Upcoming Concerts

MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN
SMFA Library
Friday, March 31, 2017

WENDY EISENBERG at Café Fixe
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

BEN OWEN + JASON KAHN
SMFA Library
Monday, April 17, 2017

MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN
SMFA Library
Friday, March 31, 2017

Non-Event and SMFA Library sounds present
a rare Boston-area concert & talk by

MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN

W. Van Alan Clark, Jr Library
230 The Fenway, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
$10 gen admission | $5 students + Non-Event members
FREE for SMFA & Tufts students

MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN, as composer/violinist, has been active in the presentation of new music and dance since the early 1960's, in New York City, as co-founder of the Tone Roads Ensemble and as participant in the Judson Dance Theater, the New York Festival of the Avant Garde and the Experimental Intermedia Foundation. Since then he has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, presenting solo violin concerts and appearing as soloist with new music and dance ensembles.

His "soundings" improvisations have received international acclaim for having "reinventing violin playing", extending the range of tonal/sound-texture possibilities of the instrument and revealing new dimensions of expressivity.

Since the mid-1960's Goldstein has integrated structured improvisation elements into his compositions, exploring the rich sound-textures of new performance techniques within a variety of instrumental and vocal frameworks. His music has been performed at several New Music America festivals; Meet the Moderns, NYC; Pro Musica Nova, Bremen; De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam), Weiner Festwochen, Time of Music (Finland), Inventionen, Berlin; Musik der Zeit, Cologne; International Festival of Improvised Music, Neue Horizonte, Bern; Acustica International/hoerspiel festivals, West German Radio Cologne; Inventionen '89 Festival; Wittener Tage fuer Neue Kammermusik; De Ijsbreker, Amsterdam; Sound Culture '93, Tokyo; Fylkingen concert, Stockholm; Neue Horizonte and TonArt concerts, Bern; Next Wave, The Whitney Museum's Sound Art Festival, Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Real Art Ways, etc. (refer to resume for more complete listings.) In the 1990's he was director of the Ensemble for New Music of the Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt.

Goldstein has received grants for his music from the national Endowment of the Arts (USA), Massachusetts Council for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Atrs. He has received commissions from Westdeustcher Rundfunk, Canada Council for the Arts, most recently receiving a commission to compose a string quartet for Quatuor Bozzini, Montreal, as well as being represented on numerous CD recordings, such as Experimental Intermedia (XI), da capo, wergo, Nonsequitur/0.0.Discs, Eremite, etc.. He has written extensively on improvisation and is the author of the book: Sounding the Full Circle.

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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WENDY EISENBERG at Café Fixe
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our April Experimental Coffee House
featuring

WENDY EISENBERG (guitar)

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

WENDY EISENBERG is a guitarist, vocalist, improviser, composer and poet currently based in Boston. Educated as a jazz guitarist at the Eastman School of Music, she performs jazz, avant garde and free improvisation; noise; and rock music. She received her masters in music from New England Conservatory concentrating on Contemporary Improvisation. She has studied under Joe Morris, Dominique Eade, Anthony Coleman, Bob Sneider, Paul Wingo, and Carla Kihlstedt. Wendy has also premiered works by Maria Schneider, Jennifer Bellor, Jake Bellissimo and Matt Curlee as well as the work of countless peers. Wendy was honored to perform the music of John Zorn at "A 35 Year Retrospective of theMusic of John Zorn"at Jordan Hall in November 2014. This concert was repeated by invitation of John Zorn on December 7, 2014 at The Stone in New York City. Wendy was among the few musicians to perform a piece of her own at this show.

Wendy has performed in NYC at Cornelia Street Cafe, The Stone, and The Blue Note; in Washington, D.C. at The Kennedy Center, Blues Alley and Twins Jazz, in Baltimore at Bertha’s Mussels and An die Musik; Rochester, NY at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman Theatre, and countless rock venues therein, and, more currently in Boston at The Midway Cafe, The Lilypad, The Curry House, and New England Conservatory's Jorsdan Hall; and with people as diverse as Mike Stern, Dave Rivello and Bill Holman, Ted Reichman, and Harold Danko. Wendy performs as Wendy Alembic and is currently in the bands “Birthing Hips,” “A Victory for Upfish,” and Cricket .”"Earth Science" appeared at the 2014 Rochester International Jazz Fest in June 2014.

Her poetry has been set into vocal works and published in Canto Magazine.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts and the Boston Cultural Council, both local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Boston Cultural Council is administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.

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BEN OWEN + JASON KAHN
SMFA Library
Monday, April 17, 2017

Non-Event and SMFA present

BEN OWEN + JASON KAHN (solo sets)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts
230 The Fenway,
Boston, MA
8pm / $10 general admission / $8 members + students / FREE for SMFA/Tufts students

BEN OWEN is a New York-based sound artist and experimental musician. Ben’s current work includes improvised and graphic score based performance, audio and video collaborations, and a weekly internet radio program. His early sound studies began with cassettes and live radio, in tandem with stone lithography printmaking and photographic slide projections. his process of lithographic printing is balanced by the intended preservation and natural degradation of marks. he finds complimentary inherent similarities between the cycles of inking and surface reception of printmaking, mark making through drawing on printing stones and audio marks amplified by contact mics and environmental recordings. he is interested in the relationship between the spacial aspects of existing sound fields, intervened environments, and the projection and reflection of light. locations are an active and physical palette, much like an improvisational setting where control is relinquished. through mark making, and an attention to instability he continues the practice of listening and response.

JASON KAHN’s performances explore the physical and spiritual limits of breath, stretching the voice to its breaking point. The disintegration of each vocal gesture leads to the next, creating a structure where what remains with each evacuating breath creates a context for the entire piece.

Originally a drummer and electronic musician, Kahn turned to the voice to find a more direct connection to himself and the audience. Without the benefit of having an instrument shielding him, Kahn contends with the vulnerability of laying himself bare to the listener, Born 1960 in New York and growing up in Los Angeles, Jason Kahn moved to Europe in 1990. He currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland.].

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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