Coming to Boston

Source: Non-Event.

OREN AMBARCHI / WILL GUTHRIE
RETRIBUTION BODY
SMFA Anderson Hall
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

First Boston performance of the electrifying duo of guitarist and multi-instrumentalist OREN AMBARCHI and drummer and percussionist WILL GUTHRIE.

RICHARD CHARTIER
VICTORIA SHEN
Boston City Hall
Friday, October 12, 2018

RICHARD CHARTIER is a Los Angeles based artist, considered one of the key figures in minimalist sound art. Chartier’s works explore the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself.

VICTORIA SHEN is a Somerville­-based multimedia artist and musician. Shen’s sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Shen’s music floods its location acting as a form of sculpture. Her music features analog modular synthesizers (Flower Electronics), contact microphones, and other hand-built electronics. These instruments are designed to electronically reproduce chaotic systems, systems which are highly sensitive to small changes in their initial parameters. The resulting music eschews conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of the extreme textures and gestural tones.

BILL T MILLER at Café Fixe
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA
7 p.m. /$5

BILL T MILLER, a chameleon of sonic exploration, is a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, recording engineer, producer, filmmaker, photographer, artist, instrument builder and cat lover. From toy piano at two years old to starting a “band” with tennis racket guitar and trash can drums in the 60s to becoming a professional recording engineer / producer / live sound tech after graduating from College for the Recording Arts in San Francisco in 1976, his paths are always unfolding and looping. At recording college he took synthesizer courses with ARP 2600 and Emu synths and then worked (as live sound and recording engineer) in California until 1980. Eventually ending up in Boston working as a freelance recording engineer and live sound engineer and then starting his own Headroom Recording Studios. While much of his “professional career” was devoted to recording and photographing OTHER artists, he was always working on his own weirdo music bands in the shadows. Some of these adventures include Out of Band Experience (OBE) (with media barrage sampling and field recordings), Kings Of Feedback (bass, guitar, samples), Drum Army (percussion), Kings Of Slack (SubGenius Doktor), Zonkulator (mutated test equipment), and Orgy Of Noise (circuit bent toys, electro acoustic instruments, synthesizers) with over 20 full album releases on his own DIY labels (Immortal, ExtraTerrestrial, Burn This.) All available as FREE MP3s since 1998.

EVA-MARIA HOUBEN
Thursday, October 18, 2018
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue, Boston
8pm / FREE and open to the public

EVA-MARIA HOUBEN (born 1955) studied Music Education at Folkwang-Musikhochschule Essen and the organ with Gisbert Schneider. She received her doctorate and postdoctoral lecturing qualification in musicology and was called for lectures at Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg and Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf. Professor Houben has been lecturing at Dortmund University`s “Institut für Musik und Musikwissenschaft” since 1993, with both music theory and contemporary music as her focus. She has written numerous books on contemporary music and composers, as well as traditional music, listened to with ‘new ears’.

ASHA TAMIRISA, Piece for Fog Space
Fog x Island, Leverett Pond
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Leverett Pond / Olmsted Park
Brookline [MAP]
3pm – 4pm
FREE

ASHA TAMIRISA works with sound & image and researches media histories. Particular interests include tool-building with both software and hardware, experimental music and film, and intermedia composition & installation. Asha’s research integrates media archeological methods with feminist science and technology studies perspectives, looking closely and critically at often forgotten elements and conditions of media. Currently, Asha is a doctoral student at Brown University in the Computer Music and Multimedia department, and is concurrently pursuing an M.A. in Modern Culture and Media. Asha is a founding member of OPENSIGNAL, a group of artists concerned with the state of gender and race in electronic music/art practices.

KEVIN DRUMM + ANDREA PENSADO
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Friday, October 26, 2018
2450 Beacon Street, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Tickets: $15 gen admission | $10 students + Non-Event members

Chicago-based experimental musician and improviser KEVIN DRUMM returns to Boston for his first solo performance since 2014 for a singular, immersive performance employing the commanding resonances of the Great Engines Hall of Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. Keeping up with Drumm’s work is a daunting task. With over 100 releases available on his Bandcamp site and an additional one or two new things a month being added, Drumm’s work moves seamlessly between quavering, striated drones; dark, groaning rumbles; uneasy experiments in overlapping harmonic frequencies; and sputtered crackles and static of battered electronics.

ANREA PENSADO is an experimental musician, composer, and organizer, based in Salem, Massachusetts. While she initially composed mainly for acoustic instruments, she was gradually more attracted to working in a different, far more abrasive sound world. In her current work, she creates a highly personal sonic language using harsh, dense layers of sounds, often interwoven with her voice. Her live, interactive musical systems and use of invented language combine into inherently unstable performances full of ecstatic energy. In addition to her solo work, she has longtime collaborations with Chris Strunk & Walter Wright as Los Condenados, and Jen Gelineau & Stephanie Germaine as Phurnne. She also curates the Sonorium concert series.

MERIDIAN + BRITTANY KARLSON
The Yard (John Hancock Tower)
Monday, October 29, 2018
120 St James Avenue (use St. James entrance)
Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm
Tickets: $15 general admission / $10 students & Non-Event members

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