Wednesday, September 08, 2010

September 14th: Greg Davis + Ben Vida/Geoff Mullen/Lussuria

Avant Ghetto Presents:

Greg Davis + Ben Vida

Geoff Mullen


Tuesday, September 14th 9PM
258 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

More about the artists:

Greg Davis(VT)

Greg Davis plays everything from guitar to khaen to gongs to
synthesizer to pine cones to laptop and more. He primarily works as a solo musician but has worked in a variety of musical situations with
Jeph Jerman, Zach Wallace (as Sun Circle), Keith Fullerton Whitman,
Sebastien Roux, Steven Hess, Joseph Grimm and Akron/Family. Davis has released lots of music on labels such as Carpark, Kranky, Important, Tompkins Square, Tonschacht, Room40, Ghostly and more. He has toured and travelled around the world sharing his openness to all sounds and musical experiences. Davis makes his home in Burlington, Vermont where he works on music, audio mastering and has been active in developing a new scene for other musics. Greg’s recent live sets have focused on a shared meditative drone experience which creates an environment conducive for the practice of deep listening in the present moment with a clear mind free of prejudice.

Ben Vida (NYC)

For over ten years Ben Vida has been writing, recording and releasing
records. Playing in such bands as Town and Country, Singer and DRMWPN and playing solo under the name Bird Show. He has released records with many labels including Thrill Jockey, Drag City and Kranky. Ben has toured extensively around the United States, Europe and Japan -Kranky Records

Lussuria (NY)

Lussuria performs Ambient Noise nostalgic for the early days of the
genre. Citing pioneers as Halfler Trio, Mlehst, Maeror Tri, and NON,
the music of Lussuria fluxuates between collaged soundscapes, hypnotic drones, and noise rumbling. Formed in 2006, Lussuria have released material through such labels as Hospital Productions, Amortout, Destructive Industries, and Razors and Medicine. In addition, have performed stateside and abroad. Currently the project have completed work on a full length due out on
Hospital Productions later this year.

Geoff Mullen (RI)

I first became aware of Mullen's guitar excursions through his
additions to the excellent Invisible Pyramid box set put out a few
years ago by Providence based Last Visible Dog records. In addition to introducing me to the beautiful writing of Loren Eisley, that
expansive 6 CD document has yielded countless hours of aural bliss
with Mullen's contributions being my personal favorites. On that set,
Mullen transcended mere Takoma worship with his use of subtle white noise that only enhanced his beautiful acoustic guitar playing. Having followed Mullen's career since then it is evident the man is a
restless creative spirit and one of a handful of guitarists who can
still keep things interesting. - Jeff Conklin (Avant Ghetto)

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