Upcoming Concerts

JOE POTTS + KATE VILLAGE
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Friday, May 26, 2017

CHRIS STRUNK
PARKER/RAWLINGS
GILMORE TAMNY
LEAN/VENERATE THE PLOW
Washington Street Art Center
Saturday, June 10, 2017

ID M THEFT ABLE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

EKG + solo sets
Le Laboratoire Cambridge
Sunday, June 18, 2017

JOE POTTS + KATE VILLAGE
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Friday, May 26, 2017

Non-Event and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum present

JOE POTTS (chopped optigan)
KATE VILLAGE (guitar, voice)

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Tickets: $10 gen admission | $8 students + Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Joe Potts + Kate Village at Waterworks

JOE POTTS is a founding member of The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), a seminal experimental music collective, which is responsible for over two-dozen releases over the past 40 years. He is a member of the west coast experimental supergroup, Extended Organ, along with Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, and Tom Recchion. He is also the “man behind the curtain” in Airway, an Art/Sound collective that combines walls of sound with subliminal treatments, and treats live musicians as electronic signals, which are processed and manipulated. For the past 15 years he has been composing for the “Chopped Optigan” a Seventies optical sampling console organ that has been customized and rewired in order to create dense undulating chords of up to 64 notes at a time.

KATE VILLAGE, described as a surfer shooting the curl in a wave of feedback, fights her Guild T-50 guitar in the endless battle between human and electronics. She has ridden the texture/noise continuum for the past 25+ years in rock bands and improv/noise configurations. Best known for elephantine guitar work alongside her husband Wayne Rogers in Magic Hour, Vermonster, Major Stars, and Heathen Shame; she's also performed with other bunches of males including Stefan Jaworzyn, Luxiourus Bags, Alan Licht, Michio Kurihara, Thurston Moore, Bill Nace, Greg Kelley, Chris Corsano, Rinji Fukuoka, and Paul Flaherty but, sadly, not all at the same time.

This project is made possible in part by grants from the Boston Foundation, as well as the Brookline Commission for the Arts, the Newton Cultural Council, and the Boston Cultural Council, local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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CHRIS STRUNK
PARKER/RAWLINGS
GILMORE TAMNY
LEAN/VENERATE THE PLOW
Washington Street Art Center
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Non-Event + Washington Street Art Center present
a special release show for Chris Strunk's first solo CD

CHRIS STRUNK
DONNA PARKER & VIC RAWLINGS
GILMORE TAMNY
LEAN/VENERATE THE PLOW

Washington Street Art Center
321 Washington Street
Somerville, MA
8pm | $10 suggested donation

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 sixteen 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 first full length cd No Chart Could Map My Constellations is soon forthcoming on the newly minted, Philadelphia based label Killing Time Between the Ice Ages.

DONNA PARKER / VIC RAWLINGS
Duet: Mary Staubitz, Vic Rawlings
Opposite uses of nearly identical methods of generating electronic sound.
Several large amplifiers at capacity.
A single duration.

GILMORE TAMNY is very excited to have done the artwork for Chris' CD. She plays in Weather Weapon, draws and paints incessantly and is currently writing for Boston Hassle under "Live at the Gilmore." Her post WWII good girl/bad girl suspense potboiler is being serialized at OhioEdit.

LEAN is Seamus Williams and Mickey O'Hara of Worcester. VENERATE THE PLOW is Nick Pagan and Bryan Counter of Western Mass.

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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ID M THEFTABLE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our June Experimental Coffee House
featuring

ID M THEFT ABLE

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

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.

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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EKG + solo sets
Le Laboratoire Cambridge
Sunday, June 18, 2017


Photo: Peter B. Kaars

Non-Event presents

EKG (Ernst Karel + Kyle Bruckmann)
performing Alvin Lucier, Serenade (1993)
(for oboe and string quartet, instead with oboe and four prerecorded oscillators, in quad)
+ solo sets

Le Laboratoire (Directions)
650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7pm
$10 general admission | $5 students | FREE for Non-Event members

Eventbrite - EKG performs Alvin Lucier + solo sets

EKG is capable of a languorous lyricism, while in other cases this tendency is willfully crushed and ground down into a gritty landscape of fine-grained glass and silt. Open and inviting tones draw the listener in at the same time tenser noisy outbursts work to alienate. Tightly controlled grainy textures splutter to life and dissolve into hovering drones . . . the effect is of an irregular pendulum’s swing – a fevered and woozy oscillation through tension and release. (Steve Rybicki, Fake Jazz)

EKG is the collaborative electroacoustic duo of ERNST KAREL (analog electronics) and KYLE BRUCKMANN (oboe, English horn, and/or analog electronics). The music is situated between acoustic and electronic, improvised and premeditated, disruptive and meditative; it crackles and hums with precariously restrained potential energy. Combining traditional and extended wind techniques with anachronistic electronic processing, EKG carefully sculpts a bizarre yet organic soundworld of shifting tones, sudden and creeping textures, elusive suggestions of possible melody, and microscopic noise.

Formed in the hotbed of Chicago’s mid-90s experimental music community, EKG has slowly, quietly, continued sporadic work as Ernst and Kyle have drifted apart across the continent (and, for one short period, the Atlantic Ocean), releasing four full-length albums on another timbre, Formed, Sedimental, and Locust Music, following their debut EP on Crank Satori. Their music has appeared in such vilms as Rebecca Baron’s Detour de Force and Brett Story’s The Prison in 12 Landscapes. They will soon be geographically reunited as fellow residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Having currently not played together since the 2013 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, they have chosen for this program to present recent individual works, along with the East Coast Premiere of their realization of Alvin Lucier’s Serenade (1993, for oboe and string quartet, instead with oboe and four prerecorded oscillators, in quad).

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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DAVID BEHRMAN with STRING NOISE
FORBES GRAHAM
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Non-Event and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum present

DAVID BEHRMAN (computer)
with STRING NOISE (Conrad Harris + Pauline Kim Harris, violins)
FORBES GRAHAM, solo (trumpet, computer)

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Tickets: $15 gen admission | $10 students + Non-Event members

Eventbrite - DAVID BEHRMAN with STRING NOISE + FORBES GRAHAM solo

DAVID BEHRMAN has been active as a composer and artist since the 1960s. Over the years he has made sound and multimedia installations as well as compositions for performance in concerts. My Dear Siegfried, Leapday Night, On the Other Ocean, Interspecies Smalltalk, and Open Space with Brass are among Behrman's works for soloists and ensembles. Among his sound and multimedia installations are Cloud Music (a collaboration with Robert Watts and Bob Diamond); Pen Light (2002), and View Finder (2005.) Cloud Music was acquired (2013) into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum.

Together with Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier and Gordon Mumma, Behrman founded the Sonic Arts Union in 1966. Sonic Arts performed extensively in North America and Europe from 1966 till 1976. He was co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College from 1975 to 1980. Over a period of several decades Behrman was associated as composer / performer with the Cunningham Dance Company and received commissions to compose music for several of the repertory dances. The first of those, “Walkaround Time” from 1968, has been revised and restaged this year for the Paris Opera Ballet. During the Sixties and Seventies he assisted John Cage and David Tudor with several projects, among them 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering (EAT) in 1966. Behrman has received grants, commissions and residencies from various sources, among them the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the DAAD, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Japan / United States Friendship Commission. In 2016 he held the Inge Maren Otto composer’s fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.

STRING NOISE is a classical, avant-punk violin duo comprised of violinists Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim. Since its inception in 2011 at Ostrava New Music Days, they have expanded the two violin repertoire in over 50 new works to include larger collaborations with electronics, projections and dance.

String Noise was highlighted in Performa 2011 with artist Will Cotton and was the featured ensemble for the launch of composers collective Index 0. Premieres include works by Christian Wolff, John King, Phill Niblock, Caleb Burhans, David Lang, Annie Gosfield, Bernhard Lang, John Zorn, Greg Saunier and Alvin Lucier. String Noise has performed at Issue Project Room, Roulette, EXAPNO, Rockwood Music Hall and the Stone and has been heard on WNYC, WKCR and WFMU.

FORBES GRAHAM is a trumpet player, electronic musician, composer, and visual artist living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked with a diverse array of musicians and currently is a member of 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 appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero, Full Force, and Vision.

This program is made possible in part by grants from the Boston Foundation, as well as the Brookline Commission for the Arts, the Newton Cultural Council, and the Boston Cultural Council, local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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