Quodlibet Recordings News & Releases

Quodlibet Status Report 


New Releases:



Ed Chang

"marble / latch"
Format: CDR
Label: Carbon Records
Price: $8.00
Catalog ID: CR106

From Carbon Records site:
"here's an amazing drone guitar release from Ed Chang, the man behind NYC-based Quodlibet label. member of Spin-17, and all around free-improv, experimental, out-there musician. this showcases his softer, more subtle drone-infestations/incantations. [packaged in heavy vinyl sleeve with b&w photo by Ed on the front, and veluum back cover. cds are spray painted] "

A careful work exploring the possibilities of continuous electric guitar drones developed over extended periods of time. Featuring smooth transitions between the different sound masses, the static character is the result of a careful mastery; the balance involved in handling feedback being akin to that of high-tension wires. Quite subtle in its approach, the materials are displayed with a certain Indian tanpura quality in the slow unfolding of overtones. Other tracks present harsher surfaces, with noise elements that emphasize rougher textures and larger doses of processing.

Get it from Carbon Records, very cool label.


Ben Miller / degeneration

Ben Miller; prepared stereo guitar, radio, electronics.
with guests:
Motoko Shimizu (voice on 2 tracks)
Ed Chang (homemade electronics and reeds on 1 track and live guitar sampling on 1 track)

Ben Miller’s new release features soundscapes built from a mis-tuned radio resonating against guitar strings run through live electronics. Other pieces feature “The Zoo”; his deconstructed Gibson Kalamazoo converted to stereo with multiple pickups manipulated by metal spring, slide, bow and other special effects. SPIN-17’s Motoko Shimizu and Ed Chang collaborate with voice, toys, assorted electronics and live sampling.
 
If you want to feel as though you’re stuck in a dream – this is it!

Sirens of Phobos is a masterpiece.” Roger Miller

$8 from Living Music

MP3 Sample
Sirens of Phobos


Rust Ionics
moving/pictures (LP)

Ed Chang - sax
Doug Theriault - guitar
Adam Kriney - drums
Limited to 311 copies in clear blue vinyl with clear plastic sticker packaging

This skronk throwdown occurred in Brooklyn April 2005, this was the first meeting between the members of noise-attack duo Dual and the leader of the Colour Sounds/Owl Sounds freak-psych army.  So intense the metal plates were damaged during pressing.  Last Exit meets up with the Ruins to gang up on Painkiller.  Turn it up to 10 and throw away the knob..

A Quodlibet/Colour Sounds/Outer Limits split release.
QLLP-01 / CSR018 / OL05
$12
at the Catalog page.

I think I have 5 left so email me first before ordering.


Motoko Shimizu
Jennie & Me

Solo Turntable compositions for young and fun people - appropriate for the beach, cocktail parties, crime scenes, giant squid sightings and much more.  The 5-foot woman strikes again with her sidekick turntable Jennie - phono needles everywhere beware!

1. 31.5Hz
2. Which hand is more important?
3. Martian VS Sputnik
4. High Fidelity Simplified  
mp3 sample
5. Sgt. Kabukiwoman
6. This is the way we play records on Friday morning  
mp3 sample
7. Non-breakable Micro-Groove   mp3 sample

QLCDR-03
Ultra-limited edition in clear poly-keeper.
$6 at the
Catalog page.
Quodlibet Recordings


Ed Chang
"my first saxophone"
Solo saxophone improvisations.  Chang's first and only full-length solo sax testament on the very first sax he ever played.
Alto Sax (1-4), Prepared Alto Sax (5-7).
Recorded June 28, 2006/Nov 7, 2005 @ The Foundry
QLCDR-02
Ultra-limited edition in clear blue poly-keeper. 
$6 at the Catalog page.
SAMPLE mp3
Quodlibet Recordings

Han Degc
"metal"

Han Degc
"metal"
This is one of Han’s laptop experiments in chopping up and recombining thrash/death metal samples into a superfast superchaotic brain-melting stew.  This uses uncleared, copyrighted samples (not that you'd recognize them at this point) so you won’t be seeing this at Tower Records anytime soon….This is only available as a freebie when you order $15 worth of stuff from our website, so I don’t actually “make money” from “stealing” other people’s “music”...“yo.”

banana bam bam / gerbil mountain / war iron hand pus / blud nutz corporate body / buzzsaw threnody / gall / biohazardous blitz buffet / metal fun gear / liver buster / night of the yellow ochre worm

Quodlibet Recordings CDR Series 2006 QLCDR-04

These are also extremely limited to 45 units, and come in a round metal case with printed metallic disc art and a piece of the computer the music was created on.

At the Catalog page.


Agents at Midnight (New Full-length CD!)
Ed Chang: saxophone.
Ed Howard: electronics, harmonica.

The full-length debut of noise-jazz duo Agents At Midnight, and a real pro-pressed CD in an edition of 500 copies, the first in 5 years! Meticulously constructed from hours and hours of recording sessions, this album is a distillation of all the many sounds and styles explored by this duo. Rumbling bassy drones, unflinchingly ear-piercing examinations of feedback tones, dizzyingly fast sample-based pieces, musique concrete-inspired collage. And on all of it, sax and electronics flow subtly into one another, bleeding over until the authorship of sounds is often uncertain. Agents At Midnight inhabits a weird hybrid territory somewhere between abstract modern improv, harsh noise, and free jazz, sometimes blending these styles, sometimes veering between them.

1.Terrible Meditation II (9:39)
2.This Is Your Brain On (8:47)   
MP3 Excerpt 2.34MB
3.The Dread At the Back of Your Throat (8:25)    MP3 Excerpt 1.92MB
4.Ghost Packets (7:35)
5.Arse Cracked (14:25)
6.Damaged Symphony For Karl Stockhausen (18:38)

Limited 500.
$10 at the Catalog page.
Co-released with  Fargone Records.
RELEASED May 23, 2006.





DUAL
PYROCLASTICS
Doug Theriault - Guitar / Ed Chang - Laptop Electronics
Doug Theriault and Ed Chang atom-smash supersonic guitar frequencies with laptop-generated blender blast-beats to create 16 non-stop ear-pummeling electro-noise action tracks.  Improv, destroyed.  This is Dual at their most-focused, and most-insane...

1.     The Escaping Horizon         
2.     Sun Eclipse
3.     My ashes, your Eyes
4.     Cataclysmic Propulsion
5.     Shadow of Death
6.     Expanded Oblivion
7.     Moving Shapes from the Sand
8.     Gradually Intersecting
9.     The Wunderling Unmasked
10.   Clouds of the Shaman
11.   Symbiotic Parasitism
12.   Fractal Displacement
13.   Tremor, out of Space
14.   Shards of Light
15.   Shooting into the Prism
16.    Pastiche



QLCDR-01        
SAMPLE mp3
$6 at the Catalog page.
Quodlibet Recordings

Dual just completed a short tour in the Pacific Northwest supporting this record:
"Dude you owe me ear surgery"  (new fan?)
"Gnarly"  (Jeffrey from Climax Golden Twins) 
"Extremely loud"  (Eric from Noggin (!))
"and the beheaded oxen is slowly dragged from the stage"  (David Chandler, Solenoid)



Elephant Calls (Utech Records 2006)
Ravi Padmanabha - tabla, percussion
Ed Chang - acoustic guitar

Limited edition of 200 in cardboard packaging.  Ed uses an acoustic guitar with a tuning which took days to develop.  Ravi plays tablas and a percussion array with which you could probably make very many tasty meals.  All acoustic, in large part minimal and meditative, this is from yoga to yogurt to yog-sothoth.

Tracks: 1.Uhtan 2.Avatar 3.Elephant Calls 4.Ivory Asuras 5.Prana of Sati 6.Hanuman Calls
SAMPLE mp3

Available from Utech Records and Quodlibet.
$11 at the Catalog page.

Getting Rid of the Glue
Various Artists
(2006)
Format: 12” Vinyl
Limited 300 copies first run.

This is a curatorial project by Pendu Gallery and is available through Pendu Sound Recordings.  It is a tribute to the continuing positive influence of John Cage on free /improv /creative /& noise music. Here are recordings from New York and Chicago that show a diversity of experimental techniques being used by individuals and collectives to get rid of the glue in order to achieve an interesting and exciting music that is new and relevant.

Getting rid of the glue is a phrase first used by Henry Cowell before introducing the music of Christian Wolff, Earl Brown, Morton Feldman, and John Cage at a New School concert in 1950’s. John Cage in his influential lecture entitled “History of Experimental Music in the United States” recounts the remarks of Henry Cowell.
“…That here were ... composers getting rid of glue. That is: Where people had felt the necessity to stick sounds together to make a continuity, we ... felt the opposite necessity to get rid of the glue so that sounds would be themselves.” - John Cage

This will be the first in a series of "Getting Rid of the Glue" themed LPs dedicated to improv / experimental / & noise music.

Get it here:  http://www.psr.pendugallery.com/releases/psr0016.htm

SIDE A
1. Dirty Churches - Eat Birth
2. Spin-17 - Fin Fang Foom
3. K.P. - Birds Fucking Outside My Window
4. BIG A little a - Yves St. Sean
5. Fessenden - Pt. III/II

SIDE B
6. Eager Meek - To Accidental Crashes and Long Naps
7. Mialessot + Daniel Carter + Old Ghost - Hemorrhage
8. Maria Chavez - Untitled (Live @ Spoken Word, 04/06)
9. Talibam - Talibam Eat a Sound Soup
10.Excepter – Sonja


"Finally!  Total Unity"
Luther Thomas - sax, voice
Jeffrey Shurdut - guitar, perc
Ed Chang - laptop electronics, sax
Motoko Shimizu - voice, toys, turntable

Recorded at Studio Chang - East Village, NYC, USA,
on April 14, 2006 and at Joker’s Joint Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 23, 2006.
Cover art by Åke Bjurhamn.

Available
from
North Country Dist
and Ayler Records







Marshall Allen - Saxophone and EVI
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut - Guitar
MOTOKO Shimizu - Voice, Toys & Turntable
Ed Chang - Electronics and Saxophone

(with guest Danny Ray Thompson - Flute)

Live at the University of Pennsylvania

The legendary saxophonist Marshall Allen (leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra) meets up with some "young guns" from NYC and an all-out sonic trip into z-Space begins.  This was the first meeting between Marshall and Spin-17 members Ed & Motoko, and the sparks fly!  Jeff Shurdut provides the guitar-glue that holds this ultra-sea vessel together and Marshall propels the band right through your temporal lobes and into that part of your brain you never knew about, but always missed....Danny Ray Thompson hits the bandstand at the end and these two veterans of Sun Ra's Arkestra steers the group into a safe and heliocentric port...Bottom line, this record is full of NOISE and BEAUTY.
SAMPLE mp3
No Labels Records.   Available from North Country Dist


 


Imaginary Control Systems Pt.2

Ed Chang: Alto Sax
Jeffrey Shurdut: Electric Guitar
Jay Dunbar: Bass
Brian Osborne: Drums

Free improvisations in Brooklyn NYC 2006.

No Labels 2006 North Country Dist



EVERYBODY'S MUSIC
LIVE! at TONIC, NYC
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut - Piano
Blaise Siwula - Reeds
Daniel Carter - Reeds and Winds
Michael Evans - Drums
MOTOKO Shimizu - Voice, Toys & Turntable
Ed Chang - Laptop Electronics
Tom Shad - Electric Bass




Jeffrey Shurdut showcases his jack-hammer skills on piano in this 7-piece electro-acoustic ensemble with Ed & Motoko of Spin-17 at the center of the maelstrom.  Front and center are Daniel Carter and Blaise Siwula in double-horn attack mode for this 1-track, 1-hour slab of noise-jazz spazz bombardment.  In many ways a companion piece to Shurdut's recent disc with Marshall Allen, as he takes his vision further down the yellow brick road and into Technicolor OZ.....
No Labels Records.   Available from North Country Dist


Spin-17 with Jeffrey Shurdut & Ravi Padmanabha

21st Century Folk Music Vol 3

Motoko Shimizu (voice, turntable, toys),
Ed Chang
(sax and radio),
Jeffrey H Shurdut
(guitar)
Ravi Padmanabha
(percussion)

Free soul improvisations - this incarnation of Spin-17 (with special sauces Jeffrey Shurdut & Ravi Padmanabha) takes the best parts of free improv folk-skronk and ladles it over an epiphany-prone drone-groove rhythm section resulting in a full-flavored creative music casserole.
No Labels Records.  
North Country Dist

SAMPLE mp3
Review here.





Agents at Midnight
terrible meditation
Agents at Midnight: Ed Howard (aka The Seven Arts) uses electronics and harmonica to create a barrage of textures and noise which veers between harmony and corruption. Ed Chang utilizes circular breathing techniques with prepared alto saxophone to create psychotic-acoustic squall effects. From lowercase scrabble to uppercase bludgeoning, these 2 sound painter experimentalists have been exploring the boundaries of texture, abrasion, and splatter since the early 21st century (or March 2005). This 3-inch is one 20-minute track.
Fargone Records.  $6.

Check out a sample here.









Chris Welcome, Motoko Shimizu, Han Degc, Matt Hannafin

ABC No Rio, 8-21-05
Improvisations from Welcome (hollow-body electric guitar), Shimizu (voice, toys, percussion), Degc (prepared alto sax), and Hannafin (percussion, rudimentary electronics), recorded live at the C.O.M.A. series, ABC No Rio, NYC. One of those moments when something completely unexpected arises from the combination of disparate improvisational personalities -- in this case music that's simultaneously dense and spare, steady and jittery, urban and bucolic, funny and serious. Built from a dialogue of small, well-placed sounds, it's music with a wonderfully natural yet classically avant feel, like a country garden as landscaped by Merce Cunningham and John Cage. Total time: 29:09. Part of the Sachimay Interventions $5 series.  A sample can be heard here.
To purchase contact: Chris Welcome , Matt Hannafin, or Motoko Shimizu .



Motoko Shimizu : Attack of the 5-foot Woman (Sachimay Interventions)

The first solo release from Spin-17's Motoko Shimizu, this is a live recording of a solo concert at the 226 Series in NYC. She appeared and disappeared as Ms. Drumhead from Outerspace 9, her whimsical voice interacting with toys and percussion, part shaman, part child, part siren, part pussycat, exploring the boundary between comedy and tragedy. Total time: 27:10.   Part of the Sachimay Interventions $5 series.
More info about Sachimay Interventions here. Buy this item on the Catalog page.  A sample can be heard here.



Doug Theriault/Brian Moran/Ed Chang - Tic Tac Tek

Doug Theriault: guitar & electronics.
Brian Moran: circuit bent electronics.
Ed Chang: homemade electronics & noise machine.

All music recorded live at Quodlibet Studios NYC, April 8, 2002.

"This epic recording documents the collaborative efforts of Portland-based guitarist Doug Theriault with a pair of undeservedly obscure New York musicians. Brian Moran and Ed Chang both play a wide variety of bizarre electronic gadgets, and Chang is additionally known for his free-jazz sax, noise-rock guitar stylings (most notably in duo with Theriault), and goofy sample-laden collages as half of Spin-17. On this disc, the group -- both in room-clearing trio arrangement and more intimate duos -- unleash a chaotic barrage of electronic noise that veers from subtle glitchy segments to all-out head-shaking noisequakes. Somewhere between Voice Crack and Merzbow, this trio has staked their own unique ground. Comes in a white gatefold sleeve with full-color pro-printed artwork"
Check out a sample here.

www.fargonerecords.com, FAR-031, limited 60, $8, released June 15, 2005.
  1. Trio DT BM EC (8:40) 
  2. Duo DT BM (11:57)
  3. Duo DT BM (9:28)
  4. Duo DT BM (9:40)
  5. Trio DT BM EC (15:49)
  6. Duo EC BM (10:27)

Ed Chang, Adam Kriney and Motoko Shimizu : Lust Ionics - Saung
"This 1-track hour long recording is a new moment. A momentum, a tom-tom, a lusting fever for exploration through no-now-worlds of miniature happenings, toy sounds, sax-jazz-skronk, free-rock, stop-start stutter-go-fall-over-musik!, blast-beat rhythms, prepared-guitar, extended techniques, and freak-out vocal mayhem. The executers of aural stuffs are Ed Chang on alto-saxophone and electric guitar, Adam Kriney on drums and percussion, and Motoko Shimizu on vocals, toys, percussion, and electric guitar. Ed has been around the NYC scene for quite a while now with his groups BLINDFOLD (members of NNCK), DUAL (with Portland based SONS OF FIRE member Doug Theriault), SPIN 17 (with partner Motoko), and more, Adam is drummer for psych/prog/freakout duo LA OTRACINA and free-jazz enseble OWL SOUNDS, and 1/2 of sexy-noise duo THE BEETS, as well as owner of Colour Sounds Recordings, and Motoko is in SPIN 17 with Ed as well as a collaborator with many downtown NYC legends such as Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter, Matt Heyner, etc. Fans of Japanese noise, ESP Disk fire-blowers, and minimal-improvers take note.."

Colour Sounds Recordings,
Limited edition of 20.  $5 each.

(Listen to a track here)




Ed Chang & Han Degc : Nois und Stringe (Sachimay Interventions)

On this release Ed Chang plays The Noise Machine exclusively and improvises with the neo-skronk new music classical guitar stylings of Han Degc.  Ed’s testimonial: “This is one of my favorite recordings.  Why is it available for only $3?  Who’s responsible for this!” 
That’s right – only $3.  In fact we can’t even afford to host an mp3 sample (at least not yet).  But hey it’s only $3. 
More info about Sachimay Interventions here.

Buy this item on the Catalog page.

A sample can be heard here.


More Upcoming Releases:

Spin-17 w Ravi Padmanabha
Ed Chang & Toshi Makihara
Spin-17 - Live

Ed Chang & Han Degc - Nois Und Saxe
Han Degc - 36 cents


Old gigs

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

June 9 @8:30 pm

Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia Street (bet. W4th and Bleecker St), NYC

Clifton Hyde (Lap Steel Guitar), Robyn Siwula(viola) and Motoko Shimizu(voice, toys, melodica) will play eclectic improvised cabaret songs.

http://www.myspace.com/sflv

 

With Close Encounters of the Electronic Kind:
Joshua Fried's Radio Wonderland with guest composer/clarinetist Michael Lowenstern
Regie Cabico, poet, spoken word artist, artistic director of Washington DC based theater Sol Y Soul, curator extraordinaire, was a prisoner in a fortune cookie factory

 

http://www.composerscollab.org/events.html, http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/ , 212-663-1967

Admission: $15, students/seniors $10 PLUS one-drink minimum


Motoko Shimizu Music Video Performance
(featuring Ben Miller and Matt Kohn)

June 3rd@8pm
 The Gershwin Hotel
 7 East 27th St (Bet.5th & Madison),NYC $10

Motoko:
 In this music video by Matt Kohn ("Call It Democracy"), I am portrayed
 singing Siren of phobos with the music by Ben Miller/degeneration.
 The video is composed from thousands of still photographs.
 A short live music set by Miller and myself and Kohn's other short
 films will be proceeded by the video.


Motoko Shimizu (voice, toys) & Shayna Dulberger(bass)
May 13@8pm
Monkey Town
58 N 3rd St
(btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
http://www.monkeytownhq.com
718.384.1369


Spin-17

May 12@8:30 pm

Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia Street (bet. W4th and Bleecker St), NYC

With Jody Redhage cello and Chie Roden piano play the music of Yoichi Togawa,

William Fowkes tells it like it is.

  <>http://www.composerscollab.org/events.html, http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/ , 212-663-1967

Admission: $15, students/seniors $10 PLUS one-drink minimum


<>Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
May 9@9pm

Freddy's backroom

485 Dean Street, Brooklyn 11215 (corner of Dean Street and 6th Avenue)

http://www.freddysbackroom.com

718.622.7035

Clifton Hyde (Lap Steel Guitar), Robyn Siwula(viola) and Motoko Shimizu(voice, toys, melodica) will play eclectic improvised cabaret songs.

http://www.myspace.com/sflv


August 19   Sunday  ABC noRio COMA Series
156 Rivington St,(located between  Clinton  and Suffolk St. near the F and J trains at Delancey/Essex),  $5

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance featuring
Motoko Shimizu w Clifton Hyde & Robyn Siwula

August 17 Friday at The 5C Cafe and Cultural Center
68 Ave C @5th Street 7-9pm

The Push-Pull Quartet
&
Ben Miller's Degeneration
with Ed Chang and Motoko Shimizu guests
www.benmiller.info

August 7 Tuesday Cornelia Street Cafe 8:30
The Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan)
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com

Ed Chang (electric guitar) and Motoko Shimizu (turntable)
perform compostions for and accompanied by the films of Stephanie Gray.
These films of Stephanie's are super-8 stream-of-conciousness/poetic-abstract cine-logs of NYC with and without human intervention.  They examine things remembered, things lost and things found.  There will be 5 films, each between 3 and 7 minutes long.  This is the first time we've written compositions for film, so this is pretty exciting for us.  Musically, expect it to see-saw between Neil Young and Merzbow.
 
Also the same evening:
The Gold Standard  a piano theater work by Ed Schmidt and Jed Distler. directed by Arnold Barkus   lighting design by David Lovett
June 21 Thursday Cornelia Street Cafe
Spin-17 - Terry Riley's In C with about 100 other performers:
The Mighty CCi House Band & Friends play
Terry Riley's In C
on Cornelia Street, NYC

between Bleecker and West 4th streets
FREE
Make Music NY event
6:30 PM
Thu June 21
In C – no music more appropriate for a communal high to celebrate
the first day of summer and the first Make Music NY event.


May 26-27 Theater for the New City

THE 12TH ANNUAL LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Spin-17 performs

http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/les.htm
May 13   Sunday  ABC noRio COMA Series
156 Rivington St,(located between  Clinton  and Suffolk St. near the F and J trains at Delancey/Essex),  $5


The Resonators Guitar Quintet
w Ed Chang, Kurt Gottchalk,  Len 37 Siegfried,  Kristen Persinos, Clifton Hyde

May 12 10pm Saturday, St Marks Church
NOISE!
w
George Steeltoe Ensemble

jay dunbar- bass/cello
jeffrey shurdut- gtr
lathan hardy- sax
ed chang - elct/sax
brian osborne- percussion

George Steeltoe Ensemble
May 5 Saturday 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C), NYC (donations appreciated)
Music begins at 7pm.

The Resonators Guitar Quintet
w Ed Chang, Kurt Gottchalk,  Len 37 Siegfried,  Kristen Persinos, Clifton Hyde

Dilettante (from Boston)
http://www.myspace.com/dilettantenoise
March 9 Friday at 6:30pm- Aperto Music Series @ 5C Café

Andrew Barker w Ed Chang & Fritz Welch
(Cello/Sax/Percusion)
(playing first)

5C Café,68 Ave C @ 5th St.,(F train to 2nd Ave),NY NY (212) 477-5993,www.5ccc.com
Also
Adventure Club (with Justin Wood)
Justin Wood (woodwinds) / Adam Schneit (woodwinds) / Michael Bates
(doublebass) / Devin Gray, (percussion)

&
Matt Sullivan (solo oboe)
$6 cover

February 17  Saturday - 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C),Manhattan NYC USA
Music begins at 7pm.
(donations appreciated)

Ryan Jewell, Mike Brown, Ed Chang  (perc, bass, sax)
Improvised music from the center of the earth.
www.myspace.com/ryanxing


Joshua Fried (Homemade electronics sculpture)
With a vintage Buick steering wheel, old shoes mounted on stands, boombox, and laptop, RADIO WONDERLAND transforms the very bits and bytes of commercial culture--in the form of live FM radio--into dizzying multi-metric dance rhythms.  Created and performed by Joshua Fried, composer, performer, drummer, remixer, producer, and the youngest composer in Schirmer Books' 
*American Music in the 20th Century*.

Julianne Carney & Lathan Hardy (Violin & Sax)
Ahnfinod [ahn' fee node] - flexible balance structure chaos nature create patterns movement navigate breathe life
Julianne Carney, Violin / Lathan Hardy, Saxophones
www.juliannecarney.com
myspace.com/lathanghardy

February 15 Thursday 8PM The Lucky Cat
http://www.theluckycat.com/index.html
Agents at Midnight (Ed Chang &  Ed Howard) w Ryan Jewell
The first show this year for the scorched-earth electronics and sax duo of Ed C and Ed H joined by Ryan Jewell on drums - it's demolition-time!
Reuben Radding w Jack Wright
Lukas Ligeti Ensemble


February 13 Tuesday - The Cakeshop  152 Ludlow St., NYC      $7, 8pm doors http://cake-shop.com/
Ryan Jewell/Ed Chang Duo (drums and gtr/misc)
Psychedelic free-groove catharsis, we open a night of noise-rock goodiness
www.myspace.com/ryanxing
also
CLARITY
D CHARLES SPEER (mems NNCK/SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN)
PRIMORDIAL UNDERMIND (Strange Attractors Audio House/from Austria!)
LA OTRACINA

February 8 Thursday    Goodbye Blue Monday
8-12midnight      BAD-TEMPERED SAXOPHONE w/ Spin-17, Travis LaPlante, Violence Jazz
Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 broadway, bushwick, brooklyn ,J to kosciusko
go to myspace.com/FrequenciesNYC for show info


Frequencies is an experiential and holistic exhibition which captures facets of the DIY community and extends outside the physical bounds of the gallery -- referencing both "public art" and "life as art" movements.  It questions the artist-viewer vs. musician-audience relationships, and thus the cognitive division between visual art and music, gallery and rock venue.
FrequenciesNYC.com

 Spin-17
Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu.  Ed will play sax with a guitar stuck into the bell.  Motoko applies the Noise Whip.
Violence Jazz
Violence Jazz is for the art of saxophone playing what "Dueling Banjos" was for banjo. Buildings like their music.
Also :Tiktaalik Roseae (Bonnie Kane and Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut Trio) and Travis LaPlante



Jan 27 Saturday 9PM, New York Rebels Guitar Festival @ Freddy's Backroom

OK friends we're really excited about this one, we're going all-out!  In fact we've been practicing so much for this show (we're talking months here) I think we may just do it psychically and not actually play any instruments, just beam it in.  Nah, that won't be loud enough.  In fact, no joke, I got new speakers for my amp just for this gig.  Dadadada dadadada dadadadadadadadadada L--- G--!
 
Spin-17 at The New York Rebels Guitar Festival (night 2)
Ed Chang (as "johnny guitar")
Motoko Shimizu (as "lars ulrich")

Freddy’s Backroom

485 Dean Street (near Flatbush & 6th Ave.)Brooklyn
http://www.freddysbackroom.com/live_cal.html

  In 1956, bassist, bandleader and radical upstart Charles Mingus made his debut at the third Newport Jazz Festival. Four years later, in reaction against the jazz establishment and its codification of a handful of stars, he and Max Roach organized the “Newport Rebels” jazz festival. In that tradition, a small cadre of well-mannered guitarists, all coming from good families, have come together to present the New York Rebels Guitar Festival, two nights of innovative guitar work by seven guitarists, a bassist and a singer with toys and drums. Some of them might even like Springsteen. 

Jan 26 Friday : Solos Night
Chris Forsyth
Brandon Seabrook
Mary Halvorson

Jan 27 Saturday : Duos Night
Ecstasy Mule
Clifton Hyde with Trevor Dunn
and
Spin-17


Press Release here.


January 21 Sunday - 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry"
Andrew Drury - Percussion Solo
Andrew Drury will do his debut solo performance, working with a floor tom as an acoustic filter, amplifier, and resonator for various agitated objects.  Drury has performed and recorded recently with Jack Wright, Rouba3i, Wade Matthews, Reuben Radding, Nate Wooley, and others...
P.D. Wilder (from Austin TX)
“if a broom swept the tile floor of a ghost town’s back porch, with infinity in its breadth, it might resemble the sound of this guitar...” – david caddell, the local.
“flowing sounds and sensitive dissonances seem no less fascinating than flying saucer attack...with an apocalyptic folk tendency, above all during the singing.” – salvo pinzone, losing today.
“p. d. wilder, one third of austin road warriors hotel, hotel, using his guitar as a gateway to serene places where beauty has a deep undertow” – michael chamy, dallas observer.
http://www.lo-bango.com/pdwilder
http://www.myspace.com/pdwilder
Spin-17 Special Quartet
Ed Chang, Motoko Shimizu, Chris Welcome & Shayna Dulberger - Ed & Motoko will be concentrating on electronica abstracticus while Chris and Shayna lay down the smash-boppin'  string-thing/groove thang.  (Ed - Electronics, Motoko - Turntable/Voice, Chris - Guitar, Shayna - Bass)

January 16 Tuesday 9PM Vision Club Series
Joe McPhee w Ed Chang & Jeffrey Shurdut
(part of the Vision Dance Music Series Jan 16 - 21)
A six day festival featuring culturally and stylistically diverse group of dance artists at different stages in their careers - collaborating with stars of the New York avantJazz.
http://www.visionfestival.org/main.asp


7:30 pm Lewis Barnes Trio
9 pm
Joe McPhee/Ed Chang/Jeffrey Shurdut


This will be a very exciting show, anything can happen and probably will.  In fact, the possibilities are downright scary...

Place:              La Tea @ Clemente Soto Velez  – 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor
Subway:          F to Delancey Street or J,M,Z to Essex Street
Cost:               $20 per night / $10 students and seniors / 3 nights for $40

January 8 Monday 8:30 CCi's Serial Underground at Cornelia Street Cafe
The Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan)
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com

Spin-17 (Motoko Shimizu & Ed Chang)

SPIN 17 with Ed Chang and Motoko Shimizu
Joshua Fried's RADIOWONDERLAND w. guest composer/guitarist David First
a new string trio by Judd Greenstein of Free Speech Zone Productions
Jed Distler meditates with the Masters


The best cure we know for holiday recovery is a little electronic, a little acoustic, some new age Stravinsky, and a dash of improv. Chase it down with great food and drink, on CCi's Serial Underground, Downstairs at the Cornelia Street Cafe.


Dec 26 Tuesday 8pm - Tonic
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut's  Finally! Total Unity  
Luther Thomas . Blaise Siwula Marc Edwards . Ras Moshe  . Ed Chang  Nick Gianni

Dec 16 Saturday - 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry"

Jack Wright (reeds) and John McClellan (drums)
"These two have played with various partners before--nate wooley, jonathan moritz, lisle ellis, shayna dulberger, chris welcome, and others--but somehow they've always missed the plain duo. Which is what you'll hear: spare, condensed, perhaps confusing (genre?) without being confused."

Andrew Barker/Fritz Welch/Ed Chang Trio
(cello/percussion/saxophone)
ANDREW BARKER - cello (GSB, Little Huey Orchestra)  ED CHANG - sax & homemades (Spin-17, Dual, Agents at Midnight),  FRITZ WELCH - percussion (Peesseye) Present new improvised music.  Although longtime pals, this will be the second meeting between three very different musicians.  Multi-layered acoustic improvisations with a century of experience between them.


Wrikken (from Amsterdam)
Cinematic minimal music, experimental techno and sick jazz
Wrikken is a project of Ivo Bol and Joris van Perlo. who have made music together since they were 15. It originated in the Dutch city of Groningen where they played in cult bands like Soom, Plan Kruutntoone, Wastewell and G.I. Magnetic Inflatable Carrot plane. In 1996 they composed music for strings, saxophone and electric guitar. After 1996 their music has become more and more electronic.
The music of Wrikken is constructed during an ongoing process of redefining their own sound, based mostly on samples made from their own music. Influences are Minimal music, Coil, Beefheart, David Lynch. Wrikken collaborated with several theatremakers, filmmakers and visual artists. They have been touring in Germany and Holland with their live soundtrack for Maya Deren’Äôs film Ritual In Transfigured Time (1945-46). Stichting Mixer released their debut single.


Dec 11 Monday 8:30 Cornelia Street Cafe
The Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan)
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com

Take One Down, Pass It Around: a holiday countdown

with Jed Distler, Matt Sullivan, Andrey Gritsman, Andy Christie, Libby Shapiro, Ellen Kaye, Ed Chang, Motoko Shimizu, Randall Woolf, and surprise guests.

What happens when you reinterpret the great camp classic "99 Bottles of Beeron the Wall" with poetry, storytelling, piano theater, contemporary music, New German Cabaret and audience participation, rolling it all into a 60 minute performance piece? The answer is Take One Down, Pass It Around. CCi artistic director Jed Distler leads a stellar cast of characters known through previous Serial Underground shows and Cornelia Street Café's literary events.

music charge at the door
$15 music charge PLUS one drink minimum



Dec 1 Friday 8:30pm  Goodbye Blue Monday

1087 BROADWAY,BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN,NEW YORK 11221
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/

Ninni Morgia Ensemble w Ed Chang, Jordan Schranz, Jade Dylan
(guitar - sax - bass - drums)


"Getting Rid of the Glue" Noise Show
Sunday Nov 26, 2006 at 7:00 PM
Cakeshop   152 Ludlow St.
 
Matt Mottel from Talibam! & Friends .....
Hemorrhage with Daniel Carter ....
Spin-17 ....
Hatefuck (members of K.P. and the Punks) .....
Dirty Churches


Nov 18 Saturday - 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C),Manhattan NYC USA
Music begins at 7pm.
(donations appreciated)

Ninni Morgia (guitar) & Jordan Schranz (bass) Duo
Ninni played in Italy in a noise rock band called White Tornado
and in a free jazz band Conjura.  Currently in New York he performs with Wizard trio,
Right Moves,Quivers and Nausea.
Jordon Schranz, a 7-year inhabitant of Brooklyn, New York, regularly stages, performs, and promotes avante garde, free jazz and experimental music performances and is a recording artist on the Black Saint record label with his group ³The Eastern Seaboard².  He has also been running his own CD-R and Vinyl label, Tigerasylum Records, since 2003. He is an accomplished painter and visual artist whose artwork is represented by the Black and White Gallery in New York.  Currently he is developing an online Fine Arts program for Sessions.edu. Jordon earned his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Joshua Convey (of Fessenden) w Spin-17
An active member of the Chicago based trio Fessenden, Joshua Convey,(now living in New York) produces a broad range of sounds using bass guitar, guitar, field samples, clarinet, small keyboards, turntables, or anything else that might make a noise.
http://www.fessendenmusic.com     http://www.myspace.com/joshuaconvey

Spin-17 is Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu and they play electronics, toys, sing and make noise.  They have been performing as Spin-17 since 1997 and have toured the US 3 times.  Their eponymous CD charted at #1 at WXDU radio at Duke University.
"...
some of the funnest and funniest sounds you will have heard in quite some time." - Experimental Musical Instruments magazine
Spin-17 MySpace


Casey Block Casey Block is a sound artist who performs and records w/ NY based groups HellsHills and Mushroom Cloud (full 6 piece band and sometimes trio) and also performs in various collaborations and solo performances. He uses digital and analog sound sources to create ultra minimal to highly dense fields of sonic architecture. He blurs the lines between drone music and processed field recordings allowing overall moods to determine the direction of the sound. He also runs eat records in Greenpoint and has an Internet radio show on East Village Radio .com called "just Music".  He will be performing with wall visuals being projected  by Jordon.  Minimal, filling, and profound.

Oct 21 Saturday - 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C),Manhattan NYC USA
Music begins at 7pm.
(donations appreciated)

Matt Hannafin (Percussion) & Ricardo Arias (Balloon Kit) Solos & Duos
Percussionist Matt Hannafin straddles the worlds of free improvisation and Iranian classical and traditional music, and incorporates influences borrowed from nature, electronic music, the urban-industrial soundscape, and the traditional musics of Tibet, Korea, and Japan. He studied classical Iranian tombak with master Kavous Shirzadian, Arabic and Indian percussion with Jamey Haddad and Glen Velez, voice with composer La Monte Young and Pandit Pran Nath, and African and Afro-Caribbean percussion with John Amira, Magette Fall, and others. A member of several improvising duos and ensembles, hes performed and/or recorded with artists as diverse as Turkish multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek and noise guitarist Donald Miller of Borbetomagus, in settings ranging from the UN General Assembly Hall to CBGB's.

Ricardo Arias was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1965. He has lived in Barcelona, The Hague, and currently resides in New York City. He studied composition and electroacoustic music with Chilean composer Gabriel Brncic at the Phonos Foundation in Barcelona and flute with Hiroshi Kobayashi and Joan Bofill, also in Barcelona. During 1995-1996 Arias studied computer music at the Institute of Sonology in ThaHague. He holds a BA in Anthropology from Hunter College in New York City. Most of Arias' music is improvised and made in collaboration with other musicians. Apart from occasionally playing the flute, he uses nconventional instruments and found objects as sound sources. He has performed with a shifting array of small found objects, amplified with piezo-electric transducers. Since 1992 he has focused almost exclusively on the balloon kit, a number of rubber balloons attached to a suitable structure and played with the hands and a set of accessories, including various kinds of sponges, pieces of Styrofoam, rubber bands, etc.. Arias has been artist in residence at Harvestworks (New York City, 1999) and at Engine 27 (New York City, 2003) and was a fellow at the Civitella Ranieri Center (Umbria, Italy, 2004).


Kenta Nagai - Shamisen
Kenta Nagai is a sound artist based in New York City who works with acoustic and electronic sound, visual media and live performance. He is known for his fearless, fretless guitar playing. In addition to solo and ensemble music performance, Nagai has also worked collaboratively with dancers, theater directors, poets and visual artists. His work has been performed in many NYC venues including Lotus Music and Dance, The Knitting Factory, Roulette, Tonic, PS 122, Gale Gates et al, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Joyce SOHO, The Cooler and O.K. Harris Gallery. From 1999 until 2002 Nagai was a composer in residence at The Cave Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  His latest work  "Long Long Long" was perfomed at Roulette. It featurs an eclectic assortment of Asian instruments from Korea and Japan, and draws on the heritage of these unique musical instruments and their uncommon sonorities.


Oct 14, Saturday Bowery Poetry Club
Jed Shahar, Ed Chang & John Clair duo and others accompanying poets and performing musical interludes


Oct 1 Sunday - 89.9 WKCR Live Constructions radio performance
10 pm
Trauma Unit w Ed Chang, Ninni Morgia, Jeff Shurdut & Jade Dylan
Metal-piercing saxophone, 2 wild dervish guitars and a drummer mainlining plutonium.  On the radio.  Live.  Listen and enjoy.  Annoy neighbors.  Avoid answering door when cops show.
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/wkcr/archives/newmusic/index.html


Sept 29, Friday - Goodbye Blue Monday 8pm, $5 Donation
1087 BROADWAY,BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN,NEW YORK 11221
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/


Spin-17 (Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu) with co-deconstructors
      Brian Osborne (Paper Leg) & Shayna Dulberger (KillMeTrio)
Brian and Shayna will be laying down the hurricane while Ed & Motoko make like the Wicked Witch on her bicycle...and all of us dodging winged monkeys no less..

also Ernest Anderson III Trio, Marc Edwards Slipstream Time Travel, & Magic Zorillo


Sept 30, Saturday - The Chocolate Factory Theater
5-49 49th Avenue,  L.I.C., NY 11101
http://www.chocolatefactorytheater.org/contact.html

Spin-17 w Heather Vergotis (sax)

September 23, Saturday, Brecht Forum, 8pm/9pm
Brecht Forum,  451 West Street, New York, NY
between Bank & Bethune streets      www.brechtforum.org
mail@brechtforum.org
A John Cage festival     $10
w guests Spin-17

8:00 – Mode Records screens films about John Cage, including 19 Questions and other selections from the DVD "From Zero" by renowned Dutch director Frank Scheffer in collaboration with Cage's long-time associate Andrew Culver. In 19 Questions, Cage answers questions on a variety of subjects, using chance operations to determine the duration of his colorful and often witty answers. A unique opportunity to view the Cagean process of chance in real-time.
9:00 pm  Twiceband plays John Cage:

September 24 Sunday - 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C),Manhattan NYC USA
Music begins at 7pm.
(donations appreciated)
Paper Leg - Brian Osborne : contact mics on misc objects, radios and percussion "like a fat-ass freak rumble inside some gamelan storage room" - The WIRE, Byron Coleyey
Elephant Calls Ravi Padmanabha : tabla/perc Ed Chang : acoustic guitar
Ravi & Ed meditate on acoustic rubbings , pluckings and bowings.  This show celebrates their newest CD on Utech Records.  A rare performance, the first such in almost a year.  Pull up a pillow and and enjoy our mellow vibe. 
Jean Paul Jenkins (guitar) & Gregory Reynolds (saxophone)After the prism has stratified light into a gaudy hierachy of colors,  JP and Gregory endeavor to scoop them up and smash them back through the prism in order to restore the virginal beauty of pre-divided white light.  Of course this doesn't always work perfectly and what they end up with can generally be described as dirty white light at best.  If dirty white light was a sound.
JP lives in Portland OR above a Bike shop at SE 20th and Ankeny (top apartment) stop by and have tea. We will play and maybe can go for a walk. There is a good Greek place a few blocks over if you want to go out for food. I have been going to the sauna near my house after we play lately. Its not too expensive and if my friend is working we might get a discount. In any case, I'll be there most of the day so stop by anytime.
Gregory lives in NYC and performs mostly improvised music on the alto saxophone. He has collaborated in many improvised meetings with many wonderful performers. His unique approach towards saxophone playing is informed by the texture and tones of feedback/electronic music as well as a deep appreciation for space and natural sound. Currently he is working on a series of performance and visual pieces that explore the liminal nature of the horizon and the phenomena of twilight.

September 19 Tuesday    Tommy's Tavern,
 (http://www.tommystavern.com/)
1041 Manhattan Ave, (at Freeman), Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
718-383-9699, Show stats at 8:00 promptly, $6 cover, touring bands will be playing!

ALOPECOID (solo action from Jay of DAYLIGHT'S FOR THE BIRDS,
http://www.myspace.com/daylightsforthebirds)

THE FURNITURE (on tour!, solo set, http://myspace.com/thefurniture)
PIGEONS (members of SEA DONKEYS/ENOS SLAUGHTER/IZITITIZ,
http://www.morantapelabel.com)
CASSETTE CONCRET (on tour!, solo set, http://myspace.com/joshimusic)
DANDELION FICTION (on tour!, solo set, http://www.dandelion.hebronix.com/)

RUST IONICS (LP release show! members OWL XOUNDS/LA OTRACINA/BLIZZARDS/SPIN-17/DUAL/QUIVERS/WIZARD TRIO,
http://www.vorg.net/csr/artistssonsoffire.htm)
(we'll probably play around 11pm, but get there earlier just in case!)

This is the release show for the new Rust Ionics LP (Ed Chang/Adam Kriney/Doug Theriault)  - Ninni Morgia will be subbing for Doug - Improv free-jack meltdown with Sax/Guitar/Drums!

Tuesday, August 29, Tonic, 10pm
107 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets in Manhattan's Lower East Side
www.tonicnyc.com

Spin-17 and many others more in:
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut's  "The 1 1/2 Hour New Music Festival Band"
Blaise Siwula bari + tenor + Trumpet + String instrument
Adam Lane bass
Andrew Barker cello
Marc Edwards drums
Ed Chang black tube, alto, computer, violin
Motoko Shimizu voice, toys
Enrico Oliva alto
Brian Osborne percussion, home made objects.
Shayna Dulberger bass
Chris Welcome cello accordion
Nick Gianni soprano, tenor, violin
Jay Dunbar voice, bass
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut piano, guitar
Wednesday August 30, Goodbye Blue Monday 9pm, FREE
1087 BROADWAY,BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN,NEW YORK 11221
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/

Ed Chang (alto saxophone)
Ninni Morgia (electric guitar)
Jeffrey Shurdut (electric guitar)
Jade Dylan (drums)


Thursday August 24, Pedro's 9:30pm, FREE
Ed Chang, Perry Robinson & Friends

Friday August 18, Philadelphia  8:00pm, $5
@ Pageant:Soloveev
607 Bainbridge St ,Philadelphia, PA

Spin-17 with Toshi Makihara
motoko shimizu, voice, toys, turntable
ed chang, alto-sax, guitar, electronics
toshi makihara, percussion

Thursday August 17, Pedro's 9:30pm, FREE
Ed Chang, Matt Moran & Friends

Wednesday August 9, Goodbye Blue Monday 9pm, FREE
1087 BROADWAY,BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN,NEW YORK 11221
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/

Ed Chang (alto saxophone)
Ninni Morgia (electric guitar)
Jeffrey Shurdut (electric guitar)
Trio

Come to this show and it will totally burn out your mind.  One cell at a time.  So it will be okay to come.
ALSO Paul Carusso, Stoney Mountain and more!!!! FREE!!!

Thursday August 3, Pedro's 9:30pm, FREE
Ed Chang, Matt Moran & Friends

Thursday July 27, Spoken Words Cafe 8:30pm
226 4th Ave (R to Union) Park Slope, Brooklyn, $5 donation
Ed Chang (alto saxophone)Chris Welcome (electric guitar)Michael Evans (drums)Trio
C
ome to this show and you will see fantastic musicianship and sensitivity. But only one player at a time.
I. Ras Moshe- saxes, Dave Ross- guitar, Shayna Dulberger- bass, Rashid Bakr- drums
II. Punkapella (Slavanian Vocal Choir): Mike Pride, Bojan Tomasvik, Dusan Hedl, Jessica Pavone
III. Ed Chang- sax, Michael Evans-drums, Chris Welcome- guitar

Thursday July 20,  Spoken Words Cafe 9:30pm
226 4th Ave (R to Union) Park Slope, Brooklyn, $5
Agents at Midnight - CD Release show!
Ed Chang & Ed Howard as Agents at Midnight celebrate the release of their first full length CD on Fargone Records/Quodlibet Recordings.  Reeds and electronics taken to the outer reaches of music.

Saturday July 22 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C),Manhattan NYC USA
Music begins at 7pm.
(donations appreciated)
Dr. Benstock
Improvising on HS AV equipment, and using software gleaned from the local Salvation Army, Dr. Benstock (featuring turntable surgeons John McDonough and Paul Spencer) provides a musical ear cleaning you won't get at your ENT. Plus, we're gentler on your T-zone.
Spin-17 (Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu)
Patrick Farmer was originally due to play but due to some equipment problems he will unfortunately not be able to make it.  So Spin-17 will do a set concentrating on guitar (Ed) and turntable (Motoko).  We’ll be doing some solos and duos – basically just shredding for the kids.
Sarah Bernstein - violin /Julianne Carney - violin / Maria Chavez - turntables / Matt Hannafin - percussion
Sarah Bernstein performs as a violinist and vocalist in rock, jazz, Cuban, and new music ensembles.
http://www.sarahbernstein.com
Julianne Carney is a Brooklyn-based violinist from Detroit, MI. A recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship in 2001-02, she received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Summa Cum Laude, at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Shes performed and/or recorded with Sufjan Stevens, Jenny Scheinman, Bill Frisell, Adam Matta, Ambitious Orchestra, Luminescent Orchestrii, My Brightest Diamond, Pilotram, the One World Symphony, and her own improvisation project, Ahnfinod. Julianne also teaches violin at the Harlem Children's Zone and at her own Brooklyn studio.
www.juliannecarney.com
Matt Hannafin is a New York-based percussionist active in both improvisational New Music and Iranian classical and traditional music. For improvisation, his approach blends the techniques and timbres of eastern and western percussion with sonorities and ideas borrowed from nature, electronic music, and the urban-industrial soundscape. His teachers included Iranian maestro Kavous Shirzadian, virtuoso hand drummers Jamey Haddad and Glen Velez, composer La Monte Young, and Indian master singer Pandit Pran Nath. www.myspace.com/matthannafin
Maria Chavez: How  much sound can you create using just a needle and vinyl? If you're Maria Chavez -- infinite universes.--Richmond.com. Maria Chavez is an Avant Turntablist from Peru who focuses on electro acoustic sound of vinyl and needle. She has a collection of needles from immaculate to ruined that she calls her "Pencils of sound" and a collection of perfect to ruined records that provide the pallette. 
http://www.myspace.com/mariachavez


Sunday July 16   ABC noRio COMA Series
156 Rivington St,(located between  Clinton  and Suffolk St. near the F and J trains at Delancey/Essex),  $3 donation, 8PM

Motoko Shimizu - Solo Turntable
also
Big Hearts-
Katsuyuki Itakura piano
Blaise Siwula reeds
etc.

Sunday June 25 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C),Manhattan NYC USA
Music begins at 7pm.
(donations appreciated)
Fire & Flux
Fire&Flux is an improvising duo consisting of Benjamin Kates on saxophone and Richard Gilman-Opalsky on drums and percussion. The duo draws on various traditions in freejazz and improvisation, as well as on a variety of other music and genres outside of the mainstream. Fire&Flux typically works out a heavy set of music that traverses a sonic terrain from sparse, minimal sound chatter to screaming, blowout cacophony... At the 226 Series, Fire&Flux performs a restrained, more quiet set, using stripped down drums and percussion and saxophones... Fire&Flux plays sparks and shifts.
John Clair
- table-top guitar, metal lid / Jed Shahar - construction materials, tromphone / Loren Steel - laptop
John and Jed have been making music together since sharing a music stand in the 4th grade saxophone section of Ward Elemtary school.  Loren is a good friend from college.  He played in John's first 2 real improvised music projects, a full improv psychedelic/ noise rock band, and then a sax and drums free jazz duo. Jed and Loren have only played together once and that was in a larger group.
Barry Chabala, Matt Hannafin & Ravi Padmanabha
New Jersey guitarist Barry Chabala in an improv trio with percussionists Ravi Padmanabha and Matt Hannafin.

Saturday, June 17th @ 8pm - BRIGHT RED DOOR SERIES
561 Manhattan Ave. #3, Brooklyn, NY 11222
$5 suggested donation
$2 Sangria or BYOwhatever
Come and see a night of experimental solo/duo turntable performance!  From Japan and Peru!  And NYC! 
Motoko Shimizu -  Turntable Solo
Maria Chavez
- Turntable Solo
Motoko Shimizu * Maria Chavez
Turntable Duo

From Manhattan:
take the L to Bedford stop
Walk to Driggs
Walk north (downhill) on Driggs
Pass the park
At Manhattan take a quick left
Building on the corner of Manhattan Ave. & Driggs NOT THE BAR BUT THE BRIGHT RED DOOR!
Ring #3


Saturday May 20 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C), (donations appreciated)
Music begins at 7pm.
Bruno Morello (sax) w guest Shayna Dulberger (bass)
Bruno Morello’s debut at New York Carnegie Weill Recital Hall along with the guitar duo “Drops and Silence”, was positively received by the critics: “…..a marvelous performance of improvisational jazz by Sicilian duo guitarists Paolo Battaglia and Maurizio Morello, who were joined by alto saxophonist Bruno Morello.” Jeffry James, 4tay Records.
Mr. Morello performed at Carnegie Hall as a recipient of the Ibla Foundation special mention at the 2003 Ibla Grand Prize.  As a member of the Cattano – Moncada band Bruno Morello is currently performing alto and tenor saxophones repertoire in an extensive concert tour of Sicily.  He studied music improvvisations and interactions with such musician as the pianist Giorgio Occhipinti for 2 years, and he also often contributes with the theatre projects such as the Giampaolo Romania theatre company where the music interact with the actors.  He studied saxophone with Carlo Cattano, and piano with Rosa Leggio Cannizzaro.
Shayna Dulberger plays acoustic bass with many people in the NYC free-jazz/improv scene and curates music at Spoken Word Cafe, a weekly Thursday improvisation series in Brooklyn. 
http://www.shaynadulberger.com/
Ninni Morgia (guitar)
Ninni played in Italy in a noise rock band called White Tornado
and in a free jazz band Conjura.  Currently in New York he performs with these bands:
Wizard trio with Daniel Carter and Jade Dylan
Right Moves with Peter Evans and Kevin Shea
Quivers with Adam Kriney,Jordon Schranz,Marie Evelyn
Nausea with Greg Reynolds Jade Dylan

Light In August
Light in August is the duet project of Ann Adachi (flute, piccolo, voice) and Gregory Reynolds (alto sax, voice). Through the unconventional use of traditional woodwind instruments, they develop focused and entrancing improvisations with attention to breath, space, sound, and transformation. They have performed in Seattle, Tokyo, Boston and New York City, where they currently reside.

Thursday May 11,  Spoken Words Cafe 8:30pm
226 4th Ave (R to Union) Park Slope, Brooklyn

Motoko Shimizu - Turntable SOLO
Attention!  In 8 years Motoko has never had a solo turntable show - UNTIL NOW! 
Don't miss the Attack of the 5-foot Woman on a 12-inch record! 
With her sidekick Jenny the Portable Turntable!  And at least 20 vintage vinyl victims...

Monday May 8 - Cornelia Street Cafe
Guest curators Matt Sullivan and Ken Cro-Ken

Screening a Not-So-Silent movie classic- The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari,
with LIVE soundtrack by

Spin-17: Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu,
Mary Wooten, cellist and
FirstAVEnue, electro-acoustic trio:
Matt Sullivan, oboist/composer
C. B. Rulon, keyboard, computers
http://www.firstavenue.org


General Admission: $15 cover + $5 food/drink min.
More info. at:http://www.composerscollab.org
The Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan)
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com

DUAL Mini-TOUR OF NORTHWEST

Wednesday April 26th
Seattle, WA, Re-Bar, 1114 Howel 9PM sharp SERIES LE VIDE
LE VIDE
A rare appearance by Dual, the duo of Doug Theriault and Ed Chang, whose berserking drum machines and other assorted electronics envelop Theriault's bursts of scabrous guitar. Also on the bill: Eric Ostrowski screens handmade "noise films," the solo incarnation of Plastic Crimewave (Steve Krakow), guitar saboteur Bill Horist, and yours truly. Emcee DJ William F. Buckley, Jr. and DJ Tawney spin early electronic, avant-classical, and "generally fucked up noise" for the first hour or so. Re-bar, 1114 E Howell, 233-9873,9 pm, $3, 21+.

Bill Horist (guitar) & Christopher Delaurentii (electronics)
Eric Ostrowski (film)

Dual (Ed Chang (electronics) and Doug Theriault (guitar)
Plastic Crimewave

Thursday April 27th
Dunes 10pm 1909 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, 97212

Kelvin Pittman

Hteeth

Dual
Ghosting

Saturday April 29
Radio KAOS DUAL Live set 8-10 pm
http://www.duckhugger.com/ssls.html


Friday, April 28th  8PM

226 East 2nd st #5D (Bet. Av. B&C)

donations are appreciated (we have a special guest form Tokyo!!)

1. IRON DOG

Sarah Bernstein (violin) & Stuart Popejoy (bass)

electro-acoustic duo improvise and perform several pieces.
IRON DOG unifies improvisation with composition, electric with acoustic, noise with note,trance with edge. The sound reveals both musicians' roots in improvisational music, as well as their diverse experience and sensibilities as performers and composers. Stuart Popejoy works regularly in African, reggae/dub, and heavy metal contexts, while Sarah Bernstein performs as a violinist and vocalist in rock, jazz, Cuban, and new music ensembles.
<>http://www.irondogmusic.com
http://www.sarahbernstein.com

2.
Shiba Tetsu (Pianica, from Tokyo),
Toshi Makihara (Percussion),
Motoko Shimizu (voice, toys)

Shiba Tetsu (Pianica): Tokyo based composer, improviser and pianica virtuoso. Shiba has been working with various new music ensembles in Tokyo including Hosoda-Shibatetsu-Morishige Improvisation Group, P-bro Painica Ensemble, and Shiba-Makihara Duo. He has also composed many original works over the years including "Sasameyuki 1-4" "Reversed Kimigayo" (for piano), "Sanbongawa" and others. A very unique presence in the Tokyo new music and free improvisation scene.
http://www4.plala.or.jp/soodemonai/
 
Toshi Makihara (Percussion):Toshi studied drums, percussion and improvisation with Sabu Toyozumi, a prominent percussionist in Tokyo. Since arriving in the United States in the late 1970's he has worked with various new music ensembles as well as with numerous dance and theater companies internationally. Makihara has provided original music to Arden Theater Company, Diversions Dance Company (Wales), Pennsylvania Ballet, ZeroMoving Dance Company and Leah Stein Dance Company among others, and has worked with musicians including Steve Beresford, Peter Brotzmann, John Butcher, Nels Cline, Eugene Chadbourne, Tom Cora, Amy Denio, Thurston Moore, William Parker and John Zorn. He has also collaborated with poets, visual artists, filmmakers and performance artists widely. Since the fall of 2000, Makihara has been focusing on three separate performing styles: 1. New Jazz performances on a conventional drum-set, 2. music for theater and dance using a variety of percussion and discovered sound media, and 3. the experimental free improvisation using a simple setting consisting of one snare drum and one small cymbal.
http://www.toshimakihara.com/
 
Motoko Shimizu (voice, toys)
http://www.spin17.com/spin-17.html
http://www.myspace.com/spin17
Sunday April 23 7PM - "226 Series/The Foundry" - 1st Anniversary Show!!

226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C), (donations appreciated)

Music begins at 7pm.
2 sets!

Special electro-acoustic show to celebrate 1 year of the 226 Series!  We'll be performing pages of the Cornelius Cardew graphic score "Treatise", as well as one other piece.  Don't miss this special show!!

Featuring:
Ed Chang (electronics),
Motoko Shimizu (turntable),
Matt Hannafin (percussion),
Brian Moran (electronics),
Ed Howard (electronics),
Maria Chavez (turntable),
Ravi Padmanabha (percussion),
Noriaki Watanabe (electronics) 

Matt Hannafin (percussion)  : Matt Hannafin is a New York-based percussionist active in both improvisational New Music and Iranian classical and traditional forms
http://www.drumdojo.com/writers/matt_hannafin.htm

Brian Moran (electronics) : Electronics player Brian Moran began his performance career in experimental dance, whose working methods he later adapted to music and sound design. Employing a variety of circuit-bent electronics, analog synthesizers, field recordings, and processing devices, he creates a soundscape that dissolves the distinction between music and noise.

Ed Howard (electronics) : Ed Howard (aka The Seven Arts)  The Seven Arts is the solo project of Ed Howard, a catch-all moniker for many different experiments in noise, sound poetry, and improv. Processed vocals, laptop, and assorted electronics build up a sound that veers from whisper-quiet to ground-shaking.
http://www.fargonerecords.com/

Maria Chavez (turntable)  : How  much sound can you create using just a needle and vinyl? If you're Maria Chavez -- infinite universes.--Richmond.com. Maria Chavez is an Avant Turntablist from Peru who focuses on electro acoustic sound of vinyl and needle. She has a collection of needles from immaculate to ruined that she calls her "Pencils of sound" and a collection of perfect to ruined records that provide the pallette. 
http://www.myspace.com/mariachavez

Ravi Padmanabha (percussion) : Ravi Padmanabha is a percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, improviser/composer in various musical styles. From an early age, Ravi was exposed to Indian Classical music and continue to learn more about his rich musical heritage.
http://www.ravipadman.com

Noriaki Watanabe (electronics) : Noriaki is one of the three leaders of the Japanese avant-musical ocean band "na". They finally released their debut albums on Sockets CDR records on Nov 18th.
http://homepage.mac.com/noriakiwatanabe
 
Motoko Shimizu (turntable) : Motoko Shimizu is a member of the experimental duo Spin-17, where she performs voice, toys, turntable, and percussion. She has been collaborating with lots of talented musicians including Marshall Allen and Donald Miller.
Ed Chang
(electronics): Ed likes noise.  But only good noise.  Sweet, sweet noise…damn you!  I may play laptop or the Noise Mxine or the 36 cents box, maybe all 3.  Or maybe none?
“distinctive and intelligible communicative qualities” - Cadence Magazine

Thursday April 20, Goodbye Blue Monday 8:30pm
1087 BROADWAY,BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN,NEW YORK 11221
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/

Set I Vachina - (ninni, rolyn and che) 
Set II Paul Caruso - (jordon shranz, matt mottel, marie evelyn and nick lesley)
Set III(around 10:30pm)Light in August - (gregory reynolds.alto sax/ann adachi.voice.flute.piccolo) 
Set IV
Shayna Dulberger (bass) with Motoko Shimizu(voice, toys) & Ravi Padmanabha(perc)

Sunday April 16, Goodbye Blue Monday 8pm
1087 BROADWAY,BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN,NEW YORK 11221
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/

Ninni Morgia - Guitar
Ed Chang - Sax, Vocals
Kevin Shea - Drums


Thursday April 13,  Spoken Words Cafe 8pm

226 4th Ave (R to Union) Park Slope, Brooklyn

Ninni Morgia (guitar)
Daniel Carter (winds & reeds)
Shayna Dulberger (bass)
Ed Chang (sax)
Brian Osborne (drums)


Sunday April 9,  The Glasshouse 8pm
38 S 1st btwn Wythe & Kent | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford/G-Metropolitan/JM-Marcy | 8PM | all ages | $TBA


Daniel Carter (reeds)
Ed Chang (laptop)
Motoko Shimizu (voice/toys/turntable)
Jeffrey Shurdut (guitar)

This psycho-Acoustic classic Quartet continues it's sonic explorations in Brooklyn this night...


Thurs. April 6, 8:30pm @ Spoken Words
226 4th Ave (R to Union) Park Slope, Brooklyn
Shayna Dulberger Presents: "A night of spontaneous improvised music"

1.Ed Chang- Alto Sax,
Chris Welcome- Guitar,
Ravi Padmanabha-Drums

2.Ras Moshe-Tenor Sax, Shayna Dulberger- Upright Bass,
Dafna Naphtali- Electronics/Voice
3.Ryan Snow-Trombone,Rob Adkins-Bass,John McLellan-Drums



Wednesday, March 29th @ Galapagos
8pm at Galapagos 70 north 6 street, williamsburg, ny 718.384.4586 Take the L train to Bedford Avenue (first stop in Brooklyn).

En Boca il lupo w Motoko Shimizu

DJ's Casey Zap and Seth Misterka Live in the Front Room (FREE):
Moth Sam Hillmer (of Zs and Wet Ink) on tenor sax and Ben Gerstein on trombone Blarvuster Tzadik recording artist Matthew Welch presents Blarvuster, a band exploring the boundaries between celtic, asian, and experimental music.
Misterka Clones led by saxophonist Seth Misterka, "Misterka Clones are a tour de force of indie-rock aggression applied to a new-jazz concept" - Jazziz Robbie Lee (I&Ear records) Semi record release  Casey Block (Eat Records) and Jon derosa Live in the Back Room ($5):
Talibam Matt Motel and Kevin Shea
The Muggabears bridging the divide between noise & pop Gold Streets indie-rock straight out of NYC Forelock dirty electro hip-hop/metal.
side-project of The Assault Sally Ride a beautiful folk country blend


Saturday March 25 - "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C), (donations appreciated)
Music begins at 7pm.
Schedule:

Han Degc "living room electronics"
Han Degc will open the evening with a multi-spacial para-phonic sound-piece specific to the 226 Series performance nook.  Han's work and reputation is such that it is hardly necessary to speak of it here. Suffice to say this piece will not repeated again in the knowable future.
   _____ 
 
Matthew Sullivan (oboe)
Oboist MATT SULLIVAN has performed extensively on four continents and is recognized internationally as both a virtuoso performer and teacher, as well as an important advocate for the modern oboe. The New York Times has praised his "Gorgeously lyrical playing・and the New Yorker has called his inventive programming "The cutting edge "  As composer, his innovative works created for oboe, English horn and digital horn, along with his solo and chamber music performances and compact discs, have been featured on National Public Radio and on Voice of America. In addition to his active teaching and solo recital schedule, he is a member of Musicians Accord, the Richardson Chamber Players (Princeton University), the Westchester Chamber Orchestra, First Avenue, and Heliosphere. He serves on the faculties of New York University, Long Island University C. W. Post, the European Mozart Academy (Warsaw), the Manhattan School of Music Prep Division, Rutgers University and he teaches oboe at Princeton University where he has also served as a Visiting Associate Professor. Matt Sullivan is a Performing Artist for Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments and plays exclusively on Buffet Oboes.
   _____ 
 
Heather Vergotis (sax), Motoko Shimizu (voice/toys), and Elizabeth Ward (dance)
Heather Vergotis is a creative being dedicated to the proliferation of art in the everyday, reaching to act as conduit for expressive energies of the universal. Creative realms include a lifelong commitment to expression through playing the tenor saxophone, poetry, blogging, hand-sewn collage, soundscapes, free jazz, musical avant-theatre, indy film and collaboration with dancers & choreographers. You can explore some of Heather's work at http://www.myspace.com/mudhorn
Motoko Shimizu is a member of the experimental duo Spin-17, where she performs voice, toys, turntable, and percussion. She has been collaborating with lots of talented musicians including Marshall Allen and Donald Miller. She recently released her first solo CD,"Attack of the 5-foot Woman" from Sachimay Interventions. She is also a co-founder and co-curator of the 226 Series.
Joining Heather and Motoko will be dancer Elizabeth Ward from Portland/NYC in a music/dance experience of synergistic movement and energy.  Elizabeth Ward is a dancing improviser. This trio is expecially sweet to her because it is the first time she will perform with long time West Coast collaborater Heather Vergotis on the East Coast.


Sunday, March 12 @ Goodbye Blue Monday, 8pm


Agents At Midnight returns to NYC with Ed Chang on prepared saxophone and Ed Howard on vocals, harmonica and power electronics - feedback and squall ensue! 

Page 27 (feat. NOVA-SAK)
Pink Desert
Agents at Midnight

1087 BROADWAY,BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN,NEW YORK 11221
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/

Saturday March 4 - Freezone Interventions Night, 9pm

Daniel Carter (reeds)
Ed Chang (laptop)
Motoko Shimizu (voice/toys/turntable)
Jeffrey Shurdut (guitar)

In this collision of creative musical disciplines, free jazz meets experimental noise and creates a Psycho-Acoustic Quartet. Come and hear us explore the "new avant-garde". We're very excited about this new quartet - you'll be happy you've come!
also
Rich Gross / Ravi Padmanabha / Barry Chabala Trio

Time/Place: Saturday evening at Cafe Grumpy (in the rear Gallery 193, entrance also onDiamond St.)
718.349.7623
Sets at 9 & 10pm, $5 suggested donation(per set), all evenings

Directions : Cafe Grumpy is located on thecorner of Meserole Avenue and Diamond Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Subway: G to Nassau Ave. or Greenpoint Ave.(L Train to G transfer at Lorimer, make sure you don't get on theSmith St. side, it's 2 stops to
Greenpoint Ave. When you exit, if the firststreet you come to is Kent you've gone, like me once, the wrong way! Doa U-ey and head down to
Meserole Ave., turn left and go a fewblocks) Bus: B6 & B43 (to Manhattan Ave.) B24(to McGuiness Blvd.)


Sunday February 26      ABC noRio COMA Series
156 Rivington St,(located between  Clinton  and Suffolk St. near the F and J trains at Delancey/Essex),  $3, 8PM


Kathleen Keogh with Spin-17
Dance performance (from Portland OR) with tapes and sound objects
with guests Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu on electronics, reeds and toys.

Kathleen Keogh is a movement and dance artist primarily concerned with improvisation. She studied performance at Prescott College in Arizona, and after moving to Portland in 2000 became involved in the dance and performance community there through groups like super unity and outlets such as Performance Works and the 411 space. Ms. Keogh is continually searching for and refining her movement and collaborative techniques in solo work, contact improvisation, and sound.
 
Also:
Carsten Radtke guitar Ravish Momin, dr.perc, and Richard Gross guitar
and an open session

Sunday Feb 19 - "226 Series/The Foundry"
Gregory Reynolds - Solo Saxophone
Gregory Reynolds recently moved to New York City from Seattle, WA where he was very active in the new music scene, performing frequently solo as well as with the groups Xiao Gu Fang, Ficus Trio, Murderous Copulation of Birds, Black Lodge, When Bells Breathe and Light in August. He has also collaborated in many improvised meetings with such notable performers as Keith Rowe (France), Stuart Dempster, Frank Gratkowski (Germany), John Edwards (UK), Gianni Gebbia (Italy) and Gust Burns. His unique approach towards saxophone playing is informed by a love for the textures and tones found in electronic music and feedback as well as a deep appreciation for space and natural sound.
Currently he is working on a series of performance and visual pieces that are informed by the horizontal line as manifest in the horizon and the phenomena of twilight.
Tonight will be his first solo performance in New York City.


Chris Forsyth & Rich Gross - Acoustic Guitar Duo
Chris Forsyth is a founding member of peeesseye. Other activities include the mysterious and rarely spotted quartet Phantom Limb & Bison; the civil twilight cover band Dirty Pool; running day to day operations of the Evolving Ear lablel; and a history of collaborations with people like Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Mike Pride, and Nate Wooley. More info: http://www.evolvingear.com

Richard Gross has been an active presence on the New York improv scene for almost 15 years. He has performed as a guitarist, saxophonist and clarinetist with some of NYC's finest musicians, including percussionist Sean Meehan, bassist Matthew Heyner (No Neck Blues Band, Test) multi-reedist Daniel Carter, keyboardist Masako Yokouchi, Motoko Shimizu and Ed Chang (Spin 17) and the multi-guitar/drum ensemble All Time Present. Rich has also studied Baroque and Renaissance recorder with Ken Wollitz. He appears on Ed Chang's "Blindfold" CD, numerous recordings of All Time Present, and has recently released a cdr of computer manipulations on the Sachimay Interventions series (http://www.sachimayrecords.com/intervention%20catalogue.htm).
He is currently playing banjo and lap steel guitar in the CountryBluegrassImprovisitoryRock extravaganza called Fist Of Kindness.

For this performance Chris will be playing acoustic guitar and Rich will be playing resonator guitar and banjo.


Tuesday Feb 7, TONIC, 10pm
107 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets in Manhattan's Lower East Side
www.tonicnyc.com
"This is the Music of Life" a World Music Event with:
Daniel Carter, reeds
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut, el. guitar
Blaise Siwula
, reeds
Ed Chang
, electronics
Motoko Shimizu
, turntable/voice/toys
Michael Evans, drums
Tom Shad, cello


Thursday Jan 26 8pm - Philadelphia
The Cinema (formerly CineMagic)
3925 Walnut Street , Phil PA
, $12 General Admission
http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/

"This is the Music of Life" with
Marshall Allen
, alto saxophone/EVI
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut
, el. guitar
Ed Chang
, reeds/electronics
Motoko Shimizu
, turntable/voice/toys

As a young musician, Marshall Allen (b.1924) performed with pianist Art Simmons, Don Byas and James Moody before enrolling in the Paris Conservatory of Music. After relocating to Chicago, Allen became a pupil of Sun Ra, subsequently joining the his Arkestra in 1958 and leading Sun Ra's formidable reed section for next 40 years (a role akin to the position Johnny Hodges held in the Duke Ellington Orchestra). Marshall, along with John Gilmore, June Tyson and James Jacson, lived, rehearsed, toured and recorded with Sun Ra almost exclusively for much of Ra's musical career. As a member of the Arkestra, Marshall Allen pioneered the Free Jazz movement of the early sixties, having remarkable influence on most of the leading voices in the avant-garde. He is featured on over 200 Sun Ra recordings. Allen assumed the position of maestro in 1995, following the ascension of Sun Ra 1993, and John Gilmore in 1995. Like his mentor, he is committed to the study, research, and development of Sun Ra's musical precepts.

ALSO
John Tchicai with Ches Smith and Mary Halvorsen
John Tchicai, alto saxophone
Mary Halvorsen, guitar
Ches Smith, drums

Saturday Jan 21 - "226 Series/The Foundry"
Michael Evans
Michael Evans (acoustic / electronic percussion), improvising drummer/percussionist/chef whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics will perform solo. He has been active performing in NYC for over 20 years. He has played with EasSide Percussion (ESP), Skip LaPlante's Music For Homemade Instruments, God Is My Co-Pilot, Evan Parker, William Parker, LaDonna Smith and even accompanied Gilbert Godfried on T.V.

Daniel Carter, Jeffrey Shurdut, Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu Qrtt

Daniel Carter - Daniel Carter began playing in New York in the early '70s and he sporadically recorded during that decade with artists such as Gunter Hampel and Bob Moses. But due to his reputation as an avant-garde musician, he had difficulty finding steady gigs and began performing as a street musician around 1978. In 1981, he joined Other Dimensions in Music, a quartet that also features Roy Campbell on trumpet, Parker on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums; the group released a self-titled album on Silkheart in 1989. During the 1980s, Carter also played with punk rock groups. His recording career really took off in the 1990s. He continued to play with Other Dimensions In Music and began recording with another quartet called Test. Test, featuring multireedist Sabir Mateen, bassist Matthew Heyner, and drummer Tom Bruno. Carter also recorded with non-jazz acts like avant-rock songwriter David Grubbs and electronic musicians Spring Heel Jack and DJ Logic. Since 1999, Carter has kept himself busy with projects on the Aum Fidelity and Thirsty Ear labels.  - All Music Guide 

http://www.aumfidelity.com/carter.html

Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut, inventor of Environmental Tuning (tuning synchronized to the sound of one’s surrounding), is the founder of THIS IS THE MUSIC OF LIFE (Reality Music): A series featuring both inter-disciplinary and multi–instrumental artists who have a place in American History and emerging artists dedicated to documenting the essential connection between the visual, movement, music, and word in a living and creative space.
“A luta continua… intense, astringent , multipoint,…engrossing level of improvisitory interaction… a viscerally thrilling ride.”
-Cadence Magazine
Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu are Spin-17 and will be performing on prepared saxophone, laptop, turntable, toys and voice.  "..some of the most inventive, and some of the funnest and funniest sounds you will have heard in quite some time." - Experimental Musical Instruments Magazine.


Wednesday Jan. 18 @ 9pm - Knitting Factory Old Office, 74 Leonard St.

Ben Miller's THRESHOLD
          Ben Miller
; prepared stereo guitar, C-tenor sax, narrative
          Ed Chang
; prepared alto sax, laptop
          Motoko Shimizu
; voice, toys, prepared guitar
          Steve Berson
; 5-string cello.
Structured Improvisations, Compositions and Readings starting at 9pm.
$8 for the entire evening


Sunday, Jan. 15th @ 9pm - BRIGHT RED DOOR SERIES @ WIXWORKS
561 Manhattan Ave. #3, Brooklyn, NY 11222
 
SPIN-17 (featuring Ed Chang on electronics & Motoko Shimizu on voice and toys)
&
Jack Wright (reeds)
& Alban Bailly (acoustic guitar)
 
From Manhattan:
take the L to Bedford stop
Walk to Driggs
Walk north (downhill) on Driggs
Pass the park
At Manhattan take a quick left
Building on the corner of Manhattan Ave. & Driggs NOT THE BAR BUT THE BRIGHT RED DOOR!
Ring #3
 
Spin-17 (Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu)
This will be Spin-17’s first “straight” duo gig since April of last year and we are excited about some new sounds.  Motoko has reached new heights of articulation and structure in her toys and voice technique since her recent solo excursions, and Ed will be using laptop electronics live for the first time after several weeks of research and preparation.  Cute and Dangerous.  (Motoko is the “dangerous one”, of course).
 
Also, please check out our http://www.myspace.com/spin17  and become our friend if you like!
 

2005 below

Saturday Dec 10 - "226 Series/The Foundry"
1.Barry Seroff & Aaron Shragge - Shakuhachi & Trumpet meditations
Aaron Shragge is a trumpeter from Montreal steeped in in cool jazz, Tom Waits and Astor Piazzolla. Barry Seroff is a guitarist/flautist from NY steeped in Beethoven, Albert King and the Avant-Garde. An interest in Zen and the shakuhachi brought them together under the tutelage of Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin, and their collaborations have led to work with Daniel Carter and Ken Shalk in the band 'Unassigned'. Sat will be their first performance as a duo.
http://www.barryseroff.com/


2. Motoko Shimizu & Maria Chavez - Turntable Duos
--How  much sound can you create using just a needle and vinyl? If you're Maria Chavez -- infinite universes.--Richmond.com
Maria Chavez is an Avant Turntablist from Peru who focuses on electro acoustic sound of vinyl and needle. She has a collection of needles from immaculate to ruined that she calls her "Pencils of sound" and a collection of perfect to ruined records that provide the pallette.  
http://www.myspace.com/mariachavez
Motoko Shimizu is a member of Experimental Duo Spin-17, where she performing voice, toys, turntable,guitar and percussion. She recently released her first solo CD Attack of the 5 feet woman from Sachimay Interventions/ Quodlibet Recordings. She is also a co-founder and co-curator of the 226 Series.

 3.Sean Meehan –solo percussion
Sean Meehan became musically active in the late 80's at the amica bunker series for improvised music which was then housed at ABC No Rio in New York City. 
Current performances generally find Meehan playing only the snare drum in a manner that sheds conventional usage and reconstructs the conception and function of the instrument. Concert activities, both at home and away, are generally  divided between playing in conventional settings for experimental music and in seeking out unique locations that are often in the unobserved and unconsidered corners of the city.
Meehan's recordings document some of his collaborations and solo work. Other contributions to the material world include the construction of performance objects that serve as "compositional things". Included in this are the pieces gift iii which musically activated a sink full of dishes; gift iv for woodblock; and audio, a boxed set of four cassettes to be played in the mind. 
http://home.earthlink.net/~overturnedbowl/index_2.htm



Sunday Nov 20 - Issue Project Room 8pm
http://www.issueprojectroom.org/
RetroRELAY with:
Joan LaBarbara                      Robert Dick
Wade Matthews                      John Bisset
Nikos Veliotis                         Jack Wright
Ricardo Arias                          Burkhard Beins(may not play)
and
Andrew Drury, percussion        Chris Forsyth, guitar
Miguel Frasconi, glasses         Josh Fried, electronics
Lukas Ligeti, percussion           Johnathan Vincent, ?
Reuben Radding, bass              Blaise Siwula, sax
Katie Down, flute/percussion     Diana Wayburn, piano
Gordon Beeferman, piano         Rich Gross, banjo
Todd Merrell, electronics          Neil Rolnick, electronics
Julianne Carney, violin             Gil Selinger, cello
Nate Wooley, trumpet             Chris Peters, theremin
Jeffrey Shurdut, guitar             Robyn Siwula, violin
Elliott Levin, ?                       
Motoko Shimizu, Voice, toys, turntable
Heather Vergotis, ?                Ed Chang, prepared saxophone, portable electronics
Sam Kulik ?                          Lou Rossi, electric guitar/textures     
Casey Block, keyboards, assorted electronic noisemakers
organized by Jane Rigler


This event celebrates both the participating musicians of the Relay - NYC and local improvising musicians, by offering them and the public an opportunity to meet, play music, eat and drink in the beautiful ISSUE Project Room.  Informal set lists will be up for any musicians to play with each other, while everyone else sits back to listen, eat, drink and chat (between the music). Food is complimentary. $10.

Tuesday Nov 22 - Tonic 8PM
http://www.tonicnyc.com
Jeffrey Shurdut's
THE HUMAN CONDITION RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Daniel Carter - reeds
Jackson Krall - drums
Peter Evans - trumpet
Blaise Siwula - reeds
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut – piano/guitar
Ed Chang – reeds/guitar
Hill Greene - bass
Adam Lane - bass

“A luta continua… intense, astringent , multipoint,…engrossing level of improvisitory interaction… a viscerally thrilling ride.”

-Cadence Magazine


Saturday Nov 12 - "226 Series/The Foundry"
Noriaki (Laptop/No-input software)
Noriaki is one of the three leaders of the Japanese avant-musical ocean band "na". They are finally set to release their debut albums on Sockets CDR records on Nov 18th.  For this rare solo show, Noriaki will play his own program called "no input software" in which things are routed to create bugs and feedback, so that he doesn't need to play anything, it just stars making sounds right after he launches the program. Noriaki will try to control it, but sometimes it is quite out of control.  More info for Noriaki & na at :
http://homepage.mac.com/noriakiwatanabe
Na CDs will be available soon at http://www.socketscdr.com

Ben Miller/Degeneration with Ed Chang
Ben Miller - prepared stereo guitar
Ed Chang - prepared and unprepared saxophone
Ben Miller plays a deconstructed Gibson Kalamazoo modified to stereo with multiple pickups, first used in the mid-80's with art-band GKW in Ann Arbor, MI and later in Dirty Old Man River in Chicago late-90s.   ..of his first release;"If new expressionists closed their eyes and painted what they saw then Ben Miller must be taping shut his ears and playing what he hears…blood thrashing through arteries, nerves popping, synapses burning,..doors knocking, feet bounding up echoed stairways... Formerly a part of the 'anti-rock band' Destroy All Monsters, Miller takes the 'anti' idea a step further."     Melissa Giannini METRO TIMES
http://www.benmiller.info/Dgen.html

Ed Chang recently plays prepared and unprepared saxophone. Strange textures and noises erupt.  "Funkmeister" - CADENCE magazine

Sabir Mateen & Motoko Shimizu
Sabir Mateen & Motoko Shimizu duo
Sabir Mateen (reeds) Motoko Shimizu (voice,toys)
Sabir is a well-known figure in the New York improvised music scene for his own groups as well as the quartet TEST (with Daniel Carter, Tom Bruno, and Matt Heyner) and collaborations with Sunny Murray, William Hooker and others.   ”Famed for his performances in the New York City subway system with the free jazz quartet Test, Sabir Mateen plays a passionate yet nuanced tenor as his main ax, but is equally comfortable on alto sax, clarinet, and flute. Mateen is capable of raw, all-out explosion, but frequently displays a wide dynamic range and a subtler side, and sometimes leans toward melodic free-bop. “  Steve Huey, all music guide

Motoko Shimizu is a member of the experimental duo Spin-17, where she performs with voice, toys, turntable, guitar and percussion. She recently released her first solo CD Attack of the 5 feet Woman from Sachimay Interventions/Quodlibet Recordings. She is also a co-founder/curator of the 226 Series.
More info for Motoko Shimizu here.


Nov 4-6 Agents at Midnight Mini-Tour
Agents at Midnight: Ed Howard (aka The Seven Arts) uses electronics and harmonica to create a barrage of textures and noise which veers between harmony and corruption. Ed Chang (Blindfold, Spin-17, Dual) utilizes circular breathing techniques with modified alto saxophone and mouthpieces to create psychotic-acoustic squall effects. From lowercase scrabble to uppercase bludgeoning, these 2 sound painter experimentalists have been exploring the boundaries of texture, abrasion, and splatter since the early 21st century (or March 2005). Full length release forthcoming on Fargone Records.

Friday Nov 4 - Pittsburgh -  Garfield Artworks
4931 Penn Avenue (412) 361-2262
Art Opening performance 6-10pm:  "Emerging Artist: LACI HESS, ANGIE MESSINA, JAMIE HAMILTON & SARAH WOJDYLAK".  Agents at Midnight provide the aural to the visual at 10 pm.  FREE.

Saturday Nov 5 - Baltimore - The Red Room
At Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street, 8:30pm, $6
with Michael Evans & Jeff Arnal
- Two of NYC's most active and inspired improvising drummers. As well as being an accomplished drummer and percussionist, Mike Evans (God Is My CoPilot, French Mustards) works with unusual sound sources including homemade instruments, found objects and items not normally used musically. Jeff Arnal (Spy Satellite, Transit) has played extensively in Baltimore with John Dierker and has developed a unique kinetic style of percussion as well getting into more deep sound related areas.

Sunday Nov 6 - Brooklyn -  Eat Records
124 Meserole Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (B61 bus to Meserole / L to Bedford / G to Nassau) 718-389-8083 FREE 8pm
w The Caution Curves ("vocal gymnastics, anti-pop deconstruction" ) and Hand Fed Babies ("sample-based dance music...somewhere in the middle of dub, early electronic experimentation, Central and West African rhythms, Go-Go, hip-hop and punk rock")

Friday Oct 28, The Charleston, 174 bedford between N 7 & 8th
718-782-8717                  L to bedford

Inhaler (12pm)
Motoko Shimizu(voice), Ed Chang (sax), Jeffrey H Shurdut(guitar) - free rock improvisations, unexplored and untapped veins, explored and tapped.
with Consider the Source (10pm)and Little Rickys House of Chankletas(11pm)

Saturday Oct 22 - "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C), (donations appreciated)
Music begins at 7pm.

Bryan Eubanks
Bryan will be performing with open-circuit electronics and sine samples, an instrument he has been working with the past couple of years; developing it's language and a process of exploring it. Recently relocated from Portland, Oregon to NYC. Working with Andrew Lafkas here, work(s)ed with GOD and Doug Theriault there.
http://www.rasbliutto.net/

Blaise Siwula
Blaise Siwula - saxophones and clarinets...nyc based musician since 1989.....improvisor for many more.  Blaise has performed in numerous venues in the states, europe and asia and worked with composers/musicians such as Cecil Taylor, Tan Dun, Katsuyuki Itakura, Peter Kowald, Syd Smart, William Parker, Adam Lane, Donald Miller.....with soon to be released Cds from Cadence Jazz Records - The Slam Trio: Blaise Siwula reeds, Adam Lane bass & Toshi Makihara and Big Hearts: Katsuyuki Itakura piano, Blaise Siwula reeds and Ryusaku Ikezawa drums .
Blaise will be performing solo saxophone.

http://home.earthlink.net/~bbrjsiwula/

Chris Welcome & Shayna Dulberger
Chris Welcome (guitar) Shayna Dulberger (bass) - Chris and Shayna have been playing and performing as a duo for the last five years.  Their music ranges from intense free jazz blow-outs, to subtle minimalism, to deranged versions of jazz standards.  At this performance they will be playing a mix of free and structured improvisations.

http://www.opticalsounds.com/artists/chris/
http://www.shaynadulberger.com/about.html

Lust Ionics Mini-Tour
Friday Oct 14  Warehouse Next Door, Washington DC, with NAUTICAL ALMANAC, PSI, & LIFE PARTNERS

Saturday Oct 15  Night Light, Chapel Hill, NC with NETHERS (from DC) and Woody Allen.

Sunday Oct 16
  804 Noise Fest in Richmond, Virginia. We will be playing at 6:45 PM. Also playing is NAUTICAL ALMANAC, BRIAN JONES PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, BLACK MEAT, and many many more. Event starts at noon and goes till 11:00 pm, only $8 AND you get a free compilation CD with tracks by all the bands performing, including a special never to be re-released LUST IONICS track, get it here while you can!


Sunday September 25      ABC noRio COMA Series
156 Rivington St,(located between  Clinton  and Suffolk St. near the F and J trains at Delancey/Essex),  $3, 8PM
1. Maria Chavez - turntable
    Motoko Shimizu -  turntable, toys and voice
    Ed Chang - electronics
2. A.C. Unit: Ben B. Lee- guitar/banjo Jonathan Moritz- reeds
                    Mike Pride- percussion


Saturday, September 10    "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C), (donations appreciated)
Music begins at 7pm.
DEAD GIRLS (a quieter set from Colour Sounds noise-kidz Pierre LaFontaine-Fontaine-Fondula & Schmidtt Nouse)
:CLOUDS CROSSING:
- ed bear on baritone saxaphone via electronics and matt mottel on synthesizer with electronics


Sunday August 28    9pm     The Cake Shop   cake-shop.com
152 Ludlow Street, near Stanton Street, Lower East Side, (212) 253-0036
Lust Ionics Ed & Motoko of Spin-17's screaming/shredding/psychedelic noise rock trio with maniac drummer Adam Kriney of Owl Sounds/Colour Sounds Recordings
Hat City Intuitive the legendary skronk jazz rock ensemble


Sunday, August 21     ABC noRio COMA Series
156 Rivington St,(located between  Clinton  and Suffolk St. near the F and J trains at Delancey/Essex),  $3
Ed Chang, Motoko Shimizu, Chris Welcome and Matt Hannafin Quartet
8pm

Sunday, August 14 5PM     Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, at the foot of Houston St, 5PM
Paul Aaron Reading with music accompaniment by Ed Chang (Gtr), Daniel Carter (reeds) and Ravi Padmanabha (perc).  Hashir Ginsberg, nephew of Allen Ginsberg, will read Ginsberg's "America" to presage the Howl Festival honoring Allen Ginsberg, which begins around August 20.


Sunday, August 14  8PM   ABC noRio COMA Series
156 Rivington St,(located between  Clinton  and Suffolk St. near the F and J trains at Delancey/Essex),
1.Kiku Day (Shakuhachi),  Motoko Shimizu (voice/toys) & Toshi Makihara (drums)
2.Kazu Nomura Guitar & Voice
Noriaki Watanabe Piano & Laptop

Saturday, August 13    "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C), (donations appreciated)
Music begins at 7pm.
Ravi Padmanabha - percussion
Spin-18 (Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu) w guest Jeffrey H Shurdut  (sound effects)

Sunday, July 24,           Knitting Factory Old Office, 74 Leonard St.  8pm
AGENTS at MIDNIGHT (Ed Howard and Ed Chang, noise and sax blast-duo)
Ed Howard aka The Seven Arts uses electronics and harmonica to create a barrage of textures and noise which veers between harmony and corruption.  Ed Chang utilizes circular breathing techniques with modified alto saxophone and mouthpieces to create harsh acoustic squall effects.  The result will be about 20 minutes of something you haven't heard outside the inside of your mouth at the dentists office.  Don't be late!
with Sickness, Anthony Saunders of Dataclast, 2673, Alienist, and Jim Sauter/Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus reeds),
7:30 doors
8:00 - Agents at Midnight
8:30 - Alienist
9:00 - 2673
9:30 - Sickness
10:00 - Jim Sauter & Don Dietrich
10:30 - Anthony Saunders
$8


Saturday, July 16, "226 Series/The Foundry"
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C), (donations appreciated)

----> 7:00  Diana Wayburn with Ty Cumbie & Matt Hannafin
Diana Wayburn - flute/vocals,Ty Cumbie - guitar/composer,Matt Hannifin - percussion : The trio introduces an original graphics score by Ty Cumbie using repeated & shifting patterns, dynamics, and attack & decay to generate musical ideas.  The set will be spiced up by Brazilian music as well!

----> 7:45  Steve Dalachinsky Reading
"Steve Dalachinsky is a legendary New York downtown poet, very active in the free jazz/creative music scene.  He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has been writing poetry for many years and has worked with such musicians as William Parker, Susie Ibarra, Matthew Shipp, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Mat Maneri, Federico Ughi, Rob Brown, Tim Barnes and Jim O'Rourke.  Two key elements in his poetry are spontaneity and the idea of transformation rather than description with a preference towards non-linear, non-narrative thought. He resides in Manhattan where he has lived for the past 35 years. " from 577records.com.

----> 8:30  Rich Gross : lap steel guitar (with sound projection by Han Degc)
Rich Gross has been an active presence on the New York improv scene for almost 15 years. He has performed as a guitarist, saxophonist and clarinetist with some of NYC's finest musicians, including percussionist Sean Meehan, bassist Matthew Heyner (No Neck Blues Band,Test) multi-reedist Daniel Carter, keyboardist Masako Yokouchi, Motoko Shimizu and Ed Chang (Spin 17) and the multi-guitar/drum ensemble All Time Present. Rich has also studied Baroque and Renaissance recorder with Ken Wollitz. He is currently playing banjo and lap steel guitar with the avantcountryrock combo Gwaabo. He appears on Ed Chang's "Blindfold" CD, numerous recordings of All Time Present, and has recently released a cdr of computer manipulations on the Sachimay Interventions series (http://www.sachimayrecords.com/intervention%20catalogue.htm).

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Saturday June 25
Toshi Makihara & Ed Chang Duo
Experimental Performance & Party
226 East 2nd St, #5D (Betw B & C), Manhattan,
Free admission, donations appreciated
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/tosmos/

"like a funkmeister" - Walter Horn - Cadence Magazine

Sunday, June 19            COMA Benefit at ABC noRio
156 Rivington St, (located between  Clinton  and Suffolk St. near the F and J trains at Delancey/Essex), $10 donation for 127 bands
6:30 3rd Floor Back      Ed Chang (sax), Adam Kriney (drums), Matt Morandi (bass) Trio
Check out a nice blog account with photos of the recent COMA Benefit for ABC noRio here. (6/23/05)

Saturday June 11, Park-Art Gallery
435 Park Avenue (between 29th & 30th Street)   3rd Floor
(212) 725-8542
6-9pm - Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu (Spin-17) with Matt Sullivan (Oboe,English Horn/First Avenue) and Mary Wooten(Cello/Soldier String Qrtt) - Gallery opening performance for George Hughes "Chronic Dreams" exhibit.


Sunday, June 12, "226 Series/The Foundry" at Quodlibet Headquarters
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C), (donations appreciated)
:::::::: 7:30  John Kennedy ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
WITNESS!
the world's only free improvising non-traditional balafon player
(balafon = 21 key wooden xylophone with gourd resonators native to Guinea and Mali  (the first balafon having been majicked into existence by the evil sorceror Sumanguru in the late 13th century))
so, imagine a longstanding Mandinkan traditional music filtered through the imagination of a 21st century multimedia artist who adores the unexpected.
:::::::: 8:30  Motoko Shimizu ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Motoko will be performing on voice, toys, percussion and as the drum head. I guarantee you have not seen anything like it before, nor have you even dreamed of seeing it. Performance, art, charlatan, shaman - you decide.
Please notify the doorman at once if symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness or seeing visions occur.


Saturday, May 14, "Greetings Poetry & Music Reversal" - Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, at the foot of Houston St, free?
2-4pm      Ed Chang (guitar) with a variety of other musicians & poets

Saturday, May 14, "226 Series" at Quodlibet Headquarters
226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C), (donations appreciated)

7pm        The Seven Arts
The Seven Arts is the solo project of Ed Howard, a catch-all moniker for many different experiments in noise, sound poetry, and improv. Processed vocals, laptop, and assorted electronics build up a sound that veers from whisper-quiet to ground-shaking, though this set will probably lean much more heavily towards the quiet end of that spectrum.

8pm        Matt Hannafin percussion w dance by Brian Moran
Matt Hannafin is a New York-based percussionist active in both improvisational New Music and Iranian classical and traditional forms. For this performance he'll draw on his training in Middle Eastern techniques while almost completely ignoring their traditional settings, creating instead an abstraction that's part urban, part pastoral, part Fluxus, part minimalist. He'll be joined by dancer Brian Moran for movement interpretations of same (or maybe other).


Sunday, April 17, 8pm COMA Series at ABC noRio
156 Rivington St, (located between Clinton  and Suffolk St. near the F and J trains at Delancey/Essex)

8pm    Ed Chang Solo Guitar and Experimental Performance
This will be my first solo set in over 4 years and my first solo GUITAR set in 13.  Whoo that makes me feel old!  I'm very hopeful for this show. 
Also on the bill:
2. Reuben Radding & Damon Smith    Double Bass Duet
3. sharon topper, craig flanagin, david watson
4.  Daniel Mintseris piano, electronics & Dave Eggar cello

Saturday April 16, starting 7pm:

226 East 2nd St, #5D  (between Ave B & C) in Manhattan (not The Stone, but same street)

7pm - Spin-17 w Ed Chang & Motoko Shimizu
    We will do our best to provide quality entertainment. 
    Toys, voice, reeds and whatever is lying on the floor.
8pm - Doug Theriault (guitar & electronics) & Brian Moran (cracked
electronics)
    Cutting Edge sonic deconstruction.  CD soon to be released on Fargone Records.
    Our cats will not like this either most likely...

April 3rd, 2005 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The Improvised Music Series C.O.M.A. at  ABC No-Rio 156 Rivington St NYC in the first floor Gallery    

The C.O.M.A. Spring Benefit for ABC No-Rio at ABC No-Rio
6:45    Ed Chang sax & Ed Howard electronics
7:50    Motoko Shimizu voice/toys, Masako Yokouchi  
           accordian/piano & Rich Gross cl/guitar

Saturday, Jan 29, 6 pm
TRIBES GALLERY,285 East 3rd Street, 2nd Flr.
(between Ave C & Ave. D) New York, NY 10009
212 674 8262
Spin-17 featuring Ed Chang and Motoko Shimizu opening for spoken word artist Steve Dalachinsky.
We will be doing a set of sax, cymbals and toys, guitar and voice, some old stuff, some new stuff, blah blah yadda. 
This will be the first Spin-17 gig in almost a year, amazingly enough…

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