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Dec
1
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Welcome to the Providence Poetry Slam! Our shows are at AS220 (115 Empire St.) on the first and third Thursday of every month (except August). Sign-up at 7:15, show starts at 8pm sharp! Don’t be late!
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FIRST THURSDAYS: All-ages slam, feature, and open mic. $5 admission.
THIRD THURSDAYS: Youth slam (Sept—May), feature, and open mic. $5 admission. ($1 for 19 and under)

FREE YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOPS!
First and third Thursdays at 6pm at New Urban Arts (705 Westminster)
(Oct-May)
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CONTACT: muggs@provslam.org or charlotte@provslam.org

Dec
2
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Open Level Contemporary African Dance w/ Mekbul J. Tahir// Fridays @ 6:30-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6-class package

The technique Acogny is the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. It was created by Germaine Acogny, the mother of African contemporary dance. Based on traditional African dance (especially Senegal and Benin) and Western dance techniques (classical ballet, release, and Graham technique), the philosophy of this technique is about identity: placing yourself inside the community and nature, and being aware of your own body. The technique respects every different body, and addresses life and the connection between human being and nature. Joy, play, love and music are the fundaments of the spirit of the technique.

NT4L36991Mekbul Jemal Tahir is an international choreographer, dancer, and teacher. He is one of the founding members of Adugna Community Dance Theatre Company, which is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since completing a five-year training program accredited by Middlesex University (UK) in 2001, he has been performing and teaching African contemporary dance, contact improvisation, and community dance and theatre in Ethiopia and abroad. Among others, his projects have included the 2005 Kin-Addis Project in the DRC, Ethiopia, and France, and the 2006 Can Do Can Dance Project in Hamburg, Germany. In 2007, he performed a lead role in As the Mother of a Brown Boy, which opened at Chickenshed Theatre Company in London and later traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was nominated for two awards. He is also one of the dancers who were selected to study Germaine Acogny’s dance and certified to teach her technique. Now a resident of Massachusetts, he divides his time between work with Adugna in Ethiopia and projects in Africa, Europe, and the United States.

The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play” @ AS220's Blackbox
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents "Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play" @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

(Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next performance: Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play, December 1-4. Performances will take place at 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, in the Blackbox at AS220 at 95 Empire Street in downtown Providence. There will be a talkback following the Sunday performance. The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) is a non-profit organization that unites children living in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood with local theater professionals to create original plays together.  The Manton Avenue Project’s mission is to nurture the unique potential of kids living in Olneyville by unleashing their creative voices through playmaking.  Each of MAP’s out-of-school time programs is focused on playwriting education, mentorship, and bringing kids’ plays to the stage.

Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play is the culminating performance of The Manton Avenue Project’s TAG TEAM program, an afterschool playwriting course held at MAP’s Clubhouse in Olneyville. Ten 5th grade playwrights will collaborate on a play about bicycling, community building and social history.  For this project, The Manton Avenue Project partnered with the Recycle-A-Bike and the Woonasquatucket Rivershed Watershed Council to learn bike safety, took bike tours along the Woony River, and became more confident riders. We also partnered with Sarah Zurier from the RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission to learn about the ways bikes have influenced social movements. The resulting production will be directed by MAP’s Executive Artistic Director Meg Sullivan, and star local adult theatre artists Beth Alianiello, Danny Brundage, Jess Halpin, Shawn Fennell, Nicole Maynard, and Jenny Sanchez.

“The Manton Avenue Project is proud to present Pedal Power: the Bike Play! This process has been quite collaborative, and challenged MAP’s young playwrights to devise one play together as a team. This production will be a culmination of an enriching afterschool class, where we took bike rides, discussed how biking makes us feel, and learned about the important ways bikes have empowered people and communities throughout history,” says Executive Artistic Director Meg Sullivan. “As a team, the class is coming up with the story and the characters, and each child will write one scene or part of a full-length play. Our goal is to show young people in Olneyville the value of their voices and, through our ongoing and tuition-free playwriting programs, help them reach their full potential as creative thinkers and community leaders.”

This is the first production of The Manton Avenue Project’s 2016-2017 season, which is supported by a grant from June Rockwell Levy Foundation, The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, The Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, Providence Rotary Charities Foundation, United Way of Rhode Island, as well as many other individual donors.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door and will be available on Eventbrite.

For more information, go to: http://mantonavenueproject.org

 

IS THIS JAZZ?: Ben Shaw Quartet, Rallidae at AS220 @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 2 @ 8:30 pm – Dec 3 @ 12:00 am
Our last show of the year takes place on December 2nd and will sure to close out another killer season in a spectacular way. Headlining the night will be Rallidae, an intimate and unconventional vocal group founded by composer and saxophonist Angela Morris. Combining songs and improvisation, Rallidae inhabits the increasingly populated sonic space between avant-indie and avant-jazz. Their 2014 EP “Paper Birds” was praised as “combining strong melodies and narratives… a genuinely distinctive, and entertaining, combination of sounds and words. “Paper Birds” is an exceptional debut from an exciting and innovative new band.” (All About Jazz). The mostly Brookyln-based group features guitarist Dustin Carlson, bassist Scott Colberg, Angela Morris on tenor saxophone and voice, and the Toronto-based vocalist Alex Samaras (Meredith Monk, Tanya Tagaq). This December they tour the east coast and Canada in support of their first full-length album “Turned, and Was.” Opening the night will be a quartet of local players lead by composer and saxophonist Ben Shaw. They will be focusing on some new material Shaw has been writing as a reaction to his study of and fascinations with various American folk forms such as jazz, gospel, and blues. Joining him will be fantastic local musicians Joseph Godfrey on piano, Sam Kurzontkowski on bass, and Paul DiMartino on drums.
Music kicks at 9pm with admission being a mere $10. Come on out and celebrate another year of  great music!
Live Bait: Finger @ 95 Empire Black Box
Dec 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

 

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Have you broken a finger? Been fingered? Gave or given the finger? Found guilty of the Five Finger Discount? If you have a true story that in any way, shape or form fits December’s theme, “Finger,” you absolutely must come to Live Bait, put your name in the fishbowl and, when your name is called, tell it.

Remember: no notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six-minute time limit. Of course, all are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen.

Live Bait is hosted by Phil Goldman, with banter, musical accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor” Gregoire.

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

Dec
3
Sat
Saturday Switch Series @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday Switch Series offers instruction in workshop-based setting from a rotating roster of guest artists.

Time: 10-12pm

Cost: $15 per class

December 3rd:

Bill Evans, Evans Laban/Bartenieff Based Dance Technique

(Director, The Bill Evans Dance Company)

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Bill Evans is the creator of a dance technique based on Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies that has been studied by thousands of dancers over the past several decades. He is professor emeritus at the College at Brockport, State University of New York and distinguished professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico. The Bill Evans Dance Company was founded in 1975. It has appeared in all 50 states, throughout Mexico and Canada, and in 24 other countries. Evans has served on the faculties and BEDCO has performed at the American Dance Festival, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Spoleto Festival and many international dance festivals in Latin America, Europe and Australia. Evans danced, choreographed and served as artistic coordinator with Repertory Dance Theatre, 1967 – 74, and recently created a new work for RDT’s 50th anniversary. He was formerly artistic director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and has served as a permanent guest artist at WCD School since 1993. He was awarded the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship for 2016. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Dance Education Organization, American Dance Guild and Dance Teacher Magazine and an honorary doctorate from the Cornish College of the Arts. He received the second Outstanding Service Award ever bestowed by the National High School Dance Festival and was the third recipient of the Honorary Member Award by the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. He was named National Dance Association Scholar Artist in 1997. He has served on the boards of NDA, NDEO and American College Dance Association. He was named one of three favorite world tap dancers in the Dance Magazine Readers’ Poll. His book, Reminiscences of a Dancing Man, is available through his website: www.billevansdance.org

Description of class:

Evans will share a master class in the Evans Laban/Bartenieff Based Dance Technique. The class will be appropriate for intermediate and advanced dancers and will investigate movement efficiency and expressivity through set choreography and guided improvisation.

Upcoming Workshop(s):

17th: Shawn Hove, Modern Technique (Director, shove gently dance/theater)

The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play” @ AS220's Blackbox
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents "Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play" @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

(Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next performance: Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play, December 1-4. Performances will take place at 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, in the Blackbox at AS220 at 95 Empire Street in downtown Providence. There will be a talkback following the Sunday performance. The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) is a non-profit organization that unites children living in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood with local theater professionals to create original plays together.  The Manton Avenue Project’s mission is to nurture the unique potential of kids living in Olneyville by unleashing their creative voices through playmaking.  Each of MAP’s out-of-school time programs is focused on playwriting education, mentorship, and bringing kids’ plays to the stage.

Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play is the culminating performance of The Manton Avenue Project’s TAG TEAM program, an afterschool playwriting course held at MAP’s Clubhouse in Olneyville. Ten 5th grade playwrights will collaborate on a play about bicycling, community building and social history.  For this project, The Manton Avenue Project partnered with the Recycle-A-Bike and the Woonasquatucket Rivershed Watershed Council to learn bike safety, took bike tours along the Woony River, and became more confident riders. We also partnered with Sarah Zurier from the RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission to learn about the ways bikes have influenced social movements. The resulting production will be directed by MAP’s Executive Artistic Director Meg Sullivan, and star local adult theatre artists Beth Alianiello, Danny Brundage, Jess Halpin, Shawn Fennell, Nicole Maynard, and Jenny Sanchez.

“The Manton Avenue Project is proud to present Pedal Power: the Bike Play! This process has been quite collaborative, and challenged MAP’s young playwrights to devise one play together as a team. This production will be a culmination of an enriching afterschool class, where we took bike rides, discussed how biking makes us feel, and learned about the important ways bikes have empowered people and communities throughout history,” says Executive Artistic Director Meg Sullivan. “As a team, the class is coming up with the story and the characters, and each child will write one scene or part of a full-length play. Our goal is to show young people in Olneyville the value of their voices and, through our ongoing and tuition-free playwriting programs, help them reach their full potential as creative thinkers and community leaders.”

This is the first production of The Manton Avenue Project’s 2016-2017 season, which is supported by a grant from June Rockwell Levy Foundation, The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, The Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, Providence Rotary Charities Foundation, United Way of Rhode Island, as well as many other individual donors.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door and will be available on Eventbrite.

For more information, go to: http://mantonavenueproject.org

 

December Gallery Opening Receptions! @ AS220
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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L. to R.: Paris | A. Gould | K.D. Harris | J. Summer | L. Hayden | E. Crooks

 

 

IN THE GALLERIES | DECEMBER 5- 26 , 2016
opening reception | November 5th, 5-7p.m.
AS220 Project Space (93 Mathewson St.)
The Winter Garden
New work by Lyn Hayden
Reading Room
Light & Shadows: Time and Space
Karen Drysdale Harris
AS220 Main Gallery (115 Empire St.)
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Works circa 2015-2016 by PVD Graffiti Artist ParisParisParis!
New Collages by Arline Gould
Open Window
Erica Crooks : A Decade of Rude Puppets , Crazy Cartoons and
Romantic Masculine Lesbians
AS220 Resident Gallery (131 Washingotn St.)
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New Work by Jillian Summer

The Vaporubs, Psychic Dog, Silver Screams, and Tony Jones & Cretin @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 3 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 1:00 am
Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Dec 3 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Dec
4
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!  

A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business (www.shea-training.com) he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

If you’ve always wanted to try ballet, this class is for you. In this fundamentals-based class, students develop basic ballet vocabulary, strength and coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have little or no ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

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Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

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The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play” @ AS220's Blackbox
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents "Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play" @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

(Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next performance: Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play, December 1-4. Performances will take place at 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, in the Blackbox at AS220 at 95 Empire Street in downtown Providence. There will be a talkback following the Sunday performance. The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) is a non-profit organization that unites children living in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood with local theater professionals to create original plays together.  The Manton Avenue Project’s mission is to nurture the unique potential of kids living in Olneyville by unleashing their creative voices through playmaking.  Each of MAP’s out-of-school time programs is focused on playwriting education, mentorship, and bringing kids’ plays to the stage.

Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play is the culminating performance of The Manton Avenue Project’s TAG TEAM program, an afterschool playwriting course held at MAP’s Clubhouse in Olneyville. Ten 5th grade playwrights will collaborate on a play about bicycling, community building and social history.  For this project, The Manton Avenue Project partnered with the Recycle-A-Bike and the Woonasquatucket Rivershed Watershed Council to learn bike safety, took bike tours along the Woony River, and became more confident riders. We also partnered with Sarah Zurier from the RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission to learn about the ways bikes have influenced social movements. The resulting production will be directed by MAP’s Executive Artistic Director Meg Sullivan, and star local adult theatre artists Beth Alianiello, Danny Brundage, Jess Halpin, Shawn Fennell, Nicole Maynard, and Jenny Sanchez.

“The Manton Avenue Project is proud to present Pedal Power: the Bike Play! This process has been quite collaborative, and challenged MAP’s young playwrights to devise one play together as a team. This production will be a culmination of an enriching afterschool class, where we took bike rides, discussed how biking makes us feel, and learned about the important ways bikes have empowered people and communities throughout history,” says Executive Artistic Director Meg Sullivan. “As a team, the class is coming up with the story and the characters, and each child will write one scene or part of a full-length play. Our goal is to show young people in Olneyville the value of their voices and, through our ongoing and tuition-free playwriting programs, help them reach their full potential as creative thinkers and community leaders.”

This is the first production of The Manton Avenue Project’s 2016-2017 season, which is supported by a grant from June Rockwell Levy Foundation, The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, The Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, Providence Rotary Charities Foundation, United Way of Rhode Island, as well as many other individual donors.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door and will be available on Eventbrite.

For more information, go to: http://mantonavenueproject.org

 

The Empire Revue @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Check our Facebook page  to see which special guests will be joining us this month and for pre-sale tickets!
Dec
5
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Shannon Norquist// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

The Intermediate/Advanced Modern class will focus on movement that has been informed by the many voices of my artistic journey.  Among the loudest voices are Della Cowall, Stephanie Stanford-Shaw, Deb Meunier, Betsy Miller and Jessika Davis.  Dance should accomplish a few discrete objectives:  Beauty, Community and Strength.  Class will move toward these goals through traditional modern dance floorwork, phrases and travelling in space as well as improvisational techniques.  My hope is that dancers will leave the studio feeling greater beauty, strength and a deeper sense of connectedness to a community, perhaps even to their own stories.

Dec
6
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hatha Yoga with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30pm // $5 drop-in

This Hatha style yoga class aims to engage a community through open-level group practice.  Student practitioners should expect to receive clear and specific physical cues, while being encouraged to reach beyond a purely physical experience.  The theme of compassionate self-awareness will be woven into each class, building community through understanding and acceptance of the self.

Photo on 9-1-15 at 12.25 PMAngie Hartley is a yoga practioner, dancer, choreographer and teacher.  She received her BA from Keene State College in Theater and Dance and has since showed work and performed at the American Dance Festival, and in Boston, Providence and South Korea. She is certified to teach elementary school in New Hampshire and Rhode Island and recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu School of Yoga.  She is thrilled to share embodied awareness with movers of all abilities and backgrounds.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $7
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

We are always looking for new models, please inquire at: lifedrawing@as220.org

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet // Tuesdays @ 7-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Classical ballet with an anatomical approach and an emphasis on the joy of movement! This class is designed to build on ballet basics and introduce more advanced movement vocabulary and complex combinations, while approaching the form through a clear understanding of body mechanics. Come discover how to use your body safely and efficiently to create both clarity and expressivity in your dancing.

Betsy MillerBetsy Miller is a dance artist and educator currently based in Providence, RI. She has trained in the Vaganova, Cecchetti, RAD, and Bournonville styles, and combines elements of each along with a somatic approach to ballet.  Her choreography has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The Ohio State University. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Fusionworks Company and shove gently dance, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Doug Varone, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, Stephanie Turner, and Deb Meunier. Betsy serves as the Dance Coordinator of AS220. She is on faculty at Providence College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College.

 

 

CSIGO, Blevin Blectum, Birdlady, and Laurie Amat @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 6 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 7 @ 1:00 am

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CSIGO:

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Early on Csigo left college to move to Budapest and became a member of the jazz-hip-hop band Dubcity Fanatikz where he played guitar and an old East German, Vermona organ for which he used different voice effect pedals, modifying its sound. The band existed for two years, and released one album, performed in several major European cities and festivals.

In 2003 he founded his current band, Beat Dis who are preparing their 6th record. They have extensive touring experience and have played in festivals all over Europe and has been praised by national radio circuit and Hungarian Viva TV which named their song “Just Like” the Most Played Song Of The Year. The band’s album “Keep Still” was nominated for the Best Album of the Year in Electronic Music by the same organization..

He is also known for his work in Anima Sound System where he has shared stages with everyone from Iggy And The Stooges and The Prodigy to The Black Eyed Peas.

Csigo curerently makes a living as a composer, lyricist and guitarist-singer. In 2010, he played some improvisations with free-jazz and noise musicians. This project evolved over the years and in 2015 materialized into a unique form of minimal-electro-noise-punk with a twist of avant-garde experimental music. His soundis a product of artists like Oneohtrix Point Never, Mouse on Mars, Raster Noton, and Ivan Pavlov aka COH.

Csigó builds his own analog musical instruments which are being showcased/performed on at his shows. This year he recorded an album entitled Rite of Sound which he mainly performs in contemporary art galleries and experimental music clubs.

 

Blevin Blectum:

Blevin Blectum is an electronic musician and multimedia composer, celebrated as an “icon of deviant and cerebral electronic music”.Blectum studied the violin during her youth. At Oberlin College she began making electronic music at the WOBC-FM studios. At Mills College, she partnered with Kevin Blechdom to form Blectum from Blechdom, a performance art / vocals, laptops and samplers / electronica duo. In 2001, Blectum from Blechdom won an Award of Distinction for digital music at the Prix Ars Electronica.Blectum has released many solo albums, and released a CD/DVD Unseen Forces on Matmos’s Vague Terrain label as part of multimedia band Sagan with J Lesser, video producer Ryan Junell, and Wobbly. In 1998 she worked at Orban testing radio processing units, in 1999 worked at Thomas Dolby’s Headspace and Beatnik Inc. as a beta-tester, and in 2000 to 2004 worked as a sound designer at LeapFrog Enterprises and several smaller sound design companies in the San Francisco bay area. An avid bird enthusiast, Blectum quit music for several years and worked as a registered veterinary technician / veterinary nurse in Northern California before moving to Providence, RI in 2007.

W/ VIDEO BY ALEXANDER DUPUIS

Alexander Dupuis creates time-based works using sound, light, and movement. His practice draws on the fields of experimental music/film/animation, particularly those areas that explore alternative notions of space and time.

 

Birdlady:

Jeremy. https://birdlady.bandcamp.com/

 

Laurie Amat:

Laurie Amat is an acclaimed vocalist, improvisational performer, experimental composer and teacher. Her approach to singing is informed by broad experience including pop, rock, traditional and inventive opera, spoken word, video, dance, theatre and performance art.