Friday Mar 23rd 2012 @Pyramid Atlantic

Tim Motzer + J A Deane, Gert-Jan Prins, Northern Machine

Dino J.A. Deane
Over his career multi-instrumentalist, sound-designer, conductor Dino J.A. Deane has demonstrated an innovative approach to the world of music. Deane pioneered the use of live-electronics & live-looping in Indoor Life a popular art/punk band from San Francisco during the early 1980's. There he played trombone controlled synthesizer that emulated the sound of an electric guitar. Soon afterwards he was touring the world as the electro-acoustic live-sampling percussionist with Jon Hassell.That collaboration resulted in the ground breaking Power Spot recording for ECM in 1986, produced by Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois. During that same period Deane became a close collaborator in Butch Morris's real-time composition creations called Conductions and in 1995 co-produced Morris's epic 10 CD box set Testament for New World Records. Deane coined the term live-sampling, which means to record members of the ensemble while in performance, manipulate the sound and play back the recorded audio as part of the piece, all in real time. He is considered a master in this field of performance. Deane also has an extensive background in sound-design for theater and dance working with writer directors as diverse as Sam Shepard, Julie Hebert and Christoph Marthaler. Deane is sought after by music festivals, instrumental ensembles, spoken word artists, theater companies and conservatories worldwide for performances, projects and workshops.

Tim Motzer
TIM MOTZER is a guitarist, composer, artist, remixer, music producer, and label owner. In the last 15 years, his music and guitar playing has made an impact in both the Philadelphia scenes and internationally—touring the world with poet Ursula Rucker for the last 11 years among others. His guitar work is featured on over 60 albums and remixes to date. His record label—1k Recordings—is focused on producing his own creative works and collaborations: Goldbug, Nucultures, Jazzheads (featuring Ari Hoenig), Secret Voices (featuring Ursula Rucker), Tilomo, Nucultures, Base 3, and more. He's recorded, collaborated, and performed with Les Nubians, Julien Lourau, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, King Britt, Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit (CAN), Kenny Lattimore, and Nine Horses (featuring David Sylvian and Steve Jansen). In 2005, he scored scenes for the original motion picture Miami Vice, and co-produced the critically acclaimed Ropeadope album 'King Britt presents: Sister Gertrude Morgan. He continues to be involved with film music (HBO's True Blood), and music for the world of dance (Group Motion, UArts). In September 2009, Tim was featured in Guitar Player Magazine. and again in April 2011 (with Markus Reuter). Motzer and his 1k label are profiled in the Spring 2011 edition of Progression Magazine. He co-founded—1k Sessions—a live in studio monthly webcast series from 1k Studios in Philadelphia in 2010.

Gert-Jan Prins
Gert-Jan Prins (1961) has been giving performances on self-built electronic systems based on transmission and reception techniques for the past 20 years. He is mainly interested in the musical qualities of interference, so-called noise. In recent years visual aspects have become increasingly important in his work. This is shown not only by his collaboration with video artist Bas van Koolwijk, with whom he designed the Synchronator (a device that transforms audio into a video signal), but also by his latest sound installations. Break Before Make: The Cavity Version (2008) was recently purchased by the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Current projects include Synchronator, M.I.M.E.O. (the 12-piece Movement in Music Electronic Orchestra). He has collaborated with Pita, Thomas Lehn, Lee Ranaldo, Tomas Korber Anne la Berge, Fennesz, the Vacuum Boys, Peter van Bergen, Domenico Sciajno, Marcus Schmickler, Thomas Ankersmit, Giuseppe Ielasi, Carlos Giffoni, Luc Houtkamp, Misha Mengelberg and many others. with visual artists: Greg Pope, Bas van Koolwijk, Rob Flint, Xavier Quérel, Manel Esparbé i Gasca, Petra Dolleman, Martha Colburn, Cyrus Frisch. Performances, on international festivals & clubs throughout Europe, North America, South- Africa, Russia, Central Asia, Australia.

Northern Machine
Pat Gillis (electronics) and Bill Warford (bass and instruments) have once again disguised themselves as Northern Machine. During the first wave of 80’s international cassette culture they reached a global audience via Carl Howard’s audiofile Tapes and Al Margolis’s estimable Sound of Pig label. Through six recordings for HC3 Music, an animated film soundtrack and countless compilation inclusions, Northern Machine has produced a body of work that is broad in scope and uniquely definitive. Marking the release of their latest cd ‘In Front Of The Crowd’, Northern Machine returns once more to Sonic Circuits.

Friday Mar 23rd 2012 @ 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

~ $10.00

Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD