Saturday, April 25, 2015

Non-Event, SMFA, and swissnex Boston present

G*PARK (23Five, rare US appearance)
MATT KREFTING (Kye, Ultra Eczema, Ecstatic Peace!)

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

A member of the Swiss Aktionist collective Schimpfluch-Gruppe, G*PARK (aka Marc Zeier) has quietly produced an oblique catalogue of recordings and performances dating back to the early ’80s. His strategies of sound production involve abstruse studies in musique concrete, clinical electronics, prepared piano, and manipulated field recordings. In his debut Boston performance (and his first performance in the US, since 2010), G*Park will perform a new piece called “Incubator” with video.

MATT KREFTING is a writer and musician based in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He is a regular contributor to The Wire and his written work appears in surround, Bull Tongue Review, The Huffington Post, and chapbooks of his work have been published by Kendra Steiner Editions and Glass Eye Books. Another Night on the Town, a collection of Krefting’s poems with drawings by Belgian artist Dennis Tyfus, was published in 2014 by Ultra Eczema.

He formed the long-running trio Son of Earth with Aaron Rosenblum and John Shaw in 2000, played bass in The Believers, and performs with Idea Fire Company and Orchid Spangiafora. He performs his own music for cassettes regularly in the United States and in Europe. His music has been released by Open Mouth, Ultra Eczema, Ecstatic Peace!, and Kye, among others.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and swissnexboston