High Zero Foundation presents a new festival series focused on electronic and multi-channel sound works.  The third of five presentations in the festival, Kassel Jaeger (Mego Editions) and Leila Bordreuil present live octophonic music.

This is a single show at 2640 space.  Advance tickets purchase recommended.

doors 7:30pm, concert 8:00pm

Kassel Jaeger

The frontier for French electroacoustic mystical music has traversed much ground since Pierre Schaeffer shuffled on the past and laid out a map without borders or designated ground. Seventy years in this land of the fried we hear a plethora of Ideas and ongoing potential coming from all corners of the globe.

Inheriting the wisdom of past masters whilst forging a signature style of his own Kassel Jaeger sists as one of the premier explorers of these unknown worlds today. Comprised recently recorded tracks Kassel Jaeger presents a work of revisits and reworkings, one which acts as a hinge in both closing this particular chapter whilst opening up the windows to new sound world to come. In Aster we have a rich deep music replete with dark ambient sonorities swirling amongst intense buzzing tones.

Often chilling and ominous this is a fearless music with abstracted corners and dynamic leverage. Unafraid to embed itself in the ongoing whirlpool of sonic progress. Jaegers output remains a thrilling body of exploration and ongoing transformation.

Leila Bordreuil is a Brooklyn based cellist and composer from Aix-en-Provence, France. She works in the realm of Noise music, improvisation, New Music and sound-art. Her cello playing is often improvised, and mainly focuses on texture variations and a collage of phantom overtones and pitched utterances. Through an original vocabulary of extended techniques, preparations, and imaginative amplification methods, her instrument is used as an abstract resonant body to challenge conventional cello practice. Her composed works draw from a similar texture-based musical aesthetic, but also focus on the relationship between sound and space. In her site-specific electro-acoustic compositions, architecture is the foundation of the piece and musicality arises from an organized spacialization of sound. Bordreuil’s collaborative projects include duos with Michael Foster and Tamio Shiraishi, a trio with Sean Ali and Joanna Mattrey, and the no-wave band “Signal Break”.

WOBBLY /  Jon Leidecker has been producing music under the name Wobbly since 1990,  improvising with recordings to produce music which inherently resists the  act of being captured. Recent performances deploy a battery of mobile  devices driven by their built-in microphones, reacting instantly with  error-prone variations on the notes and sounds they believe they are  hearing: a tightly-knit orchestra with inhuman reflexes, resulting in  structures which the human performer influences more than controls. Your  phone is the instrument, and your phone is always listening. Wobbly’s live  and studio collaborations with  Negativland,  Dieter Moebius  & Tim Story, The Freddy McGuire Show,  Matmos,  Fred Frith, John Oswald, Thomas Dimuzio,  Huun-Huur-Tu, Sagan and Tania Chen compliment live mix media collages broadcast twice  a month on KPFA FM’s Over The Edge radio program.

Event location:

2640 Space 2640 St Paul St 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.