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A truly mind-bending evening with sounds, dance and maybe even things previously unknowable, unimaginable, unforeseen and untoward. It’s a terrifying prospect all these “uns”, yet beguiling. Why miss out on performances that may be permanently etched on your mind for the rest of your life?

 

Fantastic out sounds from Denmark – the duo of Aram Shelton and Harald Berg – top notch sax and drum styles and sick techniques of jazz id.

Local masters come together in new and incredible collaborations-

Duo: Bonnie Jones (electronics, tapes) and Jake Freeman (bass, guitar, unknown, tba)

Trio: Hanna Olivegren (keys, electronics, voice), Noelle Tolbert (dance), Nicole Mazarakis (electronics, tape)

Doors 8:30, Show 9pm Sliding $cale 5-10

 

MOre on the touring group from Denmark:

Aram Shelton / Harald Berg Duo

Aram Shelton and Harald Berg are a saxophone and drum duo based in Copenhagen, Denmark.  An evolving experiment in real time music creation, they explore the outer capabilities of their instruments via extended techniques and non-traditional sounds alongside fragmented melodies and internally shared rhythms.  Their music takes divergent paths to meet in unexpected places and is guided by a sophisticated aesthetic which strives to avoid preconceived strategies and notions.

 

Aram Shelton is an improviser and composer who performs on saxophone, clarinets, and live electronics. He plays with a distinct, harmonically rich sound and develops musical thoughts through constant motion, tonal shifts and complex sounds alongside clear melodic and rhythmic constructs. His vocabulary utilizes the range of extended techniques including multiphonics, harmonics, circular breathing, wind sounds and an exploration of the outer ranges of the instrument. He is known for his contributions to the creative music scenes in Chicago and San Francisco and now lives in Copenhagen. His writing and playing has been documented through more than two dozen albums to date through labels including Delmark, Clean Feed, Not Two and Singlespeed Music.  He has worked closely with the likes of Larry Ochs, Kyle Bruckmann, Kjell Nordeson, Jason Adasiewicz, Frank Rosaly, Weasel Walter, Tim Daisy, Jason Ajemian and Fred Lonberg-Holm. http://www.aramshelton.com

 

Harald Berg (b. 1980) is a Norwegian drummer and composer who currently lives in Copenhagen, where he works as a freelance musician and educator. His playing is characterized by an inventive and energetic drumming, using a rich palette of sounds from a wide diversity of trash and objects, and sometimes also incorporating real-time electronics into his playing. This has brought him to numerous clubs and venues in countries like Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, France, USA, and Russia with musicians like Peter Brötzmann, Phil Minton, Axel Dörner, John Tchicai, Petter Wettre, Peter Friis-Nielsen, Kasper Tranberg, Simon Spang-Hanssen, and Liudas Mockunas.  Berg is a co-founder and active member of the record label & musicians collective Barefoot Records, where he has contributed on over 20 recordings. He has degrees in music science & music technology from Oslo University, and a rhythmical diploma exam from the Academy of Music in Esbjerg, Denmark. He is also an active part of the Danish Arts Council’s “house artist” system, with numerous concerts and workshops in Danish schools and educational institutes. In addition, Berg has composed and arranged music for theater performances and art exhibitions, and has exhibited several interactive sound installations at art museums in both Denmark and Germany.

 

The project is supported by DJBFA’s Production Pool and Koda Cultural Resources.  With support and DJBFA – Composer and Song Writers’ Production Pool and Koda’s Cultural Funds. Additional support from Jazz Danmark and Norsk Jazzforum.

 

Event location:

The Red Room at
Normals Books and Records
425 E. 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.