Non-Event and the Waterworks Museum present
REUBEN SON + BENJAMIN NELSON + PATRICK EMM
for Allis, Leavitt, and Worthington
a site-specific work for electronics and custom-built instruments
View more photos of the museum — it’s quite a spectacular space.
REUBEN SON is a Boston-area musician whose live performances and studio work involves the use of guitars, tape machines, custom electronics, and modular synthesizer within electroacoustic and generative frameworks. His ongoing series of ‘breaking guitar’ performances explore opportunities for elaboration and manipulation of the separation of site and sound, which is inherent to recorded and projected media.
BENJAMIN NELSON is an electronic musician, sometime cellist, and assistant director of Non-Event. His interest in long form work investigates biological time, negative space, and the effects of duration on hearing fatigue through static or slowly shifting sounds.
PATRICK EMM is a Boston-based artist and musician who utilizes various lo-fi electronics, voice and degraded tape to create hazy, witching-hour compositions. His work relies heavily on a naïve and profoundly skewed sense of fidelity and musical vocabulary. Patrick has been described as a “cassette fetishist” whose music lies somewhere in the intersections of composition and improvisation, elation and dread, failure and success.