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Thu, Jul 25



* Sonic Acupuncture: Abe Mamet and Friends present Spa Day

Celebrating the Release of Abram Mamet's Spa Day on Shiny Boy records there will be a performance of 5 short solos followed by a quintet set. Sonali Singh (Bassoon), Anne Ishii (drums +electronics), Abram Mamet (horn), Mekhi Gladden (oboe) and Aaron Pond (horn + little instruments)

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* Sonic Acupuncture: Abe Mamet and Friends present Spa Day
* Sonic Acupuncture: Abe Mamet and Friends present Spa Day

Time & Location

Jul 25, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Philadelphia, 1170 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA

About the event

$10 to $20 at the door, Cash and Venmo Accepted, 


7:30 Doors

8pm Show

Spa Day is Abe Mamet’s new album for ‘solo’ French horn. The entire tape is a journey in sonic meditation, and invites the listener to embark on a guided experience of aural acupuncture. Side A features Abe on French horn and electric bass, and is layers of both instruments along with meaningful environmental music recorded during Abe’s many life adventures. That side ends with a collaboration with drummer Jillian Upshaw. Side B is composed of two improvised sessions – recorded direct to tape – from Abe and guitarist/co-producer Walsh Kunkel. These songs feature no overdubs; all effects were recorded live.

The live performance will feature 5 extremely sensitive improvisers as they unblock your sonic pressure points. Each will have a solo set, and then we will go for the big blockages with a group set at the end.

About the musicians:

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. 


 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. 


Lauded as D.C.’s “major jazz French horn player” by the Washington Post, and named one of 2023's "artists to watch" by DCist, Abe Mamet is a composer and instrumentalist committed to using his music to ground himself, his fellow musicians, and his audiences more deeply in the spaces they occupy daily.


Anne Ishii is a writer and musician based in Philadelphia+New York and the executive director of Asian Arts Initiative. Anne plays drums and electronics, mostly around Philly, often with TOTALLY AUTOMATIC who can be found on Bandcamp.


Mekhi Gladden is interested in the through line between care and expression. They exist in the explorative spaces of classical music, free improvisation, medicine, African American social philosophy, and gender euphoria. They long for self actualization through community with the hopes of being able to support and care through medicine and expressive arts.


From busking on Broad street to drumming in a darkened cemetery, Sonali Singh lets themselves be swept into the madness and passion of Philadelphia's creative and improvisation scene. They ache to soothe hurt souls, much like theirs, on this shared journey. Through foundations of music therapy and the power of improvisation, Sonali hopes to foster a sense of community, nurturing and .. aaand.. aaand wow, I'm sure you get it. Make music with me. Make joy with me. Make space for grief, anger, loss, and pain with me. Or let's scream for no reason!

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