Upcoming shows / Noteworthy events
Sound artists, UNITE!
Opening up for Paula Matthusen & Abinadi Meza tonight at Museum of Human Achievement. Playing an improvised set w/ Henna Chou that will involve tapes/samples/loops/feedback/and the latest political commentary that will get you going. We play at 8!
Playing another Me Mer Mo Monday at Volstead! I go on at 9pm!
The TEMPORAL NATURE of STABILITY is a post-minimalist symphonic piece composed for electric guitars and basses, acoustic upright basses, trombones, bass clarinet, organs, and percussion. Similar to Don’s previous “symphonettes”, TNOS is an experiment. Aside from intended tonalities and melodies, its results remain largely indeterminate. It is intended to impress upon listeners an awareness of our synthetic biologic imprint for succeeding generations.
The Chernobyl disaster, like all byproducts of industrial economies, technological advancements, and unbridled profiteering, does not loom large enough on our minds, but still wavers somewhere in our collective unconscious. This basic uncertainty is suggested by removing the meter from the music and using modified guitars, a familiar tool made unfamiliar using an alternate tuning. TNOS is here to serve as a mnemonic of imprudent solutions, rather than those that arise from a more thorough understanding of potential consequences.
TNOS is slow, brooding, and delicately heavy, reflecting the insidious contamination of the city of Pripyat while its citizens slept unaware and unwarned. The lack of tempo and oddly resounding guitars depict the weary, inexperienced nature of the Chernobyl plant’s engineers. This music is all encompassing and emotive and unconventionally intertwines minimalism and pop melodies.
LEAN, BLEAK – Night Two
Lean, Bleak is an ongoing experimental music concert series conceived as a space to allow artists to present their work across various practices including improvisation, noise, poetry, dance and composed song.
Thursday, Nov. 3rd @ 8 pm // I play at 8:30
at Museum of Human Achievement
$5-10 donation at the door