Maplehouse Collective presents...
Tashi Dorji (solo), Tashi Dorji / Ian McColm (trio), Jimmy Joe Roche & Layne Garrett (duo).
Sunday March 12, 8pm
$10 suggested donation
Tashi Dorji grew up in Bhutan, on the eastern side of the Himalayas. Residing in Asheville since 2000 and soaking up a vast array of music. Along the way, Dorji developed a playing style unbound by tradition, yet with a direct line to intuitive artistry. His recordings feature improvisations that spasmodically grow along tangential, surprising paths. All references break loose during a composition, as Dorji keys into his own inner world.
His compositions drag the listener into a labyrinth of warbling tones, where each sound seems to jump out and replace the eerie silence that would otherwise occupy the atmosphere. The textures remain sustained in the reverberation as the vibration of the strings dwindle and ascend. The experience is one equally disorienting and reflective, in which Dorji’s musicianship brings haunting beauty and mindfulness to the listener. After a handful of releases on various labels since 2009, Dorji presented his debut LP on Hermit Hut, the label created by Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) in 2014. Since then Tashi has released music in various formats on labels like Bathetic Records, Cabin Floor Esoterica, Blue Tapes, Marmara Records, Feeding Tubes, VDSQ & MIE.
Tashi Dorji (guitar), Ian McColm (drums) - um yeah, you're not gonna want to miss this.
Jimmy Joe Roche (modular electronics, voice) - is an interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses video, sculpture, and performance. Screenings of his work include the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Rojo@Nova and Museum of the Moving Image. Roche has created commissioned work for Adult Swim, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Incubate Arts Festival and Harvestworks. He is a member of the High Zero collective and a collaborator with the arts group Whamcity and electronic musician Dan Deacon. (jimmyjoeroche.com)
Layne Garrett is a musician and sound artist based in Washington, DC. He plays guitar non-conventionally both on his own and in the improvising duo W**d Tree (with drummer Amanda Huron). He also works with found objects, found sounds and self-built instruments recorded to cassette tape and layered in real time. He has released several recordings on the DC-based Sockets label and toured North America by Greyhound bus to share his sounds. His recorded music has been appreciated by the likes of Wire, Arthur, and Foxy Digitalis.