Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saturday, 7/26/14 in Port Townsend, WA

Atypical Sounds from Typical Instruments: 
A Weekend of Experimental Music and Dance at Studio 36  / Friday and Saturday, July 25–26

Studio 36 presents two nights of experimental performance beginning Friday night with a program of two solo dances by Katrina Wolfe and David Noble with live music by Dmitry Artamonov. 
Wolfe’s solo, “Insatiable” was choreographed by Joan Laage and debuted earlier this summer at the Seattle Butoh Festival. Noble will perform a new work titled “Skull Cup.”  

On Saturday night, Studio 36 will host a program of three solo artists who work with sound in its elemental, abstract sense. Whether using traditional instruments or unique assemblages of non-musical devices, all three artists create compelling sound narratives which owe little, if anything, to traditional musical forms.

Greg Kelley and Chris Cooper both start from traditional instruments (trumpet and guitar respectively). By way of unorthodox playing techniques and external modifications (scraps of metal, handheld motors, springs, remote controls, and electronic processing), entirely unexpected sounds are produced. Jessica Goddard uses an amplified sewing machine as a primary sound source, accompanied by a rudimentary analog synthesizer and home-made magnetic tapes.

Greg Kelley - solo trumpet
Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase (Chris Cooper) - prepared guitar
Schurt Kwitters (Jessica Goddard) - sewing machine, synthesizer, reel-to-reel tape

Door opens both nights at 7:30 for performances beginning at 8:00 pm. There is a $5 suggested donation; everyone welcome.  

Studio 36 is located on the third floor of the Mount Baker Block Building, 211 Taylor Street. For further information, contact David Noble (studio_36@icloud.com)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Duo with Bill Horist 6/19/14



vine from my first show in Seattle as a local.

And the details a day late and a dollar short... 
Zero-G Concerts presentsed...
Wally Shoup
Bill Horist and Greg Kelley
Headless Quartet (Barber/Rees/Seman/Zgonc)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Good Shepherd Chapel
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th floor, Seattle
8pm, all ages, $5-15 donation

Monday, June 2, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014: Trio with Seijiro Murayama & Vic Rawlings, WSAC, Somerville MA

Non-Event and the Washington Street Art Center present

SEIJIRO MURAYAMA + VIC RAWLINGS + GREG KELLEY trio
KATE VILLAGE (solo)
LINDA + MIKE BULLOCK (electroacoustic intermedia diffusion)

Washington Street Art Center
321 Washington Street
Somerville, MA
617-623-5315
8:30 pm/$10

Born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1957, percussionist SEIJIRO MURAYAMA has lived and worked France since 1999. Over the last 20+ years he has performed with such musicians as Fred Frith, Lionel Marchetti, Tom Cora, Keiji Haino , Jean-Luc Guionnet, and KK Null. Murayama has also collaborated with the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, the video artist Olivier Gallon, the choreographer Catherine Diverrès, the painter François Bidault, and the writer, Nicolas Vatimbella.
His approach is based on a lot of attention to the space and the place, to the energy of the audience and the quality of silence in various ways.He is interested in making continuum, microscopic sounds and in how we can ‘vitalize delicately’ the space with sound.

GREG KELLEY began studying the trumpet at age 10. He attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, where in addition to studying the Conservatory curriculum, he also immersed himself in a deep study of avant-garde and experimental music, eventually coming to the conclusion that his musical focus fell outside of the academic sphere. After his studies, Kelley moved back to his native Massachusetts, quickly insinuated himself into the local avant-garde circles and soon commenced a period of intense travel and collaboration, bringing him across the United States, throughout Europe, Japan and South America.

He has appeared on over 60 albums and despite a more limited travel schedule, he still manages to play in a number of groups including Nmperign, Heathen Shame, the undr quartet and the BSC, among others. Other collaborators have included Jandek, Keiji Haino, Donald Miller (Borbetomagus), Anthony Braxton, Kevin Drumm, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Joe McPhee and Lionel Marchetti. In addition to playing the trumpet, Kelley has also recorded music using electronics and musique concrete elements, sometimes utilizing trumpet based sound sources, other times not.

VIC RAWLINGS (cello/ electronics) employs a still, unstable sound language that features visceral excess and extreme austerity. He uses an amplified cello augmented with extensive and invasive preparations of his design, based on Baroque-era instruments. He uses a vocabulary of extended techniques, approaching near-total abstraction from the cello. He also uses and continually develops a modular electronic instrument with a highly unstable interface, acoustically realized by arrays of exposed speaker elements. His writings on instrumentation and contemporary music education appear in Leonardo Music Journal and Intransitive Magazine. His curricula focus on listening, sound, and electroacoustic phenomena. He presents in settings ranging from Ivy-League Universities to juvenile detention facilities, including a village in Yucatan, Mexico. Visiting artist/ teaching residencies have included Oberlin, MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Princeton, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, among many others.

- See more at: http://www.nonevent.org/upcoming/murayama_rawlings_kelley_trio/

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March Madness

I.
9pm Monday, 3/24/14, Charlie's Kitchen, Cambridge MA
$5
* I will be sitting in with World Domination in addition to my usual Heathen Shame duties.

       II.
       Saturday, 3/29/14, 61 Local, Brooklyn NY
       Snugs 1st birthday celebration with...
       Nmperign 9:30pm
       Peter Evans/Sam Pluta (watch) 8pm
       $15 per set // $25 for both

   III.
   7pm Sunday, 3/30/14, Biello Martin Studio, Philadelphia PA
   Bowerbird presents
   Nmperign
   Matt Mitchell
   Corinna Burns
   $25 "Space is limited to 30 people. Light fare and drink are 
   included with admission."

      Harry O. Morris "At the Mountains of Madness" 1979




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Without Whom

Many thanks and much appreciation to everyone who helped make my UK tour such an enjoyable experience!

BRIGHTON: To Dylan Nyoukis, Karen Constance, Michael Sippings and everyone else at Colour Out of Space for providing the impetus for the trip and putting on a hell of a festival (complete with vegan food and Dark Star on cask). To Dylan for an excellent duo. To the many, many other acts for performing. To Dan Melchior for temporary roommate duties.

LONDON: To COoS, Cafe Oto and Andie Brown for the show. To Rick Potts/Joseph Hammer (Dinosaurs With Horns), Gen Ken Montgomery and Rat Bastard/Kenny Millions for performing. To Andie for getting us to and around London. To Paul Watson for putting me up & sharing some excellent beers. To Tim Goldie for the vegan full English breakfast (the "faux" English) and the Museum of Childhood.

SHEFFIELD: To Jon Marshall for the show. To Fiona Kennedy and Luke Poot for an excellent trio. To Nick Mitchell (Chalaque), Jon Marshall/Jon Collin and Attic Salt for performing. To Jon Collin for guiding me to the venue. To Fiona Kennedy for the food & beer run. To Nick Mitchell for the ride through The Snake Pass to...

MANCHESTER: To Pascal Nichols and Oklahoma Cafe for the show. To Pascal and Alex Humphries for performing. To Pascal for the post-show duo. To Nick Mitchell for putting me up pre-show and to Pascal and Kelly Jayne Jones for putting me up post-show. To Nick and Pascal for guiding me to good vegan spots.

NEWCASTLE: To Bob Malone/Paul Kelly/Jerome Smith (A Better Noise) for the show. To Hasan Gaylani (Popular Radiation) and Witchblood for performing. To Bob for putting me up and getting me to the train and to a good vegan spot on the way.

EDINBURGH: To Ali Robertson and Michael Edwards for the show. To Ali and Malcy Duff (Usurper) and Edimpro for performing. To Usurper for convincing me to come back to the UK. To Ali Robertson and Collette Robertson for taking me to The Whisky Society, for putting me up, for making sure I was properly fed and with adequate tipple and for getting me to…

GLASGOW: To Fritz Welch and Rachel Lowther for the show. To Usurper for the excellent trio. To Yoni Silver and Fritz/Neil Davidson (With Lumps) for performing. To Fritz and Rachel for putting me up, getting me fed and getting me to the airport.

And to everyone else I got to share a word, laugh, bite or drink with!