ANDREA NEUMANN, JACK WRIGHT, VIC RAWLINGS at Mobius
February 14, 2008

Non-Event Presents A Valentine’s Evening of Experimental Music featuring

ANDREA NEUMANN, JACK WRIGHT, and VIC RAWLINGS

Mobius
725 Harrison Ave
Boston (South End)
(617) 542-7416
8pm / $8

ANDREA NEUMANN (b. 1968) studied piano at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin. Since 1996 she has been primarily active as improviser and composer in the areas of experimental and new music. In the process of exploring the piano for new sound possibilities, she has reduced the instrument to strings, resonance board and metal frame. With the help of electronics to manipulate and amplify the sounds, she has developed numerous new playing techniques, sounds, and ways of preparing the dismantled instrument. Neumann has released recordings on Erstwhile, Sedimental, Rossbin, Charhizma, Zarek, and the Japan Improv label.

Over the past twenty-five years JACK WRIGHT has established a reputation as a bold saxophonist and an influential musical personality. He has played in virtually every venue available to experimental improvised music in the US, and many in Europe as well. His music shifts radically in style and approach from one year to the next, yet is always somehow identifiable as his own. Currently, he plays primarily alto and soprano saxophones. The Washington Post says of Wright: “In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king.”

VIC RAWLINGS (prepared/ amplified cello, circuitry) is an improviser and instrument builder. His performances focus on the metamusical potential of unstable sounds and silences. He has developed instruments that are specific to this compositional aesthetic. As an instrument builder he specializes in modifications of existing instruments and has developed extensive cello preparations.

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation.