ASHLEY PAUL at Studio Soto
Saturday, April 6, 2013

Non-Event and Studio Soto present

ASHLEY PAUL (Record Release Party!)
PATRICK EMM
FAUSTO SIERAKOWSKI

Studio Soto
10 Channel Center Street
Boston (Fort Point)
8 p.m./$10

ASHLEY PAUL is a performer and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. She uses an array of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, guitar, bells and percussion, mixing disparate elements to create a colorful palate of sound that works its way into her intuitive songs; free forming, introverted melodies. This blend manifests beautiful and simple musical forms against acoustic experimentation. Her solo albums have received high praise being chosen “Album of the Column” in The Wire, number one on Byron Coley and Thurston Moore’s “Tongue Top Ten” in Arthur Magazine and included on NPR’s All Songs Considered “Best of 2010”. She has been interviewed in the German magazine Spex, The Sound Projector magazine, Foxy Digitalis and on Rare Frequency.

Ashley has performed or recorded with Phill Niblock, Loren Connors, Aki Onda, C. Spencer Yeh, Anthony Coleman, Joe Maneri, Joe Morris, Seijiro Murayama, Greg Kelley, Bill Nace and Eli Keszler, and has appeared on such labels as PAN, ESP-DISK’ and Tzadik. She received a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in 2007.

PATRICK EMM utilizes various lo-fi electronics, prepared guitar and degraded tape to create hazy, witching-hour compositions. His work relies heavily on a naïve and profoundly skewed sense of fidelity and musical vocabulary. Tape hiss environments shift loosely through an awkward and engaging linear sense of narrative. Ghostly and other-worldly themes permeate Patrick’s work, providing the listener with an uneasy ‘quiet time’ for self-reflection. He lives and works in Boston and primarily self-releases his work through his own imprint, Pinebox Recordings.

FAUSTO SIERAKOWSKI is a Boston based saxophone player, improviser, and composer. He was born in Paris in 1988. He studied classical saxophone at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma and then the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. He moved from Berlin to Boston in 2010 to pursue a master in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory. He also studies acting at the Michael Chekov Acting Studio Boston. He currently is working on projects ranging from free improvised duos, writing music for his quartet and trio, playing Serbian music with Slavic Soul Party, and writing short theatrical plays. Fausto has played with Joe Morris, Mike Cooper, Frank London, Matt Darriau, Jorrit Djikstra, Karl Berger, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Hayden Chisholm, Asan Rashid, Slavic Soul Party in venues such as The Stone, Issue Project Room, Barbes, and the Cracow Jewish Festival.