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Wednesday, March 28 – 8:00pm
with Erica Dicker, violin; Angela Morris, violin; Jessica Pavone, viola; and Joanna Mattrey, viola
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Being an instrumentalist and composer, the tactile experience and use of the body while creating sound has always been a theme that Jessica Pavone has explored in her compositions. This is most notable in her solo viola music, created exclusively for performance by her. The indeterminate pieces stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, sympathetic vibration and the physicality of playing her somewhat larger-than-comfortable instrument. For the Jessica Pavone String Ensemble, Pavone has merged these two distinct modalities by creating an ensemble she both composes for and performs in. These pieces continue to explore themes of her solo music, while also integrating a deeper understanding of the affects sound has on the listener. The way sound affects the body and psyche have always been an interest and while her discoveries in this area have been primarily through direct experience, she plans to further understand responses through sound with this ensemble.
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Thursday, March 29 – 8:00pm
with Marc Ribot, el. guitar; Shahzad Ismaily, bass, electronics; and Ches Smith, drums
Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Avenue
Please join Ars Nova Workshop for a special night of incendiary music as Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog makes a very rare Philadelphia appearance.

Wednesday, April 11 – 8:00pm
Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Avenue
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present a dream bill of solo performances by guitarist Bill Orcutt of infamous noise rockers Harry Pussy and Medeski Martin and Wood percussionist Billy Martin.