Portland in July

Outset Series Programming for July 2015

Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth
All shows begin 8 PM (ends by 10)
Sliding Scale $5-$15. All ages.

July 1 – Sustentacula, Prime Meridian
July 15 – Astral Pork Display, Katie Buono

Sustentacula is Ryan Stuewe (MPC, Tape loops, Electronics), David Rafn (Electronics, Vocals, Synthesizer, Tape loops), Lilly Gamaney (Vocals) and Alyssa Reed-Stuewe (Movement). We are trying to embody our love for music in every aspect of our pathetically humble actions. We love listening, we love playing, we love making faint-hearted clicking sounds in the impenetrable blackness of existence. We can’t ever hope to repay the debt that we owe music, but still we crawl like slugs towards the pinnacle of hermaphroditic, luminescent, self-obliterating union with it. (https://sustentacula.bandcamp.com)

Prime Meridian is a ‘chamber drone’ group focused on resonance and microtonality. The core instrumentation is two trombones and a laptop for digital signal processing. The group investigates the relationship between sound and physical space in the ‘electroacoustic’ sense, acknowledging elements of the ‘music concrete’ and ‘tape music’ philosophies. Microtonality is explored mostly through the aural interplay among the sound sources in the room. Interference beating and excursions outside of equal temperament are celebrated.

Astral Pork Display is the organick sonic collaboration of Ben Hampton, Kieran Mckeon, & Eddie Bond. (https://glitterbabiesunite.bandcamp.com/album/astral-pork-display)

Katie Buono is an interdisciplinary composer and performance artist. Her work investigates the connections between diverse artistic mediums, and the unveiling of meaning through meditative layered sound, text, image and occasionally performative elements. Her compositions, collaborations, performances and installations have been featured at The Tank, NYC, Spectrum, NYC, venues and public sites in Oberlin, OH, and with the In Noon Dance Collective, WAM Women Art and Music, Oberlin Dance Company, and Hans Tammen Third Eye Orchestra. (http://katiebuono.wordpress.com)