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Of his 2016 self-titled LP, poet and music writer Byron Coley writes “Although there are some basic volk sonorities in his playing, Mr. Perry’s brunt combines these with more avant garde note selections and compositional gambits, as well as a string attack with classical qualities. While there’s a gentleness to the melodies at which he eventually arrives, Perry’s journey across prickly patches of tones clusters has a circular logic too that defies pop logic.”
From The Wire (April 2019)
"Another fine set from this Virginia based acoustic guitarist. Perry has a firm and solid touch to his string wrangling, but unlike many of his contemporaries, he doesn’t feel compelled to resolve all the melodic questions he raises. He often stops in a place he finds interesting, repeating rhythmic figures while trying out variations on the note/chord sequence that stopped him in the first place. It’s a very interesting approach and allows him to explore textual aspects of the acoustic guitar that are not often investigated."
Modern Folk Music of America 2016:
"Jordan's songs are not as flowery as what you might think of when you think of classical guitar music; they tend towards a starker, more contemporary style, playing with the spaces between the notes, the diminishing sustain, the fluid rumble of a repetitive fingerpicking pattern on nylon strings, the interplay of dissonance and harmony in groups of notes, and perfect execution. most of the songs are short sketches that seem to flow seamlessly into one another, with the exception of the roughly seven minute excursions at the front and back of the album. this is an easy album to get lost in, each time i have listened to the LP i am surprised as if woken from a daydreamwhen the side ends, especially at the end of the lengthy and mesmerizing final track, 'whydah flats'. i highly recommend getting a copy of this limited edition LP."
Record Crates United, 2019:“Perry appears to be working within—and inspired by—the modernist end of the American Primitive guitar spectrum. Instead of the grand thickets of sound that artists like Jack Rose and Robbie Basho were known for weaving together, Perry’s work is far more minimalist. He favors selecting singular notes, and making complete studies of their very being, rather than trying to unload a whole barrage of fingerpicking all at once. You get to experience the same appreciation for each plucked string and every strummed chord that Perry himself seems to feel. The precise and clear production here brings out the vivid textures, timbres and deep reverberations that he can coax out of his instrument.”
Working across a wide range of explorations, Bachmann's work is eclectic, going from subtle "Musique Concrète" Soundscapes to analog modular synth minimalism.
Since the early 1980's he has been exploring the strange, unique and microscopic sounds of everyday life. Collecting field recordings and creating immersive soundscapes. Blurring the boundaries between wilderness sound environments and man-made sounds. Bachmann has composed music for MOBU Dance troupe and Christine Bonansea Dance Company.
He has performed and exhibited in North America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and South America. In 2009 he performed his audio-visual piece, "Coleoptera", at the 10th Francisco Electronic Music Festival. In recent years he has performed and improvised with the likes of Alessandro Cortini, Bryan Day, Michael Gendreau, Mason Jones, David Graves, Danishta Rivero, Scott Arford, Tom Hall, Markus Hawkings, Yuko Matsuyama, Kevin Corcoran, Jaroba and Takahiro Kawaguchi.
His last solo album "Mare Island" is on Ithaca's VauxFlores Industrial label.
At present he is also part of the bands, “Faults”, "Collision Stories" and "audre".
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EXTENDED STAY*NEW PAINTINGS BY MATTHEW CLIFFORD GREEN* FEBRUARY 7TH 6-10PM
I started painting when I moved to Los Angeles in 2012. Prior to that I studied performance art and video. I began painting because I didn't know how to do it or understand its function. I still don’t fully grasp either. I initially chose oil paint as it seemed to be the most legitimate medium. I made an honest effort at making pictures and made many of them. I destroyed an equal amount. Each new one was exciting because I never knew what the outcome would be. No plan, no skills—just pushing and grinding through. I made some shows in the years since, but was slowly growing frustrated with this way of working. Without a plan or end goal in mind, I was becoming weighed down by my own process. For the past two years I was trying to find something in painting that was light and matched my desire for spontaneity. I found it in drawing. These new paintings are translations of drawings in acrylic and Flashe. They feel fresh, weird, simple, and beautiful, and I feel the compulsion to share them with you.
Matthew Clifford Green is artist and educator living and working in Los Angeles, California. In addition to his art and teaching practice he runs the small experimental record label Radical Documents.
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Flashlight Project addresses a need to reconfigure conversation models to consider individuals with differing levels of sensory ability. Join us in a ‘conversation’ that is accessed through a gesture of visibility and identification. We are interested in how exploring the intersection of learned systems of body and language disrupts systems of normativity. We want participants to come away from our workshop questioning normative modes of communication design and want them to pay specific attention to the demarcation between the private and social body, one that is predicated upon compulsory able-bodiedness. We desire to focus on how subjectivities are shaped by systems of meaning and access and how they, in turn, can be used to create space for others.
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Our practices are based on an understanding of and belief in Crip Theory and intersectional thinking. Although it is not necessary to have read Robert McMruer’s Crip Theory before attending our workshop, we certainly hope you read it at some point.
Liza Sylvestre is the co-founder of Creating Language Through Arts, an educational arts residency that focuses on using art as a means of communication when there are language barriers present due to hearing loss. In 2014 she was awarded both and Artists Initiative and Arts Learning grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Recently she has been the recipient of a VSA Jerome Emerging Artists Grant, a fellowship through Art(ists) on the Verge and an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has been shown nationally at venues including The Plains Art Museum, the Weisman Art Museum, Roots and Culture, Lease Agreement Gallery, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and Soo VAC. Her work has been written about in Art in America, Mousse Magazine, SciArt Magazine and the Weisman Art Museum's Incubator Web Platform. Most recently Sylvestre has served as the artist in residence at the Center for Applied Translational Sensory Science and the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN. In February 2019 the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH) awarded Sylvestre a Citizen Advocate Award for her exemplary work in advocating for and with deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing Minnesotans. During the 2019/20 academic year Sylvestre is a Kate Neal Kinley fellow completing work at Gallery 400 and the University of Chicago, and a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. www.lizasylvestre.com
Christopher Robert Jones is an interdisciplinary artist based in Illinois. Their research is centered around the ‘failure’ or ‘malfunctioning’ of the body and how those experiences are situated at points of intersection between queer and crip discourses. Using sculpture, installation, and performance strategies, their work aims to create ruptures in the layers of cultural/political/historical sediment through which compulsory normativity and compulsory ablebodiedness are disseminated. Christopher received B.A.s in Art Studio and Technocultural studies from UC Davis and is currently a M.F.A. candidate at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. www.christopherrobertjones.com
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Punk the Capital; Building a Sound Movement
2019, 88 minutes
A film by James June Schneider, Paul Bishow, Sam Lavine
When punk rock erupted in Washington D.C. in the mid-1970s, it was a mighty inter-generational convergence of powerful music, friendships, and clear minds. Punk the Capital explores the transformative period between 1976-1983, situating D.C. punk and harDCore within the larger narratives of punk and rock n' roll. Featuring bands such as Bad Brains and Minor Threat and figures such as Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, HR, and Cynthia Connolly, this long awaited documentary takes us to the heart of why both the sounds and ideas from this highly influential music scene continue inspire around the world.
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Danishta Rivero is a musician and sound artist based in Oakland. She is a vocalist who performs on electronics and the Hydrophonium, a water-based electro-acoustic percussion instrument she created. Rivero performs solo as well as with her electro-acoustic duo Voicehandler with percussionist Jacob Felix Heule. She is also half of Las Sucias, a feminist noise reggaetón duo with Alexandra Buschman.
HIDE is the multi-disciplinary project of visual artist/singer Heather Gabel and musician/artist Seth Sher. The duo create and perform as a band and collaborate producing short films and art installations as well. Their EP Black Flame was released on Joyful Noise Records in March 2017
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