Univversity of Baltimore •1420 Maryland Avenue
Oliver Street Entrance (One Block froM Mt. Royal)
Minimal Electro-Acoustic Improvisation. Bonnie Jones works with sound, text and performance. Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised by dairy farmers in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, MD. In sound performances Bonnie plays the circuit boards of digital delay pedals. Her primary sound collaborators are Joe Foster in Korea (as the duet "English") and Andy Hayleck.
Andrew Hayleck is one of Baltimore's foremost electro-acoustic composers, and a multi-talented improvisor. He currently works with computers, saws, guitars, and bowed metal.
Nepalese Pop/Folk Music. Prem Raja Mahat is a living Nepali musical legend in more ways than one. Over the past 25 years, folk music in Nepal has gone from being a very local phenomena to a national celebration. Prem Raja Mahat, who grew up listening to and singing the "rural Nepali blues" as a young boy in the hills of west central Nepal, is a large part of the reason for the revival and tremendous appeal of folk music in Nepal.
Explosive Improvised Music. Saxophonist John Dierker has been described as "Baltimore's Most Valuable Player," with strong credits in jazz, funk, rock, and his special love, the Avant-Garde. Will Redman is a composer/drummer with a strong interest in graphical notation and free improvisation, and is a current member of the composers collective "Exploding Gardens." Marc Miller is probably best known as a guitarist from the famous Baltimore band Oxes, and has fairly recently become involved with improvised music to great results.
Classically Inflected Imrpvosiation. Kate Porter (cello) and Russell Kotcher (violin) are classically trained musicians who started improvising together over ten years ago where they met at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Kate has been improvising locally with many members of the experimental music community for a couple of years now while making a living smoking food. Russell makes his living in Philidelphia as a freelance musician and violin teacher. Their style tends toward romantic classical impulses dipping into the unpredictability of experimental mores.
Minimal/Maximal Sound Scapes. Ilya Monosov has spent the last decade working with sound and objects and creating his unique form of ritualistic music performance. He has worked in collaboration or had co publications with Preston Swirnoff, Marc Schulz, Andrew Deutsch, Pauline Oliveros, Charles Curtis, Larry Polansky, Bob Cobbing, Makoto Kawabata, Radu Malfatti and many others. His output has been highly varied and has encompassed everything from gypsy folk music, to minimalist improvisation, to heavy rock in the wild California group, The Shining Path. He has also been involved in many performances and multi-media events (including performances and installations at the first lower case events in LA) and currently has a piece online in Frogpeak Unbound, as well as artist books in Printed Matter NYC. For this show, Ilya will perform under the Hedonic Islands, his new project celebrating his love for minimalism and American folk music (I.e. minimalism, blues, and Hip Hop).
Good Time Rabble Rousin'! Lexie Mountain was born in Ashland Mass. Her paternal grandmother, Julia, was Lebanese and worked at the Ashland Telechron Electric Clock Factory. Her paternal grandfather, Joseph, was Italian and worked at the Ashland GM Plant, where he rode a company bicycle. Telechron closed in 1992 and the high school sports teams are "Ashland Clockers". GM moved from Ashland to Mexico, and Joseph retired on his pension until he was 94. When he passed away, the family almost threw out his birth certificate because nobody knew his real name was Guiseppe.
Civil Twilight: folk guitar/song/electronics. Moore's gallery and performative sound work involves the magnification of minute sound sources, focusing attention on the physical properties of materials and unusual acoustic phenomena in a reductive and elemental way, as well as working with such diverse sources as field recordings, fire, water, invented instruments, and guitar. She is involved in improvised music, her own conceptual compositions, and she is a frequent collaborator with other musicians. Her work often has a laboratory quality that belies its deep aesthetic and philosophical considerations.