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Headlong Dance Theater

* A Feast of Livers- Aaron Pond

Aaron Pond has been collecting the livers of a man who burdened us with knowledge of our devastation. Tonight, we feast, frying with chicken schmaltz, matzo, and caramelized onions.

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* A Feast of Livers- Aaron Pond
* A Feast of Livers- Aaron Pond

Time & Location

Apr 25, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Headlong Dance Theater, 1170 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA

About the event

Doors at 7:30pm

Music at 8pm

Space is limited and Advance Tickets are available here. Sliding Scale $10 to 20.

For this occasion, Aaron Pond will be debuting compositions for himself and letting themselves schematize spontaneously. He will utilize his throat, his larynx, the false vocal cords, sinuses, teeth, lips, tongue, and other holes for exit and entry of sounds, breaths, objects, thoughts, and spirits. There will be an array of pipes, the horn (french), flutes (nose, overtone, recorders, courting), bassoon, tiny percussion. All will be resplendent.

This is an hour-long solo performance. 

Biography

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. 

Paragraph of Self-Promoting Bullshit.

Known for his prolific collaborations and social organization, Aaron has not performed solo since his very first performance in 2019. In the 5 years that followed (and still follow), he has become an accomplished hornist, learned to make his own flutes, embarked on a study of music which has taken him to the pioneers of early electronic music and the comparative ethnomusicology of spirit possesion practices. 

 Aaron has several active bands-- BORBS, Inverse and Obverse, Argyle Torah,  Toro Bravo, and Boldt Fog. His curatorial work has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Broad Street Review. He is a graduate of the embattled New College of Florida and given lectures on music at the University of Pennsylvania, Curtis Institute of Music, and Temple University. As a performer/thinker he has closely collaborated with Thomas Patteson, Karen Smith, Toshi Makihara, and Dan Blacksberg.  He is the President of the People's Music Supply, and damn proud of it.  

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