Night of the Sound Poets III
Featuring Damien Olsen & PAS
Big Brother on Acid
Tableaux Vivants Silent Theater Group
DAMIEN OLSEN is a Brooklyn based experimental musician, improviser, sound manipulator, sound designer, photographer and sculptor.
Don't expect his music to jump out at you and grab you by the neck. It's a subtle form of musical beauty that seeps slowly and quietly into your brain.
It's dark and deep and moody and monumental, and even soothing, all at the same time.
You can call it electronic, perhaps, but it's not about club dancing...
any rhythm is very subtle- and while it's definitely not a drone, it is rippling with texture and temperature.
PAS (post abortion stress)
Robert Pepper- Keyboards, percussion, loops, various analogue sound sources
Amber Brien- Drums, Percussion, Bass, Electionics; trained in Taiko, the Japanese drum art
Jon Vomit Worthley- Guitar, Effects, Electronics
Taking their name from a religious pamphlet, PAS (post abortion stress) is a group out to create music according to their particular artistic vision of aberrant beauty and abstraction. Their name refers metaphorically to those whose point of view doesn't fit in the constraints of normal society. This viewpoint fuels their creativity. Since their inception the band has been interested in making music from the fringes of perception, creating soundscapes that aren't defined by any particular conventions or viewpoints; the aesthetic underpinnings are defined by the notion that music can be whatever is perceived by the ear. It's a conception fueled by a love of life and art and a desire for honest artistic self-expression. The compositions themselves are more akin to soundscapes than songs in the traditional sense. There are no clearly defined melodies, no structural landmarks that give you any sense of a traditional anchor.
This is not music making with a sense or desire for commercial viability, but sonic sculptures in the mode of pure art.
354 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
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