THE NECKS + DELEUZER
Goethe-Institut Boston
Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Photo: Alan Murphy

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present

THE NECKS
(Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck, Lloyd Swanton)
DELEUZER
(Morgan Evans-Weiler, Jesse Kenas Collins, Pete Gumaskas, Chris Johnson. Howard Martin, Michael Rosenstein)

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Doors: 7:30pm | Music: 8pm
$20 general admission / $15 Non-Event members & students

***SOLD OUT***

“Absolutely riveting…how three musicians can sound like eighteen is a mystery… extraordinary magical sounds emerged from the ensemble…the way The Necks do this with acoustic instruments is nothing short of miraculous.” Financial Times (UK)

“One of the greatest bands in the world.” New York Times

THE NECKS are one of the great cult bands to come out of Australia. Together for almost 30 years, Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) create a chemistry that defies conventional musical terms. Featuring lengthy pieces which slowly unravel in the most mesmerising fashion, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, their music reveals new charms on each hearing. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks is uniquely their own. The band is based in Australia and Germany.

DELEUZER is Morgan Evans-Weiler (violin), Chris Johnson (computer, electronics), Jesse Kenas-Collins (trumpet, reeds, feedback objects), Howard Martin (reeds), Michael Rosenstein (amplified surfaces, oscillators), and Pete Gumaskas (modular synthesizer). Since the fall of 2012, Deleuzer has been working on compositional forms, collective improvisation, and group exercises. The core goal has been to develop evolving tactics which provide a framework of continuity and intent within the context of composition and open-form playing. Drawing on a variety of backgrounds, the group integrates acoustic and electronic instruments utilizing a shifting ground of pitched and purely textural timbres. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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.