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From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng May 1, 2015
9:30PM - - -
Price:  Suggested Donations
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Homework for 05.01.15
"From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Cantonese Contemporary Art in the 1980s"
Provided by Christopher Hutchinson

**Watch/Read homework before the discussion. All are welcome to join in the discussion** (Please feel free to post a comment on the homework in the comment area on the SSA Facebook page if you are unable to attend…. )

Meeting at EyeDrum ROOFTOP
southwest, 88 Forsyth St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

We are interested in building communities by participating in Exhibitions, Collaborations, Partnerships, Lectures, Critiques, and Educational development.

www.Smokeschoolart.org
e.ssofart@gmail.com
f./SmokeSchoolArt

LINK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdOd_bmo1AY

Katherine Behar's "E-Waste" Closing May 3, 2015
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Last day to see Katherine Behar's show.

Sick Lion, Tann Jones, Fit of body, Pamela_ May 4, 2015
8:00PM - - -
Price:  7


Sick Lion (BALTIMORE)

Sick Lion is the strangely shaped music project of Lucas Rambo. He has been creating his own form of Crop Top music since he was a young man smoking newports in the cow fields of Maryland. Ranging from depressive visual ART performance to the sound of Bradley Noel's ghost swimming in a pile of trash.
Searching through the stacks of keyboards, drum machines, and guitars at his home in Baltimore.

Tann Jones (ATL)


Fit of Body (ATL / Harsh Riddims)


Pamela_and her sons (ATL)


***KICK OFF SHOW for Ginko / FIt of Body / Pamela_ and her sons east coast tour****


Who Doesn't Love Dinsey May 6, 2015
8:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $7
Sleeping Beauty: Interpretations from the Disney Songbook': Jamison Williams / Nick Boutwell / Charles Pagano; this limited eight-city tour, showcasing a series of trio performances, proudly present extensive musical deconstructive emphasis on the 1959 animated Disney classic, 'Sleeping Beauty', as it sandwiches a bellowing core medley spanning 75 years of Disney songbook classics; in all its historic glory, this experimental/improvisational jazz performance will guarantee a mesmerizing night of structured musical abstraction, pleasantly making acquaintance with the memorable abstraction of its yesterself.
Jamison Williams
www.jamisonwilliams.com

Soprano saxophone player specializing in experimental deconstructionism, and extended techniques; currently organizing and operating the Experimental Arts Union of Florida (www.EAUF.org), +SoLo Sound Gallery (www.sologallery.org) and founded the music publishing label, Vantage Bulletin (www.vantagebulletin.com). Resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

"In the tradition of players like Brötzmann and (most famously) Albert Ayler, Williams is a proponent of the extended techniques of the saxophone, spitting out harmonics, weeping ‘multiphonics’, the reed equivalent of a guitarist creating feedback and noise from an amplifier and effects pedals." Dan Brown (Folio Weekly)

Nick Boutwell (accordian)

Accordionist extraordinaire, Nick Boutwell joins us as we explore the wonderful world of Disney on this eight city tour focusing on the pieces from classic animated feature, 'Sleeping Beauty'; his virtuosity, skill, and musical knowledge rounds out the trio to absolute perfection.

Ranging from improvisational, Romani-dance, experimental, classical, avant/jazz, and punk, Boutwell's unique voice and limitless vocabulary provides the charge and balance of a seasoned improvising accompanist and soloist. His contribution is monumental, and valued beyond explanation.

Charles Pagano (percussion)

Charles Pagano is a mostly self-taught drummer and composer with a background in free playing thanks to the Creative Music Studio (www.creativemusicfoundation.org) and the Woodstock, NY scene.

He is currently playing with Steve Gilmore (Phil Woods Quartet), the occasional trio with Tatsuya Nakatani, and Scott Bazar, as well as filling in for Jabo Starks (James Brown) on his house gig at the Red Bar.


Potions

Atlanta Based violin duo made up of one half Moth Manos (https://www.facebook.com/mothmanos?fref=ts)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO0rmoqdTLU
and one half Whispers of Night (https://www.facebook.com/whispersofnight?fref=ts)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w03VGcSDhis

Presentation of an Idea
(by Mamaniji Azanyah of Mastery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag3scEbqs0o
and Majid Araim of Whispers of Night and The Convergence )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iM9oS9JMnw

Pedestrian Deposit, Article Collection, Nows,AquaE May 7, 2015
8:00PM - - -
doors at 8, show at 9

Pedestrian Deposit



Started winter 2000 by jonathan borges; joined by shannon a. kennedy in mid-2008.

Early intentions were to create various layers of abstract and structured electronic sound, with no pre-determined relation to each other until mixed -- the final mix creating the piece. this approach failed, and a brief six-month hiatus followed.

During the mid-period, it was decided to include anything and everything -- dense urban-noir field recordings; collages; hybrids of analog and digital; noise, music and sound -- all refined and placed under the microscope, until only the most important elements remained. a new style of noise music composition was born, richly influenced by every style and every era of experimental music. as usual, this process was heavily exhausted, and another hiatus followed in 2006.

In 2008, the project extended to a duo, and the present intentions began with the focus on reverse tension; sublimation; hybrids of electro-acoustic / tape music; sound collage / musique concrete; harsh noise; academic, neo-classical, lowercase, and beyond; all richly composed, as usual.

Article Collection



C. Latina is an electronic musician, video artist, and co-owner of the Private Archive label. Article Collection represents his solo experiments for computer music and improvisational analog electronics. He is slated for a full length tape release on Spanish label Anòmia in late 2014. In the past he has worked with Baritone Saxophonist Davindar Singh and has performed alongside composers and artists such as Mario Diaz de Leon, Frank Bretschneider, Kouhei Matsunaga.

Nows



Nows utilizes randomized systems, old electronics, field recordings and noise to make dense but delicate sounds.

Aqua-Eroticum



Primitive and crude electronics with a strong Death Industrial influence.

Dance Camera Atlanta-DanceFilms Screening Series-2 May 9, 2015
8:00PM - 10:30PM
Price:  $10 donation for dance space
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery announces a new film series in collaboration with Dans Kamera Istanbul.
The Eyedrum Performance Committee will present Dance Films Screening Series: 2, which includes award-winners from around the world as well as extraordinary local works.

“The goal is to support and provide collaboration opportunities to filmmakers, videographers, dancers, choreographers, photographers, musicians and dance and digital technology explorers. This is an open space for artistic sharing, experiencing and creating through different perspectives, backgrounds and focuses.”

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery is located between Mitchell Street and MLK Jr. Drive at 88 Forsyth Street, SW. The screenings will take place in the 86 Forsyth Street performance hall. Dance Films Screening Series: 2 will help to generate funds to create a dance floor and dance space at Eyedrum's new location!
Tickets: $10

It will be an amazing night of dance films, so be there!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1492671014286741/


Dance Camera Atlanta-DanceFilms Screening Series-2 May 9, 2015
8:00PM - 10:30AM
Price:  $10
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery announces a new film series in collaboration with Dans Kamera Istanbul.
The Eyedrum Performance Committee will present Dance Films Screening Series: 2, which includes award-winners from around the world as well as extraordinary local works.

“The goal is to support and provide collaboration opportunities to filmmakers, videographers, dancers, choreographers, photographers, musicians and dance and digital technology explorers. This is an open space for artistic sharing, experiencing and creating through different perspectives, backgrounds and focuses.”

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery is located between Mitchell Street and MLK Jr. Drive at 88 Forsyth Street, SW. The screenings will take place in the 86 Forsyth Street performance hall. Dance Films Screening Series: 2 will help to generate funds to create a dance floor and dance space at Eyedrum's new location!
Tickets: $10

It will be an amazing night of dance films, so be there!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1492671014286741/


Sunday Afternoon Life Drawing May 10, 2015
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Price:  Suggested Donation $3-10
We all become better artists when we draw from life together.


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eyedrum holds Sunday Afternoon Life Drawing sessions at our new home at 88 Forsyth St., SW, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.

eyedrum art & music gallery / 88 Forsyth St. SW / Atlanta, Georgia 30303 | Suggested donation of $3-10.

As always, we try to accommodate attendees preference in terms of kinds of poses and times after a brief set of warm up poses.

88 Forsyth St. SW is a few blocks west of our previous location in the C4 (225) suite of the M. Rich Building The new building, directly across from the historic MLK Jr. Government post office building and behind the LAZ parking deck, is Eyedrum's home. When searching for the location, please be sure to include the "SW" in the address. Parking on the street is free on Sundays. Best bet is to parallel park along Mitchell St. DO NOT PARK in the corner lot across forsyth st from the alligator mural. street parallel parking is plentiful. :)

Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1449735951927947
FB Search: "Sunday Afternoon Life Drawing @ eyedrum – 88 Forsyth St. SW"

Cube, Twins, Anticipation, Amulet May 13, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Cube

Twins

Anticipation

Amulet

Cleansing May 14, 2015
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Price:  $10
CLEANSING is a project developed to visualize the layers of life that we sometimes have to shed in order to move on. It is about improvisation, forgetting and remembering in order to create and reconnect. It’s about hard to move lumps in our history, and determined, rhythmic tending it takes to smooth them out.

Funda plays with her large silk scarf, called a “veil” as she dances through live music, light, the physical space of the gallery, the audience and the projected images of flowing sand.

The veil carries a strong symbolism as well. It is the hair and body covering used by wealthy Muslim women as a part of Hijab and Burqa’s. Thus, play with what was once a tool of oppression becomes an act of rebellion and assertion of freedom.

Through play, the past is sorted out and a strong foundation in the present is created.

Gabriel Monticello will be on bass
Eric Fontaine on saxophone
Danny Stern on darbouka and ney
David Brookstien on ambient sound
https://www.facebook.com/events/1586179541635665/

contraband cinema Video Killed the MTV Star May 15, 2015
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  $7
Anna Spence curates a show of music videos...in celebration of her 30th birthday!! Join us for refreshments and video!
Doors open at 7pm..film
screening at 8pm

Invent Room Pop 49 May 15, 2015
10:00PM - - -
Price:  free


This is the 49th installment of Invent Room Pop. Six musicians are invited to play in duos and trios determined at random, with names drawn out of a hat. Inspect the archives at inventroompop.bandcamp.com.

Ann-Marie Lowman - keyboards
Stephany Lorena - guitar
Curtis Stephens - keys
Michael Hollis - guitar
Matt Goethe - guitar
Ian Cone - electronics

Hold May 16, 2015


Hold May 17, 2015


Bitchin Bajas, Itasca, Brainworlds, Saira Raza May 19, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7

Bitchin Bajas




Bitchin Bajas began in 2010 as a solo side project for Cooper Crain, guitarist of Chicago Krautrock revivalists Cave. The early sounds of Bitchin Bajas were equally psychedelic but decidedly less aggressive than Crain's primary band, opting for more textural exploration than rhythmic force. The project quickly became prolific in its release of music, starting with the Tones & Zones full-length in 2010 and trickling out split singles, EPs, cassette-only releases, and the like among more actualized full-lengths every year that followed. The solo project was expanded to a duo with the inclusion of Mahjongg's Dan Quinlivan, adding more synth and guitar textures to Crain's web of spectral sound. —Fred Thomas, AllMusic

Itasca




Kayla Cohen, a.k.a. Itasca, is a folk guitarist and songwriter from New York State. She has released several small press CD-rs and cassettes over the past five years, and began recording as Itasca after a move to Los Angeles in 2012. She records at home, taking inspiration from the fringes of LA's open space and natural land.

Brainworlds




As Brainworlds, Atlanta based guitarist Mason Brown works to envelop the listener in sheets of meditative sound and delve deep into the subconscious to explore the hidden relationships between the micro and the macro. Devoid of the constraints of time and gravity, the music of Brainworlds floats in the metaphysical realm where mind and universe coalesce.

Saira Raza




Saira is an Atlanta-based multi-instrumentalist. She is a former member of the band Waking Astronomer.

First Flight embodies an eclectic variety of musical influences - including Bollywood, folk music, and spiritual jazz. Conceptually, it explores the spiritual path of the hero's journey, using fictitious religious traditions imagined by Frank Herbert and Octavia Butler.

Writers Exchange May 21, 2015


Press Start by Lauren Markland May 22, 2015
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  free
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An installation by Lauren Markland

Press Start is an immersive installation where the viewer takes the place of a character in a video game. Players are able to choose from one of three classes, view items in a shop, and interact with the shopkeeper. Each class has sets of armor and weapons specific to its trade, but there’s a catch: the items vary within class depending on gender. Video games are a huge part of popular culture with an equally split gender demographic, yet so many female characters are designed by and marketed to men. As a result, armor and weapon design for these characters becomes overly sexualized, impractical, and more often than not, both. Press Start humorously imposes these tropes on men, while also empowering women through practicality and representation within a medium.

Sunday Afternoon Life Drawing May 24, 2015
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Price:  Suggested Donation $3-10
We all become better artists when we draw from life together.


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|}|} Life
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|}|} @ eyedrum

eyedrum holds Sunday Afternoon Life Drawing sessions at our new home at 88 Forsyth St., SW, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.

eyedrum art & music gallery / 88 Forsyth St. SW / Atlanta, Georgia 30303 | Suggested donation of $3-10.

As always, we try to accommodate attendees preference in terms of kinds of poses and times after a brief set of warm up poses.

88 Forsyth St. SW is a few blocks west of our previous location in the C4 (225) suite of the M. Rich Building The new building, directly across from the historic MLK Jr. Government post office building and behind the LAZ parking deck, is Eyedrum's home. When searching for the location, please be sure to include the "SW" in the address. Parking on the street is free on Sundays. Best bet is to parallel park along Mitchell St. DO NOT PARK in the corner lot across forsyth st from the alligator mural. street parallel parking is plentiful. :)

Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1449735951927947
FB Search: "Sunday Afternoon Life Drawing @ eyedrum – 88 Forsyth St. SW"

Self-determination Comparing Uli and Graffiti Art May 26, 2015
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Price:  Suggested Donations
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Jamele Wright Presents: Self-determination Comparing Uli and Graffiti Art

In Association with SSA Smoke School of Art:
This educational series installment compares and contrasts the art of Uli, indigenous to the Igbo people of Nigeria, with graffiti art of the 1970s and 1980s. Similarities when it comes to the individual intent and mark will be shown along with the lineage of African creativity and the ability to personalize that uniqueness. Corresponding agencies will be discussed in the midst of Uli and younger generations hundreds of years later that express and exert themselves in a society intent on suppressing their individuality and oppressing them mentally and financially.

Zach Webb May 29, 2015
8:00PM - - -

Percussionist Zachary Webb is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of music. Although a native of Alabama, his passion for percussion has allowed him to perform all over the North and Southeast with groups such as Bent Frequency, The Hartt Graduate Percussion Group, and The Hartt School’s honors chamber music ensemble Performance 20/20. An advocate for new music, his interests range from contemporary works for marimba and vibraphone to groundbreaking performance art pieces, such as Giorgio Battistelli’s Il Libro Celibe. As an educator, Zach has taught courses at The Hartt School and Georgia State University, as well as private lessons in the Atlanta school district.


Public Domain presents - Apparent Horizon May 30, 2015
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  free
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Eyedrum art and music gallery is proud to present “Apparent Horizon: Deep Time, Surveillance, and De/Reconstitution of the Human Subject” a group show of work by Atlanta artists Jim Demmers, Robert Cheatham, and Chea Prince.

This exhibit will examine surveillance culture, personal agency, and the limits of our ability to clearly observe how underlying patterns affect our lives and culture.

From the artists statement: “As humans, we consider deep time as well as the Situationist’s “beach beneath the sidewalk” as both works of science and surveillance. Public Domain, through this metaphorical walkabout, speculates on the nature of our species’ circumstances by illuminating the forces of environmental intrusion and the economies of surveillance that facilitate our megacosmic dérive.”

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