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Bent Frequency October 2, 2007
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10
Bent Frequency's first concert of the 2007-2008 season will feature the winners of BF's Third Annual International Call for Scores Competition: Jacob Cooper's [untitled] Massimo Lauricella's Eco di un tempo perduto and Jeff Roberts' Fading Drift. This concert will also include the world premiere of Dorothy Hindman's Tapping the Furnace for solo percussion, Andrew Rindfleisch's Tears for solo flute, Postscript by Atlanta's own Nickitas J. Demos and Passacagliaby by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

For more information visit
http://www.bentfrequency.com

The Music of Dead Things:: open improv October 4, 2007
9:00PM - - -


Yes, the future is where we all want to be but the fact of the matter is that the past is where we will spend the vast amount of time not-left to us...so we better get the dead flowers ready and tune up the bone orchestra.

maybe this would be a good night for all you melancholic and/or depressives.

Behold! The music of eternity awaits you!
You have nothing to lose but your cairns.

regular gallery hours October 5, 2007
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

The Ninja Puppet Experience October 5, 2007
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5



Ninja Puppet Productions and MINT team up with the Eyedrum to bring Atlanta The Ninja Puppet Experience - October 5th & 6th at 9:00pm.

Get ready to expose yourself to this showcase of puppetry and film by local artists. This extravaganza is designed to enhance the audience's experience through the exploration of the world of avant garde adult-oriented puppetry. The Ninja Puppet Experience will be the launching pad for several new emerging artists, as well as a spectacular venue for several ventures of the craft.

So take it in, and witness The Ninja Puppet Experience ... October 5th & 6th at 9pm at Eyedrum
ONLY $5!!!!



regular gallery hours October 6, 2007
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Small Gallery show ends October 6, 2007
1:00PM - 6:00PM

The Ninja Puppet Experience October 6, 2007
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5


Ninja Puppet Productions and MINT team up with Eyedrum to bring Atlanta The Ninja Puppet Experience - October 5th & 6th at 9:00pm.

Get ready to expose yourself to this showcase of puppetry and film by local artists. This extravaganza is designed to enhance the audience's experience through the exploration of the world of avant garde adult-oriented puppetry. The Ninja Puppet Experience will be the launching pad for several new emerging artists, as well as a spectacular venue for several ventures of the craft.

So take it in, and witness The Ninja Puppet Experience...October 5th & 6th at 9pm at Eyedrum
ONLY $5!!!!

monthly radio show (cancelled) October 7, 2007
7:00PM - 9:00PM
no show this month

NO GALLERY HOURS today October 7, 2007

We're preparing the next round of exhibits.

reserved October 9, 2007
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Art Comm meeting

NO GALLERY HOURS today October 12, 2007

We're preparing the next round of exhibits.

Dead Flowers: Haunted Gardens; Seeded Wastelands / October 13, 2007
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  free


Opening reception Oct 13th 7pm-11pm

Closing reception Nov 24th 1pm-6pm

Gallery 1 + 2 + Small Gallery
Dead Flowers: Haunted Gardens; Seeded Wastelands.
October 13th -November 24th

An idea germinated/harvested by Susan A. Cipcic + Deisha Oliver + Karen Tauches + Shana Wood.

Featuring the artwork of
Lisa Alembik
Kristina Arnold
Raheem Carlock
Erin Dixon
Sarah Emerson
Julia Kubica
Claire Paul
Mario Petrirena
Ruth Stanford
Angela West
Addison Will
Pandra Williams

Performances by Lori Guarisco & Raheem Carlock

Floral arrangements by
Sloane Robinson/Robert Cheatham
Katherine Taylor
Alison Weldon
Shana Wood
& others

Exhibit essay by Richard Gess



In celebration of the darkening season, we present Dead Flowers: Haunted Gardens; Seeded Wastelands.

This investigation explores the cycle of life/death/rebirth in the garden, including such topics as the Memorial Garden (cemetery), Victorian florigraphy (The Language of Flowers), vanitas, sterile corporate gardens, plastic flowers and genetically modified flora, as well as other botanical mysteries.

The 6-week exhibition time includes late October/early November cyclic celebrations of Halloween/Samhain, All Saints Day, Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead, and All Souls Day.
In conjunction with the Dead Flowers art exhibit, auxiliary programming will be offered during this time of year when "the veil is thinnest between the realms of the living & the dead."



Be sure to join us for:
Oct 4th
Open Improv: "Music of the Dead"

Oct 19th, 20th, 21st
3 nights of "Dead Flowers Dead Performances" organized by Deisha Oliver

Oct 28th
Halloween Funeral Procession & Wake
organized by Shana Wood
featuring a New Orleans-style band
led by Roger Ruzow;
Post-procession Wake with potluck meal, musical entertainment by Hubcap City & others, plus more Dead Flowers Dead Performances

Nov 1st
Open Improv: "Ghosts"

Nov 2nd
Day of the Dead Picnic

Nov 10th
Andy Ditzler/Frequent Small Meals presents
Film Love: Dead Flowers, a program of short experimental films about gardens & plant life

Nov 13th
A night of Dead Flowers film & video programmed by Shana Wood
(see the Call for Entries on the Eyedrum website--- DEADLINE is November 1st)

Nov 19th or 20th (TBA)
Shana Robbins performance

Nov 24th
Dead Flowers Closing Party




Small Gallery: Dead Flowers October 13, 2007
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  free


The Small Gallery will feature work by Kristina Arnold from Bowling Green , Kentucky as part of the Dead Flowers exhibit.

Through November 24th.

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today October 13, 2007

Please join us for the opening receptions of
a Small Gallery exhibit from 6-8PM, as well as Dead Flowers in Gallery 1, and Offerings in Gallery 2 from 7-11PM.

regular gallery hours October 14, 2007
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Roger Ruzow Presents:Shakin' rays/Smith/Williams October 14, 2007
8:00PM - 10:30PM
Price:  7
Start of a new 3 month series of jazz improv, curated by Roger Ruzow.
this month :

Together Again!:
Shakin' Ray Levis , LaDonna Smith, Davey Williams


The SHAKING RAY LEVIS (founded in 1986) is an ongoing collaboration of musicians with a common interest in improvisation. The project was conceived and led by the Chattanooga-based team of DENNIS PALMER and BOB STAGNER. They use synthesizers, MoogerFoogers, samplers, vocals and percussion to achieve their Ole' Timey Avant-Garde sound.

http://www.myspace.com/theshakingraylevis

They are the first American group to have recorded for INCUS RECORDS, the record label of British guitarist DEREK BAILEY. Additionally, they have performed and recorded with REVEREND HOWARD FINSTER, MIN TANAKA, DAVID GREENBERGER, FRED FRITH, AMY DENIO, JOHN ZORN, BORBETOMAGUS, TOM CORA, STEVE BERESFORD, J.D. PARRAN, FRANK PAHL, LADONNA SMITH, DAVEY WILLIAMS, GINO ROBAIR, ROGER TURNER, EUGENE CHADBOURNE, TONY OXLEY and Derek Bailey, as well as with many other critically acclaimed artists.

The Shaking Ray Levis have performed internationally on the BBC, at Quebec's International Festival de Musique Actuelle, Newfoundland's Sound Symposium, London's Company Week, and Denver's ReThink Conference. Dennis Palmer has the distinction of being invited to play at Company Week in 1988 and the final one

LaDonna Smith

As Violinist and violist, LaDonna Smith has been on the international new music scene for well over 20 years. She is an active performer, as well as an educator and native of Birmingham, Alabama. By networking with organizers and musicians from other cities, and through her work with the improvisor, she has been responsible for keeping improvised music alive in the South Eastern United States. In1996, she organized the first Birmingham International Improvisation Festival, which featured performers from Sweden, Russia, and Ukraine in concert and workshop, as well as a host of regional and national participants in music, theatre, and dance.

LaDonna has created a style of improvisation on violin and viola that is uniquely her own. Alternating classical and extended techniques, she explores her instrument, painting scenarios and sound pictures as she plays. She has performed at practically every major improvisation festival and many of the New Music Festivals. She has toured Europe on numerous occasions, playing solo and in collaboration with local musicians. Her travels have taken her to the former USSR, Siberia, and Japan. In addition, she and guitarist, Davey Williams, have toured North America and Europe many times as Trans Duo. As musical partners, they maintain their own recording label, TransMuseq, and also co-edit the improvisor, the international journal of free improvisation, printed eleven editions, and now under construction in its revised world- wide-web edition. She was participant in the UCSD 1999 Symposium on Improvisation in LaJolla, CA.

As a teacher, not only has she given many workshops on free improvisation throughout the U.S. and Canada to schoolchildren and college students, but for 15 years, she has taught violin to hundreds of children in Birmingham, Alabama, and is the Director of the Birmingham Suzuki Violin Association. This year, she took 24 students and 14 adults to Japan to participate in the 42nd National Suzuki Concert in Tokyo. The Suzuki Violinists also performed their own concerts in Nagano, and a Sister City International Friendship Concert in Hitachi. She is on the violin faculty of the Central Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute, and there she also teaches "improvisation."

LaDonna Smith has been doing improv for almost 30 years. A virtuoso violinist, teacher, and co-founder of The Improvisor ("the international journal of free improvisation"), she is the image of feminine empowerment, the female criminal in pursuit of the ecstatic, potent, subversive and transcendent. LaDonna has done about as much as any of the improvising pioneers Stateside to raise the bar, to obliterate expectations/preconceptions and, in the end, form new vocabularies in music. Never mind that she did this in a scene dominated by men or that she did it from Tuscaloosa and eventually Birmingham, AL., solo and along side her performing partner Davey Williams. The freakin' odds were stacked not against her, but on top of her. But anyone who has had the singular pleasure of being in her presence will attest to the fact that if anyone might prevail against said odds, it'd be her. She's incredibly pleasant. She always seems to be aware of everything going on around her. But at the same time, sitting across the table from her can imbue you with a sense of power and belonging rarely felt. And even though I have my suspicions she realizes this she never holds it over your head. She just drops the sonic block on you while she plays. Her eye is your storm.

Davey Williams

Davey Williams, guitarist
Biographical Information

Recent Musical Activities (1996-99):

Performances with LaDonna Smith (New York City, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Milwaukee & Birmingham),composers Anne Lebaron (Merkin Concert Hall, New York City & Univ. of Pittsburg) and Gustavo Matamoros (Merkin Concert Hall, NYC & Florida, the Brazil Festival, Miami), Curlew (New York, Boston, Washington & Pittsburg), Jim Staley & Ikue Mori (New York, London, Amsterdam & Switzerland), Phoebe Legere (New York), Phil Gelb & Joe McPhee, and Luc Houtkamp (the Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, the SubTropics Festival, Miami and other cities in Florida), the Say What! trio (Water Rats Club, London), with Marcus Eichenberger (Switzerland), numerous ad hoc improvisational performances including duos and various larger ensembles with Eugene Chadbourne, Ned Mudd (Birmingham/Chattanooga), with Toshi Makihari at the High Wire Gallery (Philadelphia), with Ikue Mori at CBGBs (New York), with Wally Shoup (Seattle/Olympia), solo concerts (Memphis, St. Louis, Birmingham, New Orleans, Seattle). Recordings and concert tour with Curlew, recordings with Oteil Burbrage, Jim Staley/Ikue Mori, Michael Zerang/LaDonna Smith/Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ned Mudd; solo guitar CD, Eugene Chadbourne. See also Davey's discography.


rehearsal October 15, 2007
8:00PM - 10:30PM

rehearsal October 16, 2007
8:00PM - 11:00PM

Film Love: STILL/MOVING Part 1 October 17, 2007
8:00PM - - -
Price:  free
Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Frequent Small Meals present

STILL/MOVING: still photography in the moving image
a two-part film series curated by Andy Ditzler

Part 1: Speed of Light


from Rose Lowder's notebook, detail of the frame-by-frame shooting plan for her film Sailboats and Poppies (courtesy Rose Lowder)

The "motion" in motion pictures is an illusion. Films are made up of a series of still images on a strip, converted to motion via the magic of film projectors. "Speed of Light" is a journey through the ways in which still images uncover new ways of seeing movement.

Time-lapse photography allows film to condense a single day into just a few minutes, as in Jonas Mekas's charming study of a port in the south of France and Gary Beydler's dramatic landscape study Hand Held Day.

Beydler's Pasadena Freeway Stills is an ingenious frame-within-a-frame masterpiece. This elegant, influential experimental film remains highly regarded today.

Subversive, visually wild and often hilarious, Martin Arnold's tour de force film Pièce Touchée takes eighteen seconds from a Hollywood film and stretches it out, turns it upside down and backwards, loops tiny moments and turns the simplest movements of the actors into riots of latent meaning. Guy Sherwin (using countdown film leader) and Stan Brakhage (hand painting images of the cosmos) use hand printing and superimposition to dazzle the eye and mind, while Rose Lowder's "ecological cinema" makes dynamic use of overlapping imagery from natural spaces in the south of France (see below).

Go to STILL/MOVING Part 2


Successive frames from Rose Lowder's Sailboats and Poppies. The top image was shot every third frame; the film was rewound and the sailboat was shot every third frame; then another poppy field was shot every third frame. (courtesy Light Cone and Rose Lowder)

STILL/MOVING is a Film Love event, programmed and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love exists to provide access to great but rarely seen films, and to explore the history of experimental filmmaking. Film Love was voted Atlanta’s Best Film Series by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.

For more information on Film Love events, visit the Frequent Small Meals website or email info at frequent small meals dot com

DAMO SUZUKI / SAN AGUSTIN October 18, 2007
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $10

regular gallery hours October 19, 2007
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

Dead Flowers Dead Performances October 19, 2007
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


Organized by Deisha Oliver

Featuring performances by
Collin Guy
William Tucker
Christie Vozniak
Leslie Walton
Steven Westdahl

A short film by director Nick Hiltgen

Music by Strezo

A BIT ABOUT THE PIECES



Collin Guy:
"The Gift"
A Story by Lou Reed

A lovesick young man is desperate to reunite himself with his estranged girlfriend. Being rather broke, he decides to mail himself to her address in Wisconsin. Dark hilarity ensues.

Staged and Performed by Collin Guy

Steven Westdahl:
just may suprise us.

William D. Tucker:
RESURRECTION OF PORNO STYLE WARS
A Play by William D. Tucker.
A sinister man selling bootleg DVDs recounts the effects of the recent Porno Style Wars upon the late, great planet Earth . . .

Writer/Director/Ruger Swaingro played by William D. Tucker
Co-Director/Dramaturgy by Sean Jarrett

Loved the play? See the movie! RESURRECTION OF PORNO STYLE WARS: THE MOVIE-Coming Soon!

Christie Vozniak:
Autopsy
A Play by Lisa D'Amour, performed with the express permission of Lisa D'Amour.
"Every now and then when she tries to think of herself as female she draws a blank. Or she pictures herself as a femme fatale"
An examination. a re-birth. a re-incorporation.
performed by Christie Vozniak.

Leslie Walton:
The Sermon by David Mamet
Performed by Leslie Walton
The sermon given to the mirror. The sermon the masses should never hear.


"Switch" Dir. Nick Hiltgen

After witnessing a car accident, Tom (Michael Brune) takes over the
life of the now comatose driver, Kevin (David Bruckner). In this
"new" life, Tom succeeds where Kevin has failed and goes so far as
wooing Kevin's ex-girlfriend, Sandy (Jillian Fratkin). However,
Kevin's unexpected awakening threatens the lie Tom has been selling.

Drama/Thriller
SWITCH:
Producer: Victoria Warren
Exec. Producers: Nick Hiltgen
Assoc. Producer: Anthony Pearson
Writer: Anthony Pearson
Director: Nick Hiltgen
DP: Victoria Warren

Cast:
"Tom" Michael Brune
"Sandy" Jillian Fratkin
"Kevin" David Bruckner

regular gallery hours October 20, 2007
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Film Love: STILL/MOVING Part 2 October 20, 2007
8:00PM - - -
Price:  free
Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Frequent Small Meals present

STILL/MOVING: still photography in the moving image
a two-part film series curated by Andy Ditzler

Part 2: Pictures worth a thousand words


Chris Marker, La Jetée

"Pictures worth a thousand words" shows three films which tell their stories almost entirely with still photographs (but watch closely!).

Chris Marker’s classic La Jetée – the inspiration for the Terry Gilliam film 12 Monkeys – is the story of a mysterious childhood memory in a dystopian future. Using still photos, a hot plate, and a poignant narration, Hollis Frampton’s film (nostalgia) works an ingenious cognitive trick on the audience, while Morgan Fisher’s Production Stills turns a Polaroid camera on a movie camera, then turns the movie camera back on the Polaroid photos and thus manages to document its own making!


Hollis Frampton, (nostalgia). (courtesy Anthology Film Archives)

STILL/MOVING is a Film Love event, programmed and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love exists to provide access to great but rarely seen films, and to explore the history of experimental filmmaking. Film Love was voted Atlanta’s Best Film Series by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.

For more information on Film Love events, visit the Frequent Small Meals website or email info at frequent small meals dot com

Dead Flowers Dead Performances (late show) October 20, 2007
11:30PM - - -
Price:  $7


Organized by Deisha Oliver

Featuring performances by
Collin Guy
William Tucker
Christie Vozniak
Leslie Walton
Steven Westdahl

A short film by director Nick Hiltgen

Music by Strezo

A BIT ABOUT THE PIECES



Collin Guy:
"The Gift"
A Story by Lou Reed

A lovesick young man is desperate to reunite himself with his estranged girlfriend. Being rather broke, he decides to mail himself to her address in Wisconsin. Dark hilarity ensues.

Staged and Performed by Collin Guy

Steven Westdahl:
just may suprise us.

William D. Tucker:
RESURRECTION OF PORNO STYLE WARS
A Play by William D. Tucker.
A sinister man selling bootleg DVDs recounts the effects of the recent Porno Style Wars upon the late, great planet Earth . . .

Writer/Director/Ruger Swaingro played by William D. Tucker
Co-Director/Dramaturgy by Sean Jarrett

Loved the play? See the movie! RESURRECTION OF PORNO STYLE WARS: THE MOVIE-Coming Soon!

Christie Vozniak:
Autopsy
A Play by Lisa D'Amour, performed with the express permission of Lisa D'Amour.
"Every now and then when she tries to think of herself as female she draws a blank. Or she pictures herself as a femme fatale"
An examination. a re-birth. a re-incorporation.
performed by Christie Vozniak.

Leslie Walton:
The Sermon by David Mamet
Performed by Leslie Walton
The sermon given to the mirror. The sermon the masses should never hear.


"Switch" Dir. Nick Hiltgen

After witnessing a car accident, Tom (Michael Brune) takes over the
life of the now comatose driver, Kevin (David Bruckner). In this
"new" life, Tom succeeds where Kevin has failed and goes so far as
wooing Kevin's ex-girlfriend, Sandy (Jillian Fratkin). However,
Kevin's unexpected awakening threatens the lie Tom has been selling.

Drama/Thriller
SWITCH:
Producer: Victoria Warren
Exec. Producers: Nick Hiltgen
Assoc. Producer: Anthony Pearson
Writer: Anthony Pearson
Director: Nick Hiltgen
DP: Victoria Warren

Cast:
"Tom" Michael Brune
"Sandy" Jillian Fratkin
"Kevin" David Bruckner

regular gallery hours October 21, 2007
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Dead Flowers Dead Performances October 21, 2007
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


Organized by Deisha Oliver

Featuring performances by
Collin Guy
William Tucker
Christie Vozniak
Leslie Walton
Steven Westdahl

A short film by director Nick Hiltgen

Music by Strezo

A BIT ABOUT THE PIECES



Collin Guy:
"The Gift"
A Story by Lou Reed

A lovesick young man is desperate to reunite himself with his estranged girlfriend. Being rather broke, he decides to mail himself to her address in Wisconsin. Dark hilarity ensues.

Staged and Performed by Collin Guy

Steven Westdahl:
just may suprise us.

William D. Tucker:
RESURRECTION OF PORNO STYLE WARS
A Play by William D. Tucker.
A sinister man selling bootleg DVDs recounts the effects of the recent Porno Style Wars upon the late, great planet Earth . . .

Writer/Director/Ruger Swaingro played by William D. Tucker
Co-Director/Dramaturgy by Sean Jarrett

Loved the play? See the movie! RESURRECTION OF PORNO STYLE WARS: THE MOVIE-Coming Soon!

Christie Vozniak:
Autopsy
A Play by Lisa D'Amour, performed with the express permission of Lisa D'Amour.
"Every now and then when she tries to think of herself as female she draws a blank. Or she pictures herself as a femme fatale"
An examination. a re-birth. a re-incorporation.
performed by Christie Vozniak.

Leslie Walton:
The Sermon by David Mamet
Performed by Leslie Walton
The sermon given to the mirror. The sermon the masses should never hear.


"Switch" Dir. Nick Hiltgen

After witnessing a car accident, Tom (Michael Brune) takes over the
life of the now comatose driver, Kevin (David Bruckner). In this
"new" life, Tom succeeds where Kevin has failed and goes so far as
wooing Kevin's ex-girlfriend, Sandy (Jillian Fratkin). However,
Kevin's unexpected awakening threatens the lie Tom has been selling.

Drama/Thriller
SWITCH:
Producer: Victoria Warren
Exec. Producers: Nick Hiltgen
Assoc. Producer: Anthony Pearson
Writer: Anthony Pearson
Director: Nick Hiltgen
DP: Victoria Warren

Cast:
"Tom" Michael Brune
"Sandy" Jillian Fratkin
"Kevin" David Bruckner

Suffering Bastard / Mugu Guymen / Fistful Of Crows October 23, 2007
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7 DOLLARS 7


SUFFERING BASTARD
uh. whoa. watts. heavy heavy from up north, Rhode Island Grind core, loudest band ever heard.
))))))))))))))))))))
MUGU GUYMEN
spirit of Nigerian Hardcore, ponied up ethno-cash, 419 scams called forth w/ effected drums+synth/kalimba/strings. always freestyle/improv/realjungle
- The band's first single, "Show You Fire", has been #1 on Clear Channel's Unsigned Top 10 for the last month earning spins on major Top 40 radio. The band was featured on over 450 Clear Channel radio stations' websites for over 4 months as an artist to watch. wow. what a couple of liars.
+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+++
FISTFUL OF CROWS
Will Fist's band.... he runs Whisk-Hutzel Records which releases fine gems in obscure formats such as quarter inch reel tape (Knoxville/Atlanta)
+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+__+_+_+_+_++++
SELF INFLICT opens!

Wiese+Yeh, Giffoni+Tree Creature+Richard Devine October 24, 2007
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $8
Killer noise/soundscape showcase with Spencer Yeh from Burning Star Core (BSC) and John Wiese (Wiese). Also, guitar manipulator Carlos Giffoni (Carlos), founder of the infamous No Fun noise festival in Brooklyn.

Cincinnati native C. Spencer Yeh has been releasing records under the Burning Star Core moniker since 1993. A classically trained violinist, Yeh is the center of the amorphous free noise group whose past collaborators have included: Comets on Fire, Hototogisu, Chris Corsano and Thurston Moore. (Forced Exposure)

"The sounds almost trying to suck you into the speakers head first, but like all quality noise in time your ears become accustomed and you start to pick out more more details. Wiese really has the ability to build up such complex layers of sound."
-excerpt from review of Wiese's Black Magic Pond in musiquemachine.com

Among the 3 of them they've played or recorded with Evan Parker, Merzbow, Sonic Youth, Wolf Eyes, Sunn O))), & many others.




Doyle/Wilcox/Harrar, Projexorcism, 9J October 25, 2007
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7
Tenor saxophonist / howler Arthur Doyle, percussionist Ed Wilcox, and multimedia artist James Harrar.

"Arthur Doyle has the roughest, bawlin'est sound of any artist currently working in the milieu of so-called 'jazz.' His work has all the air-rendering/leather-lunged urgency of Albert Ayler's albums for ESP or Joe McPhee's CJR recordings. His horn forces his way into your head with an evasive power that's both beautiful and brutal. And his time is NOW."
-- Byron Coley, The WIRE



------------------------
Opening:
the mysterious 9 Jah pummels you into the corner with their wrap around sunglasses, walkers, and evil teeth gnashing giddiness.

+ Projexorcism

regular gallery hours October 26, 2007
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

Start Up October 26, 2007
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $10


Start Up

Ambitious Theater Troupe Sells German Culture to American Audiences on Cross-Country Tour. Really.

Audiences in Off-the-Radar Towns Get Once in Lifetime Chance to Experience Play by Roland Schimmelpfennig,
Germany’s Foremost Contemporary Playwright

GTA’s Road Theater USA embarks on a hilarious theatrical adventure – or misadventure – as five actors (three German and two from the U.S.), two Austrian video artists and the GTA team go cross-country in a tricked out school bus, travelling from New York to Los Angeles in search of the "American Dream” and touring the world premiere of Start Up, a black comedy written specifically for GTA by Roland Schimmelpfennig, Germany’s most produced contemporary playwright.

In Start Up, an assorted crew of merry pranksters come up with what they believe is their million-euro idea: to sell German culture to Americans – which is of course the exact same thing that GTA is doing as it travels across the country presenting this fast-paced farce.

A video team documents this ambitious road trip, then mines the video material collected up to that point live during each performance where it is projected on set. This always new and expanded dramatic “Road Journal” will interact with the production of the play Start Up as background and stage design. The audience is treated to a unique, riotous and ever-changing performance event, a combination of the filmed “reality” of the tour and the theatrical “fiction” of the Schimmelpfennig play.

The trip will take the troupe from New York through 24 cities in the U.S. over 7 weeks. They will travel 6,000 miles and perform in 24 locations – including sleepy villages like Edmonton, Kentucky, Las Vegas, the original sin city, melting pots like El Paso on the Texas/Mexico border and even an actual ghost town, Death Valley Junction – until they reach Los Angeles on the Pacific Ocean.

More about GTA
GTA has created international theatrical exchange between Germany and the United States since 1996, creating festivals featuring international production teams within conceptual installations. From the reading series NEW GERMAN VOICES in New York and the RED EYE SERIES in Düsseldorf to the month long festival STADTTHEATER NEW YORK in 2006, their work has been presented at the Cherry Lane Theater, the Public Theater and the HERE Arts Center in New York as well as the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin and numerous other theaters in Germany.

www.roadtheaterusa.org

www.g-t-a.de




regular gallery hours October 27, 2007
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

MV + EE & The Golden Road October 27, 2007
9:00PM - 12:00PM
Price:  $7
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
EYEDRUM GALLERY

MV + EE WITH THE GOLDEN ROAD
DQE
1thousand Holy Shards
all ages / 9pm / $7
 00082 65 20 82840256 LStill riding high on the glorious steed that was Green Blues (heads are still processing its smoked grooves and wild-at-heart paeans to love and kosmiche carnality), Matt Valentine and Erika Elder entered a Western Mass studio armed with enough fresh material to choke a whole team of horses. You may ask, "how can this be?" Well, since recording their Ecstatic Peace debut the duo has toured extensively, all the while writing tunes, scavenging esoteric guitar equipment & revamping their backing band to suit the environment of Gettin' Gone . A new sound has organically evolved that will most certainly astonish listeners new & old, but still find a special place on the formidable shelf of their back catalog. So rejoice in this disc, which boasts some of MV & EE's most finely-crafted songs to date and along with The Golden Road present a feast of tones & riffs that will stick to your ribs for a long time.

Like its predecessor, Gettin' Gone is a family affair of like-minded freak and friendly hair waves. Most fascinating is the Ecstatic Peace soundboard premier of Zuma, one of the coolest dog minds north of New York City. Also the one part golden addition of Doc Dunn and the harmonium magic of Luisa, she of Mascis child. Oh and J his self blams some mountain heavy drumming on a few of these tracks. Matt and Erika's devotional dharma is open to all true vibes of rock n' roll and folk n' roots ramble both tender and tuff.

1. Susquehanna (sole art trample) 5:08
2. The Burden 4:42
3. Hammer 7:49
4. I Got Caves in There 3:53
5. Mama My 5:19
6. Day & Night 5:37
7. Easy Livin' 4:41
8. Colaed Out 2:07
9. Speed Queen 6:56
10. Motorin' 2:02
11. Country Fried 8:50
12. Home Comfort 4:54
13. Sweet People 4:54

MV:Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Harmonica, Bantar (modified banjo>sitar), Swarsangam, Bass, Octave Divider Bass, Mellotron, Vox

EE:Cocola Firebird, Lap Steel, Bowed Dulcimer, Mandolin, Vox

regular gallery hours October 28, 2007
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Dead Flowers Procession & Wake October 28, 2007
4:00PM - - -
Price:  procession: free/wake: $5


Organized by Shana Wood

Come join us in the celebration of death as we host an interactive Dead Flowers Funeral Procession (complete with a New Orleans-style band, assembled & led by Roger Ruzow) beginning in Potter's Field in Oakland Cemetery, weaving throughout the cemetery, and ending at Eyedrum.

Afterwards, stay for the Dead Flowers Wake complete with potluck meal, assorted Dead Flowers Dead Performances, the sounds of Hubcap City & other musical acts.

Everyone is invited to participate in the Procession, and costumes are encouraged.

To march along: At 4PM we'll be meeting at Potter's Field (the large unmarked burial grounds along the east wall of Oakland Cemetery; adjacent to Boulevard).
The Procession will begin at 4:30PM with the Wake festivities at Eyedrum following directly after the march.

Procession is free/Wake is $5


Emma Goldman Tribute (POSTPONED!!!!!) October 30, 2007
7:00PM - - -
POSTPONED!
SORRY!


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