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Ian David Rosenbaum, Caleb Herron October 3, 2014
8:00PM - - -
Price:  10

Ian David Rosenbaum

Praised for his “excellent” and “precisely attuned” performances by the New York Times, percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum has developed a musical breadth far beyond his years. He made his Kennedy Center debut in 2009 and later that year garnered a special prize created for him at the Salzburg International Marimba Competition.

Last season, Mr. Rosenbaum joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program as only the second percussionist they have selected in their history. Mr. Rosenbaum has performed with the acclaimed So Percussion group and has appeared at the Norfolk, Yellow Barn, Chamber Music Northwest and Music@Menlo festivals.

Highlights of the 2013-2014 season include a tour of Southern California performing Christopher Cerrone’s Memory Palace, a recital at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. and a solo performance on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s New Music in the Kaplan Penthouse series.

Continuing his passionate advocacy for contemporary music, this season Mr. Rosenbaum will premiere new works for percussion by Andy Akiho, David Crowell, Tawnie Olson and Paola Prestini.

Mr. Rosenbaum is a member of Sandbox Percussion, Le Train Bleu, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Novus NY and Time Travelers. He has recorded for the Bridge, Innova and Naxos labels and is on the faculty of the Dwight School in Manhattan. Mr. Rosenbaum endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets.

Stop Speaking - Andy Akiho
Celestial Sphere - David Crowell
To the Earth - Frederic Rzewski
21 - Andy Akiho


In a Landscape - John Cage
Meadowlark - Tawnie Olson
Memory Palace - Christopher Cerrone

Domenic Salerni of Emory and the Vega String Quartet will join Ian for a piece!

Caleb Herron

Caleb Herron is chiefly a percussionist, but he is also a composer, improvisor and organizer. He focuses on new music and has a developed interest in Morton Feldman, Iannix Xenakis and John Luther Adams. Caleb is the director of the Chamber Cartel, an Atlanta-based new music ensemble.

Ladyfest Meeting October 4, 2014
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public meeting to discuss Ladyfest Atlanta (March 2015)

Tatsuya Nakatani October 7, 2014
8:00PM - - -
Price:  10

Tatsuya will be playing a solo set as well as with local musicians Stuart Gerber, Jan Berry Baker, David Smart and Chelsea Dunn.

Tatsuya Nakatani

is a creative artist originally from Osaka, Japan.
He has been residing in the USA since 1994 and is currently based in Easton, PA.Since the late 1990s, Mr. Nakatani has released over sixty recordings in the USA and Europe and has performed countless solo percussion concerts through intensive touring. He has also collaborated with hundreds of other artists internationally and presented masterclasses, workshops and lectures across the USA and around the world.

Nakatani's approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while avoiding any categorization. He creates sound via both traditional and extended percussion techniques, utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools and homemade bows, all of which manifest in anintense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world. His approach is steeped in the sensibilities of free improvisation, experimental music, jazz, rock, and noise, and yet retains the sense of space and quiet beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. His percussion instruments can imitate the sounds of a trumpet, a stringed instrumentor an electronic device to the extent that it becomes difficult to recognize the source of the sound. He has devoted himself to a musical aesthetic where rhythm gives way to pulse, often in a way that is not always audible or visible, in currents that incorporate silence and texture.Nakatani’s primary music activities include
solo percussion performance, N.G.O. (Nakatani Gong Orchestra) and collaborations with musicians and dancers both in live performance and recordings.

Typo en plein air October 12, 2014
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Accompanying live music at Eyedrum en plein air is courtesy Typo, Eyedrum's live coding series, which debuts in the out of doors this week.

For more information on live coding check out http://toplap.org/

Eyedrum en plein air is a project of Atlanta's Art on the Beltline.

en Plein Air October 12, 2014
2:00PM - 5:00PM
 Eyedrum: en Plein Air – Sunday, October 12 2014

en Plein Air is a very special Eyedrum: Sunday Afternoon Life Drawing & Art on the Atlanta Beltline event occurring during our October Sunday Afternoon Life Drawing time slots. For Sunday 12 October Michael O. will be modeling in draperies. Eyedrum's Typo will be providing musical accompaniment.

This en Plein Air session happens on Atlanta Beltline's east side gate (behind the masquerade at the dead end of Angier Springs Rd.) for this week only. The Eastside Trail Gateway on the Atlanta Beltline is located where Angier Springs Road dead-ends into the BeltLine, behind Ponce Springs Market, near Two Urban Licks. Parallel parking is available on the street nearby.

"En plein air" is a French expression which means "in the open air" and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. For these sessions, we will begin with brief poses and do longer poses of 20 to 60 minutes after a warm-up period. Participants are encouraged to bring the media of their choice (oils, markers, watercolors, gouaches, etc) and develop fully-realized painted figure studies in natural light. white umbrellas and stools will be provided for the first twenty-five (25) attendees. Eyedrum en Plein Air is free of charge, with donations accepted.

Eyedrum en Plein Air is a project of Art on the Atlanta Beltline.

Die Reihe, Network Glass, Jason Butcher October 13, 2014
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7

Die Reihe

The newest effort from Jack Callahan of Sunburned Hand of the Man, the Idiots, and the Banh Mi Verlag label. A tape from die Reihe is forthcoming on the Acetic House label. Die Reihe merges Jack's interests in rhythm, developed as a drummer for Sunburned, with the modular synthesizer work of his solo electronic releases.

Network Glass

Network Glass mixes samples and modular synth tones to create repetitive, patterned music. The Baltimore-based project utilizes small and quick sounds to build focused, minimal structures. He eschews the long forms often associated with experimental music for short, distilled cycles.

Jason Butcher

Jason R. Butcher is an artist based in Atlanta, Georgia, interested in exploring drawing, animation, and sound. He has worked designing museum interactive and electronics, using those skills in a few large collaborative installations for the Le Flash events of 2008 and 2009, as well as more recent exhibits with electronic displays of the sound and/or video variety, and improvisational performances with electronic instruments. He has also branched out into electronic circuit design and fabrication for custom synthesizer devices, sound design and engineering for Anya Liftig's recent Flux Projects performance. He is a frequent collaborator with electronic musician Don Hassler.

SONIC ADVENTURES October 15, 2014
8:00PM - - -
Price:  Free

An evening of acoustic improv, performance and collaboration alike! curated and open performances abound.

2nd installment of the resurrected sonic adventures !!!

Join us as we traverse dimensions on the vimanas of sound!!!
There will be faces of new and old alike!!
Expedition departs at 8pm earth time (in THIS dimension)
After about an hour the bridge to the cockpit will open...
So bring an acoustic sound generator and contribute to navigation!!!

last one was really amazing!


Writers Exchange October 16, 2014
7:30PM - 10:30PM

"Live from Istanbul" for Elevate October 17, 2014
7:00PM - 10:30PM
Price:  FREE
Join Eyedrum in downtown Atlanta as we join the street party of Elevate 2014 in Fairlie-Poplar. Choreographer Onur Topal-Sumer has created a dance work to be performed in the streets of Istanbul that will be streamed via Google Hangout On Air to the party in the streets of Atlanta.

Invent Room Pop 42 October 17, 2014
10:00PM - - -
Price:  free

This is the 42nd 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.

Christopher Kemp - guitar
Curtis Stephens - amps
Zackary Denton - keyboards
Natalie Kachadurian - flute & duduk
Stephany Lorena - guitar & electronics
Daniel Betts - drums

Eyedrum's Cabinet of Auricular Atrocities October 18, 2014
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
A Veritable Labyrinth of Lunacy..A Decidedly Sensatory Mortuary...

A Halloween thing for you...

Eyedrum invites you to spend a fraction of your Halloween time with us so that we can pelt you with unsettling sonic sundries and join you in sweet ghoulish communion.

Enter the abandoned and unkept Shrimpboat Seafood restaurant and maneuver the dark passageways to visit alternating scenes of varying soundscape scariness.

unnamed atlanta soundsters will be providing racket within the dark and dirty confines of this sinister soul food sanitarium and guests are invited to explore at their leisure...

afterward, move next door to the main eyedrum event space to hang out, have refreshments and subject yourselves to more aural mayhem (of the ipod dj variety).

this event is $5 (cheap)
the doors open at 8.

9:00PM - - -
•jealousy mountain duo
— Two-man German band Jealousy Mountain Duo exhibit frenetic and disparate ’60s jazz and noisy, math-rock influences, taking a deconstructivist approach to its experimental blend of post-modern jazz and mathy indie rock, its guitars looping looping and conflicting melodies, its drums working in and out of rhythms, eschewing any semblance of straightforward timekeeping for an abstract counterbalance to the swirl of notes and tones. The result is tightly controlled chaos, a sonic maelstrom where form doesn’t necessarily follow function. (paraphrased from bandcamp)
•suffer dragon
•mother martha
•don vito

info coming soon!

9:00PM - - -
come help us celebrate atlanta's premiere trigenarian racket showcase. For 30 years (October of 1984), DAM has been dispatching sonic terrorism into the ears of Atlanta radio listeners and on this day, we are going to help throw it a little party.

come get subjected to some scalding aural mayhem.

performances by:

spontaneous, experimental free improvisation.

guitar/guitar therapy

Blossoming Noise

SUFFERBOMBDAMAGE: grinding, corrosive shortwave synth pop.

performances start @ 9pm
cake and punch provided.


9:00PM - - -
an evening of danceable beats, bent synthy goodness and pop sensibilities.

En Plein Air October 26, 2014
2:00PM - 5:00PM
 Eyedrum: en Plein Air - 26 October

en Plein Air is a very special Eyedrum: Sunday Afternoon Life Drawing & Art on the Atlanta Beltline event occurring during our October Sunday Afternoon Life Drawing time slots.

This en Plein Air session happens on Atlanta Beltline's west side, just north of I-20, where Langhorn Drive goes under Westview Dr., SW. Park along the northern curve of Langhorn. A great alternative is to park by Green Leaf Park at the northern end of Napoleon Drive, enter the BeltLine, and take a short walk south to the site.

"En plein air" is a French expression which means "in the open air" and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. For these sessions, we will begin with brief poses and do longer poses of 20 to 60 minutes after a warm-up period. Participants are encouraged to bring the media of their choice (oils, markers, watercolors, gouaches, etc) and develop fully-realized painted figure studies in natural light. white umbrellas and stools will be provided for the first twenty-five (25) attendees. Eyedrum en Plein Air is free of charge, with donations accepted.

Eyedrum en Plein Air is a project of Art on the Atlanta Beltline.

Father Murphy, Chamber Cartel, In Sonitus Lux October 29, 2014
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7

From Aagoo Records website:

Father Murphy is an Italian trio comprised of Reverend freddie Murphy (vocals, guitar), Chiara Lee (vocals, keyboards, chinese percussions) and Vittorio Demarin (drums, viola, vocals). Born in Treviso, northern Italy, from the ashes of freddie’s several previous musical projects, Father Murphy with just one album and a plethora of ep’s and limited releases became one of the most mysterious and enigmatic musical entities coming out of Italy. If their first album Six Musicians getting unknown was still somewhat rooted in twisted psychedelic pop and sounded vaguely related to Os Mutantes and Italian psych pop masters Jennifer Gentle, the new record is a bold statement and a significant step ahead - out of every familiar musical genre and right into the darkness. Recorded in San Crisostomo in Bombanella church between the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008, And He told us to turn to the sun maybe was born like a rather weird attempt to a concept album about religion, but surely sounds like a collection of dark, foreboding songs that crawl and twist and hiss like that old biblical serpent.
Think of Gnostic masses, kabbalistic chanting, chiming little bells, tinny Gregorian-like drones played on toy-keyboards and the subtle but inescapable influence of 70’s Italian horror rock acts like Jacula and you will have some of the ingredients that make Father Murphy’s music. Add a good deal of lunacy and enough humour to keep the gloom away (just because you cannot take yourself that seriously) and the album is here, in all its strangely beguiling simplicity. Song after song, from the initial semi-pop outburst of “We were colonists” to ascetic, almost medieval atmospheres of Go Sinister, the entire lp feels like a truly different, warped experience. Think of Alan Sparhawk’s Low doing versions of Twilight furniture from This Heat or Milk it from Nirvana. When the final, 10-minutes mastodon “In their graves” creeps in with all the agility of a primordial doom-metal beast slowly sucked in a prehistoric swamp, everything comes full circle: an uneasy, compelling, furiously heretic yet sandblasted in Catholicism little album that could come only out of Italy.

“Compliments to Michael Gira for pointing Dream Magazine in the direction of this intriguing Italian psychedelic outfit. Lumpy and smooth lurching uneven constructions suffused with oblique passions and simmering intensity. As the title aptly indicates there's a vaguely sinister quality to the music these folks make. Even the lighter moments have a slightly uneasy nightmarish undertone to them, but in a completely natural and unforced way. A mix of male and female vocalists, loudness and subtlety, and a wide range of stylistic influences blended into something quite unique. Though they sing everything in English they have a distinctively Italian feeling. In a world of cookie-cutter imitators, it's very refreshing to find something so disturbingly and provocatively unique. These folks also sent along a great CD-R of their upcoming album "...And He Told Us to Turn to the Sun" which is perhaps even more intense, edgy and fascinating than Do the Sinister. This is definitely a band to keep an eye and ear open for.” Dream Magazine review by George Parsons
"The EP's new single, "Bones Got Dry," is soaked in abrasive noise, and terrifyingly dark textures, and strays pretty far from anything resembling a conventional pop song." - Brooklyn Vegan

Father Murphy are back again, and this time their sermon is delivered in an even more bewildering manner. Pain Is On Our Side Now, due for release on Aagoo Records/Boring Machines, is straddled across two single-sided 10"'s, each containing two movements and intended to be played simultaneously - or maybe not. Father Murphy are not the types to preach the rights and wrongs of participating in their immersive ceremony.

For those who haven’t yet delved into Father Murphy's fold, prepare yourself for a brisk stroll on the wild side, where tortured vocals, magmatic drones, sudden outbursts of the blackest chamber music and tangential bursts of childlike melodies find themselves contentedly holding hands.

Recorded in a Medieval castle at Itri (the same extraordinary place where Zola Jesus and Gary War have recorded), the EP is a concept of sorts, tackling the many virtues of failure, and the chances we may or may not choose to take at all times, every day.

Pain Is On Our Side Now is bolstered by a cast of characters comprising of, amongst others, Gowns' Ezra Buchla, who sings on 'They Will All Fail You', as well as Italian occult Psych master Gianni Giublena Rosacroce who provides clarinet on 'Let The Wrong Rise With You', with Greg Saunier from Deerhoof on mixing and mastering duties.

Father Murphy keep wandering off the beaten path in to the undocumented dark, following their personal, almost incommunicable quest for truth and meaning – one foot in the grave, or tongues firmly planted in their cheeks? It is difficult to interpret. You decide.

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