Bryan Eubanks, Vic Rawlings, Chris Cogburn: August 18, 2009

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an evening of cutting edge of contemporary improvisation

Tuesday August, 18th at 8pm

Three innovative instrumentalists at the cutting edge of contemporary improvisation. Eubanks uses hand-made and cracked electronics to produce minimalist, architectural collages of sign waves and otherworldly sounds. Rawlings extends his cello using multiple speakers and processing creating disembodied scrapes and tones that
rise and swirl one moment and crush and shatter the next. Cogburn resonates the various pieces of his drum kit using friction and a variety of implements, coaxing up the perfect sound at the perfect moment.

In addition to exploring the outermost limits of their respective instruments, all three are also tireless organizers in the international improv community. Eubanks was a founding member of Portland’s legendary 411 collective and one half of the infamous noise duo GOD, before moving East to immerse himself in NY’s avant-music
scene. Rawlings was part of the Boston Sound Collective and has made music with countless international free-improv luminaries. Cogburn (originally from Eugene, OR) has been the primary organizer for experimental improvisation in Austin TX for the past decade – founding and curating the No Idea Festival, as well as working closely with Nameless Sound in Houston and improv communities
in Mexico.

also performing (from Portland):
Bob Jones (bass) / Jonathan Sielaff (bass clarinet) / Jordan Dykstra
(viola) / Mary Suttan (violin)

For more information please contact Jonathan Sielaff