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Todd Lerew, Sarah Pitan, Luke Martin @WSAC

  • Washington Street Arts Center 321 Washington Street Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

Concert at Washington Street Arts Center, featuring three pieces by Todd Lerew (from LA), Sarah Pitan and Luke Martin. 
starts at 8 (ish). free to all (donation encouraged, if ya can).

Todd Lerew
Sarah Pitan
Luke Martin

three pieces
"reading the dictionaries" (tl)
"a piece for leaves and ice (a piece for autumn)" (lm)
[tbd] (sp)

performed by
Todd Lerew, Sarah Pitan, Luke Martin, Devin Gibbs, Jane Wang

bios etc. -

todd lerew
Todd Lerew is a Los Angeles-based artist and composer working with invented acoustic instruments, repurposed found objects, and unique preparations of traditional instruments. Much of his work deals with the physical properties of sound and the nature of perception, exploring the use of sound as a plastic medium, and revisiting relationships within a performance environment. Other works examine the effect of isolated elements of indeterminism within mostly-closed systems, and the generation of musical material by deviation from an impossible given task.

sarah pitan
Hello. My name is Sarah. I'm black. I'm a girl, too. I steal objects and make use of them. I like to think too hard about: failure, temporal perception, memory, noise, statistics, sports, sameness, difference, territorialization, measurements, and violence—being black, being a girl, too.

luke martin
Luke Martin is an experimental composer, erformer, 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. dditionally, he feels t 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).