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Midnight United w/ Spinxx and Omelet July 1, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $8


Midnight United first "united" at this very building about 11 months ago, to play for the magnificent creative arts collaboration organization, The Hent Project. They started by playing music written by frontman, Jesse Tyler, which was very calm and folk oriented. But with a powerhouse musical mastermind and drummer/bassist/pianist Johnny Harrell, sitting in the back with drumsticks ready to fly, that would have to change. Soon after a discovery, thanks to guitarist Christian Clark, of a major inspiration in the band Ours and frontman Jimmy Gnecco, Tyler's songwriting began to shift into new terrritories, away from the organic touchy-feel good folk, into a more edgy, experimental, uplifting rock and roll. " I started listening to this new, really interesting music that I wouldn't have heard before, and sat down one night with a pen and saw the blank piece of paper completely different." His folk songwriting influence remains throughout their songs and plays a large role on the upcoming album Everyone's a bit ( ) sometimes... which toys with the idea that anybody can be feeling th same as anybody else. "We're all so different but we all relate to each other so well. That's because everyone's a bit....whatever they are sometimes." Also featured on the album, is renowned Atlanta spoken word artist Jon Goode, who is also a member of the The Hent Project. "Spoken word is an important influence of any music," said Tyler. "You have to know where the words are coming from before you can sing them and put them to a happy drum beat. So the objective of this show is to present to you where words came from to where they are going."



Joining them in this quest is SPINXX, a spoken word poet of of epic Atlanta proportions. SPINXX's career began to elevate throughout the late 90's after his move to Atlanta, GA in 1994. Fairly new to the "music Mecca of the South", he started performing at "the original open mic of Atlanta" The Patti Hut Café. Shortly after at the request of the owner John Burrows and numerous members, SPINXX began to host. While hosting he performed at Yin-Yang Music Café practically every week. During that time he was allowed to feature during the Rawkus Records Lyricist Lounge Show presented by the Café. Some artists wait for their big break, not SPINXX, he has made his break. After perfecting his craft at hosting, he setup an in home studio and self produced his first Spoken Word album "got spinxx?" The album went on to win "Best Spoken Word CD 2002" by Underground Epics Publishing and Soulutions. During production he took time to write and co-write lyrics on Public Enemy's own Professor Griff's latest album, "And the Word Became Flesh" with distribution in major music markets across the country.



Omelet was founded in 2003. We procure participants based not upon their musical ability, but upon their enthusiasm! Pick up an application today!



open improv July 2, 2008

special Wednesday edition this month

NO AGE (sub pop) July 3, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $10 in advance

EYEDRUM Thursday July 3
NO AGE

ABE VIGODA

INFINITE BODY
BOWS AND ARROWS

All Ages/ 9pm / $10 advance / $12 at Door

Purchase advance tickets at the following outlets:
Criminal Records * Ella Guru * Decatur CD * www.ticketalternative.com

Brought to you by TIGHT BROS NETWORK


No Age: the name alone suggests multiple meanings and possible interpretations—timeless, ageless, anonymous, free from restriction, something positive from something negative… a profound strength in its simplicity. Likewise, the Los Angeles duo consisting of drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt and guitarist Randy Randall is many things at once even as it embraces its minimalism.

Spiritual heirs to both Thurston Moore’s wide-eyed experimentalism and the all-encompassing, stark DIY art-is-life aesthetic of the Crass collective, No Age is the kind of band that inspires its audience without affectation, without cynicism. Its live shows are an exploration of possibilities: a guitar laid over a resonating drum head, effect loops woven together like beautiful harmonies, pop songs as performance art, a duo that sounds like the gale force of rock history delivered through a wind tunnel.

The pair’s powerful force, both as a band and individuals has reached such heights to inspire such mainstream press as The New Yorker and The Los Angeles Times to feature No Age’s ties to the underground scene surrounding the Los Angeles all-ages club The Smell (where for the past several years they have each volunteered in various capacities, including booking shows and running the soundboard). Elsewhere, No Age’s members have impacted multiple mediums in a way that tastefully denies rampant cynicism. The duo’s music effortlessly blends piercing noise blasts with hummable melodies, textural loops and crashing drums taking on their own lulling beauty.

“The music is an invitation and rallying call for individuals to get involved in a community which celebrates art and experimentation,” Randy explains. “It’s DIY on a different scale, an attempt to reacquaint people with the notion that art is a crucial part of everyday life. No Age is more than a band to us,” he continues. “It is an umbrella.” And, under this umbrella, Dean and Randy have curated art shows, designed shirts, hats, bandanas, etc., made videos and ‘zines. No Age prefers to perform in unique venues: the LA River Basin, a public library, book stores, an Ethiopian restaurant, all to foster new ways to experience live music outside of traditional bar/club settings.

Fittingly, No Age’s Sub Pop debut, Nouns, is equally succinctly all-encompassing, from the faux-simplicity of the title to the beautiful distortion of its sound to the packaging that includes a 68-page full-color book packed with photos and art pieces. In keeping with the title, the visual component depicts many people, places and things, all of which have particular relevance to the music itself. No Age issued a slew of singles on a variety of indie labels in 2007, resulting in the tellingly cohesive compendium, Weirdo Rippers on Fat Cat Records later that year. That widely heralded release set the stage for Nouns.

No Age decided, as Dean says, in writing the album to, “put down what was on our minds, and create an atmosphere for Randy and I that would be fun to play live AND on our record players.” And, indeed Nouns surpasses that goal. Recorded by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Sound from October to December of 2007, Nouns opens with a symphony of noise (both Dean and Randy use samples alongside their main instruments) and creeps and/or smashes through a sonic headlock befitting Daydream Nation-era Sonic Youth, Kiwi pop, power pop, My Bloody Valentine, and experimental noise. “No Age is a band,” says Dean. “Bands should be fun and exciting and they should push all the buttons at the same time. They should make you feel like you are going to explode and make you utterly confused and inspired at the same time. At least they should.” Happily, as a band (and even as people), No Age does exactly that.

NO AGE "BOY VOID"

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P!X3L8 8-bit festival July 5, 2008
2:00PM - - -
blips, bleeps, chirps, bumps etc!!!!!!!
this event applies to dance fiends, video game nerds, electronic music affeciandos, and just anyone who's ears like to eat candy.

8bit festival flyer

Harry & the Potters / Math The Band July 6, 2008
5:00PM - - -
Price:  $10

EARLY show 5pm!
Unlimited Enthusiasm Expo '08
Harry & The Potters
Math The Band
Uncle Monsterface
Dumbledore D$


A message to you from the band, Harry and the Potters.

"We are pumped to announce our 2008 Summer Tour!

We've organized the Unlimited Enthusiasm Expo '08 and we're hitting the road with some of our best pals. We fully expect that this tour will change the paradigm of what a rock and roll show can and should be. But to accomplish that, we'll need your help! Please go to www.unlimitedenthusiasm.com to find out more!"


-From Wikipedia

Harry and the Potters are an indie rock band and pioneers of wizard rock formed in Norwood, Massachusetts in 2002 by brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge.[1][2] The band was inspired by the J.K. Rowling book series Harry Potter.[3] Harry and the Potters music is simple unpolished indie rock with the Harry Potter books inspiring the lyrics, usually from the point of view of the fictional protagonist, Harry Potter.

After Harry and the Potters founded the wizard rock genre, many similar bands that also took on the persona, or dressed as a Harry Potter-themed character — began to appear at Harry Potter fan conventions. The band prefers to play in libraries. Though most fans of the music are previous fans of Harry Potter, some bands have attracted listeners outside of the Harry Potter fanbase.[4] Harry and the Potters and wizard rock, in general, have grown into an international phenomenon.

Since the band's formation in 2002, they have released three full-length studio albums, three extended play, one compilation album and appeared in a further three compilation albums. The Boston Phoenix has called Harry and the Potters the "Pink Floyd of Potterdom."

$10 advance
Available at Little Shop Of Stories, all Ticket Alternative outlets or www.ticketalternative.com
$12 day of show


Sunday July 6 2008
6pm
All Ages


monthly show on WREK 91.1 FM July 6, 2008
7:00PM - 9:00PM




On the first Sunday of every month, at 7 p.m., Eyedrum does a show on WREK (91.1 FM / www.wrek.org) that features nuggets from Eyedrum's archive of live performances.


After the show airs "live", you can listen to it via WREK's 7-day archive if you forget to tune in. Here are the direct links to Sunday Special streams: lo-fi or hi-fi. These streaming links from WREK expire 7 days after the show airs on the radio.

But wait, there's more! We now have a podcast available, for those of you who have discovered podcasting. You can also just download the whole show (right click on "download") although be forewarned that the file is over 50 MB in size. These podcast and download links will NOT expire for months to come -- download and listen!



In our first set we played live performances by local band Bangers, then Indian Jewelry from Houston, and then a selection from one of the bands playing at the P!X3L8 8-bit festival that you just missed (05-Jul). Then we played a whole set by local electronic act Recompas (recorded 08-May-2008) and then a whole set by El Paso prog rock act Corima (13-Jun-2008). Corima call their style "Zeuhl", say they're influenced by Magma, and sing in an invented language. Rawk!

Highcastle, the Hawks July 7, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


Highcastle, from San Francisco, provide a pummelling compelling popifying set of the punchiest rock and roll sort. so so nice.

the Hawks, native to these here Atlanta parts, cook it up heavy and hot, their brand of metal tinged guitar fueled acrobatics capable of appealing to fans of all sorts of musical catagories...just so you like it loud and ferocious. (features ex members of blame game)

Vialka, Handsome Sweatr, Hot Pink Mony Sht,Mr Ntrl July 8, 2008
10:00PM - - -
Price:  $7


VIALKA

The dynamic duo of Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros have been lugging their nomadic turbo folk sound and modus vivendi all over the planet since the turn of the century, originally as the rhythm section of the performance striptease jazz-punk trio NNY, and since 2002 as Vialka. They have resided in Switzerland, Slovenia, Canada, and are currently calling a remote village in France their home between tours. Deriving its influences from traditional and modern underground music from around the globe, Vialka's music is based on the frenetic interaction between Marylise's syncopated drumming and singing and Eric's orchestral guitar playing - and is delivered with ecstatic energy, humor, lust for life, and a sophisticated musical language and subliminal connection all their own.

After releasing their first two albums "Tonight I Show You Fuck" (2002) and "Republic Of The Bored & Boring" (2003) on the mysterious Manufracture label, they founded the "VIA" nonprofit cooperative for the production and promotion of working artists (officially the Vialka Association 1901) and henceforth began releasing their own material: "Everywhere And Nowhere" (2004), a video documenting their work together over the first five years; "Curiosities Of Popular Customs" (2005), their first full-length recording; a split disc with the Israeli "klezmercore" combo Kruzenshtern I Parohod (2006 - co-released with Auris Media in Israel); and their latest album "Plus Vite Que La Musique" (2007) - their second recording with Bob Drake.

Vialka is not just a musical project, but a social scientific experiment, attempting to meet, communicate and work with extraordinary and little known musicians and artists from everywhere and nowhere - with particular interest in polluted dictatorships, bleak colonies, and monarchic democracies. They have toured extensively in over forty-five countries (100+ concerts per year) across Europe, Africa, North America and Asia, and have collaborated with Italian saxophonist Jacopo Andreini, Macedonian artist collective OPA, French cinematographer Laurent Varlet, Swiss cinematographer Sébastien Riond, French eco-designer Cédric Carles, members of the Chinese punk band SDL, the legendary former-CAN singer Damo Suzuki, and New Zealand drummer Kieran Monaghan.



Eric Boros (Erik Boroš) began his musical career as a school fanfare trumpetist at a early age. Since then he has performed numerous times in many different nation states around the world, and has participated in a plethora of phonographic recordings - despite having crumpled his trumpet long ago in a fit of rage. Self-taught composer and improviser, he plays baritone and standard acoustic and electric guitars, jaw harp, and is notorious for his dissonant vocal crooning and caterwauling. Although he claims to live without electricity or any modern appliances (other than his solar-powered shortwave radio and guitar amplification devices), he is an atavistic electrician, and has used this unskill to construct electronic gadgets to generate accompaniment frequencies to his symphonic pieces. Boros is reputed to be living in seclusion on an island (or is it a mountain?), but travels regularly by kayak, bicycle, train, and various other forms of public transportation for Vialka repetitions and tours. He is a proud parent, breath-air-ian, book reader, practicing pacifist, and tea-drinker.

Marylise Frecheville was put on stage when she was three years old and became addicted to it. It is a matter of intestinal regulation you see. After classical training in dancing, drama and piano, she joined her first "rebel-without-a-cause" teenage garage band in 1993, playing keyboards, singing out-of-tune, and eventually beating the skins. After delving in Art-Nouveau architecture, psychedelic sketching, running after rabbits, and boozing until brain failure, she returned to the stage; constantly pushing insanity and constipation further away. Frecheville suffers from an acutely selective memory, but this this has yet (to her recollection at least) to prevent her from being extremely prolific: composing music, writing lyrics, rehearsing, improvising, and performing her lurid dances, intricate drum beats, and bewitching serenades with Vialka on a near daily basis. Marylise is also a proud parent, enjoys cooking with cream, is an avid walker, and is known for her keen sense of logic and critical thought.

Opening up will be HANDSOME SWEATER, from Lawrence, Kansas, HOT PINK MONEY SHOT from Athens, and the one and only MR. NATURAL, who's blend of organic acoustics and noisy yumminess will make you quiver in your seat.

irama dance and music fest July 20, 2008
6:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  $8
Title: Irama Dance And Music Show

Participants:
Hungry Flower Gamelan Group (Music)
Krispin and Austin (Music)
Mary May (dance)
Ora Serena (outdoor firedance)
Cross Cultural Dance Company (Dance)
V (dance)

Come enjoy an evening of cross-cultural music and dance by skilled local performers! The evening will conclude with a drum circle open to everyone.

Cerberus Percussion Trio July 26, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  7

Tons of drums and rhythm-induced mayhem led by hard-hitting Atlanta percussionists Ellery Trafford, Caleb Herron, and Isaac Anderson, joined by Olivia Keiffer, Drew Dolan, and Renuccio Dominicci. On the program are “Rain Tree” by Toru Takemitsu and “Signals Intelligence” by Christopher Adler, plus Kevin Volans' "Chakra" and more. Cutting-edge concert percussion!


wesleyan composers' residency July 29, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $4 + a roll of the die



Composition and performative designs by Katherine Young, Phillip Schulze, Sally Norris, and Brian Parks realized by each other and colleagues from Atlanta

including
Solo Variations (Norris),
Archery Instead of Bowling (Deluxe Edition) for typewriter and electronics (Young),
premiere of an octet for 3 duos and two soloists (Young),
Activated Progressions nos. 1 and 3 for piano or keyboard (Parks),
All Cinema is Documentary (Parks),
Cause Proceed Unfold (Schulze),
and two live episodes of TV's
"The German and the Jew" (Schulze/Parks, stage design by Schulze)

The 29th and 30th, two of the last three nights in July, provide the time spatial parameters for Atlanta's hosting of a laterally continental contingency of Eyedrum Gallery Residencies by Katherine Young, Sally Norris, Phillip Schulze, and Brian Parks. What interests me is the nature of their compositional and performative agenda hereabouts. There is no rota of so-called contemporary interpreters that Brian, the Atlantan among them, felt able to purposefully engage; these four composers, though, are no strangers to desperate camaraderie. Says Katie Young (bassoonist and experimental composer now based in New York City): "We have no plan besides having no plan." Adds Sally Norris, Canadian pianist and outspoken writer of extreme parametric sonic studies, "I have been to Atlanta through the anticipation of my future memories. I will do what it takes to most efficiently serve the city and its denizens."

Norris' music has been performed by quartets of men and women, many of whom she has never met, in places where she was not present. She holds awards and degrees from the Canadian Arts Council, Universityof Alberta (Edmonton) and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Katherine Young's Master's thesis concert at Crowell Concert Hall at Wesleyan University was recently described in the Journal of New
Moments thusly: "at most spheres, atmosphere is above us; Kate [sic] Young, however, has crafted a music that we breathe through as it breathes through us." (Journal of New Moments, June 2008,
Yorkshire). Her autobio is below.

While Norris and Young, both returning from a European tour with the prolific composer and avant-garde music luminary Anthony Braxton,are women in their twenties, Brian Parks and Phillip Schulze are men in their twenties. Schulze the tall Düsseldorfer, with beard and manner that can only be described as cockily innocent, is a reluctant genius, a virtuosic computer musician who resents the words 'computer' and 'musician,' as well as their employed combination. He takes great joy in releasing and controlling loud bursts of power which manifest vibrationally in the air and in our bodies; he generally couples this sensual sensationalism with routine signifiers
derived from the American spectacle industry. Collaborations include 'El Dorado Roundup' with the Middletown High School Marching Band, and 'Module (Chamber 01) Combination III' with the mascot from the Decatur Fist. He plays "the German" in TV's "The German and the Jew" with Brian Parks. Schulze received his Master's in experimental music and composition from Wesleyan in May, under the advisorship of Ron Kuivila.

Brian Parks lives in Middletown Connecticut with his project co-designer and wife Janet Simone Parks and their dachshund Guiness of five human years. He writes creative descriptions of events that have not yet occurred with humorous and informative intention. He is the potential founder of the Atlanta Conservatory for the Creative Arts, a university and preschool with locations in Atlanta, North Georgia (summer mountain campus), and Accra, Ghana. Along with longtime collaborator Nat Slaughter, Brian is
Designer of Sports and Games in the artists' group Public and Private (with Mr. Slaughter and Daniel Clay). Mr. Parks plays Bechstein, Kawai, Steinway, and August Forster pianos, period instruments by Adam Decker, and Ram Irons.



Independent Self Biographies

Katherine Young composes and plays bassoon.

As a performer she works as an interpreter of new music, improvises, and plays with bands. She performs regularly in Architeuthis Walks on
Land, her duo with violist Amy Cimini. Katherine is a founding member of the contemporary chamber music collective Till by Turning. With the trio Civil War, she released two recordings on the Longbox label. Her playing with Civil War has been described as full of "undulating notes on the verge of exhaustion [that] explore impressive multiphonics and stomach-gripping glissandos." For several years she played with the piratical crew The William Young and with Chicago-based Roommate. She has a new project with bassist / artist Nat Slaughter, and they will be playing some shows around the south east this summer. She collaborates with improvisers such as Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jessica Pavone, Carol Genetti, Guillermo Gregorio, and Jason Ajemian.

She recently recorded in a quartet with Anthony Braxton and will be touring with him in small ensemble formations this summer. A solo bassoon record is in the works for Porter Records - she hopes to finish it in the fall.

As a composer, Katherine writes acoustic and electro-acoustic music, often using open forms and expressive, non-traditional notations.
She's composed for a wide range of ensembles - from solo violin to mixed ensembles to a piece for carrillon bells. She recently premiered Things Suspended Converge and Fall, a piece for 16 players which was comprised, in part, by smaller ensemble compositions: a duo for typewriter / piano and electronics; a percussion trio; a flute, viola, and piano trio; and a duet for tuba and wurlitzer. The FLUX Quartet performed her string quartet in the fall, and responding to a commission from Anne Rhodes, Katherine recently wrote a piece for soprano, contrabass, and electronics. Katherine also works collaboratively: With Adam Sonderberg, she creates droning computer-based sound assemblages. And she and Jonathan Zorn are working to develop pieces for bass, bassoon, and interactive electronics.

Katherine just finished a Master's in composition at Wesleyan University, working with Anthony Braxton, Ron Kuivila, and Alvin Lucier. She graduated with bassoon performance and comparative
literature degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2003.
She's moving to Brooklyn in August.

www.tillbyturning.com/
www.myspace.com/oneyoungbassoon//katherineyoung.blogspot.com


Phillip Schulze (b. 1979, Germany) is working in the field of composition and media art, currently living in New York City, USA and Düsseldorf, Germany. In October Schulze will move to Singapore where he will work as a media art researcher at the Nanyang Technological University.

His work spans a mixture of electronic music, compositions for classical instruments, light and video elements, as well as performance art practices, usually written for specific environments in both indoor and outdoor situations. He is also active as a collaborative improviser playing electro acoustic instruments and alto clarinet.

Having developed much of his work in a visual art context, Schulze creates sound environments, installations, and extended concert situations with an aim at finding intersection points between visual and auditory experience, frequently employing strategies regarding performer and spectator relationships – tactics investigating integration and disintegrations, connections and disconnections within and consistent with the given site.

Schulze studied media art and stage design at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM/HfG) in Karlsruhe, Germany, with Anna Jermolaewa, Paul Modler, Siegfried Mauser, Michael Saup, and Penelope Werli, followed by Masters studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA, with Anthony Braxton, Ron Kuivila, and Alvin Lucier.

His work has been performed or installed in Germany, France, Switzerland, Korea, China, Poland, and the USA at locations including the Düsseldorfer Kunstverein, Kunst Akademie Düsseldorf, Badischer Kunstverein, Art Institute Chicago, EyeBeam NYC, Musterraum, Kunst Museum Bonn, Kumho Museum of Art, Transmediale Berlin, Moers Festival, Kunst Film Biennale Köln, and Viper Basel.

As a improviser Phillip Schulze has performed with (among others): Rees Archibald, Tatsu Aoki, Matt Bauder, Anthony Braxton, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jonathan Chen, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Bill Dixon, Bryan Eubanks, Elmar Faschmin, Chingo Inao, Institut für Feinmotorik, Guillermo Gregorio, Christian Jendreiko, Andrew Lafkas, Paul Modler, Virgil Moorfield, Marina Peterson, Brian Parks, Jessica Pavone, Michael Pestel, Michael Saup, Aaron Siegel, Keiko Uenishi, Rie Watanabe, Stefan Werni, Jack Wright, and Katherine Young.


wesleyan composers' residency, day 2 July 30, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $4 + a roll of the die



Composition and performative designs by Katherine Young, Phillip Schulze, Sally Norris, and Brian Parks realized by each other and colleagues from Atlanta

including
Solo Variations (Norris),
Archery Instead of Bowling (Deluxe Edition) for typewriter and electronics (Young),
premiere of an octet for 3 duos and two soloists (Young),
Activated Progressions nos. 1 and 3 for piano or keyboard (Parks),
All Cinema is Documentary (Parks),
Cause Proceed Unfold (Schulze),
and two live episodes of TV's
"The German and the Jew" (Schulze/Parks, stage design by Schulze)

The 29th and 30th, two of the last three nights in July, provide the time spatial parameters for Atlanta's hosting of a laterally continental contingency of Eyedrum Gallery Residencies by Katherine Young, Sally Norris, Phillip Schulze, and Brian Parks. What interests me is the nature of their compositional and performative agenda hereabouts. There is no rota of so-called contemporary interpreters that Brian, the Atlantan among them, felt able to purposefully engage; these four composers, though, are no strangers to desperate camaraderie. Says Katie Young (bassoonist and experimental composer now based in New York City): "We have no plan besides having no plan." Adds Sally Norris, Canadian pianist and outspoken writer of extreme parametric sonic studies, "I have been to Atlanta through the anticipation of my future memories. I will do what it takes to most efficiently serve the city and its denizens."

Norris' music has been performed by quartets of men and women, many of whom she has never met, in places where she was not present. She holds awards and degrees from the Canadian Arts Council, Universityof Alberta (Edmonton) and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Katherine Young's Master's thesis concert at Crowell Concert Hall at Wesleyan University was recently described in the Journal of New
Moments thusly: "at most spheres, atmosphere is above us; Kate [sic] Young, however, has crafted a music that we breathe through as it breathes through us." (Journal of New Moments, June 2008,
Yorkshire). Her autobio is below.

While Norris and Young, both returning from a European tour with the prolific composer and avant-garde music luminary Anthony Braxton,are women in their twenties, Brian Parks and Phillip Schulze are men in their twenties. Schulze the tall Düsseldorfer, with beard and manner that can only be described as cockily innocent, is a reluctant genius, a virtuosic computer musician who resents the words 'computer' and 'musician,' as well as their employed combination. He takes great joy in releasing and controlling loud bursts of power which manifest vibrationally in the air and in our bodies; he generally couples this sensual sensationalism with routine signifiers
derived from the American spectacle industry. Collaborations include 'El Dorado Roundup' with the Middletown High School Marching Band, and 'Module (Chamber 01) Combination III' with the mascot from the Decatur Fist. He plays "the German" in TV's "The German and the Jew" with Brian Parks. Schulze received his Master's in experimental music and composition from Wesleyan in May, under the advisorship of Ron Kuivila.

Brian Parks lives in Middletown Connecticut with his project co-designer and wife Janet Simone Parks and their dachshund Guiness of five human years. He writes creative descriptions of events that have not yet occurred with humorous and informative intention. He is the potential founder of the Atlanta Conservatory for the Creative Arts, a university and preschool with locations in Atlanta, North Georgia (summer mountain campus), and Accra, Ghana. Along with longtime collaborator Nat Slaughter, Brian is
Designer of Sports and Games in the artists' group Public and Private (with Mr. Slaughter and Daniel Clay). Mr. Parks plays Bechstein, Kawai, Steinway, and August Forster pianos, period instruments by Adam Decker, and Ram Irons.



Independent Self Biographies

Katherine Young composes and plays bassoon.

As a performer she works as an interpreter of new music, improvises, and plays with bands. She performs regularly in Architeuthis Walks on
Land, her duo with violist Amy Cimini. Katherine is a founding member of the contemporary chamber music collective Till by Turning. With the trio Civil War, she released two recordings on the Longbox label. Her playing with Civil War has been described as full of "undulating notes on the verge of exhaustion [that] explore impressive
multiphonics and stomach-gripping glissandos." For several years she played with the piratical crew The William Young and with Chicago-based Roommate. She has a new project with bassist / artist Nat Slaughter, and they will be playing some shows around the south east this summer. She collaborates with improvisers such as Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jessica Pavone, Carol Genetti, Guillermo Gregorio, and Jason Ajemian.

She recently recorded in a quartet with Anthony Braxton and will be touring with him in small ensemble formations this summer. A solo bassoon record is in the works for Porter Records - she hopes to finish it in the fall.

As a composer, Katherine writes acoustic and electro-acoustic music, often using open forms and expressive, non-traditional notations.
She's composed for a wide range of ensembles - from solo violin to mixed ensembles to a piece for carrillon bells. She recently premiered Things Suspended Converge and Fall, a piece for 16 players which was comprised, in part, by smaller ensemble compositions: a duo for typewriter / piano and electronics; a percussion trio; a flute, viola, and piano trio; and a duet for tuba and wurlitzer. The FLUX Quartet performed her string quartet in the fall, and responding to a commission from Anne Rhodes, Katherine recently wrote a piece for soprano, contrabass, and electronics. Katherine also works collaboratively: With Adam Sonderberg, she creates droning computer-based sound assemblages. And she and Jonathan Zorn are working to develop pieces for bass, bassoon, and interactive electronics.

Katherine just finished a Master's in composition at Wesleyan University, working with Anthony Braxton, Ron Kuivila, and Alvin Lucier. She graduated with bassoon performance and comparative
literature degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2003.
She's moving to Brooklyn in August.

www.tillbyturning.com/
www.myspace.com/oneyoungbassoon//katherineyoung.blogspot.com


Phillip Schulze (b. 1979, Germany) is working in the field of composition and media art, currently living in New York City, USA and Düsseldorf, Germany. In October Schulze will move to Singapore where he will work as a media art researcher at the Nanyang Technological University.

His work spans a mixture of electronic music, compositions for classical instruments, light and video elements, as well as performance art practices, usually written for specific environments in both indoor and outdoor situations. He is also active as a collaborative improviser playing electro acoustic instruments and alto clarinet.

Having developed much of his work in a visual art context, Schulze creates sound environments, installations, and extended concert situations with an aim at finding intersection points between visual and auditory experience, frequently employing strategies regarding performer and spectator relationships – tactics investigating integration and disintegrations, connections and disconnections within and consistent with the given site.

Schulze studied media art and stage design at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM/HfG) in Karlsruhe, Germany, with Anna Jermolaewa, Paul Modler, Siegfried Mauser, Michael Saup, and Penelope Werli, followed by Masters studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA, with Anthony Braxton, Ron Kuivila, and Alvin Lucier.

His work has been performed or installed in Germany, France, Switzerland, Korea, China, Poland, and the USA at locations including the Düsseldorfer Kunstverein, Kunst Akademie Düsseldorf, Badischer Kunstverein, Art Institute Chicago, EyeBeam NYC, Musterraum, Kunst Museum Bonn, Kumho Museum of Art, Transmediale Berlin, Moers Festival, Kunst Film Biennale Köln, and Viper Basel.

As a improviser Phillip Schulze has performed with (among others): Rees Archibald, Tatsu Aoki, Matt Bauder, Anthony Braxton, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jonathan Chen, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Bill Dixon, Bryan Eubanks, Elmar Faschmin, Chingo Inao, Institut für Feinmotorik, Guillermo Gregorio, Christian Jendreiko, Andrew Lafkas, Paul Modler, Virgil Moorfield, Marina Peterson, Brian Parks, Jessica Pavone, Michael Pestel, Michael Saup, Aaron Siegel, Keiko Uenishi, Rie Watanabe, Stefan Werni, Jack Wright, and Katherine Young.


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