Mike Bullock to appear at Upstate Artists Guild

Mike Bullock to appear at Upstate Artists Guild

Upstate Artists Guild, 247 Lark Street, Albany, NY

August 29, 2008 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM


FRIDAY Aug. 29, ASAC is proud to present:

Vic Rawlings (cello, electronics) - Somerville MA
Andrew Lafkas (contrabass) - Queens
Bryan Eubanks (electronics) - Brooklyn
Mike Bullock (contrabass, electronics) - Troy

Friday 8/29
Albany, NY
doors at 7:30, show at 8
donation at door

About the musicians:

Bryan Eubanks lives in Brooklyn and Andrew Lafkas lives in Queens.  Individually and together they have been presenting concerts, producing recordings, and helping to nurture New York City's growing underground improvised-music scene.  
Vic Rawlings (prepared amplified cello, surface electronics) is active in the Boston improvised music community. His performances focus on the metamusical potential of unstable sounds and silences. He is an instrument builder specializing in modifications of existing instruments. In addition to his extensive cello preparations, he continually develops an electronic instrument from extant analog circuitry, producing, in effect, an analog synthesizer with a highly unstable interface.

He performs regularly as a soloist and as a member of undr quartet, The BSC, and in duo and trio ensembles with Michael Bullock, Greg Kelley, Bhob Rainey, Sean Meehan, Jason Lescalleet, James Coleman, Tatsuya Nakatani, and Howard Stelzer. Collaborators have included Eddie Prevost (AMM), Donald Miller (Borbetomagus), Daniel Carter (Other Dimensions in Music), Laurence Cook, Jaap Blonk, Masashi Harada, and Stephen Drury.

Rawlings appears on the record labels Audio Dispatch, Grob, Sedimental, Emanem, Boxmedia, Chloe, Absurd, and Rykodisc. He has performed as a soloist/ composer with Nicola Hawkins Dance Company and has composed scores for films by Alla Kovgan and Jeff Silva. He has toured throughout the US and in France.

Michael T. Bullock is a composer, sound artist and visual artist based in Troy NY. The range of his work includes contrabass, banjo, video instrumentalism, and illustration. Bullock performs across the entire US and in Europe, collaborating with a huge range of artists, including Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Steve Roden, Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley of nmperign, Mazen Kerbaj and Theodore Bikel.

His groundbreaking solo contrabass playing has brought him to medieval chapels and the side of a mountain. Bullock also performs with the BSC, an octet of Boston-based improvisers; as the trio MAWJA with Kerbaj and Vic Rawlings; and in the multidisciplinary duo rise set twilight.

Bullock is the founder of Chloë Recordings. He currently pursues a doctorate in the Arts Department at RPI in Troy, where he researches noise, feedback, and non-idiomatic music cultures. Bullock also curates concerts with the Albany Sonic Arts Collective.


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