Performance

Verdant Vibes — Southside Cultural Center

(5.17) Head over to the Southside Cultural Center this Friday for the Verdant Vibes Spring Festival — with Luminarium Dance Company and Diary of Clouds — a multimedia performance combining acoustic and electronic music, movement, and visual art selected from their free call for scores. String quintets+, homemade instruments, graphic scores, electronics, experimental performance, and …

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Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Event

(4.27) This Saturday evening the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council in the Arcade will host musician Alec K. Redfearn and poet Jason O’Toole in Poetry, Magick, and Modular Synth, a unique spoken word/music performance. Cake is a possibility. (Facebook event.) Two original voices of the underground music and arts scene come together with spoken word …

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Kukuruz Quartet At Granoff

(2.15) The experimental Kukuruz Quartet presents a concert for four “prepared” pianos, or instruments whose sounds have been altered by miscellaneous objects wedged between the strings. Piano wedgies! The program features rarely-played compositions by Julius Eastman and new works by Brown-affiliated artists Erik DeLuca, Alexander Dupuis and more. The Kukuruz Quartet is equally at home …

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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 will be a Nutcracker-free zone for those with seasonal allergies. …

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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 to launch the festival, support the artists’ stay in our …

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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 in 1970s, presiding over Ethiopia’s leading instrumental ensemble, Walias Band, …

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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 concert organist Dr. Jeannine Jordan who share the fascinating story …

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‘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 its most elementary components: light, sound, a room full of …

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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 Storytellers will record three, 20-minute interviews before a live audience …

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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 punctuated with a special one-hour Work/Death radiophonic performance, “ephemeral transmissions.” …

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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 out of the skeletal remains of the American Industrial Revolution. …

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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. The show takes a fragmentary approach to the experience of …

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‘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 event is held in collaboration with Interrupt 3, a discussion …

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