December 6, 2011 @ Franklin Art Works

posted by casey on 2011.12.01, under Music

(first to last)

Tatsuya Nakatani
Tatsuya Nakatani is a contemporary percussionist, originally from Osaka, Japan. He utilizes the drum set, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls
and metal objects.

Visions of Christ
(Casey Deming and John Jerry)
& Take Acre
(Rich Barlow, Jaron Childs, Charles Gillett & Davu Seru)

Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Jackie Beckey
Kevin Cosgrove
Jonathan Kaiser
Adam Patterson
Jonathan Zorn


July 19, 2011

posted by casey on 2011.07.15, under Music

(first to last)

String Quartet
Davu Seru (cello)
Elaine Evans (violin)
Daniel Furuta (cello)
Naomi Joy (violin)

Glue Clinic
Matt Himes (waveform oscillator, percussion and electronics)
Jason Millard (guitar / electronics)

Paul Metzger
& Charles Gillett


March 22, 2011

posted by casey on 2011.03.18, under Music

Jesse Petersen
Adam Patterson

Davu Seru
Charles Gillett
Stefan Kac

(Andy Broder and Tim Glenn)


New Venue! September 28th, 2010

posted by casey on 2010.09.24, under Music

Open Eye Figure Theater
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Sept 28th, 8pm, $5
beverages provided (donations)

Bryce Beverlin II (record-release Taiga Records)

TAIGA 13 – Bryce Beverlin II “Seizing Fate by the Throat” LP
300 black vinyl in a gloss jacket with liner notes printed in the pocket.

Bryce Beverlin II is a prolific, multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis. His primary discipline is music – specifically, freely improvised vocals and percussion. “Seizing Fate by the Throat” is a distillation, the spirit of 15 years of spittle and brass vapors collected in this studio recording from March 14, 2010.

Justin Meyers & Jason Power
Justin Meyers, who runs the local noise label TONE FILTH, joins Jason Power (Slapping Purses) for a synthesizer collaboration.

Jaron Childs, Charles Gillett, Davu Seru
Jaron Childs (alto saxophone) and Davu Seru (percussion) have performed together since 1998. They have worked with Charles Gillett (guitar) since 2001. All play in the instrumental band Take Acre with The Pins guitarist, Rich Barlow.

Visions of Christ
John Jerry & Casey Deming
Acousmatic / Musique concrète


August 31, 2010 – Last day at Art of This space

posted by casey on 2010.08.27, under Music

Come celebrate a great run at the Art of This Gallery space
and our ongoing relationship as the series finds a new home

This will be another fundraiser for our future and securing a new home for the series.

- – - – -

Take Acre
Rich Barlow, Jaron Childs, Charles Gillett, Davu Seru

Paul Metzger & Davu Seru

George Cartwright, Andrew Broder, Tim Glenn


August 3, 2010

posted by casey on 2010.07.31, under Music

Aerosol Pike
Philip Mann (alto & tenor saxes, bass clarinet, percussion)
Ryan Reber (soprano sax, cello)
Rick Ness (alto sax, B flat clarinet, multi-toned tenor bugle, percussion)

Charles Gillett & Mike Hallenbeck

Bryce Beverlin II & Jacob Felix Heule (San Francisco, CA)

Jacob Felix Heule is a drummer and electronic musician whose music directly expresses sonic texture and timbre through the discipline of free improvisation.
Spanning extremes of physicality and intensity, stasis and restraint, his music follows from the traditions of electro-acoustic improv and noise.

In 2004 he founded the acoustic grind duo, Ettrick, with both members playing both drums and saxophones in a style often described as a hybrid of free jazz and black metal.

Heule has worked extensively with double bassist Tony Dryer since 2006, exploring heavy electronics as Basshaters since 2008. Their textural acoustic improv trio
with clarinetist Jacob Lindsay released its debut album, Idea of West, on Creative Sources in 2008. Heule and Dryer also have a trio CD with saxophonist Jack Wright,
and have performed live with diverse musicians such as Michel Doneda, C Spencer Yeh, Gino Robair, and Damon Smith.


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


March 30, 2010

posted by casey on 2010.03.24, under Music

Charles Gillett (electric guitar) & John O’Brien (trumpet)

John Zuma Saint-Pelvyn (guitar)

Jaron Childs (alto sax), Jesse Petersen (guitar), and Davu Seru (percussion)


January 19, 2010

posted by casey on 2010.02.28, under Music

Naomi Joy (violin, voice)
(of the local band Mother of Fire)

HeatdeatH (guitar, electronics, drums)
(Andrew Broder & Tim Glenn)

Charles Gillett guitar
(celebrating a tape-release on Bryce Beverlin II’s insidesmusic

“A = B. A is B. A represents B. (do what I do, do what I say).”


January 5, 2010

posted by casey on 2010.02.28, under Music

Ryan Reber: soprano sax
Milo Fine: B flat clarinet
Elaine Evans: acoustic violin

Aerosol Pike + 5
Philip Mann: alto sax, bass clarinet, drum set
Ryan Reber: soprano sax
Rick Ness: drum set, B flat clarinet, alto sax, multi-toned tenor marching bugle
Milo Fine: marimba, B flat clarinet
Davu Seru: amplified cello
Charles Gillett: guitar
Stefan Kac: tuba
Elaine Evans: amplified violin, pocket trumpet