Grex and the Lost Civilizations Experimental Music Project in Arlington, VA This Weekend

On September 27, 2015 California-based trio Grex and the Lost Civilizations experimental music project will perform at Arlington’s iconic Galaxy Hut (map: https://goo.gl/5k7KqN).

Grex is Karl A.D. Evangelsta-guitar, vox, M. Rei Scampvia Evangelista-keys, vox, Robert Lopez-drums. Grex brings its current blend of free jazz and art rock to the Galaxy Hut, touring in support of its upcoming album ELECTRIC GHOST PARADE. Expect fireworks both literal and figurative, handcrafted for fans of Hendrix, Deerhoof, and Ronald Shannon Jackson’s Decoding Society. Called “an otherworldly experience” and “completely original” (Tiny Mix Tapes) Grex was formed as a way to explore the meeting point between popular song and experimental jazz, fostering a new music that both encompasses and expands upon its influences.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and baritone sax) and T. A. Zook (basscello). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics); Sam Lohman (drums); Patrick Whitehead (horns) and Emily Chimiak (violin). At its September 27 performance, it will be joined by Sam Lohman on drums.

$5 at the door; all proceeds go to the traveling musicians.
For more information: tedzook@hotmail.com

Review of the 2015 Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music

Source: Percorsi Musicali.

The 2015 Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music, the DC area’s fourteenth annual weekend-long program of experimental music and multimedia works, was held at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD, the place that Sonic Circuits has called home for the past several years. Barring some unforeseen twist of events, this will be the last festival to be held at Pyramid’s Silver Spring building, which is scheduled to be vacated when Pyramid moves to a new building in Hyattsville, MD at the end of this year. No matter; the festival always does seem somehow to land on its feet.

As curated by organizer Jeff Surak, the lineup, as in previous years, was a well-balanced mix of local, national, and international artists. While electronics—sometimes quite heavy electronics–were central to a good number of sets, acoustic instruments—and moments of delicate interplay—made an appearance as well.

Brooklyn’s Experimental Song Carnival

Naked Roots Conducive is the collaboration between cellist Valerie Kuehne and violinist Natalia Steinbach combining performance art and music in Brooklyn, NY

Source: Naked Roots Conducive.

9/22 @ JACK – http://www.jackny.org/
Emile Lesbros – http://www.emilielesbros.com/
Lipchitz – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ5W6T4AHF0
Laurie Amat – https://soundcloud.com/amatworks
Jonathan Wood Vincent – https://jonathanwoodvincent.bandcamp.com/

9/25 @ Torus Porta – http://wildtorus.tumblr.com/TORUSPORTA
M. Lamar – http://www.mlamar.com/
H. Honne Wells – https://vimeo.com/14903750
Timeghost – https://www.facebook.com/timeghostelectronics

9/30 @ Bushwick Community Darkroom –http://www.bushwickcommunitydarkroom.com/
April Fish – http://www.aprilfish.co.nz/
Jaggery – http://www.jaggery.org/
Frogbelly and Symphony – http://www.frogbellyandsymphony.com/

10/3 @ Panoply Performance Laboratory – http://www.panoplylab.org/space
Grex – http://www.grexsounds.com/
India Czajkowska – http://www.indiaczajkowska.com/
PPL – http://www.panoplylab.org/

10/7 @ Hell Phone – http://www.hellphonebrooklyn.com/
Jeff Young – http://www.jeffrey-young.com/
Anais Maviel – http://www.anaismaviel.com/
Ellen O – http://www.goldbolus.com/sparrows.html

We have launched a GoFund me campaign to help cover costs for traveling artists (of which there are quite a few). Please help if you are able to!

http://www.gofundme.com/9hxxnp5f

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

From the ISSUE Project Room:

Black Spirituals
Tue, Sep 22 – 8pm
The Sump / Poppers Locarno:
1563 Decatur St., Ridgewood, NY
Oakland electro-acoustic unit Black Spirituals make their NY debut. At the ecstatic intersection of rich harmonic tones and heart-thumping percussion, Black Spirituals transform performance sites with ritualistic communication, and manipulate temporal experience with their “Multi-Aesthetic Approach to Improvisation.”

COMING SOON

Tue, Sep 29
Mark Fell, David Bird, Sam Pluta: Yarn/Wire/Currents

Oct 1 & 2
Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda

Seattle Scene: September 25 – October 10, 2015

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)
Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Steve Peters: Canções Profundas
Fri. September 25; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

A new evening-length work by Seattle composer Steve Peters for field recordings and improvising musicians. Inspired by research into family history in the Azores, Canções Profundas (Deep Songs) explores themes of migration, diaspora, memory, identity and emotional/cultural ties to place. Lesli Dalaba (trumpet), Beth Fleenor (clarinets), Paul Kikuchi (percussion), Naomi Siegel (trombone), and Greg Sinibaldi (sax).

Steve Peters: Canções Profundas
Sat. September 26; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

A new evening-length work by Seattle composer Steve Peters for field recordings and improvising musicians. Inspired by research into family history in the Azores, Canções Profundas (Deep Songs) explores themes of migration, diaspora, memory, identity and emotional/cultural ties to place. Lesli Dalaba (trumpet), Beth Fleenor (clarinets), Paul Kikuchi (percussion), Naomi Siegel (trombone), and Greg Sinibaldi (sax).

FRI. 10/2 – Portuguese electronic musician Rafael Toral + Seattle guitarist Bill Horist

THU. 10/8 – James Knapp’s improvising string ensemble SCRAPE!

FRI. 10/9 – Los Angeles electronic musician Daniel Corral + Seattle’s noisepoetnobody

SAT. 10/10 – Bay Area improvisational duo Dialectical Imagination, with pianist Eli Wallace and drummer Rob Pumpelly + Seattle trombonist Christian Pincock