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2223 Fish

FMP: Chris Williams/gabby fluke-mogul/Joanna Mattrey/Patrick Shiroishi, Spectral Forces & Zosha Warpeha

A triple act. Free Musics, sci-fi wordsmithing meets high-energy improvised rhythms, and restruralist scandanavian folk

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FMP: Chris Williams/gabby fluke-mogul/Joanna Mattrey/Patrick Shiroishi, Spectral Forces & Zosha Warpeha
FMP: Chris Williams/gabby fluke-mogul/Joanna Mattrey/Patrick Shiroishi, Spectral Forces & Zosha Warpeha

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

2223 Fish, 2223 E Dauphin St, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

About the event

Comprised of Joanna Mattrey, viola, gabby fluke-mogul, violin, Chris Williams, trumpet, and Patrick Shiroishi, saxophone, the quartet's collaboration is rooted in kinship, joy, and a love of improvisation.

Joanna  Mattrey is a violist working in free improvisation, new music, and  classical music. She uses extended techniques, modern compositional  approaches, and electronic alterations to challenge the conventions of  the viola. Joanna creates an embodied performance practice centered on  ceremony and ritual. Recent and upcoming releases include, 'Soulcaster'  (Notice Recordings, 2023) 'Strider' (Dear Life Recs, 2023) 'Oracle'  (Relative Pitch Records, 2022) ‘Dirge’ (Dear Life Recs 2021). Mattrey  has performed with icons Tyshawn Sorey, Henry Threadgill, Marc Ribot,  John Zorn, Mary Halvorson, Billy Martin, Elliott Sharpe, Miya Masaoka,  and the International Contemporary Ensemble.

Chris Williams is an  interdisciplinary artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY and is most  at home collaborating with contemporary improvisers and  experimentalists. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and  Europe. His work explores the dyad of ancestral trauma and power  existing in all Black Americans. Williams has been commissioned by  WasteLAnd and International Contemporary Ensemble and has been in  residence or with BANFF Centre for the Arts, Foundation of Contemporary  Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Musik Installationen Nürnberg and  others. He has collaborated with creators including Eyvind Kang, Joanna  Mattrey, Miriam Parker, Patrick Shiroishi, Bennie Maupin, Nicole  Mitchell, Fay Victor, Wendy Eisenberg, Luke Stewart, Pink Siifu, and  Marjani Forte-Saunders.

gabby fluke-mogul is a New York based  violinist, improviser, composer, & educator. fluke-mogul exists  within the threads of improvisation, free jazz, noise, &  experimental music.Their playing has been described as “embodied,  visceral, & virtuosic" & "the most striking sound in improvised  music in years..." gabby is humbled to have collaborated with Nava  Dunkelman, Joanna Mattrey, Fred Frith, Daniel Carter, Ava Mendoza, Luke  Stewart, Zeena Parkins, & Pauline Oliveros among many other  musicians, poets, dancers, & visual artists.

Patrick Shiroishi  is a Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los  Angeles who is perhaps best known for his extensive and incredibly  intense work with the saxophone.  Over the last decade he has  established himself as one of the premier improvising musicians in Los  Angeles, playing solo and in numerous collaborative projects.  Shiroishi  may well be considered a foundational player in the city’s vast musical  expanse.

Spectral Forces:

We bring triangulated  octohedronal hysteria, wired nexus and timpanic atom bathe! the new wave  in mystic sonic structure. Spectral Forces are Alex SmithJulius Masri & Pete Dennis.

Zosha Warpeha:

Zosha  Warpeha is a composer-performer working in a meditative space at the  intersection of contemporary improvisation and folk traditions. Using  bowed stringed instruments alongside her own voice, her long-form  compositions explore transformations of time and tonality. She performs  primarily on Hardanger d’amore, a sympathetic-stringed instrument  closely related to the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, as well as  five-string violin. Her current acoustic and electro-acoustic work is  informed by the cyclical forms, rhythmic elasticity, and the physical  momentum of Nordic folk music.

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