Membrane Museum Presents :

Anais Maviel / Michael Foster/Brandon Lopez trio

Mike Bruno


Saturday, December 5th 8:00 PM
Da Vinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA
$7 -10 sliding scale

Anais Maviel/Michael Foster/Brandon Lopez trio (Haiti/France/NYC) :

Anais Maviel is a vocalist, musician, utopian human being choosing freedom, unconditional love & transcendent community. Her early experiences on stage with her Haitian mother Joyshanti gave her a first taste of music's transformative power. She studied vocal jazz and Brazilian percussion in Paris deepened her learning through travels in Haiti. Encouraged by mentors Nicole Mitchell, Jen Shyu, and Ernest Dawkins, she first came to NYC to study with Kris Davis, Gerald Cleaver and Tony Malaby, among others. Graduated in Aesthetics (Paris Diderot University), she focused her research on contemporary issues of Creative Music as utopian alternative politics for social change. Her thesis was on the Vision Festival community, that she got involved with. She sang and played percussion with Shumba M'Bira, ENS Batucada, OHOU and is currently a featured vocalist in William Parker's Plaza Band, Healing Unit and Matt Lavelle's 12 Houses. She closely collaborates as an improviser and performer with William Parker's Martin Luther King Project, including Dave Burrell, Hamid Drake, Steve Swell, Joe McPhee, Cooper-Moore, Mazz Swift, Fay Victor, Kyoko Kitamura, as well as with Pascal Niggenkemper, Michael Foster, Henry Fraser, Brandon Lopez, Dave Ruder (The Gentleman Rests), Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, Brian McCorckle (PPL ensemble, 'Embarrassed of the Whole') Jake Sokolov-Gonzales, Daniel Carter, Daro Behroozi, Patrick Breiner, Areni Agbabian (triple trio), Rafaelle Rinaudo & Leila Renaud (triom), Thomas Letellier... She is involved in Harriet's Apothecary as a sound healer, and is working on a solo voice & percussion, in collaboration with visual artist My Le Chabert, & on an international multimedia & variable geometry Triple Trio - in collaboration with visual artist Lea Lanoe.

Michael Foster attended Bard College in upstate New York, studying with Thurman Barker, Richard Teitelbaum, and Marina Rosenfeld, studying jazz, electronic music, composition, and improvisation. Michael has studied saxophone with Ralph "Buzzy" Jones, Ellery Eskelin, Travis LaPlante, and Charles Gayle. Michael has played and performed with Thurman Barker, Han Bennink, The Sediment Club, Austin Peralta, Weasel Walter, Marc Edwards, Mark Sanders, Paul Flaherty, Kid Millions, Thurman Barker, Steve Swell, Pascal Niggenkemper, and many others. Michael plays tenor, baritone, soprano, and sopranino saxophones, homemade reeds, electronics, and samples. current ensembles: -GALM Quartet -Foster/Swell/Millions Trio - Andrew Barker Trio, Duo with Leila Bordreuil, Trio with Michael Evans and Pascal Niggenkemper, and others.

Brandon Lopez is a bassist and composer. He has worked across myriad aesthetic/cultural disciplines. Some past, recent and ongoing collaborations: Tony Malaby, Ben Gerstein, Peter Evans, Tyshawn Sorey, Brandon Seabrook, Gerald Cleaver, Joe Morris, Daniel Levin, Weasel Walter, Chris Pitsiokos, Andria Nicodemou, Mike Wilbur. There's a whole mess of others.

Mike Bruno (Philadelphia):

Bag Pipe and readings from sacred texts.

Mike Bruno is a singer-songwriter and abstract sound crafter based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Black Magic Family Band (Shadowband) is his most active creative vessel, wherein an indeterminate number of accompanying musicians provide choir-like harmonies and psychedelic atmospheres to otherwise skeletal acoustic song structures.

Babanaga (Philadelphia):

aka Shawn Thornton. One of Philadelphias most Primordial and transcendent performers and visual artists. Babanaga - Jim Strong/ Membrane Museum

Fire Museum Presents :

An end of the year party with:


(Neil Feather & Rosie Langabeer)

DJ Robo Rob


Saturday, December 12th 8:00 PM
House Gallery 1816
1816 Frankford Ave

After a great 2015 we decided to end things with a party!

TWO TO TUTU TOO are instrument builder/sound mechanic Neil Feather from Baltimore and multi-instrumentalist Rosie Langabeer, currently residing in Philadelphia. Neil Feather has been creating radical and unusual musical instruments for thirty years, and is increasingly known outside of Baltimore as one of the most original musical thinkers of his day. His instruments each embody uniquely clever acoustic and engineering principles, and are visually arresting. The music he plays on the instruments is equally original, embodying new principles and resulting in a nearly alien idiom of music. A founding member of THUS and THE OFFICIAL PROJECT, as well as the leader of AEROTRAIN, he has a long history of collaborative projects and solo concerts.

Rosie Langabeer is an award winning composer/performer from Aotearoa New Zealand. Her expertise is in developing ensemble musical performance for experimental theatrical settings. She collaborates in Philadelphia with choreographer Matthew Neenan, BalletX, Pig Iron Theatre Company, No Face Performance Group and Settled Arrows and has also performed improvised music in Sri Lanka, Japan, the UK, Mexico and across the USA. Recent festival appearances include 2015 Sundance Theatre Lab at MassMoCA, Thingamajigs Festival in San Francisco and Lines of Flight in Dunedin, NZ.

DJ Robo Rob will bring the world wide/intergalactic part sounds, and feel free to bring your own unamplified instrument for an open improvised session. Space is limited at House Gallery so please contact us at media at museumfire dot com if you'd like to participate.


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