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April 10, 2010 Saturday

literature
Book Sale
8:00AM - 3:00PM

Also On This Day:

art
Regular Gallery Hours
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  FREE
OBSCURA in all galleries.

music
Jason Ajemian/High Life Structural Sound workshop
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  $7-12


JASON AJEMIAN & THE HIGH LIFE

Formed at the Harold Art Residency in Ohio, Jason Ajemian pulls all his previous conceptual musics under a solid roof with The HIGH LIFE. Ajemian creates scores in the architectural drafting program AutoCAD, which guides the musicians through spaces and hallways of musical structures. His blueprints dictate the flow and motion of a musical set, opening the performers up to visual and descriptive infl uences, while leading them through a diverse musical landscape consisting of Ajemian’s orchestrated poems, American folk forms, Native American chants, Canadian sea shanties, Orbison, jazz expressive motion and balladry -- all filter through the creative/improvised process in a unique communication of the moment.

Personel:
Jacob Wick : Trumpet/Vox
Peter Hanson : Saxophone/Vox
Owen Stewart-Robertson : Guitar/Vox
Marc Riordan : Drums/Vox
Jason Ajemian : Bass/Vox

Structural Sound Workshops (6 PM)

Jason Ajemian has adopted a unique approach for juxtaposing
improvisation with composition, textural structures with melodic moving structures, and the physical world with the sonic world. His architectural scores not only bridge the gaps between free jazz and folk forms, hard bop and heavy metal, but also provide a new way to write and play music for improvisors. From composing, rehearsing and performing these scores, the High
Life has developed a specific method of musical execution - a process that starts by looking at all genres and structures simply as a grouping of sounds. By approaching sound as sound, we express many personalities and techniques to truely utilize any individual infl uences within a performance context. The Structural Sound Workshops are birthed from our design to
imbue and encourage these methods of sound experience and production.

Participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and be prepared to participate in the creation of a piece to be performed later in the evening at Jason Ajemian & the High Life's public performance

music
Jason Ajemian & The High Life w/I.T.P
9:00PM - 11:55PM
Price:  $7-12


JASON AJEMIAN & THE HIGH LIFE

Formed at the Harold Art Residency in Ohio, Jason Ajemian pulls all his previous conceptual musics under a solid roof with The HIGH LIFE. Ajemian creates scores in the architectural drafting program AutoCAD, which guides the musicians through spaces and hallways of musical structures. His blueprints dictate the flow and motion of a musical set, opening the performers up to visual and descriptive infl uences, while leading them through a diverse musical landscape consisting of Ajemian’s orchestrated poems, American folk forms, Native American chants, Canadian sea shanties, Orbison, jazz expressive motion and balladry -- all filter through the creative/improvised process in a unique communication of the moment.

Personel:
Jacob Wick : Trumpet/Vox
Peter Hanson : Saxophone/Vox
Owen Stewart-Robertson : Guitar/Vox
Marc Riordan : Drums/Vox
Jason Ajemian : Bass/Vox

Press:
“Listening to Jason Ajemian and the High Life is like trying to
decipher a fever dream, one in which words become notes, notes become colors and metallic thwaps become words. Over the course of a continuous hour, the quintet masterfully moved all over the sonic map, from acid rock to free jazz to Akron/Familyesque indie rock to glacial, doomy slowcore, with each movement punctuated by a total collapse of form. Like a fever dream, bits and strands of one sonic shape were pulled to make the next, ever evolving each sly groove into something new and radical. In short: It was gorgeous.”

“It’s the way you hear conversations when you’re trying to sleep
off a fever. But the effect is mesmerizing."

Chris Barrett, METRO PULSE, Knoxville. Tn

www.jasonajemian.com/highlife



I.T.P.

Featuring:
Eric Fontaine (saxophones)
Alan Dynin (piano)
Torin Degnats (drums)

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