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.
Charlotte de Mezamat
Michell Lee Wallace
$5 suggested donation
Limited edition program/zine featuring selections from the slideshow and bios of participating artists
Non-Event and Spectacle present
STEVE BACZKOWSKI-BILL NACE-CHRIS CORSANO-GREG KELLEY Quartet
Jamaica Plain (near Green Street T)
Sunday, June 24, 2012
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.
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!
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.
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
first 50 people will get a copy of the ALL VISUAL BOSTON zine with artist bios and selected images from the slideshow
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.
Potluck at 7pm – bring a dish or a beverage, if you can
Screening at 8pm.
Future events: http://cinematicdisobedience.com/
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!