Come celebrate unconstrained creativity at the Red Room with Neil Feather, composer and instrument inventor, and Bella and Tom Rohrer, a duo from Brazil.
It seems like NEIL FEATHER has always been building instruments in Baltimore. His noise makers are the sturdiest most well-thought-out instruments we’ve seen. His work is built on principles playfully adjacent to traditional musical practice. And he does it all with a good-natured smile, which causes us all to want to smile, too. If you haven’t seen his most recent constructions, you should come see him perform at the Red Room, tonight! If you have seen them, I don’t need to tell you; you are probably already planning on it.
Bella and Tom Rohrer hail from Brazil. They explore the conceptual and cacophonous through collaboration, various instruments, and diverse performing styles.
BELLA is a sound artist/musician from Brazil that often works with interdisciplinary fields and collaborative works. She develops projects, performances and recordings exploring the relations between physical and conceptual aspects of matter and sound. Has three albums released by the label Seminal Records and pieces taking part of compilations like hy brazil vol.10, feminoise latinoamerica and verdure engraved. She also takes part of meteoro, a group formed by her, Anais-karenin and Juliana Borzino.
THOMAS ROHRER was born in Switzerland and lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil since 1995. His work with rabeca (brazilian fiddle) and soprano saxophone
has a primary focus on free improvisation, but can also be found in dialogue with traditional Brazilian music. Integrates the brazilian collective of improvisation Abaetetuba and is part of Black Cube SP and other projects around Rob Mazurek. He collaborates with musicians such as Celio Barros, Philip Somervell, Marcio Mattos, Bella, Mauricio Takara, John Russell, Terry Day, Javier Carmona, Ute Wassermann, Michael Vorfeld, Audrey Chen, Sabu Toyozumi, John Edwards, Phil Minton. Ongoing work with dancer Marina Tenorio. With rabeca master Nelson da Rabeca he has a project that pairs traditional music from brazilians northeast with free improvisation. He also performs musical interaction works with cinema, theater, dance, performance and installation.
The Red Room at
Normals Books and Records
425 E. 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218