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June 8th, 2018 8pm
Kaori Suzuki, john krausbauer, Marcia Bassett, David Watson, John Truscinski, Barry Weisblat and Bill Nace
Experimental music

Vox Populi Gallery presents an evening of Improvised, Experimental Music with special attention to emerging transformative states found variously through the means of endurance, ritual and technology.

June 8th 2018 8pm   Suggested donation $7-10 no one turned away for lack of funds

Kaori Suzuki (b. Tokyo) is a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music living in Oakland, CA.

Her musical works are concerned with inner-sensory responses and transformative states, often emphasizing duration and dynamics through meticulous synthesis techniques. She has performed her music in numerous DIY venues and galleries in the west coast of america, music festivals such as Debacle Fest, TUFFest, and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, and academic institutions such as Mills College, Stanford (CCRMA), and Berkeley Art Museum. Her electronic performances often involve spatialization and high volumes to build saturated frequency interactions in the room, combined with spectral properties of transducer-driven materials; her recent solo computer music employs combinatory pure vhf tones and pulses to create auditory distortion products and other inner ear phenomena.

https://soundcloud.com/soundsetal/newsun-album-sampler-2m
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2FeY140twA

John Krausbauer (b. Indianapolis) is a music conceptualist/multi-instrumentalist currently living in Oakland, CA.
He has performed and presented his music in a multitude of settings for 20 years – from basements, sidewalks, and rock clubs to colleges, churches, and art galleries. Numerous recordings of his work have been released on independent labels in the US, Europe, and Japan.

His recent musical work involves ritual-endurance happenings for solo voice, violin, and synth, and with the Ecstatic Music Band (a rotating 10+ member collective), both of which utilize ‘just’ tunings for amplified bowed strings at high volumes and long durations, with live stroboscopic lighting for TOTAL/immersive environments; The Essentialists (w/David Kendall), an electric country-blues-boogie-raga guitar/violin duo; the minimalist psych-punk group, Night Collectors; his systems-based phase compositions; and a new collaboration with the steel bodied resonator guitar player, R. Keenan Lawler.

Marcia Bassett/ Zaimph

Zaïmph is the solo project of artist, musician and performer Marcia Bassett. Zaïmph’s recordings and performances shimmer with a dense, dissonant and often unsettling electronic aura, shot through with flashes of meditative beauty. Her preferred sonic toolkit includes prepared guitar, keyboard, cracked drum machines, custom-built noise/drone boxes, processed environmental sounds and table top effects.Bassett’s releases have appeared on a variety of underground labels including Hospital Productions, Utech Records, Volcanic Tongue and No Fun. Although Bassett has released a number of recordings on her now-retired Heavy Blossom imprint, she continues to showcase Zaïmph and other aesthetically allied projects on Yew, a label she founded in 2012.As a co-founder of Philadelphia’s shambolic psychonauts un, tectonic drone pioneers Double Leopards, and the psych-folk drone trio GHQ, Bassett is deeply entwined with the American noise underground, and has mapped regions still only dimly understood by subsequent sonic travelers.

Bill Nace is an artist and musician based in Philadelphia. He has collaborated with an extraordinary range of musicians, including Michael Morley, Mats Gustafsson, Joe McPhee, Chris Corsano, Jooklo Duo, Chris Cooper, John Truscinski, Thurston Moore, Jake Meginsky, Jessica Rylan, Paul Flaherty, Wally Shoup, and Kim Gordon, with whom he regularly plays as one half of the duo Body/Head.

Barry Weisblat

Barry Weisblat was born in Brooklyn in 1975 and remains one of the unsung heroes of deep and investigative Sound. Thought. Beyond a long-running commitment to participating in the underground’s underground of improvisation and a dynamic sense of musical conversation, Weisblat has extended his reach and pool of knowledge beyond rubbing the surface of the black box of sound to designing and implementing his own systems. Translating light into sound, sound into action, action into thought, and thought into light, Weisblat’s ceaseless curiosity and simultaneous obsessive desire to participate and join in dialogue has pushed his output farther out than most people can see or conceive of.

David Watson (born 1960) is a musician originally from New Zealand. Watson has lived and worked in New York City since 1987. Originally known as a guitarist, since 1991 Watson’s work has also featured new music for the Highland Bagpipes.

Before moving to New York, while in New Zealand in the 1980s, Watson co-founded Braille Records to document the local experimental music scene. He organized national improvisation festivals (Off the Deep End, in 1984 and 1985) and in 2001 started the Artspace/alt.music festival to present new experimental music in Auckland.

Watson’s work includes regular performances with MacArthur Award winner John Zorn; ongoing recording projects with Lee Ranaldo and Christian Marclay; a premier performance of a Robert Ashley work in New York; performances in Europe with rock-minimalism pioneer Rhys Chatham ; recording project with downtown drum legend Jonathan Kane; performances with Zeena Parkins at Brooklyn Academy of Music and a score for Jeremy Nelson Dance.

Event organized by Vox Populi Member, Jim Strong

Event:
Kaori Suzuki, John Krausbauer, Marcia Bassett, David Watson, John Truscinski, Barry Weisblat and Bill Nace
Start:
June 8 @ 8:00 pm
End:
June 8 @ 10:00 pm
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