Ambience for the Eye and Heterodyne Perform in DC, September 13 at the Dew Drop Inn

2801 8th St., NE, Washington DC, begins at 8pm

Visual and auditory improvisations by Monica Stroik (video) and Douglas Robert (tenor bass).
Monica Stroik is a multimedia artist from the mid eastern United States. Disciplines include paint, silversmithing, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, encaustics, photography, live performance in voice and instrumentation, in physical as well as digital platforms (photo, video, animation, and video mapping technologies). After special studies programs (SACI, Florence Italy and SVA, New York City ) and graduating with an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2013, her work has been featured in local galleries, international embassies, and commissioned for private collections as well as large corporate installations. She does custom album artwork and heads the art department for Verses Records, an independent label collective. She has provided visual design and projections for many live, local dc musical groups including Tone, Super! Silver! Haze!, Huda Asfour, and The Mantis, in venues ranging from small rock clubs to the Kennedy Center for the Arts. In “Ambience for the Eye”, Stroik utilizes electronics to meld visual and auditory elements throughout spacious, etherial multi media arrangements.
Douglas Kallmeyer is a musician and sound designer/ mix engineer, whose attention to sonic detail has afforded him opportunities to work and tour internationally with notable artists including Blonde Redhead, Shellac, Phanotgram, Big Boi, and many more.
“Where technology and artistic media meet has always been a central driving force behind this, initially sparked by large scale bass amplification experiments and immersion in sound system culture where the mixing console is utilized as an instrument”.
– Chris Sharp, The Wire – Adventures In Modern Music


Improvisations by Ted Zook (basscello) and Maria Sheshiuk (keyboards).
“Shesiuk, 38, and Zook, 70, formed Heterodyne last summer after repeatedly crossing paths on Baltimore’s improv scene, and they have since performed their telepathy with a revolving cast of area musicians — saxophonist Sarah Marie Hughes, drummer Jerry Busher and keyboardist Bob Boilen (of NPR fame ) among them. Shesiuk mainly plays keyboards while Zook bows a hybridized “basscello.” And because Heterodyne has never rehearsed, the music remains dictated by those core instruments, whoever shows up to join them onstage and the mood of the room.”
-Chris Richards, The Washington Post (

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  1. I should add (because in my haste, I overlooked including this in my submission) that the performance will be at Dew Drop Inn DC, which is located at 2801 8th St NE, and begins at 8pm. In my haste, I erroneously indicted that it would be on September 15; it’s actually on September 13.

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