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Concert: Jon Collin & Sarah Hughes, Heumann Homan Highway, Dais Queue


Thursday April 11th 8pm $10 Buy Tickets

Jon Collin is a guitar player from Lancashire, UK, currently based in Sweden. On record he plays either improvised freeform abstract blues or through-composed minimalistic utilitarian drone music. His live shows are improvisations using a system of body, mind, breath, strings and electricity. His most recent LP releases are The Nature (Early Music; 2017) and the forthcoming Water and Rock Music Volume 1 and 2 (Feeding Tube).

Sarah Hughes is an alto saxophonist, composer, and music educator from Pasadena, Maryland. She is a free improviser who enjoys creating within and on top of many genre frameworks including jazz, swing, blues, folk pop, and rock.  Sarah has toured Sweden as part of their first annual Women in Jazz Festival, and has shared the bill, opening for great free improvisers such as Joe Morris, Nicole Mitchell, Fay Victor, William Parker, Hamid Drake, and Ken Vandermark.  She performs regularly in solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble formats at such local venues as Rhizome, An Die Musik, and Mobtown Ballroom.  She serves as adjunct faculty at Towson University and McDaniel College.

Heumann Homan Highway - In which David Heumann (of Arboretum) and Alex Homan (of Plake 64 & the Hexagrams) go "there" by means of guitars of varying scale and samples of varying rate. It emanates, sublimates, atomizes and we promise it will return.

Dais Queue is Davis Salisbury, based out of Washington, DC, playing solo guitar improvisations that move between prepared & extended techniques and minimalist melodic gestures. Focus is generally on shimmering textures, active sound fields, and resonant frequencies. Also one half of longstanding Charlottesville duo Grand Banks.