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Performances: Leyya Tawil/Jeff Surak, TL0741, Ponguta-Forero/Manheimer/ Barbiero


Saturday January 27th, 8pm     $10 suggested donation

Sonic Circuits presents...
eyya Mona Tawil is an artist working with dance and music practices. She is a Syrian-Palestinian-American engaged in the world as such. Tawil is the director of ELIXIR and TAC: Temescal Art Center. Her work has been presented in 16 countries and throughout the states. Her approach to experimental performance is based on conceptual scoring and location-based variables. Her work has been discussed and reviewed in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, American Theatre among others.

Contemporary dancer, teacher and dance movement therapist, Juliana Ponguta Forero was born in Colombia and currently lives in the Washington DC area where she is a member of the Nancy Havlik Dance Group. Trained in classic, modern and contemporary dance in Mexico, Perú and Argentina, she started dancing Colombian folk dances and tango in her youth: since then, she has been wondering about movement, creativity and expressivity.

For Ken Mannheimer, improvised collaborative dance is an antidote to the static of daily life. He's studied with central teachers (including extensively with Nancy Stark Smith and Susan Schell, among many others), in addition to practicing regularly with other zealous folk at the DC CI jam (

Daniel Barbiero is a double bassist with an interest in gestural, modular and sound-based composition and improvisation in acoustic and electro-acoustic environments. He frequently works with improvisational dancers and writes regularly on music and related subjects

TL0741 (NoVA)
Pat Gillis (b. 1965, USA) began performing as TL0741 in 2005. Discovering electronic music in adolescence, he found the instrumentation and techniques had inherent possibilities deserving exploration on their own merits, free of service to the conventions of Bach’s time through those of the British Invasion and the many permutations between and following. Gesture, timbral novelty, pacing, atmosphere and dynamics are given primacy over musical expectations. Irrespective, musical qualities are evident in the results.