calendar of events: 2019

all events by donation:
$5-$20 suggested // no one turned away
 May 25, 7:30 pm // Michael Rosenstein //
AN&R Trio

MICHAEL ROSENSTEIN, explores the interaction of acoustic and electronic sounds in collectively improvised settings and compositional frameworks. Process is central to his practice. This includes building and modifying sound-gathering devices, amplified surfaces, salvaged instruments, and simple oscillators. It extends to gathering recordings at ocean beaches, bogs, subways, city walks, and as part of architectural investigations utilizing microphones, photo diodes, contact microphones, hydrophones, and electromagnetic sensors. He develops these raw sonic sources, transforming, distressing, and combining them, and feeding off of the unstable sonic results.
AN&R Trio, is NATE ALDRICH (recordings), STEVE NORTON (reed instruments and electronics) and LESLIE ROSS (bassoon and electronics)- with nearly 90 years of performance experience among them, they have played experimental and electronic music together since 2015. AN&R creates improvised sound environments using extended instrumental techniques, electronic processing and field recordings that are rich in texture and subtlety.

 April 6, 7:30 pm // Burton / Drury / Matthew,
New England Tour '19

A trio of visionaries, JILL BURTON, voice/movement (Gainesville),WADE MATTHEWS, electronics (Madrid), and ANDREW DRURY, floor tom (New York) with over a century of combined experience whose methods employ technology running from the Stone Age to the Digital Age but whose product is a timeless ritual of collective human imagination.

 Sept 29 // 12 pm Kindling Fund info-session,
1 pm sound installation preview
& potluck community lunch
the info-session is for The Kindling Fund which supports artist-organized projects that engage audiences and incorporate the visual arts in meaningful ways. With a focus on experimentation, the Fund distributes grants to Maine artists ranging from $1,500 - $5,000. Successful applications value unconventional engagement, critical dialogue, collaboration, and create new models for presenting artists' work.

Requiem by Steve Norton is an installation based exclusively on the sounds of extinct animals and can be viewed after the info-session.

Please join us at 1pm for a Potluck lunch. Bring a dish or nibble if you can -plates and cutlery, conversation and new encounters will be awaiting!

april 20 // community workshop:

Daksha will guide us through an introduction to needle felting and it's possibilities from sculpture to jewelry to applique....

Please bring a household sponge (as large as you can find). Needles and roving and tea will be supplied, however certainly bring along any roving or yarn or wool fabric you might like to use or share.

RSVP encouraged so that we have an idea of how many might attend, but drop-ins are welcome.
march 9 // community workshop: beeswax tapers

South Penobscot Knitting and Craft Circle will hold its first community workshop. Guiding us through the process as we each get to make a set of candles, Cat McNeil will share techniques for hand dipping beeswax taper candles. Supplies, beeswax, wick and tea, are furnished, if you'd like otherwise to contribute, bring along an ounce of beeswax or nibbles to share.
!EXTENDED! to October 22 // 2nd annual sound installation festival
Fridays 4–6 pm, Sundays 1–4 pm, and by appointment
*CYMBAL BATHS -- now offered at the close of installation hours:
Fridays at 6pm / Sundays at 4pm
*Tom Hamilton’s "City of Vorticity" -- an ongoing participatory “aural score” with an open invitation for any individual musician to interact with the soundscape by performing with it.
See below for more information on the Installations
and on Cymbal Baths.