Upcoming Concerts

Year-End Fundraiser Show
Le Laboratoire Cambridge
Thursday, December 7, 2017

MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN at Café Fixe
Sunday, December 10, 2017

VICTORIA SHEN at Café Fixe
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Year-End Fundraiser Blowout Show
Le Laboratoire Cambridge
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Non-Event presents

Non-Event Fundraiser Blowout / Final Le Lab show of 2017
an evening of local experimental, noise, and improv music (+ visuals!) with

Apathy and Steel (Mark Cetilia)
Bastian Void
B.T.O. (Bromp Treb and Offal)
Jesse Kenas Collins
Wendy Eisenberg
Andrea Pensado and Andrieta
Wenhua Shi
Damon Smith

plus Susanna Bolle (Non-Event & WZBC), Between-set DJ

Le Laboratoire (Directions)
650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge
8pm (doors: $7:30pm)
$15 general admission | $10 students + Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Non-Event Winter Fundraiser

Join as a Non-Event member now at any level and get a free admission to the show (in addition to other benefits)

APATHY AND STEEL is the techno project of Mark Cetilia. Mark is a sound / media artist working at the nexus of analog and digital technologies. Exploring the possibilities of generative systems in art, design, and sound practice, Cetilia’s work is an exercise in carefully controlled chaos.

BASTIAN VOID is the solo project of Joseph Bastardo, a graphic artist and musician from Worcester. He plays in the groups Looks Realistic, Gay Shapes, and LAN. His pieces are assembled with analog/digital synthesis and found-sound manipulation. Recent performances are based on improvisations with a modular synthesizer.

BROMP TREB is the onomatopoeic flailings of Neil Young Cloaca. Composing and improvising with intentionally unstable systems of his own devising, he joyfully uses/misues busted circuits, collaged beats, cheap effects pedals, poor drumming technique, and tape manipulation to make idiosyncratic music / non music. 

OFFAL is Donald Shaw, a composer and performer currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. He studied jazz at the New School and is a member of Fat Worm of Error.

JESSE KENAS COLLINS works with brass and woodwind instruments as well as simple systems of analog feedback. Working and living in Boston since 2008, he collaborates in various ad hoc groupings of improvisers in and around town. His solo works are funneled into small editions of recordings and occasional live performances.

WENDY EISENBERG is an improviser and composer who performs primarily on guitar, banjo, voice and electronics. Her work is about the ways that visual and sociological space inform the musical signs of time and frequency. Her compositions and instrumental technique are developed from her involvement with the traditions of free jazz, punk, heavy metal, avant-garde composition and art songs.

ANDREA PENSADO began playing piano as a girl, with private instruction and later studied composition at the Krakow Academy of Music. Now based in Salem, her current music mixes harsh electronics and high frequency squalls with distorted, growling, shrieking vocals.

WENHUA SHI is a media artist and filmmaker, who pursues a poetic approach to moving image making, and investigates conceptual depth in film, video, interactive installations and sound sculptures.

DAMON SMITH studied double bass with Lisle Ellis and has had lessons with Bertram Turezky, Joëlle Leandré, John Lindberg, Mark Dresser and others. Damon’s explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation.

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MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN at Café Fixe
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our December Experimental Coffee House
featuring

MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN (violin)

Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA
7 p.m. / $5-10 (sliding scale for this coffee house)

MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN, as composer/violinist, has been active in the presentation of new music and dance since the early 1960's, in New York City, as co-founder of the Tone Roads Ensemble and as participant in the Judson Dance Theater, the New York Festival of the Avant Garde and the Experimental Intermedia Foundation. Since then he has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, presenting solo violin concerts and appearing as soloist with new music and dance ensembles.

His "soundings" improvisations have received international acclaim for having "reinventing violin playing", extending the range of tonal/sound-texture possibilities of the instrument and revealing new dimensions of expressivity.

Since the mid-1960's Goldstein has integrated structured improvisation elements into his compositions, exploring the rich sound-textures of new performance techniques within a variety of instrumental and vocal frameworks. His music has been performed at several New Music America festivals; Meet the Moderns, NYC; Pro Musica Nova, Bremen; De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam), Weiner Festwochen, Time of Music (Finland), Inventionen, Berlin; Musik der Zeit, Cologne; International Festival of Improvised Music, Neue Horizonte, Bern; Acustica International/hoerspiel festivals, West German Radio Cologne; Inventionen '89 Festival; Wittener Tage fuer Neue Kammermusik; De Ijsbreker, Amsterdam; Sound Culture '93, Tokyo; Fylkingen concert, Stockholm; Neue Horizonte and TonArt concerts, Bern; Next Wave, The Whitney Museum's Sound Art Festival, Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Real Art Ways, etc. (refer to resume for more complete listings.) In the 1990's he was director of the Ensemble for New Music of the Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt. He has written extensively on improvisation and is the author of the book: Sounding the Full Circle.

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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VICTORIA SHEN at Café Fixe
Tuesday, January 9, 2017

Non-Event Presents
Our January Experimental Coffee House
featuring

VICTORIA SHEN

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

VICTORIA SHEN is a Somerville­-based multimedia artist and musician whose visual work is positioned at the intersection of art history, pop culture, and identity politics. Through a process of visual exaggeration and effacement, her video work holds up a mirror to the absurd side of images we consume. Shen's music heavily features analog modular synthesizers, contact microphones, and other hand­built electronics. Her approach to music is sculptural in both the shaping/texturing of audio waveforms and the design of the sound objects themselves. In addition to her solo work, she is also a member of the duo Trim.

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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