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Flag Day Fest

Community Arts Phoenixville & Flag Day Recordings are happy to present it’s first annual summer event bringing you a varied mix of music within the experimental genre.

Performances by:

Guillermo Pizarro (PA)
Sound designer / Flag Day Recordings operator, Guillermo Pizarro opens up the event with ambient textures and cinematic story telling through sound.

Moth Bucket (Central PA)
Wild, free improv from this local-ish duo. Percussion, tape loops, ciat-lombarde devices. Everything a growing moth needs.

Sandy Ewen (NY)
Sandy Ewen is an experimental guitarist, artist and architect based in Houston. Her current projects include the trio Etched in the Eye, Spiderwebs, Garden medium, and an ongoing collaboration with bassist Damon Smith. She has performed alongside Roscoe Mitchell, Keith Rowe, Lydia Lunch and many others, and has performed and recorded with Weasel Walter, Jaap Blonk, Henry Kaiser and more.

Newton (PA)
Trapped In A World He Never Made!

Newton (pronounced: NOO-tən) is the moniker of experimental musician and sound artist Mat Rademan, born and based in the Philadelphia major metropolitan area.

Rademan has created a prolific and profound catalog of recordings, live performances, films and installations since the project’s inception in 1995 (although this work was not released to public until 2000). His sound works are a singular blend of electronics, voice, cassette recorders, contact microphones, and occasional non-musical devices. Seamlessly incorporating various techniques and themes of musique concrète, existentialism, noise, absurdism, anti-music, field recording, glitch, and sometimes even performance art into his work. The result is a truly unique perspective in both theory and practice. Rademan also runs the prolific Philadelphia sound label Breathmint, also founded in 1995.

Jen Kutler (NY)
Jen Kutler is a multidisciplinary artist and performer. She modifies found objects that are cultural signifiers of power, gender, queerness and intimacy to create atypical instruments and sculptures. Her performances feature many of her instruments incorporated with immersive field recordings to explore common and discrepant experiences of familiar social tones in immersive sound and media environments.

Christopher Feltner (VA)
Author, performance artist, sound poet and noise artist, these are just some of the hats that Christopher S. Feltner wears. Visceral, intimate performances are his specialty. Not to be missed.

Terence Hannum (MD)
Terence Hannum is a Baltimore based visual artist and musician who performs solo, with the avant-metal band Locrian (Relapse Records) and the dark synthpop duo The Holy Circle. Also, more recently has been performing under the name Axebreaker an anti-fascist Power Electronics project. He has exhibited at The Suburban (Milwaukee), TSA (Brooklyn), Guest Spot (Baltimore), Western Exhibitions (Chicago, IL), School 33 (Baltimore), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Gallery 400 at UIC (Chicago, IL), Allegra La Viola (NYC), City Ice Arts (Kansas City, MO) & Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA)

Community Arts Phoenixville
June 14th
$15 Early Bird / $20 Day of Event

Milton “∞ Brothers” tour

Milton 2015
Milton is a duo of Mike Schauwitzer (Mildew, Slow Owls) & Mat Rademan (Newton) formed in 2005. Their first live performances since October 2015. Their first east coast gigs since Florida in August 2008.

May 6 – @ AS220 – Providence, Rhode Island
w/ Shawn Greenlee, Suicide Magnets, Bridget Feral, Dave Public

May 7 – @ Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, New York
Monthly Modular Series
w/ Jackson Kovalchik / Casas, Rootless, Mothmatix
Live visuals by Chromadetic

May 8 – @ Fort Tender – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
w/ Noise Nomads, CHS, Zack Rowden, Metasplice


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We Sing a New Language: The Oral Discography of Thurston Moore


We Sing a New Language: The Oral Discography of Thurston Moore
Nick Soulsby
Omnibus Press
Paperback • 322 pages

We Sing A New Language is the first definitive account of Thurston Moore’s work across many hundreds of collaborations, solo recordings and guest appearences. His long tenure in Sonic Youth might speak for itself, but in this book Moore’s friends and colleagues speak revealingly for his other achievements, bringing together a wide variety of creative enterprises whose unifying thread is nothing more or less than Thurston Moore’s passionate devotion to music. Celebrating everything from Fluxus, through acoustic guitar and black metal to noise and improvisation, his has been a career that defies easy summary but rewards careful exploration…

Spanning 1978 to the present day, Nick Soulsby’s book takes the reader inside the creative process, capturing each key shift and development in Moore’s work from his time with Glenn Branca’s seminal guitar orchestras to his wholehearted embrace of free jazz and improvisational music in the mid-nineties.
The polar opposite of the rock star who becomes a calcified monument to what made him famous when young, Thurston Moore has retained the genuine youthfulness of the ever-inquisitive artist.

Keen to experiment, willing to relinquish control and unafraid to take chances, he has allowed himself to remain creative and innovative. It’s a unique achievement and one that finds worthy celebration in We Sing A New Language.

Amazon (USA)
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