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Concert: QuaQuaQua / The Third Guy / Jarrett Gilgore+Shay Turner+


Sunday Nov. 11 * 8pm * $10

Special collaborative set featuring members of QuaQuaQua and The Third Guy. Plus the first in a series of curated collaborations between local/regional artists who haven't worked together before, featuring Jarrett Gilgore (sax) and Shay Turner (movement).

QuaQuaQua (NYC/Baltimore) and The Third Guy (Brussels) bring you pieces for an open-ended jack cable, strobe lights and midi pad, slaps in the face, virtuosic knife and hammer work, and light banter.

Slovenian guitarist Primož Sukič and Spanish percussionist Ruben Orio make up The Third Guy, a duo based in Brussels, Belgium. They first met at the post master-academy program offered by the ICTUS ensemble and the HoGent Conservatory, with their official debut in January 2017, which was a result of an artistic residency at QO-2 in Brussels.

Their musical, and artistic research is based on composed works that explore, and blur boundaries between improvisation, programmed computer algorithms, and composition. The Third Guy also focuses on collaborating with other musicians (composers, interpreters, improvisers), and artists from other artistic fields, among whom each of them bring in new personalities and aesthetics, that, for every performance, reshape, and sometimes even redefine the identity of the ensemble.

Since the beginning of their first concert in 2017 The Third Guy has premiered more that seven new works all together, composed by composers such as James Saunders, Marko Ciciliani, Caroline Profanter, Matej Bonin, Elina Lukijanova, and Mihael Maierhof. Their performances have taken place in SIRGA Festival (Flix, Catalunia), University of Southampton (UK), Champ d’action in Antwerp, SPOR Festival in Aarhus (Denmark), Ljubljana city museum (Slovenia), Miry concert Hall Ghent, iMAL Brussels.

QuaQuaQua is a flexible (mostly percussion-based) group headed by local Baltimore percussionist Adam Rosenblatt. He and New York-based percussionist Terry Sweeney will present composed pieces somewhere between performance art, contemporary music, and absurdist theater.

Jarrett Gilgore // multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, and educator currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. He primarily plays saxophone. He performs actively in the U.S.A. and internationally in a wide variety of contexts. He has performed/recorded with many amazing musicians including Anna & Elizabeth, Dan Deacon, Cass McCombs, Tony Malaby, Lonnie Holley, Rubblebucket, Michael Formanek, Susan Alcorn, Dave Rempis, Jaimie Branch, Tashi Dorji, Dave Ballou.

Chartamia “Shay” Turner, is a choreographer, dance educator, and arts administrator in the DC Metro Area. A native of Illinois, Chartamia graduated with a BA in dance from Columbia College Chicago, 2013. While living in Chicago, Chartamia has collaborated with visual artists Jillan Soto and Murat Adash. Chartamia has presented works in the Chicagoland area including; Chicago’s Dance Month, Letters To Obama, BeastWomen Series, Elgin Ties Dance Festival, Delve Showcase, and Joel Hall’s: Dances In The Hall. While in DC, she has had the privilege to perform at Dance Place with Nicole Binder and Gabrielle Revlock and with BodyCartography of Minneapolis, MN and recently, Katie Spocki Drake “SpaceTime Suite”, and has presented work for Small Plates Choreography Festival.

Earlier Event: November 10
Concert: Ray/Thawley / Landowner / Tosser
Later Event: November 12
Death Cafe