KEITH ROWE at the Mills Gallery
Sunday, March 14, 2010

Non-Event and the Boston Center for the Arts present

KEITH ROWE/JASON LESCALLEET DUO

The Mills Gallery
at The Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street, Boston (South End)
617.426.8835
Doors 7:30 p.m., Show starts promptly at 7:45 p.m. / $10

KEITH ROWE is an English free improvisation tabletop guitarist and painter. Rowe is a founding member of both the hugely influential AMM in the mid-1960s (though in 2004 he quit that group for the second time) and M.I.M.E.O. Having trained as a visual artist, Rowe’s paintings have been featured on most of his own albums. After years of obscurity, Rowe has achieved a level of relative notoriety, and since the late 1990s has kept up a busy recording and touring schedule. He is seen as a godfather of EAI (electroacoustic improvisation), with many of his recent recordings having been released by Erstwhile Records.

JASON LESCALLEET makes his music using a collection of vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders and simple electronics, running loops of crumpled tape between machines. He blends layers of found sound, amplified silences, and artifacts of everyday noise, all transformed through various microphones and speakers. Lescalleet has built a reputation for delivering a visceral live experience in his concert performances. In addition to his solo work, Lescalleet has performed and recorded extensively with nmperign, as well as Greg Kelley and Bhob Rainey seperately. Other key collaborators have included Phill Niblock, Joe Colley, Graham Lambkin, John Hudak, Jason Kahn, and Thomas Ankersmit. He lives in Maine.