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Sun, May 05


Upstairs at Abysinnia

* Freshly Formed Islands: Makihara / Pérez / Pond and Leaf x Patteson

NYC electric guitarist Gían Pérez joins Toshi Makihara (drums) and Aaron Pond (Horn+) for a trio that is an eternal smoldering fire within our oceans.

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* Freshly Formed Islands: Makihara / Pérez / Pond  and Leaf x Patteson
* Freshly Formed Islands: Makihara / Pérez / Pond  and Leaf x Patteson

Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Upstairs at Abysinnia , 229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

About the event

It is still the depths of blue against blue and yet there is steam which rises and occupies the eye in wavering forms.  A double trio bill will be formed

Gían Pérez- Electric Guitar

Toshi Makihara- Drums

Aaron Pond - Horn and Flutes

Trio to be named later

Sequoyah Leaf- Clarinet 

Thomas Patteson - Saxophone


No one turned away for lack of funds. 

CD's will be for sale by the artist. 


Gían Pérez is an artist, improviser, and composer born and raised in  Puerto Rico, based in Brooklyn, NY, whose work focuses on the dissection  and subversion of form. Pérez has worked and studied with artists like  Brandon Seabrook, Kate Gentile, Michael Attïas, Brandon Lopez, Marc  Edwards, Ras Moshe Burnett, Anthony Pirog, among others. Recently, he  has played at venues including The Stone, Knitting Factory, Joe’s Pub,  Nublu, Downtown Music Gallery, Rhizome DC, and more. By extending the  guitar to its extremes as a physical material, Pérez invites listeners  to participate in a ritualistic questioning of the sounds expected of  the electric guitar, and in turn what is expected of listeners.

Toshi  Makihara's performance utilizes traditional percussion with a variety  of discovered sound media, everyday objects and toys. Through a  rigorous, systematic, and practiced process of experimentation, Makihara  seeks out sounds that have never been heard before, experimenting with  touch, force, and speed, and always remaining aware of sound's  relationship to the body. Makihara studied drums and percussion with  Sabu Toyozumi, a renowned improvising percussionist in Tokyo. He has  also studied butoh with dance master Kazuo Ohno and others.

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. 

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