Saturday, September 15th, 2018, 8:00 pm

Gallows Hill Theatre, Salem, MA



MACHINE LISTENER is the solo project of Cleveland based visual and sonic artist Matthew Gallagher. Best known for engineering unique synthesis formulas for the Elektron Octatrack, explorations in generative audio synthesis, FM synthesis and field recording drive the current incarnation of this project. Gallagher has released records on Tusco/Embassy, SKSK Records, and Imprint Eyes. He curates and produces the R&D Performance Series in Cleveland and Voice of the Valley Noise Rally in West Virginia.

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Cleveland-based sound and performance artist Marcia Custer makes her recording debut with Stacey’s Spacey, a tape suspended somewhere between overloaded noise collage and twisted Casio pop songcraft, all topped off with the vocal histrionics of a exaggerated femme persona known as Stacey... Presented as a flowing narrative that encompasses everything from bursts of throbbing industrial grit to a cheery, chipmunk-toned conversation with a personified keyboard named Barb La Croix, Stacey’s Spacey shines with Marcia Custer’s unquestionable magnetism as a vocalist, her sublime timing as a comedian, and her wild tonal sensibilities as a noise head (Unifactor Tapes, 2018).

PRESS: "The results on Stacey’s Spacey are hilarious, moving, unsettling, and mesmerizing. Custer shifts deftly between childlike melodies, weird electronics, and abstract’s marked by consistent motifs, especially Custer’s infectious sense of humor." - Marc Masters, Hi Bias: Notable Cassette Releases July 2018



ADAM BOSSE (Easthampton, MA) / ALEX PELCHAT (Montreal, CA) / MATT WESTON (Albany, NY) TRIO

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ADAM BOSSE is a guitarist based in Western Massachusetts.  He currently plays in the free jazz ensemble 23, as well as the noise rock duo Fred Cracklin, who recently released their debut LP on Cuchabata Records in Montreal.  Adam has been a fixture on the Western Massachusetts music scene for 11 years, collaborating with several musicians and improvisers over the years, as well as educating the local community at the Northampton Community Music Center.  Beginning in 2017, he started the monthly series “Spontaneous Combustion,” an improvisation performance and workshop held at the Brick House in Turner’s Falls.

ALEX PELCHAT is a Montreal-based guitarist whose practice is centered around improvisation and non-linear sonic explorations. He has performed in Canada, USA and Mexico and recorded with various ensembles. Influences include Keiji Haino, Elizabeth Cotten, Albert Ayler and Jean-Paul Riopelle.

MATT WESTON is a percussionist based in Albany, NY.

Holland's Vital Weekly called Matt Weston "a true innovator."

The Italian webzine Kathodik called Weston "one of the more important talents you can find in the world today."

The Wire's Byron Coley wrote, "Weston plays his brains and heart out."

Actor/comedian Eric Andre said, "You are really great on the drums! Amazing!"

Matt Weston plays percussion and electronics, and has performed throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and CBS TV.

He has collaborated with Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Mary Halvorson, Le Quan Ninh, Ben Miller (ex-Destroy All Monsters), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Jim O’Rourke, William Parker, Jack Wright, and many others.

In addition to his solo work, Weston is currently a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V; and Arc Pair with drummer Amanda Kraus.


MARGERY KEMPE is Rachel and Jean-Paul Beauchemin’s duo. They explore pre-baroque vocal traditions using the lens of electro-acoustics and repetition. As a result, subtle, intriguing and profoundly rewarding sonic spaces emerge...