Archer Spade Performance Series presents:
Anthony Coleman/Ashley Paul (organ/sax) & Julius Masri/Joo Won Park (homegrown electronics)
Saturday, February 16th
Anthony Coleman/Ashley Paul
Anthony Coleman is a piano and keys player, trombonist and vocalist mainly working within the free improvised and avant-garde jazz scenes in downtown New York during the late 1970s through to the present day. His greatest impact was during the 80s and 90s when he worked with rising avant-garde star John Zorn on such seminal works as Cobra, Kristallnacht, The Big Gundown, Archery and Spillane and helped push forward modern Jewish music into the 21st century.
Brooklyn based composer/ multi-instrumentalist Ashley Paul uses a unique mixture of saxophone, clarinet, voice, prepared strings, bowed percussion and bells to create a mash of understated clatter, floating melodies and psycho-acoustic experiments. She combines these disparate elements to compose introverted songs and intuitive forms.
Her solo albums have received high praise being chosen “Album of the Column” in The Wire, first on Byron Coley and Thurston Moore’s “Tongue Top Ten” in Arthur Magazine and picked on NPR’s All Songs Considered “Best of 2010”. She has been interviewed in the German magazine Spex, The Sound Projector, Foxy Digitalis and on Rare Frequency. She will have her first two articles published this year in the Black Mountain College Journal special edition on John Cage and in Audition Magazine, Berlin.
In addition to performing solo, Ashley collaborates regularly with Anthony Coleman, Eli Keszler and Geoff Mullen. She has performed or recorded with Loren Connors, C Spencer Yeh, Roscoe Mitchell, Aki Onda, Joe Maneri, Greg Kelley, Seijiro Murayama, Ran Blake, Satoshi Takeishi, Brad Jones, Bill Nace, Joe Morris and Charles Cohen.
Julius Masri/Joo Wan Park
Julius Masri plays drums and circuit modified keyboards in as many varied musical settings as possible, with the goal of eking out as much sonic phenoms and language upsets as he can possibly extract from these instruments. He continues to perform with many of Philadelphia’s most active choreographers, and performs in such groups as Superlith, Electric Simcha, LionsHead, and many others.
Joo Won Park wants to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes beautiful and strange. He performs live with toys, kitchenware, vegetables, umbrellas, and other nonmusical objects by digitally processing their sounds. He also makes compositions using field recordings, sine waves, and any other sources that he can record or synthesize. Joo Won draws inspirations from listening to Maryland swamps, Philadelphia skyscrapers, his 3-year-old son’s play, and other soundscapes surrounding him.