Sunday, January 24, 2016

Noise Nomads!! Matt Weston!! Grab Ass Cowboys!!

Join us on TUESDAY JANUARY 26 for this amazing show!!

Presented by the Albany Sonic Arts Collective
at the Upstate Artists' Guild

247 Lark Street
Albany, NY
8 PM start

$5 donation for touring folk.

Noise Nomads
western MA noise ripper, visceral and cathartic. Past LPs have been issued by Ultra Eczema and Feeding Tube Records, and cassette releases by Arbor and Gods of Tundra.

Matt Weston
electronics and percussion, adeptly wielded and skillfully conceived. Recent releases for Matt have been on Tape Drift Records and Factotum Tapes.

Grab Ass Cowboys
manipulated feedback, objects, and stories--soaked in beer and cigarettes and roasted until ready.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Trio Bajadephia + Blacklight Lighthouse + Mensheviks!!

Come join us on Wednesday evening January 20th at 8PM as TRIO BAJADELPHIA kicks off the 2016 season of the Albany Sonic Arts Collective!  Also performing will be local faves Blacklight Lighthouse and Mensheviks!



Ivan Trujillo (Ensenada, Baja, MX)
Edwin Montes (Guitar)
Flandrew Fleisenberg (Philadelphia)

Mexican avant-guard musicians Ivan Trujillo (Trumpet and electronics) and Edwin Montes (Guitar) travel to the United States to team up with Flandrew Fleisenberg (Percussion) in a Free Improv tour of the US Northeast. With a wide range of influences including folk and traditional forms, classical and jazz music, and sound art the trio will explore the endless possibilities of sound in improvisatory performance.

Ivan Trujillo (Trumpet/ Electronics)
Born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. He is known as one of the most versatile musicians in the region, playing in orchestras and bands ranging from formal concert music, jazz, to electronica and free form improvisation. He participates as a guest musician in Nortec Collective Bostitch+Fussible, Ensenada Jazz, B Side Players, Ensenada’s Camera Orchestra and others.
He founded and currently directs a yearly Improvisation Week and a Jazz Week hosted in La Covacha, an independent art space where he is one of the three directing partners. He created Tacet Synchros, a collective dedicated to sound art, improvisation and live visuals. He also created and directs La Covacha Big Band, LC eTrois.

Edwin Montes (Guitar)
Edwin Montes is an award winning musician from Baja, MX. He has performed across North America and Europe and has a passion for jazz, world music and free improvisation. Beginning his passion. Edwin has studied and performed with such notable musicians as Zoran Dukic, David Russel, Denis Azabajic, Rolan Dyens, Pavel Steidl, Thomas Muller, Jason Vieaux, Juan Carlos Laguna, David Tanenbaum Tal Hurwitz, Costas Cotsiolis, Aleksandr Tsiboulski, VĂ­ctor Pellegrini, Martin Madrigan, Simone Ianarelli, Roberto Limon, Oscar Stagnaro, Freddie Bryant and Wilfrido Terrazas.

Flandrew Fleisenberg (Percussion)
Philadelphia based Flandrew Fleisenberg plays percussion on an ever changing assortment of ephemera and modified drum parts coaxing texture and tone both familiar and bizarre. Attentive to room resonance, ambience and collaborator, Fleisenberg playfully utilizes sound and presence to explore space, time, and relationships. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) with a focus in conceptual art, he is musically self-taught and has developed a cadre of idiosyncratic techniques that are all his own. Flandrew has been involved in the free improvisation sound and movement community since 2001 performing solo, in ad-hoc improv groupings, and in set projects in venues small and large across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.