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Sat, Nov 11


Epsilon Spires


Celebrate 11:11 with an evening of Experimental and Improvised live music performances using traditional audio media devices in unique ways. Presented in collaboration with MentalDrift.

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Time & Location

Nov 11, 2023, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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

About the event

MentalDrift Presents Re-Make/Re-Model: an evening of Experimental and Improvised live

music performances using traditional audio media devices in unique ways. Featuring a rare New

England performance from the trio MISSIVE, Rhode Island based duo STAUBITZ and

WATERHOUSE, and an audio-installation meditation from Western, MA based MARASCA (with

projections from CHRIS HINKLE), Doors 7:30pm, Performances begin at 8pm.

MISSIVE is Alan F. Jones (Tracyton, WA), Jocelyn Beausire (Seattle, WA), Zach Rowden

(Middletown, CT) a music/multi-discipline project that emerged from mutual interests in the

structural properties of spaces, their materials, and what may be learned of their associated

acoustics through the deployment of sound. The idea that given spaces may have agency is

shared among many in artistic and sociological fields, from archaeologists to architects to

filmmakers. Performances are doubly ephemeral and seek to contribute to the historical

merit of mundane and forgotten spaces, treating the transmission of sound in each

performance as a crucial step toward the recognition of the agency of objects.

JOCELYN BEAUSIRE is a performance artist, musician, and spatial researcher who splits her time

between Seattle, WA and Princeton, NJ, where she is pursuing her Masters of Architecture. 

ALAN F. JONES is a Dallas-born, Washington-based musician, composer, and sound designer.

Current and past projects include ‘what’, Telescoping, Steerage, MANKINDA, and Buck Young.

Jones manages and operates Laminal Audio, a mastering and sound design studio located in

Tracyton WA, in the West Puget Sound. His most recent film is the acclaimed What Is Man and

What Is Guitar?: Keith Rowe.

ZACH ROWDEN is a musician based in Middletown, Connecticut. His work is focused in the

areas of drone, repetitive structures and noise. Collaborators and projects include – Tongue

Depressor (with Henry Birdsey), Hyperion Ensemble under the direction of Iancu Dumitrescu,

Red Yellow Blue Green Black (with Austin Larkin),  Leila Bordreuil, Aki Onda, Arien Wilkerson,

and Paul Flaherty.

STAUBITZ and WATERHOUSE is the Rhode Island-based duo of improviser Mary Staubitz

and composer Russ Waterhouse. Their mutual interests in stealth field recording, post-

minimalism, and tragicomedy manifest in works that collapse boundaries between high and

low culture. As a performing unit they use found objects, steel turntable, synthesizer, and

field recordings to generate tension, bewilderment, and belly laughs. Staubitz and

Waterhouse's new LP Out and About (Gertrude Tapes) has received positive reviews from

Bandcamp Daily, Blastitude, Dusted Magazine, and Yellow Green Red, and heavy airplay

on WFMU, KFJC, and Framework Radio. Recently, Staubitz and Waterhouse performed at

Non-Event’s Waterworks 2023 - A Festival of Experimental Sound at Metropolitan

Waterworks Museum in Boston. Separately, they have performed at festivals and venues

such as Lincoln Center, High Zero, Cropped Out, and Bach to the Future, and have

released music on labels like Twisted Village, Drag City, RRR, Sub Pop, Open Mouth, and


MARASCA is the Western, MA based duo of Liz Tonne and Rob Forman. Formed in in 2017

while living in Dallas, their project traditionally explores the interplay of Tonne’s voice and

acoustic sound sources with Forman’s carefully curated vinyl selections using an array of

portable varispeed record players and synth. Their intent is to uncover hidden sonic textures

and “spaces” in the performance. For this event they will be implementing a meditative sonic

installation to begin the evening. Tonne has been a vocal improvisor for over twenty years in

both solo and collaborative settings with projects too numerous too list. Forman founded

Sedimental records in 1993 and also performs and DJ’s as MentalDrift among other


  • Remake/Remodel

    Admission for one to Re-Make/Re-Model: MISSIVE, MARASCA, STAUBITZ and WATERHOUSE. Refreshments will be provided! Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. Thank you for your support! Enjoy the program!

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  • Sliding-Scale Ticket

    General Admission Tickets for this event are $20. Thanks to a generous grant from the Ben & Jerry's Foundation, subsidized tickets are available for those who self-identify as experiencing financial hardship. In order to make this program accessible for all, we are offering tickets by sliding scale. Taking equity and inclusion into account, please pay what you can to help support the artists and venue.

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    I would like to add a donation to my ticket to express my support and appreciation of the adventurous and intellectually-engaging programs at Epsilon Spires. Thank you & keep up the good work!

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