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Sat, Mar 23


The Clay Studio

FMP: Dani Dobkin/Matt Sargent and BORBS

Dani Dobkin & Matt Sargent are touring behind the release of their new duo recording, Bend on Waveform Alphabet. BORBS is Aaron Pond (Horn+), Jessica Brown (Horn+), Max Englemen (Guitar+), Carlos Santiago (Violin). Celebrating the release of "Motivic Consciousness" on Wish Fulfillment Records

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FMP: Dani Dobkin/Matt Sargent and BORBS
FMP: Dani Dobkin/Matt Sargent and BORBS

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

The Clay Studio, 1425 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

About the event

In collaboration with The Clay Studio

Dani Dobkin & Matt Sargent:

Dani Dobkin & Matt Sargent are touring behind the release of their new duo recording, Bend on Waveform Alphabet.

Dani  Dobkin is a New York City based sound artist, composer and educator  currently working within the means of sound, synthesis and ceramics.  Recently their work has engaged with ideas of grief, decay, ephemerality  and mycology. Past and recent collaborators include Yarn/Wire,  International Contemporary Ensemble, CT::SWaM, Qubit and Women in Sound.  As an artist and composer, their work has been showcased at a variety  of venues and galleries including Dimenna Center for the Arts (NYC),  Spectrum (NYC), Fridman Gallery (NYC), Shift 411 (NYC), Mom’s Gallery  (NYC), The Wallach Gallery (NYC), The Rubin Museum (NYC), Public Records  (NYC), Chronos Art Center (Shanghai), NextSunday (Tokyo) and Little  Berlin (Philadelphia). Dobkin received a BA from Bard College and an MFA  in Sound Art from Columbia University.

Matt Sargent:

Matt  Sargent is a composer, guitarist, recording engineer, and music  technologist based in upstate New York, where he is an assistant  professor of music at Bard College. His music grows from interests in  resonance, the making/breaking of patterns, and computer models of  musical thought. Over the last decade, his work has focused extensively  on musical algorithms and real-time notation systems, which can be heard  in his compositions and technical collaborations with other artists. He  is currently engaged with expanding available repertoire for the pedal  steel. As a technical producer and software designer, Matt developed a  networked music notation program for the Swiss-based Ever Present Orchestra, which facilitated performance of numerous large ensemble works composed by Alvin Lucier.

BORBS  is dedicated to the birds in their awe inspiring nature, their terror,  their beauty. This band utilizes sound schemas, gesture-codes, and light  compositional thoughts as an organizing operandi. The sonic world is a  mythical transduction of our ever-depleting/degrading/transforming  natural spaces. While we never play compositions per say, nor do we ever  stay in a particular mood for a long time, it seems very clear that  sunset has a certain sound to it, the blistering afternoon heat, the  deep winter morning. There are characters. We may be constantly  redefining ourselves but we are most distinctly stars in the sky. If you  trapped us in an elevator you would hear the words "Kabuki Theater  meets the Art Ensemble meets Jurassic Park"

Aaron Pond- Horn, Voice, Flutes, Melodica, Percussion, Grasses

Jessica Brown-Horn, Voice, Flutes, Percussion

Max Engleman- Guitar, Gong, Melodica, Bassoon

Manuel Joe Perez III- Alto Sax, JHorn, JSax, Magic Wand, Double Drone Flutes, Toys, Trash

and Special Guest,

Carlos Santiago- Violin

venue  is wheelchair accessible (elevator access to 4th floor). Covered space  is heated, performance will be moved indoors in the event of inclement  weather.

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