Sat, Nov 11|
Re-Make/Re-Model: MISSIVE, MARASCA, STAUBITZ and WATERHOUSE
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.
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.
(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
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!$20.00
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.Pay what you want
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