BEN VIDA + ASHLEY PAUL QUARTET
Goethe-Institut Boston
Friday, November 1, 1013

Non-Event and WZBC present

BEN VIDA
Damaged Particulates for fixed and live electronics, and Tztztztzt Î Í Í… (video) 2013
ASHLEY PAUL
Pace Of Time with Ben Pritchard, Sakiko Mori, and Laura Cetillia

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m. / All ages
$15 general / $12 students with ID at the door
$12.50 general /$10 students with ID in advance

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BEN VIDA is a Brooklyn based artist, improviser, composer and writer. His current body of work includes compositions and videos that examine the relationship between sense and sensing with the intention of producing a recalibration in the viewer’s engagement with their own relationship to receiving and decoding sonic and visual input. These pieces utilize analog and digital synthesizing technologies and expanded compositions for voice and focus on aural/visual phenomena and illusions.

Ben has been an active member of the international experimental music community for the past seventeen years with a long list of collaborations, bands and releases to his credit. In the mid 90’s he co-founded the group Town and Country and has worked as a solo artist under his own name and as Bird Show with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku, Thrill Jockey, Drag City, Amish, Bottrop-Boy, Hapna and Kranky. He has presented his work in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

ASHLEY PAUL is a performer and composer based in London. 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.

Premiered at Roundhouse, London, August 2, 2013, Pace of Time makes its US premiere in Boston. Written in response to the Conrad Shawcross’ Timepiece installation at Roundhouse, POT was inspired by two concepts: simultaneity (different planes of consciousness coexisting) and duration (the time or experience of pure feeling outside of chronological order).