Fire Museum Presents :
Secret Surprise guest
Solo and group performance with
Keir Neuringer Ensemble
Saturday, October 17th 8:00 PM
House Gallery 1816
1816 Frankford Ave
$7-10 sliding scale
1st set: Secret Surprise Guest solo
2nd set: Secret Suprise Guest, piano
Ashley Tini, vibraphone
Keir Neuringer, saxophone
Watson, bass clarinet
Veronica MJ, viola
Tom Kraines, cello
Secret Surprise Guest (from Europe) :
you will be surprised, secretly
Keir Neuringer Ensemble (Philadelphia) :
Keir Neuringer is a Philadelphia-based saxophonist and composer whose work is underpinned by interdisciplinary approaches and socio-political contextualizations. He is best known for a personal and intensely physical saxophone technique, revealed through long form solo improvisations, as well as collaborations with a multitude of world-renowned and underground practitioners in jazz, avant-garde, noise, classical, theater, and dance disciplines. He has travelled extensively to present his work, appeared on numerous festival stages, and given workshops throughout Europe and North America. In addition to the saxophone, he plays analogue electronics and Farfisa organ, and sings and narrates text. He trained as a composer and saxophonist in the US, spent two years on a Fulbright research grant in Krakow, and then moved to The Hague, where he lived for eight years, curating performative audiovisual art and earning a masters degree from the experimental ArtScience Institute. Originally from New York State, he settled in West Philadelphia in 2012, where he lives with his family and is a member of the Books Through Bars collective.
Fire Museum Presents :
Lina Allemano Four
Julius Masri/Matt Engle/Travis Woodson
Sunday, October 18th 8:00 PM
House Gallery 1816
1816 Frankford Ave
$7-10 sliding scale
Lina Allemano Four (Toronto) :
Lina Allemano trumpet
Brodie West alto saxophone
Andrew Downing double bass
Nick Fraser drums
Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano is quickly emerging as "one of the most exciting new voices of the last few years" [Point of Departure] and was named one of DownBeat Magazine's top innovative trumpeters for the future. Hailed as one of Canada's leading avant-garde/free-jazz bands, her band LINA ALLEMANO FOUR is known internationally for their inventiveness, playfulness, and synergy as they deftly blur the line between composition and improvisation. The band has been touring extensively for the past 10 years all across Europe, USA and Canada. Their music has been described as abstract melodicism, combining lush colours with dense free-flowing rhythmic textures. "Lina Allemano and her band have created an eclectic sound that makes its own synthesis of tradition and avant-garde, of structure and freedom, of clever composition and emotional depth, of abstraction and warmth... beautiful and moving and fun." (The Free Jazz Collective, Belgium). The band's 4th internationally-acclaimed album, Live at the Tranzac, has been receiving very favourable attention from reviewers internationally, making a splash particularly in Europe and USA. The band tours USA in Oct 2015 on their 10th Year Anniversary Tour!
Lina Allemano Four's USA Tour is generously sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Julius Masri/Matt Engle/Travis Woodson (Philadelphia):
Julius Masri is a multi-instrumentalist based in Philadelphia, and is a performer/ composer for the city's modern dance community at large. Born in Tripoli, Lebanon, he moved to the States in 1990, and picked up drumming a year later. He studied with famed Philadelphia instructors Carl Mottola and Elaine Hoffman Watts, and, as an undergrad at Bard College, AACM's Thurman Barker, Richard Teitelbaum, and Joan Tower. As a drummer, Julius performs in such bands as hasidic punk group Electric Simcha, psychotic Ragtime duo Mahogany Stompers, Metal Duo Night Raids, Van Sutra with guitarist George Draguns, (of Don Caballero), and countless other projects. He also performs on circuit modified keyboards in duos such as Superlith, with Trombonist Dan Blacksberg (Deveykus, Anthony Braxton Quartet), Thurman Barker duo, and electronic music phenom Joo Won Park. Julius has also composed and performed music for many Philadelphia based choreographers, and is currently working with Graffito Works dance collective.
Matt Engle grew up ten minutes outside of Philadelphia in South Jersey. He now resides in Philadelphia where he is a working member of the music scene. Matt studied with Kevin McConnell and Tony Marino while attending The University of the Arts. He has an integral role in the longstanding improvisational outfit Shot x Shot, as both a performer and composer. In addition to Shot x Shot, Matt has played with Trio Rhizome (with Seth Meicht and Michael Szekely), the Seth Meicht Trio, and Sonic Liberation Front.
Travis Woodson is a composer, arranger, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist who has collaborated with various Philadelphia musicians and dancers. You may have seen him perform in Make a Rising, Sonic Liberation Front, Electric Simcha, Split Red, Adult Content, his own group Live Like a King, and/or Pyramid Minds. During the summer of 2012, he premiered a series of compositions and arrangements for three guitars, as a part of the Archer Spade Performance Series.
Bonnie Kane/Ricardo Lagomasino duo (Philadelphia):
Bonnie Kane (sax/flute/electronics) "I view my work as part of the next generation of the avant-garde - or at least, an evolutionary branch - formed from equal exposure to the avant-garde, hard core and the psychedelic: listening to Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, and Captain Beefheart, while simultaneously going to Butthole Surfers and Dead Kennedys shows; opening for White Zombie, The Boredoms, and Nik Turner, and playing the Improvised and Otherwise, What is Jazz, Brno and No Jazz Festivals. I can present my work to you as noise, free jazz, psych rock, free improv, jam band, bio-composition - along with a bunch of other labels as needed. Pure this or that? No."
Ricardo Lagomasino has been drumming since the age of 10. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance from Oberlin Conservatory in 2006. During college, he studied with jazz greats Billy Hart, Jamey Haddad, Ralph Peterson, Jr., Joe Chambers, classical percussionist Michael Rosen, and others.
After finishing college, he started touring throughout North America and Europe with Capillary Action, with whom he recorded their record, So Embarrassing. In 2007, he began touring and recording with Joe Lally, bassist for iconic Washington, DC band Fugazi. He can be heard on Lally's second record, Nothing is Underrated. For the last six years, Ricardo has co-led Many Arms, a NYC/Philadephia-based power trio, with Nick Millevoi on guitar and Johnny DeBlase on bass. Their last two records were released on John Zorn's Tzadik Label. In 2013, Ricardo joined the Washington, DC-based, self-described "Compulsively Apologetic Rock Group" Deleted Scenes as a full-time member to record their latest album, Lithium Burn.
As a session drummer, Ricardo has recorded and performed with Lushlife, Buried Beds, George Korein, Norwegian Arms, Split Red, and many others. He lives in Philadelphia, PA with his wife and two cats.
Ricardo endorses C&C Custom Drums and Paiste cymbals.
Fire Museum Presents :
Tuesday, October 27th 8:00 PM
4014 Walnut Street
Free (donations appreciated)
MADE POSSIBLE BY GRANTS FROM PRO HELVETIA & FONDATION-SUISA
Urs Leimgruber/Jacques Demierre/ (Switzerland) :
Urs has been working for many years in the field of Contemporary Improvisation, Jazz and New Music. He has enriched and expanded for decades the saxophone sound with new playing techniques in solo concerts and many different acclaimed groups he was touring in Europe, Canada, U.S.A. and Cuba. Among his many concerts and recordings are those with Joelle Leandre, Marilyn Crispell, Fritz Hauser, Evan Parker, Fred Frith, Steve Lacy, Dorothea Schurch, Roger Turner, Thomas Lehn, Gunter Muller. Together with Jacques Demierre he is leading the group 6ix. In the seventies, he was cofounder of the Electricjazz-Freemusic group OM. His music is to be found on CD on HatArt, Unit, FOR 4 EARS Victo and LEO.
Jacques is a pianist, performer and composer, his musical and sound work develops itself in various directions : improvised music, contemporary music, sound poetry, sound installation.
His compositions and sound realizations are concerned with the activity of listening and with sound space. On the piano, Jacques Demierre has developed a unique operating style, never ceasing to redraw new sound topographies, making us forget the physical weight of the instrument.
He collaborates with many improvising musicians - Okkyung Lee, Thomas Lehn, Martial Solal, Radu Malfatti, Joelle Leandre, Axel Dorner, Fritz Hauser, Sainkho Namtchylak, Urs Blochlinger, Irene Schweizer, Hans Koch, Isabelle Duthoit, Brandon Labelle, Jason Kahn, Butch Morris, Carlos Zingaro, Gunter Muller, Jaap Blonk, Barry Guy, Lucas Niggli, Sylvie Courvoisier, Hann Bennink, Rhodri Davis, Martin Schutz, Paul Lovens, Dorothea Schurch, Phil Minton, regularly plays solo piano concerts, and works with Vincent Barras in the field of performance and language art.
Matt Weston (Upstate NY) :
A native of Chicago, and currently residing in upstate New York, Weston has collaborated with: Arthur Brooks, Century Plants, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Paul Flaherty, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Mary Halvorson, Le Quan Ninh, Bob Marsh, Ben Miller (ex-Destroy All Monsters), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Jim O'Rourke, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Jack Wright, and many others. His live performances have set a new standard for solo percussion. He has performed at venues as varied as the 3000-seat Riviera Theater in Chicago, the School For New Dance Development in Amsterdam, and the Vision Festival in New York. He is a member of Barn Owl with Chris Cooper (Fat Worm Of Error) and Andy Crespo, and is also a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V. Of Weston's 2014 single "Kidnapping Denials" b/w "Put On a Good Face," critic Clifford Allen wrote, "A good single should leave one wanting a hell of a lot more and that's just what Weston has done here."
11/5 - Secret Keeper (Mary Halvorson & Stephan Crump) & Langabeer/Sparhawk @ House Gallery 1816
11/10 - /// "veRmulsCHt": @ Aux/Vox Populi
11/21 - Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones & Erik Ruin's Ominous Cloud Ensemble @ Aux/Vox Populi
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