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OPENSOUND: Lord and June, Dijkstra/Bishop, Grizzler

OPENSOUND, a concert series of new and experimental music

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Lord and June, movement and electronics

Jorrit Dijkstra, alto sax
Jeb Bistop, trombone

Grizzler
performing works by Dean Rosenthal, Luke Martin and DMC

Thursday Sept 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM

33 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

For directions and parking:
http://www.thirdlifestudio.com/directions

Doors open at 7:30. Music at around 8:00 p.m.
$12 admission

this event is part of the Boston New Music Festival. Schedule here:

http://www.juventasmusic.com/bostonnewmusicfestival.html

Lord and June (http://www.lordandjune.com/) have presented improvisational duets, site-sensitive durational performance works, and historically informed visual-sound installations since 2006. During a 2017 summer retreat into the heart of the rural cloud forests of Costa Rica, they bathed in waterfalls, traversed muddy rock walls, and watched rapidly-moving capes of moisture wrapping the hills and mountains surrounding them. Tonight, they will debut a work-in-progress developed from sound and video footage recorded within this central volcanic region of Central America.

The music of saxophonist and composer Jorrit Dijkstra (http://www.jorritdijkstra.com/) (Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1966) draws from the jazz tradition in spirit and sound, but has crossed stylistic and cultural borders in order to express a strong, evolving personal vision. He spent his formative years in Amsterdam’s vibrant improvisation community playing jazz, free improvisation, and world music. Since moving to the United States in 2002, Dijkstra has deepened his affinity with the experimental forces of American music, while staying in touch with his Dutch musical roots. Jorrit works as a composer and is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and a faculty member of the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Jeb Bishop (http://www.jebbishop.com/) has performed, toured and recorded with groups including the Vandermark Five, the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, Terminal Four, School Days, Ken Vandermark's Territory Band, Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra, Globe Unity Orchestra, and his own Jeb Bishop Trio. He also co-led the Lucky 7s project with New Orleans-based trombonist Jeff Albert, and is a member of cooperative quartet The Engines.

Dean Rosenthal (http://www.deanrosenthal.org/) is an American composer of contemporary and experimental music, field recordings, digital pastiche, sound collage, and installations; performer, writer on music, and theorist; his instrumental music has been described as "thorny" and "modernist" (The New Yorker). His works are performed, broadcast, choreographed, and installed internationally, primarily in North America and Europe at venues such as Symphony Space, Incubator Arts Project, The Wulf, La Scala de San Telmo, and at varied universities and art schools. His writings have been published in The Open Space Magazine, The Ear Reader, and other prominent contemporary music publications Since 2012, he has made his home on Martha's Vineyard

Luke Martin (http://www.lukecmartin.com/about.html) is an experimental composer, performer, and poet currently living in Boston, MA. His work focuses on the concepts of silence, blandness, and community and is primarily interested in exploring limits of perception.

Opensound is a Greater Boston concert series featuring improvisers and interpreters of new and experimental music. We program local and touring musicians, sound artists, and the un-categorize-able. Hailing from disparate backgrounds, styles, and genres, our musicians, dancers, video and performance artists, form a vibrant community that presents unique events in Somerville, Massachusetts.