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  • 8:00 PMIn the Sanctuary! Pericles
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    Pericles is a man who cannot find safe harbor from the storms of fate. Original music and movement help create a dark world of assassins, brothels and shipwrecks for audiences to explore. This rarely produced Shakespearean epic marks the premiere of Die-Cast, founded by designer Thom Weaver and director Brenna Geffers.

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    The die-cast process uses molten metals to completely fill a mold in order to create something new. This is how we view theater’s relationship to its space; the work should seek to fill and then be molded by the space it is in. We believe that the audience’s relationship to their environment can be as potent and transformative as their relationship to the text. We choose non- theatrical spaces and use them as a foundation from which the piece is built. Die-Cast was founded by director Brenna Geffers and designer Thom Weaver. We invite you to now exit the theater. Pericles is part of the 2017 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival on Cape Cod twptown.org

    Website

    Performances Sept 7th (8pm), 8th (8pm), and 9th (3pm and 8pm)$20 / 115 minutes

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  • 8:00 PMA Case for Magic: Master Magician Robert Malissa
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    Award-winning magician Robert Malissa puts the art of the trick on trial. He will lie, cheat, and smile as he presents sleight of hand, mentalism, and deceptive swindles, while making a case for the craft of deception.  A fair and balanced examination of the art, for lovers of magic and their ambivalent friends.

    Awards – First place – Houdini Club of Philadelphia 1st Place tie – Close up – Philly Chapter Society of American Magicians 2nd place – Stage Competition – Philly Chapter Society of American Magicians

    http://thisguyisamazing.com

    September 8 and 15, both at 8pm. $10 / 60 minutes. Buy tickets HERE

  • 8:00 PMIn the Sanctuary! Pericles
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    This event is in the sanctuary section of our building. Please enter on walnut street. 

    Pericles is a man who cannot find safe harbor from the storms of fate. Original music and movement help create a dark world of assassins, brothels and shipwrecks for audiences to explore. This rarely produced Shakespearean epic marks the premiere of Die-Cast, founded by designer Thom Weaver and director Brenna Geffers.

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    The die-cast process uses molten metals to completely fill a mold in order to create something new. This is how we view theater’s relationship to its space; the work should seek to fill and then be molded by the space it is in. We believe that the audience’s relationship to their environment can be as potent and transformative as their relationship to the text. We choose non- theatrical spaces and use them as a foundation from which the piece is built. Die-Cast was founded by director Brenna Geffers and designer Thom Weaver. We invite you to now exit the theater. Pericles is part of the 2017 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival on Cape Cod twptown.org

    Website

    Performances Sept 7th (8pm), 8th (8pm), and 9th (3pm and 8pm)$20 / 115 minutes

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  • 3:00 PMIn the Sanctuary! Pericles
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    This event is in the sanctuary section of our building. Please enter on walnut street. 

    Pericles is a man who cannot find safe harbor from the storms of fate. Original music and movement help create a dark world of assassins, brothels and shipwrecks for audiences to explore. This rarely produced Shakespearean epic marks the premiere of Die-Cast, founded by designer Thom Weaver and director Brenna Geffers.

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    The die-cast process uses molten metals to completely fill a mold in order to create something new. This is how we view theater’s relationship to its space; the work should seek to fill and then be molded by the space it is in. We believe that the audience’s relationship to their environment can be as potent and transformative as their relationship to the text. We choose non- theatrical spaces and use them as a foundation from which the piece is built. Die-Cast was founded by director Brenna Geffers and designer Thom Weaver. We invite you to now exit the theater. Pericles is part of the 2017 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival on Cape Cod twptown.org

    Website

    Performances Sept 7th (8pm), 8th (8pm), and 9th (3pm and 8pm)$20 / 115 minutes

  • 7:00 PMThe Science of Sound 2: Groove-able Notions
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    Owen Valentine (formerly Fiidla)Brings you "The Science of Sound 2: Groove-able Notions"

    Grooves and Funky tales From Vocalist-Violinist Owen Valentine And Urban Classique 

    Guest Guitarist Gabriele Tesfa Guma

    Ticket prices: Early bird - general admission $15After August 15th $22

    Students/Seniors $12 (With ID)

    For tickets: www.thescienceofsound2.eventbrite.comDoors open at 7pm Show starts at 7:30pmPromotion by Artwell Productions

  • 8:00 PMIn the Sanctuary! Pericles
  • Thumb fb img 1501074803289 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    This event is in the sanctuary section of our building. Please enter on walnut street. 

    Pericles is a man who cannot find safe harbor from the storms of fate. Original music and movement help create a dark world of assassins, brothels and shipwrecks for audiences to explore. This rarely produced Shakespearean epic marks the premiere of Die-Cast, founded by designer Thom Weaver and director Brenna Geffers.

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    The die-cast process uses molten metals to completely fill a mold in order to create something new. This is how we view theater’s relationship to its space; the work should seek to fill and then be molded by the space it is in. We believe that the audience’s relationship to their environment can be as potent and transformative as their relationship to the text. We choose non- theatrical spaces and use them as a foundation from which the piece is built. Die-Cast was founded by director Brenna Geffers and designer Thom Weaver. We invite you to now exit the theater. Pericles is part of the 2017 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival on Cape Cod twptown.org

    Website

    Performances Sept 7th (8pm), 8th (8pm), and 9th (3pm and 8pm)$20 / 115 minutes

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  • 11:00 AMPunk Rope class
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    Punk Rope at The Rotunda

    WHAT: Punk Rope is a cross between the Ramones and Richard Simmons. Improve cardio, agility, strength, and coordination, while burning approximately 600 calories per hour. Jump ropes are supplied. No rope jumping skill necessary. All ages and fitness levels welcome. 

    WHEN: Sun 9/10 | 11am-noon

    COST: Free

    RSVP: tim@timhaft.com

    MORE INFO: punkrope.com, and 646-263-9128

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  • 6:00 PMFree Workshop! Crowdfunding 101, part of Vision Driven Consulting Artists Series
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     The Rotunda & Vision Driven Consulting are teaming up to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians and event curators in all disciplines.

    Workshops are held: 2nd Monday of each month

    6:00 – 8:00pm at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia)

    All workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public! Refreshments provided. 

    Special guest presenters and facilitators will be announced each month.

    If you want to receive workshop reminders, join Vision Driven Artists - Philadelphia, a closed Facebook group for Philadelphia-based artist/arts organizations.

    http://www.visiondrivenconsulting.com/artists.html

    2016 - 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    Developing Campus/Community Collaborations (September 12th)

    • Hear stories of successful campus and community collaborations

    • Learn how to find campus and community partners

    • Avoid common problems and learn how to build mutually beneficial partnerships

    Goal Identification & Measurement (October 10th)

    • Identify what you want to achieve in your projects

    • Incorporate critical feedback and self-reflection into your arts practice

    • Brainstorm and receive tools for measuring success

    Nonprofit, LLC, or Fiscal Sponsorship (November 14th)

    • Discuss the pros and cons of various structures – pool experiences and get new ideas

    • Craft your mission statement to determine the structure that best suits your practice

    • Sole-proprietor, LLC, 501(c)3: understand the structures and how your projects fit into them

    2017 Planning (December 12th)

    • Plan your upcoming year of work 

    • Identify your goals and break them into achievable tasks

    • Plot your tasks on a timeline for 2016

    2017 

    Fundraising Basics (January 9th)

    • Learn the language of fundraising 

    • Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your projects

    • Brainstorm actual fundraising ideas for your work

     

    Taxes for Artists (January 23rd)

    • Learn the language of fundraising 

    • Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your projects

    • Brainstorm actual fundraising ideas for your work

    Grant Writing – Beginner (February 13th) 

    • Demystify the language and process behind grant writing

    • Receive tools for finding grants 

    • Read actual grant proposals to learn common mistakes and important proposal components 

    Grant Writing – Intermediate (March 13th)

    • Review aspects of a strong grant proposal

    • Practice writing an actual grant 

    • Receive feedback on your draft proposal 

    Real Budgeting for Real Work (April 10th)

    • Look at sample budgets and learn how to interpret the story behind the numbers 

    • Create a budget tailored to your goals for 2016

    • Learn how to assemble a project budget for potential funders

     

    Getting People to Show Up (May 8th) 

    • Learn new techniques for building an audience and your ideal project participant

    • Troubleshoot issues with audience development that you may have had in the past

    • Identify marketing techniques to keep people showing up to your future events

     

    Getting New Projects off the Ground (June 12th)

    • Identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and potential threats of a new project 

    • Think through the components of your project and its goals 

    • Hone in on the details of your program or project and begin a draft project plan

    Crowdfunding 101 (September 11th)

    Guest Panelist: LaNeshe L. White• Learn how to tell if crowdfunding is right for your project• Discover the pros and cons of crowdfunding platforms• Hear from a panel of artists who have run successful crowdfunding campaigns

     

    TBA (September 25th)

    Setting & Measuring Goals (October 9th)

    • Identify what you want to achieve in your projects

    • Incorporate critical feedback and self-reflection into your arts practice

    • Brainstorm and receive tools for measuring success

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  • 8:00 PMBOLDLY INTO THE DARK! Selected Shorts and Begotten (1990)
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Andrew’s Video Vault at The Rotunda

    FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PMon the Second THURSDAY of Every Month!Since 2004, Andrew’s Video Vault is a free, once-a-month screening series at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia programed by film director and educator Andrew Repasky McElhinney.  Andrew’s Video Vault programs original, obscure, neglected, marginalized and commercial unavailable video media. It connects the West Philly neighborhood to the University of Pennsylvania community and fosters a multicultural examination of motion pictures in a relaxed, educational setting.

    This program is made possible through the generous support of the Cinema Studies Program and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania. 

    VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

    SEPTEMBER 14 – BOLDLY INTO THE DARKSelected ShortsThe men and women who made these animated films were free; they did not have to answer to any studio, appeal to any demographic, or argue with actors, nor were they were bound by the laws of gravity, time and logic.  Each answered only to his or her heart and imagination.  As a result, these films go places and do things no feature film would dare… Begotten (1990 / 72 minutes)In Begotten, Edmund Elias Merhige separates the darkness from the light to reveal the beginning of everything: matter, motion, myth, sex and Cinema itself are born on the screen in blood and fire.  We are witness to forbidden rituals and images that conjure the savage poetry of James Dickey and terrible beauty of Ingmar Bergman.  Though we can’t look away, we feel we shouldn’t be watching…Guest Host and Curator: Ted Knighton

    OCTOBER 12 – GRINDHOUSE GOTHICThe Witch Who Came From the Sea (1976 / 88 minutes)“Molly really knows how to cut men down to size!” was the tagline for this deeply atmospheric “video nasty” with great location cinematography, dramatic heft, and a haunting turn from Millie Perkins as Molly, who seems to leave a trail of deadly sexual multialtions in her wake, but why…? Toys Are Not For Children (1972 / 85 minutes)Jamie’s (Marcia Forbes) obsession with her absent father and the toys he gave her as a child ruins her marriage and leads her into a life of prostitution in this exploitation drama filled with equal parts of the bizarre and of melancholy.Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski 

    NOVEMBER 9 – PRE-CODE COMEDYShow Girl in Hollywood (1930 / 77 minutes)Flapper comedienne Alice White stars in this musical comedy as an unemployed chorus girl who decides to leave Broadway and go to Hollywood to find a job in the new field of “talking pictures”, but finds it’s not as easy to get into the movies as she had hoped.Girl Crazy (1932 / 74 minutes)Zany vaudevillians Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey star in this George & Ira Gershwin-scored musical comedy. Gambler Woolsey hires taxi driver Wheeler to drive him to Custerville, Arizona, where the sheriffs always get bumped off. Woolsey tries to get out of paying his taxi bill by talking Wheeler into running for sheriff against the town’s nastiest bandit, and hilarity ensues.Guest Host and Curator: Andrew Gilmore

     

    DECEMBER 14 – DIABOLICAL FRENCH DRAMAUnder The Sun of Satan [Sous le soleil de Satan] (1976 / 97 minutes)Gerard Depardieu stars in Maurice Pialat’s film about the nature of evil, where a particularly zealous priest in the French countryside becomes tempted by the devil and is obsessed with saving a young murderess (Sandrine Bonnaire) who has killed one of her lovers. The Devil, Probably [Le diable, probablement] (1977 / 95 minutes)Robert Bresson’s penultimate film follows the attempts of a suicidal young man (Antoine Monnier) to find some meaning or value in society by immersing himself in religion, politics, and even psychology, all for nought.Guest Host and Curator: Samm Deighan

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  • 8:00 PMA Case for Magic: Master Magician Robert Malissa
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    Award-winning magician Robert Malissa puts the art of the trick on trial. He will lie, cheat, and smile as he presents sleight of hand, mentalism, and deceptive swindles, while making a case for the craft of deception.  A fair and balanced examination of the art, for lovers of magic and their ambivalent friends.

    Awards – First place – Houdini Club of Philadelphia 1st Place tie – Close up – Philly Chapter Society of American Magicians 2nd place – Stage Competition – Philly Chapter Society of American Magicians

    http://thisguyisamazing.com

    September 8 and 15, both at 8pm. $10 / 60 minutes. Buy tickets HERE

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  • 6:00 PMOutdoors at the 40th Street Field! Banda Magda with Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde
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    THIS IS NOT AT THE ROTUNDA. It is at the 40th Street Field, a lovely green space on 40th Street between Walnut and Locust. Rain or Shine. 

    Bagda Magda w/ Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelda

    Led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou (Kronos Quartet, Louis CK), Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Drawing on the band’s global background (Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, USA), the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, sophisticated audience participation, mid-century classics and world “chansons” sung in 6 languages. Opening the show will be Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde, offering a sound that spans continents, exuding strength of Spirit, and inspiring audiences to dance to the rhythm of rebellion.

    This is the 13th Anniversary of the 40th Street Summer Series. Stop by beginning at 6 pm for free scoops of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, free samples of healthy snacks from honeygrow, free cold brew coffee from Saxbys, and free bicycle and helmet safety checks from Keswick Cycle. 

    The 40th Street Summer Series is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, Keswick Cycle University City, Univest Corporation, Campus Philly, Boom 103.9, 100.3 WRNB, and Inspire.

    Admission is FREE 

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  • 7:00 PMBad Activist: Sex Politics, Palestine and YOU
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    Bad Activist: Sex Politics, Palestine and YOU

    Two Jewish American activists. One sordid Jewish-Palestinian romance. One oppressive state! What will the heroines learn about Zionism, mismatched queer desires, cycles of abuse, political guilt-based objectification, and fantasies and realities of domination and submission? Find out more, in this rousing “comedy.”

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    Humble Mumbles is a many-pronged project of a pollyannaish-Macchiavellian nature. As a multimedia storytelling project about Palestine and its many corollaries — such as trauma, guilt, injustice, sex and death — we strive to illuminate the libidinality of ho hum everyday politics. Our main frame is feminism. Our lay infrastructure is queer psychoanalytic, and our primary medium is podcast. The work addresses a variety of topics, but the main theme of each piece is a personal-political exploration of power and oppression. Sometimes we create lyrical anti-zionist academic screeds, apocryphal alternative grunge bands and dreamy, Richard Linklater-influenced talk-based theatre pieces such as this one (Bad Activist: Sex Politics, Palestine and You). Humble Mumbles: Quarreling with humility since 2014

    Bandcamp  –  SoundCloud  –  Facebook  –  Twitter  –  Youtube

    $5 suggested / 90 minutes

    Buy advance tickets HERE 

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  • 8:00 PMKazuhisa Uchihashi + Daniel Fishkin: international collaboration between daxophone masters
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    Kazuhisa Uchihashi + Daniel Fishkin

    Bowerbird is pleased to present the international collaboration between daxophone masters Daniel Fishkin (Philadelphia) and Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Japan). 

    The daxophone is a thin hardwood strip played with a bow, created by German improviser/inventor Hans Reichel in 1987. The instrument's sound, somewhere between a cello and a badger, ranges from furtive gurgles to wild screams. In 2005, Daniel Fishkin fell in love with this instrument and built one of his own. Eventually, he built hundreds of daxophones, becoming attuned to the sonic qualities of wood species and carved shapes. After Reichel’s death, the fate of this instrument became unclear. Kazuhisa Uchihashi, a creative partner of Reichel, is now a leading proponent of the daxophone. Uchihashi performs on Reichel's instruments, in addition to presenting installations and exhibits about the daxophone. In 2015, Fishkin met Uchihashi in Berlin. They represent different "schools" of daxophone - the new and the old, the postmodern and classical. This is their first public performance. 

    Kazuhisa Uchihashi (guitar,daxophone)Born in Osaka, Japan in 1959, Uchihashi plays a huge variety of music, having a distinctive musical voice in rock, jazz and improvised music. He composes widely for film, theatre and dance, including 30 years of work with the Japanese theatre group Ishina. He has worked worldwide with musicians including Hans Reichel, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Han Bennink, Derek Bailey,Shelley Hirsch ,Christian Marclay and hundreds of improvisers.He organized the legendary Japanese power trio Altered States, active for over 27 years, which also worked inside Otomo Yoshihide's Ground Zero in the 1990s. In recent years, he has focused on pan-asian identity in music. Since 2010 he's traveled to Indonesia, Thailand and China to create special collaborative projects with local musicians. Mahanyawa is one of the best collaboration unit with SENYAWA from Indonesia. His special instrument, the daxophone, is a creation of the late guitarist/inventor, Hans Reichel, who was a creative partner of Uchihashi. 

    Daniel Fishkin (daxophone)Daniel Fishkin's ears are ringing. Composer, sound artist, and instrument builder. Completely ambivalent about music. Daniel studied with composer Maryanne Amacher and with multi-instrumentalist Mark Stewart. He has performed as a soloist on modular synthesizer with the American Symphony Orchestra, developed sound installations in abandoned concert halls, and played innumerable basement punk shows. Daniel's lifework investigating the aesthetics of hearing damage has received international press (Nature Journal, 2014); as an ally in the search for a cure, he has been awarded the title of "tinnitus ambassador" by the Deutsche Tinnitus-Stiftung. Recent activities include a Project Grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Daniel received his MA in Music Composition from Wesleyan University, has taught analog synthesis at Bard College, and, as fate would have it, is now pursuing his PhD at University of California, San Diego.

    Admission is FREE

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  • 8:00 PMArs Nova pres. Frode Gjerstad Quartet
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    Ars Nova Workshop presentsFrode Gjerstad Quartet

    Frode Gjerstad, saxophone

    Steve Swell, trombone

    Johnny Ruun, bass

    Paal Nilssen-Love, drums

    Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the return of Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad, leading his quartet with trombonist Steve Swell, bassist Johnny Ruun and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. “Gjerstad is a choice elicitor of out-of-the-ordinary elocutions, refusing gadgetry and reed-fueled bric-a-brac in favour of a strong sense of asymmetrical melody, trawling the improbable waters of curvilinear liberty in search of the most disparate notes, looking for composure while surrounded by havoc,” writes Paris Transatlantic Magazine about the Norwegian trumpeter and saxophonist Frode Gjerstad. A powerful force on the Norwegian free-jazz scene, Gjerstad has worked with Evan Parker, Borah Bergman, Peter Brötzmann, Sabir Mateen, William Parker, Derek Bailey and Han Bennink. In 1984, Gjerstad founded the Circulasione Totale Orchestra, a large ensemble with a rotating personnel that has included leading experimental musicians such as Louis Moholo-Moholo and Lasse Marhaug.  Steve Swell has been an active member of the NYC music community since 1975.  He has toured and recorded with artists as musically diverse as Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor and William Parker, has released over 40 CDs as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artist on more than 100 other releases. Paal Nilssen-Love, who has collaborated with Gjerstad since he was 15 years old, has worked with Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee and Mats Gustafsson, among others.. Johnny Ruun has worked with Gjerstad's Circulasione Totale Orchestra on numerous occasions. Gjerstad’s trio with Ruun and Nilssen-Love was his first with all Norwegian musicians. Since 2010 they’ve released three live recordings – MIR, East Of West and HideOut. Swell expanded the group both in membership and nationality for its most recent release, At Constellation (Circulasione Totale, 2015).

    Admission is FREE. 

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  • 8:00 PMCANCELLED! 3 Women, a stage play by Alexis Walker
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    Due to circumstances beyond their control, the organizers of this event have cancelled it. 

    3 short plays about women and the spaces they make for others, in spite of themselves.

    $ 20/ 75 minutes

    Buy advance tickets HERE 

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  • 8:00 PMEvent Horizon pres. Off Land, Power Vacuum, Tim Motzer
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    Event Horizon Series presentsOff Land, Power Vacuum, Tim Motzer

    Off Land - Formed in 2004 by Tim Dwyer, an artist and musician from New England. His sound has been influenced by meditative music such as Javanese gamelan and minimal drone, as well as various styles of 1990's electronic music. Dwyer's music is sparse yet texturally intricate, lying in some sort of electro-acoustic limbo between Namlook's more dusty ambient collaborations, literal Phonography and contemporary classical experimentalism. His latest album, 'On Earth', recently released on Stasis Recordings, embraces ambient techno with room to breathe. The album merges tectonic transitions between a tapestry of emotive sound. The seven tracks each act as their own micro-climate, their own continent, emulating the strange and wonderful world we all share.

    Tim Motzer - Guitarist/improviser/composer Tim Motzer lives in a technicolor world of music. He is known for his distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. After 20 years of world touring, stunning collaborations, and over 70 albums of credits, this Philadelphia-based guitarist continues to traverse manifold territories in music.  In 2016-17, Tim toured the world playing concerts and jazz festivals with Bandit65, an improvising trio he co-leads with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and drummer Gintas Janusonis.  He has collaborated with numerous musical luminaries: David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit, poet Ursula Rucker, King Britt, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Markus Reuter, and Pat Mastelotto among others. In the world of modern dance, Motzer composes and performs live solo scores around the world. Most recently he has performed to sold out houses in Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, S. Korea; Oujda, Morocco; and Toronto, Canada.  He composes for film and video, and is a composer/accompanist for University of the Arts Dance in Philadelphia. He releases his genre-defying solo work and collaborations on 1k Recordings. As a leader, his projects include Orion Tango, Goldbug, Instant Takemitsu, & Tim Motzer SOLO.

    AND ON October 27th - Bonnie Kane, Wormhole Superette, Urban Shaman Attack

    The Event Horizon concert series is a Philadelphia-based concert series featuring Ambient, Electronic, Experimental and Space Music. 

    Admission is FREE

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  • 6:00 PMFREE Workshop! Writing an effective Artist Statement!
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    The Rotunda & Vision Driven Consulting are teaming up to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians and event curators in all disciplines.

    Workshops are held: 2nd Monday of each month6:00 – 8:00pm at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia)

    All workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public! Refreshments provided.Special guest presenters and facilitators will be announced each month.

    If you want to receive workshop reminders, join Vision Driven Artists - Philadelphia, a closed Facebook group for Philadelphia-based artist/arts organizations.

    Our next two workshops are: 

    Artist Statements (September 25th) with Artist and Educator Zoe Cohen

    • Learn the value and components of an excellent artist statement

    • Read sample artist statements

    • Practice writing and receiving feedback on your artist statement

    Setting & Measuring Goals (October 9th)

    • Identify what you want to achieve in your projects

    • Incorporate critical feedback and self-reflection into your arts practice

    • Brainstorm and receive tools for measuring success

    Admission is FREE 

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  • 7:00 PMPoet~tree EnMotion Pres. The 2017 Fall Harvest Festivities
  • Thumb 20728739 10156623979024012 7080149746641065671 o 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Poet~tree EnMotion Presents…The 2017 Fall Harvest Festivities! Wednesday, September 27th, 7-10pm (Doors @ 7pm)!This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performance, arts & culture presentations… The performance portion for this event begins @ 7pm ish featuring a Dynamic Lineup ranging from Funky Live Musical Acts to Spoken Word Performance Flowetry, from Hip Hop Dance to Fire Flow Artistry. Fall Harvest Festivities: Dance, Music, Visual, & Fire Arts! • Phoenix Mystique: Singer/Songwriter/Poet fusing Jazz, Soul, Funk, Electronica. facebook.com/thepmystique. @thepmystique• Nastasia Zorya (a.k.a. Anastasia): Visual Artist, Live Painter & Illustrating of the Subconscious. agnilibra.squarespace.com• Party Wit Frank: Live Hip-hop on the Funky Soul Tip. facebook.com/partywitfrank. @partywitfrank• Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke): Lyrical Poetess, Theatrical Dance Movement & Performance Artist . facebook.com/4plumdragoness. @4plumdragoness• Really Philly Collective: Local Hip Hop Dance Performance of "Battle My City". facebook.com/REALLYPHILLYINC . @reallyphillyinc• 7Textures & Collaborators: Fire Dance, Flow Arts & Live Music Entertainments. facebook.com/7textures / 7textures.com. @7texturesA FREE community event … but Donations are Appreciated!
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  • 9:00 PMThe Gathering
  • 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM (nearly every last Thursday)  9pm-1am Established in 1996, The Gathering is the longest/strongest-running truly Hip Hop event in Philly. The 
Gathering IS b-boys/b-girls, pop-lockers, emcees, graffiti writers, 
DJs, men, women, and children of all ages enjoying an organic, 
community-based celebration of The struggle, the Love, and the culture 
of Hip Hop. DJs spin Hiphop, breaks, and funk all night, and there are 
open cyphas, a tag wall, and a featured performance and graffiti panel 
each month. Admission is $3 before 10pm, $5 after 10pm.
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  • 7:00 PMJakeya::Interminable::MixedPeople + open fandango at the end
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    Jakeya::Interminable::MixedPeople

    Come join us for the Philly stop of Interminable presents : The Consecuencia Tour! This event will feature a night of good music, food, and "convivencia" - sharing energy and community. There'll be performances from three Philly powerhouses, so come early to watch and stay for the fandango at the end! The fandango is a communal celebration of son jarocho, a tradition from Veracruz, México. Similar to a jam session, but with specific etiquette - bring an acoustic instrument, and take cues from the musicians who have been studying it! 

    Jakeya is a highly experienced vocalist, performing a unique mix of gospel, jazz, classical, pop, rock, hip hop, r&b, and indie. 

    Interminable is a "diasporic space fusion" project, combining the jarana and son jarocho from Veracruz with the improv of jazz, the energy of rock, and an undercurrent of electronic rhythms. 

    Paulette Branson & Mixed People is "a funky, soul fusion band with hints of rock and world music...or as we like to call it - new age funk."

    $10-15, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.  Families welcome. 

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