Back to All Events

Day Eight Fundraiser and Book Release

Day Eight Fundraiser and Book Release - Come celebrate Day Eight and help support:

* The NEA-funded expanded e-book!
* The DC Arts Writing Fellowship!
* The Arts magazine Bourgeon!
* The DC Student Arts Writing Competition!


Featuring musical performances by (in order of appearance):
Gary Rouzer
BLK w Bear
Chris Videll (Tag Cloud)
Daniel Barbiero w/ Patrick Whitehead

 Gary Rouzer (amplified objects, cello, clarinet, field recordings) was born in Washington DC and works in the area between free improvisation and composition. His focus is on electro-acoustic sounds and the relation between musician and listener within the performance space while exploring noise, silence, texture, and abstract sound. He is an active member of the DC experimental music scene and has performed at Sonic Circuits, Electric Possible, Fringe Festival, Artomatic, and the Kennedy Center in addition to performances in Baltimore, NYC, Hamburg, and Berlin. “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker.

BLK w Bear: Following earlier loop and turntablism experiments during the 1970's and 80's with Louisville KY musical improvisation group STUTTER, now under his sound art pseudonym, BLK w/ BEAR, Washington DC-based artisan JS (Jim) Adams has created both temporal turntable installations and laptop compositions utilizing forced looping technique of altered vinyl recordings along with 'dead media' recording sources such as Mutoscope 'Voice-o-Graph' and Wilcox Gay 'Recordio' discs . CD and CD-R releases are available through queer musicians collective Kuma-Chan Records [San Francisco CA] . the acclaimed Rothko - BLK w/ BEAR collaboration Wish for a World without Hurt CD and BLK w/ BEAR fahrenheit_drafts limited edition 12-inch EP are available from Trace Recordings [UK] . BLK w/ BEAR is now a full-band effort of Adams [loops + pepared vinyl] Doug Poplin [cello + effects] PD Sexton [bass + effects + source electronics] and Renee Shaw [live video mix]

Chris Videll: As TAG CLOUD, Chris Videll has played solo drone/noise music under the name Tag Cloud since 2009 and has several releases on the Zeromoon and Found Tapes labels. He also collaborates regularly with Jim Adams and others in the dark ambient BLK TAG and with Gary Rouzer in the improv duo Lab Mice.

Daniel Barbiero: Daniel Barbiero (1958, New Haven CT USA) is a double bassist, sound artist and composer in the Washington DC area. He has been active in improvised and experimental music and dance in the Baltimore-Washington area as a performer, composer and ensemble leader. His music is informed by a substantial conceptual orientation and reflects his background in indeterminate composition as well as in modal and free improvisation. He is additionally interested in verbal, graphic and other non-standard methods of scoring for small ensembles. In addition to his music projects, he is a regular contributor to Avant Music News, Percorsi Musicali, Arteidolia and Perfect Sound Forever, and has served as an editor of the online arts journal Bourgeon. Tonight he’ll be joined by Patrick Whitehead on trumpet.


The Board of Directors of Day Eight includes Greg Luce, J.T. Kirkland, Ana Maria Rodriquez, Patrick Cavanaugh, Tim Mikulski, Kelly Ann Jacobson, Noah Peters, Robert Bettmann.

The mission of Day Eight is to empower individuals and communities to participate in the arts through the production, publication, and promotion of creative projects!

Thanks to 2016 funders: the Clark Winchlow Foundation, Humanities DC, the National Endowment for the Arts, DCRE Residential, Brink Media - and you!


Earlier Event: October 20
Women Uncorked
Later Event: October 23
Concert: John Dikeman Trio