Hailing from sunny California, Kevin Greenspon has been making a fusion of Ambient and Noise with a twist of song craft since 2008. Originally using guitar as his chosen instrument of sound and recently moving towards synthesizer, he has seen every end of the U.S. on his neverending tours. Whether playing to an intimate crowd of 1 person or a sea of other artists, he has been carving out his own place in history with these carefully crafted sounds.
Greenspon also operates his own record label Bridgetown Records.
I put together this show featuring 5 noise/experimental sound artists whose work is heavily based in performance, theatrics, composition and physical experience. It’s very exciting to have Peter J. Woods of Milwaukee, WI back in CA for the first time in four years, as well as rare live appearances from side projects of people that are more established in other parts of fringe music here in California.
Peter J. Woods of Milwaukee, Wisconsin performs short works that blend dark absurdist theatre and harsh noise to create a wholly engaging and subliminal disturbing universe from minimal but stark sound, lighting and costuming. On this tour, Woods will be presenting two new works: “Comedy,” a dark absurdist farce which will appear on next years “Impure Gold, pt. II” LP and “SHADE,” a brand new performance that explores the unintentionally destructive nature of activist and political art created by members of the oppressive class.
Kingston Family Singers - S.H. Kingston and Maxwell Ullyses Kingston of Belleville, Illinois arrange tension-inducing electronic compositions that envelope the listener in dark and ominous environments from which escape is futile. The low hum of industrial decay rises from a mysterious, inscrutable landscape, wrapping around the horizon.
Nephila - Rare solo performance from costume designer and string player Shannon Kennedy, of Los Angeles duo Pedestrian Deposit. The creaking tones of classical stringed instruments resonates and fills the spaces left unoccupied by trinkets in a mysterious room, dusty shelves and brittle branches crunching underfoot as spiders scatter beneath the floorboards.
Bronze Eye - A newer performance based noise project from the duo of Patrick Murch (Sissisters) and Maria Garcia (Unica, Concrete Shiva), who curate and run the MATA Noise alternative sound performance space in mid-city Los Angeles.
Brent Mitzner - Mutant blend of mangled hardware and software incorporating elements of live sampling, tape manipulation, sample deformation and computer processing into on-the-fly compositions.
9 PM | $5 | All Ages
The dA Center for the Arts
252-D South Main St, Pomona, California 91766
Made this flier for a show I’m playing with Baltimore’s Soft Cat this Sunday. It’s at a new house spot, come check it out: https://www.facebook.com/events/1426224784308528/
One of my favorite musicians/buddies has his first vinyl release out now after so many dozens of amazing tapes. “Luke Song” is a mini masterpiece.
VEHICLE BLUES “LUKE SONG” b/w “WAVING STEPS” & “4 TUES” 7” out now via Lake Paradise Records. Artwork by Clay Hickson.
The new Big Waves of Pretty cassette in Bridgetown’s spring batch is one of Myspace’s best cassettes of the year so far. Pumped on my best pals getting some love!
Kevin Greenspon live at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, CA - 6/6/2014
Bridgetown #106 out now at http://www.bridgetownrecords.info