Friday, April 11, 2008

Music Tonight from Thus, Neil Feather, John Berndt 8pm-10:30 La Vie

THUS of Baltimore, MD
(THUS is the amazing invented instruments of Neil Feather with multi-instrumentalist John Berndt, founder of Baltimore's THE RED ROOM and the HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL of Experimental Improvised Music.)
with local freaked sound support from
FUCK TELECORPS Matt Wellins, Steve Boyle and Edgar Um Bucholtz plus special guests.
8pm to 10:30pm

$5 to $10 (monies goto John and Neil.)

LA VIE 3609 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Sound Mechanic Neil Feather has been creating radical and unusual musical instruments for thirty years, and is increasingly known outside of Baltimore as one of the most original musical thinkers of his day. His instruments each embody uniquely clever acoustic and engineering principles, and are visually arresting. The music he plays on the instruments is equally original, embodying new principles and resulting in a nearly alien idiom of music. A founding member of THUS and THE OFFICIAL PROJECT, as well as the leader of AEROTRAIN, he has a long history of collaborative projects and solo concerts.

"Neil Feather is a pure aberration, no one could have guessed him. After the initial shock of his sensibility wears off, there is a deeper disturbance, as one realizes that his work really DOESN'T relate to something else you have seen or heard. It is deep individuality. Between the novelty and power of his innovations (his use of forced contrary motion, Doppler-shifts, and standing waves within instruments to name just a few) to the goofy darkness of his aesthetic, there is a strange hatch into a land of sublime, divine music that has no choice but to be itself. Neil Feather is a true genius." -- John Berndt

(NOTE: the venue for this previously announced show has changed. it will now take place at LA VIE gallery on 3609 Butler Street. )


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