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)

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