Archer Spade Performance Series
The Archer Spade Performance Series (ASPS) is curated by Archer Spade to bring friends, colleagues, and others to Philadelphia who fit into our vision of music. Shows happen monthly at Studio 34 in West Philadelphia and sometimes at other venues.
So far, we’ve presented: Jeff Carey, Sebastian Darkly, Carl Testa, Daniel Blake/James Ilgenfritz/Kevin Shea, Keir Neuringer (ensemble), Matt Weston, Mick Barr, Jeremiah Cymerman, Toshimaru Nakamura & Co., Chris Forsyth/Nate Wooley, Jesse Kudler/Ian Fraser, Anthony Coleman/Ashley Paul, Julius Masri/Joo Won Park, Mary Lattimore/Jeff Zeigler, Adam Caine, Broadcloth, Carl Testa, Travis Woodson Guitar Trio, Joe Morris/William Paker/Marco Eneidi.
|04/05/14 http://archerspademusic.com||ASPS in Philadelphia||Rotunda|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: donations. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4014 Walnut Street. The Archer Spade Performance Series Presents: A special collaboration between visual artist Erik Ruin and Archer Spade Featuring Thollem Mcdonas/Brian Chase Archer Spade will perform a new work in a trio with visual artist Erik Ruin. Erik Ruin is a Providence-based printmaker, shadow-puppeteer, founding member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, and co-creator of the recent book Paths Toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (w/ Cindy Milstein, PM Press, 2012). For more on his work, see http://erikruin.tumblr.com/. Thollem/Chase Brian Chase is a drummer and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up on Long Island, he started taking private music lessons at a young age, leading to a BM from the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio. Though he works in a variety of contexts, Brian is probably best known as a member of the group Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a band that has toured extensively throughout the world and has been nominated for three Grammys. On the new music side, Brian is very active in the experimental music scene, largely based around the community of John Zorn’s club, The Stone. In this setting, performance collaborations include those with Alan Licht, Chris Cochrane, Anthony Coleman, Jeremiah Cymerman, Thollem McDonas, David First, Jessica Pavone, and Robbie Lee, amongst more. Thollem grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area rigorously studying the standard classical repertoire, then quit it all in his early 20s dedicating himself for many years to grassroots political activism (particularly anti-war efforts, deforestation issues and ecological restoration work). He’s now been touring for 7 years perpetually, and has released 33 albums of his own and in collaboration with others on 15 different vanguard labels in 5 different countries. A brief cross-section of his many collaborations have included Stefano Scodanibbio, Nels Cline, Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, Susie Ibarra Mike Watt, John Dieterich, Carmina Escobar, Gino Robair and Rent Romus. He is also the founding director of Estamos Ensemble, a long-term project bringing together improvisers and composers from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. He regularly gives workshops and is a published author translated into one languages! www.thollem.com/thollemchase|
|05/04/14 http://archerspademusic.com||ASPS in Philadelphia||Rotunda|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: donations. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4014 Walnut Street. The Archer Spade Performance Series Presents: Keir Neuringer – record release show for his new solo alto saxophone album, Ceremonies Out of the Air and Devin Hoff – solo bass CEREMONIES OUT OF THE AIR, a double LP of solo saxophone improvisations, will be released on New Atlantis in April 2014. Recorded in a single session, CEREMONIES is a 79-minute technical, conceptual, and emotional tour-de-force, setting prodigious use of the circular breathing technique in relief against a wealth of compositional history and sonic terrain. Keir Neuringer is a musician and interdisciplinary artist who is involved in creative arts communities in Poland, Holland, and the US. He has cultivated a personal and intensely physical approach to saxophone improvisation, plays analogue electronics and Farfisa organ, and sings and narrates text. After training as a composer and jazz saxophonist in the US, he spent two years on a Fulbright research grant in Krakow. He then moved to The Hague, where he curated performative audiovisual art and earned a masters degree from the experimental ArtScience Institute. He now lives in Philadelphia and continues to travel widely to present his work, collaborating closely with Rafal Mazur, Ensemble Klang, and Julius Masri, among many others. Devin Hoff is a musician and songwriter born in Colorado whose main instruments are double bass and bass guitar. He has worked in many musical contexts and with a wide array of jazz, free jazz, avant-garde rock, and folk musicians. Some musicians and bands he has worked closely with include: Nels Cline, Vijay Iyer, Xiu Xiu, Carla Bozulich, Ben Goldberg, Ken Vandermark, Howard Wiley and Good for Cows. He has been based in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and is currently based in Philadelphia. http://devinrayhoff.bandcamp.com/|