Upcoming

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

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

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

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

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)
Link to release coming on Friday at noon / Non-Event Bandcamp page

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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