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

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

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

OUT OF TOWN NOISE ***rescheduled!***
Culture House (Harvard Sq)
Saturday, March 30, 2020

JOSEPH ALLRED live stream
Non-Event At Home: Program Three
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 Two

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 One

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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OUT OF TOWN NOISE ***new date!***
Culture House (Harvard Sq)
Saturday, May 30, 2020

***New date!***

Non-Event presents
an evening of experimental music and noise in the former Out of Town News kiosk
featuring

VICTORIA SHEN
BROMP TREB
ANDREA PENSADO
VARIANT STATE [....]
more TBD

co-curated with Victoria Shen

Culture House (formerly Out of Town News)
0 Harvard Square, Cambridge
6-10pm / $10-15 suggested donation

VICTORIA SHEN is a noise musician, visual artist, and instrument-maker native to San Francisco but working out of New England. 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.

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 solo project of Neil Cloaca Young a western Mass based artist who works with noises, moving images, and events. He has many recordings in circulation and has screened in and 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.

VARIANT STATE [....] is a project instigated by Howard Martin (reeds), Jesse Kenas-Collins (trumpet, reeds, feedback objects), and Michael Rosenstein (amplified surfaces and objects, modified field recordings, oscillators.) Working In various configurations, they explore the interactions of acoustic instrumentation, electronics, multiphonics, abraded and degraded recordings, and feedback within collectively improvised settings. Their open-form sonic investigations draw on aesthetics of spontaneous interaction and dynamic cooperative structures. For this concert the lineup will be Jesse Kenas-Collins and Michael Rosenstein.

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

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