247 Lark Street
Albany NY 12210
Tomorrow night (Sat. Feb. 19th) marks the return of Albany Sonic Arts Collective to the Upstate Artists Guild on Lark St. in Albany, with a very special night:
DEEP FREEZE: Experimental Music for Snowy Times
ASAC will be celebrating its first concert of 2011 with performances by some of the Capital Region's most exciting experimental musicians including Century Plants with Matt Weston, Holland Hopson, SoundBarn and Insect Posse.
CENTURY PLANTS with MATT WESTON
All sets will feature live video projections by Mike Bullock & Linda Aubry Bullock!!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
UPSTATE ARTISTS GUILD (UAG)
247 LARK STREET ALBANY, NY
$5 SUGGESTED DONATION
About Century Plants:
ASAC members Eric Hardiman and Ray Hare have been collaborating for years as Century Plants, utilizing voice, guitar, and complex electronics setups to create haunting, evocative works. For this performance, they will be joined by Matt Weston on percussion and electronics, sure to add a new layer of intrigue.
For more information http://www.myspace.com/centuryplants and http://www.mattweston.com/
About Holland Hopson:
Named by Metroland as the area's "Best Retro-Futurist," composer Holland Hopson will present a set of his typically challenging work in a rare solo appearance on soprano saxophone and electronics. Holland is preparing for an upcoming three week residency with composer and live electronics pioneer David Behrman at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna, Florida.
For more information http://hollandhopson.com
soundBarn (Thomas Lail and Patrick Weklar) use heavily processed and prepared guitar to construct ad-hoc compositions that span the space from spare, minimal soundscapes to full-on noise with ever-shifting rhythms, pace and moods. soundBarn has recently collaborated with Albany Sonic Arts Collective on full-length performances of Rhys Chatham?s famed ?Guitar Trio? as well as performances at The soundBarn?a project of artist/musician Lail and artist/gallerist Tara Fracalossi located on what
was once Heald Orchards in Valatie, New York. Lail formerly performed with the experimental trio Lukomski/Majer/Lail whose improvised sound Metroland weekly recommended "for those who are turned way on by the gloriously weird guitarscapes of Sonic Youth?s late ?90s SYR recordings, or the
dreamy, sometimes atonal soundwaves of Hovercraft?? Both Lail and Weklar were founding members of the long-ago Albany post-punk band The Fauves.
For more information http://www.soundbarn.blogspot.com
About Insect Posse:
Insect Posse are the prolific and inscrutable Mark Lunt and Chris Bassett, purveyors of noisy yet hypnotic hymns to other worlds of nothingness.
For more information http://www.myspace.com/insectposse
There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for admission to support ASAC and UAG.