Friday, May 20, 2011

TWO EVENTS this weekend!!


Albany Sonic Arts Collective and The soundBarn present:


11am – 4pm on Sunday May 22 at The soundBarn, Valatie, NY.

Albany Sonic Arts Collective and The soundBarn are pleased to present River of Drone III a free, long-form sound performance that will center on the extended sounds of drone and will develop through a five-hour performance.
This year will mark the third annual River of Drone and the second Drone collaboration between Albany Sonic Arts and The soundBarn.
Set in a former orchard cooler with views of the Catskill Mountains, The soundBarn is a uniquely suited location for visitors to lounge, listen and linger for an hour, a few minutes or the entire performance. The audience is encouraged to make themselves comfortable and to bring pillows, chairs, food and drink. Listeners are encouraged to move around, watch the accompanying video projections, wander in and out and discover new relationships to sound through immersion, reflection, deep listening, meditation, and concentration.
We hope you will join us to listen, meditate, bliss out-- or to simply enjoy a swim in the RIVER OF DRONE!

For more information visit:

The soundBarn
330 Maple Lane
Valatie NY 12184
south driveway


They Undulate When Struck By Light
an evening of poetry and music colliding




Come on out to UAG in Albany to witness a collision of poetry and improvised sound! Parashi will open the evening with a short blast of noisy wandering. Poet Bill Shute (the head of Kendra Steiner Editions label) will read some of his work, and will then be joined by Sandra Burgess and Parashi for a collaborative set. Century Plants and Burnt Hills drummer Phil Donnelly are slated to follow, bringing out their amazing slow-burning psych drones, and then Cruudeuces' thunderous noisescapes will finish things off for the night's end. Don't miss it!

Bill Shute is an American poet who runs the Kendra Steiner Edtions label as a place to put out adventurous music along with equally challenging poetry.

Century Plants are the duo of Eric Hardiman and Ray Hare; they have released material on such labels as Ikuisuus, Tape Drift, Abandon Ship, and Carbon. They can also be found playing with Burnt Hills and in their respective solo projects of Rambutan and Fossils from the Sun. Phil Donnelly is part of the percussive engine behind psych lords Burnt Hills.

Cruudeuces is Nathaniel Brennan, head of the Ghetto Naturalist Series cassette label. Cruudeuces have released material on Kimberly Dawn, GNS, and Tape Drift.

Parashi is the solo project of Mike Griffin; releases in 2011 have been on Stunned Records, Kendra Steiner Editions, and Ghetto Naturalist Series.

Doors will open at 7.30, music will begin around 8.

Monday, May 23
Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark Street
Albany NY
$5 suggested donation

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ASAC show on THURSDAY 5/5!!!

The Albany Sonic Arts Collective presents a very special appearance by the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V. Trumpeter-composer Brooks is one of the unsung heroes of the new music, and has worked with Bill Dixon, William Parker, Sonny Sharrock, Alan Silva, Cecil Taylor, and Frank Wright, among others. For this performance, he will be joined by bassist Anthony Santor and percussionist Matt Weston.

ASAC presents:

The Arthur Brooks Ensemble V
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Thurs. May 5th
Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark St.
Albany, New York

The Arthur Brooks Ensemble V

PLUS from Portland, ME:

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Fleshtone Aura

There is a $5 suggested donation for the concert.

Hope to see you there!