WHERE: The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore
True Fluorescent Skeleton ++ Anna Crooks + Jarrett Gilgore
WHEN: Friday October 12, 2018 | 8:30 pm | Free
Jason Charney ++ Toned (Leo Suarez + Nathan Corder + Tom Weeks)
WHEN: Saturday October 13, 2018 | 8:30 pm | Free
Come on out for two great and free shows, featuring tasty and mind-melting sounds from some spectacularly talented instrumentalists.
ADMISSION: Free admission is courtesy of the fabulous Free Fall Baltimore program.
True Fluorescent Skeleton is an hour long exploration of memory, machinery, rust, ghosts, cybernetics and neon while pushing into the utter sonic horizon of the tenor saxophone. James Young (composer) and Tyrone Page, Jr. (sax), got to know each other through musical projects in and around the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD. Ty is pushed to the extremes of his technique, building grooves of pulsed multi-phonics, marking the limits of breath and endurance, and channeling intense, patient focus into expanding the acoustic universe of the saxophone.
Anna Crooks & Jarrett Gilgore
There are melodies hidden in speech. Anna & Jarrett unearth these melodies and provide a strange new context for poetry. The duo began during Superbowl LI (2017) and has since performed around Baltimore on lineups with Susan Alcorn, Twig Harper, Lexie Mountain, BLUD. Expect a recording to come out in the next 5 years.
Anna K. Crooks is a poet and artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She is a member of the artist collective Open Space and co-founded the poetry programs Proliferate and Tender F.M.
Jarrett Gilgore // multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, and educator currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. He primarily plays saxophone. He performs actively in the U.S.A. and internationally in a wide variety of contexts. He has performed/recorded with many amazing musicians including Anna & Elizabeth, Dan Deacon, Cass McCombs, Tony Malaby, Lonnie Holley, Rubblebucket, Michael Formanek, Susan Alcorn, Dave Rempis, Jaimie Branch, Tashi Dorji, Dave Ballou.
TONED is the electroacoustic music ensemble of Nathan Corder (electronics), Tom Weeks (alto saxophone), and Leo Suarez (drum set). TONED engages with extremes, operating in the realms of deeply listened sensitivity, muscular sonic assaults, and impenetrable modernist abstractions. Split between the Bay Area and Philadelphia, the three members of TONED have collectively worked with luminaries including Roscoe Mitchell, William Winant, Jaap Blonk, and Jack Wright, as well as groups such as JITTERS, Taiwan Housing Project, Nude Tayne and wMerchandise.
Jason Charney is a composer and sound artist, “I compose music for instruments and electronics, and I also create multimedia art.”