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Upcoming Music Highlights
Silence Presents: Roughhousing
August 31, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tickets $10 at the door
Described 25 years ago as an “undergrounder by design,” Jack Wright is a veteran saxophone improviser based mainly in Philadelphia. Since the early 80s he has been touring through the US and Europe, finding interesting partners and playing situations.
Now at 75 he is still the “Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation,” as he was called back in the 80s. Most partners are outside music school careerdom, unknown to the music press, and selected for their ability to interconnect with each other.
The East Coast Free Music Festival of the 80s was his creation, and will finally appear again in 2018. His influence has extended through writings; in Jan. 2017 Wright’s book was published, The Free Musics. As for his playing, he’s said to have the widest vocabulary of any, an expert at leaping pitches, punchy, precise timing, sharp and intrusive multiphonics, surprising gaps of silence, and obscene animalistic growling. A reviewer for the Washington Post said, “In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king.”
See also: Cadence Magazine Interview, July 2017, p. 55-73
“Caught in the Act” – Opening Reception August 3, 5:00 – 7:00 PM with Ambient Soundscape by Terry Dame
‘Caught in the Act’ is inspired by the gestural actions of modernistic painting and a connection with the drama (and pathos) of theatre and performance. The action is set against deep black areas with shapes that suggest openings through which the action takes place. A stage is referenced through the sweep of curtain-like gestures framing the action, and the curled up canvas in some of the paintings is a kind of stage. The large gestures and drips are meant to give the painting a feeling of openness to continued manipulation and also to interpretation – more process than finality. Pearl likes to play with visual puns and while very serious on one hand, she also includes an awkward sense of humour in these paintings – some more than others.
For this exhibition Terry Dame will compose an ambient soundscape in response to the themes and ideas, and the paintings.
Silence invites you to the opening reception for Pearl Van Geest on June 22 from 5:00-7:00pm. Beer, wine, coffee, and kombucha will be served. This event is free of charge.