Local Experimental Music Showcase II at sQuareone
Saturday, February 24, 2007

Non-Event presents
an evening of local experimental music
featuring

ASHER
FORBES GRAHAM
BRENDAN MURRAY
BHOB RAINEY & JASON LESCALLEET

sQuareone studio
49 Melcher Street, 2nd Floor
Fort Point Channel, Boston
$8 / 8:00 pm / BYOB

Listen to a podcast featuring music by each of the artists at the
Boston Local Music Showcase II Podcast

About the artists:

ASHER THAL-NIR is a composer and sound artist. His work is composed using recordings of acoustic and electronic instruments, location recordings and found recordings which are manipulated in various ways. His work has been published online by 12k/term, Conv, Laboratoire Moderne, and Homophoni, and on CDr by Conv and Leerraum, as well as upcoming cdr and dvd-r releases on Conv, Mystery Sea, and Leerraum.

FORBES GRAHAM has appeared on over 30 recordings, ranging in style from contemporary classical, metal, and jazz. His compositions are extremely mathematical, highly contrapuntal, vivacious, and invigorating, drawing from the cross-cultural experiences he has lived. His solo trumpet performances explore micro-climates created from deconstructing the trumpet and the utilization of extended techniques. He has performed or recorded with a diverse group of musicians, including Roger Turner, Kayo Dot, The Flying Luttenbachers, Rakalam Moses, Daughters, Jim Hobbs, Erase Errata, Thoughtstreams, and Raqib Hassan. He is currently a member of the Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra and the Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble. He can also be found sitting in with the Fully Celebrated Orchestra from time to time. Festival appearances include High Zero, Full Force (curated by John Zorn), and The Wire’s Adventures in Modern Music festival.

Working with analog and digital instruments since 1998, BRENDAN MURRAY is concerned with making long form dense compositions of pure sound. Drones remain at the core of his work, with connections between the visceral and the elegant an aesthetic priority. He has released 3 full-length cds of his work, as well as small cdr editions, and has played live throughout a good portion of the United States with plans to play in Europe in 2007. Current activities include a new song-based band with live instruments, a film score for a documentary on the Roma population of Macedonia, collaborative recordings with US sound artist Seth Nehil (as Sillage), a duet recording with Swiss guitarist Tomas Korber, a large scale audiovisual work with New York based multimedia artist Richard Garet and a new trio called Ouest with turntablist Jay Sullivan and longtime co-conspirator Howard Stelzer.

BHOB RAINEY’s music has become a model in the world of experimental sound. He is the founder of both nmperign (with trumpeter Greg Kelley) and the BSC, which he also directs. Collaborations with musicians such as Ralf Wehowsky, Le Quan Ninh, Günter Müller, and Lionel Marchetti, dancers Nicole Bindler and Yukiko Nakamura, and filmmakers Loren Boyer, Harvey Benschoter, and William Pisarri highlight Rainey’s broad experience and outline a complex body of work that continues to expand and surprise. His music occupies a charged space between synthetic and organic sound, bringing forth improbable sensual and narrative experiences through virtuosic extended techniques, homemade synths and sound processors, found recordings, and a kind of living silence that is apt to wreak havoc with the perception of time.

JASON LESCALLEET’s sound world occupies a space between noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics. Using decidedly primitive tactics and equipment (e.g. antiquated reel-to-reel recorders, damaged tape, etc.), his work focuses on extreme frequencies and microscopic audio detail. He has released recordings on Cut, RRR, Brombron, and Intransitive and has collaborated with Joe Colley, John Hudak, Greg Kelley, Ron Lessard (as Due Process), and nmperign.

Non-Event concerts are supported in part by a grant from the LEF foundation.