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Friday, May 4, 2018

HUT: MUSIC WORDS MOVEMENT at STUDIO4


WHAT: HUT: MUSIC WORDS MOVEMENT
WHEN: SATURDAY MAY 5 AT 8PM
WHERE: STUDIO4, 25 Main Street. Northampton, MA

Featuring:
DOMINIQUE ALEXANDER - MUSIC
ABRAHAM SMITH - WORDS
SARA SHELTON MANN - MOVEMENT
in collaboration with Jesse Zaritt & Pamela Z

$10 General Admission
STUDIO4, Northampton, MA



buffalo MRI is the solo project of Montréal-based experimental musician DOMINIQUE ALEXANDER. Alexander has developed an approach focused on prepared tape, sampler performance, and fluctuation between structure and improvisation. Her creative process employs a wide range of techniques and sound sources, from voyeuristic moments and spontaneous background noises caught on tape to plunderphonics-style sample work and processed object sounds. From a given handful of recordings, Alexander extracts minute details, rhythmically reconfigured to weave unrelated sounds into new images in performance. As well as having made solo appearances at numerous one-off events and festivals in Montreal, including Mutek, POP and Suoni Per Il Popolo, Alexander has performed elsewhere in Québec, Ontario, and the United States, with further touring slated for this spring and summer. Her work has also taken the form of collaboration both within music and across disciplines. She is currently one half of two experimental duos, namely: Urlapse with Joshua Bastien and DAM (Dominique Alexander Moskos) with Alexander Moskos. She has also worked with visual artists Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau, composing and performing a live score for their work The Rules (with choreographer Sarah Wendt), debuted at Montréal’s OFFTA Festival in 2016 and currently composing and arranging a score for the artists' upcoming video production 'What Do Stones Smell Like'. Presently, she is working on producing a book of graphic scores with Toronto-based musician and artist Andrew Zukerman (Fleshtone Aura).

SARA SHELTON MANN has been creating performance since 1967. Among her awards are a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, seven Isadora Duncan Awards, Djerassi Artist in Residence Awards, Headlands Center for the Arts Artist in Residence and San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Lifetime Achievement Award. Her Movement Alchemy training is an ongoing teaching project and is influenced by certifications and studies in the metaphysical and healing traditions. Sara’s performance work is a platform for collaboration and research in consciousness.

ABRAHAM SMITH is the author of five poetry collections: Destruction of Man (Third Man Books, 2018); Ashagalomancy (Action Books, 2015); Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014); Hank (Action Books, 2010); and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007). In 2015, he released Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press), a co-edited anthology of contemporary rural American poetry and related essays. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Tuskaloosa Kills, a prose patchwork co-written with Scott McWaters, is forthcoming this month from Spork Press. Smith is an Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

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