A field folded/uneasy trio/chloe alexandra @ Leaven Community, Portland [17 May]

A field folded/uneasy trio/chloe alexandra

20:00 - 22:00

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Leaven Community
5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97211
In an evening of noise and improvisation, sound and movement Portland noise ensemble uneasy trio (Gilbert/Trotter/Smith) will be joined by sound artist chloe alexandra and LA duo A field folded (Wilson Shook/Widow).
Door at 8pm
Show at 8:30pm
$8-15 sliding scale, in advance uneasymay1718.bpt.me/
$10-15 sliding scale, door
A field folded: Widow (A. Vitacolonna, microphone, bells, movement) and Wilson Shook (woodwinds). Sound, movement, space. Listening and choice. Dissonance and pleasure. Grasping the contours of possibility in a hostile environment. A field folded.
«This stone is you, this fire is you, this departure is you.» — G. Luca…
— Saxophonist Wilson Shook makes music like a moth fluttering at a street light. Graceful, frantic, persistent and sometimes tragic, it is music absorbed of its own inscrutable purpose. It finds serenity in immediacy, escape in acts of radical presence. It is here, and then it is not. A self-taught improvising saxophonist, Wilson often performs as a soloist, with sustained collaborations including Greg Kelley (nmperign), Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake), Andrew Scott Young (Tiger Hatchery), Ben Bennett, Ryan Jewell, Jacob Wick, Carol Genetti, Gust Burns, Patrick Neill Gundran (Uneasy Chairs). Sporadic collaborations have included many other creative voices in contemporary weirdness. For 10 years Wilson helped to organize the performance space Gallery 1412 in Seattle. He relocated to Los Angeles in late 2017. otherghosts.net/
Widow [A.Vitacolonna] is a Los Angeles based performer & conceptual artist, pulling from the guts of their lifelong exploits in movement, sound, language, love, pain, deconstruction, and ritual healing. They are most passionate about exploring and confronting interdimensional consciousness in both their hypnotherapy practice and somatic experiments. soundcloud.com/widowwindow
Contact: [email protected]
— uneasy trio is comprised of Annie Gilbert (voice, trombone), Justin Smith (viola, bass, electronics) and Stephanie Lavon Trotter (voice). Together they improvise and explore their unique timbral grouping. They play with their improvisations in amplified multiplicities, and various resonant spaces. uneasy trio is based in Portland, OR.
— Annie Gilbert plays trombone and sings. She enjoys exploring non-traditional and collaborative sound and performance practices.
Justin Smith is irrationally confident that perseverance and curiosity can lead to good music.
Stephanie Lavon Trotter uses her voice and Sound as a foundation for creating performative installations. Stephanie composes, and improvises with electronics and acoustically; in ensembles and solo. She holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College (2014), a B. Mus in Vocal Performance from Cornish College of the Arts (2008). Recently, she has shared work at Performance Works NW, DISJECTA, and OpenSignal. stephanielavontrotter.com
— Chloe Alexandra is a Cree, artist and curator, living in Portland, Oregon. Thompson works in new media and poetry, using aesthetics as a means to seduce the viewer into a stream of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the rush of daily events.Using Pure Data and voice, Thompson creates unique sonic experiences through the spatialization of isolated frequencies.
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