Non-Event @ The Waterworks: Joe POTTS + Kate VILLAGE
May 26, 2017
Join us for a Non-Event concert at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum on May 26. Doors open at 7:30pm and music begins at 8pm. Tickets are $10 general admission or $8 for students and NonEvent members.
JOE POTTS is a founding member of The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), a seminal experimental music collective, which is responsible for over two-dozen releases over the past 40 years. He is also the “man behind the curtain” in Airway, an Art/Sound collective that combines walls of sound with subliminal treatments, and treats live musicians as electronic signals, which are processed and manipulated. For the past 15 years he has been composing for the “Chopped Optigan” a Seventies optical sampling console organ that has been customized and rewired in order to create dense undulating chords of up to 64 notes at a time.
KATE VILLAGE, described as a surfer shooting the curl in a wave of feedback, fights her Guild T-50 guitar in the endless battle between human and electronics. She has ridden the texture/noise continuum for the past 25+ years in rock bands and improv/noise configurations. Best known for elephantine guitar work alongside her husband Wayne Rogers in Magic Hour, Vermonster, Major Stars, and Heathen Shame; she’s also performed with other bunches of males including Stefan Jaworzyn, Luxiourus Bags, Alan Licht, Michio Kurihara, Thurston Moore, Bill Nace, Greg Kelley, Chris Corsano, Rinji Fukuoka, and Paul Flaherty but, sadly, not all at the same time.
This project is made possible in part by grants from the Boston Foundation, as well as the Brookline Commission for the Arts, the Newton Cultural Council, and the Boston Cultural Council, local agencies which are funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Parking is very limited at the Waterworks, so take the T! Green line trains to Cleveland Circle or Reservoir.
Timed to coincide with the United Nations' celebration of World Water Day on March 22, the Waterworks invites you to reflect on our most precious natural resource: water. The artists brought together for this show take a deep look at the intrinsic beauty of water, and consider the impacts of climate change and global warming that threaten the drinking water of so many across the globe.