Maryland Experimental, Electronic, Electroacoustic (M3E)
is pleased to present a fundraiser concert
for and in conjunction with "An Die Musik Live"
Presenting the following Washington, DC artists in something we call "Washington Loves Baltimore" -- Curated by David Vosh
Mike Sebastian has been playing reed instruments for decades. His passion to play grew when he first heard the spirituality of John Coltrane's music. Mike plays improvised experimental, jazz, rock, gospel, and any other types of music that encourages creativity. His experience includes playing in a gospel orchestra, as well as with various local improvisers. Mike played improvised music for dance with Jon Matis and Mark Merella at the DC Improv Festival. Highlights of his career have ranged from live performances with Greg Osby and Peter Kowald to Joe Lally. Sebastian’s current projects are the DC Improvisers Collective and the Lost Civilizations experimental music project.
T. A. Zook is primarily a nylon-string guitarist; however, in live performances he plays basscello and lap steel guitar through digital signal processors; at studio sessions, he also plays a variety of digitally-processed, non-traditional analog instruments such as bowls, rainsticks, slidewhistle, whistle-flutes, oceanharp, etc. He began his study of the guitar in Chile and Uruguay (the latter under the guidance of Luis Acosta), and continued upon his return to the U.S. in the early 1960s under Sophocles Papas (classical) and Frank Mullen (jazz). Beginning in 1999, he has been studying improvisation under David Darling; in 2011 he was conferred a “Honorary Graduate” certificate from David Darling’s Music for People organization.
Musician Doug Kallmeyer spends much of his time on the road mixing bands which have included Blonde Redhead, School of Seven Bells, and most recently Phantogram. Add to that list more live work with notable artists including Shellac, Sunny Day Real Estate and Rancid. Both local to the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and on the road, a career which has numbered live shows in the thousands, and continues. His last release, 2005′s “Even Calls” (EM:T, 2005, 302acid) was a group foray into ambient textures which received rave reviews in publications like the UK’s WIRE magazine, and resulted in tours throughout the US and Europe. His most current project, Dubpixels (http://dubpixels.bandcamp.com) expands upon modern and classic aesthetics in dubwise music production to include audio and video, with a vinyl l.p. release slated for fall 2012. Kallmeyer currently resides in Baltimore city.
Jerry Busher has been a fixture of the DC music scene for over 20 years. He toured for 8 years with Fugazi playing 2nd drums/percussion as well as on recordings "The Argument" and "Furniture". He appears on albums by Fidelity Jones, The Spinanes, French Toast, Allscars, Alfonso Velez and John Frusciante. In 2007, he was the "Foley Artist" for Mabou Mines production "Peter and Wendy" at Arena Stage. Jerry worked on the music for the "Winchester" series featured in the 2000 Whitney Biennial, the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Weather Underground", and is the composer for the film "Frontrunner" (The story of a female presidential candidate in Afghanistan). Recently Jerry has been touring/recording with ESL artist Federico Aubele and working on the "Fugazi Live" series.
Steve Hilmy and Daniel Barbiero have worked together to create soundscapes for the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group since 2009. This independent collaboration of prepared and unprepared double bass routed through electronics explores the interplay of pitch and sound color.
A native of New Haven, CT, double bassist Daniel Barbiero has been active in improvised and experimental music in the Baltimore-Washington area for several years as a performer, composer, and ensemble leader. His music reflects his background in minimal, modal and non-genre specific improvisation, and interest in verbal, graphic and other non-standard methods of scoring for mixed ensembles. His creative activities have included leading and composing for the ensembles Shape Memory Alloy, Third Object Orchestra, and The Subtle Body Transmission Orchestra; he has released work with pianist Nobu Stowe and electronic sound sculptor Lee Pembleton, as well as with Ictus Records percussionist Andrea Centazzo and Blue Note recording artist Greg Osby. In addition to his ongoing work with the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group, he currently plays in nine_strings, Colla Parte, and the ambient/surrealist/improvisational trio Mercury Fools the Alchemist.
Steven Campbell Hilmy was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and, from the age of 7, raised in a British boarding school where he learned that cold showers, morning runs, and periodic beatings with a stick on the butt were character building, and that one must wear a tie and have very short hair if one was to go anywhere in this life. Prof. Hilmy has been on the faculty of The George Washington University Music Department since 1992 where he is the Director of the Electronic and Computer Music Studio. He has won awards from such organizations as the Southeastern Composers League, ASCAP, BMI, the Peabody Conservatory, and The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, including first prize in the Philip Slates Memorial Composition Contest for "Icarus Falling" (piano and electronics, 1989); the Gustav Klemm Prize for Composition at the Peabody Conservatory in 1991; and 2nd place prize in the Prix d'ete II composition competition at the Peabody Conservatory for "Us" (tenor saxophone and electronics, 1999). Much of Steve's recent works have been cross- medium collaborations for dance, video, and live electronics.*
Mixing ambient reverberations, piercing electronics and pulsing video-game orchestrations, Basha explodes through your ear-buds like little you’ve heard before. Basha brings her brand of DIY sound experimentation to the stage for the first time. Her tracks at times harkening back to the days of Sega Genesis and rushing towards the next sci-fi frontier at the same time, Basha’s tunes will tattoo themselves to your cerebellum whether you like it or not.
Basha began humbly with her Miniak Virtual Analog Synthesizer resting on her nightstand. Testing its each and every setting, Basha channeled the Beatles’ “Revolution 9,” Frank Zappa’s “It Can’t Happen Here,” and Tangerine Dream’s “Sorcerer LP” as she experimented during her weekly recordings. She first found a cozy digital audience when she uploaded her tracks to her SoundCloud. But cyberspace could not reign in the sound Basha would continue to unleash. Debuting on WMUC FM 88.1 College Park, Maryland’s “The Irrelevant Show,” Basha continues her live stylings at Pyramid Atlantic.
Her signature sunglasses and leather cap always with her, Basha compliments her off-the-wall tracks with a down-to-earth personality. Whether selling charms, crystals, or guitar straps at flea markets or photographing Music From The Film at their latest happening, Basha gathers followers off-stage and on. As you browse her postings on Facebook (search: Basha Teez), you will delight in tricked-out lunarscapes of Carolinian dunes and psychedelic self-portraits.
As she expands her sound with looping-pedals and percussive amphibian croaks, be satisfied in knowing you are getting in on the ground floor. The strip malls and bicycle paths of Olney, MD will not contain Basha, just as her tie-dye-tapestry-clad basement studio can’t contain her sound.That noise you hear? It’s Basha. Have fun listening to that.
"Pat Gillis (b. 1965, USA) plays synthesizers, effects, samples and tape manipulation. Two well-received releases via HC3 Music, BACK TO MINUS (2008) and MAGNETIC INJURIES (2009), are drawn from public performance and private rehearsal recordings with minimal editing and no remixing. The sounds of TL0741 represent an idiosyncratic manipulation of twentieth century musical prestidigitation technology. Prominent foregrounding of indeterminate harmonic and rhythmic data is constantly balanced with dynamically updated non-linear emotional narrative tropes. The results conjure for each listener a previously unexperienced universe of bewildering artistic value. A third release, HELD TO ACCOUNT, recently became available."