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Friday March 26th: a Night of Improvisational Music!

March 8, 2010


7:30 pm, Church of the Advent Library, 30 Brimmer Street, Beacon Hill, Boston 02108
$10. suggested donation

Symptomatic {Steve Norton / Vic Rawlings}
Max Lord
Kevin Frenette Trio
{Kevin Frenette guitars / James Rohr fender rhodes /John McLellan drums}
Hillary Zipper, violin

JaJuNo Trio
{James Coleman theramin/Noell Dorsey voice /Julius Vaslenko saxophone}
Louis Cohen

Lou Cohen has composed music since age 12. He studied mathematics at MIT, and has studied music privately. Composition teachers include John Cage, Ernst Levy and Alan Kemler. He studied harpsichord and early music performance practice with John Gibbons. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Readings that have influenced him a great deal: Joseph Schillinger’s “The Mathematical Basis of the Arts” and “The Schillinger System of Musical Composition”; and Iannis Xenakis’s “Formalized Music”
In the early 60s Cohen promoted new music in the Boston area by producing concerts in collaboration with Christian Wolff, in which the New York School was heavily represented. For a long time afterwards he composed in isolation. In April 2004 he produced his first concert in more than 40 years, in collaboration with the electro-acoustic group ONDA.
Since then he has appeared as a laptop improviser in numerous concerts in the Greater Boston area. His collaborations with video artist Bebe Beard, and his own computer animations have been shown in many galleries throughout the United States, and in film festivals around the world.
He is co-director of Opensound, a Greater Boston concert series featuring electro-acoustic improvisation. Opensound is sponsored in part by the Somerville Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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2010 Advent Library Concert Series Haiti Benefit – February 12th

January 29, 2010


Benefit Concert for Haiti Relief at Church of the Advent Library with MAEVE and the PAUL PHILLIPS BAND on Friday, February 12th at 7:30 pm

Acoustic/Americana trio Maeve will play a benefit concert in the Advent Library at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Feb. 12.  The trio consists of Courtney Reid, Rachel Taylor and Rollyn Zoubek, who blend their own distinct voices and styles to create cohesive harmony reminiscent of the Indigo Girls and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Opening for Maeve is the roots rock Paul Phillips Band.

Come with your friends for a night of great music and a great cause!  The suggested donation is $10 (enter a raffle for great prizes for just $5 more!), and all proceeds go to benefit relief efforts in Haiti.
Directions and map.

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