Upcoming Concerts

JEB BISHOP at Café Fixe
Tuesday, Feburary 14, 2017

PHURNNE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

WENDY EISENBERG at Café Fixe
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

JEB BISHOP at Café Fixe
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our February Experimental Coffee House
featuring

JEB BISHOP

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

Trombonist JEB BISHOP has been active in improvised music and jazz since the early 1990s. Based in Chicago until 2012, he first gained attention as a member of groups including Flying Luttenbachers, Vandermark Five, and Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet. In addition to his own trio, he has led or co-led groups including The Engines, Lucky 7s, and Long Sidewalks, and has pursued free improvisation with dozens of collaborators from around the world, including Joe McPhee, Jaap Blonk, Han Bennink, Hamid Drake, and many others.

Bishop has been part of thousands of performances throughout North America and Europe, ranging from basement shows to major festivals, and has been recognized repeatedly in Downbeat Magazine's Critics' Polls and in the online El Intruso poll.

At the end of 2015, Bishop relocated to Boston, where he continues his ongoing working relationships with Boston-area musicians including Jorrit Dijkstra, Nate McBride, and Pandelis Karayorgis. New projects in Boston include the cooperative quintet Stereoscope and a brass trio with Forbes Graham (trumpet) and Joshua Reibstein (tuba).

This program is supported in part by grants from the Brookline Commission for the Arts and the Boston Cultural Council, both local agencyies 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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PHURNNE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our March Experimental Coffee House
featuring

PHURNNE (Andrea Pensado, Stephanie Germaine, Jenifer Gelineau)

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

PHURNNE is Jenifer Gelineau, Stephanie Germaine, and Andrea Pensado.. Featuring three of Massachusetts' most powerful experimental noisemakers, Phurnne combines violin, voice, tapes, and electronics to create an often explosive electroacoustic squall.

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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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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