From Detroit’s Trinosophes:
Friday,May 23: Botanical Fortress performs a live to score to the film Dante’s Inferno, Katabasis
Botanical Fortress performs a new improvisational score for Francesco Bertolini’s 1911, silent film “L’inferno”. Also on the bill is Katabasis, an original video work with live score.
Atmospheric instrumentalists Botanical Fortress are creating a new Detroit institution for unscripted creativity, shunning the traditional take on what determines a viable “band.” Instead the Fortress refers to only 4 guidelines for performance:
Katabasis is a 40 minute video piece that moves the viewer though an elaborately constructed Sketchup junkyard to explore the themes of death, limbo, and rebirth. Created by Cooper Holoweski and projected with an accompanying live score performed by 3 musicians. Sound design by Cooper and Doc Holoweski.
Sunday, May 25: Underground Resistance, Dirty Tech Records
Festival after party with Detroit legends Underground Resistance and special guests Dirty Tech Records, featuring Mark Flash and John Collins (UR) and Lady Monix and Waajeed (DTR).
This all-ages friendly dance party will run late into the night.
Doors at 11pm; $5.
Tuesday, May 27: Man Forever, Isles of ESP, Turn to Crime
Man Forever is the percussion project of Kid Millions, best known from his work in Oneida. The emphasis is on simultaneously layered meters, with each musician playing a
different time signature. Isles of ESP occupy a unique corner of Detroit art-punk, often utilizing a more spacey and atmospheric sound than an aggressive one. Instrumental tracks call to mind a collision of early Pink Floyd with Wire and Mission of Burma. Turn To Crime play fuzzed-out, hook-based rock and roll with the air of another era.
Doors at 9 pm; $7
Thursday, May 29: Tarpit, Paul Bancell
Tarpit is the solo project of MUG-man and Trinosophes employee Sam Hooker. Detuned guitars and brooding, sullen vocals are the hallmarks of a Tarpit performance, as are a spare approach and somber pacing. Paul Bancell is lead vocalist and guitarist with Ritual Howls, but his solo sets veer in a variety of directions, from instrumentals that are more tune-based to performances that
are sound-based and may involve electronics.
9 pm, $6
Friday, May 30: Chamber music with Joe Deller (violin), Mariah Mlynarek (piano) and Lisa Raschiatore (clarinet)
This chamber ensemble of outstanding musicians has put together a great program of early to recent modern art music:
Charles Ives “Largo”
Ned Rorem “End of Summer”
Darius Milhaud “Sonatine”
Gian Carlo Menotti “Trio”
Michael Daugherty “Ladder to the Moon”
Though its a newer ensemble, each member of the trio is a serious symphonic player and we hear they’re well prepared for this concert.
Doors at 7:30 pm; music at 8pm. $10.