Source: November 3 at Function.
Function Presents: Heterodyne/Tristan Welch/Místochord
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Function Coworking Community (http://www.befunction.al/en); 4709 Harford Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21214(https://goo.gl/maps/MKaNJy6x5JK2)
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale donation
Heterodyne (http://the-heterodyne-project.tumblr.com) is an improvisational project; its co-founders and core performers are Maria Shesiuk (Moog and processed vocalizations) and T. A. Zook (NS Design Omni Bass, strung as a basscello). Although it is essentially a duo, when complex schedules permit, it performs with Patrick Whitehead on quarter-tone flügelhorn and trumpet; Bob Boilen on ARP synthesizer; Doug Kallmeyer on bass and synthesizer; Jerry Busher on drums; Sarah Hughes on sax; Leah Gage on drums; Sam Lohman on drums; Amanda Huron on drums; and Dan Gutstein, spoken word.
Tristan Welch (http://tristanwelch.bandcamp.com) is a musician/artist/activist based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area that focuses on creating soundscapes via electric guitar. Over the years Tristan has become fascinated with the idea of minimalism, ambience and atmosphere. In June 2016 he released a Cassette E.P. titled Washington D.C. Side 1 titled D and Side 2 titled C. Each side focuses on one primary note (D and C) – layering these notes in different forms to create a listenable texture. After performing locally Tristan teamed up with an established saxophone player, Ron Oshima. In an effort to document and establish a resistance to the current social and political climate – they went into the studio together on Election Day 2016 (after voting in the morning) to record a three song album. The record is titled God Bless America and the title reflects all three songs. God is played in the key of G, Bless is played in B and America in A. In a press release they made it clear “We are not nationalists and we can all use a little help”. Recent performances have been focused on new songs that are slated for a 2019 release by Verses Records titled 40 Hours. The focus of the record being a mission to ‘Abolish Work’. http://tristanwelch.bandcamp.com
Místochord My music projects are produced under the moniker Místochord. Basically a band name, except it’s me (and various collaborators). The debut album is New World Voyage. Místochord LLC is the business entity encompassing all of my creative endeavors and professional services: photography, music, writing, etc.For the name I tried to take a step back and figure out what it is that unifies my most personal work. It quickly dawned on me it’s almost always about a response to place. A sensitivity to environment, and the desire to explore and understand a neighborhood, a city, a country, a region. Or an inner space. I needed a word to evoke this but it didn’t exist, so I created one.místochord (mee-stoh-kord): n. A feeling of resonance, harmony, or connection with a particular place or space. From Czech místo (place) and English chord. Literally “place-chord”. Related to the Latin genius loci, the atmosphere or spirit of a place, but specifically referring to the way someone responds to that spirit.