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All music events for the month of January:

Hold January 1, 2015
9:00AM - 9:00PM

To Live and Shave in LA/ HOGGS / Hopi Torvald / January 2, 2015

Daniel Klag / Brainworlds / Rin Larping / Fenton January 9, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  5

Daniel Klag

Ambient musician Daniel Klag is a big fan of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges-- so much show that his newest record, Twin Labyrinths, is named after the author's, "The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths." The very brief story, which you can read in its entirety on Miscreant Record's site, reads like a fable, and tells of the arrogance of a Babylonian king, who built a labyrinth which sought to rival God's capacity to "strike confusion and inspire wonder." The music on Twin Labyrinths has a similarly mysterious and mystical vibe to it, eschewing some of the harsher textures Klag toyed with on last year's Inner Earth. Instead, Klag explores mellower drones which meander and transform almost imperceptibly, not unlike the labyrinth of the desert in which (modernist lit spoiler alert) the Babylonian king is abandoned at the end of Borge's story.


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.

Rin Larping

Rin Larping is the solo project of Lindsay Smith. She focuses on guitar and bass clarinet. Her past collaborators include Lance Higdon, Andrew Weathers and David Kirby.

Stephen Fenton

Friction DJ and Suffer Bomb Damage member Stephen Fenton will present a rare solo set utilizing his extensive collection of field recordings.

Nico Recordings Showcase January 15, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  5
Nico Recordings (Psychedelic-experimentalist DIY record label based out of Athens GA) is producing an event that will showcase two of their artist Pride The Lycan and Mr Blank, and their newest releases.

(Athens GA)
Experimental sample based psychedelic terrestrial folk w/ illuminated 3D collage art. Releasing his new full length album "Pine Porky" on Dec 22nd on bandcamp(Digital Download Only). CD/Tape release at the show Jan 15th . More available at:

(Athens GA)
Abstract experimental theater. Mr Blank just released an Ep entitled "Say Nothing Of What We Discussed" in Nov, which will be available at the show. More available at:

(Panama City FL)
Free Improvisation from FL featuring Charles Pagano on percussion and Scott Leonard Bazar on handmade guitar pitchfork, and sampler animations. http://www.picodorado.com/; Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs975Wioxt4; Tour info: https://www.facebook.com/events/487838424687584

Local noize boi losing his marbles all for you. https://soundcloud.com/scraped-face

by NICO Recordings
A special recording project by Nico Recordings that gathers multiple sound experimentalist together for improvised open jam sessions that are made available on their band camp page here:

Invent Room Pop 45 January 16, 2015
10:00PM - - -
Price:  free
At Beep Beep Gallery
696 Charles Allen Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30308

This is the 45th 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.

Chris Latina - electronics
Nisa Asokan - electronics
Brandyn Dodge - percussion
Stephen Fenton - radios
Ryan Parks - electronics
Michika McClinton - synths

Sound Unfolding over Time at the Eye's Drum January 17, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  5
Kinah Boto and Majid Araim
Mamaniji Azanyah and Eric Fontaine

Greg Nahabedian, Suffer Dragon, Dendera Bloodbath January 19, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  5
Greg Nahabedian
Just after finishing their tour with Dérive, Greg is offering us a special treat to hear them on a solo tour! Greg Nahabedian is a gender neutral, New England based musician, teacher, and writer whose often Situationist inspired work as a solo artist, composer, and with the art-punk band Dérive explores religion, progressive social ideals and politics, and art as a form of spiritual liberation.


Suffer Dragon
just 2 dudes tryin' 2 suffer

Dendera Bloodbath
she's gonna make u melt

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Sonic Adventures January 21, 2015

Graphic Scores Concert 1 January 22, 2015
8:00PM - - -
Price:  donations

Z Push by Viola Yip

A roughly quarterly concert entirely featuring graphic scores, each performed by two different ensembles. Pieces by Majid Ariam, Viola Vip, and Lowell Fuchs.

This Installment's Players:

Majid Ariam, Caleb Herron, Adam Scott Neal, Olivia Kieffer, Robert Kee, AJ Allen, Chris Gravely, Reese Burgan, Amy O'Dell, & Eric Fontaine

Lowell Gerard Fuchs

(b. 1993, Gainesville, Georgia) is an avant-garde composer who currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. An explorer of unique sonic synthesis, Fuchs’s curiosity shepherds his compositions in various directions. From experimental music with unspecified ensemble, to art songs with percussion accompaniment, a fascination of timbre, extended techniques, and texture are the cornerstones to many of his compositions. Many of his works encompass a strong symbolic and programmatic undertone, often concerning politics and the human condition.
Fuchs is working on a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition at Georgia State University. His principle composition teachers include Robert Scott Thompson (2014- present) and Brent Milam (2013-2014). He also studies closely with composer Nickitas Demos (2012-present) and percussion professor Stuart Gerber (2011-2014). Currently, Fuchs is Georgia State’s SCI (Society of Composer Inc.) Student Chapter President (2014-2015) and has also held the chapter position of Secretary (2013-2014). He is also a University Assistant of GSU’s School of Music and was awarded Lucille Allen Memorial Scholarship (2013-2015). In February 2014 The Voices in Maximilian’s Head, his art song for soprano voice and percussion, was featured on the Southeastern New Music Symposium.

Viola Yip

A native of Hong Kong, Viola Yip is a New York-based composer, performer, curator and educator.

Her compositions are not limited to acoustic music, electroacoustic music, graphic scores and structured improvisations. Recent works have appeared in Bowling Green State University, Women Composers Festival of Hartford, Ravinia Festival, Fresh Inc Festival, soundSCAPE Festival, HighSCORE festival, TEDXSMU, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, NASA saxophone conference, ThingNY spam v3.0 concert, Quiet City concert, Vox Novus Concert and the Stone (NYC), PAUSA Art House in Buffalo, as well as Hong Kong Cultural Center, Hong Kong City Hall and RTHK 4 in Hong Kong.

For more information, please visit: violayip.com

Fe_Male Fou, A4, Stephen Fenton, Michael Payne January 23, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7

Fe_Male Fou

Solo project of guitarist/vocalist Filomena Rubino, FE_MALE FOU’s distinct yet evolving dissonant sound can be loosely described as lo-fi ambient/drone with overtones of early industrial noise and no wave avant-garde experimentalism.


ALL>FOURS is the working title for the audio/visual output of Eric Blevins which rose from the ashes of veneer which was formed in 1982 (two channel stereo recordings). Frequent collaborations in Johnson City (1983-1984) with James Ellis (Magnetic Stripper) resulted in several hours of live improvisation and subsequent studio recordings under the moniker Absolute Ceiling. Shortly thereafter, A4 began an intensive series of projects with Tom Cox (tac).

In 1986, Blevins relocated to Knoxville TN and formed Suitcase Recordings during the summer of 1987. It was during this period that A4 collaborated with other artists through the mail – Frans De Waard (Kapotte Muziek), Shaun Robert (factorX), Rudolv Eb.Er (Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock) and Ron Lessard (Emil Beaulieau, Due Process). After moving to Atlanta in 1994, A4/suitcase soon began an extensive working relationship with Abo (Mark Schomburg) of Yeast Culture (Petri Supply/Incubator).

Stephen Fenton

Friction DJ and Suffer Bomb Damage member Stephen Fenton will present a rare solo set utilizing his extensive collection of field recordings.

Michael Payne

Atlanta's own, formerly of Nymphs for Satyrs

Drekka, Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel, Noon January 24, 2015
8:00PM - - -
Price:  7


DREKKA performs heavily experimental, cinematic soundtracks to films unmade where the accompanying images are unique to each listener; stylistically and empathetically similar to the soundtracks of Tarkovsky's later films or the more abstract works of Coil and Cindytalk.

DREKKA's sound is hushed, cinematic, ambient, ethereal and industrial... at times discordant and menacing, more often communicative and inviting. It is performed at a moderate volume, perfect for any small setting, including homes, gallery spaces, stores... music for those who enjoy filling in the gaps and the imagery that accompanies it.

Deeply felt inspiration is drawn from such luminaries as CINDYTALK, COIL, FLYING SAUCER ATTACK, HAFLER TRIO, NURSE WITH WOUND... contemporary examples of shared sounds could include SVARTE GREINER, MACHINEFABRIEK, CHRIS WATSON, STILLUPSTEYPA, IRR.APP.(EXT.) and WOUTER VAN VELDHOVEN.

DREKKA has undertaken over a dozen European excursions since 2002, including ITALY in 2010/2011/2012 and over fifty shows in the NETHERLANDS and ICELAND alone.

Previous tours have included tourmates JESSICA BAILIFF (US, Kranky/Morc), BESOIN DEAD (France, Mon Cul), DYLAN ETTINGER (US, Not Not Fun/Night People), IN GOWAN RING (US, World Serpent/Bluesanct), LOVESLIESCRUSHING (Projekt), ANNELIES MONSERE (Belgium, Auetic/Bluesanct), RIVULETS (US, Important/Chairkickers), STONE BREATH (US, Dark Holler/Camera Obscura), and VOLLMAR (US, St. Ives/Bluesanct); with all of whom DREKKA also played ambient guitar/misc. instruments/vocals on stage."

Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel

"The name of this Atlanta duo implies a proper classical recital, a rigid formality.
But Scott Burland (theremin) and Frank Schultz (lap steel) don't do scripted, improvising not so much distinct sounds as evolving eddies of sound, vapors of tones that develop and transform gracefully.
Hypnotic pulses and dreamy drones weave together to form a kaleidoscope of sounds and moods, ambient clouds and swooning collages that are as much about texture as they are timbre, like a long-lost soundtrack to a deep-sea documentary."
-P. Wall


"NOON has existed in various forms since 2008. A combination of weighty drone and spastic noise produced by an array of analog and digital inputs, the sound emanating from this mutant beast traverses both aural and tactile registers - the body being its terrain of choice.

Drawing unholy energy from the likes of Throbbing Gristle and DNA, NOON was formed by Erik in collaboration with Kray Korvela as a somewhat more structured extension of previous improvisational work by the two. This duo has collaborated to varying extents with Matt Shuff (DBH), Clarke Joyner (Kama Kama), Michael Anderson (Drekka), Chris Barth (Impossible Shapes, Normanoak, & Glitter Brains), and various members of Bloomington's Improvised Music Project (IMP).

Temporarily transplanted from Bloomington, IN to Atlanta, NOON is currently a solo project involving discordant jungle beats, ham-fisted guitar, industrial samples, tape adapter manipulation, a soft-bundled contact mic, scattered cymbals, and buried vocals."

Eva Zollner, Adam Scott Neal January 25, 2015
8:00PM - - -

Eva Zollner

Eva Zöllner, born in Germany in 1978, was educated as classical accordionist at the Academy of Music Cologne and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. She is one of the most active accordionists of her generation and devotes herself to contemporary music.
As soloist and versatile chamber musician she tours the world between Iceland, Tierra del Fuego, Australia and Japan and appears in productions ranging from experimental solo performances to concerts with renowned contemporary music ensembles.
An important part of her activity is the close cooperation with composers. In the last few years she has premiered more than 100 new works for accordion. Lately she has been particularly interested in the potential of the accordion within electroacoustic music and multimedia art.
Eva is based in Hamburg and lives as a nomadic musician, traveling around the world to explore her instrument in different cultures and contexts.

Adam Scott Neal

Adam Scott Neal (b. 1981, Atlanta) is a composer, video artist, and improviser. His theoretical research focuses on modes of practice in experimental music, music and philosophy, and popular music analysis. He earned a PhD at the University of Florida and previous degrees at Queen's University Belfast and Georgia State University. Adam has enjoyed over 100 performances of his music in 23 states, as well as the UK, Canada, China, Italy, Mexico, Slovenia, and Switzerland. He is Production Manager for the Charlotte New Music Festival and one of the Artistic Directors of Terminus Ensemble (Atlanta).

Eva's appearance is made possible by

Steve Marquette Quintet & Edgewood Saxophone Trio January 26, 2015

Price:  7

Pre-INC Atlanta January 29, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  free

Battle Trance, Faun and a Pan Flute, Jon Ciliberto January 30, 2015
9:00PM - - -
Price:  10

Battle Trance

Battle Trance had an auspicious inception. One morning, Travis Laplante (Little Women and a trio with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Ches Smith) literally awoke with the crystal clear vision that he needed to start an ensemble with three specific individuals Matthew Nelson, Jeremy Viner, and Patrick Breiner. Laplante was actually unfamiliar with their work as musicians and had only a minimal relationship with them as individuals. He was also aware that a band of four tenor saxophones could be the worst idea ever. In spite of this, Laplante followed through and contacted Nelson, Viner, and Breiner. He gave them very little information beyond his morning experience. But no one hesitated - the ensemble formed that evening.

Since many of the techniques used in the piece are nearly impossible to notate in traditional form, Palace of Wind was transmitted via the oral tradition. The rehearsals were much like martial arts training: intricate sounds were rigorously copied and repeated by the ensemble members until they perfected the techniques. Many hours were spent building the sheer strength required to sustain continuous circular breathing for extended periods. Likewise, a steady focus on physicality was required to repeat rapid note patterns for long periods without sacrificing speed. Palace of Wind is such a demanding composition that there is a high risk of physically burning out before the piece concludes, as once it begins there is no opportunity for rest or even a quick drink of water. There was also extensive training in dissolving the distinct individual identities of the players into the greater collective sound: The band did various long-tone exercises, similar to group meditation, the purpose being to blend together into one sound, so that the origin of the collective sound's components is completely impossible to discern - even by the members of the ensemble.

Faun and a Pan Flute

Atlanta experimental outfit Faun and a Pan Flute cares little about any one genre or category. The Atlanta-based nonet, now in it’s third year as a collective entity, has just released its self-titled debut. Composed and arranged through a year of twice-weekly rehearsals and recorded over a weekend in the intimate confines of Studilaroche in Atlanta, GA, Faun and a Pan Flute exhibits the band’s patient dedication to its craft and reveals the possibilities of its peripatetic nature. The group’s musical approach is wholly unique to this set of players: a spherical assembly line wherein each worker applies his trade and touch in an electric, swirling exchange to produce a work of honesty, beauty and discovery. In its current incarnation, the group involves Daniel Bailey (bass), Adam Babar and David Gray (guitar), Ben Shirley (cello), Peter Webb (saxophone), Julian Hinshaw (tuba/organ), Chris Childs (marimba) and John Gregg and Daniel Betts (percussion). In an interview with Creative Loafing Atlanta, Bailey once explained Faun’s ceaseless M.O. as an unavoidable circumstance — a fortunate and flourishing symptom of nine like-minded players wanting nothing other than to collaborate at constant rate. “We all play music all the time. Through eat, sleep, sex, defecation, and death there is music falling out of these people. If there is downtime, it is flooded with sound,” Bailey explained. Each member produces sound like common people sweat, bleed or breath. The four tracks of Faun and Pan Flute are a subtle mix of movements that are at times earth-movingly massive, lurching forward with every heaving breath. Other times, the group sounds as light as a whisper of death, admitting the finality to all things.

Jon Ciliberto
Jon Ciliberto is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, but most comfortable playing plucked, stringed instruments. He also likes small, battery-powered devices. He plays across a wide range of musical forms, including classical gamelan, Hawaiian music (slack key and hapa haole), Americana, and electronic noise. He is a Hambidge Creative Residency Fellow, has composed music for numerous choreographers, and has performed at Eyedrum, Lenny's, Dotties, the Goat Farm, 11:11 Teahouse, amongst myriad other odd and unusual locations. In general, Jon recommends direct experience and the dictum, "don't believe the type."

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