Tucson Noise Symposium presents Saxorcism//Niekrasz//Born2Death//Cain

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Tucson-based sound artist Jim Colby will be debuting Saxorcism, a sound installation/composition/performance created entirely from digitally mangled audio of the beguiling reed instrument known as the saxophone. The installation component will be on view inside Exploded View from noon until the start of the evening’s musical performances.

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

Jim Colby’s SAXORCISM
sound installation
Thursday 4/26, 12-7pm

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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/events/2121091278112278/

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?

FREE!!

Thursday 4/26
Tucson Noise Symposium
Jim Colby, John Niekrasz, Born2Death, Pat Cain

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Tucson-based sound artist Jim Colby will be debuting Saxorcism, a sound installation/composition/performance created entirely from digitally mangled audio of the beguiling reed instrument known as the saxophone. The installation component will be on view inside Exploded View from noon until the start of the evening’s musical performances.

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

David Sherman: Exploded Landscapes

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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.

FRIDAY 3/16
Vanessa Renwick: NSEW FILM TOUR!!

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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

Noise nght: Nktn / Wthrs / Bd / n Dz Scc / Mdlr Blgq / lg tntcls

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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! !

Line-Up:
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

Wednesday 2/ 28
Noise nght: Nktn / Wthrs / Bd / n Dz Scc / Mdlr Blgq / lg tntcls

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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! !

Line-Up:
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

Sunday 2/11
Transforming Agave premier with special musical guests!

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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

Thursday 1/18
Jon Jost & Ralph White: American Transcendence!

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A night of transcendental American experimentalism in music and film! Ev fave Ralph White (from Austin’s BAD LIVERS on banjo/fiddle/guitar/voice) will start the evening with his sonic visions! The second bill of the evening will be a rare screening of experimental works by the renowned maverick independent filmmaker Jon Jost! Jon will be in-person and presenting a selections of his visual essays and abstract videos that focus on landscape, character and “what it means to be alive”.
Come support his last American cine tour!!
 
https://www.ralphewhite.com/
http://www.jonjost.altervista.org/

Thursday 1/18
Jon Jost & Ralph White: American Transcendence!

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A night of transcendental American experimentalism in music and film! Ev fave Ralph White (from Austin’s BAD LIVERS on banjo/fiddle/guitar/voice) will start the evening with his sonic visions! The second bill of the evening will be a rare screening of experimental works by the renowned maverick independent filmmaker Jon Jost! Jon will be in-person and presenting a selections of his visual essays and abstract videos that focus on landscape, character and “what it means to be alive”.
Come support his last American cine tour!!
 
https://www.ralphewhite.com/
http://www.jonjost.altervista.org/