3/13: Thicket & Shunyata

Tuesday, March 13
Apotheke (13th and NW Glisan-upstairs)
8 PM

Thicket is John Niekrasz on drums and Ben Kates on alto sax.

Matt Hannafin (percussion) and Brian Moran (electronics) are Shunyata.

This is part of the Portland New Music Society Series.

2/23: Vergotis, Kaylor, Thicket, etc @ Valentine's

Valentine's (232 SW Ankeny)

Heather Vergotis (tenor sax) & Mark Kaylor (drums) Duo
Thicket (John Niekrasz on drums, Ben Kates on alto sax) joined by Heather V.
One other group to be named later

2/20: Bonnie Miksch & Christopher Penrose at Apotheke (location change)

2/20, 8 PM, Apotheke, 1314 NW Glisan, upstairs

Synesthetic Treats: An Immersive Evening of Electroacoustic Music and Video Works by Bonnie Miksch and Christopher Penrose featuring:
How the locust stole the moon for saxophone and computer-realized recording with Lee Elderton, saxophone
A Downward Spiral Turns Skyward- live interactive video.
Every tendril, a wish -for amplified voice, computer-realized recording, and interactive video with Bonnie Miksch, voice.
Inklings on the loose- for flute and computer-realized recording with Maria Manuela Aispuro, flute

bios:Bonnie Miksch, a composer and performer whose music embraces multiple musical universes, creates both acoustic and electroacoustic works. She is passionate about music which moves beyond abstract relationships into the boundless realm of emotions and dreams. An avid consumer of musical possibilities, she strives to create coherent musical environments where diverse musical elements can coexist. Her computer music and vocal improvisations have been heard in Asia, Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States. Lately, she has been busy creating collaborative video works with husband Christopher Penrose. Recent notables include the Atlanta Concert Artists release of man dreaming butterfly dreaming man, a work for violin and piano. On most days she can be heard whistling or singing in the overly-resonant passageways of Lincoln Hall at Portland State University where she teaches composition,theory, and computer music.

Christopher PENROSE: Born in 1967. Has a long history of firefighting. Fought a hillside blaze in suburban Los Angeles as a pre-teen. Utilized hose soaked blankets provided by.a concerned housewife. Remained conscious during burst of smoke inhalation. Photographed by the San Gabriel Valley Highlander newspaper and featured on a front page story. Fought small blaze at Princeton University. Used bullhorn to coordinate student fire fighting effort. Criticized student firefighting failures. Stamped out fire with feet while encumbered with bullhorn. Confused preppie onlookers. Christopher's recent video art has two particular points of focus, the work is realized through interactive performance, and it reflects a fascination for spatial geometry revealing fluid, transforming architectures.