Trading Spaces: An Evening in the Sensory-Saturation Tank

Saturday, June 7, 2014 — 12:00 AM
Tickets: $10 General, $8 Members
Tickets available at the door only

SmellLab (Motoko Honda: piano and electronics; Theresa Wong: cello, electronics, and voice) present its second performance of pieces from “The Nose Suite,” a laboratory for primal investigative research into the special, magical, and extraordinary in the everyday and commonplace. This set of pieces incorporates texts, images, improvisation, and notation to guide the two performers in the creative act of music-making, as two perfumers engaging in the act of fragrance compositions.
The Broken-Trap Ensemble—which features Teddy Rankin-Parker, Kristina Dutton, Aram Shelton, and Daniel Pearce—explores the group dynamic through the use of strings, reeds, and percussion, employing traditional and experimental techniques. The quartet creates a latticework of sounds whose origins are slyly dissembled, with one instrument reflecting the timbre and texture of another as the group burrows into a singular sound.