Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Griffen Theatre, Salem, MA



"Animal Hospital is Kevin Micka's one-man musical recording/performance entity... During performances, Micka buries himself in a pile of electronics-shelves of effects, mixing consoles, amps and delay units-while patiently constructing a layered nest of loops consisting of guitar chords, scrapes, chucks, chimes, and melodies resulting in anything from more conventional songs to meticulously crafted ambient movements on to full on improvisation."

Jill Burton (Gainsville, FL)   

Jill Burton is an extended vocalist and movement artist who incorporates energy work into her music and performance art.  Considered by LaDonna Smith (Improvisor Journal) to be " of the great foundation improvisors of America...", she has a particular interest in sounding the architectural features and acoustic properties of a room and the people in it. Trained in classical ballet and music from a young age, she also began spontaneously improvising very young, and never stopped. She has worked with many and varied musicians, dancers, and theater artists, from around the world, in many genres, always specializing in experimental performance and free improvisation.

Egg, eggs (Western Mass.)   

Egg, eggs is a loosely coupled assemblage of Western Massachusetts improvisers active under various names since 2009.  Amazingly hilarious! They are a MUST!

Andrew Eisenberg (Boston, MA) & Loren Groenendaal (Philadelphia, PA)

Flandrew Fleisenberg plays percussion on an assortment of everyday ephemera and modified drum parts that he has reduced and eroded through a process of playing and breaking them. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with a focus in conceptual art, he is musically self-taught and has developed a cadre of idiosyncratic techniques that are all his own. Flandrew has been involved in the improvised and creative music community since 2001 performing solo, in ad-hoc improv groupings and in set projects. Additionally, he organizes an ongoing series of performances at the flopera house in Boston

Loren Groenendaal is the founder, artistic director, and choreographer for Vervet Dance, a Philadelphia-based contemporary dance company. She is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) in Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and holds an MFA in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BA in Dance and Visual Arts from Oberlin College. Her work has been performed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Loren is particularly interested in building unique movement vocabularies drawing from her experience with modern, Balinese, social, breakdance and contact improvisation, investigating the community building possibilities of live art, the spectrum between improvisation and composition, the spectrum between ritual and performance, and relationships between visual arts, music, and dance.  She has ongoing collaborations with musicians Flandrew Fleisenberg and Melinda Faylor. Loren dances with Philadelphia area companies, The Naked Stark, Mereminne Dancers, Swarthmore’s Balinese Gamelan Semara Santi, and the Indonesian Cultural Club.

Ess Enn Emm (MA)

SNM is the Boston-based electroacoustic trio of Reuben Son, Benjamin Nelson, and Patrick Emm.