ORDINARY AFFECTS performing
LUKE MARTIN, so softly that it came, a wild dim chatter, meaningless
170 Beacon Street, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Tickets: $10 gen admission | $5 students + Non-Event members
ORDINARY AFFECTS (J.P. Falzone, Laura Cetilia, Luke Martin, and Morgan Evans-Weiler) is a group of musicians gathered to workshop, explore, commission and perform contemporary experimental music. While the group often focuses on the performance of written compositions, it also serves as a laboratory for improvisation and the compositions of its members. The collaborative nature of the mission ensures a group that is always in flux; instrumentation is open, always changing and dependent on the project, concert and current membership.
LUKE MARTIN is an experimental composer, performer, and poet currently living in Boston, MA. His work focuses on the concepts of silence, blandness, and community and is primarily interested in exploring the limits of perception. He feels it essential to critically consider the power relations at work between composer, performer(s), and audience; in other words, the nature of the political/social significance of that situation. The composer is not simply someone who composes music, but rather someone who composes a social situation in which there is, regardless of their desire or intent, sound. Recently inspired by David Dunn’s notations for listening and Lasse Thoresen’s spectromorphological analysis of electronic music and sound, Luke is developing a notation for the performance and analysis of silence (i.e., incidental sounds, contingency). His work can be found on FWD: rcrds, Edition Wandelweiser Records, and (forthcoming) ErstAEU.
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.