Friday, May 27, 2011

Non-Event presents

with Aster

Third Life Studio 33 Union Square
Somerville, MA
Doors: 8:30, Music: 9 p.m. / $10

JOOKLO DUO is the fiery Italian psychedelic tenor sax/drums combo of Virginia Genta and David Vanzan. Touring in support of their 7” release The Warrior on Northern-Spy Records, released last November, and Where Has the Jazz Gone on the duo’s own Italian imprint Troglosound.

In the past six years of restless activity, the couple has toured the US and Europe extensively, performing over 400 concerts. Jooklo Duo have collaborated with Sonic Youth, Makoto Kawabata, Sabu Toyozumi, Chris Corsano, Paul Flaherty, Daniel Carter, and many others. In October 2010, they performed “Nearly Ninety” at the Barbican Centre in London with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, along with Takehisa Kosugi (Taj Mahal Travellers) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin).

Western Massachusetts’ own BILL NACE is one of the premiere avant-garde guitarists active today. Nace has created his own distinct mind bending cacophony and focused texture with intense precision and control, Nace has one of the most unique and personal pallets of sound ever culled from electric guitar. Both under various guises (x.0.4, Vampire Belt, Northampton Wools, Ceylon Mange) and his own name, Nace has collaborated with many of the most exciting names in contemporary experimental music including Chris Corsano, Thurston Moore, Paul Flaherty, and Dylan Nyoukis.

ASTER is the duo of Ashley Paul and Eli Keszler. Performing across the northeast the past 3 years, they have developed a unique style of sound which combines Keszler’s piercing high pitched resonances from bowed crotales and cymbals with Paul’s altissimo sustains and drastic pitch bends, strings and song structures. The split tone combinations from these instruments is surprising and overwhelming, creating continuously shifting, multi-layered harmonics and intense inner ear sound. Spinning discs, invented resonating metal configurations, bending reed tones and voice interference carefully blend with subtle sung melody, creating a wild texture that is both harsh and striking. This will be their last area performance before they relocate to NYC.