From the Ground Up Yoga Series
Jun
9
to Jun 30

From the Ground Up Yoga Series

Sundays June 9,16,23,30 * 2:30-4pm * $40 * RSVP

From the Ground Up is a foundational series of workshop-style yoga classes for all levels. Students with no previous yoga experience will learn basics while those with an active practice will be offered nuanced instruction to fine-tune alignment and awareness. Blankets, blocks, and straps are available. Please bring your own mat and come dressed In comfortable clothing appropriate for movement. June 9, 16, 23, & 30th. Week 1 will focus on feet & legs. Week 2 will focus on hips. Week 3 will focus on back & core. Week 4 will focus on shoulders & neck.

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Off The Beaten Path Music Composition Workshops with Lewis Krauthamer
Jun
18
to Aug 6

Off The Beaten Path Music Composition Workshops with Lewis Krauthamer

Tuesdays June 18 - August 6 * 7-830pm * Ages 9&up * REGISTER

Participants are invited to compose and/or arrange music for ensemble, including keyboards, guitar, lap steel guitar, computer, voice, plus any other instruments made available by fellow participants. Discussion and collaboration will center on new, adventurous, unexplored compositional approaches, but all stylistic approaches are welcome. Participants’ compositions will be premiered and recorded at the end of the workshop, with possible inclusion in the Off the Beaten Path Music Series’ Fall 2019/Spring 2020 season.

Participants should have experience reading music, but no other theoretical/formal background is required. Participants are asked to attend weekly sessions consistently.

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Concert: Michaels+Ballou+Formanek+Kuhl / Dierker+Branch
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Michaels+Ballou+Formanek+Kuhl / Dierker+Branch

Thursday June 20 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Michaels/Ballou/Formanek/Kuhl - Derrick Michaels on saxophone, Dave Ballou on trumpet, Michael Formanek on bass, & Mike Kuhl on drum

John Dierker on reeds & Zack Branch on cello. These two are some of the most exciting improvisers in Baltimore, with a beautiful language they’ve developed together over years of duo performance.

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Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Performances: Laura Gede / Contacts / Headrest

Friday June 21 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Laura Gede is a director, writer, performer, and freelance production designer in the Baltimore/DC area. Her performance marks the culmination of a brief residency at Rhizome in which she will have finalized a self-published book of writing and created an immersive exhibition space styled to the tone of her written work. Her performance will involve live projected type-writing projected in the immersive space. The goal is to create a unique and performative voice with no voice at all; to create a space and a visual platform for words to move beyond their assigned meanings and for their shape and speed to become a story even beyond the words themselves.

Contacts - An interactive performance project by Isabella Pitman and Thomas Faison where the two weave together live calls and voicemails into a remixed web of conversations and missed connections.

Headrest is Tim Houston and Jake Finck; Experimental Ambient Music from Baltimore MD.

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Modular Meet-up
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Modular Meet-up

Saturday June 22 * 9am-noon * $5 suggested for the use of the space * RSVP

This event is an attempt to create a regular monthly meeting for people interested in Modular synthesis and to foster growth in a diverse and fast growing community of like minded individuals.

This event is open to everyone. From the novice to the advanced. Come to learn, share ideas and meet your peers. Get involved! Let’s grow a community!

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Concert: Pure Enchantment / Michael Potter / Jacob Sunderlin / Dura
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Concert: Pure Enchantment / Michael Potter / Jacob Sunderlin / Dura

Saturday June 22 * Doors@2 / Music@3 * $10 * TICKETS

Pure Enchantment - ecstatic fantasias & improv exotica for strings and percussion featuring Ed Wilcox, captain of Temple of Bon Matin, and Turner Williams of Ramble Tamble & ex-Guardian Alien.

Michael Potter is an OG Athens, GA head known for his pastoral solo psychedelic guitar excursions, his noise/psych collective The Electric Nature, collaborations with Crazy Doberman, and his prolific tape labels Null Zone and Garden Portal. For this tour he'll be playing sets of ambient, American Primitive-influenced solo guitar songs and improvisations.

Jacob Sunderlin is a teacher, poet, and guitar player currently living in Athens, GA via Lafayette, IN. His live sets are mainly composed of finger-picked guitar and lapsteel mixed with looped drones and ambient noises.

Dura is the ambient, low listening project of Mattson Ogg that blends natural guitar sounds, textures and other vibrations.The latest release 'Reverberation Hymns' meditates place as the world moves by.

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Concert: Barbiero+Bocci / Bourdon / Erica Benay Fallin
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Barbiero+Bocci / Bourdon / Erica Benay Fallin

Saturday June 22 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Since 2015, Daniel Barbiero (double bass; Silver Spring, USA) and Cristiano Bocci (live electronics and sound synthesis; Grosseto, Italy) have collaborated live and via internet. This is their debut public performance. Daniel Barbiero is an improvising double bassist who composes graphic scores and writes on music, art and related subjects. He is a regular contributor to Avant Music News, Arteidolia and Perfect Sound Forever. Cristiano Bocci plays electric and acoustic basses and theremin, and provides sound synthesis and live electronics. He collaborates on theater/dance and visual arts projects, and holds seminars on sound synthesis and its applications to improvisation in various music schools.

Bourdon (Takoma Park) - Progressive ambient multi instrumentalists Curt and Dani Seiss (aka Bourdon) create moody, minimalist soundscapes and colorful melodies with electronic and acoustic instruments.

Erica Benay Fallin (NOVA) creates intricate soundscapes with flute fed through a pedal chain.

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Workshop: It's 2039. Where's your podcast?
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: It's 2039. Where's your podcast?

Sunday June 23 * 10am-1pm * RSVP

Due to a lack of awareness about the fragility of digital files, podcasts are disappearing. Podcasters who attend this workshop will walk away with a basic knowledge of the history of podcast technology, the basics of archival preservation, and simple steps they can take to preserve their audio. We will review through the tools and techniques to prevent data loss before it’s too late, as well as “bake” these concepts into podcasters’ existing production workflows.

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Workshop: One Sentence At a Time, The Joys of Letter writing
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

Workshop: One Sentence At a Time, The Joys of Letter writing

Sunday June 23 * 4-530pm * $5-10 suggested * RSVP

We will discuss the letter writing experience. Learn how to pay careful attention to your thoughts by choosing the right words to express feelings.

During this workshop, you will:
-Understand the role letter writing plays in history and documenting historical and life events
-Discuss the joys and benefits of letter writing
-Identify letter writing formats
-Personalize your letter
-Discover helpful ways to expressiveness and find the right words
-Commit to a ritual and tradition of writing letters

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Concert: Empirical / Mikkel Ploug Trio
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: Empirical / Mikkel Ploug Trio

Sunday June 23 * 7pm * $10 * TICKETS

"Empirical are among the most admired and individual-sounding bands in contemporary jazz. […] As anyone who has heard the band live will know, their approach is so fresh and their sound so appealing that there’s never a dull moment. Much of this is down to the instrumentation of alto saxophone, vibraphone, bass and drums, which has the lightness and clarity to convey quite adventurous ideas without losing the listener along the way." (The Observer)

“Mikkel Ploug is the latest sensation in European jazz guitar with a personal voice and sound that shines.” La Vanguardia

Mikkel Ploug Trio is presented with support from the Embassy of Denmark.

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Move Move Collaborative Temporary Ensemble
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

Move Move Collaborative Temporary Ensemble

Monday June 24 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

The Move Move Collaborative is a temporary ensemble composed of performers from across North America and Europe. People come to Baltimore to train together, eat together, and create a performance together in eight days. All creative decisions are made by consensus. This is the third iteration of the temporary ensemble. This year, we are bringing the crew to Rhizome to create a site specific performance to close out time together. Movement participants include Orlando Johnson (Baltimore), Cristal Sabbagh (Chicago), Maggie Schneider (Baltimore), Matt Williams (Baltimore), Tabolt Johnson (Baltimore), Elise Knudson (NYC), Ashley Shey (DC), Laura Stokes (Pittsburgh), Peter Redgrave (Baltimore), David Serotte (Baltimore), Kate O’Brien (Baltimore/ UK), Andrea Carrion (Spain), Clara Jeanette (Montreal) and more! We will be joined by a world class improvised chamber ensemble -  Kamyar Asani, Tom Boram, Aquiles Holladay, Bonnie Lander, and Jamal Moore. This is a one night only celebration of possibility!!!

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Concert: Fanoplane / Joy on Fire / Sarah Hughes' Love Trio / Corey Thuro
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Fanoplane / Joy on Fire / Sarah Hughes' Love Trio / Corey Thuro

Friday June 28 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Fanoplane is an experimental music project led by Ted Zook (NS Design Omnibass strung as a basscello) and Bob Boilen (Arp synthesizer), host of NPR’s All Songs Considered. All performances are unscored, unrehearsed, and improvised extemporaneously on the spot.

Sarah Hughes (winds/electronics) joins with Kelton Norris (drums) and Steve Arnold (bass) to form Love Trio, a group that will be playing—appropriately enough—some amazing free jazz.

Joy on Fire - Always emphasizing the jump and chaotic saxophones of Anna Meadors, the relentless melee and rocketing guitars of John Paul Carillo, and the drums of Chris Olsen that clatter buildings across the street to pulp, Joy on Fire adds lyrics and vocals of poet Dan Gutstein, to help proclaim the group’s fundamental outrage and decency. Collectively, they hope to scotch the complacent dreams of many good people.

Corey Thuro is a musician, writer, and artist. For the past few years he has been living in Baltimore developing an original technique and voice for his primary instrument, the mandolin. Along with a dedicated self-guided study towards proficiency on the instrument he has invented and incorporated the use of new techniques, tunings, and ideas.

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Workshop: Introduction to Weaving
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Introduction to Weaving

Saturday June 29 * 10am-2pm * $25-45 sliding scale * REGISTER

This class is great for ages 6 and up (smaller hands may need adult assistance). You'll start with basic terminology, learn a few different weaving techniques, and leave the class with your own handwoven wall hanging. You'll have access to a variety of handspun yarns, handdyed wool locks, and other materials that make beautiful textures with even the most simple plain weave. All the tools and supplies you'll need are included, and you're welcome to bring anything else you'd like to incorporate, like ribbons, feathers, paper, fabric scraps.... You'll keep the tools you use (including cardboard loom and tapestry needle) so you can continue making pieces for yourself or for gifts. Additional yarn/fiber will be available for purchase after class.

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Jewish Ritual as Rebellion: Exhibition closing & artist talk with Naomi Rose Weintraub
Jun
29
4:00 PM16:00

Jewish Ritual as Rebellion: Exhibition closing & artist talk with Naomi Rose Weintraub

Saturday June 29 * 4-7pm * RSVP * EXHIBITION RUNS JUNE 23-30

הִנֵּה מַה טוב ומַה נָעִים שֶבֶת אַחִים גַם יָחַד
Hineh Mah tov umah na’im shevet achim gam yachad.
Here! What good! What sweetness! Siblings, friends and comrades sitting together!

When we embrace ritual, we stand in the threshold between / community and isolation, / sacred and profane, / this moment and our history.

Ritual is not just a veneration of what we hold dear, but a daily choice to build the world we choose to live in. By practicing and holding on to that which roots us in our dreams, values, and history we relinquish our role in upholding normalcy. Join this rebellion against all we have been told is inevitable.

This multimedia installation was first created for the Senior Thesis Art Show at Clark University in Worcester, MA. The installation combines hand-drawn animations, found-audio, and ritual objects.

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Concert: Sam Newsome / tba
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Sam Newsome / tba

Saturday June 29 * 8pm * $15 * TICKETS

New York-based saxophonist and composer Sam Newsome works primarily in the medium of solo saxophone, an approach through which he gained world-wide critical acclaim with the release of his 2009 recording Blue Soliloquy: Solo Works for Soprano Saxophone, which received a five-star review in Downbeat magazine. Many of the notes and sounds that comprise his compositions and improvisations are derived from his own personal sound palette of extended techniques: multi-phonics, flutter tonguing, percussive slap tonguing, soprano saxophone specific micro-tones, air sounds, key clicks, air hisses, acoustic sound manipulation, Tartini tones, and various forms of oral cavity manipulation. Newsome sees himself more along the lines of a visual artist who paints with notes and sounds rather than shapes and colors. “My music, “ says Newsome, “is a type of improvisatory art music in which jazz functions more as a resource than a musical genre to be interpreted with stylistic specificity.

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Concert: Church Shuttle / Tarpit / Patrick Cain
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Church Shuttle / Tarpit / Patrick Cain

Sunday June 30 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Church Shuttle - Crude, lawless, isolated, and cruel alien psychedelia. Releases on Nostilevo, No Rent, Anathema Archive, and Alien Passengers. One of the minds behind the venerable All Gone label.

Tarpit - Hazy abstractions and no-fi jams from Detroit. Tapes on Hanson, Green Records and Tapes, and some killer splits with Andrew Coltrane.

Patrick Cain is a sound and video artist currently residing in Washington D.C.

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Death Cafe
Jul
1
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe

Monday July 1 * 6:30-8:30pm * Free (small donation for the space encouraged)

SPACE IS LIMITED AND AN RSVP IS REQUIRED: HERE.

At a death cafe, people gather to eat cake, drink tea, and have a group discussion about death. The aim is to “increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.” What's on your mind about death and dying?
Coffee and desserts will be provided! This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
Discussion hosted by Sarah, founder of Death Positive DC and local end-of-life doula

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Puppet Lab
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Puppet Lab

Saturday July 6 * 10am-noon * $5-10 donation encouraged for the use of the space * RSVP

Puppet Lab’s purpose is to be a hub for all those interested in puppet theater who would benefit from:
boosting creative power
honing puppet-manipulation skills
cross-pollinating ideas
receiving feedback about works in progress
building local puppet community
More hands!

Puppet Lab will meet for 2hours (10am-12pm) Once every 2 months on first Saturdays unless otherwise notified. All levels of experience welcome! Come try it out! Please RSVP if you’re able, for our planning purposes, thanks.

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Concert: Sfyria Trio / Clinkman+Sudderberg+Heasly+McShane / Nik Francis+Steve Arnold Duo
Jul
8
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Sfyria Trio / Clinkman+Sudderberg+Heasly+McShane / Nik Francis+Steve Arnold Duo

Monday July 8 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Sfyria Trio is a free improvising band comprised of Sam Decker on saxophone, Charlie Kirchen on bass, and Matt Carroll on drums. Since its inception in December 2016, the group has refined its approach to improvisation, developing an idiom that incorporates elements from a wide range of musical perspectives. The evolution of the group’s sound is documented on two recordings: 2017's self-release, Opening, and The Rockefeller Concert, due out in spring 2019 on Astral Spirits.

Clinkman/Sudderberg/Heasly/McShane: This is what it sounds like when the band Spirits Having Fun plays free music. Clinkman (Gtr) & Sudderberg (Drums) of Ken Vandermark's Marker + McShane (Gtr) & Heasly (Bass) of Creative Healing.

Nik Francis (drums) / Steve Arnold (bass) - Creative improvised music from this duo of free-thinking DC cats

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Concert: Hollow Deck / Majid Araim / RheBird
Jul
9
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Hollow Deck / Majid Araim / RheBird

Tuesday July 9 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Hollow Deck "Western Mass’s most exciting live band.... a masterpiece of strange familiarities.... Using a large array of instruments — banjo, gourd banjo, fiddle, guitar, tenor sax clarinet, flute, drum machine, etc. — the duo of Mia Friedman and Andy Allen easily transcends any real or imaginary boundaries of what’s possible to do with just four hands. The results are as amazing as they are hard to categorize." - Byron Coley

Majid Araim, born 1985, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, curator, and a fixture of the Atlanta improvisation and new music communities. Majid's prolific work as a composer focuses on resonance and dynamics, experimental approaches, and is oriented towards the natural world and fantasy realms.

RHeBird (pronounced raybird) (Nova) free improvised and experimental versions of old time fiddle tunes.

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Concert: Cyrus Pyreh / Matthew Daher / Dura
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Cyrus Pyreh / Matthew Daher / Dura

Friday July 12 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Cyrus Pireh As a composer, Cyrus' works involve sign manipulation with the purpose of keeping the interpretive field open. As a guitarist, Cyrus seeks the limits of the body and the self as a pathway to transcendence parallel to the quotidian. As an anarchist, Cyrus actively works to dismantle hierarchy and to heal the damages done by industry's division of people into performers and audience; producers and consumers. In music, it is not possible to obstruct one sound with another. All sounds combine to create one harmony. Humans in harmony liberate each other.

Matthew Daher (Detroit): Vocals/acoustic drums processed and blended with lush textures, triggering other sonic events at varying degrees of randomness. A song-structured web of intended and unintended sonic consequences emerges. The ever-shifting nature of those limits. An analogy in sound for these human predicaments.

Dura is the ambient, low listening project of Mattson Ogg that blends natural guitar sounds, textures and other vibrations.The latest release 'Reverberation Hymns' meditates place as the world moves by. Out now via Garden Portal.

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Modular Meet-up
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Modular Meet-up

Saturday July 13 * noon-3pm * $5 suggested for the use of the space * RSVP

This event is an attempt to create a regular monthly meeting for people interested in Modular synthesis and to foster growth in a diverse and fast growing community of like minded individuals.

This event is open to everyone. From the novice to the advanced. Come to learn, share ideas and meet your peers. Get involved! Let’s grow a community!

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Concert: Bill Orcutt / Bonnie Jones
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Bill Orcutt / Bonnie Jones

Saturday July 13 * 8pm * $15 * TICKETS

Inspired by seeing Muddy Waters in The Last Waltz, BILL ORCUTT began playing the guitar as a teenager in Miami. In 1992, he formed the band Harry Pussy with his wife, Cuban/American drummer and vocalist Adris Hoyos. The group recorded three LPs and toured the US frequently, often in support of indie bands like Sonic Youth and Sebadoh. Their music, which drew from American no wave, hardcore punk and free jazz was influential and "served as a progenitor for the Noise movement." In 1997 the band dissolved and the couple divorced. Orcutt moved to San Francisco and took a long hiatus from music, returning in 2009, with an LP of solo guitar entitled A New Way To Pay Old Debts which was well received, ranking third of 2009 in the Wire magazine's annual "Rewind" list. His follow-up release How The Thing Sings was similarly praised, reaching number 3 on NPR's The Best Outer Sound Albums Of 2011. Since 2009, Orcutt has toured often appearing at festivals in the US and Europe, including Hopscotch, Incubate, Le Nouveau Festival du Centre Pompidou, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Donau and Big Ears. "Beautifully messy, fractured and fragmented and utterly inimitable, guitarist Bill Orcutt lays gentle waste to the canon of American song on his self-titled release." -PopMatters

BONNIE JONES is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text. Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. Bonnie creates improvised and composed text-sound performances that explore the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken, visual). She is interested in how people perceive, “read” and interact with these sounds and texts given our current technological moment. Bonnie has received commissions from the London ICA and has presented her work in the US, Europe, and Asia and collaborates frequently with writers and musicians. She received her MFA at the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

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Concurrency: Performances by Rex Delafkaren / Naty Tea / Rosalynd Safari / div0id / MaestroA / Zam Quartz
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Concurrency: Performances by Rex Delafkaren / Naty Tea / Rosalynd Safari / div0id / MaestroA / Zam Quartz

Saturday July 20 * 8pm * $10+ * TICKETS

CONCURRENCY is an evening of performances exploring the simultaneous nature of experience. While CONCURRENCY in computing describes parallel execution, the artists involved also explore the interactions between: existence, articulation, and action; the material and virtual; the past, future, and present; the conscious and subconscious.CONCURRENCY is interested in the complexity of language: What is lost in translation and what is added? What power is exerted in choosing words to begin with? What are the limits of text and the possibilities of sound and the body's syntax?

FEATURING: Rex Delafkaren: "movement and objects", Naty Tea: "la bruxa de tu subconsciente", Rosalynd Safari: "deepness of the Divine Feminine", div0id: "a surreal reflection on transness through the medium of drag", MaestroA: "non-binary kink arias", Zam Quartz: "honeyed decadance and petaled precision."

Proceeds benefit DC DYKE MARCH Core Partners: Empower DC, HIPS, ONE DC, No Justice No Pride.

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Concert: Vezhlivy Otkaz aka Polite Refusal
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Vezhlivy Otkaz aka Polite Refusal

Wednesday June 19 * 8pm * $15 * TICKETS

Direct from Russia - their 1st USA shows in 20 years! First-ever Washington DC show! Collusion!!

Vezhlivy Otkaz, which means “polite refusal” in English, is one of the most original and erratic rock bands in Russia. It was formed in 1985 with a then-popular reggae/ska blend. Since then, they have gone through numerous stylistic changes, flirting with everything from free jazz to Russian folk. Their sound, however, has always been unique and immediately recognizable. Roman Suslov’s rhythmic guitar work and unusual high-pitched vocals gives VO’s music a precisely constructed, crystal-clear sound that is completely devoid of any of the extra noise so typical of rock-n-roll. The sound is so well organized that sounds almost academic. Pavel Karmanov joins the tour. Current lineup: guitar / keyboards / bass / drums + vocals quartet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgpSZ1nF0e8

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Concert: David Murray+Kahil El'Zabar Duo
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

Concert: David Murray+Kahil El'Zabar Duo

Sunday June 16 * 5pm * $20 * OUTDOOR SHOW * TICKETS

For many, David Murray is already a jazz legend, for the number of albums recorded, concerts performed, and awards garnered, with a Grammy, Guggenheim, and Danish JazzPar Prize, among them. Murray was also an original founding member of the iconic World Saxophone Quartet.

Kahil El’Zabar has been leading his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble in various trio configurations for over 40 years. A former Chairman of the internationally acclaimed, AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), Dr. Kahil El’Zabar is considered one of the most prolific innovators of his generation. In 2012, President Obama awarded Zabar the International Ambassador’s Award in the Arts. In 2014, Dr. El’Zabar was knighted and christened by the Counsel General of France. El’Zaber has worked with such musical luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Pharoah Sanders, and many others.

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Seventh Stanine Festival
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Seventh Stanine Festival

Saturday June 15 * 2-11pm * $20 * TICKETS

The Caribbean/Chad Clark & Erin Nelson (Beauty Pill)/Jon Mueller/Jon Camp/Mariage Blanc/Ian Epps/Kamyar Arsani/Tristan Welch/Loudon-Cohen Duo/Mary Battiata and Little Pink/Tone/Jeanne Vomit-Terror/Mike Shiflet & Michael Bernstein, plus DJ's Marc Masters and Jim Thomson

Also:
Beer by 3 Stars Brewing
The Tetrocosa Room (see seventhstanine.com for more details)

Full schedule here

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DC Jazz Festival: The William Hooker Trio
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

DC Jazz Festival: The William Hooker Trio

Friday June 14 * 8pm * $15 * TICKETS

The William Hooker Trio
William Hooker - drums
Ben Goldberg - trombone
Jair Parker Wells - bass

“William Hooker is an artistic whole, a vast circle of vision and execution. A body of uninterrupted work beginning in the mid-seventies defines him as one of the most important composers and players in jazz.” - Thomas Stanley, SIGNAL TO NOISE

Presented in partnership with DC Jazz Festival

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Concert: Unicorns in the Snow / Anna Azizzy / It Foot, It Ears / To Be Sure
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Unicorns in the Snow / Anna Azizzy / It Foot, It Ears / To Be Sure

Thursday June 13 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Unicorns in the Snow is Julia Vering of Kansas City. Their new piece,The Understudy, is an evolving experimental multimedia performance piece that follows a narrator on a tour of different spaces through magical rocks, interactive projections of animated plastic canvas, and immersive video of corn fields and abandoned industrial structures of Kansas City. The work feature collaborations with adults with early stage dementia as narrators, dancers, and actors via video projections while Vering plays processed accordion and synth pedals. Vering hopes to engage both the audience and collaborators in meaning-making and to inspire further collaborations with individuals with disabilities.

Anna Azizzy is a performance artist, video artist and experimental musician from Pittsburgh. Her performance work has includes Gay Foley, Your Name in Corn and Ode to Oksana. She graduated from Carnegie Melon with a the self determined major of Experimental Theater and Sculptural Performance.

It Foot, It Ears is a chamber/garage music duo creating intricate micro-studies in rhythm and texture. Their music plays against the expectations of the humdrum instrumentation of electric guitar and drums — while also celebrating its history. They’ve developed performance practices that embrace microtonality, isorhythm and polyrhythm, extended techniques, prepared instruments, and punk rock.

To Be Sure is a project focused on performing and commissioning accessible solo marimba work, innovative chamber music, and general percussive nonsense. To Be Sure is community driven and focused on bringing engaging chamber music to unexpected places.

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Concert: The Unknown Sound Collective / Dykes&Young / Human Person / Pen Palindrome
Jun
10
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: The Unknown Sound Collective / Dykes&Young / Human Person / Pen Palindrome

Monday June 10 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

The unknown sound collective is an experimental multimedia collective organized by mourning dove (elena botts). Featuring members Evan, mourning dove, Theo Krantz, and Human Person.

Dykes and Young, the duo of bassist Laura Dykes (Austin, TX) and violinist Jeffrey Young (Boston, MA), makes meditative, ecstatic, acoustic music grounded in deep listening. Beginning with improvisation in spaces with special atmospheres and acoustics, they create musical structures that over time become fixed compositions.

Pen Palindrome is the solo project of Virginia-native, Ava Mirzadegan. Her songs function as a sort of roadmap for finding joy while experiencing grief and anxiety.

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Brazil in DC Mixer
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Brazil in DC Mixer

Saturday June 8 * 2-5pm * $5 suggested

This event is co-presented by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Takoma Radio. As we look forward to a program about Brazil at the 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, we want to connect with people participating and interested in Brazilian music and culture in the D.C. area. There will be activities for children, Brazilian appetizers, and a chance to engage with fellow community members. From 4 to 5 p.m. we will host a round-table discussion with leaders from several Brazilian cultural organizations, from capoeira to samba, to maracatu.

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Claire Rousay Performance Residency - Claire Rousay / Jacob Wick / Michael Foster
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Claire Rousay Performance Residency - Claire Rousay / Jacob Wick / Michael Foster

Friday June 7 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Claire Rousay / Michael Foster / Jacob Wick - solo, duo, and trio sets

Claire Rousay is a Canadian-American improvisor, drummer, and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Drawn to improvisation by a desire to free their percussion practice from the constraints of conventional timekeeping, Rousay explores the emotional overlap of rhythm, speed, and texture as both a soloist and participant in creative partnerships that span North America. Drawing liberatory power and ethical commitment from queer theory, Rousay's improvisational style employs a critique of the relationship between masculinity and percussion.

Michael Foster is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist utilizing extensive preparations of his saxophone, augmenting it with amplification, objects, balloons, drum heads, vibrators, tapes, and samples as a method of subverting and queering the instrument’s history and traditional roles.

Jacob Wick is an improviser, writer, and artist. His work is dedicated to and informed by queer feelings and queer politics. As an improviser and trumpet player, he has performed in a variety of contexts, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Kennedy Center, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC). He has performed with Matana Roberts, Andrea Neumann, Gerald Cleaver, Katherine Young, Judith Hamann, Toshimaru Nakamura, and others.

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MicroCinema: Not About A Riot by Malaika Clements
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

MicroCinema: Not About A Riot by Malaika Clements

Thursday June 6 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Using footage from the week of unrest popularly coined “The Baltimore Uprising”, filmmaker Malaika Aminata documents a city’s response to the death of Freddie Gray. Through music, movement, and art, spirits are stirred, shackles are unchained, and a community comes together. This is the story the media didn’t show; Not About A Riot.

Zimbabwe born, Atlanta raised, Baltimore taught, and universally influenced; Malaika Aminata Clements is a visionary whose ultimate purpose is to promote understanding through creative expression. In 2013 she graduated from Morgan State University with a degree in Print Journalism, and has since spearheaded projects that use multi-media storytelling to share narratives that are often overlooked. Malaika has worked in the capacity of curator, artist, and liaison for nonprofit, independent, and cooperate organizations such as Jubilee Arts, Red Bull Amaphiko, Luminous Intervention, Light City, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, and in 2016 received Baltimore City Paper's best of Award for counter mass media documentary, Not About a Riot.

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Claire Rousay Performance Residency: Claire Rousay+Sarah Hughes+Zack Branch / Leo Suarez+Madam Data / Weeks/Dierker/andRedgrave
Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

Claire Rousay Performance Residency: Claire Rousay+Sarah Hughes+Zack Branch / Leo Suarez+Madam Data / Weeks/Dierker/andRedgrave

Wednesday June 5 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Claire Rousay/Sarah Hughes/Zack Branch Trio
Leo Suarez+Madam Data Duo
Weeks/Dierker/andRedgrave

Claire Rousay is a Canadian-American improvisor, drummer, and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Drawn to improvisation by a desire to free their percussion practice from the constraints of conventional timekeeping, Rousay explores the emotional overlap of rhythm, speed, and texture as both a soloist and participant in creative partnerships that span North America. Drawing liberatory power and ethical commitment from queer theory, Rousay's improvisational style employs a critique of the relationship between masculinity and percussion.

Sarah Hughes is an alto saxophonist, composer, and music educator from Pasadena, Maryland. She is a free improviser who enjoys creating within and on top of many genre frameworks including jazz, swing, blues, folk pop, and rock. Sarah has toured Sweden as part of their first annual Women in Jazz Festival, and has shared the bill, opening for great free improvisers such as Joe Morris, Nicole Mitchell, Fay Victor, William Parker, Hamid Drake, and Ken Vandermark. She performs regularly in solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble formats at such local venues as Rhizome, An Die Musik, and Mobtown Ballroom. She serves as adjunct faculty at Towson University and McDaniel College.

A recent transplant from Tampa, FL to Philadelphia, drummer/improvisor Leo Suarez has been performing, recording and touring within various rock contexts, as well as in many different experimental and improvised settings. Suarez is well-known in FL for his work with MeatWound, Career, Glass Tongue Trio, and composer Elizabeth Baker, and with his move to Philadelphia, has been working on new collaborations with Jack Wright, Madam Data, and Taiwan Housing Project as well as a duo with Polish saxophone player Paulina Owczarek. Suarez has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively with 4AD indie-rock group wMerchandise, and continues to stay active on the road with Nude Tayne, Taiwan Housing Project and his new trio TONED (with Nathan Corder, and Tom Weeks). On top of being an active musician, Suarez also books and organizes small-scale improvised music concerts in Philadelphia.

Ada Adhiyatma is a musician who explores machine interfaces and the embodied idea of distance. Working with handmade computer programs, field recordings and old samplers, they fantasize about sound as a way to echolocate spaces defined by separations, the trauma of dislocation, the impossibility of empathy. Ada's performance personas in Philadelphia include the apocalyptic insect noise purveyor Madam Data, and various component identities of sci fi noise-thrash quintet OOLOI and the environmental improvisation duo 'place'. They also produce a podcast of discarded sound called The Floating World.

Weeks/Dierker/andRedgrave - Khristian Weeks, Peter Redgrave, and John Dierker, all of Baltimore, supposedly collaborating in a “musical” way. We’ll see it when we believe it.

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Claire Rousay Performance Residency: Claire Rousay / M.W. Vessel / Nava Levenson "Jar Opening"
Jun
4
8:00 PM20:00

Claire Rousay Performance Residency: Claire Rousay / M.W. Vessel / Nava Levenson "Jar Opening"

Tuesday June 4 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Claire Rousay is a Canadian-American improvisor, drummer, and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Drawn to improvisation by a desire to free their percussion practice from the constraints of conventional timekeeping, Rousay explores the emotional overlap of rhythm, speed, and texture as both a soloist and participant in creative partnerships that span North America. Drawing liberatory power and ethical commitment from queer theory, Rousay's improvisational style employs a critique of the relationship between masculinity and percussion.

M.W. Vessel is a first time improvisation between Chris Sies, Sam Cooper, Chris Mathews, and Corey Thuro.

Nava Levenson will host A Jar Opening which is an event or art happening in which a jar of studio dirt is opened collectively with the intention of analyzing and documenting the contents. Her ongoing project, Studio Dirt, investigates discarded matter from different artist's practices. She has been collecting jars of studio dirt and scrap from emerging artists for almost a year now. She has been hosting 'Jar Openings' where she opens the jar with community members and host a dialogue on its contents. Through this series of archeological digs, she is collecting data and documentation for a future publication highlighting the processes of emerging artists.

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Claire Rousay / Tristan Welch / Cash Sellout
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00

Claire Rousay / Tristan Welch / Cash Sellout

Monday June 3 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Claire Rousay solo set on cymbals — Claire Rousay is a Canadian-American improvisor, drummer, and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Drawn to improvisation by a desire to free their percussion practice from the constraints of conventional timekeeping, Rousay explores the emotional overlap of rhythm, speed, and texture as both a soloist and participant in creative partnerships that span North America. Drawing liberatory power and ethical commitment from queer theory, Rousay's improvisational style employs a critique of the relationship between masculinity and percussion.

Tristan Welch is an experimental musician / artist from northern Virginia that creates sonic soundscapes with his guitar which incorporates loops that are drenched in reverb, delay, and distortion. He likes to call his compositions; heavy ambient movements.

Cash Sellout QTPOC experimental electropunk supergroup filled with manic god delusions, imaginary stalkers, marxist higher consciousness, and girls yelling

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Queering Sound: Claire Rousay / BLK w/ Bear / Renee Shaw+Gwynne Davis / Stanton.PSmith.Paluch.Wall / Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo / John Lee Bird / Small Craft
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Queering Sound: Claire Rousay / BLK w/ Bear / Renee Shaw+Gwynne Davis / Stanton.PSmith.Paluch.Wall / Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo / John Lee Bird / Small Craft

QUEERING SOUND : SAUT DANS LE VIDE
Leap into the Void, Yves Klein, 1960

SUNDAY 02 JUNE 2019 // 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM // $10.00 advance sales + at the door

Proceeds to benefit CASA RUBY + HIPS

The 19th annual staging of performance, sound // digital arts, and spoken word focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, post-gender-identified, queer artisans and supportive allies.

CLAIRE ROUSAY (LIVE PERFORMANCE) // BLK w/BEAR + GUESTS (LIVE PERFORMANCE) // VJ POPPINS (LIVE VIDEO MIX) + GWYNNE DAVIS (MUSIC) // NEW COLLABORATION + LIVE PERFORMANCE : BEV STANTON | WINSTON PSMITH | CHRISTINE PALUCH | JOE BELKNAP WALL // FABRIZIO MODONESE PALUMBO + JOHN LEE BIRD (DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS) // SMALL CRAFT (DIGITAL CONTRIBUTOR)

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Festival: Spirits Rise - Astral Spirits in Washington DC
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Festival: Spirits Rise - Astral Spirits in Washington DC

Saturday June 1 * 5-11pm * $20 * TICKETS

June starts with a longform Saturday blowout. SPIRITS RISE: ASTRAL SPIRITS in Washington DC
Focusing on The New Wave of Heavy Free Jazz and other Electronic & Experimental Oddities, Astral Spirits (sister label to Monofonus Press) has been releasing cassettes and LP's since September 2014.

SPIRES THAT IN THE SUNSET RISE

BRANDON LOPEZ

CLAIRE ROUSAY

ANCESTRAL DUO

CRAZY DOBERMAN

COY FISH

FIELD/VIDIC

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Puppet Lab
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Puppet Lab

Saturday June 1 * 10am-noon * $5-10 donation encouraged for the use of the space * RSVP

Puppet Lab’s purpose is to be a hub for all those interested in puppet theater who would benefit from:
boosting creative power
honing puppet-manipulation skills
cross-pollinating ideas
receiving feedback about works in progress
building local puppet community
More hands!

Puppet Lab will meet for 2hours (10am-12pm) Once every 2 months on first Saturdays unless otherwise notified. All levels of experience welcome! Come try it out! Please RSVP if you’re able, for our planning purposes, thanks.

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Films and Music in Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Walt Whitman's Birth
May
31
9:00 PM21:00

Films and Music in Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Walt Whitman's Birth

Friday May 31 * 9pm * $10 suggested * TICKETS

Part of Washington, D.C.'s city-wide festival (walt200.org) on the exact 200th birthday of the famous poet who was born on May 31, 1819. An evening of short films including the debut of a poetic trilogy by local filmmaker H. Paul Moon, followed by a live performance by experimental/improvisational musicians responding to silent films and live readings of Whitman poetry. Also on the program is a film essay exploring highlights of Whitman's poetry in cinema and television history, along with several new one-minute visual settings of "Poets to Come," created by local film students, in tribute to Whitman's prescient vision of more diverse generations after his time.

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Concert: Jason Kahn+Joe Baiza / Maslo
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Jason Kahn+Joe Baiza / Maslo

Thursday May 30 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Jason Kahn is a musician, artist and writer. He was born 1960 in New York and grew up in Los Angeles. He re-located to Europe in 1990 and is currently based in Zürich. As an electronic musician, vocalist, drummer and guitarist Kahn collaborates regularly with many musicians, both in improvised settings and in the context of graphical scores which he composes for specific groups.

Joe Baiza is a punk rock and jazz guitarist whom Eugene Chadbourne cites as one of the most noteworthy guitarists to emerge from the Southern California punk rock milieu. Baiza is a founding member of the bands Saccharine Trust, Universal Congress Of, and The Mecolodiacs. Currently, he is in the reunited Saccharine Trust as well as the improvisational unit Unknown Instructors with former Minutemen Mike Watt and George Hurley.

Maslo is the project of Maria Shesiuk. Synth based, theatrical, cinematic, bizarre pop. Haunting, melodic, beautiful and at times frightening. Wobbly with elements of improvisation. Foggy, ghostlike.

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Workshop: Write Your Own Obituary
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Write Your Own Obituary

Wednesday May 29 * 630-830 pm * $10 * Pre-registration is required. (Space is limited to 16 people.)

During the workshop, we will:
-Learn about the history of obits and the current state of obits
-Share and read fun, moving, or unique obits. If you want to bring an obit to share, please do!
-Write our own obits (I'll provides some guided writing exercises as well as time for free writing)
-Rewrite our obits (optional -- what do we wish they said?)
-Share our obits/rewritten obits and discuss how writing our own obit helps us reflect on our lives and our legacies and perhaps inspire us to reprioritize our lives in an effort to live more fully. Can we hold on to these obits for a year (or more) and revisit them as a way to see how we have changed? Sharing is always optional!

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Concert: Born Dad / Gabbie Rotts / Company Calls
May
28
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Born Dad / Gabbie Rotts / Company Calls

Tuesday May 28 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Born Dad is a gaggle of queer folks who live in DC. Born Dad's music discusses identities and experiences that can be hard to find represented in ~mainstream music~. Their songs make people laugh, cry, dance, and sing along.

Gabbie Rotts is a grudge pop band based in Atlanta, GA. Dolly Parton is their patron saint. Immersive Atlanta said the band's 2017 EP "is a liberating sing-along anthem you want to scream as you’re burning pictures of your ex in the backyard." Members of the band have actually burned pictures of their exes and found it to be a cleansing if not sacred experience.

Company Calls is a DC-based poppy punk-loving indie rock band 🤘❤️🤘

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Concert: Nadah El Shazly with Luke Stewart / Bushmeat
May
27
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Nadah El Shazly with Luke Stewart / Bushmeat

Monday May 27 * 8pm * $15 * TICKETS

Multiflora Productions presents Nadah El Shazly in duo with Luke Stewart. Opening set by Bushmeat.

"Nadah el Shazly is part of a burgeoning underground music scene in Egypt that has been rightly garnering more and more interest of late. Having started out in music in a Cairo punk band singing Misfits covers, El Shazly gradually moved into homemade electronic music before alighting on the mystical hybrid between rock, avant-garde music and electronica that forms the core of Ahwar (“marshlands” in Arabic). With Libyan guitarist Sam Shalabi and fellow Cairo native Maurice Louca (both members of The Dwarfs Of East Agouza with Alan Bishop) adding their prodigious talents to the fray, El Shazly has joined together past and present to position herself at the forefront of the new North African music scene." - Joseph Burnett, The Quietus

LUKE STEWART (DC) has emerged as one of the most exciting young bassists on the improvised music scene on the east coast. Based in Washington, DC, he plays regularly in New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and has toured in Europe. He has gained considerable exposure playing with the James Brandon Lewis Trio and he also leads or co-leads his own projects including Ancestral Duo with Jamal Moore and Heart of the Ghost with Ian McColm and Jarrett Gilgore. As a solo artist, he has composed a series of improvisational structures for upright bass and amplifier, utilizing the resonant qualities of the instrument to explore new sounds. He has also been integral to the literary jazz group Heroes Are Gang Leaders.

Bushmeat
Dr. Thomas Stanley’s electroBush, improvised electronic sound art and words designed to emancipate the listener from archaic and destructive tendencies and beliefs.

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Don’t Let Me Be Lost To You: Early 20th Century Near Eastern Musics in New York City
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Don’t Let Me Be Lost To You: Early 20th Century Near Eastern Musics in New York City

Sunday May 26 * 7pm $10 TICKETS

At the height of immigration to the United States 100 years ago, a wave of people from the collapsing Ottoman Empire and settled in the U.S. At the same time, the burgeoning record industry in an around New York City radically hastened the distribution of dissemination of musical cultures and documented thousands of performances by performers from present-day Turkey, Syria, Armenia, Lebanon, Egypt, and Greece within the U.S. And then, for a half-century, those recordings were neglected. Who were these musicians? Where did they go? How did their work affect America?

Ian Nagoski’s talk-and-record-listening conference illuminates a world-within-a-world of a musical culture as it developed over two generations, reveling in the specific and presenting little-heard masterpieces. It is an exploration of the details of artistic expressions of immigrants and the social realities of a “nation of immigrants” and its ambivalences concerning who matters and who gets remembered.

"Nagoski is a Walter Benjamin visionary, using his collection of 78s to hallucinate a history that actually happened but which remains hidden beneath official dogma and nationalisms.” - Marcus Boon, the Wire

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Opening Reception: Justice Arts Coalition presents Becoming Free
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception: Justice Arts Coalition presents Becoming Free

Saturday, May 25 * 7-10pm * Suggested donation $10-20 * RSVP

The opening reception kicks off a month-long exhibit of works by incarcerated artists, running May 25-June 22, 2019. The event will include works by multiple artists, and an evening of live music, readings of poetry written by people in prison, a short film screening, and refreshments. Proceeds directly benefit the artists and the launch of the Justice Arts Coalition as a 501c3 nonprofit. Art for sale!

“The ideas are starting to form into a tangible, living thing. At this point, I am no longer myself, no longer in prison, but an active participant in a conversation that has been going on for the length of human history. A conversation that can trace its roots back to the first markings on cave walls. I am filled with a desire to express my experience of life in a way that will transcend my own life. This is what art is about for me. And I love it. This love sustains me through all the ups and downs that come with making something that has never been made before.” From the essay “Becoming Whole,” by Tomás, one of the exhibiting artists

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Modular Meet-up
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Modular Meet-up

Saturday May 25 * Noon - 3pm * $5 suggested for the use of the space * RSVP

This event is an attempt to create a regular monthly meeting for people interested in Modular synthesis and to foster growth in a diverse and fast growing community of like minded individuals. This event is open to everyone. From the novice to the advanced. Come to learn, share ideas and meet your peers. Get involved! Let’s grow a community!

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Concert: Antonia / Big Bend / a&h
May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Antonia / Big Bend / a&h

Wednesday May 22 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Antonia is the solo electronic pop-confessional project of DC’s Adriana-Lucia Cotes.

Big Bend's primary songwriter is Nathan Phillips, an Ohio native. His mother–daughter of a 12-tone composer–wrote music and sang in operas and musicals in Mansfield, where Phillips grew up playing piano. Her voice is featured on Radish, Big Bend's second release and first non-instrumental recording. In addition to his solo keyboard and vocal work, Phillips has supported bands like Julianna Barwick, Qasim Naqvi, and, as a member of Youngstown's The Building, The War On Drugs.

a&h is the project of NYC-based, folk and ambient saxophonist/improviser, Craig Schenker. He's collaborated in projects ranging from quiet musings of introspective chamber rock trio, Arclyte to minimalist accompaniment for Megan Chu's dance choreography. An active member of instrumental noise group, Drunken Sufis, and one third of free-jazz trio, M/S/T, Schenker is completing a solo saxophone album fusing ambient soundscapes and folk traditions, recorded at a month-long residency in Marquette, Nebraska.

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Concert: Kjostad / Public Shallows / Farrowing / Orchid Light / Arab Dad
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: Kjostad / Public Shallows / Farrowing / Orchid Light / Arab Dad

Tuesday May 21 * 7pm * $10 * TICKETS

Kjostad - Stefan Aune of Breaking the Will, Form Hunter, Action/Discipline, and more. Environment Electronics from Ithaca, NY. Recent releases on Dead Gods, Prime Ruin, and his own New Forces label. “Expertly paced harsh noise and field recordings”.

Public Shallows - Harsh atmospherics and sneering tape manipulation from the twisted mind behind Radiator Greys.

Farrowing - Sheet metal abuse from Washington, DC. First show.

Orchid Light - Chicanx noise baby from Hell-A.

DJ Arab Dad - Get ur freak on.

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Concert: Orfeia plus Bulgarian Vocal Workshop participants
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Concert: Orfeia plus Bulgarian Vocal Workshop participants

Sunday May 19 * 4pm * $10 / $5 for kids / $20 per family * TICKETS

DC’s Balkan vocal ensemble ORFEIA will present a family-friendly concert. Also featuring traditional Bulgarian songs performed by participants in this month’s Bulgarian vocal workshops at Rhizome.

Orfeia is a woman’s vocal ensemble dedicated to preserving and sharing traditional music from Bulgaria and Eastern Europe. Orfeia’s repertoire spans the rich and diverse musical heritage of Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia and their neighbors. From traditional to sacred and from the Middle Ages to modern day, the captivating sounds of the Balkans are given voice through lush harmonies, unusual dissonances and vocal ornaments, unique rhythms, village songs, custom songs with overlapping lines, antiphonal songs with drones, seasonal music, dance music, and children’s songs.

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