For those unafraid of the dark, local gentleman noisenik Hayden Right joins Gerritt Wittmer (Houston) and Peter J. Woods (Milwaukee), touring in support of their new full length albums, “I Believe” and “Today is Horrible.”
Doors at 8:30, show at 9
Gerritt Wittmer is a sound and performance artist based in Houston, Texas. His work often articulates abstract narratives through vocal expression, body performance, and intense theatrical lighting. He has performed and recorded as Gerritt, Ginnungagap (with Stephen O’Malley and Tim Wyskida), Deathroes (with Sixes), and has performed and/or collaborated on projects with Sunn O))), Sissy Spacek, John Wiese, and Paul Knowles. He also directs the publishing house Misanthropic Agenda.
Based in Milwaukee, WI, Peter J. Woods is a multimedia performance artist that pulls equally from the worlds of
sound art, theatre, conceptual art, and, most recently, film. His performances rely on stark imagery and overwhelming
soundscapes to create minimal, haunting, and affective experiences. As a musician, he has collaborated with a host of
internationally recognized musicians (Tatsuya Nakatani, Olivia Block, Victor DeLorenzo of the Violent Femmes, Alex Kmet
of Climax Denial) and performed alongside many more (Negativland, Aaron Dilloway, Hiroshi Hasegawa, C Spencer Yeh,
Borrowing from the histories of transmission arts and sound poetry, as well as the ethos of the feedback loop, Hayden Right constructs a contained tapestry of FM radio frequencies that allow the standard broadcasted programs (WYPR, WEAA) to be reconstituted and retransmitted as precarious improvisations. He recently collaborated with Houston-based composer Collin Hedrick for Sutra Records.
The Red Room at
Normals Books and Records
425 E. 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218