Saturday Aug 24th 2013 @Pyramid Atlantic

Sonic Circuits Benefit

Festival Benefit and fix the PA show with:

Anne Accordion

NVS Trio
Electo-acoustic string trio comprised of Daniel Barbiero, Gary Rouzer and Jeff Surak

Echolalia & Tag Cloud
Electronic collaboration between Chris Videll and Amber Dunleavey

Tiny Mix Tapes calls Grex "essential current-and-future listening," a "near-seamless blend of modern jazz, contemporary structuralist composition, indie rock, and blues rock." Grex is not just "eclectic"--it synthesizes all of its influences into songs that are unique, fun, and endlessly surprising; fans of English prog rock (Henry Cow, Robert Wyatt), creative jazz (Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis), and the new wave of Bay Area noise rock (Deerhoof, tUnE-yArDs) will find plenty to enjoy in Grex's twisted, mighty music.

Jeremiah Cymerman
Jeremiah Cymerman is a New York City-based composer, clarinetist, producer and sound engineer. Described as “an impenitent genre-breaker whose membership among today’s greats must be granted now” (Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes), whose music strikes “a compelling balance between hallucinatory sound sculpting and the immediacy of improvised music” (Jason Bivins, Dusted Magazine) his work has been performed numerous times at venerable Downtown institutions Roulette, The Stone and Anthology Film Archives. Frequently using the recording studio as a primary compositional tool, Cymerman’s work reflects a passionate interest in improvisation, electronic manipulation & production, traditional, studio & graphic composition as well as solo clarinet performance and ensemble performance. Having worked with a broad range of contemporary artists including Toby Driver, John Zorn, Nate Wooley, Brian Chase, Mario Diaz de Leon, Jessica Pavone, Jandek, Anthony Coleman and Matthew Welch, Cymerman has toured internationally, received numerous commissions and published several articles on music and music production in publications such as Tape-Op magazine and the acclaimed Arcana book series, edited by John Zorn. He has released several recordings of his own music and his recorded output has been documented on the Tzadik and Porter record labels as well as his own, recently launched label, 5049 Records. He also is the host of the weekly music show The 5049 Podcast.

As always we'll have a selection of short films in the middle of the night.

Sonic Circuits Festival Preview:
London 5: Unknown Year by Chris Lynn An exploration of time, space and movement where inner archives are recorded and presented on the grain and color of super 8 film.

The Lights and the Perfections by Paul Clipson- A bug's eye view of the world-mysterious, wonderful plant studies and urban landscapes woven into soft focus home movies.

Paul Clipson has shown his films internationally in various galleries, festivals and performance venues in Belgium, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Russia, as well as throughout the U.S. He works primarily in film, video and on paper, often collaborating on films, live performances and installations with sound artists and musicians such as Tarentel, projecting largely improvised in-camera edited experimental films employing multiple exposures, dissolves and macro imagery that bring to light subconscious preoccupations and unexpected visual forms. —Canyon Cinema

Chris H. Lynn is a filmmaker, sound artist, educator, and curator. His digital images and super 8 films capture the subtle rhythms of light, movement, and sound in urban and rural landscapes. His sound pieces consist of field recordings, minimal compositions, and audio from his films. His work has been screened in galleries and festivals across the globe. Recent screenings include: A Rolling Mind screened at Dotolim in South Korea; People's Park Reverie at the Hundred Years Gallery in London, U.K.; and Winter Movement at the ATA in San Francisco. In addition, The International Streaming Festival in the Netherlands have added a number of his films to their permanent collection.

Saturday Aug 24th 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

~ $10

Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD