MARIA CHAVEZ + ARKM FOAM at SMFA
Friday, December 11, 2015

Non-Event and SMFA present

MARIA CHAVEZ
ARKM FOAM

School of the Museum of Fine Arts
230 The Fenway, Room 202 (Drawing Studio)
Boston, MA
8pm / $10 general admission / $8 members + students / FREE for SMFA students
Discounted advance tickets available

Eventbrite - Maria Chavez + Arkm Foam

Born in Lima, Peru, MARIA CHAVEZ is mainly known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist & DJ.

Influenced by improvisation in contemporary art, her work expands outside of the sound world, straddling different disciplines of interest. In 2012, Chavez wrote and illustrated Of Technique: Chance Procedures on Turntable, a how-to manual for those interested in learning the abstract turntablism techniques that she developed with the turntable during performance.

She has worked with Christian Marclay and the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC as part of “Christian Marclay: Festival” and has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Pauline Oliveros, Thurston Moore, Merce Cunningham, Phill Niblock and Otomo Yoshihide.

ARKM FOAM washed in from the shores of Cape Cod and has been listening to sounds ever since. Later moving to Boston he helped found and run The Whitehaus Family Record, as well as the touring group Peace, Loving. Foam is known for collaborating in countless side projects and improvisational groups, as well as having a prolific recording output, and throwing several conceptual festivals. Lately he has been performing with electronic drums and tapes through multiple speakers.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.