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Hygge special: Performance: Jamison Williams (FL) + Envenomist (CMH) + Marina Peterson (OH) + Autonomia (CMH)

January 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for hot drinks, freshly baked cookies, candlelight, and a performance featuring experimental saxophonist/composer Jamison Williams (FL), David Reed’s solo experimental electronic music project Envenomist (CMH), experimental cellist Marina Peterson (OH), and folk/drone trio Autonomia (CMH). The performance will take place at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery (13 E. Tulane Rd, cmh 43202). Admission: $5. Doors 8pm. BYOB, all ages.

About the performers:

Jamison Williams is a soprano saxophone player specializing in experimental deconstructionism and extended techniques. He is currently organizing and operating the Experimental Arts Union of Florida (www.EAUF.org) and the +SoLo Sound Gallery (www.sologallery.org). He also founded the music publishing label Vantage Bulletin (www.vantagebulletin.com). He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida. “In the technical tradition of players like John Butcher, and emotionally (most famously) Albert Ayler, Williams is a proponent of the extended techniques of the saxophone, spitting out harmonics, weeping ‘multiphonics’, the reed equivalent of a guitarist creating feedback and noise from an amplifier and effects pedals.” Dan Brown (Folio Weekly)

Some people equate Envenomist with science fiction film scores and others envision solitary nocturnal travels through bleak urban settings, but a fundamental strength of Envenomist is that these illusory backdrops remain open to interpretation.

Marina Peterson is a cellist and anthropologist. Her musical practice focuses on exploring sonic materiality and temporality through experimental improvisation. Collaborations with a range of media such as radio, electronics, dance, painting, and film expand the sonic and performance potentials of the cello. Curated performance projects have explored themes of transnationalism, circulation, and exchange through international, interdisciplinary collaborations between Chinese, Lebanese, European, and North American improvisers. She is a faculty member at Ohio University.

Autophonia is three folk/drone enthusiasts toying with sounds both dreamy and ethereal via acoustic instruments and electronic pedals.