Our February Experimental Coffee House
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
Katze — Old High German kazza, originally *katta, Late Latin catta, feminine of cattus. Akin to Old English catt
KATZE is the duo that Noell Dorsey (voice and synth) and Morgan Evans-Weiler (violin and electronics) have been collaborating on for the last two years. Dorsey draws on her classical training and expansive practice of extended vocal techniques, whether in psych-rock projects like Guillermo Sexo, Future Carnivores and Beautiful Weekend or improv settings with musicians like Steve Norton, Brendan Murray, Chris Strunk or in the trio Jajuno. Since hitting Boston in 2008, Evans-Weiler has been an active member of the Boston improv community drawing on a synthesis of accomplished advanced violin technique, electronic composition, and an intrepid interest in sonic exploration whether solo, or in groups like HMQ or Deleuzer. In duo, the two weave together the rumbling thrum of electronics, mercurial vocal overtones, abraded, skittering violin harmonics, and shifting layers of synth scrims and squalls into striated spontaneous improvisations which go from muted, pointillistic detail to raging roar.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.