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Lao Dan, John McCowen, Charmaine Lee

March 27, 2024

7pm doors 

full dinner menu available 

seating is first-come, first-served 

8pm music 

performing solos, duos and as a trio:

LAO DAN is a classically trained Chinese flutist at Shenyang Conservatory of Music (SYCM), Lao Dan sticks to his own vision of and approach to the bamboo flute and its sounds. His playing continues to push the limits of artistic expression on this instrument, exploring the possibilities of free, energetic, and nonconformist ways of sound-making confined by neither Jazz nor traditional Chinese musical conventions. His improvisation often brings to the audience an overwhelming sonic experience in which the East and the West, the ancient and the modern clash dramatically on each other. Bandcamp

JOHN MCCOWEN‘s musical life has become an obsession with discovering a polyphonic language on a historically monophonic instrument – the clarinet. This has led him to a unique acoustic vocabulary that is akin to a shifting soundscape of electronic feedback. John’s multi-phonic approach is based in drones, difference tones, and beating harmonics as a means to showcase the compositional potential within a single, acoustic sound source. His work has been described by The New Yorker as “the sonic equivalent of microscopic life viewed on a slide” and by The Wire as “an astonishing demonstration of pure sound & human will.”

CHARMAINE LEE is a New York-based vocalist. Her music is predominantly improvised, and favors a uniquely personal approach to vocal expressed concerned with spontanaeity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Charmaine uses amplification, feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the voice.  


Soup & Sound at Sisters

March 22, 2024

Continuum Culture & Arts Presents

7pm doors 8pm music

full dinner menu available

seating is first-come, first-served

performing live in the back room

Judy Dunaway (Boston, MA)
“…is primarily known for her numerous works for latex balloons as sound producers, including sculptural sonic performances, sound installations, interactive pieces and acousmatic works. She has presented these works at premier venues, festivals, museums and galleries throughout North America and Europe.” Balloon Music Manifesto

Devin Gray
Devin Gray’s fresh approach to modern drumming has enabled him to play with many of the world’s great jazz musicians. He is interested in a multitude of musical directions and prioritizes sincerity.

TACTICAL MAYBE 

Tom Blancarte – bass

Nana Pi Aabo-Kim – saxophone

Louise D.E. Jensen – saxophone

Halym Aabo-Kim – drums & euphonium

$15 


Assembly #16 curated by Lester St. Louis & Luke Stewart

March 17, 2024

doors 7pm 

full dinner menu available 

seating is first-come, first-served 

performing live in the back room 

Music Research Strategies + andrea haenggi + Luke Stewart 

drums + movement + bass

WINDSCOUR 

Joe Moffett – trumpet

Zach Rowden – electronics

image by Peter Gannushkin / Downtownmusic.net

Jessie Cox 

expanded percussion

$20 at the door (cash/Venmo, no advance tickets)