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Concert/Opening/Artist Talk - Morgan Evans-Weiler/Andy Hayleck, Luke Stewart/Layne Garrett, Echolalia

Morgan Evans-Weiler will be in residency at Rhizome from August 1-8 showcasing his installation Structures: Glass. Join us for an artist talk about the installation, as well as a performance featuring Morgan on violin and electronics. Morgan will be joined by Andy Hayleck (Baltimore), and the duo will be accompanied by the installation as well. Also performing Luke Stewart/Layne Garrett, and Echolalia.

Morgan Evans-Weiler/Andy Hayleck
Luke Stewart/Layne Garrett

WHEN: Friday August 5 - doors at 730, performances start at 8
WHERE: Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW DC
COST: $10 suggested donation

Morgan Evans-Weiler is a Boston based sound artist, composer, performer, curator and educator whose work includes ensemble and solo compositions, improvisations, sound installations, drawings, concert curation, production and ensemble direction. Exploring the realms of contingency and environment, Evans-Weiler’s works examine the process of change and the inherent creativity that exists as a precondition of our physical and temporal experience. He uses objects, psychoacoustic phenomena, stasis, stillness and our sense of place as compositional material to explore our environmental experience of space and time.

Evans-Weiler maintains a busy performance schedule and has performed throughout the United States. As an ensemble director, he has worked closely with composers Seth Cluett, Sarah Hennies and Mike Bullock and has presented and performed works by John Cage, Anders Dahl, Magnus Granberg, and Jurg Frey. As an improvisor, he has shared the stage with Dave Gross, Bhob Rainey, Dafne Vincent-Sandoval and Andrew Eisenberg among many others. His recent album ‘Violin/Sine’ was called ‘transfixing’ by writer Steve Smith and included in the Boston Globe’s list of ‘Best Local Classical Albums of 2015’

Evans-Weiler produces and curates events throughout Boston and releases CD’s and tapes on his ‘Individual Lines’ imprint.

Electro-acoustic composer and instrumentalist Andy Hayleck is a quiet storm of the Baltimore experimental music scene, a virtuoso of sound whose range of highly developed projects and approaches is dizzying - spanning everything from jazz and ska guitar to musique concrete and the invention of new instruments and electro-acoustic systems. Hayleck "enjoy[s] collaborating with animate and inanimate objects." In the animate realm, he has worked with free improvisors, drum'n'bass djs, pop and ska groups, experimental musical instrument builders and artists. In the inanimate realm he has worked with vibrating metal systems of one, two and three dimensions, air, water, and electricity.He currently plays in the ensemble Aerotrain (a group that performs compositions on instruments built by Neil Feather) and Heavy Things, as well as solo (primarily with his own, highly original amplified gong/wire and live electronics)