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Deleuzer and Lean Shapes

EVENT: January 23, 2015 from 8 PM

The third concert of the Deleuzer residency at the Washington Street gallery in Somerville, MA featuring a collaboration with Lean Shapes from Worcester.

Lean Shapes, a quartet comprised of the trio Gay Shapes with Joe Bastardo, Mickey O'Hara, and Abdul H Sherzai along with Seamus R Williams will join Deleuzer Morgan Evans-Weiler( violin), Howard Martin (reeds), Jesse Kenas Collins(trumpet, reeds, feedback objects), Michael Rosenstein (amplified surfaces and oscillators), Peter Gumaskas (modular synth), and Dan Wick (keyboards)] for a night of improvisations.

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 Lean Shapes
The Worcester, MA group skirts the line between peaceful emptiness and absolute darkness. Circuit-bent electronics, samples, and analog synthesizers merge together, creating a massive atmosphere that shifts between vast, open spaces, and claustrophobic caverns of doom. Mind-numbing frequency blasts and fizzy electronic splatter fuse together to create a uniquely organic wall of sound.

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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