Our November Experimental Coffee House
STEPHANIE GERMAINE / ANGELA SAWYER
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
STEPHANIE GERMAINE and ANGELA SAWYER have both been performing improvised electronics around Boston for 10+ years, but only just began playing together. Both use homemade, souped-up toys, pedals, contact mics, broken mixers, and other everyday technological ephemera, as though they spend their nights raiding the dumpsters behind a Guitar Center. Yet each of the two has forged a personal sonic signature, dipping in and out of projects across avant-classical, jazz, noise, & rock developments as they bubble up through New England’s lively underground music world. Steph plays with Walter Wright in Lowell, is a member of the Lowell-Worcester supergroup LINDA, and founded the trio Phurnne with Jen Gelinau and Andrea Pensado. Angela plays in the jazz trio Duck That, sings in the hardcore band Negative One, and does standup comedy around town when she’s not playing music (or sometimes while playing music). These ladies also have a veritable mountain of releases on cassette, cdr, vinyl, and bandcamp, which they would gladly discuss with you in great detail pretty much any old time at all.
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.