ABRASH PRESENTS:

November 16, 7 PM
$8 at the door


Abrash Presents: is a series of concerts focusing on experimental sound, visual, and performance artists. Abrash Presents: aims to bring traveling musicians and local artists from the San Diego area to interact; juxtaposing performances and forming new collaborative situations.

Flandrew Fleisenberg (percussion) & Loren Groenendaal (dance)
Nathan Hubbard (solo percussion)
Michiko Ogawa (solo clarinet, performing Alvin Lucier’s Still And Moving Lines Of Silence In Families Of Hyperbolas, Part I Number 1)
Nick Lesley (percussion, electronics) & Nicolee Kuester (French horn)

Flandrew Fleisenberg (percussion) and Loren Groenendaal (dance), both from Philadelphia, have been actively collaborating since 2011. They create set works and perform free and structured improvisations. Applying an experimental approach to their performances, they transcend boundaries between the mediums of dance, music, and visual arts and explore the limits of materials and performance venues.

Nathan Hubbard's solo music is an amalgam of his work as an improviser, composer and instrument builder. Using acoustic and amplified instruments and a wide range of electronics, Hubbard creates a soundworld of multiple layers, where the music changes definitions of form, shape and outcome. This music has been presented in a wide variety of contexts, from concert halls and festivals to freeway underpasses and desolate mountain roads, and is documented on the recordings Born On Tuesday (2004, Circumvention), Aegis I (2005, Castor & Pollux) and Blind Orchid (2007, Accretions).

"A man with a vision is at work here, who successfully combines his talents as an improviser, composer and instrument builder, seeking for a new musical language." - Vital Weekly

Michiko Ogawa is clarinetist performing across classical or comtemporary repertoires and experimental music. She received her MA from the Hochschule fuer Musik Freiburg (Germany). Currently she is doing Doctorate at UC San Diego. Past performances include Tokyo Experimental Festival (Tokyo), Ensemble Modern Academy (Tokyo), Darmstadt Sommer Musik Tage (Germany), Supersense (Australia), Inland (Australia), IDEAL/CALIT2 (U.S), Palimpsest (U.S), Springfest (U.S) among others. She teaches clarinet at UC San Diego Department of Music.

Michiko Ogawa will be performing Alvin Lucier's Still And Moving Lines Of Silence In Families Of Hyperbolas, Part I Number 1 for clarinet and sine wave.

Nick Lesley is a musician and media artist who has committed his professional career to facilitating access to artworks for scholarly use and community engagement. As a musician, he primarily plays improvised music on drums and interactive electronics combining percussion with analog and digital signal processing. Nick has composed music for dance, movie soundtracks, and recently a computer animation by pioneering computer artist Lillian Schwartz. He’s recorded with David Grubbs,  performed in Rhys Chatham’s “A Crimson Grail”, and the Boredoms “88 Boa Drum”. He’s worked closely on audio/video work with Charlemagne Palestine, Kalup Linzy, and Pam Payne. In 2012, he curated an exhibition of video art for Lothringer13, in Munich, and he regularly advises on the installation of video and media art-work, including the exhibition “Circa 1971” at Dia Beacon (2011-2012). As Distribution Manager at Electronic Arts Intermix, Nick worked closely with artists and art institutions to present video, sound, and other media works appropriately, in ways that preserved the integrity of the work.

Nicolee Kuester, An active proponent of new music, horn player Nicolee Kuester recently completed international tours with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orquesta de Baja California, and has performed with the Marlboro Festival, the San Diego New Music Society, the Lucerne Festival Academy, and the Palimpsest Ensemble at UC San Diego. She has appeared with the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Opera, and as a soloist with the La Jolla Symphony. Nicolee also writes and performs experimental text-based works dealing with conversation and the nature of human contact. She holds degrees in horn performance and creative writing from Oberlin Conservatory and UC San Diego.

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