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Sunday Matinee Concert: Che Chen/David Watson, Phobodeimos, Echolalia


Doors at 2 / Music at 230pm SHARP / Needs to wrap up by 430 so don't be late. May happen outside depending on atmospheric conditions........

Che Chen & David Watson have been active as a duo since 2014, playing in underground and experimental music spaces and occasionally, outdoors. They use amplified strings, reeds, electronics and bagpipes, setting sustained tones against discreet gestures, silence, and noise. Their improvisations emphasize the scale, duration, and position of sounds in space. Originally a guitarist, Watson has developed an experimental approach for the bagpipes. He has had projects with vocalists Shelley Hirsch and Makigami Koichi, The Afternoon Saints (a group project with Lee Ranaldo, Christian Marclay and Günter Muller) and Glacial, (with Lee Ranaldo and Tony Buck). He has written experimental pieces for traditional pipe-bands, and Phill Niblock created the piece “Bag” using his sounds. He organizes the WORK series. Chen plays guitar in the band 75 Dollar Bill and has been an energetic improviser and organizer in New York City for the last decade. He is also a member of the band True Primes and has collaborated with Aki Onda, Tashi Dorji, Tetuzi Akiyama, Chie Mukai, Amirtha Kidambi, Robbie Lee, and many others. He organizes the monthly Fire Over Heaven series at Outpost.

Phobodeimas - Dan Conrad, Eric , Jenny Moon Tucker, Pony Payroll Bones - Baltimore quartet trafficking in clattering improvised drones and one-of-a-kind light apparatus, featuring self-made instruments, sax, bowed strings, augmented guitar, found-object percussion, electronically processed flute, all the good things in life.

Echolalia is the experimental outfit of DMV staple Amber Leigh Dunleavy. Through the use of theremin and a rotating cast of sonic objects, Dunleavy creates somnambulant territories and textures that lead listeners from the ears to the ether.

Earlier Event: July 8
Workshop: Beatbox Albegra