Sunday, April 26, 2009

Non-Event and the Megapolis Festival Present

with Brendan Murray

The Elks Lodge
55 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge (Central Square) Admission $10, or $5 for Megapolis passholders.
(Megapolis passes are available at 8 p.m.

About the musicians:

GIUSEPPE IELASI started playing guitar in 1988, and worked for many years in the area of improvised music. He had long-term collaborations with Renato Rinaldi in the duo Oreledigneur, Thomas Ankersmit, Michel Doneda, Ingar Zach, Dean Roberts. More recently, his main interest has shifted to site-specific solo performances. He still uses guitars as his primary sound source, but integrates microphones and multi-channel speaker systems into the mix in order to create complex networks for sound diffusion in relationship to space. He has recent, critically acclaimed releases on the 12k imprint and his own Schoolmaps label.

RENATO RENALDI trained as an actor and began composing music for theatre, radio dramas, and video installations. He has produced several radio plays, documentaries and reportages for the national broadcasting radio. His music primarily focuses on the relationship between sound and environment.

BRENDAN MURRAY has worked with electronics since 1999 and is one of Boston’s best-known sound artists. He regards his music as a balance between spontaneous sound making and compositional rigor, with an emphasis on drones and repetition. He records and processes instruments and tapes until all traces of instrumentality are blurred, leaving only large blocks of pure sound. Murray has also toured extensively throughout the United States as a solo performer and as a member of various improvising ensembles. He is actively involved with long distance collaborations with musicians and sound artists such as Seth Nehil, Richard Garet and Chuck Bettis. He is also a founding member of the group Ouest, with longtime friends and collaborators Jay Sullivan and Howard Stelzer.