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    OPENSOUND: improvised and experimental music

    Presented by at Third Life Studio

    September 21, 2013


    OPENSOUND: improvised and experimental music

    Garrison Fewell, guitar
    and friends

    Noell Dorsey, voice
    Steve Norton, reeds

    Three Friends
    Glynis Lomon, cello, aquasonic, voice
    Yedidyah Syd Smart, sonic percussion
    Joan Green, dance

    Barbara Lieurance, piano, interactive electronics
    plays new works by: Stephen Moore, Hubert Ho, Margaret McAllister
    Saturday, Sept 21, 2013

    Third Life Studios
    33 Union Square
    Somerville, MA
    (Almost at the heart of Union Square, on the segment of
    Somerville Ave. coming into Union Square from Porter Square)

    For directions and parking:

    Doors open at 7:45. Music at around 8:00 p.m.
    $8 admission
    Opensound is a Greater Boston concert series featuring improvisers and interpreters of avant-garde, experimental, electro- acoustic, acoustic, etc. music. We program monthly concerts featuring local and touring musicians, sound artists, and the un-categorize-able, from disparate backgrounds, creating unique events in Somerville, Massachusetts.

    Some Bios

    The Metroland of New York writes that Ms. Lieurance “wowed audiences” and the Maine Sunday Telegram notes that “at the end of the concert, Ms. Lieurance had. . . the audience standing.” Known for her innovative performances and her daring programming, Ms. Lieurance brings new music to concert halls around the United States and Europe. Her current program Inside the Piano, Outside the Box came to fruition through an artist residency at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada – a program exploring non-traditional virtuosity, and featuring works for bowed piano. This season Ms. Lieurance will perform IPOB in venues including the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and the Maison 44 Gallery in Basel, Switzerland.

    Margaret McAllister is currently Associate Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music and also teaches Music Theory in the preparatory division of the New England Conservatory. She has received a research grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities for her work exploring relationships between the visual arts and music. She has been a visiting Assistant Professor at Simmons College, Honorary Research Fellow, 2003-2006 University of Glasgow Music Department and is an Affiliate of the Centre for Music Technology, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow and a member of N-ism (Network for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science Technology and Music).

    A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hubert Ho’s music has been performed in Carnegie Hall under the Pro Musicis Foundation series and at the Kennedy Center for the Arts, D.C. A former United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts, he is a recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2006 he travelled to the Czech Republic as a Fulbright Student Scholar, working with composer Marek Kopelent at the Academy of Performing Arts, Music Division. His music has been commissioned and performed by groups including the Oesterreiches ensemble fur Neue Musik, Prague Modern, the New York New Music Ensemble, California EAR Unit, Das Chicas Trio, and the Bakersfield Symphony New Directions chamber concert series. He currently teaches at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

    Joan Green is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and visual artist, and the Artistic Director of the inter-generational company Back Pocket Dancers. Improvisation is her favorite performance form. She is delighted to be performing with Syd and Glynis, both of whom she has known for over 30 years. This is the first time that she is performing with both of them together, and it feels like an artistic home-coming.
    Upcoming Concerts

    Saturday, October 19, 2013: HMQ: James Coleman - theremin, Morgan Evans-Weiler - violin, Howard Martin - tenor saxophone, Michael Rosenstein - amplified objects | duo: Tim Tsang, Synthesizer, Jane Wang, string bass | Hi-Speed Coeds: Andrew Neumann, sound, Greg Kowalski, video | solo: Jesse Kenas Collins, cornet

    Saturday, November 16, 2013: solo: Howard Stelzer, tapes, electronics | duo: Michael Rosenstein, electronics, Vic Rawlings, cello, electronics | Triode analog synthesizers & electronics: Stephen Bonner, Jesse Cousineau, Peter Gumaskas | Concert curated by Michael Rosenstein

    Saturday, December 14, 2013: Natalie Spehar, cello + electronics | Michael Dobiel, electronics, string bass (and friends) | trio: MJ Patchett, saxophone, Eve Boltax, viola, Caroline Park, electronics | solo: Peter Gumaskas, homemade modular synthesizer | Concert curated by Matt Samolis

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013: Ensemble Tzara: horn, cello, synthesizer: playing new works by Robert Ashley, Timothy McCormack and David Sonton | Dave Gross, saxophone | David Michael Curry, viola & electronic accessories

    Third Life Studio

    33 Union Square
    Somerville, MA 02143

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    Phone: 617-650-2065

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