Friday May 15th 2015 @Pyramid Atlantic

Philip White & Chris Pitsiokos, Marko Timlin, The Shouts from the Sea, Music From The Film

Philip White & Chris Pitsiokos
Saxophone and Electronics violently collide and seamlessly meld, explode and cauterize with vehement immediacy into a set of six real time compositions. With a common ear towards clear, powerful, and assertive statements Chris Pitsiokos and Philip White draw from equal parts David Tudor, Roscoe Mitchell, Eliane Radigue and Merzbow. The duo press themselves into the listener with unerring decisiveness and complete aural honesty.

Composer, performer and improviser Philip White works with electronics at the intersection of noise, jazz and contemporary concert music. Current projects include R WE WHO R WE (with Ted Hearne), Colonic Youth (with James Ilgenfritz, Kevin Shea and Dan Blake) and duos with Chris Pitsiokos, Bob Bellerue and Taylor Levine. His music has been released on New Focus Recordings, Infrequent Seams and Tape Drift Records. It has been described as “utterly gripping” (Time Out Chicago), “bona fide evocative music” (Brooklyn Rail), and a “vibrant textural tapestry” (Wall Street Journal).

Chris Pitsiokos is a saxophonist, composer, and improviser. His music combines the intensity and immediacy of no wave and noise with the lyricism and forward propulsion of jazz and the abstract detail of contemporary classical composers Iannis Xenakis, Briany Ferneyhough, and Helmut Lachenmann. Recent/current collaborators include Lydia Lunch, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Kevin Shea, Brian Chase, Elliott Sharp, Mick Barr, Marc Edwards, Philip White, and Weasel Walter. Chris has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, and the US. In addition to performing and composing music, Chris runs his own record label, Eleatic records, curates the Gadfly Series at New York venue Spectrum, and programs a radio show at WKCR-FM.

Marko Timlin
Marko Timlin is a Finnish sound artist, composer, musician and performer. Born 1973 in Karlsruhe, Germany, he lives and works as a freelance artist in Helsinki, Finland. m@rk0 T|m!|N's works are characterized by the imaginative, and often entirely alienated and distorted use of technology. In this way he reveals beautiful and lyrical aspects of technology that people usually don't associated with it. Many of his sound installations and musical instruments consist of components not originally conceived for musical use or are made out of discarded elements, which he fished out of trash cans resurrecting them to a new artistic life. Timlin is convinced that the artistic application of technology is socially highly significant, as it may be exemplary for a peaceful and enriching coexistence between man and machine, rather than a dystopian, oppressive and dehumanizing relationship. He regularly performs all over Europe and North America including performances at "Mal au Pixel", Paris, "E:vent Gallery" London, "Whitebox Gallery" New York, "Digital Media Festival", Valencia, "La-bas biennale" Helsinki, "L'envers", Montreal. During his career he has collaborated with many internationally acclaimed artist including Laub, Tomomi Adachi, Philip White, the 17 Hippies, Rope, Human Sampler, Foo Fanick, Petri Kuljuntausta, Klaus Janek, Kristina Frei, Egle Oddo and Merja Nieminen.

The Shouts from the Sea
The Shouts from the Sea is Patrick Cain and Phong Tran
"Howling.The ancestral water mysteries turn proud. Paddling shore’s unfamiliar voyage, lost lands covered in archaic art-leafage. Mission of elastic grip-hold, tensions minimized through collective gift-offer. A mirage turns magic real, an opened page from the book of peoples.Lineal every-sound following and zoning in on the source.Voices shaped through the sea’s vast horn."--Power Moves Label

Music From The Film
Max Headroom, the Pastor and the Shrew will play all the hits from Stairway To Heaven, Cold As Ice, and Kung Fu Fighting, simultaneously.

Plus short films during intermission

Chroma by Jeremy Moss
2012 | 3 min. 26 sec. | digital video | color | silent
A wild and hypnotic ride that focuses, via manic perspective shifts, on the driving movement of a solo figure against a backdrop of frenetically flickering colors; these jolting chromatic and frame variations dance as much as the performer.

MEMORY V Sodankylä by Gloria Chung
6 mins 8 secs, 2014.
Daze under the midnight sun.

Journal of Drifting Hours by Chris H Lynn
3.00 Min
Drifting moments, lyrical passages, memory impulses, landscape studies and visual notations captured on unedited super 8 film.

Friday May 15th 2015 @ 9 p.m. - 11:47 p.m.

~ $10

Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD