Concert: Morgan Evans-Weiler, Luke Martin, Jen Gelineau, Lauri McNamara

Morgan Evans-Weiler is a Boston based artist and educator whose work ranges from composition and sound installation to drawing, video and design. 

Evans-Weiler maintains a busy performance schedule and has performed throughout the United States. He has collaborated and performed with Seth Cluett, Sarah Hennies, Mike Bullock, Dave Gross, Bhob Rainey, Dafne Vincent-Sandoval, Jed Speare, Antoine Beuger, Magnus Granberg, Christoph Schiller and many others. He is director of the New England based ensemble ‘Ordinary Affects’ whom have performed works by Jurg Frey, Magnus Granberg and premiered works by Antoine Beuger and Michael Pisaro.  He has toured nationally and internationally recently presenting his work in London, Berlin, Huddersfield, Nantes, Besancon and completed a ten day residency at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm.  In 2014 he was invited to perform at the High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music. 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’. His music has been released on the 'Suppedaneum' label and he has forthcoming releases on 'Another Timbre' and 'ErstAEU'. 

Luke Martin is an experimental composer, erformer, and poet currently living in Allston, MA (Boston). His work focuses on the concepts of silence, blandness, and community and is primarily interested in exploring the limits of perception. Additionally, he feels it is essential to critically consider the power relations at work between composer, performer(s), and audience; or in other words, the nature of the political/social significance of that situation. In short, the composer is not simply someone who composes a musical performance, but rather someone who composes a social situation in which there is, regardless of their desire or intent, sound. Recently inspired by David Dunn's notations for listening and Lasse Thoresen's spectromorphological analysis of electronic music and sound, Luke is developing a notation for the performance and analysis of silence (i.e., incidental sounds, contingency).

Luke is particularly inspired by the work of Samuel Beckett, John Cage, Peter Ablinger, Deleuze and Guattari, Joseph Beuys, the Wandelweiser Collective, and Christian Bok. Luke performs (and has performed) with various groups on no-input mixer, guitar, objects, and other various odds-and-ends including sinecure (Andy Young, Ben Levinson, Isaac Aronson), Variant State (Michael Rosenstein, Howard Martin, Jesse Collins, Chris Johnson), DogStar Orchestra (large ensemble of experimental musicians led by Michael Pisaro), Ordinary Affects , and others. e is also the co-director (with Aaron Foster Bresley) of 'co-incidence, an experimental music residency' in Boston, an international residency that bring together a group of radical artists operating in the boundary-zones of their practice(s) to take part in a event curated as 'social sculpture.' uke has an M.F.A. in music composition from California Institute of the Arts, where he stude with Michael Pisar, and has CD releases on FWD: rcrds, Edition Wandelweiser Records, and (forthcoming) ErstAEU.

Jenifer Gelineau - improvised violin and sound experiments. https://jenifergelineau.bandcamp.com/

Lauri McNamara writes the songs that make the whole world sing. Well, maybe not the whole world - yet. Maybe just the lucky people who are smart enough to listen. You'll get hooked, if not by "Cats on a Leash" then you'll be hooked by "make it dark" or "personality zero."  Whether solo or with a sterling group of players, Lauri's songs will amuse you & cause deep thoughts. https://youtu.be/cRm0NcbR-l0

Thursday April 20th, 8pm
$10 suggested donation