Fire Museum Presents A Benefit for the Highwire Gallery with:
The Highwire Gallery is home to most events that are presented by Fire Museum Presents. Tonight we host a benefit for the gallery at The Rotunda as a gesture of thanks, and to hopefully aid in financial matters!
Archer Spade is the new music collaboration between composer/performers Daniel Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi that seeks to broaden the repertoire and inspire new sonic possibilities for their unlikely instrumentation of trombone and electric guitar. Together, Blacksberg and Millevoi bring unique and versatile vocabularies to contemporary classical music as well as extensive individual experiences that span experimental music, jazz, punk rock, and Jewish music. The duo’s music, formed from over a decade of playing together, propels beyond the boundaries of the classical tradition into a singular body of work that spans the unique breadth of its members personal vocabularies.
Archer Spade has worked with composers Gene Coleman, David Soldier, John DeBlase, and is currently collaborating with Roscoe Mitchell on a trio composition with saxophonist Drew Cecatto, commissioned by Thomas Buckner. The members of Archer Spade work with Electric Simcha, The Other Europeans, Many Arms, and Make A Rising.
Eric Carbonara is a Philadelphia based guitarist, whose search for raw aural expression has led him far and wide – from noise & electro-acoustic music to taking deep root in the bounty of the wooden guitar. Carbonara’s playing draws on the rich musical styles from Andalusian Roma-Flamenco to Hindustani & North African folk to form a kind of exalted pidgin style of playing that covers a wide emotional terrain from meditative calm to restless unease. He has developed a unique idiom of gypsy music for non-existent cultures by combining rogue self-taught, free-form classical and flamenco techniques with those learned from formal studies in India.
His live solo performances range from contemplative acoustic meditations to aggressively loud electric sets; both encompassing Carbonara’s ability to draw the listener in to his world, where his lyrical playing doesn’t just entertain but triggers a myriad of emotional responses. Carbonara has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe promoting his releases on Locust Music, Majumua Music and New American Folk Hero as well as various self-releases for solo guitar and solo upright-chaturangui music,
ALBAN BAILLY (guitar – compositions) is a mulit-faceted instrumentalist who studied composition, jazz and improvisation in France. He performed regularly in Europe before moving to the US in 2005. Alban began his musical path by playing rock in his youth. He moved onto studying Jazz, which opened him to free improvisation in the late nineties. In 2001 he studied Arabic music and oud in Marrakech, Morocco. Alban then moved to Nancy, France, and became an active performer, playing solo and together with performers (Music, Dance, Projections etc ) in Europe.
Currently a resident of Philadelphia, he continues to be in demand and has performed extensively on the east coast. He has been fortunate to play with many wonderful musicians in various settings (Jack Wright, Ron Anderson, Carol Genetti, Fred Lomberg Holm, Alvin Curran, Tony Buck, Jack Wright, Alex Waterman, Martin Tetrault, Eve Risser, Mark Sarich, Helena Espvall, Andrew Drury, and many others). He has been a part of the improvised music scene both in Europe and US performing bowed acoustic guitar and toured the in US and Canada with Jack Wright, Mark Sarich and Heddy Boubaker among others.
Dick Neff - former member of Social Junk, garbage stomp noise pioneers, is one of the fastest drummers you will ever see playing the only circuit bent drum set you could ever imagine. “Dick Neff combined knob twiddling distortion with one man and a drum-set bombast in a way that had me thinking of Lightning Bolt and related noise metal spastics in a good way.”
links at: http://www.museumfire.com/events
fire museum records/majmua music
c/o highwire gallery
2040 frankford ave
philadelphia, pa 19125 usa
Admission: $5 suggested donation