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Concert:Eric Arn/Margaret Unknown, Whispers of Night, Dan B/Layne G


Friday September 7th 8PM    $10

Explosive free-guitar veterans Eric Arn (Feeding Tube, Feathered Coyote) and Margaret Unknown (Golden Lab Records, Wireglobe Recordings) will be touring the US as a duo this fall. They are available for a concentrated dose of brain-bending and string-destroying sound experimentation in New York. 

For 10 years, the duo of guitarists Eric Arn (Primordial Undermind, Outer Vortex, Bird People) and Margaret Unknown ((In) The Abyssity of Grounds w/ Linda Sharrock, Guele Populaire) have been exploring the outer reaches of improvised music with results as fascinating as they are audacious. Using any and all techniques, discarding conventional foundations, they eliminate boundaries between psychedelic explorations, freedom music, abstract noise, and contemporary composition. They are releasing their first duo LP ‘Paranza Corta’ on Feeding Tube Records in May 2018.

Eric Arn
"Wonderful… a wiggly workout recalling the slurred phrasing of late period John Fahey with gracefully ugly experimental gestures. Great stuff." - Byron Coley, The Wire

Margaret Unknown
"Abyssity forge a frenetic energy music based around Rechtern's raw sax and Margaret Unknown's psychedelic no-wave guitar... Their February 2016 show in Glasgow was one of the most powerful this writer has ever experienced” - Stewart Smith, The Quietus

Whispers of Night is an acoustic experimental improvisation duo featuring Majid Araim and Benjamin Shirley on a variety of instruments and timbres. Inspired by musicians and composers such as Anthony Braxton, George Crumb, and Tatsuya Nakatani, the duo draws on world folk music traditions and focuses on creative expression, respect, and collaborative exploration of sound. The duo performs sets of completely improvised music, honing a sympathetic and dynamic musical bond. Formed in early 2014 in Atlanta, Whispers of Night has self-released two limited edition cassettes, and will release a new set of recordings in fall 2018.

Local improvisers Dan Barbiero (double bass) and Layne Garrett (prepared resonator guitar) will collaborate in duo form for the first time. Dan's prediction: "Not your grandad's string band!"