Saturday March 9 * 7pm - midnight * $20 / $10 students/in-need *Tickets
Sound Heals All Wounds performance showcase featuring:
*Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos and workshop participants present Xilaquil
*Jeff Carey+Jamal Moore
*Rahul Nair presents quietly beating in an electrostatic field
*Raven Bauer Durham
C. Lavender is a Hudson Valley, New York based sound artist, healer, and educator whose work spans through live performance, recording, installations, videos and workshops. She seeks to create an immersive aural landscape for the listener, an experience which is intensely physical, emotional and ultimately cathartic as noted in a performance review from the Village Voice; "downright iconic, charged with meaning and transgression." C. Lavender has performed, lectured and hosted workshops at Issue Project Room, The Rubin Museum, MoMA PS1, The Stone, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Fridman Gallery, and RPI University among other venues. She studied Deep Listening with its founder Pauline Oliveros while volunteering at The Deep Listening Institute. In 2016 she taught a ten-week class for children about the scientific and artistic aspects of sound. C. Lavender has albums and recordings featured on the labels Ecstatic Peace!, RVNG Intl, Primitive Languages, and Hot Releases. In 2019 she will release her third full length album "Macrophagic Notturno," which was recorded in a geodesic dome in the Western Catskill mountains. www.clavender.net
Claire Rousay is a Canadian-American improvisor, drummer, and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Drawn to improvisation by a desire to free their percussion practice from the constraints of conventional timekeeping, Rousay explores the emotional overlap of rhythm, speed, and texture as both a soloist and participant in creative partnerships that span North America. Drawing liberatory power and ethical commitment from queer theory, Rousay's improvisational style employs a critique of the relationship between masculinity and percussion.
Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos is a composer and guitarist of contemporary acoustic and electronic music. Born in September 1987 in Mexico City, he has studied classical and electric guitar since age 9 and has been actively composing since age 15. He received an Arts Bachelor degree in music composition from Brown University in 2009, under the tutelage of Gerald Shapiro where he received the Ron Nelson Award for Music Compositional Excellence. Directly following in 2011, he received an MA in composition from Mills College in California, having studied composition with Roscoe Mitchell and Fred Frith receiving the Margaret Lyon Prize for Outstanding Music Student. Ernesto has been active in finding new approaches to composition, reflected in new music for acoustic and electronic ensembles, electronic improvisations, spatially-dependent pieces, and combinations of all three. Although artistically focused on musical experimentation and exploration, his approaches have adapted to fit a wide variety of genres and purposes. The films he has scored have won numerous awards and have been presented internationally in festivals such as South by Southwest, The Locarno Film Festival, BAFICI, Unknown Pleasures, among others. He has performed in Europe and the Americas and is currently involved in a variety of compositional and performative projects. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
Jamal Moore is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer and educator from Baltimore. His background includes California Institute of The Arts (M.F.A. 2012) and Berklee College of Music (B.M 2005). Some notable luminaries Jamal has worked with are Wadada Leo Smith, Nicole Mitchell, Sabir Mateen, Roscoe Mitchell, David Ornette Cherry, and Dr. Bill Cole. Jamal currently leads his own groups, Akebulan Arkestra, Napata Ensemble, Black Elements Quartet, Organix Trio, and Interstellar Duo. He also collaborates with Luke Stewart in Ancestral Duo.
Jeff Carey (Baltimore) makes hardcore digital music with a joystick, a gamer keypad, and an array of strobe lights. Computer based synthesis, noise, and improvisation combined with a no-safety-net aspect of gestural control makes his music totally physical and visceral. "He's acting on raw instinct here - he refuses the clinical approach to programming software or composing music, and strives to throw himself bodily at his machines, replacing all mechanical moving parts with human flesh, blood, and bone. In pursuit of this all-organic goal, virtually everything else is jettisoned, starting with recognisable notes or melody." -Ed Pinsent, Sound Projector
Rahul Nair is a composer and performer interested in the boundaries between music, meditation, and performance art. Deeply inspired by the experimental traditions set forth by John Cage, Alvin Lucier, and Pauline Oliveros, as well as Kagyu and Soto Zen Buddhism, his work aims to create musical experiences that ground us in our environment, that connect us, and that reveal the freedom and energy of each moment. He values site-specificity in his work, creating performances directly informed by the place and people of performance, that through this site-specificity foster a sense of intimacy and event for all present. He received a B.M. in music composition at Berklee College of Music, and currently produces and performs in experimental concerts in the Boston area independently as well as in the group Wiles. "The piece I will perform is titled quietly beating in an electrostatic field, for theremin and a 60Hz sine wave. It is a 25- to 30-minute piece involving me standing in front of the theremin at a fixed distance. I am standing still, but the antenna is so sensitive that waves of beating arise from involuntary movement, such as breathing and postural adjustment, which is in a way what the piece is about in terms of discipline and deviation in the present moment. As my body moves closer to the 60Hz distance, beating slows down, and as I move away, it speeds up. In this way, this piece offers the sound of proximity, relative to the 60Hz distance."
Raven Bauer Durham is a solo artist based in the foothills of the blue ridge mountains in central Virginia. An experimental guitar based performance incorporating textures, voice and field recordings. Primarily self taught as an acoustic singer songwriter, she adopted the electric soundscape performance after joining the Virginia based improvisational group, Phoenix Auto Group. A combination of traditional song structures and abstract ambience, Raven Bauer Durham’s album Conversations is available through Star Of The Sea Recordings.