Monday, March 3, 2014: 7:30 PM

Triple Bill! mchtnchts (Bruckmann/Grabmiller) + John Shiurba’s 3-3 + Crystal Moon Cone

Tickets: $10 General, $8 Members
Tickets available at the door only
Shiurba Trio. Photo by Myles Boisen.

Shiurba Trio. Photo by Myles Boisen.

mchtnchts

Kyle Bruckmann & Lance Grabmiller, modular analogue electronics

Mchtnchts use music to redefine…music. Bent circuits and lots of analogue sounds is a different means to break free from the yoke of tradition and how we perceive music. In a way, I feel like Mchtnchts would say “I don’t need to know an E minor chord to express a blue feeling through music.” Kyle Bruckmann and Lance Grabmiller bring to you their newest creation in a wild yet sparsely lonely musical format.” -Already Dead Tapes

John Shiurba’s 3-3 on 3/3

John Shiurba, guitar
Jason Hoopes, bass
Gino Robair, drums

Guitarist John Shiurba brings a new edition of his 3-3 ensemble for a special 3/3 edition – featuring his angular Braxtonesque alt rock-meets-20th century chamber music aesthetic in modular compositions. Says Shiurba: “3-3 is music for 3 people to play. There are 3 pieces with 3 sections apiece. The third of each month is the best day for 3-3, especially the third of March.”

Crystal Moon Cone

Chris Peck, flute and electronics
Jon Moniaci, accordion and electronics
Stephen Rush, keyboards, toys and electronics

Crystal Moon Cone is the electro-acoustic improvising trio of Stephen Rush, Chris Peck and Joe Moniaci, whose collective music bridges aesthetics from across the avant-garde and elsewhere. Meditative drone, field recordings, raga, analog splurt, digital crackle, and unabashed beauty all find their way within a Deep Listening stew.

All three performers have collaborated extensively with dance companies and filmmakers, working in electronic and acoustic music, site-specific work, and improvisation. Stephen Rush, a prolific composer of concert works, has performed with Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Grimes, Steve Swell, Eugene Chadbourne, and the late Peter Kowald, and is collaborating with Ornette Coleman on a book about his theory of harmolodics. Chris Peck has collaborated with David Dorfman Dance and the John Jasperse Company, and has received support from the American Music Center and the MAP Fund. Jon Moniaci is a Bessie Award-winning composer for dance.

“The music oscillates from the extremely accessible to spiky and difficult.” (Ann Arbor Observer)