Coming to Boston 

Source: Non-Event.

MAGNUS GRANBERG with ORDINARY AFFECTS
Korean Church of Boston
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

MAGNUS GRANBERG with ORDINARY AFFECTS
performing a new evening-length work (premiere)
Come Down to Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth

ECC at Korean Church of Boston (Children’s Chapel)
32 Harvard Street (entrance on Holden Street)
8pm | $15 gen / $10 students & Non-Event members

MAGNUS GRANBERG is a composer and performer working at an intersection between contemporary chamber music and improvisation. He is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

BYRON WESTBROOK, GUDINNI CORTINA + ANNE-F JACQUES
SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN, ANIMAL HOSPITAL
The Yard (John Hancock Tower)
Friday, April 12, 2019

The Yard (John Hancock Tower, 6th Floor)
120 St James Avenue (use St James Ave. entrance)
Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm
$15 | $10 students & Non-Event members

BYRON WESTBROOK has been presenting experimental sound work internationally in contemporary music and art venues since 2008. His recorded releases on Umor Rex, Root Strata and Hands in the Dark take a sculptural approach to electronic composition shaped by visual art studies and a history of working with multi-channel sound installation. Recent projects have included a commission for the Walker Art Center, performances at MoMA PS1, Akousma Festival, Berlin Atonal and residencies with ISSUE Project Room, EMS Stockholm, Civitella Ranieri Foundation and Banff Centre for the Arts. A new cassette/digital release Voice Damage, is out March 2019 on Psychic Troubles Tapes. Westbrook is currently based in Los Angeles.

GUDINNI CORTINA is a media artist, based in México. Cortina uses different approaches to transform space such as live sound performances, photography and installation. ANNE-F JACQUES is a sound artist based in Montreal, Canada. She is interested in amplification, oblique interactions between materials and construction of various contraptions and idiosyncratic systems. Her particular focus is on low technology, trivial objects and unpolished sounds. She has presented several sound installations and live performances in South and North America, Europe and Japan. Anne-F is also involved with Crustacés Tapes, a postal sound distribution project. Together Cortina and Jacques use various idiosyncratic implements and contraptions to explore stillness, fractures and friction through sound. This will be the last show of their first tour as a duo.

SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN is a Montreal-based duo featuring the hollowed-out sounds of Elizabeth Millar and Craig Pedersen on amplified clarinet and trumpet, Sound of the Mountain comes from a strong history of improvisation and extended performance techniques, offering their audience long-form deep listening experiences through the sculpting of vitalized breath.

ANIMAL HOSPITAL is often Kevin alone constructing music from scratch w/ an array of sounds containing enough parts to employ – at times – many musicians referencing many familiar aspects of rock and pop as well as more conceptual perceptions of what people consider music. As of 2011, Animal Hospital has explored new avenues for live performance in large ensemble formats and sound installation.

NADAH EL SHAZLY + tK + JOSEPH ALLRED
SMFA Anderson Auditorium
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

SMFA Anderson Auditorium
230 The Fenway
Boston
8pm / $15 general admission / $10 members + students / FREE for SMFA students

Eventbrite – Nadah El Shazly
NADAH EL SHAZLY is a Cairo-based producer, vocalist, and composer. Her acclaimed solo debut Ahwar (the title translates as marshlands) is a culmination of two years of writing and studio work split between Cairo and Montreal. Meticulously orchestrated, the album was composed and arranged in close collaboration with Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi, two members of The Dwarfs of East Agouza trio, along with Alan Bishop and members of Cairo’s experimental music scene. Accompanying El Shazly (vocals, buzuq, laptop, & keyboards) on her US debut will be Cherif El Masri (fretless guitar & synthesizers), Elsa Bergman (contrabass),and Konrad Angus (drums).

tK is THALIA ZEDEK on abstract guitar and clarinet; HEATHER KAPPLOW on pling plong, vocals, and banging; and PHIL MILSTEIN on loops, drones, and more banging. tK causes situations in which everyday aural experience is distended from its natural function. By applying arbitrary manipulations, new functions and contexts are undertaken. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is mutilated and all possible interpretations are quashed.

JOSEPH ALLRED is a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, experimental composer, and visual artist who is originally from Jamestown, Tennessee. A large portion of their musical output falls into the American Primitive school of original guitar and banjo music, drawing especially from the folk traditions of the southeastern United States as well as from avant-garde and minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, Charlemagne Palestine, Terry Riley, and Henry Flynt.