Upcoming Boston Shows

Source: Non-Event.

WENDY EISENBERG at Café Fixe
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Non-Event Presents
Our April Experimental Coffee House
featuring
WENDY EISENBERG (guitar)
Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
617-879-2500
7:30 p.m. (note later start time)/$5

WENDY EISENBERG is a guitarist, vocalist, improviser, composer and poet currently based in Boston. Educated as a jazz guitarist at the Eastman School of Music, she performs jazz, avant garde and free improvisation; noise; and rock music. She received her masters in music from New England Conservatory concentrating on Contemporary Improvisation. She has studied under Joe Morris, Dominique Eade, Anthony Coleman, Bob Sneider, Paul Wingo, and Carla Kihlstedt. Wendy has also premiered works by Maria Schneider, Jennifer Bellor, Jake Bellissimo and Matt Curlee as well as the work of countless peers. Wendy was honored to perform the music of John Zorn at “A 35 Year Retrospective of theMusic of John Zorn”at Jordan Hall in November 2014. This concert was repeated by invitation of John Zorn on December 7, 2014 at The Stone in New York City. Wendy was among the few musicians to perform a piece of her own at this show.

BEN OWEN + JASON KAHN
SMFA Library
Monday, April 17, 2017
Non-Event and SMFA present
JASON KAHN
BEN OWEN
SARAH AYOTOMIWA PITAN
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
230 The Fenway,
Boston, MA
8pm / $10 general admission / $8 members + students / FREE for SMFA/Tufts students

BEN OWEN is a New York-based sound artist and experimental musician. Ben’s current work includes improvised and graphic score based performance, audio and video collaborations, and a weekly internet radio program. His early sound studies began with cassettes and live radio, in tandem with stone lithography printmaking and photographic slide projections. his process of lithographic printing is balanced by the intended preservation and natural degradation of marks. he finds complimentary inherent similarities between the cycles of inking and surface reception of printmaking, mark making through drawing on printing stones and audio marks amplified by contact mics and environmental recordings. he is interested in the relationship between the spacial aspects of existing sound fields, intervened environments, and the projection and reflection of light. locations are an active and physical palette, much like an improvisational setting where control is relinquished. through mark making, and an attention to instability he continues the practice of listening and response.

JASON KAHN’s performances explore the physical and spiritual limits of breath, stretching the voice to its breaking point. The disintegration of each vocal gesture leads to the next, creating a structure where what remains with each evacuating breath creates a context for the entire piece.

SARAH AYOTOMIWA PITAN may work in performance or composition or art.

MOONDRAWN at Café Fixe
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Non-Event Presents
Our May Experimental Coffee House
featuring
MOONDRAWN
Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
617-879-2500
7 p.m. /$5

MOONDRAWN is the solo noise project of Boston based Philip Fryer. Informed by the writings and performances of John Cage, Fryer explores experience through performance, sound, and installation. At times chaotic and other times serene, his work draws connections between mortality, queer identity, living with chronic illness, and memory. He frequently utilizes obsolete or forgotten technology, bringing together the past and the present. He has performed at The Darling Foundry and Le Lieu (Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec), Grace Exhibition Space and Panoply(New York, NY), DEFIBRILLATOR gallery (Chicago, IL), The Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and 100 Years of Performance Art (Boston, MA). He as also been a member of the Boston based dark ambient project TOOMS since 2012 and performs with his partner Rosie Ranauro as Princess Beautiful.

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