Quiet City #38





Quiet City is a series of deep-listening concerts in Vancouver, focused on live performances of experimental, electronic and improvised music in a comfortable and intimate setting. Established in January 2010, we are now in our eighth year of programming.

The thirty-eighth edition of this series will be featuring performances by:
⊚ A.F. Jones (San Diego) with Ruhlmann & Clément
⊚ Dashes
⊚ Judith Hamann (Melbourne)
⊚ Man Forever (New York)

Presented by Soundscape & Panospria

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■ A.F. JONES ■
A.F. Jones is an undersea acoustician, audio engineer, and operator of Laminal Audio and Marginal Frequency. Recently relocated to Washington from California, he has released a number of recordings including solo compositions and collaborations with the likes of Steve Flato, Nick Lesley, Peter Vincent, Barry Chabala, Derek Rogers, and others. For this concert he will be joined by Mathieu Ruhlmann and Joda Clément.

A sound collaboration between John Brennan and Elisa Ferrari, their performance pays homage to the incidental and ephemeral microtonal exchanges that occur through layering sustained dissonant frequencies, live samples, subtle movements and vocalization of text borrowed from dictionaries, language, and sound manuals. Their improvised performances combine sounds of amplified objects, feedback manipulation, modified percussion, field recordings and voice.

Judith Hamann is an Australian-born cellist currently based between Melbourne and San Diego. Her performance practice stretches across various genres, encompassing elements of improvised, art, experimental, and popular music. Judith has studied contemporary repertoire with many cellists, including Charles Curtis and Séverine Ballon. She is developing a strong practice in improvisation through collaborative projects and performances, both in Australia and internationally, including Hammers Lake (with Carolyn Connors) and Golinski/Hamann/Dunscombe trio. She has worked with artists and ensembles, including Oren Ambarchi, ELISION Ensemble, Ellen Fullman, Graham Lambkin, Jon Rose, Not Yet It's Difficult, Ilan Volkov, and La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. Judith is a founding member of Golden Fur and one-half of the immersive duo project Cello II (with Anthea Caddy).

She is a champion of new and rarely performed music and immersive approaches to concert presentation and engages with a range of interdisciplinary and experimental projects, including the Amper&nd project (Korea/Australia) and collaborative work with the visual artists Keith Deverell and Sabina Marselli. She has worked with many composers directly in presenting their work, including Natasha Anderson, Richard Barrett, Wojtek Blecharz, David Chisholm, Marco Fusinato, Liza Lim, Anthony Pateras, Timothy McCormack and Tashi Wada.

John Colpitts founded and plays in Oneida, People of the North, and Man Forever. He’s also played drums with Laurie Anderson, Royal Trux, Yo La Tengo, Boredoms, Spiritualized, Damo Suzuki, Rhys Chatham, So Percussion, Philip Glass, Stephen Malkmus, Akron Family, Lee Ranaldo, Silver Apples, and William Basinski, among others.

He has given composition workshops and lectures to students at Middlebury College, Brooklyn College, The New School, NYU, MIT, Bard, Dedham Country Day School and at the So Percussion Summer Institute at Princeton University on the subject of creativity, drumming, percussion, record production, DIY approaches to a music career and composition strategies. He’s written for Talkhouse, Modern Drummer, Red Bull Music Academy Daily, Rolling Stone, Paris Review Daily, Bandcamp Daily, The Cut Up Quarterly, Flood Magazine and N+1.