On Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents
Jozef van Wissem (lute)
Sult (Tony Dryer, Jacob Felix Heule and guests)
Jozef van Wissem, originally from Holland, now living in New York,
may be the world's only experimental lutenist. By cutting-and-pasting
classical pieces, constructing palindromic melodies, or adding
electronics and processed field recordings, he manages to seamlessly
bridge the musical languages of 17th and 21st centuries. His music
is uncluttered and direct, with a viscerally hypnotic and emotional
impact, and delivered with an ascetic intensity reflected both in
his Biblical titles and his No Wave influences.
Tony Dryer and Jacob Felix Heule have been collaborating for at
least five years, whether in their duo Basshaters or in larger
groups like the Bay/Oslo Double Trio. Their quartet Sult, with two
Norwegian guests, plays sound-oriented improvised music. Drawing
inspiration from contemporary music, electro-acoustic improv and
noise, they seek abrupt consciousness and reflective chaos. Intensity
bubbles beneath the surface of carefully applied sonic textures,
sometimes erupting into flowing physicality and expressivity.
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA
Admission: donation. All proceeds go directly to the musicians.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.
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