Saturday Feb 18th 2012 @Pyramid Atlantic
Pygmy Jerboa, Andrea Pensado, Michael Haleta & Matt Wellins, Slut Walk, Tag Cloud
Pygmy Jerboa (Ivan Naranjo and Maria Stankova) is a Brooklyn based duo focused on free and rule-based improvisation with live electronics and voice. Their music has been dubbed as "unclassifiable, and that's part of what is so exciting about listening to their newest release Top Secret Jazz...They create their compositions on an ever-changing aural landscape." (Unlikely Stories, NYC). The duo has performed in Bulgaria, Germany, Mexico and The United States at renowned experimental music venues such as Atelie Plastelin, ZKM Karlsruhe, CMMAS and Issue Project Room. Their first album "Top Secret Jazz" was released in 2011 by Abolipop Records and their second album is up for release on Mandorla Records.
Andrea Pensado is an Argentinian sound artist, performer, composer and teacher. She started studying music in Argentina and continued in Cracow (Poland) where she lived for 10 years. Her pieces then varied from pure instrumental to mixed genres (instrumental theatre, live electronics, text sound compositions). In 1997, Pensado moved back to Buenos Aires where she crystallized her interests in real-time interaction and interdisciplinarity by co-founding Qfwfq Duo along with Gregory Kowalski (in charge of the images). The duo channeled most of her artistic work from 1999 to 2009. Presently, she mainly plays solos and has performed with, among others: I'd M Thfft Able, Forbes Graham, Walter Wright, Jules Vasylenko, Audrey Chen, Dave Ross, Lou Cohen, Todd Brunel, Junko Simons and Luther Gray. She has been featured in Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Canada, Germany, Austria, France and the US where she currently lives.
Erica Fallin is a multi-instrumentalist whose tools includes flute, guitar (classical and electric), electric bass, and piano. Erica is a veteran of the Bay Area music scene, where she played with Vacuum Tree Head for almost two decades and also regularly participated in Moe! Staiano's Moe!Kestra!. Erica has appeared on dozens of recordings, including the double LP Live From the Afterworld [Recordings from the Afterworld Lounge 1991 - 1993] and Wavelength Infinity, a Sun Ra tribute album.
Alex Braden's guitar-centered sound explores intricacy on both the tonal and rhythmic planes. His rhythms go well beyond western, obvious, or symmetrical patterns, delving into the mysterious realms of unconventional syncopation, intriguing juxtapositions of odd-numbered sequences, and swirling layers of pleasant melodic confusion.
Thomas Stanley (a/k/a Bushmeat) is an assistant professor of Sound Art and Consciousness in the School of Art at George Mason University. Stanley has attempted to exploit the capacity of sound and music for anchoring, framing, and energizing our subjective experience of macrotemporal texture (history). Stanley is a founding member of Transparent Productions, a non-profit volunteer collective that has produced 100s of improvised jazz and experimental music concerts throughout the DC metro area since 1997. He has played music with Seif Abdoun, Marshall Allen, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Joe Bowie, Vattel Cherry, William Hooker, Susie Ibarra, Elliott Levin, Magpie, Shu-ni Tsou, Leo Svirsky, and Tom Wisner.
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