OPENSOUND: improvised and experimental music

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Opensound, a monthly concert series of improvised and experimental  music

Friday Sept 21:
   Keith Rowe, guitar, electronics
   with: Dave Gross and Grizzler


Friday & Saturday, Sept 21 & 22
Third Life Studios   33 Union Square   Somerville, MA   (Almost at the heart of Union Square, on the segment of   Somerville Ave. coming into Union Square from Porter Square)
   For directions and parking:   http://www.thirdlifestudio.com/directions.html
   Doors open at 7:30. / music at 8:00 p.m.   $8 admission (each night)

   Opensound is a monthly concert series that explores improvised and   experimental music, bringing artists from disparate backgrounds   together for unique events in Somerville MA. The process of   improvisation combines the distinctive voices of its individual   performers. The music that results is often surprising, unconventional   and dynamic. It s not uncommon to hear music made of electronic   crackles, noisy multi-phonics, gurgling, hissing, quiet   vocalized gibberish, atonal noodling, bowed metal, blowing sounds,   post-everything harmony, and a thousand shades of hullabaloo.
   You may also see video and dance cohabitating with buzzes, clicks,   drones, wooshes, and bleeps in a bizarre galaxy of pitch and spectra!

   Some Bios
   Keith Rowe (born 16 March 1940 in Plymouth, England) is an English free   improvisation tabletop guitarist and painter. Rowe is a founding member   of both the hugely influential AMM in the mid-1960s (though in 2004 he   quit that group for the second time) and M.I.M.E.O. Having trained as a   visual artist, Rowe's paintings have been featured on most of his own   albums. After years of obscurity, Rowe has achieved a level of relative   notoriety, and since the late 1990s has kept up a busy recording and   touring schedule. He is seen as a godfather of EAI (electroacoustic   improvisation), with many of his recent recordings having been released   by Erstwhile Records.
   Rowe began his career playing jazz in the early 1960s—notably with Mike   Westbrook and Lou Gare. His early influences were guitarists like Wes   Montgomery, Charlie Christian and Barney Kessel. Eventually, however,   Rowe grew tired of what he considered the form's limitations. Rowe   began experimenting, slowly and gradually. An important step was a New   Year's resolution to stop tuning his guitar—much to Westbrook's   displeasure. Rowe gradually expanded into free jazz and free   improvisation, eventually abandoning conventional guitar technique.

   Called "One of Boston's steadfast explorers," by the Boston   Globe,saxophonist David Gross has been performing for more than a   decade. Among a slew of others whose names are perhaps not as   recognizable, Mr.Gross has performed with Phil Minton, Eddie Prevost,   Steve Roden, John Olson, Gino Robair, Martin Tetreault, Tom Carter,   Glenn Spearman, Raphe Malik and many members of the Boston free-improv   scene including Bhob Rainey, Greg Kelley, and Laurence Cook. Currently,   Gross is transforming the saxophone into exactly what it is: a metal   tube with keys, mouthpiece, and a reed. Reviews of his recordings have   been as varied as "The range of textured noise that he cajoles from his   instrument is impressive" to "lengthy episodes of fingernails ripping   at a blackboard" and recently "the intimacy with which he approaches   the saxophone, each screw in each latch, every fiber in the reed, every   pad or valve, and all the negative space in between, is simply   astounding".   Joe Burgio is mostly a movement improviser, and sometimes dances too.   He is (in)famous for cornucopcious collaborations, his most recent with   Lou Cohen. This summer, he danced with Zoedance, toured with the Egg   Sucking Dogs, and joined the dadallamas. No stranger to pomo-tonality,   he often screeches, drones, and blips, both while performing movement   and in private life.
   Upcoming 2012 Concerts
   October 13: The BSC   November 10: Moogist, The Mimi Rabson Trio, 2lous   December 15: Bolt, Grau Garden, Band/Flower, Andrew Neumann


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