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Thursday, September 1st, 2016 8PM
Fire Museum Presents
Ava Mendoza, Jessica Pavone, Rosie Langabeer

Ava Mendoza (NYC):

My name is AVA MENDOZA. I play guitars and stompboxes and write music.
Currently I’m based out of Brooklyn, NY. I have played guitar for most
of my life and been active for the last decade playing my own music
and in many different groups. In any context I try to bring
expressivity, energy and a wide sonic range to the music I play. I’ve
toured throughout the U.S. and Europe and recorded or performed with a
broad spectrum of musicians including singer Carla Bozulich (The
Geraldine Fibbers, Evangelista), Fred Frith (Massacre, Henry Cow, Art
Bears), Nels Cline, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Weasel Walter, Tune-Yards, and
more. I’ve played on recordings released by labels Weird Forest,
Tzadik, Clean Feed, NotTwo, ugEXPLODE, Resipiscent, New Atlantis, and

Friendly critics have called me “Oakland’s avant-jazz virtuoso” (Brad
Cohan, Village Voice), “a versatile and virtuosic guitarist” (The San
Francisco Film Society), “a wizard on a semi-circle of effects pedals,
but equally adept with FX-less technique,” (Lars Gotrich, A Blog
Supreme/NPR Jazz).

Jessica Pavone (NYC):

Jessica Pavone (composer, viola, violin, el.bass) has performed in
countless improvisation, avant jazz, experimental, folk, soul, and
chamber ensembles since moving to NYC in 2000. As a composer, The Wire
magazine praised her ‘ability to transform a naked tonal gesture into
something special,” and The New York Times described her music as
“distinct and beguiling…its core is steely, and its execution

Pavone’s recent works for solo viola and voice stem from years of
concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song
form, and sympathetic vibration. She combines her long tone rituals
with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content while
continuously experimenting with new forms. She is interested in the
physicality of performing her somewhat larger-than-comfortable
instrument and believes that cultivating physical bodies as a strong
container for her thoughts is part of the creative process.

She has performed with Mary Halvorson & Anthony Braxton has personally
worked with and interpreted new music by; Aaron Seigel, Andrew Raffo
Dewar, Elliott Sharp, Glenn Branca, Henry Threadgill, Leo Smith, Jason
Ajemian, Jason Cady, Jeremiah Cymerman, John King, Matana Roberts,
Matthew Welch, Tristan Perich, Tyondai Braxton and William Parker.

Rosie Langabeer (Baltimore/New Zealand):

Rosie Langabeer is an award wining composer, experimental musician and
instigator with a taste for things that teeter on the intersection of
the serious and the absurd. Langabeer composes regularly for theatre,
dance and musical ensembles of various sizes and has performed
extensively in NZ and internationally throughout the USA (2010 –
2016), the UK (2013), Mexico City (2010) and France (2005).

Highly sought after for interdisciplinary creative arts projects,
Langabeer’s compositional approach approach is responsive to the
unique skills and qualities of her collaborators. Her methods are
experimental with a large focus on social dynamics and improvisation;
catalyzing local music communities and enhancing the development of
new work. Langabeer has received numerous commissions including the
Bowerbird Sound Sculpture Commission for Design Philadelphia (2012)
and Wilma Theatre/Ballet X Commission for the Philadelphia
International Festival of the Arts (2011).

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Ava Mendoza, Jessica Pavone, Rosie Langabeer
September 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
September 1, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
$7 – $10
Fire Museum
Vox Populi
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States