Upcoming Concerts

LUKE MARTIN with ORDINARY AFFECTS
Goethe-Institut Boston
Saturday, April 29, 2017

MOONDRAWN at Café Fixe
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TOM RECCHION + BRENDAN MURRAY
Goethe-Institut Boston
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

LUKE MARTIN with ORDINARY AFFECTS
Goethe-Institut Boston
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Non-Event presents
ORDINARY AFFECTS performing

LUKE MARTIN, so softly that it came, a wild dim chatter, meaningless

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Tickets: $10 gen admission | $5 students + Non-Event members

CD release show for Luke Martin, so softly that it came, a wild dim chatter, meaningless on Edition Wandelweiser

ORDINARY AFFECTS (J.P. Falzone, Laura Cetilia, Luke Martin, and Morgan Evans-Weiler) is a group of musicians gathered to workshop, explore, commission and perform contemporary experimental music. While the group often focuses on the performance of written compositions, it also serves as a laboratory for improvisation and the compositions of its members. The collaborative nature of the mission ensures a group that is always in flux; instrumentation is open, always changing and dependent on the project, concert and current membership.

LUKE MARTIN is an experimental composer, performer, and poet currently living in Boston, MA. His work focuses on the concepts of silence, blandness, and community and is primarily interested in exploring the limits of perception. He feels it essential to critically consider the power relations at work between composer, performer(s), and audience; in other words, the nature of the political/social significance of that situation. The composer is not simply someone who composes music, but rather someone who composes a social situation in which there is, regardless of their desire or intent, sound. Recently inspired by David Dunn's notations for listening and Lasse Thoresen's spectromorphological analysis of electronic music and sound, Luke is developing a notation for the performance and analysis of silence (i.e., incidental sounds, contingency). His work can be found on FWD: rcrds, Edition Wandelweiser Records, and (forthcoming) ErstAEU.​

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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MOONDRAWN at Café Fixe
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our May Experimental Coffee House
featuring

MOONDRAWN

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

MOONDRAWN is the solo noise project of Boston based Philip Fryer. Informed by the writings and performances of John Cage, Fryer explores experience through performance, sound, and installation. At times chaotic and other times serene, his work draws connections between mortality, queer identity, living with chronic illness, and memory. He frequently utilizes obsolete or forgotten technology, bringing together the past and the present. He has performed at The Darling Foundry and Le Lieu (Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec), Grace Exhibition Space and Panoply(New York, NY), DEFIBRILLATOR gallery (Chicago, IL), The Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and 100 Years of Performance Art (Boston, MA). He as also been a member of the Boston based dark ambient project TOOMS since 2012 and performs with his partner Rosie Ranauro as Princess Beautiful.

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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TOM RECCHION + BRENDAN MURRAY
Goethe-Institut Boston
Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Photo: Wild Don Lewis

Non-Event presents

TOM RECCHION (piano, electronics), performing "Dristi Point"
BRENDAN MURRAY

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Tickets: $15 gen admission | $10 students + Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Tom Recchion + Brendan Murray at the Goethe-Institut

TOM RECCHION is a visual artist, composer, and graphic designer, and is a founding member of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS).

In the 1970’s RECCHION discarded object-making (though he employs it now) to concentrate on sound. His early practice in low-tech sonic exploration presaged many of the most exciting developments of the last half century: record manipulation, tape loops, free improvisation, found and invented instruments, installation, etc.

He has appeared on over 100 records and has performed and collaborated with such artists as Jad Fair, David Toop, John Duncan, Aaron Moore, Christian Marclay, Carl Stone, Oren Ambarchi, Keiji Haino, Max Eastley, Tim Barnes, and Jeph Jerman. Since 1999 he has been a member of Extended Organ, a free sound group with members Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, and Alex Stevens.

“Dristi Point” is a piano drone piece using grand piano and specially prepared devices to create modulating waves and clusters of sound acoustically. It was developed during 2 residencies at the Montalvo Art Center.

BRENDAN MURRAY is a Boston-based musician who composes solo electronic music, usually with the incorporation of acoustic instruments. His solo work is comprised of large blocks of continuous sound. He has worked with other artists and ensembles in the Boston area, including Animal Hospital Ensemble, Taps and the Callithumpian Consort at New England Conservatory. He also composes music for film and performance.

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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