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Guionnet & Khouri • Chen & Sadja • Guionnet & Kennedy & Hutson
April 20 8:30 pm| $10
The Unwrinkled Ear Presents
Jean-Luc Guionnet and Lotus Edde Khouri – saxophone and dance
AFTERBURNER: Audrey Chen and Doron Sadja – voice, electronics and light
Jean-Luc Guionnet and William Hutson and Jeremy Kennedy – saxophone and electronics and drums
Doors 8:30/ Music 9
Jean-Luc Guionnet returns to Los Angeles after two years, bringing with him a new dance collaboration with Lotus Edde Khouri, and a new trio that has been incipient in his mind since his last foray in our fair city featuring locals Jeremy Kennedy and William Hutson.
Berlin-based AFTERBURNER is the collaborative project of vocalist Audrey Chen and audiovisual artist Doron Sadja. A live collaboration for hyper-extended voice, electronic noise and light, the group weaves together Chen’s idiosyncratic vocal growls and chirps with Sadja’s dense synthetic noise, often blurring the line between human- and electronically-generated sound.
Doron Sadja is an American artist, composer, and curator whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space. Often using multichannel or motorized speaker systems and high intensity fog and light, Sadja crafts immersive performance and installation works that are both playful and transportive. Sadja has published music on 12k and Shinkoyo records, and has performed/exhibited at PS1 MoMa, Atonal Festival, STEIM, Norberg Festival, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Issue Project Room amongst others.
Audrey Chen has created an uncompromising and idiosyncratic music, tightly disciplined yet acoustically wild and heavy with implication.Her ultra-verbal vocalising, often reminiscent of the visceral and emotionally charged sound poetry of François Dufréne or Henri Chopin, exposes physiological aspects of utterance that are concealed within standardised articulation and day to day speech. Fleshy, breath-driven and flecked with spittle, Chen’s voice emanates not just from her mouth but from an ensemble of upper body surfaces, channels, passages and cavities. – Julien Cowley THE WIRE
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