LIZ TONNE at Café Fixe
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Non-Event Presents
Our July Experimental Coffee House


Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA
7 p.m. /$5

Liz Tonne is an improvisor and interpreter of contemporary composition. Using an array of extended vocal techniques, her work explores the edge of the voice as an instrument. Her vocalizations tease out unarticulated psychological states, sometimes through singing, but often in the mimicry of everyday sounds, conjuring unspoken memories and forgotten languages.

Currently residing in Dallas, her recent projects there have included the installation, Grubnik + Suzanne, created in collaboration with artists Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe and exhibited at the Nasher Sculpture Center for the city’s 2018 Soluna Festival.

Tonne was a Boston based vocal artist throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s collaborating in numerous groups that helped define Boston’s electro-acoustic aesthetic. As a member of the pioneering ensemble, undr quartet, she contributed to the presentation of a new wave of ambient minimalism expressed at the turn of the century referred to as lowercase music. Tonne was contiguously a member of The BSC, a group of eight electro-acoustic musicians who translated a mature and orchestral form of improvised music under the curatorship of Bhob Rainey.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts and the Boston Cultural Council, both local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Boston Cultural Council is administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.