Audrey Chen (Voice/Cello) And Flandrew Fleisenberg (Percussion)

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Audrey Chen (Voice/Cello) And Flandrew Fleisenberg (Percussion)
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Dreamland says
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Doors: 7:30pm Music: 8:00pm
$10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvuZi9vpfxo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfJ4wFhjxeU#t=1298

AUDREY CHEN is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. Parting ways with the family convention, she turned to the cello at age 8 and voice at 11. After years of classical and conservatory training in both instruments, with a resulting specialization in early and new music, she parted ways again in 2003 to begin new negotiations with sound in order to discover a more individually honest aesthetic.

Now, using the cello, voice and sometimes analog electronics, Chen’s work delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores the combination and layering of the homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. She works to join these elements into a singular ecstatic personal language.

Chen has performed extensively in festivals and venues across Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Canada and the USA. In 2011, she relocated to Berlin, Germany from Baltimore, MD USA and continues to maintain an active international touring schedule.

David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet has described her work as "fascinating and gripping" and "possessing something extremely vital and vivid...."
www.audreychen.com

flANDREW flEISENBERG plays percussion on an ever changing assortment of ephemera and modified drum parts coaxing texture and tone both familiar and bizarre. Attentive to room resonance, ambience and collaborator, fleisenberg playfully utilizes sound and presence to explore space, time, and relationships. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) with a focus in conceptual art, he is musically self-taught and has developed a cadre of idiosyncratic techniques that are all his own. flandrew has been involved in the improvised and creative music community since 2001 performing solo, in ad-hoc improv groupings, and in set projects. A recent migrant to Philadelphia, fleisenberg is an active producer and advocate of improvised music and dance across the region.

Recent and favored implements:
Cannon ball, 10' ball chain, catering platter, doors, loose cymbals, sticky sticks, soup pans, glass window, steel spring, floors, walls, air, sand, paper, rope, ping ping balls, a couple glasses of wine, some luck, and good fortune.

Current collaborations:
Skinny Vinny (duo with Joshua Jefferson), Vervet Dance (Loren Groenendaal), fleature (duo with Neil Feather), duo with Audrey Chen.

"Marcel Duchamp: funny phony. flandrew fleisenberg: Einstein of drums."
- Gordon Marshall, poet laureate of the Boston improv scene

http://lifeoffleisenberg.blogspot.com/
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