From DC’s Sonic Circuits:
Wednesday July 1
Doors 730pm Music 8pm SHARP
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910
located three blocks south of the silver spring metro station (red line)
Free parking in gated lot out front
Liz Meredith is a violist, improviser, and composer originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Her music is improvisatory in nature, and frequently moves towards the outer limits of musical genres, providing a delicate, faint, beautifully ephemeral connection between visual imagery and music performance. She works primarily with strings, found sounds, and electronics for wonderfully anarchic compositions that feel like shattered chamber sonatas splattered with loud samples of the everyday ranging into more source divorced abstract drone compositions. sounds and otherwise can be found at myspace.com/lizmeredith, as well as http://www.lizmeredith.com
Vsls is the nom de plume of San Francisco composer and sound artist Travis Johns. Using a combination of processed field recordings, sine wave oscillators and analog electronics, he attempts to weave textural tapestries of gestures, thoughts and experiences into a singular mass of infinite sonic possibilities. Most recently, his work has concerned itself primarily with two notions – namely that of the desolation and excess of human industry, as well as the mysteries and intrigue of subconscious mind, often sounding something like the distant swarming of well oiled mechanical bees woven with fissures of dark tones and noise rips. Sounds, etc. = myspace.com/thoughtcollection001, as well as http://www.think-tankmedia.net.
Wilson Shook is an improvising saxophonist living in Seattle, Washington.
Wilson’s music emphasizes focus, texture, chance and exploration. It exists in dialogue with its specific and contingent contexts; it is “new music” in that it explores each new moment and seeks to develop a critical awareness of the present. Perhaps better characterized as “present music”, it is less concerned with staking out new musical territory than it is with creating relevant and personal communication that places equal value on intention and sensitivity.
My name is Colin. I’ve lived in the DC area all my life. I want to make music that combine influences from the dawn of music to the digital age. I want to make sounds that are both visceral and otherworldly, appealing and unsettling. I am not a purist. Nothing is ever the same. http://www.myspace.com/canidsounds