Upcoming Concerts

MIT List Visual Art Center
Saturday, December 1, 2018

CURT NEWTON at Café Fixe
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Yard (Hancock Tower)
Saturday, December 15, 2018


MIT List Visual Art Center
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Non-Event + MIT List Visual Art Center present

LARY 7 ensemble
with DAMON & NAOMI afterparty

MIT List Visual Arts Center
Building E15
20 Ames Street, Cambridge
FREE (RSVP, space is limited)

*** SOLD OUT ***

Eventbrite - Henry Flynt & Lary 7

In conjunction with the exhibition Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, please join the MIT List Visual Arts Center and Non-Event for an evening of experimental sound performances by close friends and collaborators of Tony Conrad who was associated with the founding of minimal music. In the early 1960’s, along with John Cale, Angus Maclise, Lamonte Young, and Marian Zazeela, Conrad was a co-founder of the Theater of Eternal Music, which utilized non-Western musical forms and sustained sound to produce what they called dream music.

Henry Flynt and Tony Conrad met as Harvard undergraduates at the point when each artist denounced traditional forms of composition and began to develop more experimental sound scores. Flynt will kick off the evening with a performance of his piece, “Everylovin’ Game On.” Lary 7 was a student of Tony Conrad’s and the two performed together often. Lary 7 will perform Tony Conrad’s Three Loops for Performers and Tape Recorders (1961), which is one of Conrad’s earliest pieces. It was premiered at a Harvard-Radcliffe Music Club concert with Conrad among one of eight performers.

The evening will end with an after-party performance by Damon & Naomi who navigate small sonic spaces and woeful melodies with an acoustic sound.

7 PM Henry Flynt
8 PM Lary 7 ensemble performs Tony Conrad, "Three Loops for Performers and Tape Recorders
9 PM Damon & Naomi

Lary 7 ensemble is:
Joseph Allred, autoharp
Laura Cetilia, cello
Noell Dorsey, voice
Morgan Evans-Weiler, violin
Alexander Whiting, koto

About the artists

HENRY FLYNT was born in Greensboro, NC. He is a philosopher, musician, anti-art activist and exhibited artist.

Flynt’s work devolves from what he calls “cognitive nihilism,” first announced in the 1960 and 1961 drafts of Philosophy Proper. In 1961, Flynt coined the term concept art. Concept art’s first appearance in a book was in An Anthology, release date 1963. In 1962, Flynt began to campaign for an anti-art position. He demonstrated against cultural institutions in New York in 1963 with Tony Conrad and Jack Smith, and against Stockhausen twice in 1964. The Seventies were the main years of musical activity for Flynt. Some key recordings from this period have been released on the Locust and Superior Viaduct labels.

LARY 7 was born in Buffalo, New York. Lary 7 is a multimedia artist who coaxes profane, inscrutable sounds and images from various mysterious devices. Eschewing the digital, his work mainly features vintage and forgotten electronic instruments and technologies. In the past he has taken the unique approach of modifying household appliances in order to give them a musical voice. Lary is a co-founder of Plastickville Records and has been a major figure in the New York experimental underground music scene since 1970. He was a student of Tony Conrad's and collaborated frequently with him over the years. He has worked on exceptional musical projects with diverse artists including Jimi Tenor, Jarboe, Foetus, Alexander Hacke, Larry Mullins, Dorit Chrysler, Bernhard Gal, Jacob Kirkegaard, Gen Ken Montgomery, and Gordon Monahan. This will be his Boston debut.

DAMON & NAOMI started playing music together as the rhythm section, co-songwriters, and sometime singers in Galaxie 500. When that band ended, they continued as a duo, first recording for Shimmy Disc and then on a series of albums for Sub Pop Records. In 2005, they formed their own label (20/20/20) and have since released four further Damon & Naomi albums – The Earth Is Blue, Within These Walls, False Beats and True Hearts, and Fortune – alongside reissues of their own and the Galaxie 500 back catalogue.

Non-Event's programming is supported in part by grants from the Boston Foundation and the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.


CURT NEWTON at Café Fixe
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Non-Event Presents
Our December Experimental Coffee House


Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA
7 p.m. /$5

CURT NEWTON coaxes whispers from drumsets and swing from stacks of rattly stuff, weaving varied musical traditions together in the spirit of serious playfulness. Over the past three decades, Curt has performed across the U.S., Canada and Europe and appears on over 30 CDs with some of contemporary music's leading figures including Ken Vandermark, Joe Morris, Nate McBride, Pandelis Karayorgis, Charlie Kohlhase, Dave Bryant, and Steve Norton, and most recently as the drummer in the Eric Hofbauer Quintet. About one live performance, the Chicago Reader’s Peter Margasak wrote “Newton dazzles...He exhibited breathtaking restraint, breaking down time with a subtle hand, tapping out painterly splashes of sound." Curt studied privately with Bob Gullotti, has a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory, and once upon a time created a solo drumset arrangement of Lutoslawski's String Quartet (available on Bandcamp).

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.


The Yard (Hancock Tower)
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Non-Event presents

featuring live performances, installations, video throughout the space

Performers include:
Forbes Graham & Dan Wick, Jake Meginsky (DJ set), Rob Noyes, Mary Staubitz & Tim Johnson, Victoria Shen,
Idm Theft Able

Installations, performances videos by:
Lani Asuncion, Linda Aubry & Mike Bullock, Mark Cetilia, Morgan Evans-Weiler, Kevin Micka, Erika Nesse & Allida Warn, Katya Popova, José Rivera, Michael Rosenstein, Jed Speare (videos), Nicole Prutsch, Cleo Miao & Austin Covell, Kimmie Stattman, Simon Remiszewski.

The Yard (John Hancock Tower, 6th Floor)
120 St James Avenue (use Clarendon Street entrance)
Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm
Tickets: $20 | Free with new membership sign-up or renewal

Eventbrite - 2018 Year-End Show

Food & drink (cash bar)

We've had an ambitious year, presenting thirty five concerts in locations around Boston and we wanted to get together and celebrate. We also need your support as we start to plan another exciting season.