A good day in MPLS.
A good day in MPLS.
Another excursion behind the curtain to the other side of sound with the as-yet-to-be-named series.
Joining us at Assembly (2854 Columbus Ave S. MPLS, MN 55047) this evening will be long time friend and close collaborator, Gabriel Saloman. A Santa Cruz, California based musician and artist, Saloman has been performing experimental, conceptual and freely improvised music for over 15 years. He is best known for his work as half of Yellow Swans and currently composes and performs solo as GMS and Sade Sade. He also collaborates with Aja Rose Bond under the name Diadem and with MRed as Chambers.
PV Glob, aka Matt Wacker, will conjure wild exploration of off the map somethings are proven to be mind bending and cathartic.
Jonathan Zorn is a composer, performer, and curator of experimental, electronic, and improvised music. His electronic music pairs improvising musicians with interactive computer systems to create hybrid, human-machine ensembles. Zorn’s interest in vocal utterance has resulted in a series of pieces in which spoken language is interrupted by electronic forces, drawing attention to the gap between speech and sound. He is currently working on a suite of electroacoustic sound/text/video performance pieces. Zorn has been active as an improvisor on bass and electronics for 15 years and has performed at Red Cat, the Walker Art Center, the Verona Jazz Festival, the Library of Congress, the Seattle Festival of Improvised Music, Line Space Line Festival, and the Chelsea Art Museum. He has performed under the direction of Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, and Alison Knowles. His work has been published in Ord und Bild, the SEAMUS Journal, Notations 21, and UbuWeb.
Suggested Donations $10 – 20 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Glenn Jones is an instrumentalist of unparalleled skill and creativity. As a masterful raconteur Jones’ guitar work is both complex and sublime, intricate and emotional. His deep knowledge of the world of American Primitive music and his abilities on the fretboard have made Jones a pillar in his community. With each album Jones chronicles his experience, looking to the past or capturing the present with limber melodies that potently communicate the underlying emotions of the songs. Jones’ flair for storytelling shines in a live setting where origin stories are quite often the song’s introduction. It not only makes for an exceptional evening of listening, but one that draws on the deep traditions of country blues. The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works for 6 & 12 String Guitar is Glenn Jones at his most vivid, exploring memories old and new through beautifully woven threads of melody.
Jones will be joined by Matt Sowell and John St. Pelvyn on the nights bill. A new chapbook will be available at the event on the life and influence of John Fahey. Edited by Sam Gould and Bradford Bailey (editor of The Hum), the booklet includes texts and interviews by Gould, Bailey, and Steve Lowenthal, author of the Fahey biography Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist