
Heather Dia Jennings (Brazil)
Ayako Kanda (Japan)
Bonnie Kane (Massachusetts)
Brent Miller (California)
Jane Paik (Italy)
Maurice Rickard (Pennsylvania)
Bjorn Roche (New York)
Leslie Ross (Maine)
Steve Rush (Michigan)
Micah Silver (California)
Robyn Siwula (New York)
LaDonna Smith (Alabama)
Maria Angélica Valencia (Colombia)
Doug van Nort (Canada)
Kiku Wada (Hawaii)

Organized by Harriet Dakota
(final line-up)

DAVID DOGAN | JOY LEE
Non-Event At Home: Program 52
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7:30 & 8pm

JOY LEE
a/v premiere at 7:30pm
3 works: "Narration: Who am I," "Toledo," and "EOS"
YouTube Link

Joy requests that you show your support by donating to DFC World.
Direct donation link

DAVID DOGAN with TIM KWASNY
a/v premiere at 8pm
YouTube link

Please support David, if you can, via PayPal: @daviddogan

About the artists

JOY LEE is a singer, composer, sound designer and multimedia artist. She strives to create immersive experiences to maximize sharing the emotions with the audience and explores the endless possibilities of artistic expression through bold experimentation and cutting edge technology.

Her work encompasses contemporary electronic production, video production, multichannel AV installation, algorithmic composition, data sonification, interactive live performance and creating immersive digital environments including mixed reality.

DAVID DOGAN is a composer, poet, and electronic sound artist based in Boston, MA. His work is often interested in samples & loops & noise & experimentation. He recently acquired his Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from the Boston Conservatory.

New York City based video and performance artist TIM KWASNY uses his autobiographical practice as a form of therapy. His works span from absurd to humorous, to sometimes becoming an attack on the senses. Tim’s most recent showing was “Memory is a Silence, Sound Art in the Library”, at the Gabe M. Wiener Music and Arts Library. He was also the 2019 NAfME Electronic Music competition winner in the collegiate category. Tim received his BM in Music Composition from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2019. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Columbia University in Sound Art.

JEB BISHOP & FORBES GRAHAM
Non-Event At Home: Program 51
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 8pm

JEB BISHOP (trombone) & FORBES GRAHAM (electronics)
presented in collaboration with Digital Soup
8pm livestream: YouTube Link

Non-Event heads halfway out into the world for a livestream set featuring trombonist Jeb Bishop performing live at the Boston Cyberarts gallery in collaboration with Forbes Graham, who will be performing from his home.

If you’re near the Boston Cyberarts Gallery (located at 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain in the Green Street T station), you can watch from outside the gallery and listen to the stream on your phone. Please wear masks and observe social distancing.

About the artists

JEB BISHOP has performed, toured and recorded with groups including the Vandermark Five, the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, Terminal Four, School Days, Ken Vandermark's Territory Band, Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra, Globe Unity Orchestra, The Engines, and his own Jeb Bishop Trio. He also co-led the Lucky 7s project with New Orleans-based trombonist Jeff Albert, and is a member of the Boston-based cooperative quintet Cutout.

FORBES GRAHAM is a trumpet player, electronic musician, and composer living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the founder of the Rock Flint Artists Retreat, and has appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero, Full Force, and Vision.

Jeb & Forbes ask that you show your support by donating to The Okra Project.

VICTORIA CHEAH
Non-Event At Home: Program 50
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 8pm

VICTORIA CHEAH
a/v premiere YouTube Link
8pm

VICTORIA CHEAH (b. 1988, New York, NY) is a multi-disciplinary composer interested in boundaries, sustained energy, and social/performance rituals. Cheah has taught music, research, and writing related courses as an instructor at Longy School of Music, Brandeis University, and as a teaching fellow at Harvard University while completing her doctorate in music composition & theory at Brandeis University. She currently serves as the production manager of Talea Ensemble and a co-director of Score Follower.

Victoria requests that you show your support by donating to Score Follower.

STERILE GARDEN
Non-Event At Home: Program 49
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 8pm

STERILE GARDEN
a/v premiere (YouTube) Video LINK
premieres at 8pm

STERILE GARDEN is primarily the sound/image project of Jacob DeRaadt. The project is informed by DeRaadt’s experience in his late teens/early 20s working in construction settings for primary noise acousmatics. Field recording, tape manipulation, intense editing/cut-up, physical object manipulation, and synthesis combine to form the current form of the project.

Sterile Garden's live sets are typically constructed around films. They have made five films so far, and the project has primarily been a recording project, rather than something centered around a live event happening in real-time. The project seeks to combine aesthetics of industrial and music concrete traditions in new and innovative ways.

Please support Sterile Garden, if you can, via PayPal: jcbderaadt173@gmail.com

ANDY GRAYDON, A*rray
Non-Event At Home: Listening Party
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 8pm

ANDY GRAYDON, A*rray
online listening party (will not be archived)
8pm on the Non-Event YouTube channel

Non-Event is hosting a special online listening party on the eve of the pre-release of Andy Graydon’s collaborative music project A*rray. We will be streaming A*rray 2, one of the seven pieces in the release that includes the work of 29 musicians from around the world. A*rray 2 features Katie Porter, France Jobin, Pierre Gerard, and Klaus Janek.

About A*rray

A*rray is a new series of music compositions based on a moving image score by Andy Graydon. In response to the isolation and distancing imposed by the pandemic, Graydon began in April, 2020 to invite musicians and artists from around the world to play their own solo interpretations of the score, a four-channel video that forms the basis of his installation A* (2019). Graydon sorted these contributions into four-player ensembles, creating seven new 30-minute works. A central theme of the video score is the productive complexity of voices in conflict, and the necessity of dissonance in making meaningful connections. Each piece explores this terrain in unexpected and exciting ways, resulting in the lively variety across the series.

A*rray is being released on Bandcamp through Graydon’s own Internegative imprint, with a special pre-order starting October 2nd. The release includes all seven compositions, high resolution cover images, and a special download of the A* video score with the original installation soundtrack by sawako, Jan St Werner, Cecilia Lopez and Ryan Choi.

contributing artists: Cecilia Lopez, Ryan Choi, sawako, Jan St Werner, Barbara Held, Luke Martin, France Jobin, Delia Gonzalez, Stephen Vitiello, Pierre Gerard, Katie Porter, Gil Sansón, Kris Limbach, Richard Garet, José Rivera, Klaus Janek, Jonathan Zorn, Eden Girma, Amnon Wolman, Ensemble Musica Nova, Edwin Lo, Takeshi Nishimoto,David Sani, Jenn Grossman, Wendy Eisenberg

RACHEL DEVORAH + CARL TESTA
Non-Event At Home: Program 48
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 8pm

RACHEL DEVORAH + CARL TESTA (duo)
livestream (YouTube) livestream LINK
8pm

Carl Testa (New Haven) and Rachel Devorah (Boston) shape synthesized textures and original samples into a sonic structure spacialized for the stereo field remotely in real time with live coding in SuperCollider, Troop, and Hydra (all open source).

CARL TESTA is a multi-instrumentalist and composer at the intersection of improvised music, jazz, electronics, experimental music, and new media. As a performer/improviser, he is equally comfortable on string bass, electronics, lighting, and combinations thereof.

RACHEL DEVORAH ROME is a sonic artist and feminist technologist. Her work seeks to reveal and reframe habits of autoecholocation (situating one’s self with/in sound/space). She is an Assistant Professor of Electronic Production and Design/Creative Coding at the Berklee College of Music.

Rachel and Carl request that you show your support by donating to Critical Resistance

NON-EVENT SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Online Fundraiser for MassVOTE
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8pm

Non-Event Support
Online Fundraiser Show for MassVOTE
Livestream Link | YouTube

Featuring performances & pieces by...

A. CAMPBELL PAYNE
ANGELA SAWYER
ANDREW NEUMANN
WENHUA SHI

This is the fifth in a series of online concerts to raise money for social change. Each event will raise money for a different organization working for social and racial justice in Boston and beyond.

For this show, we're encouraging people to donate to MassVOTE, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to increase voter participation in Massachusetts. They advocate for electoral justice for the sake of building a government truly representative of the people. MassVOTE works to increase voter registration, education, and participation in historically underrepresented communities in Massachusetts to promote social, economic, environmental, and racial justice.

We urge you to learn more about MassVOTE... and donate, if you can!

About the artists

ANGELA SAWYER used to be a professional nice-lady, very artsy, who ran one weekly and four monthly comedy type shows, one of which was in her house. She also played horrible music no one liked and always worked 3 or 7 jobs because death comes for us all so your google calendar had better flow like niagra, damnit. Now that the end of the world is here, she plays jackbox late at night on discord and is not very good at either of those.

A. CAMPBELL PAYNE is a performer and composer based in Boston who creates dance and ambient music that explores the concepts of pattern, chance, repetition, recursion, time, and community.

ANDREW NEUMANN is an interdisciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including electronic music, sculpture, video and film installation. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, LEF Foundation and Harvestworks grants among other awards. He has been awarded residencies at MacDowell Colony, STEIM, Ucross Foundation, Djerassi, YADDO, among others.He has performed at Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Spectrum, ICA Boston, and other venues. He has had solo shows at bitforms Gallery, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, DeCordova Museum, 11Jane St. and the Boston Cyberarts Gallery. His videos have been shown on PBS, The Worldwide Video Festival, Artist Space and elsewhere. He is currently mixing a quartet CD, and preparing a solo electronic performance for CD release.

WENHUA SHI pursues a poetic approach to moving image making, and investigates conceptual depth in film, video, interactive installations and sound sculptures. His work has been presented at museums, galleries, and film festivals, including International Film Festival Rotterdam, European Media Art Festival, Athens Film and Video Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive, West Bund 2013: a Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary art, Shanghai, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism, and the Arsenale of Venice in Italy. He has received awards including the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Juror’s Awards from the Black Maria Film and Video Festival.

ZACH ROWDEN
Non-Event At Home: Program 47
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8pm


photo: Roxanne Pandolfi

ZACH ROWDEN
a/v premiere (YouTube) livestream LINK
premiere at 8pm

ZACH ROWDEN is a singular young voice in the American experimental music scene, dealing with the acoustic and performative possibilities of the upright/electric bass, violin and other instrumentation. Whether embracing microtonal fiddle music in his duo Tongue Depressor, contributing as a member and soloist in Iancu Dumitrescu and the late Ana-Maria Avram’s Hyperion Ensemble, collaborating with Tyshawn Sorey, Leila Bordreuil, Michael Foster and many others, Zach lends a distinct focus and sense of adventure to everything he touches.

Please support Zach, if you can, via Venmo: @Zach-Rowden
or by purchasing his music on Bandcamp zachrowden.bandcamp.com or Big Cartel zachrowden.bigcartel.com

+DOG+
Non-Event At Home: Program 46
Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8pm

+DOG+
a/v premiere (YouTube)livestream LINK
premiere at 8pm

+DOG+ is an experimental noise band that was formed in 1990 in Osaka Japan and then relocated to MA from 93-97, then to CA from 97-16, and then back to MA in 2016. +DOG+ has released about 50 albums over those years. +DOG+ also runs the label Love Earth Music and has sounds available at www.dognoise.bandcamp.com.

+DOG+ asks that you show your support by donating to Black Lives Matter.

TONGUE DEPRESSOR
Non-Event At Home: Program 45
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 8pm

Tongue Depressor
a/v premiere (YouTube)livestream LINK
premiere at 8pm

TONGUE DEPRESSOR is the New Haven-based duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass, electronics). They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Recent projects and releases include the the ongoing Fiddle Music series (currently at 5 volumes), Broad Is The Road That Leads To Death (2018 C/Site Recordings), and To See Not, a trio recording with percussionist Trevor Saint (Glockenspiel) out in January 2019 via Obsolete Staircases (Kentucky).

Please support Henry and Zach by purchasing their music through Bandcamp.

LAUTARO MANTILLA
Non-Event At Home: Program 44
Friday, September 4, 2020 at 8pm

Lautaro Mantilla
a/v premiere (YouTube)livestream LINK
premiere at 8pm

LAUTARO MANTILLA is a guitarist, composer, and improviser from Bogota, Colombia. He recently graduated from New England Conservatory (NEC) receiving a Doctorate in Composition, where he studied with Eliot Fisk, Joe Morris, Carla Kilhstedt, Anthony Coleman, and John Mallia.

Based in Boston, Mantilla is an active musician in the NY and Boston music scenes as well as a Faculty member of the Contemporary Improvisation department and the Chair of Contemporary Improvisation Preparatory School and Continuing Education, both at NEC.

Lautaro asks that you show your support by donating to the Center For Teen Empowerment.

JAVIER ROBIOU
Non-Event At Home: Program 43
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 8pm

Javier Robiou
a/v premiere (YouTube)livestream LINK
(Javier Robious: drums, piano, voice, and flute)

JAVIER ROBIOU is an artist born in the island of the Dominican Republic which he loves and admires. He began his studies at the University of Miami in jazz performance and then at Berklee College of Music in contemporary improvisation. He's currently based in Brooklyn.

Robiou is submerged in the music of life. As a musician and artist, he collaborates and perceives music as an everyday life symbiosis happening in real time.

Please support Javier, if you can:
Venmo: Javier Robiou

NON-EVENT SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Online Fundraiser for Black & Pink Boston
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 8pm

Non-Event Support
Online Fundraiser Show for Black and Pink Boston
Livestream Link | YouTube

Featuring performances by...

MARK CETILIA
BRITTANY KARLSON & MATT DELLIGATTI
LEAN
KATYA POPOVA/KATARINA MILJKOVIC

This is the fourth in a series of online concerts to raise money for social change. Each event will raise money for a different organization working for social and racial justice in Boston and beyond.

For this fourth fundraising show, we're encouraging people to donate to Black and Pink Boston, a national prison abolitionist organization, based in Boston, which is dedicated to dismantling the criminal punishment system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by the system through advocacy, support, and organizing.

We urge you to learn more about Black & Pink... and donate, if you can!

About the artists

MARK CETILIA is a sound / media artist working at the nexus of analog and digital technologies. Exploring the possibilities of generative systems in art, design, and sound practice, Cetilia’s work is an exercise in carefully controlled chaos. He is a member of the media art group Redux, recipients of a Creative Capital grant in Emerging Fields, and the electroacoustic ensemble Mem1, described by The Grove Dictionary of American Music as “a complex cybernetic entity” whose “evolving, custom-built systems are as important an aspect of the duo’s achievements as their ever-innovative sound.”

Bassist/vocalist BRITTANY KARLSON is an adventurous musician with roots in jazz, American folk music, and improvised music. She has performed across the USA, Canada, and Europe in a variety of ensemble settings, including improvised trio Letter Castle and American old-time/bluegrass/Swedish string band The Goodbye Girls. When performing solo, Karlson improvises, performs original songs under the moniker Karl, or ducks behind her bass to perform a lighthearted puppet show with many props.

LEAN is the sound collage, free bloop duo of Seamus Williams and Mickey O’Hara, two stalwarts of Worcester’s experimental music scene. They also host the free form experimental music show Music Under the Moon on WCUW.

KATYA POPOVA is multidisciplinary artist, working at the intersection of physical texture, shadow, and sound. Her works explore what could have been by tracing the physical gestures and material qualities of everyday things.

Composer KATARINA MILJKOVIC investigates interaction between science, music and nature through collaborative musical performance. Her generative music has been described as “a refined, hypnotic dream” (Danas), “a work of musical and visual slow-motion with only a few delicately elaborated musical metaphors” (Radio Belgrade), and “ambient tone poem… that moved hypnotically through the sonic frame” (Lucid Culture).

PAIN CHAIN
Non-Event At Home: Program 42
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 8pm

Pain Chain
a/v premiere (YouTube)livestream LINK
Tuesday at 8pm

PAIN CHAIN is a non binary/queer noise artist from Massachusetts. They produce a variety of soundscapes and use noise as a catharsis. There is also an antifascist message tied into the project. Listening to their work is the easiest way to get to know them and feel what they feel.

Please support Pain Chain, if you can:
Venmo: painchain
PayPal: mutualaidrecords@gmail.com

BILL T MILLER
Non-Event At Home: Program 41
Friday, August 21, 2020 at 8pm


Artwork image/photo by Bill T Miller & Sheri Hausey

Bill T Miller
a/v premiere (YouTube)livestream LINK
Friday at 8pm

Bill T Miller on Buchla Easel and Acoustic Laptop creating multi-media sound art trip out visuals and sonics from Headroom Studios in Boston (in the KITCHEN) for NON EVENT At Home series - AUGUST 21st 2020.

Another adventure with Doktor BTM exploring the ARTS in this LIVE IMPROV Orgy Of Noise with Buchla Music Easel Command 208c and his custom BTM Acoustic Laptop Artbox Sonic Sculpture with glitched out arty visuals encompassing spinart & wet shows & super-8 films & tie-dyed artifacts & circuit bent glitch processors & mirrors & painting & digital fx & oscilloscope wavs & day glow blacklights & strobes & polaroids & black and white film photography & tin foil hat meltdown theories and excessive STEREOPHONIC DIMENSIONAL AUDIO... drawing from every sonic realm of sound from drone to prog to electro acoustic to glitch to NOISE and beyond ...and somehow existing in a psychedelic overload looking through the window pain inside of yer brain as it crinkles like a fried out color melt ice cream dream void basking into the orange sunshine purple haze giving you a glimpse of the so called ArtNotArt NOODLE BRAINO of BTM. Can YOU dig it????

All the ELECTRONIC SOUNDS are LIVE from one machine the BUCHLA EASEL.... designed by the legendary DON BUCHLA as a live performance electronic musical instrument with the focus on creating SOUND ART (this BTM performance has no overdubs, just a bit of KAOSS DELAY all in the moment.) This is the sound of ELECTRICITY pulsing through the circuitry of flowing electrons via sequential voltage all in the hands & ears of Bill T Miller of Orgy Of Noise into a bit of blip bloop tronic excursion beyond the other realms where the lost grooves of buchla bongos and krello machines seem to ride a haze of cozmic rainbow blues in sync with a mutant cone of noise wavefolding and tickling the frequencies of yer soul. dig in deep.... and SHARE.

BILL T MILLER, a chameleon of sonic exploration, is a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, recording engineer, producer, filmmaker, photographer, artist, instrument builder and cat lover. From toy piano at two years old (in 1958) to starting a “band” with tennis racket guitar and trash can drums in the 60s to becoming a professional recording engineer / producer / live sound tech after graduating from College for the Recording Arts in San Francisco in 1976, his paths are always unfolding and looping. At recording college he took synthesizer courses with ARP 2600 and Emu synths and then worked (as live sound and recording engineer) in California until 1980. Eventually ending up in Boston working as a freelance recording engineer and live sound engineer and then starting his own Headroom Recording Studios. While much of his “professional career” was devoted to recording and photographing OTHER artists, he was always working on his own weirdo music bands in the shadows. Some of these adventures include Out of Band Experience (OBE) (with media barrage sampling and field recordings), Kings Of Feedback (bass, guitar, samples), Drum Army (percussion), Kings Of Slack (SubGenius Doktor), Zonkulator (mutated test equipment), and Orgy Of Noise (circuit bent toys, electro acoustic instruments, synthesizers) with over 20 full album releases on his own DIY labels (Immortal, ExtraTerrestrial, Burn This.) All available as FREE MP3s since 1997.

BTM’s quest has looped back around to a nostalgic look forward incorporating ALL of the past adventures while moving sideways in time in to an unknown future think void. Living in Boston for over three decades and giving every moment to this insatiable desire to CREATE and SHARE is his true path.

BTM requests that you show your support by "donating to whatever cause YOU believe in and DONATING YER TIME to DIRECTLY HELP a PERSON (friend family stranger) in the "real world" whatever that means to you.... citing the classic quote "THINK GLOBALLY.... ACT LOCALLY." So... ACT NOW... right NOW and EVERYDAY.

and of course GIVE THANX and TIME and CASH to Non-Event."

ELI NEUMAN-HAMMOND and STEFAN CHRISTENSEN
Non-Event At Home: Program 40
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Eli-Neuman-Hammond
"Sanded Recording of a Decade" (audio/Bandcamp

Stefan Christensen
Passage.Thruways.Bent (audio/Bandcamp)
featuring David Shapiro, drums

About the artists

ELI NEUMAN-HAMMOND is a composer from Marblehead, Massachusetts. He often works with microphones and other resonant membranes to examine social spaces and activities. He has a recent release, 16 Recordings of Ephemeral Percussion Ensembles, on Seattle’s and/OAR imprint, and is currently working on a suite of songs for slide whistle.

Eli requests that you show your support by donating to the Agrarian Trust or to Non-Event.

New Haven-based artist STEFAN CHRISTENSEN’s work is known for its contemplative and melancholic mood; always filtered through a home-recorded, DIY dirge that hits a wide range of sounds; from gentle acoustic work and long form drone, to wiry post punk songwriting, freakout psychedelia and beyond. In 2007, after years of playing in hardcore and punk outfits, Christensen formed his best known act, avant-punk quartet Estrogen Highs. The band released numerous full lengths and EP’s, and toured extensively before parting in 2015. Christensen himself moved swiftly into solo work at that time and has since been releasing a steady stream of music, as well as touring in the US and Europe. As a solo artist Christensen incorporates a 4-track home-recording style, somber tone and skirts the line between song and noise, often blurring said line. A collage of textures and tones land his work somewhere in the realm of the much heralded Xpressesway, Siltbreeze and Twisted Village labels. Christensen released tapes and EP’s on such esteemed labels as Night People, ever/never and I Dischi Del Barone before releasing his 2017 Shake Off The Village full length, which received widespread acclaim. It was followed by 2018’s City Code on Belgium’s Knotwilg label and two in 2019, Unknown Forture (accompanied by all members of Headroom and Mountain Movers) and the acclaimed The Upcoming Flame on France’s bruit direct label.

Christensen is also a frequent collaborator in the fertile New Haven free rock underground. He plays guitar for psych heavyweights Headroom (Trouble In Mind Records), as well as being a member of guitar improv trio Center (formally Nagual). He also runs C/Site Recordings, a label that serves not only to release music from his New Haven cohort but the world at large.

Please support Stefan, if you can, via PayPal: csiterecordings@gmail.com
Stefan will pass on donations to local and national anti-racist organizations.

BONNIE KANE
Non-Event At Home: Program 39
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 8pm


Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Bonnie Kane
a/v premiere YouTube at 8pm

Integrating saxophone, flute, feedback and electronics, electroacoustic pioneer and dedicated improvisor BONNIE KANE describes her work as avant-core: an extreme energy mix of psychedelic rock, hardcore, and avant-garde jazz.

She was influenced by an unusually early exposure to Sun Ra, studies with Sonny Simmons, Paul McCandless, Glenn Moore, Ralph Towner (Oregon), and Jon Raskin (Rova Saxophone Quartet). A stint in the original Club Foot Orchestra, whose members then included Snakefinger (The Residents) and Eric Drew Feldman (Capt Beefheart), introduced her to electronic processing for horns, and brief study at Mills College under Anthony Braxton solidified her direction.

A bandleader since the 1990s, with over 40 releases, those she has performed and recorded with include: John Spencer, Tatsuya Nakatani, Chris Forsyth, Kevin Shea, Shayna Dulberger, Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut, Blaise Siwula, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Chris Welcome, Federico Ughi, Walter Wright, Andrea Pensado, Chris Strunk, and John Loggia. New collaborations are continually evolving.

She has toured nationally and worldwide, performing extensively throughout the Eastern US. Her bands have been known for “scalp shearing shows”, “feats of bravery”, and for music that is “…the algebra of heart, brain, and soul.” A conductor of energy, her music is not for the timid.
Buy music at http://bonniekane.bandcamp.com

Please show your support for Bonnie if you can via PayPal.

ED OSBORN
Non-Event At Home: Program 38
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 8pm

Ed Osborn
a/v premiere YouTube at 8pm

ED OSBORN works with many forms of electronic media including installation,video, sound, and performance. He has presented his work throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia, and New Zealand. He is Professor of Visual Art and Music at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Ed requests that you show your support by donating to Campaign Zero or to Non-Event.

LORD AND JUNE
Non-Event At Home: Program 37
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8pm


photo by Margaret Bellafiore

Lord and June
a/v premiere YouTube at 8pm

MAX LORD and SARA JUNE have been making performances together since 2006. Upon their first meeting, the pair quickly formed a shared understanding of the natural compatibility of their respective backgrounds (electronic noise and butoh dance). Their first work, Fern Study, was performed on a lawn at a garden party three months after they met. As Lord and June, they have presented improvisational duets, site-sensitive durational performance works, and historically informed visual-sound installations, often in unique locations. Together, they curated ZEROPLAN a popular salon that presented spontaneous collaborations of electronic sound improvisors with avant-garde movement performers in their loft in Downtown Crossing from 2007 until 2011.

In 2009, they were invited to join the Mobius Artists Group which brought them into closer contact with the experimental performance community in Boston. Most recently, Lord and June were commissioned by the Boston University Art Galleries to create a work, Peacock, for performance alongside the internationally acclaimed Hiroshima Panels by Japanese artists Iri and Toshi Maruki.

As a duo, they have worked often with other collaborators, particularly Yuka Takahashi, Liz Roncka, Nathan Andary, Steve Norton, and Matthew Samolis.

For this performance, Max and Sara ask people to support the Foster Parrots Sanctuary in Rhode Island.

ASHA TAMIRISA
Non-Event At Home: Program 36
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

photo by Peter Gumaskas

ASHA TAMIRISA
Waiting is a Place album (Bandcamp)

ASHA TAMIRISA works with sound, video, film, and researches media histories. Along with many colleagues, Asha co-founded OPENSIGNAL, a collective of artists concerned with the state of gender and race in electronic music and art practice. She now works with the organization TECHNE. Asha has taught courses at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Girls Rock! Rhode Island, and Street Level Youth Media in Chicago. Asha is currently an Assistant Professor at Bates College.

Asha requests that you show support by donating to artist and activist "Torri-Pelletier" via venmo. Funds will contribute to their day to day security as they take big leaps during a trying time.

BEIGE
Non-Event At Home: Program 35
Friday, July 31, 2020

BEIGE (YouTube)
Pre-recorded Live Set (recorded July 29, 2020)
premieres Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8pm
YOUTUBE LINK

About the artists

BEIGE is the improvising duo of Stella Silbert and Liam Kramer-White. Formed in parallel to their studies at Hampshire College, the duo has evolved with their interests in improvisation and electroacoustic sounds and their re-presentation. They have presented works at Hampshire College and throughout the Northeast.

Liam Kramer-White (Western MA) is an improviser, composer, and sound artist. He plays synthesizer, mixing board, field recordings, open electronics and amplified objects. His work deals with sensing apparatuses, actions, and their consequences. Liam has performed solo, and in duos with Stella Silbert, Arkm Foam, Seamus Williams and has presented sound and light installations with the Li(ight)fe Ensemble.

Stella Silbert is an artist who currently works primarily with field recordings and improvisation on no-input mixing board and turntable. She performs solo as Sweetness the Point of Song, in the duo Beige with Liam Kramer-White, and in Trone with Liam Kramer-White and Phill Parks. She is based in Northampton, MA.

To show support Stella and Liam are asking for donations to help with their friend Walker's healing.
links for donations and more info:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-walker-get-back-on-the-road-to-healing/ https://walkerstorz.com/

NI ZHENG
Non-Event At Home: Program 34
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Ni Zheng (Bandcamp)
"Abyssal"

The piece's primary sound source is the ARP 2600, a subtractive synthesizer that I had been experimenting with for the past few years. After deconstructing and processing the sounds created with the ARP, I superimposed them with other heterogeneous sounds, including vocal and plastic sounds, and compressed them together into complex sound conglomerations.

About the artist

NI ZHENG is a composer, performer, and sound artist based in Boston, MA. Her work spans acoustic instrumental composition, fixed media, mixed media, and sound installation. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Composition at the New England Conservatory.

Please support Ni, if you can:
Venmo: @NiZheng

NON-EVENT SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Online Fundraiser for the Nubian Square Public Art Initiative
Friday, July 24, 2020 at 8pm

Friday, July 24th at 8pm | YouTube
Non-Event Support
Online Fundraiser Show for the Nubian Square Public Art Initiative

Featuring performances by...

ANDREA PENSADO
BROMP TREB
ID M THEFT ABLE
RETRIBUTION BODY

This is the third in a series of online concerts to raise money for social change. Each event will raise money for a different organization working for social and racial justice in Boston and beyond.

For this third fundraising show, we're encouraging people to donate to a new public art initiative by Roxbury's Black Market Nubian's. The goal of the Nubian Public Art Initiative is to develop a series of public murals and installations as a catalyst for neighborhood economic empowerment by the community, for the community.

We urge you to learn more about Black Market Nubian... and donate, if you can!

About the artists

ANDREA PENSADO is an experimental musician, composer, and organizer, based in Salem, Massachusetts. While she initially composed for acoustic instruments, she was increasingly attracted to working with electronics to create a far more abrasive sound world. In her current work, she employs a highly personal sonic language using harsh, dense layers of sounds, often interwoven with her voice. Her live, interactive musical systems and use of invented language combine into inherently unstable performances full of ecstatic energy. In addition to her solo work, she has longtime collaborations with Chris Strunk & Walter Wright as Los Condenados, and Jen Gelineau & Stephanie Germaine as Phurnne. She also curates the Sonorium concert series in Salem.

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. Hince 2002 or so, he has put many recordings in circulation and has performed at fancy-pants places like ICA Boston and the High Zero Festival as well as countless basements, bars, lofts, living rooms, closets and art spaces all around North America and Europe.He lives in Western Massachusetts

Known for his insubordinate and virtuosic improvisational approach to electroacoustic music, id m theft able’s performances consist of stream-of-consciousness vocal technique, performative manipulations and gestures with collected objects, as well as the use of an amplified wire and wood sculpture that amasses echoes, shrieks, crashes, and creaks — assembling all manner of media sources. His works fit into an expansive visual universe and release history collected in mangdisc, an audiovisual label that serves as a vehicle for distribution (including a “found” series) that releases modest quantities of individualized works presented in whatever medium is available at the time. Id M Theft Able performs within and without the realms of noise, avant-improvisation, sound poetry, performance, etc. using voice, found objects, electronics, and whatever else is available. He has given hundreds of performances across four continents in various settings.

M AZEVEDO is a Providence, RI based composer, mastering engineer, and acoustician who works with infrasound, seismic vibration, radio waves, and other inaudible wave phenomena to explore the relationship between people and their unsensed environment. Their work as RETRIBUTION BODY uses custom subwoofers and modular synthesizers to generate subbass frequencies which activate the modal resonances of built environments, auralizing the architecture of performance spaces though dense fields of standing waves. Retribution Body uses Zen meditation practice as a framework to understand and communicate their lived experience as an autistic person immersed in unseen social currents, crafting work that is simultaneously minimalist and overwhelming.

LUKE MARTIN
Non-Event At Home: Program 33
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Luke Martin (YouTube)
"for james" a/v premiere at 8pm

About the artist

LUKE MARTIN is an experimental composer, performer, writer, and poet. His work focuses on silence, blandness and boredom, radical contingency, and imaginaries, where music does not primarily have anything to do with sound or intentionality. One question that has been preoccupying him lately is what a practice of absolute contingency might be (its consequences, politics, ethics). He co-runs the co-incidence festival with Aaron Foster Breilyn, curates vespers concerts, and is part of Ordinary Affects.

Luke requests that you show your support by donating to Non-Event.

A. CAMPBELL PAYNE livestream
Non-Event At Home: Program 32
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8pm

A. Campbell Payne (YouTube)
livestream at 8pm

About the artist

A. CAMPBELL PAYNE is a performer and composer based in Boston who creates dance and ambient music that explores the concepts of pattern, chance, repetition, recursion, time, and community.

Campbell requests that you show your support by donating to the Dorchester Community Care mutual aid fund to be redistributed to those who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

SOHIN HWANG
Non-Event At Home: Program 31
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 8pm

Sohin Hwang (YouTube)
video premiere at 8pm

About the artist

SOHIN HWANG is an artist and writer working on issues around art, technology, and society. Her recent project involves performance art and cybernetics in the mid 20th century with an attention to materiality, producer-audience relationship, and public formation. Her writing and artworks have been presented in research institutions and experimental journals. She recently finished a doctoral degree at the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar. She enjoys imaginary gardening.

Sohin requests that you show your support by donating to the Boston Ujima Project or Non-Event.

DAVE SEIDEL + GREG KOWALSKI (duo)
Non-Event At Home: Program 30
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 8pm

Dave Seidel + Greg Kowalski (duo) (YouTube)
livestream at 8pm

About the artists

DAVE SEIDEL was born in Hudson, NY in 1958 and received a BA in Music Theory & Composition from Simon’s Rock College in 1978, studying with Larry Wallach and Thom Lipiczky. He also studied classical guitar with Edward Flower for a time.

In the 1980s he played electric guitar in the Downtown NYC new music scene, working in ensembles led by composers Lois V Vierk, Scott Johnson, Guy Klucevsek, and Bill Obrecht, and co-leading the band People Falling. He premiered the electric version of Vierk’s 五 Guitars (Go Guitars) for five microtonally-tuned guitars, live and on Simoom (Experimental Intermedia CD, 1990), and recorded Vierk’s Red Shift on River Beneath the River (Tzadik CD, 2000). He performed at a wide variety of venues, ranging from night clubs (CBGB, Mudd Club) to downtown performance spaces (The Kitchen, Dia Art Foundation, Dance Theater Workshop) to concert halls (New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Minneapolis’ Walker Arts Center) and at several new music festivals (New Music America in Los Angeles, Bang On A Can in New York, and Styrian Autumn in Graz, Austria).

Since 2004, Seidel has been focused on composing and performing electronic music, usually with a microtonal and/or drone emphasis. Starting in 2009, he spent several years actively participating in the northern New England improv scene at venues such as 119 Gallery, and XFest. He has presented his solo and collaborative work at Electronic Music Midwest, SEAMUS, North Country Electronic Music Festival, PVDLoopFest, and The Thing in the Spring. He also does live sound design for Greg Kowalski’s Machine 5 Theatre Works. He lives in Peterborough, NH.

The work of digital media artist GREG KOWALSKI lies at the intersection of theater and performance art. His performance pieces incorporate interactive video projection systems of his own design that use movement, light or sound to create live visuals. Greg has also projected for numerous sound artists using his systems. The ability to create images through performance is essential to his concept of live projection.

In 2014 he founded Machine 5 Theatre Works and staged an adaptation of Sarah Kane’s “Crave ” which received the Excellence Award for directing at the 2014 International New York Fringe Festival. In 2016 he directed an adaptation of Beckett’s “Play”. In 2019 he staged “Between the Day and the Night”, a performance he wrote and directed based on found footage of French master Georges Rouault burning 300 of his paintings in a factory furnace.

Greg was the co-founder of the interdisciplinary Qfwfq duo (1997 - 2010). In 2017 he filmed “7 Images”, a collection of seven performances by Peter J. Wood released by Invocation Films.

Dave and Greg request that you show your support by donating to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

NEIL LEONARD and BRENDAN MURRAY
Non-Event At Home: Program 29
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Neil Leonard (video/YouTube)
"Home on the 4th" a/v piece, premiere: 8pm

“Home on the 4th” was written during social turmoil, quarantine, and personal reflection. It consists of five real-time, audio-visual improvisations to reflect the times. This piece was completed on the 4th of July.

Brendan Murray (audio/Bandcamp)
Non-Event July 2020 (album)

Part 1 was composed in part for a performance curated by Non-Event in collaboration with AgX Film Collective. Part 2 was recorded at home.

About the artists

NEIL LEONARD is a sound artist, saxophonist and composer. He often performs his compositions for saxophone and electronics with top musicians and folkloric ensembles. Recent sound installations explore how global marketing impacts our listening, and were made in collaboration with bartenders, biologists, street criers and dock workers. For years, he has created projects engaging musicians living in both the United States and Cuba, where art is both a final result, and means to circumvent prohibition. Leonard's outdoor quadrophonic sound installation "Sonance for the Precession" is presently heard outside the Usdan Gallery at Bennington College, where it plays 30 minutes before sunset, daily from February 28-May 9. He is the Artistic Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts Institute, at Berklee College of Music. Neil's latest album on Bandcamp: https://neilleonard.bandcamp.com/album/matanzas

Neil requests that you show your support by donating to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

BRENDAN MURRAY is a composer of electronic music for film, performance and live presentation. Active since the late 1990's, he brings elements of noise, durational sound and sampling to his music, often with an emphasis on repetition and drone.

He has performed solo concerts across the United States and Canada, assembled sound track work for multiple films and performances and collaborated with like minded musicians and visual artists throughout his career.

Brendan requests that you show your support by donating to Familes for Justice as Healing.

JOHN MALLIA and ROBERT GERARD PIETRUSKO
Non-Event At Home: Program 28
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Robert Gerard Pietrusko (video/YouTube)
30 minute performance with subsequent real-time video mix using custom software.
premiere: 8pm

Cadence pt.1 15'43"
Pershing Red Skies 07'39"
Cadence pt.2 05'38"

«CADENCE» (2020) explores the foundational role of cadence in tonal music. The piece unpacks a five note piano cadence—synchronically and diachronically—in microtonal detail. Part two returns to the cadence at a vastly different time scale and explodes its timbre through non-linear wave-shaping.

«Pershing Red Skies» (2019) is an extrapolation on a piano motif recorded in the Winter of 2019. The piece was inspired by the atmosphere of Alexei Yurchak's book, Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More, about the end of the Soviet system and the contradictions felt by the Soviet citizens.

John Mallia (audio/Bandcamp)
Vestige: Study for illapse (2020)

In this study, a noise-veiled chord progression with slowly oscillating trills is grafted onto the upper harmonic structure of a ‘hidden’ chorale melody that lies below the lower limit of audible frequency. The majority of recorded sounds utilized in Vestige were produced by bowing string instruments (guitars, mandolin, banjo, phonoharp, and e-bowed dulcimer). Noise and artifacts resulting from bowing with unstable materials pervades the composition. Sustained tones from the reeds of a pump organ are also present. All recordings were made by the composer and carefully re-tuned to match the construct of the hidden model.

About the artists

ROBERT GERARD PIETRUSKO is a designer and composer based in Somerville, MA. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris and has been exhibited in more than 15 countries at venues such as MoMA, Akademie der Künste, Palais de Tokyo, and the Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2019, Pietrusko was the Wilder Green Architecture Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Previous residencies include UPIC/CCMIX (2000), EMPAC (2011), and ZKM (2011). His most recent album «Six Microphones» was released on LINE imprint in 2019. Pietrusko is currently an associate professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University, and a visiting faculty member at the Strelka Institute in Moscow.

Robert requests that you show your support by donating to the Artists for Humanity Boston

JOHN MALLIA is a composer and educator living in Dedham, Massachusetts. His compositional process is informed by spatial constructs and concepts, and a fascination with presence, ritual, and the thresholds standing between states of existence or awareness. John directs the Robert Ceely Electronic Music Studio at the New England Conservatory where he is a member of the Composition faculty. He also teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

John requests that you show your support by donating to Autism Speaks.

NON-EVENT SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Online Fundraiser for G|Code House
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 8pm

Saturday, June 27th at 8pm | YouTube
Non-Event Support
Online Fundraiser Show for G|Code House

Featuring performances by...

DAMON SMITH with JEROME BRYERTON
(performing works by Cecil Taylor & Benjamin Patterson)
JOSEPH ALLRED
LINDA GALE AUBRY & MIKE BULLOCK
VICTORIA SHEN

This is the second in a series of fundraisers concerts to raise money for social change. Each event will raise money for a different organization working for social and racial justice in Boston and beyond.

For this second fundraising show, we're encouraging people to donate to G|Code House. Based in Roxbury, G|Code offers young women of color a safe co-living, working, and learning community where they learn cutting-edge technology skills, gain employment experience and connect with our world-renowned network of mentors, advisors, and enterprise partners.

We urge you to learn more about their important and innovative work... and donate, if you can!

About the artists

DAMON SMITH studied double bass with Lisle Ellis and has had lessons with Bertram Turetzky, Joëlle Léandre, 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.

JEROME BRYERTON is a drummer and painter based in Chicago. His artistic expression evolved from years of playing drums in rock, jazz and experimental groups. Performing solo or collaboratively, he's toured and recorded internationally with many notable improvisers. Jerome is also part owner of a large industrial silk screening operation in Chicago.

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 his 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 free improvising and avant-garde and minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, Charlemagne Palestine, Terry Riley, and Henry Flynt.

LINDA GALE AUBRY is a multimedia artist and musician. Her interdisciplinary approach integrates sculpture, animation, video, painting, porcelain, and electronic music. She creates performances and installations that draw on her mastery of ornamental and decorative techniques, and which support the experience of serenity and self-reflection. She has received support from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and has been presented at Vox Populi Gallery and Fringe Arts in Philadelphia; Wave Farm in Acra, NY; and Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden.

MIKE BULLOCK is a composer, improviser, visual artist, and writer based in Western Massachusetts. Bullock has been performing since the mid 90s at venues across the US and in Europe, including Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden; Instants Chavirés in Paris; Café OTO in London; Experimental Intermedia and ISSUE Project Room in New York City; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and EMPAC in Troy, NY. In June 2015, Bullock received a Performance Grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

VICTORIA SHEN is a New England-based noise musician, visual artist, and instrument-maker. Shen's sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Shen’s music floods its location acting as a form of sculpture. Her music features analog modular synthesizers (Flower Electronics), contact microphones, and other self-built electronics. These instruments are designed to electronically reproduce chaotic systems, systems which are highly sensitive to small changes in their initial parameters. The resulting music eschews conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of the extreme textures and gestural tones.

ELIZABETH WITTE, LIZ TONNE, LINDA GALE AUBRY
Non-Event At Home: Program 27
Friday, June 26, 2020

Elizabeth Witte, Liz Tonne, and Linda Gale Aubry
Private Collections and Public Displays (audio/Bandcamp)

ELIZABETH WITTE is a writer and editor based in Western Massachusetts. She is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Poetry with work appearing in a variety of journals, including Prelude, Word For/ Word, and Denver Quarterly. She is Associate Editor of The Common and Director of The Common in the Classroom. Her chapbook Dry Eye is available from Dancing Girl Press.

LIZ TONNE is a contemporary vocalist.
Her work explores the art of vocalization at the periphery of traditional technique.
Her work concomitantly explores voice at the center of its most familiar role as an unflinchingly human instrument.
She has recently begun to work more consciously with words and language and jumped at the chance to walk more deeply into this woods with Witte and Aubry.

LINDA GALE AUBRY is a multimedia artist and musician. Her interdisciplinary approach integrates sculpture, animation, video, painting, porcelain, and electronic music. She creates performances and installations that draw on her mastery of ornamental and decorative techniques, and which support the experience of serenity and self-reflection. She has received support from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and has been presented at Vox Populi Gallery and Fringe Arts in Philadelphia; Wave Farm in Acra, NY; and Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden.

Elizabeth, Liz, and Linda ask that you send donations to the National Bail Fund Network or a justice organization of your choice.

VIC RAWLINGS
Non-Event At Home: Program 26
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 8pm

Vic Rawlings
(video/YouTube)

Music Video
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 8pm

Recorded May 30, 2020 in The Concrete Room, Northampton, MA

VIC RAWLINGS is a musician (improviser / composer / performer), electroacoustic instrument builder, filmmaker, sound installation artist, and freelance teacher based in Northampton, Massachusetts.

“...the sense of danger, the awareness that the music is poised permanently on the edge of disintegration and collapse. Despite its refusal to make the slightest concession to the listener, the music draws you in and doesn’t let you go.” -The Wire

Vic asks that you donate to Non-Event or Violence in Boston on his behalf.

PISAURA (Michael Pisaro-Liu & Zizia)
Non-Event At Home: Program 25b
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 5:45pm

Pisaura (Michael Pisaro-Liu & Zizia)
(video/YouTube)

"Asteraceae 26. ht21 º72 inimeG atseV"
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 5:45pm

Composed from field recordings of performances around Los Angeles during winter 2018-2019. Pisaura used astrological charts to determine patterns of composing, performing, recording, and producing music with celestial and terrestrial rhythms. Special version with video created during the coronavirus quarantine for Non-Event at Home to be premiered on the solstice.

MICHAEL PISARO-LIU (Los Angeles) is a guitarist, composer, and member of the Wandelweiser collective. Pisaro-Liu works with silence, field recordings, electronics, improvisation, and diverse instrumental ensembles. Pisaro-Liu teaches composition and experimental music at the California Institute of the Arts.

ZIZIA is Amber Wolfe Rounds and Jarrod Fowler (both based in MA). Wolfe composes musical scores from celestial maps. Fowler samples environmental sounds from terrestrial habitats. Zizia harmonizes celestial and terrestrial rhythms to create ecological sound art with field recordings, natural objects, and (non-)musical instruments.

Pisaura's debut album, Asteraceae will be released on June 20 on Sedimental records.

Pisaura request that you show your support by donating to Agrarian Trust

COLE BLOUIN & ROBIN MEEKER-CUMMINGS (duo)
Non-Event At Home: Program 25a
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8pm

Cole Blouin & Robin Meeker-Cummings (video/YouTube)
live improvised set
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8pm

COLE BLOUIN is a Boston-based composer and improviser whose work increasingly deals with temporal streams, in isolation and juxtaposition - the articulation of time by sound; the self-revealing of sound through time; the contrasting temporal flows of one type of sound or material against, before, or after another. This is explored through extremes of density and stasis; repetition and rupture; pure intonation and noise. Metaphors drawn from the non-human world are frequent - the play of waves; the contours of mountains; the branching of trees; the layered hocketing of birdsong. This work strives to function both as an attempt to communicate lived perceptual experience and to imagine new perceptual experiences, which, themselves, might inform how we listen, how we see, how we interact, how we relate. Imagination can create new worlds.

He attended Oberlin College and the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied improvisation and contributed research on the music of Romanian avant-garde composer Horatiu Radulescu. His mentors have included figures as diverse as Julian Lage, Joe Morris, Carla Kihlstedt, Stratis Minakakis, and Trevor Bača. Cole also produces songs under the name Clouds, Happening.

ROBIN MEEKER-CUMMINGS is a composer, sound artist, and improviser who is studying Composition at New England Conservatory. They spent years active in the Philadelphia experimental and new music scenes organizing concerts and performing improvised electronics. At school, they have been writing electronic, electroacoustic, and acoustic classical music; many of these works have been performed at New England Conservatory. In the Summer of 2018, they attended a 9-day long Program in the countryside near Barcelona focused on sound art with found sounds. Robin has recently been performing improvised electroacoustic music. using found objects, bells, and parts of wind instruments they create thick textures and pointillistic gestures with the use of live processing. Robins development in electroacoustic composition has been encouraged by attending the Splice festival. They took classes about composing for electroacoustic instrumentation and had one of their pieces premiered at this festival. Robin has been working with multichannel spatialization and had a piece for 4.1 speaker orientation premiered at the ICMC in NYC in the summer of 2019.

Cole and Robin request that you show your support by donating to Violence in Boston, Inc

LIFE PARTNERS and LUKE DAMROSCH
Non-Event At Home: Program 24
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Life Partners (video/YouTube)
Pre-recorded live set, recorded at Streetcar Wine and Beer
premiere: 7:30pm

Luke Damrosch(video/YouTube)
Pre-recorded live set, recorded at home
premiere: 8:15pm

About the artists

LIFE PARTNERS (Mike Dupuy and Dave Dougan) started back at the turn of the millennium and has featured various lineups over the years. Mike & Dave thank you all for your service. Currently a duo due to quarantine, the last time we played in public (September 2019) the band featured our drummer of many years Andy Tefft, and our sometimes trombonist Jeb Bishop. More often than not we play rock and roll. But not always! When we aren't rocking, you can usually find us at Mike's store Streetcar Wine & Beer in Jamaica Plain. Currently offering curbside pickup and delivery to Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, West Roxbury, Roslindale & Brookline!

Life Partners request that you show your support by donating to the Massachusetts Bail Fund

LUKE DAMROSCH is a Boston-based recording engineer who focuses both on classical, choral, and other traditional acoustic music as well as new/experimental music. In addition to freelance recording and sound engineering work at Harvard University, he is one of Non-Event's regular recording engineers. Although he has rarely performed in the past 10 years, his original training was as a percussionist, with a background in Jazz and improvised music, studying under Chico Hamilton, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyrille, among others. As a drummer, his primary interests include polyrhythm as the basis for a musical vocabulary, and subordinating formal and metric structures to "phrase logic."

Luke requests that you show your support by donating to Black Boston or Frugal Bookstore.

NON EVENT SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Online Fundraiser for Violence In Boston, Inc
Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 8pm

Saturday, June 13th at 8pm | YouTube
Non-Event Support | Online Fundraiser Show for Violence in Boston, Inc

Featuring performances by...

FORBES GRAHAM
KEVIN MICKA
PROXEMIA
STAUBITZ AND WATERHOUSE
WENDY EISENBERG

This is the first in a planned series of fundraiser concerts to raise money and support for social change. Each event will raise money for a different organization working for social and racial justice in Boston and beyond.

For this first fundraising show, we're encouraging people to donate to VIOLENCE IN BOSTON, INC, an amazing nonprofit organization that provides direct aid (such as food, clothing, and housing) to Black, brown, and disenfranchised communities in the city. They also provide legal advocacy for young people and their families and assist individuals as they are released from incarceration to ensure that they will have support. Violence in Boston also co-organized the massive Not One More! Protest in Franklin Park on June 2nd.

We urge you to learn more about their important work... and donate, if you can.

FLOATING SHAPES and SOPHIE SHELY
Non-Event At Home: Program 23
Friday, June 12, 2020

Sophie Shely (video/YouTube)
"For You"
premiere: 7:30pm

Floating Shapes(video/YouTube)
Live pre-recorded set
premiere: 8pm

About the artists

SOPHIE SHELY is a musician, sound designer, producer, and video artist from Portland, Oregon who uses electronic-based music in conjunction with visual media and immersive spatialized audio to craft impactful emotional experiences. Sophie is a recent graduate from Berklee College of Music, from which she received a degree in Electronic Production and Design. Her work often centers on themes of love and loss, as well as the ephemerality of space, time, and identity.

Please support Sophie, if you can:
Venmo: @Sophie-Shely

FLOATING SHAPES is the latest incarnation of the ongoing partnership between Abdul Sherzai, Joe Bastardo, and Mickey O’Hara. For a decade, the three have been at the center of performative sound and textural noise in Worcester, MA, having organized multiple long-running festivals and shows at the Firehouse, such as Noise Brunch and countless others. The trio remain stalwart in their utilization of the contemporary “noise table” approach, which consists of found objects, circuit bent equipment, vintage synthesizers, tape recordings and computer-based tone/pattern generation. The result is an immersive, gurgling myre; merging generative and hand-played presentation techniques.

Other links: Their old Bandcamp: gayshapes.bandcamp.com
Label page: mossarchive.bandcamp.com

Please support Floating Shapes, if you can:
PayPal: scabdul@gmail.com

BUZZ and WALTER WRIGHT
Non-Event At Home: Program 22
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

BUZZ (Jessica Roseman & Jorrit Dijkstra)(video/YouTube)
"Improvisational Duets for Dance and Saxophone"
premiere: 7:30pm

Walter Wright(video/YouTube)
Three Videos
premiere: 8pm

Video 1: Walk In The Woods
Three short film loops recorded in the Lowell Dracut Tyngsboro State Forest.

Video 2: Walk In The Woods with Al Margolis
Images recorded in Goosepond Mountain State Park behind Al's house.

Video 3: Corona Collab with Ophra Wolf
Online file exchange in the time of the virus !!!

Al Margolis - clarinets, viola, contact mics and objects [2]
Ophra Wolf - movement, video [3]
Walter Wright - electronics and drums [1,3], Board Weevil, contact mics and objects [2], video [1,2]

About the artists

BUZZ is dancer/choreographer Jessica Roseman and saxophonist and composer Jorrit Dijkstra, who have been collaborating improvisationally in Boston since 2017. Roseman and Dijkstra dialogue with sound, rhythm, touch, weight, expression, and space to compose abstract stories together. Their ongoing improvisational exchange Buzz draws as heavily upon both free improvisation practices in music and in dance, as it does on relationship dynamics and awareness.

The duo practices being fully present with each other, and while at play discover new manifestations of that presence. In their trusting partnership, each artist’s creative inquiry pushes the other to together expand their limits of performance. Buzz inherently explores the politics of our identities in space together. What does it mean for a Dutch man and an African American woman to share the stage? How do we communicate as equals?

Buzz has been adapted for large proscenium stages, outdoor site specific areas, and for small spaces, and has been performed at Wesleyan University (Middletown CT), Constellation (Chicago, IL), the Lily Pad (Cambridge, MA), the Somerville Theatre (Somerville , MA), at the Driff Records festival (Cambridge MA), and as part of the Tiny Dances series at the the Dance Complex (Cambridge, MA).

Please support Buzz, if you can:
Paypal: jeroseman@me.com
Venmo: Jessica-Roseman-8

WALTER WRIGHT is an interdisciplinary artist, his practice includes computer programming, electro-acoustic music, and video performance. His focus is on "improvisation as a way of being present in the world.” He plays in numerous groups including Egregoros, ELKA BONG, and ensemble inédit?!.

In the early 1970s, Walter was one of the first video animators. He showed his work at the first computer art conference at the Kitchen (NYC, 1973). In 1973-76, as artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center, he pioneered video performance touring public access centers, colleges, and galleries with the Paik/Abe video synthesizer.

He is a co-founder of 119 Gallery in Lowell, which started as a digital art gallery on the World Wide Web and became a vital center for improvisation for New England-based and visiting musicians as well as the original home of the community-based XFest festival.

Please support Walter, if you can:
Bandcamp: Corona Collab. Virtual Gigs or Elka Bong

id m theft able livestream
Non-Event At Home: Program 21
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8pm

id m theft able, livestream
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8pm (video/YouTube)

Known for his insubordinate and virtuosic improvisational approach to electroacoustic music, id m theft able’s performances consist of stream-of-consciousness vocal technique, performative manipulations and gestures with collected objects, as well as the use of an amplified wire and wood sculpture that amasses echoes, shrieks, crashes, and creaks — assembling all manner of media sources. His works fit into an expansive visual universe and release history collected in mangdisc, an audiovisual label that serves as a vehicle for distribution (including a “found” series) that releases modest quantities of individualized works presented in whatever medium is available at the time. Id M Theft Able performs within and without the realms of noise, avant-improvisation, sound poetry, performance, etc. using voice, found objects, electronics, and whatever else is available. He has given hundreds of performances across four continents in various settings.

Please support id m, if you can:
Venmo: https://venmo.com/idmtheftable
PayPal: yngxga@gmail.com

ANGELA SAWYER livestream
Non-Event At Home: Program 20
Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8pm

Angela Sawyer, livestream
Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8pm (video/YouTube)

ANGELA SAWYER used to be a professional nice-lady, very artsy, who ran one weekly and four monthly comedy type shows, one of which was in her house. She also played horrible music no one liked and always worked 3 or 7 jobs because death comes for us all so your google calendar had better flow like niagra, damnit. Now that the end of the world is here, she plays jackbox late at night on discord and is not very good at either of those.

Angela requests that you please show your support by donating to the Midway Cafe:
Paypal: tickets@midwaycafe.com

ALEC TOKU WHITING
Non-Event At Home: Program 19
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8pm

Alec Toku Whiting, solo koto
(video/YouTube)

ALEC TOKU WHITING is a composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Primarily a koto player, his improvisatory approach is rooted in his experiences studying modern music for the instrument while growing up in Yokohama, Japan. His technique foregrounds the manipulation of timbre and its relationship to physical gesture. As a composer Alec’s work results from the investigation and synthesis of abstract formal processes and intuitive structures in pursuit of a multiplicitous musical event. His music has been performed in the United States, France, Spain, and Australia and he has collaborated with musicians including Mark Fell (at Boston City Hall), the Mivos Quartet, Wendy Eisenberg, Ted Reichman, Jan Williams, and Alex Greffin-Klein.

Please support Alec, if you can:
Paypal: paypal.me/AlexanderWhiting
Venmo: @ATWhiting

RETRIBUTION BODY
Non-Event At Home: Program 18
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8pm

Retribution Body livestream
(video/YouTube)

M AZEVEDO is a Providence, RI based composer, mastering engineer, and acoustician who works with infrasound, seismic vibration, radio waves, and other inaudible wave phenomena to explore the relationship between people and their unsensed environment. Their work as RETRIBUTION BODY uses custom subwoofers and modular synthesizers to generate subbass frequencies which activate the modal resonances of built environments, auralizing the architecture of performance spaces though dense fields of standing waves. Retribution Body uses Zen meditation practice as a framework to understand and communicate their lived experience as an autistic person immersed in unseen social currents, crafting work that is simultaneously minimalist and overwhelming.

Please support Matt, if you can:
Paypal: http://paypal.me/azevedoaudio
Bandcamp: https://retributionbody.bandcamp.com

BRITTANY KARLSON
Non-Event At Home: Program 17
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8pm


Photo by Jesse Juntura

Brittany Karlson livestream
"Puppet Show" (video/YouTube)

Bassist/vocalist BRITTANY KARLSON is an adventurous musician with roots in jazz, American folk music, and improvised music. She has performed across the USA, Canada, and Europe in a variety of ensemble settings, including the improvised trio Letter Castle and American old-time/bluegrass/Swedish string band The Goodbye Girls. When performing solo, Karlson improvises, performs original songs under the moniker Karl, or ducks behind her bass to perform a lighthearted puppet show with many props. Karlson is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher. She is based in Boston.

covid bio update: Karlson is glad her bass Wilbur is a good quarantine buddy! Wishing everyone the best during this difficult time.

Please support Brittany, if you can:
venmo: brittanyk1000
paypal: brittany.c.karlson@gmail.com
She is also available to teach lessons via Zoom/Skype/Facetime.

LANI ASUNCION + MENTALDRIFT double feature
Non-Event At Home: Program 16
Friday, May 15, 2020

MentalDrift, "Atkins Leaper" (video/YouTube)
premiere: 7:30pm
Lani Asuncion, "V◉ID" (video/YouTube)
premiere: 8pm

LANI ASUNCION is a multi-media artist who creates video, experiments with audio using flora, and constructs installations that she performs within inviting the public to participate. The project, V◉ID, has grown out of the need to bring the experience, feelings, and day-to-day complications of being a performance artist in a time when social interaction is prohibited and dangerous. V◉ID is a portal space, a multi-dimensional platform that allows time to move fluidly in a non-linear fashion bringing the public and private together into one space. It is an embodiment of self-isolation and being disconnected from those around us. Asuncion has created a work that combines private-public park performances, intimate indoor plant music making moments, and live performance response.

Check out the V◉ID Twitch channel for future live events https://www.twitch.tv/voidsound.
Please consider supporting Lani via Paypal: asuncionlani@gmail.com or Venmo: @lani-asuncion

MENTALDRIFT is the solo music project of Rob Forman. Forman, an original founder of Non-Event in 2001 with Dan Hirsch, also runs and curates the Sedimental label since 1993, has programmed a range of radio shows over the years at KVRX, KOOP, WZBC and WMUA, and occasionally spins records and creates live sound works as DJ MentalDrift. He also has a duo project with his partner Liz Tonne called MARASCA formed in 2018 while living in Texas. Forman draws from a range of sound sources for his pieces but a core element is always the use of one or more vinyl selections usually altered with portable vari-speed record players and in which repetition and the inherent lo-fi aspects of the machines themselves provide “texture and atmosphere." In general, the more “ambience” the better. Conceptually, Forman looks for unlikely juxtapositions and “feelings” in the process but with a goal towards an auditory wholeness. Grander aspects may be drawn from the experience but that remains a purely personal response from the listener.

"Atkins Leaper" was created live in one take with one room mic on to Mini-Disc on May 9th, 2020 with no overdubs or post-production manipulation outside of general adjusting of levels. Thanks to Liz Tonne for audio assistance and Michael Bullock for video assistance.

Please direct any desire to support MentalDrift financially by donating to Non-Event on his behalf.

ANDREW NEUMANN premiere
Non-Event At Home: Program 15
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8pm

Andrew Neumann (video/YouTube)
"The Predictability of Unpredictability"
premieres Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8pm -- Join us!

ANDREW NEUMANN is an interdisciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including electronic music, sculpture, video and film installation. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, LEF Foundation and Harvestworks grants among other awards. He has been awarded residencies at MacDowell Colony, STEIM, Ucross Foundation, Djerassi, YADDO, among others.He has performed at Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Spectrum, ICA Boston, and other venues. He has had solo shows at bitforms Gallery, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, DeCordova Museum, 11Jane St. and the Boston Cyberarts Gallery. His videos have been shown on PBS, The Worldwide Video Festival, Artist Space and elsewhere. He is currently mixing a quartet CD, and preparing a solo electronic performance for CD release.

Please support Andrew, if you can, by purchasing his music:
Bandcamp: https://andrewneumann.bandcamp.com

WENDY EISENBERG
Non-Event At Home: Program 14
Friday May 8, 2020 at 8pm

Wendy Eisenberg, livestream
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8pm
(YOUTUBE LINK)

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.

Please support Wendy, if you can:

PayPal: wjeisenb@gmail.com
Venmo: wendy-eisenberg
Bandcamp: wendyeisenberg.bandcamp.com

HOWARD STELZER + MATT SAMOLIS
Non-Event At Home: Program 13

Howard Stelzer, "End of Defense 2"
(audio/Bandcamp)
cassette music composed/recorded March/April 2020 at the Hotel Amnesia, Lowell, MA

Matt Samolis, "May Day 2020 Meditation"
(video/YouTube)
bowed cymbal meditation recorded on May 1, 2020 for Non-Event at Home

HOWARD STELZER is a composer of electro-acoustic music. Almost all of his sounds are generated by, processed by, recorded onto and played back out of cassette tapes and consumer-grade tape players. He isn’t sure how most of these things work. Stelzer operated the Intransitive Recordings label from 1997 until 2012. When he is not composing, Stelzer is a middle school math teacher in Lowell, MA, where he lives with his family in a big room behind a power plant.

To support Howard, please pick up one of his recent releases on Bandcamp: Howardstelzer.bandcamp.com

MATT SAMOLIS has been working in sonic and visual mediums since 1987. He began studying flute, and later composition and tenor banjo. He has worked with ensembles at New England Conservatory, Brandeis University, Berklee, and Tufts, as well as Open Hand Theatre, Pilgrim Research Collaborative, Mobius, Roy Hart Theatre, and numerous other projects. Currently, his primary focus is the further development of the ‘modified Bow Chime’, and the offering of Cymbal Baths, a meditative sonic immersion practice. Long based in Boston, Matt now lives in Western Mass.

To support Matt, please pick up one of his releases on Bandcamp: mattsamolis.bandcamp.com

ANDY GRAYDON livestream
Non-Event At Home: Program 12
Friday, May 1, 2020

Andy Graydon, livestream
(YOUTUBE LINK)
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 9pm EST

The work of American artist ANDY GRAYDON explores experiences of absence and displacement, such as those encountered in travel, in writing and in recording. This work across media has been exhibited, screened, performed and published internationally, including shows at the New Museum, Art in General, and Participant Inc. (all New York); Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MA; the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, MA; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii; the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture; Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria; WRO Media Arts Bienniale, Wroclaw, Poland; and PROGRAM Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaborations, Berlin. Awards include a Rhizome Commission and grants from the Princess Grace Foundation, the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund and the Experimental Television Center. Graydon has been artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire; NKD Norwegian Artists’ Center, Norway; AIR Niederösterreich, Austria; Q-O2, Belgium; and the Center for Computer Music, Brooklyn College. Graydon received his MFA in Radio, Television, and Film from Northwestern University. He was long based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but recently relocated to Minneapolis.

To support Andy, please pick up one of his recent releases on Bandcamp:

VOICES: a benefit project for Covid-19 relief in NYC: https://matterlabel.bandcamp.com/album/voices

Volumes in Translation (newest release)
https://andygraydon.bandcamp.com/releases

LAURA CETILIA + ROB NOYES
Non-Event At Home: Program 11

Laura Cetilia, "flutter stop"
(audio/Bandcamp)
Recorded on the Wesleyan organ. Mastered by Luke Damrosch

Rob Noyes, "Live at Home"
(video/YouTube)
Recorded at home in Tokyo. Mastered by Kevin Micka

About the artists

Providence-based cellist and electronic musician LAURA CETILIA is a performer, composer, educator, and presenter. As a daughter of mixed heritage (second generation Mexican-American), she is at home with in-betweeness, moving with ease through genres and practices as she did with cultures and languages growing up on the Eastside of Los Angeles. As a composer, her music has been described as “unorthodox loveliness” by the Boston Globe and and her solo album, “Used, Broken, and Unwanted” was hailed as “alternately penetrating and atmospheric” in Sequenza 21. Her works have been played by ensembles such as Mivos Quartet, Splinter Reeds, Dog Star Orchestra, a.pe.ri.od.ic, Verdant Vibes, LCollective, The Furies, and violinist Erik Carlson. She is currently finishing her M.A. in Experimental Music Composition at Wesleyan University and will begin her D.M.A. at Cornell in Fall 2020. Last but not least, she is also a proud mother of one.

Please support Laura, if you can:
PayPal: http://paypal.me/estuaryltd
Venmo: http://venmo.com/estuary-ltd

ROB NOYES has been on the Eastern Massachusetts scene for a while, but what we’ve heard him play is music from within the context of electric bands, most of whom are loud as hell and exist somewhere along the rim of the post-core continuum. More recently, Rob has taken to displaying his solo acoustic guitar chops and they are massive….. Rob’s playing carries the weight of many possibly-imaginary forebears, but the way he smears them all together shows a holistic mastery of touch and imagination that defies a lot of today’s players, who tend to shine in short bursts, then allow their dreams to outrun their technique.” —Byron Coley

Please support Rob, if you can
PayPal: robertmnoyes@gmail.com
Venmo: @Robert-Noyes-4
Bandcamp: https://robnoyes.bandcamp.com

AB BAARS livestream
Non-Event At Home: Program 10
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at noon

Program 10

Ab Baars livestream
(Zoom livestream link)

Suggested donation: $10 | Ab's PayPal: info@stichtingwig.com

AB BAARS plays tenor saxophone, clarinet and shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute.

A true original, Ab's music focuses on the extremes of sound and form in a manner that is both startling yet somehow inherently logical. Ab has been performing solo throughout his career and has become a master of the medium. The vulnerability that makes solo performance so difficult for many musicians is exactly the element that allows Ab's peculiar sense of drama to come to the fore. His playing has always been fearless, be it with the legendary ICP Orchestra, of which he has been a member since the 1980s, with his numerous long standing projects including the Ab Baars Trio or Duo Baars Henneman, or frequent collaborations with Dutch rock band The Ex. However, his ability to plunge into the void of silence is particularly striking and, as abstract as it gets, one always feels he is comfortably balanced on the tightrope even if we can’t see it or tell where it's heading. John Dikeman

DAMON SMITH livestream
Non-Event At Home: Program 9
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 8pm

Program 9

Damon Smith (solo) livestream
(YouTube - livestream link

Suggested donation: $10 | D

Bassist DAMON SMITH has established himself as a central figure and stalwart organizer of experimental music, developing a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. Though now living in St. Louis, Damon was long based in Boston. During his tenure here, he collaborated with local musicians ranging from Jeb Bishop, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, Pandelis Karayorgis, Andria Nicodemou, Forbes Graham, Wendy Eisenberg, and others while bringing in collaborators like Weasel Walter, Henry Kaiser, Vinny Golia, and Jaap Blonk.

Please donate directly to Damon, if you can!
Venmo: Damon-Smith-49
PayPal: damon@balancepointacoustics.com
Bandcamp: Winter Solos for Robert Ryman

NOELL DORSEY
Non-Event At Home: Program 8

Program 8

Noell Dorsey, "Dis-connect"
(audio/Bandcamp)

Noell recorded this piece live in her apartment in two separate rooms in Somerville, MA under quarantine with the windows open. Instrumentation is solo voice with mini vox amplifier and microphone. If you listen closely you might hear her roommate shuffling around or the house painters that are working on the house next door.

NOELL DORSEY is a singer, improviser and experimental vocalist based in Somerville MA. She is a member of the venerable ultra-heavy psych-rock outfit Major Stars. She also performs with the improv duos Avoidance and Beautiful Weekend. Coming from a classical singing background, she incorporates various vocal techniques and extensions to create a textural and uninhibited terrain./p> 

Donate directly to Noell via
Venmo: @Noell-Dorsey
Google pay: noelldorsey@gmail.com
Or donate here to the immigrant worker safety net fund! https://ndlon.org/immigrant-worker-safety-net-fund/

PROXEMIA (José Rivera) livestream
Non-Event At Home: Program 7
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8pm

Program 7

Proxemia (José Rivera) livestream
(YouTube livestream link)

About the artist

PROXEMIA (José Rivera) is an artist and designer who creates sonic works, installations, and performances that use electroacoustic manipulations, field recordings, electronics, and generative systems. Oscillating between the material and immaterial, he is interested in how sound, spatiality, and technology can reveal personal and collective ways of coming into presence. His works have been experienced at MASS MoCA, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Goethe-Institut Boston, ICA Boston (Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957), MIT’s Green Building and List Visual Art Center, Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, and The Center for Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth. .

Donate directly to José via Paypal: jose.rivera.a@gmail.com or Venmo: @jriverrevirj
You can purchase his music directly at Bandcamp: https://proxemia.bandcamp.com

ASHER TUIL
LINDA GALE AUBRY & MIKE BULLOCK
Non-Event At Home: Program 6

Program 6

Asher Tuil, "untitled" (audio/Bandcamp)
Recorded in East Somerville, MA, April 12, 2020.

Linda Gale Aubry and Mike Bullock, "Two Constructions for Network Delays" (video/YouTube)
Recorded by at home in Florence, MA, 31 March - 5 April

"Linda" composed by Linda (piano, objects, motorized confection, whistle)
"Mike" composed by Mike (bass, objects, delays, whistle)
Accompanying video: "In/At Tension" (2006 - 2020) by Mike Bullock

About the artists

ASHER TUIL is an artist living and working in East Somerville, MA. For over fifteen years Asher has worked with recorded sounds as his primary medium. Location recordings, electronic synthesis, found sounds, and a variety of other sources are used in his compositions to create a rich and dynamically varied body of work which examines these materials extensively. Recordings of Asher’s compositions have been released by conv, Room40, Winds Measure, and/OAR, and Elsewhere.

Support Asher directly though Paypal: paypal.me/ashertuil or Venmo: @Asher-Thal-Nir
Purchase music through his Bandcamp page: ashertuil.bandcamp.com.

LINDA GALE AUBRY is a multimedia artist and musician. Her interdisciplinary approach integrates sculpture, animation, video, painting, porcelain, and electronic music. She creates performances and installations that draw on her mastery of ornamental and decorative techniques, and which support the experience of serenity and self-reflection. She has received support from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and has been presented at Vox Populi Gallery and Fringe Arts in Philadelphia; Wave Farm in Acra, NY; and Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden.

In her project Citizens for Confetti she performs on harp, modular synthesizer, piano, and her own handmade porcelain idiophones and chimes. She creates compositions and improvisations that dwell in repetition and stillness.

MIKE BULLOCK is a composer, improviser, visual artist, and writer based in Western Massachusetts.

Bullock has been performing since the mid 90s at venues across the US and in Europe, including Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden; Instants Chavirés in Paris; Café OTO in London; Experimental Intermedia and ISSUE Project Room in New York City; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and EMPAC in Troy, NY. In June 2015, Bullock received a Performance Grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

Bullock is an Ambassador for The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland [KREV] and also serves as the KREV Minister of Fine Noise and Light.

Purchase music through Mike and Linda's Bandcamp pages: mikebullock.bandcamp.com and citizensforconfetti.bandcamp.com

BROMP TREB + tK
Non-Event At Home: Program 5

Program 5

Neil 'Cloaca' Young (Bromp Treb), NONNY INTERFACE (April 2020 version 1)
(video/YouTube)
Mirror with a peephole. Decay on either side of the screen. Staring at the spinning dead harddrive in the mouth.

tK, "Live Pre-Quarantine March 1st, 2020"
(audio/Soundcloud)
Heather Kapplow, Phil Milstein, and Thalia Zedek

About

NONNY INTERFACE is a work-in-progress video by Neil ‘Cloaca’ Young (aka BROMP TREB) featuring new and unreleased recordings by Bromp Treb. Picture and sound from 1998 - 2020, produced in Western Massachusetts with a variety of functioning and malfunctioning cameras, tape machines and devices. Video synthesis material generated during a residency at Signal Culture in Owego, NY in March 2019. 

Support Neil directly via Paypal or Venmo at yeaylo@gmail.
Purchase music on his Bandcamp page

Noise improv trio tK (Heather Kapplow, Phil Milstein, Thalia Zedek) formed at the start of 2018, and released Bandcamp albums Urchin Figurines and Sixteen Tones in our first year. We spent much of 2019 on hiatus due to the travel schedules of various members, but released two remotely-produced "5 Minute” cassettes on Wee Space Tapes in that year.

"Our first rehearsal after reconvening in early 2020 found us knocking the rust off our instruments, but we rose to the occasion at our next one, playing unexpectedly at peak form. It’s been rare for us to arrive at unanimous views of our performances, but each of us felt the magic during this March 1 session, and once again when listening back to the recording. It is from that recording that we present tonight’s set."

tK will be releasing a full album, Quarta Voce — in download and cassette formats -- on Wrong Whole Archival Records Bureau later this year.

Support tK directly via Paypal at paypal.me/hkapplow
Purchase tK's purchase music on their Bandcamp page.

VICTORIA SHEN + FORBES GRAHAM
Non-Event At Home: Program 4

Program 4

VICTORIA SHEN, Live at Home (video/YouTube)
synth, guitar, piano hammer + concert bass drum, bandsaw. Recorded in Somerville, MA

FORBES GRAHAM, "Unbound by Time" (audio/Bandcamp)
laptop computer, recorded April 2020, Roslindale, MA

From Forbes: This piece is dedicated to the global community of improvising musicians.
"But I have seen the City do an unbelievable sky" - Toni Morrison, Jazz

About the artists

VICTORIA SHEN is a New England-based noise musician, visual artist, and instrument-maker. Shen's sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Shen’s music floods its location acting as a form of sculpture. Her music features analog modular synthesizers (Flower Electronics), contact microphones, and other self-built electronics. These instruments are designed to electronically reproduce chaotic systems, systems which are highly sensitive to small changes in their initial parameters. The resulting music eschews conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of the extreme textures and gestural tones.

To support Victoria directly, please donate via PayPal at evicshen@gmail.com or Venmo at @evicshen, or purchase her music on her Bandcamp page

FORBES GRAHAM is a trumpet player, electronic musician, composer, and visual artist living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He is part of a dynamic new generation of improvisers in traversing a wide spectrum of genres and styles including experimental, jazz, noise, metal and more. Graham has appeared on over 30 recordings, ranging in style from contemporary classical, metal, and jazz. He has performed or recorded with a diverse group of musicians, including Roger Turner, Kayo Dot, The Flying Luttenbachers, Rakalam Bob Moses, Daughters, Jim Hobbs, Erase Errata, Thoughtstreams, and Raqib Hassan. He is currently a member of the Para Quintet, Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble, Wild May, Grizzler, Construction Party, and Equal Time. He is the founder of the Rock Flint Artists Retreat and has a new podcast called Beyond/Apex.

To support Forbes directly, donate to his Patreon or purchase music on his Bandcamp page.

JOSEPH ALLRED live stream
Non-Event At Home: Program 3
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 8pm

Program 3

Joseph Allred, Livestream Concert
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 8pm | YouTube

About the artist

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 his 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 free improvising and avant-garde and minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, Charlemagne Palestine, Terry Riley, and Henry Flynt.

To support Joseph directly, please purchase his music on his Bandcamp page" or donate via PayPal or Venmo at poorfaulkner@gmail.com

JESSE KENAS COLLINS
STAUBITZ AND WATERHOUSE
Non-Event At Home
Program 2

Program 2

Jesse Kenas Collins, "Start Outside" (audio/Bandcamp)
Recorded March 23, 2020 in Jesse's apartment in Allston MA. It was made using 78 rpm sound effects records, a lathe cut, cassette tape, and the misuse of the software iZotope rx7.

Staubitz and Waterhouse, "Stuck With You" (video/YouTube)
Filmed in the fall of 2019, and edited with audio recorded under quarantine in March 2020.

About the artists

JESSE KENAS COLLINS works with brass and woodwind instruments as well as simple systems of analog feedback. Working and living in Boston since 2008, he collaborates in various ad hoc groupings of improvisers in and around town. His solo works are funneled into small editions of recordings and occasional live performances.

Donate to Jesse by making a purchase of one of his recordings on his Bandcamp page or via PayPal at kenascollins@gmail.com.

MARY STAUBITZ AND RUSS WATERHOUSE currently live in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
On this video, they were inspired by:
Joseph Cornell "Angel" (1957)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npol_Y-expQ
and
Les Blank "Huey Lewis And The News: BEFORE!" (1986)
http://lesblank.com/films/huey-lewis-and-the-news-be-fore-1986-2/

They have digital music
https://staubitzandwaterhouse.bandcamp.com
physical music
https://thegertrudetapes.bandcamp.com/album/staubitz-and-waterhouse
and a Paypal:
staubitzandwaterhouse@gmail.com

ANDREA PENSADO + MENINO DA MAE
Non-Event At Home
Program 1

Program 1
featuring performances by two artists who were scheduled to play the now postponed 3/21 Out of Town Noise show

Andrea Pensado, "Domingo 22 marzo del 2020" (audio/Bandcamp)
recorded in Salem, MA
Donate to Andrea via Venmo @Andrea-Pensado

Menino da Mae, Live set (video/YouTube)
recorded in Lisbon, Portugal
Donate to Bernardo (aka Menino da Mae) by making a purchase on his Bandcamp page

About the artists

ANDREA PENSADO is an experimental musician, composer, and organizer, based in Salem, Massachusetts. While she initially composed for acoustic instruments, she was increasingly attracted to working with electronics to create a far more abrasive sound world. In her current work, she employs a highly personal sonic language using harsh, dense layers of sounds, often interwoven with her voice. Her live, interactive musical systems and use of invented language combine into inherently unstable performances full of ecstatic energy. In addition to her solo work, she has longtime collaborations with Chris Strunk & Walter Wright as Los Condenados, and Jen Gelineau & Stephanie Germaine as Phurnne. She also curates the Sonorium concert series in Salem.

MENINO DA MAE is Bernardo Bertrand from Portugal. A key figure in Lisbon's experimental music scene, Menino da Mãe's performances express all the anguish of living in an era where everything seems about to implode. It's very punk, very raw, very vertiginous and wrapped up in a package of irresistible physical appeal. From the gut to the gut.

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