There will be presentations of homemade and modified instruments, and performances incorporating audio and visual elements. This is the first of a potential series in the Concord area. All performers will be available to discuss theory and application before and after the show.
23 Quartet (Western MA); Ian Durling (winds), Andy Kivela (drums), Adam Bosse (guitar), Melissa St. Pierre (prepared piano). Free jazz improvisers, who “deliver the breadth and intensity that one has come to expect from serious improvisational music of the day. Real ideas molded like clay and then electrified into dancers, their music aims to sweep folks up, make them think.” –
David Kontak with special guests (Concord NH) experimental music on custom homemade instruments. Kontak has been featured on NH Chronicle and in NH Magazine’s Best of 2013. Kontak creates instruments that are designed around the human body, with shorter tonal scales; “sometimes a narrower range of note choices will create greater musical success.”
Mysterybear / David Seidel (Peterborough NH) is a composer and performer of hypnotic drone-based electronic music for solo and collaborative improvisations. His music is available on SoundCloud, Bandcamp, and several netlabels, and CD releases are forthcoming on Irritable Hedgehog and AnalogPath.
Gregory Kowalski (Newburyport MA) – live video projections. Kowalski has performed throughout the US, Europe and South America, building evolving digital images using movement, objects and light. He is currently developing a multimedia production of Crave by Sarah Kane.
Marc Bisson and Dei Xhrist (Manchester NH) – prepared guitar/objects, manipulated voice. Bisson and Xhrist have hosted music events at the Monastery Artists Collective, Underground M.A.P. Project, and House of Goings-On. They perform with Birdorgan, most recently at Frantasia (Livermore Falls ME), First Biennial of Sound and Performance Art (Acton MA), and the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival.