Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8:00 pm

Salem Access TV, 285 Derby St. #2, Salem, MA



(Baltimore, MD)

Max Eilbacher and Duncan Moore are sound and performance artists from Baltimore, MD. Their live performances combine the tradition of avant-garde deep listening composition with gestures and body choreography. They draw inspiration from electro-acoustic music, jester techniques, and office power point lectures.

The duo is presenting a work entitled "Lunchmates" A piece that deals with the malleable role of language, movement, light and sound in a performance setting.


(Boston, MA)

Victoria Shen is an improvisational noise musician, visual artist, and instrument-maker native to San Francisco but working out of New England. Shen's sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Shen’s music floods its location acting as a form of sculpture. Her music features analog modular synthesizers (Flower Electronics), contact microphones, and other self-built electronics. These instruments are designed to electronically reproduce chaotic systems, systems which are highly sensitive to small changes in their initial parameters. The resulting music eschews conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of the extreme textures and gestural tones.

Shen has performed solo across North America, Japan, Mexico, and Europe as Victoria Shen and Evicshen and as half of the duo TRIM in North America and the UK. Some notable venues in which she has performed include Boston City Hall, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, ISSUE Project Room NY, DOMMUNE Tokyo, and Petreon Sculpture Park Cyprus. Shen has also been an artist in residence at Elektronmusikstudion EMS Stockholm SE, WORM Rotterdam NL, Kurimanzutto New York US, and the Sound Laboratory of The Royal Danish Academy Copenhagen DK.


(Boston, MA)

José Rivera (aka Proxemia) is an artist and designer investigating the intersections of aural and spatial experience. He is currently an artist-in-residence MASS MoCA where he is researching afrofuturism and diasporic identity, legacies of colonialism, and UFOs. His practice is often expressed through electroacoustic music and experimental sound works, multi­channel installation and performance, sound design for film, location recording, geo-notational mapping, graphic and architectural design. His recent release, Electric Streams of Wind, explores weather radar, makes use of dislocated field recordings, and investigates the relationship between transmission, inscription, and vibration.  Recent projects have been exhibited internationally, as well as at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Goethe-Institut Boston, ICA Boston (Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957), MIT’s MediaLab, Green Building and List Visual Art Center, Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth, and Le Laboratoire in Cambridge. Along with numerous collaborations, his fluid body of work also includes the design and construction of an open­-air performance space for a youth dance and drumming group in rural Ghana. He studied art and sound in MIT’s Program in Art, Culture, and Technology Program (MS 2017), and received a BS in Architecture & environmental Design from Kent State University (2011).

P.V.H.P. is a new project of compositions loosely written by olivia w-b but heavily improvised within and reworked by all the members of the band. We're taking whatever we want from free, new, noise, rock, and pop genres and making a quick but towering drip castle. This is a sincere and playful attempt at capturing feelings of anxiety and confusion, like in the moment of suspension before a cartoon character realizes they just ran off a cliff, or when you open a cupboard and a pile of tupperware assaults you, or when you grow up within a purported pinnacle of human achievement that you realize is actually toxic and doomed to fail.

P.V.H.P. is:

olivia w-b - guitar/vox

max goldstein - drums

cate byrne - electric violin

matt okun - bass

raef sengupta - alto sax

nikita manin - clarinet


(Boston, MA)