VIC RAWLINGS at Café FixeTuesday, August 09, 2011

Non-Event Presents
Our August Experimental Coffee House featuring

VIC RAWLINGS

Instability.
Stillness.
Process.
Acoustic sounds.
Electronic sounds realized by speaker array.
Amplified acoustic sounds.
Site-specific.

Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
617-879-2500
8 p.m./$5

VIC RAWLINGS (amplified cello/electronics) employs a still and unstable sound language ranging from visceral excess to extreme austerity. He uses an amplified cello augmented with extensive and invasive preparations of his design, adapted from the Baroque era. He continually develops an electronic instrument with a highly unstable interface; acoustically realized by an array of exposed speaker elements.

Longtime collaborators include Greg Kelley, Liz Tonne, James Coleman, Bhob Rainey, Mike Bullock, Tim Feeney, Tatsuya Nakatani, Bryan Eubanks, Chris Cogburn, Laurence Cook, Jason Lescalleet, and Ricardo Arias.  He has also collaborated with Ikue Mori, Eddie Prevost, Jaap Blonk, Daniel Carter, Donald Miller, and Andrea Neumann. He has performed the works of Christian Wolff (with the composer), Michael Pisaro (with the composer), Stockhausen, Cage, and Cardew.  He has toured extensively and has appeared at Victoriaville (Quebec), Musique Action (Nancy, France), Vision (NYC), Cha’ak’ab Paaxil (Merida, Mexico), Improvised and Otherwise (NYC), Festival of New Trumpet Music (NYC), No Idea (Austin, TX), among many others.  His recordings are on: Grob, RRR, Sedimental, Absurd, Emanem, Intransitive, Boxmedia, and Rykodisc, among many others. His writings on music/instrumentation and contemporary music education have been published in Leonardo Music Journal and Intransitive Magazine.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.