HELM + GEOFF MULLEN + PATRICK EMM
Goethe-Institut
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Non-Event presents

HELM (Pan, Alter, Kye)
GEOFF MULLEN (Type, Rel, Rare Youth) record release!
PATRICK EMM (Private Chronology, Pinebox Recordings) tape release!

with DJ SAM L

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m. (doors: 7:30pm)
Tickets
Advance: $10 / $8 members and students
At the Door: $15 / $10 members and students

HELM is a sound artist and experimental musician based in London. Helm’s compositions build a dense aural landscape that touches on musique concrete, sound poetry, noise, and hallucinatory drones. Helm creates a world where these instruments morph into spectral rust, a shimmering klang swims alongside passive noise. This sound is steered through a melange of fringe territories: glacial drone meditations, reconfigured gamelan clusters, and howling walls of organized feedback, all coalesced in a post-industrial fashion with a commitment to homemade exploratory zeal. He has also performed extensively with Steven Warwick (HEATSICK) in the avant-drone duo Birds of Delay.

GEOFF MULLEN is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, lo-fi electronics, synthesizer) and erstwhile droneologist who is based in Providence, RI. Using found sounds, tape, feedback, prepared string instruments, field recordings, and hybrid analog / digital systems, Geoff’s music combines improvisation, post-industrial ambient music, and site-specific sound-installation. As a solo artist, he has toured throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, and is a frequent collaborator with percussionist / composer Eli Keszler. Since 2008, he has worked alongside Keith Fullerton Whitman at Mimaroglu Music Sales, and he is the founder of Rare Youth - an independent record label dedicated to the support of local experimental music.

PATRICK EMM is a Boston-based artist and musician who utilizes various lo-fi electronics, voice and degraded tape to create hazy, witching-hour compositions. His work relies heavily on a na├»ve and profoundly skewed sense of fidelity and musical vocabulary. Patrick has been described as a “cassette fetishist” whose music lies somewhere in the intersections of composition and improvisation, elation and dread, failure and success.