Upcoming Concerts

ELI KESZLER, WENDY EISENBERG, ARIAN SHAFIEE
SMFA Anderson Auditorium
Thursday, February 21, 2019

CLAIRE ROUSAY at Café Fixe
Monday, March 11, 2019

SIGTRYGGUR SIGMARSSON + JEFF CAREY + SHEER ANXIETY
SMFA Anderson Auditorium
Friday, March 15, 2019

PITA + KATE VILLAGE
The Yard (John Hancock Tower)
Monday, March 18, 2019

ELI KESZLER, WENDY EISENBERG, ARIAN SHAFIEE
SMFA Anderson Auditorium
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Non-Event, Boston Hassle, and SMFA Library Sounds present

ELI KESZLER, WENDY EISENBERG, ARIAN SHAFIEE
solo sets

SMFA Anderson Auditorium
230 The Fenway
Boston
8:30pm / $15 general admission / $10 members + students / FREE for SMFA students

Eventbrite - Eli Keszler, Wendy Eisenberg, Arian Shafiee

ELI KESZLER is a New York based artist, composer and percussionist. Keszler’s installations, music and visual work have appeared at Lincoln Center, MIT List Center, 67 Ludlow, Victoria & Albert Museum, Sculpture Center, The Kitchen, South London Gallery, Hessel Museum, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Luma-Foundation, Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Barbican-St. Lukes, Walker Art Museum, LAX Art, and Greater New York at MoMa PS1. His work has been featured in Frieze, Bomb Magazine, The New York Times, Wire Magazine, The Washington Post, Gramophone, Modern Drummer and Modern Painters among others. He has released solo records for Empty Editions, Esp-Disk', PAN and REL records. As a composer Keszler has received commissions from the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, ICE Ensemble, Brooklyn String Orchestra and So Percussion. Keszler is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and was a 2016 New York Foundations for the Arts fellow.  

WENDY EISENBERG is an improvising guitarist, banjo-player, vocalist and poet. Using the languages of free jazz, new music, extreme metal and art song, her music sets to pose and expose the questions surrounding the human body in the world and the representational and technical demands placed on it in artistic practice. She has written and performed in numerous projects, including the critically acclaimed experimental band, Birthing Hips, described by NPR as “brainy, noisy punk based in sonic adventure, technical mastery, and rejection of the status quo." Her work as an improviser has led to collaborations with Ted Reichman, Joe Morris, Damon Smith, John Zorn, Travis LaPlante and Zach Rowden, among many others.

ARIAN SHAFIEE is a Brooklyn based guitarist/composer most known for his playing in the off-kilter dance punk band Guerilla Toss. Inspired by aspects of non-western tuning and extended techniques, he crafts moments of dense, shimmering harmony and aggressive gesture through a unique approach, hinging classical impressionism to no-wave and early minimal music. The music from his recent full length on VDSQ finds him edging between overtly lyrical flourishes and deep quietude; where each piece exists in its own expansive harmonic world, unfurling and unfolding.

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CLAIRE ROUSAY at Café Fixe
Monday, March 11, 2019

Non-Event Presents
Our March Experimental Coffee House
featuring

CLAIRE ROUSAY

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

CLAIRE ROUSAY is a Canadian-American improviser, drummer, and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Drawn to improvisation by a desire to free their percussion practice from the constraints of conventional timekeeping, Rousay explores the emotional overlap of rhythm, speed, and texture as both a soloist and participant in creative partnerships that span North America. Drawing liberatory power and ethical commitment from queer theory, Rousay's improvisational style employs a critique of the relationship between masculinity and percussion.

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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SIGTRYGGUR SIGMARSSON + JEFF CAREY + SHEER ANXIETY
SMFA Anderson Auditorium
Friday, March 15, 2019

Non-Event and SMFA Library Sounds present

SIGTRYGGUR SIGMARSSON
JEFF CAREY
SHEER ANXIETY (Andrea Pensado & Chris Strunk)
solo sets

SMFA Anderson Auditorium
230 The Fenway
Boston
8pm / $15 general admission / $10 members + students / FREE for SMFA students

SIGTRYGGUR SIGMARSSON is an visual, sound and performance artist born in Akureyri, Iceland in 1977. He studied Sonology at the Royal Conservatory Den Haag, Holland in 1997 to 1998, and received MFA at Fachochshcule fur bilende kunst Hannover, Germany in 2004. Sigmarsson exhibits his paintings & drawings internationally but is probably most known for his energetic performances, both solo and as part of STILLUPSTEYPPA, at a wide array of venues. His approach is that of the trembling artist, struggling to make sense and direction out of a creative impulse. Regardless of the medium, there is a continuous search for order and chaos throughout his body of work. With his series of drawings Sigmarsson distorts the normal, daily life by drawing very common objects in an abstract way. For some time he has been releasing solo recordings with albums on Trente Oiseaux, ERS, Helen Scarsdale, Fire Inc., Hanson Records, Bawag Contemporary Vienna, Korm Plastics, Bottrop Boy, Ultra Eczema and De Player.

JEFF CAREY is a Baltimore-based interdisciplinary artist creating radical computer music. He performs electro-instrumental synthetic noise with custom software controlled by a joystick and gamer keypad. His instrument also controls an array of strobe lights making shows totally immersive and visceral.

SHEER ANXIETY is the duo of ANDREA PENSADO (computer, voice) and CHRIS STRUNK (percussion).

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PITA + KATE VILLAGE
The Yard (John Hancock Tower)
Monday, March 18, 2019

Non-Event presents

PITA (first Boston show since 2007!)
KATE VILLAGE (rare solo show)

The Yard (John Hancock Tower, 6th Floor)
120 St James Avenue (use St James Avenue entrance)
Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm
$15 | $10 students & Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Pita and Kate Village (solo sets)

PITA is Peter Rehberg, an Austrian electronic musician and label head, In addition to his solo work, he is best-known for longterm collaborations with Stephen O'Malley as KTL and with Jim O’Rourke and Christian Fennesz as Fenn O’Berg. He runs the groundbreaking label, Editions Mego, which has released albums by artists such as Hecker, Klara Lewis, Fennesz, Mark Fell, and Kevin Drumm.

KATE VILLAGE, described as a surfer shooting the curl in a wave of feedback, fights her Guild T-50 guitar in the endless battle between human and electronics. She has ridden the texture/noise continuum for the past 25+ years in rock bands and improv/noise configurations. Best known for elephantine guitar work alongside her husband Wayne Rogers in Magic Hour, Vermonster, Major Stars, and Heathen Shame; she’s also performed with other bunches of males including Stefan Jaworzyn, Luxiourus Bags, Alan Licht, Michio Kurihara, Thurston Moore, Bill Nace, Greg Kelley, Chris Corsano, Rinji Fukuoka, and Paul Flaherty but, sadly, not all at the same time.

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