New composed music and the composer-performers who compose and perform it face off- Red Room style! Do not miss this night of gently dazzling mystery music!
doors at 8:30, show at 9:00

Sarah Hennies is a percussionist and composer currently residing in Ithaca, NY. Her work is primarily concerned with an immersive, psychoacoustic presentation of sound brought about by an often grueling, endurance-based performance practice that Nathan Thomas of Fluid Radio described as “a highly sophisticated and refined performance technique…that starts and ends with listening and encourages a different way of listening from its audience.”
Tonight, Sarah presents two electroacoustic pieces called “Gather & Release” for vibraphone with field recordings, sine waves and other pre-recorded sounds.

Ian Power is a composer living in Baltimore. He writes a discrete, occasionally severe music that takes as its starting point the performers’ relationship to their instruments and craft, as well as their social arrangement on stage. Clear sounds and elongated repetitions accumulate into a space of warmth, in which a listener can be made open to and hyper-aware of her environment, and herself.
Ian will perform “The Swim” by Laurence Crane and his own “BUOY” (inspired by the Crane piece), both for electric organ, Ian’s piece also including household appliances.

Event location:

The Red Room at Normals Books & Records 425 e 31st 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.