performance artist The Great Quentini
The Event Horizon concert series is a Philadelphia, PA based concert series featuring Ambient, Electronic, Experimental and Space Music.
The Great Quentini
Quentin Davis is The Great Quentini. He is a sculptor and a performance artist who makes his costumes and musical sculptures out of found materials. He has shows in which he wears costumes, plays these musical sculptures, and tells humorous stories; acting out the parts that defy words. These stories are often from his life experience.
Northern Valentine is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based ambient/drone collective anchored by husband and wife, Robert and Amy Brown.Their music is largely improvisational and is often set to original films that the collective has created. Coaxing sounds from electric and acoustic sources, they weave meditative drones and soundscapes with "barely there" post-rock instrumentation to create a tapestry that Phil McMullen (Terrascope Online) refers to as "minimalist ambiance at its best. Heartfelt, soulful and affecting, like gazing into a scrapbook of memories".
Both Art Cohen (guitar) and Steve Bowman (synths) love to argue about what makes good music-with each other and with anybody else who feels as passionately as they do. Through Delicate Monster, they make their arguments in sound. When Art and Steve disagree with each other, it's a consequence of their divergent musical backgrounds. Art is rooted in psychedelic guitar,Berlin-school spacemusic, and American folk. He's been a fixture on the Philly music scene for 25 years-you may know him as half of the duo The Ministry of Inside Things (with Chuck van Zyl). Steve has a musty degree in Music from Harvard, where he first encountered the Buchla. He draws his influence from classical music and radical composers like Ives, Stockhausen, Subotnick, Monteverdi, Bach, and Ligeti. (Their musical tastes do overlap with the Grateful Dead and Captain Beefheart). Art pushes Steve to let the music be clear and simple and to groove on the repetition. Steve pushes Art to surrender to his weird side and luxuriate in the complexity of counterpoint and the thrill of abject dissonance. Playing together off and on for 20 years, Art and Steve have managed to merge their stylistic differences into a novel musical language that is Delicate Monster.
Admission is FREE