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All music events for the month of November:

Open Improv November 4, 2004
9:00PM - - -
Our monthly gathering for instrumentalists and improvisors of all stripes. Bring your instrument! Hosted by the indefatigable Robert Cheatham.

Landing / Magicicada / Bombs November 5, 2004
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
Landing
Landing are a group of friends that met in Provo, Utah in 1998, where most of them were attending college. After playing together for a year, Aaron and Adrienne asked Dick (formerly in the post-rock band Perth Amboy), and Daron (of the avant-rock band Forty Nine Hudson) to join what at that time was just a home recording project. Dick started played bass, even though he was a guitar player and Daron played drums, although he was a bassist. They started to put on house shows at Aaron and Adriennes home (dubbed the Manbeard Towne), toured the country in their beat up van, recorded and released some cassettes on their own label, Treat Lane Tapes, and the Centrefuge EP on Darons label, (the Music Fellowship), did their own artwork, and had a strict anywhere, anytime live show ethic.

In December of 1999, the band all moved to Aarons home-state, Connecticut, and by late 2001, they had recorded and released their first two albums; Circuit (Music Fellowship) and Oceanless (Strange Attractors Audio House). Eventually, they founded a studio called Hi Mid Recording and began a stretch of recording activity that ranged in sound from improvised ambient music, to intricate, vocal rich songs, including a split tour CD with Windy & Carl (Music Fellowship), their third full length, Seasons , (Ba Da Bing!), a Tour 2002 EP (Vast Arc Hues), the Fade In/Fade Out EP (Strange Attractors), and New Found Land , and a three-way split CD with Yellow6 and Rothko (Music Fellowship).

By late 2002 Landing had toured five more times (once with the incredible Windy & Carl), were featured in the Ptolemaic Terrascope, played at Terrastock 5, and were asked to join the K records family. In January 2003, Aaron, Adrienne, Dick and Daron finished recording Passages Through , their fourth full-length album. It was released in June 2003 on K Records.

Dick, Aaron, and Daron from Landing are all also in the band Surface of Eceyon with Adam Forkner (of Yume Bitsu), and Phil Jenkins.
www.landingsite.net

Magicicada
...melodic beauty-a touch of violence-acoustic drones-collide-with live loops-found aounds-accidents- all reaching for the ecstatic transformation. Magicicada is the performance and recording life of Atlanta resident, Christopher White.
www.magicicada.com/

Bombs are Ryan Smith, Maxwell Opper and Chris Coello. They hail from Philadelphia, and have performed with Mono, Bardo Pond, Shark Quest and Euphone.
www.bombs.xbuild.com/

The Watchlist / Nu-South Subterraneans November 6, 2004
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $6
$6
The Watchlist:

Ben Kennedy – cello and violin
Erik Hinds – H’arpeggione and quartertone electric guitar
Brent Bagwell – saxophones and clarinet

Capable of operating at sub-whisper volumes or generating intense heat, The Watchlist is a chamber trio made up of three improvising musicians from a variety of backgrounds. Their first meeting, in what was to have been a one-off gig, was such that they have been moved to continue the collaboration.

Ben Kennedy is a member of the Charlotte-based ensemble Pyramid (www.sidewalkexplosion.com), where he lends his distinctive sound to the expansive avant-rock tapestry.

Erik Hinds of Athens, Georgia is active as a composer, performer, and promoter of a wide range of music. He plays quartertone electric guitar and the H'arpeggione, an upright guitar with 12 sympathetic strings. Erik focuses on the raw sound of his strings, unprocessed by electronics, to create a fragile sense of intimacy. His style blends folk, heavy metal, and sacred musics from around the world into a completely distinct voice. Erik has played with countless improvisers and performs regularly around the country. His upcoming albums are ‘Appalachian Trance Metal’ and a song by song (piece by piece?) solo rendition of Slayer’s 'Reign In Blood.' Erik lives in a solar powered house with his wife (and dog) and runs Solponticello Records. Contact Erik Hinds at info@solponticello.com

Brent Bagwell is a member of the Brooklyn-based free jazz trio The Eastern Seaboard (www.theeasternseaboard.com). Their newest CD, Nonfiction, was released on the Black Saint label (www.blacksaint.com) in the summer of 2004.


Nu South Subterraneans, begun in 2001 by R.Ruzow is nuzionesque jazz-influenced comprovisations of almost-inside, outside, and uptown, musical creations.
The vehicle is the music and in this Nu South, the intent is to move ever forward attempting to enlighten. N.S.S., experienced world class artists have had the blessings to have performed and studied with many, many, well known musicians and performers.
Nu South Subterraneans:
Roger Ruzow ....trumpet, et. al.
Ben Davis..........Reeds
James Bartlett.....Elct Bass
Steve Walker.....Percussion

monthly show on WREK 91.1 FM November 7, 2004
7:00PM - 9:00PM




On the first Sunday of every month, at 7 p.m., Eyedrum does a show on WREK that features nuggets from Eyedrum's archive of live performances.


Remember that, after the show airs, you can always listen to this and any recent Sunday Special via WREK's 7-day archive if you forget to tune in (direct links to Sunday Special streams: lo-fi or hi-fi).



This month we will split the show into two parts. First, earlier this year local musician "315" passed away, but not before recording some studio material with a bunch of musician friends -- we'll play some things from those recordings. Then we'll play some highlights of the past year's Open Improv nights (first Thursday of every month). Normally we'd do that in December, but next month we'll be cut back to one hour due to a football game, so we'll air the first hour of Open Improv material this Sunday.

Amaranth Signal / Magicicada November 13, 2004
9:30PM - - -
Price:  $6
Amaranth Signal
Tennessee is well known for its cultural heritage throughout the nation and around the globe. Guitar pickers, banjo- and fiddle players, and of course vocal talents are everywhere, continuing the rich musical tradition. But the region also is home to an entirely new spin on music: A musical project named The Amaranth Signal.

A look at The Amaranth Signal instrument lineup reveals that synthesizers and computers, together with sophisticated software instruments have replaced the traditional orchestra. The three musicians perform with the help of analog modeling synthesizers, sequencers and audio filters. Each musical composition starts out from a planned structure. During a typical performance, new musical textures and patterns, as well as new instruments emerge. What’s really blowing the lid of traditional music is the ability to build entirely new instrument voices on the spot and to use them immediately. So what does it all sound like? First of all: even though the music may be computer-generated, it is still played predominantly by humans. Meandering sonic spaces unfold before the audience. A flying carpet, finely woven of technology and musical inspiration, takes performers and listeners to unknown destinations. The machines make their own musical contributions occasionally, drifting into entirely unexpected harmonies and out-of-this-world sounds.

The group’s name comes from the mythical flower Amaranth, which is said to bloom forever. Amaranth was also a staple in the diet of pre-Columbian Aztecs, who believed it had supernatural powers and incorporated it into their religious ceremonies. Besides having chosen the pre-Columbian name for the project, the three East Tennessee musicians represent the very cutting edge of today’s music. They are well connected with musicians in different parts of the world, but at the same time have never lost the connection to their immediate environment, to the valleys and hills, and to the simple but profound music of Appalachia.

Magicicada
...melodic beauty-a touch of violence-acoustic drones-collide-with live loops-found aounds-accidents- all reaching for the ecstatic transformation. Magicicada is the performance and recording life of Atlanta resident, Christopher White.
www.magicicada.com/

Rhinoctopus and syn_sib w/Aaron Benoy November 19, 2004
8:30PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $5
RHINOCTOPUS was Creative Loafing's pick for Best Local Experimental Act for 2003 and 2004. The Atlanta-based group, formed in 2001, consists of Steven Taylor, Gabe Hines, and Paige Taylor. Rhinoctopus merges digital and analog instrumentation with video to create a unique and indefinable performance. Their musical influences are derived from a varied array of artists: Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Meatbeat Manifesto, The Orb, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and Skinny Puppy. Learn more at www.rhinoctopus.com

SYN_SIB continue their stealth invasion of their hometown with a return engagement at Eyedrum. syn_sib's laptop/synth/processed voice combination projects a tactile groove onto the senses that brings out the wild cat in even the gentlest kitten. Their manifesto:

syn_sib
syn-sib (noun)
plural: synthesizer siblings
1. a grouping of similar-minded musicians exploring the organic roots of synthetic sound
2. a value system predicated on textural harmonics
3. the emotional underpinnings of clashing sonic experience
4. a movement founded in Atlanta GA in 2004
5. Anna Walker and Tim Watts and guest stars including:

AARON BENOY: RUINS IN ASCII video installation
A somewhat absurd video sculpture made of computer hardware so old it is incapable of displaying anything but text. Playing on the 9" paper-white phosphor Point-of-Sale terminal display is an infinite loop of 180 distinct 7-second video clips of various abandoned, ruined, or otherwise vacant buildings and infrastructure. Locations include the inner depths of the New York subway, the derilect towers of Bangkok's "tiger economy," Atlanta's "combined sewer overflow" tunnels, the secret bunkers of WWII Berlin and the infamous World Trade Center. The imagery traces an eerie, shifting borderline between text that does not resolve into stable language and visual information that will not quite resolve into stable images. Very cool; for more information visit ascii.pdp10.org

EXPONENTIAL Experimental Music Night November 20, 2004
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
*** EXPONENTIAL ***
Experimental Music Night

Lie & Swell, and Lie & Swell to the power of Mips
Subliminator
NTSC PAL
"Con Ganas"

Doors at 8PM, First performance at 9PM
$5, ALL AGES

Something great to send us off into the holiday week.

LIE & SWELL - Atlanta's avante garde jazz representatives. They haven't played a live show in a while so we know the performance will be explosive. Mr. Mips will join the group for the final 10 minute climax. You will appreciate the dichotomy. A must hear event experience.

Subliminator - As a member of the space rock group 'Spaceseed',
Subliminator wows the crowd with his optical theremin performances.
Blending spoken word loops processed through effects and theremin expertise, he provides a submersive and unique realtime experience.
www.spaceseed.org

NTSC PAL - Adam Bruneau's expressive television performance. He uses contact mics, magnets and old televisions to produce a stunning audio/visual experience.

“Con Ganas”
In their highly unnoticed debut performance, Jeff Grove/alfredo valencia do it “Con Ganas”. Cheap beer and Casio keyboards collide in a hypnotic post-rock concoction. Expect nothing, because you haven’t heard them before.

alfredo – guitar, drums
Jeff – keyboards without batteries

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