Non-Event and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum present
ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE (Lichens)
GREG DAVIS (Kranky, Room40, Ache)
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02467(map)
Doors: 6:30pm, Performance: 7:00pm
$15 general admission / $10 members/students
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-277-0065
Hot tea and cookies will be provided
Parking is limited, so bike, walk, or take the T, if you can!
ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE is an artist and multi instrumentalist that works with voice in the realm of spontaneous music often under the moniker of Lichens. Most recently, creating patch pieces with modular synthesizer and singing to them has been a focus of live performance and recordings.
Quality of sound through the marriage of synthesis coupled with voice has allowed for a heightened physicality in the way of ecstatic music, both in a live setting and recorded. The sensitivity of analogue modular systems echoes the organic nature of vocal expression which in this case is meant to put forth a trancelike state. To usher in Deep Listening through sound and feeling. Losing one’s self in sound while being acutely self aware.
By way of a recent meeting and collaboration with artist Patrick Smith, Robert has begun to utilize projections with live performances. The current video piece is called “Clouds” which is a vector driven animation made by Patrick Smith.
Through collaboration Robert has worked with Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, Rose Lazar, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Tarek Atoui, Ben Vida, Mark Borthwick, Lucky Dragons, Alan Licht, Michael Zerang, Doug Aitken, Patrick Smith, Monica Baptista, Lee Ranaldo, White/Light, Kevin Martin, Chris Johanson, Tyondai Braxton, David Scott Stone, Genesis P-Orridge and Rose Kallal, as well as many others.
Born in 1975, GREG DAVIS grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He studied classical & jazz guitar and composition at DePaul University in Chicago where he received his bachelor’s degree in music in 1999. In 1997, he started his own independent record label, Autumn Records, to release his own music and the music of others. Davis moved to Boston to pursue a master’s degree in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music which he completed in 2001. During this time, he also immersed himself in an independent study of computer based electronic music (Max/MSP) and became an active live performer. February 2002 saw the release of Davis’ debut album Arbor on Carpark Records. He has collaborated with a wide range of musicians including Zach Wallace, Joe Grimm, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Jeph Jerman, Tim Barnes, Sebastien Roux, Steven Hess, Chris Weisman, Akron/Family, Ben Vida and many more. Davis is well known for his electro-acoustic music blending acoustic instruments with field recordings and computer/electronic sounds. Drone and ambient music form another thread in Davis’ discography. In recent years, Greg has been focusing on analog modular synthesis and finding ways to integrate it with his computer music. He continues to explore the possibilities of sound using new & old technologies and techniques.
Since 2001, Davis has toured regularly and performed at festivals all around the world. His discography has grown throughout the past 14 years with a steady stream of CD and LP releases on various independent record labels, such as, Kranky, Carpark, Important, Software, Home Normal, Digitalis and more. Davis moved to Burlington, Vermont in December 2004 where he was active in setting up concerts of experimental and new music. He has been providing regular audio mastering services for independent labels and musicians since 2004. Last year, he was the computer programmer & operator for an interactive performance setup for Mike Gordon’s (Phish) recent live shows. Davis is devoted to his life as a musician/composer/performer/father/partner/explorer and continues to find ways to create new connections and opportunities around the world so that he can share his love of music and sound with as many people as possible.
This program is supported in part by grants from the Boston Cultural Council and the Brookline Commission for the Arts, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.