PAN_ACT BOSTON: June 20 + June 23, 2013

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present PAN_ACT BOSTON:

A festival featuring artists at the forefront of underground dance and experimental music from Germany, the UK, Japan, and Boston from the PAN Records roster.

NIGHT ONE: June 20, 7:30pm
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Lee Gamble
Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street
All ages / $15 ($12 students w/ID)
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AFTERPARTY: June 20, 9:30pm - 2:00am
with DJ Create Her [end fence] + residents
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
21+ / Admission: $10 ($5 w/proof of admission from Goethe show)
presented in collaboration with Make It New and the MIT Cool Japan Research Project

NIGHT TWO: June 23, 7:30pm
Rashad Becker
Valerio Tricoli
Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street
All ages / $15 ($12 students w/ID)
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PAN at Anthony Greaney: June 20-28
Special exhibit of PAN-related visual art curated by Pan Records’ founder Bill Kouligas
Anthony Greaney, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston
presented in collaboration with Spectacle

For a full schedule of PAN_ACT events in New York, visit

PAN_ACT Boston is presented by Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston in collaboration with Pan Records and ISSUE Project Room (New York) with additional support from Anthony Greaney, Make It New, MIT Cool Japan Research Project, Spectacle, and WZBC 90.3 FM.

About the artists:

KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN is a Boston-based electronic musician who has recorded albums informed by a wide array of genres, including ambient music, drone, early electronics, drill and bass, musique concrète, and krautrock. He studied computer music at Berklee College of Music, where he was exposed to modern electronic music composition and synthesis. His studio and live setup usually consists of a modular synthesizer, sometimes augmented with computers or analogue instruments, such as guitar or oud. Whitman has released albums on Pan, Planet Mu, Kranky, No Fun Productions, Root Strata as well on his own Entschuldigen and (now defunct) Reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge labels.

LEE GAMBLE began DJing as a teenager in the 1990s on UK pirate radio in the emerging Jungle scene. Since then, his approach to music has gone in a more experimental direction, as he explores the outer realms of abstraction through digital synthesis and re-synthesis. In his releases on Pan, he revisits his Jungle roots, albeit in highly abstracted form He is a a founding member of the UK-based CYRK collective and has curated/co-curated several performance and radio series for Resonance 104.4FM. In addition to his two records acclaimed records on PAN, Lee has released his solo computer compositions on the Entr’acte label and has collaborated with composer John Wall and artists Yutaka Makino and Bryan Lewis Saunders.

HEATSICK is Berlin-based performer and musician Steven Warwick, who is also known for his work in the electronic drone duo, Birds of Delay with fellow PAN artist Helm. His approach is one of carefully thought out loops which are executed on a simple Casio keyboard and then sent into varying types of interaction and infectiously danceable play. Active in the club, art, and music scenes, Warwick’s work exists in a liminal space, meditating both at once in real time and the “just past.”

NHK’KOYXEN is a solo abstract techno project of Kouhei Matsunaga, an Osaka-based musician, hip hop producer, and illustrator. Since 1992, Kouhei has released numerous albums under a variety of aliases (NHK, NHKyx, Internet Magic, Koyxen) on labels such as Skam, Wordsound, Raster Noton, and Mille Plateaux. In addition, he has collaborated with artists like Merzbow, Jungle Brothers’ Sensational, Autechre’s Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti Pop Consorium’s High Priest, Rudolf, Puppetmastaz crew, Asmus Tietchens, Ralf ‘RLW’ Wehowsky and more. His own label Flying Swimming was founded in 2002 with the main purpose being to publish and curate events of experimental contemporary music and art. This will be his second performance with Non-Event.

HELM is a sound artist and experimental musician based in London. Helm’s compositions build a dense aural landscape that touches on musique concrete, sound poetry, noise, and hallucinatory drones. Helm creates a world where these instruments morph into spectral rust, a shimmering klang swims alongside passive noise. This sound is steered through a melange of fringe territories: glacial drone meditations, reconfigured gamelan clusters, and howling walls of organized feedback, all coalesced in a post-industrial fashion with a commitment to homemade exploratory zeal. He has also performed extensively with Steven Warwick (HEATSICK) in the avant-drone duo Birds of Delay.

VALERIO TRICOLI is a Berlin-based composer, improviser, sound installation artist, producer, sound engineer and curator bridging musique concrete and conceptual forms of sound with a radical interest in how reality, virtuality and memory relate to each other during the acoustic event. He mostly uses analogue electronic devices (reel-to-reel tape recorders, synthesizers, microphones, light effects, ultrasonic speakers). The structure of the setup is ever-changing however, seeking multiple relations between the performers, the device and the space in which the event takes place. He is one of the founders of 3/4HadBeenEliminated and the Bowindo label/collective.

RASHAD BECKER will present a rare live set of his self-described “traditional music of a notional species.” While best known among techno fans and audiophiles as the head engineer at Berlin’s revered Dubplates & Mastering (D&M), Becker also creates precise, phatasmic computer sound designs that encourage the audience to focus their hearing. This performance will coincide with the release of his debut LP on PAN.

Rashad Becker, Live at Extreme Rituals: A Schlimpfuch Carnival 2012 (VIDEO)

All Visual Boston 3

All Visual Boston Slideshow is a group show of photographs projected digitally in slideshow format featuring recent work of both local and international visual artists. This is the third All Visual Boston.

Hosted by Aviary and Spectacle. Curated by Lindsay Metivier, Quinn Gorbutt and a guest curator TBA.


Ryan Arthurs
Genesis Baez
Anthony Barron
Aaron Bourque
Cara Brostrom
Jon Compolo
Kyle Carrier
Anastasia Cazabon
Jon Creamer
Charlotte de Mezamat
Jeff Downer
Matthew Gaines
Quinn Gorbutt
Suzi Grossman
Carl Gunhouse
Justin Hamel
Christian Hendricks
CJ Heyliger
Helen Jones
Phil Jung
Sylvia Kim
Molly Lamb
Kathya Landeros
Shane Lavalette
Michell Lee Wallace
Kim Lockwood
Fabiola Manchelli
Lauren McMahon
Chris McIntosh
Lindsay Metivier
Laura Miner
Robin Myers
Dylan Nelson
Timothy O’Connell
Myles O’Brien
Steven Paneccasio
Robb Paniconi
Trevor Powers
Camilo Ramirez
Eric Ruby
Elisabeth Shear
Katharine Shields
Al Straggas
Nabeela Vega
Stefan Volatile-Wood
Audra Wist

$5 suggested donation
Limited edition program/zine featuring selections from the slideshow and bios of participating artists


Non-Event and Spectacle present


128 Brookside
Jamaica Plain (near Green Street T)
Sunday, June 24, 2012

$10/ 8pm

Steve Baczkwoski (reeds) and Chris Corsano (drums) met in 2002, jammed at an old Buffalo ice house, and have played together in various formations ever since: duo, trio with Paul Flaherty (The Dim Bulb, 2005, Wet Paint) and also a quartet with Flaherty and Tony Conrad. Bill Nace (guitar) met Steve in a town famous for hockey sticks, first played together in a converted ice rink, and have recently formed a duo (Live in Buffalo, 2010, 8mm). Chris and Bill formed their duo Vampire Belt in 2002 in what used to be a bait shop. Up until now, the three’s first and only performance together was in Thurston Moore’s Dream/Aktion Unit at the Victo festival in 2005. For the Boston show only, the trio will be joined by trumpeter Greg Kelley.

About the artists

Multi-wind instrumentalist STEVE BACZKOWSKI lives in Buffalo, N.Y. where he works as a conduit for creative music of any and every sort. Baczkowski began playing alto saxophone at age eight, switched to baritone by the time he was twelve, and has since developed a wide array of woodwind styles & formidable breathing techniques. In addition to organizing the Buffalo Improvisers Orchestra, and the Buffalo Suicide Prevention Unit, Baczkowski also performs solo, in duo with Ravi Padmanabha, Bill Sack, Nola Ranallo, Omar Tamez & Bill Nace and in ensembles such as Genkin Philharmonic, 12/8 Path Band, Necrophonia, the William Parker Trance Quartet, and frequent collaborations with like-souled folks from around the world.

BILL NACE is one of the premiere avant-garde guitarists active today. He has one of the most personal and unique pallets of sound ever to be culled from an electric guitar. Nace creates a distinct, mind-bending cacophony and focuses his textures with intense precision and control. He works under various guises (x.0.4 with Jake Meginsksy and John Truscinski, a duo with Paul Flaherty, Northampton Wools with Thurston Moore, and Ceylon Mange with Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance) and his own name.

Drummer CHRIS CORSANO began a longstanding, high-energy partnership with saxophonist Paul Flaherty in 1998. A move from western Massachusetts, USA to the UK in 2005 led Chris to develop a solo music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings, pot lids, adhesive tape and other household devices into his drum kit. The years 2007 and ‘08 were spent as the drummer on Björk’s Volta world tour, all the while weaving in shows and recordings with the likes of Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker & John Edwards, Virginia Genta, and C. Spencer Yeh on his days off. Returning to the U.S. in 2009, Corsano shifted focus back to his own projects, most notably a duo with Michael Flower, Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny) and his solo work. In addition to the those mentioned above, he’s also played with, among others, Joe McPhee, Jessica Rylan, Akira Sakata, Jim O’Rourke, Jandek, Nels Cline, and Sunburned Hand Of Man.

GREG KELLEY began studying the trumpet at age 10. He attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, where in addition to studying the Conservatory curriculum, he also immersed himself in a deep study of avant-garde and experimental music, eventually coming to the conclusion that his musical focus fell outside of the academic sphere. After his studies, Kelley moved back to his native Massachusetts, quickly insinuated himself into the local avant-garde circles and soon commenced a period of intense travel and collaboration, bringing him across the United States, throughout Europe, Japan and South America.

He has appeared on over 60 albums and despite a more limited travel schedule, he still manages to play in a number of groups including Nmperign, Heathen Shame, the undr quartet and the BSC, among others.

Awesome Tapes From Africa & Debo Band

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • 8:00pm
The internet makes many rabbit holes deeper, and none is more fun to go burrowing in than the music blog that brings the exotic marvels of African cassette stalls straight to your desktop. Brian Shimkovitz runs the highly respected Awesome Tapes From Africa, and he’s coming to town to play his favorite tapes just for you, from Marrakech to Cape Town, Conkary to Mogadishu. If you’ve never seen an all-cassette DJ before, now’s the time. And just to spread the icing, Boston’s one & only 11-member Ethiopian-American ensemble Debo Band will be on hand with even more loping & hypnotic grooves. Don’t miss it!
Awesome Tapes on BoingBoing!


Spectacle 128 Brookside Jamaica Plain Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8:00pm

ALL VISUAL BOSTON is a one-night only, digital slideshow projection of recent work created by local and international artists, curated by Trevor Powers. It includes photography, painting, drawing and video. Participating artists: Al Baio, Phil Bergevin, Laura Beth Reese, Rachel Boillot, Kelly Burgess, Jonathan Campolo, Anastasia Cazabon, Christine Collins, Katey Farrell, Matthew Gamber, Nathaniel Grossman, Carl Gunhouse, Omer Hecht, Tyler Huntington, Justin Kaneps, Jared Kuzia, Molly Lamb, Shane Lavalette, Joe Leavenworth, Calvin Lee, Mutsumi Makino, Paige Mazurek, Lindsay Metivier, Benjamin Mosca, Courtney Nimura, Rebecca Perriello, Marina Pinsky, Eddy Pula, Camilo Ramirez, Irina Rozovsky, Ginevra Shay, Katharine Sheilds, Benjamin Smart, Annie Sollinger, Ryan Syrell, Otto Venta, Jenna Westra, Todd White The evening will start with a mini slideshow and talk by acclaimed documentary photographer Bill Burke, where he will share his work (past and present) and influences. 8pm-10pm: slideshow + talk 10pm-12am: slideshow + tunes $5 suggested donation first 50 people will get a copy of the ALL VISUAL BOSTON zine with artist bios and selected images from the slideshow

Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston

Join us for the kick-off of an indefinite occupation of Boston screens. Inspired by the Occupy movement, Cinematic Disobedience aims to bring people together for food and discussion and to present films that reflect in one way or another on the state of our economy, our public space and our society. March 1st Potluck at 7pm – bring a dish or a beverage, if you can Screening at 8pm. Future events: Events will take place on the first of every month in different locations around Boston. Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston (1978) by Richard Broadman “The story of what happened to Mission Hill is the story of many of America’s older ethnic neighborhoods. Seventy years ago, Mission Hill was an Irish neighborhood of homes and small stores in which people lived near their schools, their church, and their shopping area. But between 1940 and 1980 it changed: thousands of units of public housing were built and decayed there. Nearby hospitals expanded, displacing people from their homes. Developers and speculators bought and sold property and built twenty-story apartment houses. A new, poor population and an affluent professional population arrived to compete for parts of the old neighborhood. Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston is the story of urban renewal, racial conflict, and the struggle of a neighborhood to survive these changing times. Spokespeople include real estate developers, community activists, workers, and residents.” -DER Big thanks to Documentary Educational Resources for assistance with this screening!

Goat of Arms, Berbere Superstar, Hurricane Hostetter

Thursday December 15th 8pm.
Goat of Arms (drums, accordion, and sounds) Berbere Superstar (electric violin over samples) Hurricane Hostetter (violin looper) Kate from the Whitehause/Peace Loving doing her solo style show & Jim Hobbs solo sax legend. All ages. Donations accepted.

Star Pupils 2: A student film program

128 Brookside
Boston, MA

Saturday, November 19 7:00pm. BYOB, Donations suggested.

Unpredictably funny new video work by MassArt students Cooper Conley-Currier, Fred Soligan and Dillon Buss traverses from light to dark and strangely invasive shades in between.

Jaap Pieters: The Eye of Amsterdam

October 13 2011. 8pm. Facebook invite

"There is something inexplicable and strangely exquisite about the Super-8mm films of Dutch artist Jaap Pieters. A longtime icon of small-gauge filmmaking who has shown in cinemas, art spaces, and festivals throughout Europe, Pieters is often compared to Warhol because of his preference for single takes and a fixed camera. The films generally focus on the down-and-out passersby on the street outside his home in Amsterdam, and many of the movies are actually shot from his window. Possessed with an empathetic eye and incredible timing, Pieters captures metaphorical images and private performances that transcend the everyday moments in which they were framed." — Anthology Film Archives This is the inaugural U.S. tour showcasing the Super8 films of Dutch filmmaker Jaap Pieters, coinciding with his screenings at Anthology Film Archives, and in collaboration with musicians/sound artists Travis Bird (New Orleans) and Evan Lindorff-Ellery (Vermont). ABOUT THE ARTISTS Jaap Pieters has been taking photographs and making Super 8 films for the last three decades, and is a well-known presence in Europe. Beginning with his first solo program in Istanbul in 1997, he has shown regularly throughout virtually all corners of Europe, including on tours of Switzerland, Germany, and Spain, as well as in Paris, Athens, Copenhagen, and many more. He is also a fixture at IFF Rotterdam, and has shown at all manner of alternative venues along the way. For slightly more, visit Travis Bird is a guitarist, composer, and writer focused on both songwriting and improvisation. Active in Chicago since 2007 and recently relocated to New Orleans, he has worked in a wide variety of musical environments, equally at home with abstract improvisation and traditional songcraft. In addition to his musical activities, since 2010 he has co-curated (with Evan Lindorff-Ellery) Notice Recordings, a boutique cassette label that has released his own work as well as that of other experimental musicians; he edits and regularly contributes pieces to the Foxy Digitalis webzine. For more info, see Evan Lindorff-Ellery, currently based in his native Vermont, is developing a uniquely abstract yet deliberate style in both visual and sound art. As de facto art director of Notice Recordings, his original drawings adorn most of the label’s releases; they have also been published in online and in print form, most recently by the artist Jez Riley French. Musically, Lindorff-Ellery works with consumergrade and analog electronics, recordings of his surroundings, and layered processes to craft subtle yet richly layered sound environments connoting both isolation and home. More available at