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.
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.