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Concert: Eli Namay, Xenga, Sarah Hughes' Coy Fish

 Wednesday May 23rd     8PM      $10    Eli Namay   (Chicago) has been working to develop a musical practice that is informed by critical theory and political activism. He is interested in exploring ways economic and ideological influences on music might be disrupted artistically, thus creating a genuinely creative practice that is emotionally healing for both the listener and practitioner. This has led him to an interest in non/pan-idiomatic improvisation, experimental notation that gives rise to a multiplicity of outcomes, and the use of liminal perceptual frameworks. Eli lives in Chicago where he performs on and teaches both the electric and double bass, regularly collaborating with folks from Chicago’s Folk, Jazz, Improvised Music, and New Music communities.     Xenga   (MD/VA) - Years of collaboration between  Jarrett Gilgore  (reeds) &  Ian McColm  (drums) generate a constant reassessment of the classic free-jazz duo of sax and drums. Xenga takes this porous form and introduces a wide range of influences ranging from heavy metal to North African trance music. Gilgore and McColm strive to contribute new sounds and structures to the creative music canon using a variety of techniques developed over years of experimentation.    Sarah Hughes' Coy Fish  - A bubbling and babbling stream of molten surrealism and languid blue escape through the prism of an electrified free jazz quartet.

Wednesday May 23rd     8PM      $10

Eli Namay (Chicago) has been working to develop a musical practice that is informed by critical theory and political activism. He is interested in exploring ways economic and ideological influences on music might be disrupted artistically, thus creating a genuinely creative practice that is emotionally healing for both the listener and practitioner. This has led him to an interest in non/pan-idiomatic improvisation, experimental notation that gives rise to a multiplicity of outcomes, and the use of liminal perceptual frameworks. Eli lives in Chicago where he performs on and teaches both the electric and double bass, regularly collaborating with folks from Chicago’s Folk, Jazz, Improvised Music, and New Music communities.


Xenga (MD/VA) - Years of collaboration between Jarrett Gilgore (reeds) & Ian McColm (drums) generate a constant reassessment of the classic free-jazz duo of sax and drums. Xenga takes this porous form and introduces a wide range of influences ranging from heavy metal to North African trance music. Gilgore and McColm strive to contribute new sounds and structures to the creative music canon using a variety of techniques developed over years of experimentation.

Sarah Hughes' Coy Fish -A bubbling and babbling stream of molten surrealism and languid blue escape through the prism of an electrified free jazz quartet.