MISSISSIPPI RECORDS PRESENTS: A COSMIC AND EARTHLY HISTORY OF RECORDED MUSIC

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FILMS BY RAW MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

DJ SET BY GOLDEN WILSON

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After over 220 dates in Europe and only a very small handful in the USA, Mississippi Records is taking it’s road show to America for the first time.

The show features –

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

 

Saturday Jan 12 @ 8pm
MISSISSIPPI RECORDS PRESENTS: A COSMIC AND EARTHLY HISTORY OF RECORDED MUSIC

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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

Thollem’s Electric Confluence//Weyant//Sanchez// Trejo

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$8 Listening Party at EV
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.

Anthony Sanchez & Danielle Sanchez
Using modular analog synthesis and field recordings Anthony & Danielle Sanchez’ music, “…mimics the lazy and hazy desert days and nights by mixing organic samples of birds and civil rights speeches with ethereal soul samples and watery, chanted vocals. Flicks of drum noise fly around the sonic field and an electric pulse slowly builds from background to forefront. Samples swirl through circular patterns before the beat collapses in on itself and turns into mixture of bipolar organic and electronic elements.”

Chelsey Lee Trejo
Experimental ambient folk-blues with a drone undertone.

 

Friday 9/21
Thollem’s Electric Confluence//Weyant//Sanchez// Trejo

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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.

Anthony Sanchez & Danielle Sanchez
Using modular analog synthesis and field recordings Anthony & Danielle Sanchez’ music, “…mimics the lazy and hazy desert days and nights by mixing organic samples of birds and civil rights speeches with ethereal soul samples and watery, chanted vocals. Flicks of drum noise fly around the sonic field and an electric pulse slowly builds from background to forefront.  Samples swirl through circular patterns before the beat collapses in on itself and turns into mixture of bipolar organic and electronic elements.”
 
Chelsey Lee Trejo
Experimental ambient folk-blues with a drone undertone.

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!!

WED 3/14
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.

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

WED 4/12 
Patrick McGuinn’s Desert Rock Opera Valpurnis:SATurAN and live POP music!

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(Patrick McGuinn in person)

‘Valpurnis: SatURan’ (2017, 60 min. Color) Bellowing from the mind of creator Christ Opherstein, this surreal Desert Rock Opera (filmed in Tucson) hurls its politics and religion in your face along with the acid anger of those disenfranchised by society.  Judas has sold Jesus to the Romans, and during the Last Supper, reflections of identity, guilt, entitlement and outrage, Judas’ ten songs take the audience hostage for a bumpy, blindfolded ride in the back of an open jeep.  Gentle Jesus in various manifestations counters the rage with somber songs of resignation.  Opening the filmed Opus is a pre-movie live 30 minute set of distinctly different pop songs, amounting to a highly unusual night of music assault.  Brace yourself for the blood of Christ!  Afterwards, join cast, crew & director for a Q&A

WED 4/12
Patrick McGuinn’s Desert Rock Opera Valpurnis:SATurAN and live POP music!

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(Patrick McGuinn in person)
Valpurnis: SatURan (2017, 60 min. Color) Bellowing from the mind of creator Christ Opherstein, this surreal Desert Rock Opera (filmed in Tucson) hurls its politics and religion in your face along with the acid anger of those disenfranchised by society. Judas has sold Jesus to the Romans, and during the Last Supper, reflections of identity, guilt, entitlement and outrage, Judas’ ten songs take the audience hostage for a bumpy, blindfolded ride in the back of an open jeep. Gentle Jesus in various manifestations counters the rage with somber songs of resignation. Opening the filmed Opus is a pre-movie live 30 minute set of distinctly different pop songs, amounting to a highly unusual night of music assault. Brace yourself for the blood of Christ! Afterwards, join cast, crew & director for a Q&A