solo sets
Boston City Hall
Friday, November 15, 2019

photos: Dave Fischer and Peter Gumaskas

Non-Event and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture present

Concrete Sounds: Experimental Music in Boston City Hall

FORBES GRAHAM (trumpet, electronics)
KATE VILLAGE (guitars, voice)

Boston City Hall
Mezzanine Level (enter on Congress Street, First floor)
One City Hall Plaza, Boston
Doors: 6:30 pm | Event begins: 7pm
FREE (RSVP requested)

Eventbrite - Concrete Sounds: FORBES GRAHAM + KATE VILLAGE at City Hall

About the artists

FORBES GRAHAM is a trumpet player, electronic musician, composer, and visual artist living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He is part of a dynamic new generation of improvisers in traversing a wide spectrum of genres and styles including experimental, jazz, noise, metal and more. Graham has appeared on over 30 recordings, ranging in style from contemporary classical, metal, and jazz. He has performed or recorded with a diverse group of musicians, including Roger Turner, Kayo Dot, The Flying Luttenbachers, Rakalam Moses, Daughters, Jim Hobbs, Erase Errata, Thoughtstreams, and Raqib Hassan. He is currently a member of the Para Quintet, Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble, Wild May, Grizzler, Construction Party, and Equal Time. He is the founder of the Rock Flint Artists Retreat, and has appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero, Full Force (curated by John Zorn), Vision Festival, and The Wire’s Adventures in Modern Music festival.

KATE VILLAGE, described as a surfer shooting the curl in a wave of feedback, fights her Guild T-50 guitar in the endless battle between human and electronics. She has ridden the texture/noise continuum for the past 25+ years in rock bands and improv/noise configurations. Best known for elephantine guitar work alongside her husband Wayne Rogers in Magic Hour, Vermonster, Major Stars, and Heathen Shame; she’s also performed with other bunches of males including Stefan Jaworzyn, Luxiourus Bags, Alan Licht, Michio Kurihara, Thurston Moore, Bill Nace, Greg Kelley, Chris Corsano, Rinji Fukuoka, and Paul Flaherty but, sadly, not all at the same time.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Boston Foundation and the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.