Musicians of many influences. This show will feature visiting artists Morgan Evans-Weiler and Luke Martin with local performers Jacob Freeman, Sarah Hughes, and Sam Burt.
Morgan Evans-Weiler is a Boston based artist and educator whose work ranges from composition and sound installation to drawing, video and design.
Evans-Weiler maintains a busy performance schedule and has performed throughout the United States. He has collaborated and performed with Seth Cluett, Sarah Hennies, Mike Bullock, Dave Gross, Bhob Rainey, Dafne Vincent-Sandoval, Jed Speare, Antoine Beuger, Magnus Granberg, Christoph Schiller and many others. He is director of the New England based ensemble ‘Ordinary Affects’ whom have performed works by Jurg Frey, Magnus Granberg and premiered works by Antoine Beuger and Michael Pisaro.
He has toured nationally and internationally recently presenting his work in London, Berlin, Huddersfield, Nantes, Besancon and completed a ten day residency at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm. In 2014 he was invited to perform at the High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music. His recent album ‘Violin/Sine’ was called ‘transfixing’ by writer Steve Smith and included in the Boston Globe’s list of ‘Best Local Classical Albums of 2015’. His music has been released on the ‘Suppedaneum’ label and he has forthcoming releases on ‘Another Timbre’ and ‘ErstAEU’.
Luke Martin is an experimental composer, performer, and poet currently living in Allston, MA (Boston). His work focuses on the concepts of silence, blandness, and community and is primarily interested in exploring the limits of perception. Additionally, he feels it is essential to critically consider the power relations at work between composer, performer(s), and audience; or in other words, the nature of the political/social significance of that situation. In short, the composer is not simply someone who composes a musical performance, but rather someone who composes a social situation in which there is, regardless of their desire or intent, sound. Recently inspired by David Dunn’s notations for listening and Lasse Thoresen’s spectromorphological analysis of electronic music and sound, Luke is developing a notation for the performance and analysis of silence (i.e., incidental sounds, contingency).
Luke is particularly inspired by the work of Samuel Beckett, John Cage, Peter Ablinger, Deleuze and Guattari, Joseph Beuys, the Wandelweiser Collective, and Christian Bok. Luke performs (and has performed) with various groups on no-input mixer, guitar, objects, and other various odds-and-ends including sinecure (Andy Young, Ben Levinson, Isaac Aronson), Variant State (Michael Rosenstein, Howard Martin, Jesse Collins, Chris Johnson), DogStar Orchestra (large ensemble of experimental musicians led by Michael Pisaro), Ordinary Affects (ensemble of experimental musicians, led by Morgan Evans-Weiler),ample parking (trio with John Pax and James Bean), The Readers Chorus LA (a reading group led by Sara Roberts and Jordan Biren), and others. He is also the co-director (with Aaron Foster Bresley) of ‘co-incidence, an experimental music residency’ in Boston, an international residency that brings together a group of radical artists operating in the boundary-zones of their practice(s) to take part in an event curated as ‘social sculpture.’ Luke has an M.F.A. in music composition from California Institute of the Arts, where he studied with Michael Pisaro, and has CD releases on FWD: rcrds, Edition Wandelweiser Records, and (forthcoming) ErstAEU.
Sarah Hughes is a saxophonist and composer who studied at New England Conservatory and the University of Maryland, College Park. She performs and teaches music in the Baltimore area. She has performed with ensembles like the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra and the Brad Linde Ensemble sharing the stage with Lee Konitz, Ted Brown, Freddie Redd, Matt Wilson, and Michael Formanek. Sarah toured Sweden as part of Amy K. Bormet’s “Ephemera” and performed in Sweden’s first Women in Jazz festival. She has also toured with “Lead Bubbles”. sarahmariehughes.com
Jacob Freeman is a multi-instrumentalist string player and body performer known for his good vibes who has recently returned to his Baltimore roots. Let’s welcome him back to the Red Room as he performs with other local talent.