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Deleuzer and Nick Hennies

EVENT: January 17, 2015 from 8:30 PM

The second concert of the Deleuzer residency at the Washington Street gallery in Somerville, MA featuring a performance of Nick Hennies' composition "The Loser" written for the ensemble. Nick Hennies will join Deleuzer [Morgan Evans-Weiler (violin), Howard Martin (reeds), Jesse Kenas-Collins (trumpet, reeds, feedback objects), Michael Rosenstein (amplified surfaces and oscillators), Chris Johnson (laptop), and Dan Wick (keyboards)] for the performance. About Deluezer In the fall of 2012, Morgan Evans-Weiler contacted a group of Boston-based musicians with the idea of forming a regular working ensemble to explore approaches to collective ensemble music. The members of the group committed to weekly working sessions with a core goal of developing tactics which would provide a framework of continuity and intent within the context of open-form playing for a mid-sized ensemble. Drawing on a variety of backgrounds, there was also a conscious choice to work toward the integration of acoustic and electronic instruments utilizing a shifting ground of pitched and purely textural timbres. Over the last two years, the group has convened on a regular basis, working on compositional forms, collective improvisation, and group exercises. The group has settled in to a committed membership of Morgan Evans-Weiler (violin), Howard Martin (reeds), Jesse Kenas-Collins (trumpet, reeds, feedback objects), Peter Gumaskas (modular synthesizer), Michael Rosenstein (amplified surfaces and oscillators), Chris Johnson (laptop), and Dan Wick (keyboards). The name Deluezer came from an initial thought that the group would read and discuss “A Thousand Plateaus” by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari. That never came to pass, but the name for the group got batted around and stuck. About the Nick Hennies Nick Hennies is a percussionist and composer from Louisville, KY currently residing in Ithaca, NY. His 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.” About the Experimental Music Series at Washington Street Morgan Evans-Weiler and Michael Rosenstein and have been curating a music series at Washington Street since November, 2012. The bi-weekly series has presented a cross-section of the New England experimental music scene ranging from improvisation to power electronics to composition. The series also brought national and international musicians as well as collaborations with Non-Event.

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