Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Non-Event presents

with Reuben Son

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
9 p.m. / $10

IGNAZ SCHICK is a Berlin-based turntablist and sound artist. A key figure in the “Berlin Nouvelle Vague” and real-time improvisation scenes, Schick works almost exclusively works with live-electronics, using an unusual electro-acoustic set-up, which he calls “rotating surfaces.” He places various materials—wood, metal, plastic, paper violin bow, cymbals, and the like—directly on the rotating metal plate of the turntable. He then plays the objects, with their vibrations simply amplified using a small condenser microphone. With this set-up, he works in many different styles of contemporary experimental music, ranging from extreme reductionism to industrial, ambient to musique concrete, electronica to harsh noise. This will be his debut Boston performance.

R. KEENAN LAWLER is a Louisville, Kentucky based musician, sound artist, improviser, and composer.For nearly thirty years he has been a restless explorer of sound from rock to electro-acoustic improvisation and many points in between and beyond. Lawler is best known for developing a highly idiosyncratic and difficult to categorize language on the metal-bodied resonator guitar; one which is fueled by minimalism, blues, Asian and African musics, ancient and modern classical, psychedelia, and jazz.

REUBEN SON is a guitarist and improviser currently residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He creates music that is often tape-based, and attempts to find new avenues for the guitar via a minimalist/experimental approach He has just released his first recording, Glowing Departure, on his own Private Chronology label. This will be his debut performance.