Saturday Nov 24th 2012 @Pyramid Atlantic
Pyramid Atlantic Benefit Show
Join us as we give thanks to the best venue for experimental music in the DC area with a stellar evening of music, film, and dance.
Tangent of Safety
Tangent of Safety is the synth duo of Stuart Rosenzweig and Dave Vosh.
Fairfax, VA's Borborites mix elements of jazz, folk, drone, noise and sound artistry, and continue to get more impressive with every performance.
Pat Gillis began performing as TL0741 in January 2005, presenting structured improvisations on analogue modular synthesizer and effects combined with pre-recorded material. The sounds of TL0741’s alchemical multiverse arise from everywhere: nocturnal insects, incomprehensible voicemails, obscure antique pornos, treated instruments and decontextualized / processed location recordings. Synthesizers are persistently exploited for drones, unstable automata and inharmonic gestures harnessed from the electrons. By design, no two performances of the same piece are alike. Recordings of these have been the basis of each new CD release or fodder for further manipulation deployed in entirely new material.
Lost Civilizations began as a project of Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and bass clarinet) and T. A. Zook (basscello, lap steel guitar, KORG Monotron and Misc. Instruments). Although a duo, their performances have featured Larry Gomez (Tabla, Cymbals, Misc. percussion), Louie Rozier (Flute; Percussion), Jerry Busher (percussion), Doug Kallmeyer (bass), Aaron Martin (Alto Sax, Soprano Sax), Emre Kartari (Percussion), Angela Morrish (vocals), Sam Lohman (percussion), Ben Azzara (percussion), Emily Chimiak (vocals), Anthony Pirog (guitar) and other friends as guests. The Lost Civilizations experimental music project has also performed with Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar).
Lost Civilizations' performances are totally unscored, unrehearsed and extemporaneously improvised on the spot.
Fast Forty (Keith Sinzinger) will present "vox and box," a minimal setup featuring vocals, boombox and pedals, exploring the space that creates new sounds. He typically records on cassette at District of Chaos Studios and likes to build unusual things.
(Barbiero/Ghaphery/Rouzer + Ghaphery/Manheimer/Trapp = Sound + Movement) Structured improvisation for three musicians and three dancers. With Daniel Barbiero, double bass & score; Jimmy Ghaphery, alto saxophone and flutes; Gary Rouzer, cello and objects. Page Ghaphery, Ken Manheimer and Micah Trapp, dancers. Conducted by Chris Videll.
Valerie Kuehne has been described as an "electrically charged virtuoso of all purpose cello." Her work shatters genre and expectations, fusing together experimental, classical, heavy metal, stand-up comedy, poetry, punk rock, and folk idioms. She actively tours the world with cello in tow, performing for audiences in Europe, South America, Canada, and the States to great acclaim. She augments her performances with work as an impresario, organizing the Brooklyn based experimental cabaret The Super Coda, which seeks to promote artists working in uncategorizable genres, and educate audiences through establishing visceral and theatrical performance contexts. She regularly contributes writing to The Deli magazine and is a published poet.
Relentlessly-touring composer, violinist, and fiddler Joey Molinaro first gained attention as a member of the seven-piece experimental chamber-grind outfit “Basilica.” As an acoustic or electric solo artist, he conjures a torrent of riffs over a two-boot foot percussion flurry. His set often includes seventeen Discordance-Axis-inspired songs, overdriven poetry, and glitched-out electronics.
Films curated by Chris Lynn
1.Mimema - John Grzinich - Concept, sound, camera, editing: John Grzinich
Mimema is a meditation on states of liminality, of being in stasis, drifting in-between above and below, night and day, inside and out. Mimema started out as a sound composition and grew into a series of images that reflected my desire to invert the world around me by capturing the ‘real’ and making it ‘imaginary’, Much like a mirror that reflects the shifting states of human cognition we encounter moment to moment. Mimema is the blur between what we sense and what we construct as understanding, appearing as much a body as a fluid or boundary as a state of dissolution
2. Journal of Drifting Hours by Chris Lynn. Live projection. Drifting moments, lyrical passages, memory impulses, landscape studies and visual notations captured on unedited super 8 film.
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