Wednesday, May 15, 2013


This weekend the Red Room plays host to two fantastically singular sets of musical performance.

Arkm Foam, The Videos of Max Eilbacher, Fire Death & Ilza

WHEN: Friday, May 17

WHERE: The Red Room, 425 E. 31st St., Doors 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM

The Red Room hosts a night of deconstructed electronics, repurposed instruments, mangled synthesizers and surreal video art.

Patriarch of Jamaica Plain's Whitehaus, Arkm Foam has been active in every facet of the New England experimental community. Foam has constructed elaborate invented wind chime instruments and performance pieces with Peace, Loving, vocally exorcised demons with Frank Hurricayne in Knight Howls, and mans a mixer and set up pedals with virtuosic dynamism in Bang Bros! (who set a world record this past year by playing 12 shows in 12 different cities on 12/12/12). He has a solo record coming out on the Hot Releases label.


Max Eilbacher is known for his tense and surreal electronic performance pieces, abrasive and humorous noise-rock performance art group Needle Gun, and warped bass playing in Horse Lords. Tonight he'll publicly debut new video work.

Take a peek:

Fire Death is the solo project of Stoney Osborn, member of legendary Cleveland noise group Tusco Terror and organizer of the premier annual camping noise music festival, the Voice of the Valley Noise Rally. He'll wield bass clarinet, tape loops and noisy electronics into a kind of dystopian free jazz.

Hear for yourself:

Ilza melds synthesizers, musique concrete and spoken word into a minimal electronic bed of sound.


World-famous conceptual violinist
Jon Rose solo with Neil Feather,
Susan Alcorn & guests

WHEN: Saturday, May 18

WHERE: The Red Room, 425 E. 31st St., Doors 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM

Jon Rose is an Australian violinist born in the UK in 1951. Rosenberg began playing violin at age 7 after winning a music scholarship to King's School in Rochester. For over 35 years, Rosenberg has been at the sharp end of new, improvised, and experimental music and media. A polymath, he is at much at home creating large environmental multi-media works as he is playing the violin on a concert stage. Central to this practice has been 'The Relative Violin' project, a unique output, rich in content, realizing almost everything on, with, and about the violin and string music in general. Most celebrated is the worldwide Fence project; least known are the relative violins created specifically for and in Australia.

He has appeared on over 60 albums, and worked with artists such as Kronos Quartet, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Shelley Hirsh, Chris Cutler, Otomo Yos hihide, KK Null, Alvin Curran, Evan Parker, Phil Minton, John Cage, Tony Oxley, Steve Beresford, Eugene Chadbourne, Bob Ostertag, Jim Denley, Elliott Sharp, George Lewis, Christian Marclay, Toshinori Kondo, Joelle Leandre, Frances-Marie Uitti, Barre Phillips, and John Zorn.

Rose has had a long and rich history with Baltimore experimental music, having performed many times at the Red Room, High Zero, and in collaboration with Baltimore improvisors. He will perform solo and with Baltimore improvisors that will be announced here in the coming months.

In this concert he will play solo and in free improvising ensemble with Neil Feather (inventions), Susan Alcorn (pedal steel), and other guests TDB.