Upcoming at Rhizome (click on event for more details):
Please join us on Wednesday December 7th for an evening of acoustic music featuring solo sets byShane Parish (Ahleuchatistas) and Anthony Pirog. A long time resident of the Appalachian town of Asheville, North Carolina, Shane Parish is the mastermind behind the cutting edge rock band Ahleuchatistas. Here he steps out with a remarkable and soulful acoustic solo project that digs deep into Appalachian roots. Taking classic old timey folk songs, Shane has abstracted them in utterly fascinating ways evoking the haunting and brooding world of the American South.
Anthony Pirog is making his mark on the guitar playing universe, one sonically enthralling, diversely influenced project after another. From his work on Janel and Anthony's “Where is Home," described in Guitar Player Magazine as “approachable experimentalism," to what AllMusic described as “pristinely executed rock guitar solos" with Skysaw, Anthony displays a “crystalline tone that’s immediately recognizable as his own" in his ever-evolving conception of how a guitar can sound.
For our third foray into electronics at Rhizome, we'll be building an Eyecillator, which is a small synthesizer/noise maker designed to be played using light and shadow as it's primary interface. Based on my most-popular production design, this rendition of the Eyecillator now sports a duophonic output for enhanced timbres, chirping choirs and other extended bouts of wackiness.
Designed for a wide audience, this class is equally suited for experienced makers, as well as those new to instrument building and sound creation. No previous electronics experience is needed and all materials will be provided.All materials are included in the workshop cost. In
addition to learning DIY electronics skills, you will leave with your own hand-built opto-synth.
LIME RICKEY INTERNATIONAL is born of noise and nation. She weeps.
She performs fictional future folk rituals using voice, movement and sonic manipulations.
Simeon Stylites is a musician concerned with the Byzantine.
Boris Willis and Matt Nolan use computer game technology to create their multidisciplinary performance works.
The first of two distinct programs of short experimental film and video works that were featured at Fields Festival 2016, re-screened here for the first time, and in the indoor comfort of Rhizome DC. The films featured are by local, national and international artists, and align with the unconventional and innovative spirit of Fields Festival. Co-curated by Margaret Rorison and Meredith Moore
Sonic Circuits Presents..
Biliana Voutchkova & Michael Thieke have worked together intensively within both compositional and improvisational methods since 2011 presenting their work in various festivals/concert series in Europe (Austria, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Bulgaria). They released their first album "Already there" on the Swiss label Flexion records. The music of the duo focuses on the detail in music, micro tonality, imagery and intensely dynamic, but often slowly moving soundscapes - chiseled beauty and expressive communication. Emerging from experimental and improvisational practices, it’s a virtuosity that puts a lens on the particles of sound within sounds. And through deconstruction of (traditionally conceived) instrumental tone, these granulated particles of sound became the material of a whole new world of music being created on the same old instruments.
NVS Trio - Electo-acoustic string trio comprised of Daniel Barbiero, Gary Rouzer and Jeff Surak
Maple House Collective presents..
Mia Zabelka, sound artist, violinist and vocalist from Vienna, with czech, jewish and french familial background, lives in the Austrian region of southern Styria. As an experimental musician and improviser she has developed a unique language based on the de- and reconstruction of the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the instrument using live electronic devices and innovative performance techniques.
A DC-based "audio brutalist" collective, BOAT BURNING explores unexpected connections between classical music, experimental and punk. Drawing from a dazzling array of jazz, postrock, experimental, hardcore, and classical musicians, founder Andras Fekete reconfigures Boat Burning to tackle different musical forms, from quiet ambient/psychedelia duos, to muscular avant chamber-rock ensembles, to full-on guitar orchestras, featuring 70+ guitars, cellos, violins and drums.
Literals: "A sonic experiment in drone, doom, and minimalism by Rebecca Mills and Matt Cohen."
Welcome one and welcome all to join us in celebrating the centennial of Dadaism! Several artists will be showing 2-D and 3-D art throughout the Rhizome space and we'll have a very special soiree on Saturday night december 17th. It will be a kind of re-imagination of the infamous Cabaret Voltaire! Performances will start at 7pm and happen throughout the night. There will be a costume contest!!! Get your creative pants on and make your costume as absurd as possible to win! The art show will be up from December 10th-31st so, be sure to check it out at any one of the awesome events happening at Rhizome if you can't come to the soiree!
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