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Sat, Apr 13



* A 3 String Tempered Cage- Chot Steambuns, Samantha Kochis, Ann Adachi Group

This is the premiere of a new duo between NYC based pianist Shinya Lin and Aaron Pond (horn+) as well as Ann Adachi's new groupo. Rising Star Samanatha Kochis performs a solo flute improvisation.

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* A 3 String Tempered Cage-  Chot Steambuns, Samantha Kochis, Ann Adachi Group
* A 3 String Tempered Cage-  Chot Steambuns, Samantha Kochis, Ann Adachi Group

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

ELCA , 1542 E Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

About the event

7:30 Doors

8pm Music 

Suggested Donation $10 to 20

Chot Steambuns

Shinya Lin- Piano

Aaron Pond- Horn, Vocals, Percussion

Samanatha Kochis- Flute

Ann Adachi Group-

Ann Adachi-Piano

Jack Braunstein- Clarinet

Deven Carmichael- Trombone

Aaron Pond- Horn


Samantha Kochis is a Brooklyn-based flutist, improvisor, and composer who explores various creative environments as an artist of experimental music. In her creative works, Samantha draws from the tradition of improvised music and deep listening to engage in sonic conversations with listeners and collaborators alike. Her playing is described as “deeply intentioned” and “sensitive yet powerful.” Samantha is the co-founder of “Phonotonic”, an artist collective dedicated to building community among experimental and improvising artists who share the experience of gender-based oppression. Samantha has collaborated with artists such as gabby fluke-mogul, Luke Stewart, and Laura Cocks.

Shinya Lin is a performer, composer, and improvisor. He is also a  co-founder of Chaospace, a community that supports the curation of Asian  artists in New York City. Shinya's musical style encompasses various  genres, including new music, jazz, improvisation, and electroacoustic  music. He focuses on playing the piano, prepared piano, and electronics,  drawing inspiration from artists such as John Cage and Cecil Taylor. He  believes in embracing whatever comes as a consequence of life and  finding enjoyment in exploring the soundscape informed by life and  nature. Shinya places great emphasis on "being present" in his music, as  it is inseparable from ordinary life. He believes that music brings  people together and helps them connect naturally, leading to a  realization of life's purpose. Shinya graduated from Berklee College of  Music and now holds a Master of Music degree from The New School's  Performer-Composer program. He has embarked on a creative path,  collaborating with various art communities in New York.

Aaron  Pond is  a musician, concert promoter, and  community organizer active in   Philadelphia. His improvisational  practice is drawn from early  atonal  music, the playful spirituality of  the AACM, and a South Florida  childhood spent in synagogues and swamps.  His scholarly pursuits center  the universal aesthetic structures of  spirit possession and the  marking  power of ritual. Aaron wishes to find  himself in the turbulent  seas of  sensation. You can find him  performing in his many bands  (BORBS, Inverse and Obverse, Argyle Torah,  Toro Bravo, and Boldt Fog)  and with the wonderful deziens of Philly's  Dance Community.

Ann  Adachi enjoys meditating on sound in a group setting, with special interest in  the construction of harmonies among varied timbres which is most  apparently explored in sustained tones. Ann studied classical piano and  composition at Brevard College and Berklee College of Music, where she  explored inclusion of video medium and performance in her music  compositions. Phenomenological curiosity inspired the composition of a  quartet piece, in which each musician was stationed in different parts  of Boston each with a videographer capturing wandering musicians and  sound of the environment--subway, Chinatown, park, and busy street. At a  precise given time, all four start playing the composed music.  Culmination is a four-channel video installation that maps time, space,  and sound. After a hiatus, Ann is excited to play in ensembles,  sometimes in the accompaniment of the sounds of the Wissahickon.

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