Sarah Hennies - John Krausbauer - Luke Martin (Ensemble)

EVENT: October 7, 2016 from 7-11 PM

Sarah Hennies is a composer and percussionist currently residing in Ithaca, NY. Her work is primarily concerned with an immersive, psychoacoustic presentation of sound brought about by an often grueling, endurance-based performance practice that Nathan Thomas of Fluid Radio described as "a highly sophisticated and refined performance technique...that starts and ends with listening and encourages a different way of listening from its audience." In 2016 Sarah was chosen as a fellow in music/sound from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

John Krausbauer is a music maker currently living in Los Angeles. He has performed his music in a multitude of settings - from basements and rock clubs to colleges and art galleries. Numerous recordings of his work have been released on independent labels in both the US and Europe. In recent years his focus has been on his solo work, involving ritual endurance happenings with voice and violin, accompanied by synth and strobes; his compositions, mainly concerned with systems-based phasing constructions; the Ecstatic Music Band, a collective exploring just tunings with amplified strings at high volumes and long durations, with stroboscopic lighting; The Essentialists, a country-blues-boogie-raga guitar/violin duo; and most recently the formation of the "M"inimalist psych-punk group, Night Collectors. Trance-Psychedelia is the aim and goal.

Luke Martin is an experimental composer, musician, and poet currently living in Boston, MA. His artistic practice is centered on an exploration of silence, an open neutrality, blandness, and community in music. He performs regularly on electric guitar, no-input mixer, and whatever sound-making objects he can find. Luke received his M.F.A. in Music Composition, studying with Michael Pisaro, from California Institute of the Arts in 2016 and his B.A. in Music and English from Colby College in 2014. Originally written as a solo piece for Ben Levinson, "co-incide, for a group" puts into practice one form of Luke's developing system of notation for the performance and analysis of silence.