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POST MOVES: HEART MUSIC & Herbal Tincture Workshop

Homemade herbal tincture workshop followed by Heart Music from Post Moves (Sam Wenc) a composer who utilizes pedal steel guitar, vibraphone, electronics, field recordings, and found objects to compose meditative, dreamlike works that challenge and blur concepts of what constitutes “folk music”.

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POST MOVES: HEART MUSIC & Herbal Tincture Workshop
POST MOVES: HEART MUSIC & Herbal Tincture Workshop

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Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the event

At 7pm join us in the Social Engagement Salon for a hands-on creative workshop creating custom herbal tinctures. Materials and guidance will be provided by local herbalists to create your own tinctures to take home. The workshop will be followed by a musical performance of meditative, dreamlike soundscapes by Post Moves in our Sanctuary. 

Post Moves is Sam Wenc, a composer and interdisciplinary artist working with sound, text, and video. As a multi-instrumentalist, Sam utilizes guitar, pedal steel guitar, vibraphone, electronics, field recordings, and found objects to compose modal, process-based works that seek to challenge and blur concepts of what constitutes “folk music”. 

Sam Wenc has released music on labels such as Noumenal Loom, Obsolete Stairases, Where to Now (UK) his own label, Lobby Art, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Music & Sound at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

"Thematically, much of Heart Music takes on a somewhat ceremonial feeling and explores the trajectory of exploring intrapersonal contradictions and what it means to navigate a disharmonious public sphere. Films was also a major inspiration for songs and their titles: Wiilka & Phaxsi (named for the characters in the film Wiñaypacha), Always for Pleasure (named for the Les Blanks film) was an attempt at writing something akin to a processional march, "Going Right to the Praying Mantis" & "That's the Boss, Not Some Human!" was a quote of Milford Graves pulled from the film "Full Mantis". On that note, the title of the album, "Heart Music", is in recognition of Milford's exploration of the internal data, knowledge, and ultimately music that is present within our bodies. More so than on previous albums, I felt myself letting rhythm, intuition, and improvisation guide the work, often resulting in longer form pieces that allows myself (and hopefully the listener) to listen deeply, observing moments of tension and harmony tangled, dependent, and resolved by one another.      One other noticeable addition is the introduction of poetry into "Madness is a Fully Instrumented Score" and "Evidence" (both spoken by Anna Jeters of the band Ancient Pools). This was touched on in my last album on the track "David's Death", but by bringing in the voice to create both parallel and perpendicular narratives, it creates another line to follow and bring the listener into a deeper state of listening. I like playing with blurred narratives, homespun ideas of conventional thoughts that are ever changing in a climate where fixed ways of relating to sound and composition can become something new and mangled in its own right.”  -Sam Wenc

 If you dig the following then this is most certainly one for you… Susan Alcorn, Alice Coltrane, Phil Cohran, Bobby Hutcherson, Henry Flynt, Jon Gibson, Mind Over Mirrors, Natural Information Society, Johnny Coley, Oren Ambarchi, Tortoise, Yasuaki Shimizu, Califone...



    This ticket includes entry to the POST MOVES: Heart Music concert and herbal tincture workshop with materials and guidence provided to create your own custom tinctures.

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