Friday June 8th 8PM $10
MANAS is a duo comprised of guitarist Tashi Dorji and drummer Thom Nguyen based out of Asheville NC. MANAS explores lots of improvisational ground, ranging from extreme sideways expansions of sonics texture — with Tashi’s guitar moving decisively outward while Thom’s drums explode in a parallel plane — to repetative reflecto passages that curl up into a tight ball before achieving escape velocity. https://mananast.bandcamp.com/
Unicorns in the Snow (Julia Vering) and Mint Hill (Angela Saylor) reunite to collaborate on a tour of their experimental works across the US. Unicorns in the Snow is Vering’s 15 year multimedia performance project that incorporates minimal dark sounds, affected accordion, interactive projections of stop motion animation and cryptic impressions inspired by hospice social work. Saylor’s Mint Hill utilizes samples, drum machines, tapes, keys and singing to create spare electronic paintings of memories of a place imagined as it would like to be remembered. Founded in 2003 within an attic on yew st in olympia, wa, mint hill grew from a nostalgia for a home away from home.
Unicorns in the snow : Vering’s new piece, Motherhood, is inspired by Shelly Duvall’s fairytale theater, the mundanity of domestic life and parent-child relationships. Vering sits cloaked in projections of the animated minks stoles she talks to, playing affected accordion while a smattering of samples recorded of bedtime routine with her young children rattles on. Haunting music contrasts with farcical dialogue.
Mint Hill : electronic interpretations of space and time with minimalist compositions and displaced memories of ghost towns, funeral homes, fantasies and finch farm.