FEBRUARY 26 – 28
119 GALLERY, LOWELL MA
The format of the festival is simple and challenging: 12 visiting artists and 60 local artists perform. On Friday and Saturday evening there are 10 half-hour sets that include one visiting artist and three local artists. Performers include musicians, and visual and movement artists. Every set is an improvisation; the artists are playing together for the first time. (Walter Wright – festival curator)
Supported by the Lowell Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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CILLA VEE LIFE ARTS presents: LOUP GAROU
From Lowell MA
Setheyny Pen(Satan) - toy piano, percussion
Walter Wright(AlterWalter) - electronics, audio tape
THURSDAY MARCH 18th ..... 2 venues
Izzy's Coffee Den – 74, N Lexington Ave – downtown Asheville NC
Then just up the road .....
220, Broadway (near The Dripolator) North of downtown Asheville
"Loup-Garou [Werewolf] is collaborative group consisting of Walter Wright of Apocalypso Trio on electronics, Setheyny Pen of Ralph Eats Dynamite on toy pianos and percussion.The pairing of sound sources can at first seem unlikely or perhaps unsettling. The introduction of melody from the damaged primitive sounds of the toy piano jars some peoples idea of free improv sound. The result is playful and disarming at times, conflicting and challenging other moments." -- Josh Baker
Setheyny Pen is a 2nd generation Cambodian artist. Up & coming in the New England scene. (She pronounces her name "Set-ah-nie")
Walter Wright is the co-founder of 119 Gallery in Lowell, MA.
He was one of the first "old school" experimenters in electronic sound & video art.
In Asheville, Loup-Garou will also include Cilla Vee on movement, cello & voice.
Megan McKissack will be mixing her sublime video projections at Izzy's.
LOCAL MUSICIANS WELCOME TO JOIN IN THE 9 O'CLOCK GIG
Cilla Vee Life Arts at Black Mountain College.
On the old BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE campus
Dinner at 6.30 – Party at 8.30
An event to benefit Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and the Media Arts Project
Cilla Vee Life Arts presents: LUNA – a Movement & Sound installation
with movement by Claire Elizabeth Barratt & sound by Kimathi Moore.
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Cilla Vee Life Arts presents: JOYFUL SONIC WASH
BOBO GALLERY, ASHEVILLE NC
Joyful Sonic Wash are:
Megumi Matsuzaki – Sitar & FX
Junichi Matsuzaki – Sax, self-made instruments & FX
Cilla Vee Life Arts presents Japanese touring duo Joyful Sonic Wash –
Collaborations with Asheville performing artists:
Claire Elizabeth Barratt, Elisa Faires, Liz Lang, Kimathi Moore, Julie Becton-Gillum,
Chandra Shukla, Sijal Nasralla, Sara Baird, Jason Scott Furr – video mix
“Joyful Sonic Wash” is a Japanese husband & wife duo whose music has so many influences that it would actually take less time to just go & hear it for yourself than for me to try & describe it to you!
Junichi & Megumi Matsuzaki are both from Hiroshima, Japan.
Junichi plays a myriad of self-made instruments, as well as saxophone & voice through special effects.
Megumi plays the sitar (which she studied in Calcutta) – also through special effects.
They moved to NYC in 2002 and formed the group “Joyful Sonic Wash” which performed at such renowned experimental music venues as: Tonic, ABC No Rio, Issue Project Room and Roulette. They collaborated with “Cilla Vee Life Arts” at chashama & at Metro Movement Project & with Akim Funk Budha in the "Ebonyasia project" .
They also founded the “Breathe On The Grass” series in Manhattan's Lower East Side community park.
This will be their final tour in the USA before returning to Japan with their 2 -year-old daughter Chihiro.
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Also this Spring -
Claire will be choreographing a dance for the UNCA Dance Department as well as teaching a new fitness program entitled "Ballet Boot Camp" at the YMCA