Upcoming Concerts

ARIAN S at Café Fixe
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

JED SPEARE + MORGAN EVANS-WEILER (duo)
World Listening Day Concert at Mobius
Saturday, July 18, 2015

ISOLDE TOUCH at Café Fixe
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

LAWRENCE ENGLISH + JOHN CHANTLER (Room40)
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ARIAN S at Café Fixe
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Non-Event Presents
Our July Experimental Coffee House
featuring

ARIAN S

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

"Atonal bursts of guitar savagery" - Tiny Mixtapes

"A wounded seal pup helplessly honking for its mother" - Pitchfork

"Violent" - BDC Wire

Arian S is a San Francisco born guitarist most known for his razor sharp shredding in the Boston dance-punk band Guerilla Toss and the slow burning industrial trio KTB. His solo acoustic music unveils a twisted take on the modern instrumental guitar canon, with abstract shards of lyrical beauty poking through sheets of obsessive finger picking and no-wave gestures. Featured on such labels as NNA tapes, Tzadik, and Feeding Tube Records.

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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JED SPEARE + MORGAN EVANS-WEILER (duo)
World Listening Day Concert at Mobius
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mobius and Non Event present
6th Annual World Listening Day Concert, featuring

JED SPEARE + MORGAN EVANS-WEILER
(laptop, electronics, four-channel, sound distribution array

Mobius
55 Norfolk Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-945-9481
8 p.m. | FREE (donations accepted)

World Listening Day is co-organized by the World Listening Project (WLP), the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) and Biosphere Soundscapes. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of Canadian writer, educator, philosopher, visual artist, and composer R. Murray Schafer. His efforts leading the World Soundscape Project and his seminal book, The Tuning of the World, inspired global interest in a new field of research and practice known as Acoustic Ecology.

World Listening Day 2015: H2O invites you to reflect on water, metaphorically in how you listen, or through creative events inspired by water and sound across the globe. The 2015 theme resonates at a time where we need to shift our collective thinking and actions towards water globally.

As part of the New England Phonographers Union, JED SPEARE has been performing World Listening Day concerts based on water concepts and infrastructures for the past five years. These concerts have revealed and reflected back to an audience sounds that were recorded on-site, then presented in concert at the origination of those sounds. They have included concerts at Deer Island Waste Water Treatment Plant as well as the public park in Nut Island, Quincy, MA, at the pump station there. Speare will work with a selection of these recordings with live and prepared sound transformation in collaboration with Morgan Evans-Weiler, on laptop-programmed patches, sine waves, and manipulated location recordings. Additional materials and strategies for the concert are also being developed.

Learn more about World Listening Day 2015

About the artists

JED SPEARE is a multidisciplinary artist who has presented sound art internationally for over thirty years. He studied at the Sonic Research Studio of the World Soundscape Project in 1978, and is the creator of Cable Car Soundscapes (1982) on Smithsonian Folkways Records and Sound Works 1982-1987 (2008) on the Family Vineyard label. He has an extensive background working in other media such as video, experimental theater, performance, imaging, and writing. He is a founding member of the New England Phonographers Union and is on the Board of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology. He has been a member of the Mobius Artists Group since 1995 and served as Director of Mobius and another alternative arts space, Studio Soto, for a combined twenty years.

MORGAN EVANS-WEILER is a Boston based sound artist, composer and educator who uses violin, electronics and other media to explore the realms of attention, stillness, stasis and listening. His solo work involves compositions, improvisations and environments that explore the physical properties of sound, the experience of space, and experimental performative practices.

Since arriving in Boston, Morgan has been actively involved in the creative music scene. He releases tapes by Boston artists on his Individual Lines label and produces shows at Washington St. Art in Somerville, MA. His current projects include the large Boston ensemble Deleuzer, his solo work and the Howard Martin Quartet.

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ISOLDE TOUCH at Café Fixe
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Non-Event Presents
Our August Experimental Coffee House
featuring

ISOLDE TOUCH

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

ISOLDE TOUCH is the project of Asha Sheshadri, a multimedia artist currently working out of Southern California. Her live performance hinges on the relationship between sonic and visual, through experimentation with computer, voice, text and video synthesis. Harsh rhythmic elements are layered with lush vocal counterpoint, illuminating the intersection between the soft and abrasive, the naturally-occurring and machine-generated. Her work has been released through Digitalis Ltd. and Further Records and displayed in spaces including the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, and SDSpace4Art. Asha received her BA from Boston University and will be pursuing her MFA at the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall.

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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LAWRENCE ENGLISH + JOHN CHANTLER (Room40)
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Non-Event and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum present

LAWRENCE ENGLISH
JOHN CHANTLER

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02467 (map)
Doors: 6:30pm, Performance: 7:00pm
$15 general admission / $10 members/students
Please RSVP at info@waterworksmuseum.org or 617-277-0065
Advance tickets will be available.

Hot tea and cookies will be provided
Parking is limited, so bike, walk, or take the T, if you can!

LAWRENCE ENGLISH is composer, media artist, and curator, based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception via live performance and installation to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.

He is the founder of the Room40 label, which celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year.

>>Listen to his most recent album Wilderness of Mirrors

JOHN CHANTLER is an experimental musician and curator, born in Autralia, now based in Sweden, whose work is currently centered around the modular synthesizer system that he first explored in a trio album with Lawrence English and the Japanese musician Tujiko Noriko in 2009

This summer John Chantler will release Still Light, Outside, which is an extended suite in four parts for pipe organ and electronics that combines passages of stark minimalism centred at the bodily invasive extremes of the organ’s register with striking explosions of colour; massed chords shot through with heavy distortion and electronics that operate according to their own dream logic.

>>Watch a Sonic Close-Ups video interview with John Chantler

This program is supported in part by grants from the Boston Cultural Council and the Brookline Commission for the Arts, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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