June 29, 2010

posted by casey on 2010.06.25, under Music

C. Spencer Yeh
solo violin

C. (Chih-Fu) Spencer Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan 1975, moved to the US in 1980; studied radio/television/film at Northwestern University, and is now based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Yeh is active both as a solo and ensemble artist, as well as with his primary ‘organized sound’ project, Burning Star Core. As an improviser, Yeh has focused on developing a personal vocabulary using violin, voice, and electronics.

Justin Meyers Tone Filth Records & Tapes
modular synthesizer

Naomi Joy
solo violin


Doors @ 9pm


June 22, 2010

posted by casey on 2010.06.16, under Music

Jon Mueller (Milwaukee, WI)

“As an active drummer and percussionist over the past 25 years, I became increasingly focused on a physical dialog between situation and material, often bypassing standard approaches to percussion and considering the space in which that sound is presented in order to create a larger experience for those listening. My recordings have been featured in a variety of contexts, from cassette tape to MTV, and I’ve performed concerts throughout the U.S., Japan, and Europe. I have worked with members of the groups Swans, Wilco, Bon Iver, and Rhys Chatham’s Guitar Trio, as well as being a longtime member of the group Collections of Colonies of Bees, and more recently, Volcano Choir. I’ve also collaborated with artists such as James Plotkin, Marcus Schmickler, Dan Burke, Asmus Tietchens, Lionel Marchetti, Z’EV, Jason Kahn, Jack Wright, and many others. My complete recording discography can be viewed here. I was artist-in-residence in Nijmegen, Netherlandsas part of the Brombron project, talked about my work at Weslyan University, composed music for film screenings, and held workshops for people about how to think differently about listening.”

Jaron Childs solo alto sax

Makr & Magnetic Ghost guitar & electronics
Andy Larson & Mark McGee


June 8, 2010

posted by casey on 2010.06.02, under Music

1st set
Milo Fine drum set (bowed cymbals)
Paul Metzger modified banjo and/or guitar, guitar, spontaneous composition generator

2nd set
Milo Fine drum set (bowed cymbals), B flat clarinet
Charles Gillett guitar
Viv Corringham voice
Elaine Evans violin


Milo and Paul recently released a split 12″
It will be available for purchase at this show

Nero’s Neptune LP #12
Milo Fine “Concerning The Other Condition”
Paul Metzger “Spontaneous Composition Generator”
Strictly limited edition of 421 vinyl copies
Screen-printed onto wax paper sleeves, 180 gram vinyl

Distributed by Treehouse Records @ treehouserecords@gmail.com

Side Milo:
1) Moosbruger
2) Ulrich

Side Metzger
1) 18:43

’Moosbruger’ was recorded on the occasion of my first public collaboration with Paul Metzger. Before the concert, and for a number of
reasons, my thought was that, when my name was drawn for a solo, I’d be playing drum set. But, as befits the spirit of improvisation (the moment), I grabbed the B flat clarinet, and then, echoing the first time I played piano in public (1971), moved off stage to the prepared piano remains, where the two instruments conjoined. “Ulrich” is a self-contained section of a set-long {drum} solo I played at the Art of This Gallery’s Tuesday Night Improvised Music Series. ‘Moosbruger’ was recorded on March 21, 2009. ‘Ulrich’ was recorded on January 20, 2009.
–Milo Fine

I created the Spontaneous Composition Generator to produce a random series of musical actions. It is a device consisting of 37 altered music box movements mounted in a wooden painter’s box. The alterations include dampening, detuning, replacing, removing, doubling, and reversing the tines. Most of the original melody pins on the cylinders were removed. Rubber bands of various lengths and thicknesses were attached to the winding stems to facilitate a continuously variable tension. One dozen hand-wired piezo pickups are attached to output a stereo signal. The piece on this recording was created November 9, 2009 with a time of 18:43. It was specifically made as a complement to Milo’s contributions to this Nero’s Neptune LP.
–Paul Metzger