A COSMIC AND EARTHLY HISTORY OF RECORDED MUSIC ACCORDING TO MISSISSIPPI RECORDS
A psychedelic film / lecture / slideshow that attempts to tell the entire history of recorded music (In America) in just 90 minutes. It features great unseen film clips from the Mississippi Records archives. Presented by Mississippi Records founder, Eric Isaacson. From recordings of the first star in the universe being born all the way to the dark ages of the 1980’s, many stories will be told.
FILMS BY RAW MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
Great short music clips spanning the globe. Some beautiful Cambodian music, Kenyan acoustic guitar music and even the great Digital Jesus. http://rawmusicinternational.com
DJ SET BY GOLDEN WILSON
Before and after the show, DJ Golden Wilson (Olvido Records, Chicago) will set the mood with music from all over the place. http://olvidorecords.com
MISSISSIPPI RECORDS MERCH TABLE
Presented by the Jewish History Museum
Come watch Elisabeth Subrin’s Shulie (1997), which remade a 1967 documentary about the art student turned feminist visionary, writer and painter, Shulamith Firestone, who wrote the 1970 manifesto, The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution.
The film screening (37 minutes) will be followed by a panel discussion with Sandra K. Soto, Ariel Goldberg, and Liz Kinnamon. Co-sponsored by the Jewish History Museum, Gender & Women Studies, and Exploded View Micro Cinema.
Free & Open to the Public
LISTENING PARTY $8
Thollem / electric amalgam of PsychPunk, WorldBlues, NoiseLounge Post-Americana + Glenn Weyant / Tucson-based jongleur + Anthony & Danielle Sanchez / analog synths & organic samples + Chelsey Lee Trejo / experimental ambient folk-blues with a drone undertone = a quality brew of revolutionary entertainment
Thollem’s Electric Confluence is a series of compositions for solo synthesizer integrating the multitudinous sonic experiences from Thollem’s life-long travels throughout the U.S., his curiosity and appreciation of diverse cultures and musical approaches. His compositions combine elements from disparate musics such as Gamelan, Taiko Drumming, Appalachian Folk Music, Baroque, Electro-Acoustic music, Noise, Blues, Tango, Salsa, Persian Music and more. “His compositions are a wonder, transforming the keys into a texturally staggering ensemble.” – Detroit Metro Times
Glenn Weyant is a Tucson-based jongleur. His work has been featured in global media but don’t take their word for it, come listen for yourself.vFor his last performance in Arizona, Glenn will premier a new composition — zugunruhe synanthrope — played in a Mauerkrankheit-style upon electric guitar and electronics. More about Glenn can be found at sonicanta.com, all over the internet, and at the ever awesome Electric Fetus.
Saxorcism is a 4-channel reactive sound installation by Tucson-based artist Jim Colby. Every sound the audience experiences originates from a recording of a saxophone. The installation resides at the tangled nodes of composition, sculpture, collective improvisation, and synthetic field recordings.
The showing will conclude with an electronic music performance by Jim Colby of compositions made with saxophone samples, alongside performances by John Niekrasz, Patrick Cain, and Born2Death as part of the Tucson Noise Symposium. More information about the performance here: https://www.facebook.com/
Saxorcism has been made possible by a 2017 Research and Development Grant from the Arizona Commission of the Arts.
When a sound is cast out from it’s physical origin, what does it become?
Tucson-based sound artist Jim Colby will be debuting Saxorcism, a sound installation/composition/
massive empathic improvisations by John Niekrasz (percussion)!
withering noise bliss from Born2Death!
synthetic beat genius from Pat Cain!
7 doors, 7.30 music, $6 FUN
Exploded View is super excited to host the fantastic Vanessa Renwick in Tucson !!
Vanessa Renwick has been a singular voice in the experimental cinema for over 20 years. Eschewing an allegiance to any one medium or form, Renwick builds authentic moving image works revealing an insatiable curiosity and unflinching engagement with the world around her. Often focusing her lens on themes of westward expansion and the locales of her adopted home, the Pacific Northwest, Renwick uses avant-garde formal elements to explore radical politics and environmental issues.
A selection of 13 shorts. These short, personal constructions demonstrate a wide range of formal approaches and subjects that include wildness, hitchhiking, death, nuclear power, gentrification and migration. Renwick’s films share a restless spirit, an interest in outlaw art-making, and an unflagging sense of wanderlust. Without fail, the work is intense, hard to pin down and even harder to forget.
“Vanessa Renwick’s films reveal the hidden stories and secret lives that define our great national weirdness, imbued with the radical curiosity and vision of a true pioneer.” –Todd Haynes
Join us tonight for premieres of experimental works of analogue and digital cinema exploring Southwestern terrains. ENCODED / EXPLODED (2018) Is a new video work that triangulates sites of mythic power centers in the Sonoran/Tucson basin and traces visionary intersections of the cultural/technological and natural Sonoran landscape. Also screening is the psycho-dynamic 9/11 warfare of The Graceless and agitprop documentation from Psycmap Collective’s D19 Festival of Lights intervention. Opening the show is an expanded 16mm projector performance of Sherman’s homage to AZ’s letter mountains: The Silver Returns with live improvised guitar accompaniment by Roman Barten-Sherman.
A night of improvisation, loops, noise, noise-music, sounds, and more. This is the first pre-symposium symposium show for the upcoming Tucson Noise Symposium (last week of April, 2018).
We have performers traveling through and performers performing in Tucson for the first time! ! ! This will rule! !
Tatsuya Nakatani (New Mexico) – percussive improvisational unhingedness
Andrew Weaters (West Texas) – guitars whirling around, voice in the vortex
CJ Boyd (permanent tour) – bass. loops. magic.
Ana Diaz Sacco – songs, keyboards, thrash [first Tucson show!]
Modular Biologique – synthesis : analysis :: construction : destruction [first Tucson show!]
Algae & Tentacles – what it sounds like
Exploded View presents the premier of local filmmaker Bryan Nelson’s short film Transforming Agave on Sunday February 11. The film runs 6 1/2 minutes long; the filmmaker Bryan, it’s subject Kyle Bert, and soundtrack composer Ryan Chavira will all be on hand to play music and talk about the film, as well as locals Blue Stained Stems. It was all filmed in the Tucson area, and is a 100% local production.
Synopsis: local musician and crafter Kyle Bert finds serenity and self-acceptance while crafting unique didgeridoos out of agave flowers that he harvests in southern Arizona.
Director’s statement:Transforming Agave is a film about more than just the art of crafting an idiosyncratic musical instrument. It’s about how the interwoven elements that go into making art are what imbue it with meaning. Kyle’s agave didgeridoos are embedded to place, to community, and to his own psychological well being in a way that reminds us of the value of deep contextual connection.
The music: Kyle Bert and Ryan Chavira infuse the natural rhythms and harmonics of an ancient world inspired by the didgeridoo (Kyle), along with the Sci-fi soundscapes of analog synthesis (Ryan), oscillating meditative patterns into a cohesive singularity best described as otherworldly.
Blue Stained Stems (incarnation 2) feeds off an interplay between Brazilian drummer Mario Iochpe and local Tucsonian Michael Henderson to arrive at ever-expanding sonic crossroads that mix samba, afrobeat, jazz, maqam, punk and rock n’ roll into a free form trance. With a playful aversion to order, yet a mindful adherence to a much necessary flow state, the band strives to perform an incrementally changing repertoire. From an immersive musical dialogue, Blue Stained Stems finds shape through guitars, oud, bassoud, and a 4-piece drum