Maple House Collective presents:
id m theft able
Tuesday December 13, 8pm, $10 suggested donation
Known for his insubordinate and virtuosic improvisational approach to electroacoustic music, Id M Theft Able's performances consist of stream-of-consciousness vocal technique, performative manipulations and gestures with collected objects, as well as the use of an amplified wire and wood sculpture that amasses echos, shrieks, crashes, and creaks -- assembling all manner of media sources. His works fit into an expansive visual universe and release history collected in mangdisc, an audiovisual label that serves as a vehicle for distribution (including a “found” series) that releases modest quantities of individualized works presented in whatever medium is available at the time. Recent releases have included A ♥ named Spooky (released as a cassette and OKcupid profile), Paying $10/hour to dig a hole in Monroe, and Jewel case for a Pussycat Dolls CD, sans disc, sits patiently in the dirt.
Shelly Purdy is a contemporary percussionist committed to performing and teaching experimental music. She performs with various ensembles including the percussion quartet Umbilicus, the science/music ensemble The Inverse Square Trio. Constantly pursuing new solo and ensemble repertoire, in partnerships with local composers, dancers, sculptors, and visual artists. Ms. Purdy’s passion for contemporary works has led to a vast array of opportunities including performances at Baltimore’s Artscape Festival, So Percussion’s Summer Institute, IFCP at Mannes, June in Buffalo, Make Music New York, The Live Wire Festival, and The Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale.
Purdy received her B.A. in Percussion Performance at UMBC, where she was a recipient of the Linehan Artist Scholar Award, and her Masters from the University at Buffalo where she studied with Tom Kolor of the Talujon percussion quartet. Ms. Purdy is currently teaching at Carroll Community College and performing in the Baltimore area.