Sunday, June 8th – “New Songs” Amy Reed and Ross Hammond – Unitarian Universalist Sacramento. CA 15$

Wed. June 11th Amy Reed solo and Impulsive Mechanisms G.L. ARTS Image

“Lund comes at improvisation form a rock angle, and Thollem comes at rock from an improvisational angle, and they collide in a volatile and elusive zone, where you can hear the thought process, the disposition, the musical history of the players as they push and pull each other into mutually simpatico musical spaces, on the fly, in a noisy, highly kinetic environment.”
Excerpts from the liner notes by Sam Coomes (Quasi and many more…)
http://www.thollem.com/impulsive-machinations.html

July 12th, 13th Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY

Performance and Video by Amy Reed First Festival; Festival of Premiere Performances presenting new works and compositions centered around the practice of Deep Listening. These works will be presented as premieres. Headliner performances include Deep Listening Band (Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and guests) and an Overnight Concert. With over 40 performances featured, the festival will include music performance/improvisation, electronics and digital media, ambient, interactive/participatory jams and sound labs, dance/movement works, installations, screen-based works of video and multi-media utilizing the small concert studio spaces as well as the many resonant common spaces of EMPAC’s unique and inspired architecture.” http://deeplistening.org/site/conference

July 20th 1:00 P.M. A workshop by Thollem McDonas at Gold Lion Arts. Sacramento, CA for more information or to sign up please email amy at amytoshiroreed@gmail.com

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This is a laboratory that explores group collaboration, large ensemble improvisation (structured, conducted and free), egalitarian group dynamics consensus decision-making, and communication skills. Discussions can include the implications of improvisation, collaboration and active listening from everyday life to global political dynamics. It is open to anyone with these genuine interests regardless of age, language skills, perceived artistic abilities. http://www.thollem.com/index.html“Thollem McDonas is a gifted improviser with a great deal of experience as a solo performer, as a collaborative artist, and as a facilitator of group improvisation.” – Jonathan McNair, Professor of Music, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Thursday, July 31 Amy Reed and Ross Hammond at The 13th Annual OUTSOUND NEW MUSIC SUMMIT KFJC co-presents The Bay Area’s New Sound Festival – July 27 August 2, 2014

Community Music Center
544 Capp Street @ 20th, San Francisco, CA
click for map
Q&A Sessions 7:30 pm Performance 8:15 pm

http://www.outsound.org/summit/

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