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Monday, 23 May 8:00pm
Ethan Tripp / Al Jones duo, Christian Mirande, and Gui Jian (Michael Winkler)

Ethan Tripp / Al Jones duo, Christian Mirande, and Gui Jian (Michael Winkler)
Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Ethan Tripp and Al Jones
Ethan Tripp is an electro-acoustic improvisor whose work focuses on exploration of the materiality of every-day sounds and the impossibility of 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, he seeks to formulate an experience out of the trash of the sonic world, the tension of expectation, and the certainty of unfolding time. Ethan has a new work with computer musician Reed Evan Rosenberg, entitled Medium Rude, which will soon be released on the AEU imprint of Erstwhile Records.

A.F. Jones (Dallas, TX, 1971) has worked for decades analyzing and processing sound, and engineering and testing systems with the ocean as the acoustic medium for end use. Presently, he is exploring the inescapable influence of one’s work with memory resonance — an individual’s retention ratio for the experiences and impressions of film, socio-cultural evolution, interpersonal/musical relationships, emotional triggers, sensory recall, lines of poetry — as variables in composition and improvisation. These ideas are sometimes addressed through Cinematics, his project for unrealized or unproduced film and screenplay as a basis for music. In addition to composition and performance, Jones records and works from his studio in San Diego, Laminal Audio. He is also involved in ongoing collaborations with T.J. Borden, Derek Rogers, Barry Chabala, Steve Flato, Nick Lesley, and Cristián Alvear.

Christian Mirande
Christian Mirande is an experimental musician working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work with field recordings and synthesis straddles ineptness and deliberateness, with pieces thematically addressing topics like aviation, geography, and sense of place. The works themselves draw on artists as varied as Robert Ashley, The Shadow Ring, and Suzanne Ciani . From digital resynthesis of various program materials to physical manipulation of reel to reels, the creation and change in timbre drives the compositions.

Releases on Vitrine, No Rent and Mistake By The Lake

Forthcoming: Hanson and Ascetic House

“Christian is an artist whose facility with mechanics is indistinguishable from his incredible sensitivity and sense of humor; it takes a lifetime of learning, moving from parallel lines and intersecting grids of working with machines and pursuing the articulation of the things that mean the most to him, to produce something that sounds like this.”

“Mirande’s use of modular synthesis and unprocessed field recordings fall into black holes of logic – the manner in which an artist shows himself in the world without oppressing himself upon nature. An organics of intention set these tracks apart from other releases utilizing the tools on the table.”

Gui Jian
Gui Jian is the moniker that Philadelphia-based sound engineer/translator, Michael Winkler, has designated for his recent electronic performances and recorded solo work. Having performed extensively in Beijing and throughout the Chinese mainland over the past decade, he has only just returned to Philadelphia this winter. His recorded output occurs in many genres but recent solo performances have featured electronic instruments played horizontally on a table.

Ethan Tripp / Al Jones duo, Christian Mirande, and Gui Jian (Michael Winkler)
May 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
May 24, 2016 @ 12:00 am
$7 – $10
Vox Populi
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States