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Sunday, November 8th
Anne-F Jacques and Tim Olive, Ethan Tripp, Jim Strong
Curated by Eric Laska

Sunday, November 8th 2015
$7 to $10
AUX is proud to host Eric Laska presenting Anne-F Jacques and Tim Olive. Ethan Tripp and Jim Strong will share the bill.

Anne-F Jacques and Tim Olive use handmade, idiosyncratic instrumentation to produce and amplify detailed sound textures, from fine-grained to coarse. Anne-F’s “rotating devices” refer to small electric motors which are modified, manipulated and amplified; Tim’s “magnetic pickups” are the engine of a devolved one-string electric guitar. They share a tactile, lo-tech approach to improvised sound composition, manipulating diverse objects and materials in conjunction with somewhat unpredictable audio pickup/amplification systems to create a music in turns serene and agitated, pellucid and dense, fluid and gritty.

Their collaboration began in July 2013, when Japan-residing Olive was in Montreal for a series of performances. A day of recording in Jacques’s studio resulted in “Dominion Mills”, a CD released on 845 Audio in 2014 which received excellent critical reviews. The duo then organized a tour of Japan in November 2014, where they played in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya and Tokyo, performing as a duo and with local musicians, including Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro.

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Tim Olive’s work, utilizing magnetic pickups and analog electronics, is predicated on collaboration. Extensive live action in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia has provided opportunities to play with a wide range of musicians in event-specific one-off contexts, as well as ongoing performing/recording collaborations with Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Jason Kahn, Anne-F Jacques, Makoto Oshiro, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Nick Hoffman, Crys Cole, Francisco Meirino and Katsura Mouri. Recent live collaborators include Richard Kamerman, Nate Wooley, Jin Sangtae, Madoka Kouno, Takuji Naka, Carl Stone and Tetuzi Akikyama.

Anne-F Jacques is a sound artist based in Montreal, Canada. She is interested in amplification, erratic sound reproduction devices and construction of various contraptions and idiosyncratic systems. Her particular focus is on low technology, trivial objects and unpolished sounds. She performs regularly, has many ongoing collaboration projects (with Nicolas Dion, Miguel A. Garcia, Takamitsu Ohta and Hélène Prévost, to name a few) and makes soundtracks for Julie Doucet’s animated films. She has presented sound installations in many artist-run centers in Canada and sound performances in North America, Europe and Japan. Anne-F is also involved with Crustacés Tapes, a postal sound distribution project.

Ethan Tripp is an electro-acoustic improvisor whose work focuses on exploration of the materials of every-day sounds and silence. The principal devices for sound production are simple objects like radios and speakers, accompanied by junk like bicycle spokes and bits of discarded metal. Like Free Improvisation with no technique, Sound Art with no art, and playing sounds largely unwelcome in most areas of music, he seeks to formulate an experience out of the trash of the sonic world, the tension of expectation, and the certainty of unfolding time.

Jim Strong is an experimental instrument builder and visual artist. His Instruments are built intuitively utilizing Crank Mechanisms, Strings, Broken Electronics and pressurized air. He Plays solo and in variable group improvisations and works collaboratively in Dance, Video and Theater.

Anne-F Jacques and Tim Olive, Ethan Tripp, Jim Strong
November 8, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
November 8, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
$7 – $10
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States