On the evening of Friday, February 5th, we are delighted to present via our Twitch channel live-stream performances of Adam Lion and Ashlee Booth’s experimental percussion/cello duo Two Way Street (NC), synthesist/multimedia artist Eve Maret (TN), Japanese noise artist Ami Bique (JP), and jazz improv percussionist Ayman Abi Kheir (CMH). The live-stream will begin promptly at 8:00pm. Donations of $5-$20 via paypal.me/thefusefactory are warmly accepted.
About the artists:
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Two-Way Street is the duo of Adam Lion (percussion) and Ashlee Booth (cello.) Currently based in Asheville, North Carolina, the duo is fearlessly dedicated to the performance of experimental music. Two-Way Street collaborates on a multitude of projects with composers, performers, and improvisers from across the country, and are committed to an ethical performance practice dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Their new album with composer Sarah Hennies, “The Reinvention of Romance”, was recently released through the Astral Spirits label and has received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The New York Times, The Wire, and Artforum Magazine. The duo has performed in many venues and festivals across the United States including The Red Room (Baltimore), Boston Conservatory, Big Ears (Knoxville), Constellation (Chicago), the University of Chicago, PASIC (Indianapolis), Studio Z (St. Paul), the Continuum Arts Festival (Memphis), Avaloch Farm Music Institute (New Hampshire), and Duke University.
Eve Maret is a Nashville-based experimental artist and composer who employs a wide array of electronic media and techniques in her various disciplines, exploring the possibilities of personal and communal healing through creative acts. To Eve, the act of creating is a wholehearted “Yes.” She is devoted to creating and performing in a way that is inherently artful, emotionally raw, and transcendent. Drawing inspiration from nineteenth-century orchestral and choral works, the Fluxus movement, Kosmische Musik and funk, Eve makes use of digital and modular synthesizers, a vocoder, clarinet, soprano saxophone, electric bass, guitar, and MIDI Sprout technology to create works that range from lush cinematic compositions to space disco. Eve has performed across the United States alongside artists such as Xiu Xiu, JEFF the Brotherhood, Lydia Lunch, and Sun Araw. In March of 2018 and 2019, she performed at Big Ears Festival’s 12-Hour drone.
Ami Bique’s music has many genres’ elements such as black metal, digital hardcore, hip-hop, noise, post punk, and so on. Various genres is mixed by modular synth. So my music is like amoeba, in other words, amoebic. This is my name.
Ayman Abi Kheir is a Lebanese percussionist from Dhoûr Ech Choueïr, Mont-Liban, Lebanon who is now working and playing in Columbus, Ohio. Grabbing the sticks at the age of 8, Ayman’s love for drumming grew deep. With the support of his first drum teacher Wissam Sawaya, Ayman decided to make music his career. After high school, Abi Kheir studied two years of Jazz Studies at Notre Dame University in Louaize, Lebanon under the advisory of his second drum teacher Christopher Mikhayel Chaheen. During these two years, he became a very active drummer in the Lebanese music scene, playing a wide range of genres from Jazz to Lebanese Pop. In the Fall of 2018, Ayman received a very generous scholarship from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Because of this opportunity, he transferred to that institution to major in Jazz Studies. While in Columbus, Ayman has performed with local artists and released his debut album “Zayzafoon” in 2019. Ayman’s style and musical influences are a perfect representation of his Lebanese identity. He has a deep love and appreciation to cultural music from around the world and is influenced by various genres such Jazz, Fusion, Funk, Rock, West and North-West African, Brazilian, Peruvian, Cuban, and his native Lebanese music. He tends to be as musical as he can be on the drum set and plays rhythms he calls sacred.