ELVIS ALL DAY
THURSDAY JANUARY 8 12-6 PM
2nd Thursday Cocktail Mingler
THURSDAY JANUARY 8 6-9 PM
with dj shalamar (80s disco/boogie) / dj yardsale / dj bilwa. Mingle w/ upcoming performers, composers & djs. (and get wasted)
SATURDAY JANUARY 10 2-6 PM FREE
This Saturday earSnake is joining forces with NEXUSradio for earSnake day on NEXUSradio. NEXUSradio is a community based AM radio station powered by NEXUS Foundation for Today's Art in Fishtown.
earSnake Day at NEXUSradio Schedule
2:00 PM -- DJ Baby Cowface
3:00 PM -- Ben Fleury-Steiner (performing live ambient set of electric kalimba)
4:00 PM -- Carl Franke (performing live laptop and electronics set)
Pangaea: Trinity Sun
SATURDAY JANUARY 10th 5:00 PM $5.
Solomon Slowburn (earSnake MC/Poet/Musican) and Michael "Mikronesia" McDermott (www.mikronesia.com) will be premiering Pangaea: Trinity Sun on air for NEXUSradio. Trinity Sun, is an epic poem of the creation myth of Pangaea in the vein of Judaeo-Christian story, Genesis, or the hundreds of other Creation Myths out there. The tribes on Pangaea believe this myth, which gives them moral and spiritual guidance in their lives. This will be the first in a series of smaller scale
Pangaea performances leading up to the opera premiere in 2011.
// IMPROVISATIONS //
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14th, 8:00 PM $5
gene coleman ,bass clarinet www.soundfield.org
alban bailly , guitar/accordian www.albanbailly.com
audrey chen cello/vocals www.myspace.com/audreychen
tim albro, ian frazer and jesse kudler ,electronics www.phillysoundforum.org
THURSDAY JANUARY 15th 8:00 PM, $5
sound performance featuring german artists basbediender www.bassbediener.com
A radioplay reading
Written and produced by Roderick Coover
FRIDAY JANUARY 16 8:00PM $15
Based on the novel by Robert Coover, this dramatic reading of a radioplay/screenplay will be held one time only. A party is raging in Gerald's home and in his mind. A body is found on the living room floor. Then another. Then another. Gerald's party goes on - a chatter of voices, names, faces, overheard gags, rounds of storytelling, and a mounting curve of desire. What Gerald has in store for his guests is part murder mystery, part British parlor drama, part sly and dazzling meditation of time, theater, and love.
$15 Tickets includes one free cocktail. Buy tickets at the door or in
advance via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored in part by Blue Coat Gin
re:cast sound and video
SATURDAY JANUARY 17th 8:00 PM $5
an evening of compositions for am/fm radios , electronics and video
by john j.h. phillips and bilwa
funded by Meet the Composer
RADIO MOLES - Transmissions: Signal to Noise Ratio
Sunday, January 18th 2009 2pm -5pm
(live performances will begin promptly at 2:30 pm)
A full afternoon program of radio plays, poems, sound art, speeches, songs, sonic experiments, acoustic beating, sawhorse-lassoing, shortwave irdials, and more.
Including Live Performances by: Janet Neigh, Jamie Townsend, Gregory Laynor, Kim Gek Lin Short, Timothy Leonido, & Patrick Lucy
And Transmissional Works by:
Amar Ravva, Amina Cain, Amanda Davidson, Ben Holtzman, Jason Candler, Beneath the Lake, Judith Jordan, Miranda Mellis, Chris Nagler, Kate Brown, Kate Dollenmayer, Joshua Goldman, Jon Rutzmoser, Tristan Dahn, The Nothing Factory, Heidi Cunningham, Nicholas Ott, & Missoula Oblongata
THURSDAY JANUARY 22nd, 2009 8:00 PM $5 / free with DancePass
Inter Continental Collaboration Part 2
An evening co-curated by dancer Allison Lorenzen (Philadelphia) and
sound artist Florian Tuercke (Nurenberg / www.urban-audio.org) of Flat
Productions ( www.flatproductions.net ) in collaboration with
forschungsgruppe-f (Nurenberg / www.forschungsgruppe-f.net) .
Yard Songs: A Kensington Requiem for Trains
Designed and directed by Jebney Lewis
SATURDAY JANUARY 24th 7:00 -10:00 PM $10
Yard Songs: A Kensington Requiem for Trains is a musical performance that invokes the ghosts of North Philadelphia's steam locomotives and the people who powered them. A hand-pumped rail car glides down long-abandoned tracks. Workers pound the rails, tapping to life a remembrance of motion and labor. Fractured bits of immigrant folk melodies, found sound, junk percussion, and Morse code all collide and overlap to create a site-specific spectacle of mourning and
reflection. What are the ways that old technologies etch us with their memory once they pass into disuse? What are the architectures, rituals, and environments that these technologies serve to create, and what happens to the places and people they've shaped once they disappear? This piece is a lyrical acknowledgment of past times as they may have looked and sounded on a specific street corner. And it is an inquiry into what we had, what we've lost, and we may again regain we hustle and founder towards an uncertain future.
Yard Songs will be preceded at 7pm by a panel discussion, moderated by Emily Sweeny, on the ways rail transport has impacted American life and culture. Panel participants will examine the topic from political, cultural, and personal vantages. At 8pm, Kenneth Milano, a Kensington native and longtime area historian, will present a lecture on the history of the neighborhood. His book, Remembering Kensington
and Fishtown will be available for sale. The musical performance will begin at 9pm.
Developed in collaboration with the members of the ensemble: Joshua Delpech-Ramey, Aron Dunlap, Pauline Sachar, Brian Dwyer, Danielle Felger, Anna Drozdowski, Jennifer Ghidiu, Eric Harman, Shawn Kilroy, and Rob Connaire
Wunderkammer- DJ S2ps
January 28 1 - 3PM
Local curator and artist Sean Stoops spins a "cabinet of audio curiosities" including experimental rock & jazz, children's records, traditional world music, 20th-century avant-garde, spoken word, film soundtracks, DJ "mashups," and more!
Two new works by Gene Coleman
January 29th, 8:00 PM
"Pachinko-Zen II" (2009)
for ensemble, speaker and recorded sounds
(text by Nicole Bindler)
Played by Ensemble N_JP (USA/Japan)
Tom Kraines (cello)
Gene Coleman (bass clarinet)
Ko Ishikawa (sho)
Gabe Globus-Honich (percussion)
Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixing desk)
Karina Kacala (speaker)
"I, Radio" (2009)
for ensemble and recorded sounds
Played by Ensemble Noamnesia
Audrey Chen (cello and voice)
Ko Ishikawa (sho and voice)
Toshimaru Nakamura (electronics and voice)
Alban Bailly (guitar, oud and voice)
Shinjoo Cho (accordion and voice)
Gene Coleman (bass clarinet and voice)
These works have been created in part with support from the Argosy Fund for Contemporary Music, Meet the Composer, the American Music Center's Composer Assistance Program, Shofuso House Philadelphia and Soundfield, NFP
TOILING IN OBSCURITY
SATURDAY JANUARY 31, 1-3 PM
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Space / Folk Rock gallery concert with Meg Baird and John & Michael Gibbons. (Studio audience!)
Saturday 1.31.09, 3 - 6pm
Local curator and artist Sean Stoops hosts a live gallery concert of acoustic rock and experimental folk featuring local musicians Meg Baird and John & Michael Gibbons. Between the live acoustic sets, Sean will chat with Meg, Michael, and John about their experiences in addition to playing recordings from their various bands, projects, and influences.
Meg Baird is a contributing member of the psychedelic neo-folk band Espers, as well as a solo artist and one half of the acoustic folk act The Baird Sisters. Michael and John Gibbons are original members of Bardo Pond, the psychedelic, experimental, "space rock" band and have been active in the Philadelphia music scene since the early 1990's. Sean Stoops is a independent curator and new media artist.
NEXUSradio CLOSING PARTY
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6, 6-12 PM $10
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Join us to celebrate the closing of NEXUSradio and give a fond send off to Analog on the eve of the transfer to digital transmission for Television. Featuring Pink Skull, Mr. Shalimar, DJ K-Tell a Friend, KEGROCK!!! and special guests. Food, Drinks, Dancing, Raffles and Fun Fun Fun
PARTY LIKE IT'S 1989!!!