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‘Verdant Vibes’ At Hope Artiste

(12.4) And now for something completely different. Avant music ensemble Verdant Vibes presents “new electro/acoustic music and multimedia by composers from around the world . . . lots of grooving, epic, sublime new music, with electronics, video, improv, etc. at the Hope Artiste Village.” This

PVDLoop Festival Starts Friday

The Providence Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival will be a three day event starting on Friday, September 30th, at AS220. Over thirty local, national, and international live looping artists will be creating music in multiple genres for all audiences, all ages. We are raising money

DOT AIR Festival

(8.20) Time for DOT AIR 2016, the annual experimental music festival from the Machines With Magnets people in Pawtucket. Artists — with a blend of sound, performance, and visuals — include: Hailu Mergia – Ethiopian keyboard and accordion luminary, Hailu Mergia, was a major star

Fringe Festival

(7.30) Those wondering why the music schedule looks so thin this week — blame the Providence Fringe Festival for taking over the venues. Founded in 2014 by The Wilbury Theatre Group, the Fringe Festival is open to anyone who wants to produce their own show. Wilbury

Multi-Media History Of The Organ — First Baptist

(9.18) Minister of Music Stephen Martorella extends an invitation to a unique event at the First Baptist Church in America, The Rhode Island Chapter of The American Guild of Organists in conjunction with The First Baptist Church in America Presents multi-media artist David Jordan and

‘Flicker, Pulse’ At Machines With Magnets

(9.15) Magic Lantern Cinema presents ‘Flicker Pulse,’ an evening with Bruce McClure and Alexander Dupuis. The art of Bruce McClure is sometimes called, with a nod to the sixties, “expanded cinema.” A more apt expression might in fact be “reduced cinema,” or cinema stripped to

Storycorps At Mt. Pleasant Library

(9.9) This woman has great energy . . . and multiple personalities (see picture). The Providence Community Library (PCL) invites you to StoryCorps with Valerie Tutson of the Rhode Island Black Storytellers. It’s Storycorps – but with a twist! Valerie Tutson of Rhode Island Black

Music And Noise At MWM

A much anticipated sound installation opens today at Machines With Magnets. Scøtt Reber, of long-standing Providence noise/sound-art project Work/Death, has mounted an installation in conjunction with DOT AIR Experimental Music Festival in the MWM gallery. The piece will be activated for viewing and listening, and

DOT AIR Experimental Music Fest

(8.15) The second annual experimental music festival known as DOT AIR takes place Saturday in and around Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket. (Last year it was under the bridge.) Facebook event. DOT AIR is an experimental music festival celebrating sonic and performative experimentation that grows

Prisoner’s Song At Everett

(8.10) Performance arts incubator, Everett, presents excerpts from their work-in-progress, Prisoner’s Song, followed by a talk-back with the performers. Prisoner’s Song is an original performance for shadow puppets, projection, voice and percussion created by visual artist Erik Ruin, singer/composer Gelsey Bell and director Rick Burkhardt.

‘Interrupt III’ Satellite At MWM

(3.15) Head over to Machines With Magnets Sunday for Interrupt III Satellite for readings and performances by: RRLew, Matt Underwood, V Manuscript, Willa Van Nostrand, Akiko Hatakeyama, Reed Gaines, Viszk (n carolina), Laura Warman (w mass) With live video/soundscaping all night by MARALIE (VALISE). This

‘Freedom Project’ Opens At Granoff

Everett Company will premiere ‘Freedom Project’ at Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. Freedom Project is a multimedia physical theater piece that interweaves gripping personal stories, evocative imagery, and athletic choreography in an examination of mass incarceration in America. With material drawn from

Lydia Lunch At MWM

(12.5) No-wave, post-punk musician and avant garde spoken word artist Lydia Lunch will perform Horribly True Confessions, a text based multimedia performance with Weasel Walter on live drums, this Friday at Machines With Magnets. HORRIBLY TRUE CONFESSIONS combines the dynamic spoken word histrionics of Lydia

Arctic Theatre At Grant’s Block

(9.10) Catch the final performance of the Arctic Theatre Royal hosted by AS220 as part of their NightVisions series. (Facebook event page.) The Wonder Show presents The Arctic Theatre Royal, a magic lantern show featuring images and text sourced from the Athenaeum’s Special Collections. During

Night Visions #3 At Grant’s Block

(9.3) Head down to Grant’s Block Wednesday for PITCH, an evening of performance and experimental film presented by AS220’s NightVision Series. PITCH features new works by Planchette, Magical Approach — Ken Linehand and Brittany Gravely, and Glenna Van Nostrand and Willa Van Nostrand will debut

Arctic Theatre Royal — Burnside Park

(8.19) The Wonder Show presents an evening of spectacle, The Arctic Theatre Royal, a magic lantern show featuring images and text sourced from the Providence Athenaeum’s Special Collections. Original moving panorama and lantern slides with views of sublime, yet awful grandeur. Don’t miss this special