Upcoming Concerts

O+A "my eyes... my ears..."
District Hall, Friday, March 6, 2015

JAN ST. WERNER + ANDY GRAYDON
Goethe-Institut Boston
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

ROB NOYES at Café Fixe
Tuesday, March 11, 2015

O+A "my eyes... my ears..."
District Hall, Friday, March 6, 2015

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present

O+A (Bruce Odland + Sam Auinger)
my eyes...my ears...
a performance on the "politics of the senses" and the failure of the "sonic commons"

with post-performance roundtable discussion led by Dietmar Offenhuber (Northeastern)

District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA
617-982-3213
7:30pm | FREE (RSVP requested)

Eventbrite - O+A "my eyes... my ears..."

O+A, Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger, have been observing the urban soundscape and making sound installations in public spaces around the world for more than 20 years. They have recently found a way to share these observations in a performance piece that deals with perception, memory and the failure of the "sonic commons". Based on their unique dual binaural recording process, (4ears),this 40 minute performance immerses the audience in an extremely detailed spatial and surreal 4 dimensional audio environment. To this they add fragmentary visual clues playing compositional games with the difference between how our eyes and ears really decode space and how it usually happens in films. One longtime observer of their work, Daniel Oppenheim of IBM research reported the following. "I've heard you talk about sound in the cities and what it does for years but this performance is the first time I couldn't avoid getting it completely". The piece brings to the foreground issues of why our soundscape sounds like it does, and how it affects us and allows the audience to hear the city the way that both O+A hear it--simultaneously. This piece is intended to be the first half of an evening followed by a round table discussion with relevant experts in fields of perception, urban studies, psychoacoustics, architecture, economics, medicine, the environment and other related fields.

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This program is supported in part by the Goethe-Institut Boston, and 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, Tourism, and Special Events.

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JAN ST. WERNER + ANDY GRAYDON
Goethe-Institut Boston
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present

JAN ST. WERNER (Fiepblatter, Lithops, Mouse on Mars)
ANDY GRAYDON

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Doors: 7:30pm | Music: 8pm
Free: Suggested donation $15

Cologne producer and sound artist JAN ST. WERNER is perhaps best known for his work in Mouse on Mars, which he formed with Andi Toma in the early 90s. Over two decades, the duo has charted a perpetual course of reinvention, indulging in complex, heavily hybridized forms that synthesize everything from ambient, techno, and dub to post-rock and next-level electronics and releasing via labels like Too Pure, Domino, and their own Sonig imprint.

In the mid-90s, Werner began releasing music as Lithops and as one half of Microstoria with Markus Popp of pioneering electronic/glitch unit Oval. His output as Lithops — said to rub the outer edges of inferential electronics, and often sounding as though they began their lives as studio accidents, all fumbly, peripatetic rhythms emerging from a haze of muffled bass and overdriven synth textures — continued well into the 2000s, published by labels such as Moikai, Sonig, and Thrill Jockey. In 2013, St. Werner began producing records under his own name with Blaze Colour Burn, the first in a run of experimental albums called Fiepblatter on Thrill Jockey. The most recent installment in the series, Miscontinuum Album, saw release on the label in late 2014 and was originally created for a live opera performance in Munich; Popp composed the libretto. It is part of a larger project that encompasses visual works, installations, writings, software, and lectures.

Including sound works, films, media installations, photographs and performances, American artist ANDY GRAYDON’s work focuses on the relationship between audiovisual recording and the projective imagination. Exhibitions include shows at The New Museum, Art in General, and Participant Inc. (all New York); The Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; The Frye Museum, Seattle; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; The Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii. His sound works have been released by Nonvisual Objects (Vienna), mAtter (Tokyo), Winds Measure Recordings (New York), Contour Editions (New York) and Leerraum (Switzerland). Collaborations include performances and recordings with Kenneth Kirschner, John Hudak, Kato Hideki, sawako, David Grubbs, Amnon Wolman, Pierre Gerard, Takeshi Nishimoto, Ben Owen, Zach Layton, and Richard Garet. Graydon was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii and relocated to Cambridge, MA in 2014.

This concert is part of the Goethe-Institut Boston's "New Music from Germany" concert series.

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, Tourism, and Special Events.

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ROB NOYES at Café Fixe
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Non-Event Presents
Our March Experimental Coffee House
featuring

ROB NOYES

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

Rob Noyes is a guitarist based in Somerville, MA. Having spent time playing in groups such as Bloody Gears and Animal Hospital Ensemble, he now primarily writes and performs solo pieces for 6 and 12-string acoustic guitar. His solo work combines intricate fingerstyle technique rooted in Piedmont blues with a heavily syncopated and dynamic compositional style.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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