PETER WRIGHT & ANTONY MILTON at Square One
Sunday, November 26, 2006

Non-Event and Intransitive Recordings Present:

PETER WRIGHT & ANTONY MILTON
with Geoff Mullen
and Area C

sQuareone studio
49 Melcher Street, 2nd Floor
Fort Point Channel, Boston
$5 / 8:00 pm / BYOB

Download a Non-Event Podcast featuring music by all four artists here.

About the artists:

New Zealand’s Peter Wright has invested a significant chunk of the last 20 years investigating ways of deconstructing the guitar, from avant-pop and semi-industrial grooves in the 1990s with the kRkRkRk label in his home town of Christchurch, to experimental soundscaping, semi-acoustic drones, and miniature sound poems. Wright’s instrumental musings have a lyrical, poetic quality, like a half-formed memory flickering out a distant signal from damaged synapses. In his rare live appearances Wright utilises a combination of field recordings and found sound along with an open tuned 12 string electric guitar to improvise his way down a hidden path into an aural world inhabited by both familiar and distinctly alien spirits. The primitive musical forms that result seem deeply personal and intimate, as if you stumbled upon a private ceremony, and yet in spite feeling you are an intruder, you cannot pull away. He has released recordings on Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, Pseudoarcana, Last Visible Dog, and Digitalis.

New Zealander Antony Milton has been making records, exhibiting sound installations and performing live under various nom de plumes (A.M, The Nether Dawn, Paintings of Windows, Mrtyu etc) since the early 1990s. In his work, Milton investigates the ways in which place and presence function within the representational realm of recorded sound. With releases on underground labels such as Last Visible Dog, Jewelled Antler, and Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, Milton’s work is situated at some weird junction between electroacoustic composition, folk music, and the more psychedelic end of the noise spectrum. Using predominantly analog sources (tape loops, field recordings, amplified resonant objects, voice and guitar) Milton’s performances have a high degree of intimacy and commonly range from the gestural and nuanced through to the visceral and ecstatic.

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation.