Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sonic Circuits

We are already a few days in and I have been too dang busy to warn you about the presence of DC SONIC CIRCUITS.

The Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music was initiated by the American Composers Forum (ACF) to provide DC’s music and art communities with the opportunity to sample experimental and avant-garde electronic music, with an emphasis on improvisation and artistic use of new technologies.

Now heading into its eighth year, the Washington DC chapter of the ACF has expanded the scope of the festival to include electroacoustic compositions, experimental jazz, noise rock, electronic drone and experimental folk, as well as live video and film programs.

Sonic Circuits seeks to foster the spirit of collaboration through the diversity of participating artists, and its varied programming appeals to arts enthusiasts of all types.

The festival is scheduled to take place September 28 - October 5, 2008 at the Velvet Lounge, National Museum of Women in the Arts, George Washington University in Washington DC, & Pyramid Atlantic in downtown Silver Spring.

From the Velvet Lounge schedule ( ):

Wednesday 10.01.08
Paul Flaherty/Randall Colbourne Duo, Elliott Levin/Dan Scofield/Aaron Martin/Britton Powell/Scott Verrastro Quintet, Ride the Big Bull w/ Marty McCavitt, KBD
$8/doors at 9pm/18+

Thursday 10.02.08
Pacific 231, Suzanne Thorpe (ex-Mercury Rev) & Philip White, El Mapi & Matterlink, Northern Machine, Worms in Dirt
$8/doors at 9pm/18+

Friday 10.03.08
Sonic Circuits DC
Dead Science (Constellation Records), Food For Animals, okok, Mind Over Matter Music Over Mind
$8/doors at 9pm/18+

Saturday 10.04.08
Doors at 3pm
Matmos (Matador), Andrea Parkins, Mattin, Haptic, Jason Kahn & Jon Mueller, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words, David Watson, Trio Chroch (Denmark, electro-acoustic avant-jazz), Josef van Wissem (Holland, solo lute), Phog Masheen, Second Land, Caustic Castle, RDK, Myo, Polyphasic, Soft Pieces
$10/doors at 2:30pm/18+

Photos from last years Sonic Circuits, at Warehouse

Noveller of Brooklyn

Twilight Memories of the Three Suns

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