Source: Areté Venue & Gallery.
Tuesday, July 31 at 8 PM – 10 PM
Zeena Parkins and Dawn Kasper
Multi-instrumentalist/composer/improviser Zeena Parkins, pioneer of contemporary harp practice and performance, reimagines the instrument as a “sound machine of limitless capacity.” Parkins has built three versions of her one-of-a-kind electric harp and has extended the language of the acoustic harp with the inventive use of unusual playing techniques, preparations, and layers of electronic processing.
Sounds of Spontaneity
August 2nd, 7:00 pm
Brandon Lopez Solo
Jack Wright / Evan Lipson / Weasel Walter Trio
An evening of improvisation celebrating the sound of spontaneity. Brandon Lopez is a composer and improviser gaining a reputation for visceral, moving solo contrabass performances throughout the world and he will play solo contrabass. The trio of bassist Zachary Swanson, multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Jozwiak and reed player Stan Zenkoff will present acoustic music unbound by genre and created in the moment that will only exist then and there. The trio of legendary saxophonist and writer Jack Wright, who doesn’t play in New York City nearly enough, his frequent collaborator Evan Lipson on contrabass, and musical extremist Weasel Walter on drums and percussion will play a freely improvised set.
REUTER, WINGFIELD, MOTZER, HIRLINGER
August 11th at 7pm (early show), doors at 6:30pm
We have an epic sonic guitar feast for your ears with Berlin touch guitarist/composer MARKUS REUTER, London guitar giant MARK WINGFIELD, Philly guitar texturalist/improviser TIM MOTZER, and drummer DOUG HIRLINGER. This concert joins together 3 of the most forward thinking improvising guitarists in the world today along with a rhythmatist & max-msp scientist for what will surely be an incredible atmospheric evening of interstellar music.
2018 SUMMA SLAM
Ikue Mori solo, Peter Evans’ new ensemble “Being & Becoming”, vocalists/noise artists Andrea Pensado (on tour) / Charmaine Lee, and percussionist Chris Strunk (on tour).
5049 at Areté #4 : Ben Goldberg
Wednesday, August 15 at 8 PM – 11 PM