Sonic Transmissions Festival At The North Door

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Sonic Transmissions Festival At The North Door
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Sonic Transmissions, curated by internationally renowned bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (The Thing, Atomic), is a three-day showcase that gives equal weight to some of the globe's best free jazz, post-punk, experimental hip-hop, and improvised music. The three-day bash – scheduled to take place from Thursday, September 10 to Saturday, September 12 – includes performances by Joe McPhee, Alvin Fielder, The Young Mothers, Spray Paint, Guilla, and more nationwide artists.

The debut music festival at The North Door (502 Brushy Street in Austin) is built around the Texas-centric powerhouse and Flaten-formed The Young Mothers, which presents jack-out-of-the-box surprises ranging from spirited and moody takes on modern jazz and improv to grindcore and hip-hop side trips. Each member of the six-piece ensemble will present his respective solo project as well as collaborate with the nation’s top-flight improv musicians, such as Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians members Fielder and Avreeayl Ra; Houston-based double bassist Damon Smith, who has played with Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen, and John Tchicai; and David Dove, a highly-regarded trombonist and founder of Nameless Sound in Houston.

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The festival is supported by Epistrophy Arts, Astral Spirits and the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at
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