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Concert: Dybbuk (David Grollman/Nathaniel Morgan), Leo Svirsky, Ashley Shey

Maplehouse Collective presents...

Dybbuk (David Grollman/Nathaniel Morgan) --- “The minimalist New York City performing duo of drummer/percussionist David Grollman and saxophonist Nathaniel Morgan, using words, space, innuendo and tension to tell unusual facets of stories or create unique sound environments rewarding the careful listener. One of the most interesting pieces is based on the passing of Grollman's father, reflecting his final requests and words in whispers as Morgan uses the saxophone to create breathy sounds, as Grollman drags out tones on a single snare drum; the effect is eerie and disturbing, yet deeply fulfilling as a work of art. A band that's hard to describe, but well worth detailed listening.” --cassette review from Squidco

Leo Svirsky (b. 1988, USA) is a composer, improviser, pianist and accordionist living in the Hague.

His work explores how the instability of listening itself transforms the perception of musical semantics and affect. Disorientations of memory and spatial awareness are nevertheless bounded by a rootedness in song and story.

He has released works on Emanem (Different Tesselations with Veryan Weston), Slow Fidelity (duo with Katt Hernandez), and Ehse records (Songs in the Key of Survival).

He has performed his own work at venues such as REWIRE (the Hague), National Sawdust (Brooklyn), Kunstcentrum Vooruit (Ghent), and Klangraum (Dusseldorf). He shared billings with artists such as James Blackshaw and Laaraji.

He holds a masters in Composition from the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague studying under Cornelis de Bondt and Martijn Padding, as well as private study with Antoine Beuger. In addition holds a masters in piano performance from the same institution under Ellen Corver, and a bachelors under Ellen Corver and Rian de Waal. Previous teachers include Santiago Rodriguez, Irena Orlov (piano), Lawrence Moss, and Frances Mckay (composition).

Ashley Shey is a body linguist. In experimental perfomances, she engages the potential for alchemical transformation in each moment through use of meditative movement. This will be an improvisational collaborative piece with Jeremy & AJ otherwise known as DOVE LADY.

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