Goethe-Institut Boston
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Photo: Don Lewis

Non-Event presents

TOM RECCHION (piano, electronics), performing “Dristi Point”

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Tickets: $15 gen admission | $10 students + Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Tom Recchion + Brendan Murray at the Goethe-Institut

TOM RECCHION is a visual artist, composer, and graphic designer, and is a founding member of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS).

In the 1970’s RECCHION discarded object-making (though he employs it now) to concentrate on sound. His early practice in low-tech sonic exploration presaged many of the most exciting developments of the last half century: record manipulation, tape loops, free improvisation, found and invented instruments, installation, etc.

He has appeared on over 100 records and has performed and collaborated with such artists as Jad Fair, David Toop, John Duncan, Aaron Moore, Christian Marclay, Carl Stone, Oren Ambarchi, Keiji Haino, Max Eastley, Tim Barnes, and Jeph Jerman. Since 1999 he has been a member of Extended Organ, a free sound group with members Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, and Alex Stevens.

“Dristi Point” is a piano drone piece using grand piano and specially prepared devices to create modulating waves and clusters of sound acoustically. It was developed during 2 residencies at the Montalvo Art Center.

BRENDAN MURRAY is a Boston-based musician who composes solo electronic music, usually with the incorporation of acoustic instruments. His solo work is comprised of large blocks of continuous sound. He has worked with other artists and ensembles in the Boston area, including Animal Hospital Ensemble, Taps and the Callithumpian Consort at New England Conservatory. He also composes music for film and performance.

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.