to Jul 7

New Media Art & Sound Summit 2019 / Austin, TX

CotFG is a volunteer-run arts organization supporting creative expression and counter-culture community.

The annual New Media Art and Sound Summit is a three-day summer festival dedicated to diversifying Austin’s musical ecosystem.

The group originally formed at an old church on the east side in 2003 and over the years has included rotating casts of volunteers, artists, local audience and long distance pen-pals. The organization has presented over one thousand events to date including concerts, art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and other adventurous excursions. In 2007 CotFG became a sponsored project of SVT and held monthly events at their former Manor Rd home until June of 2016. They continue to present interesting forward thinking experimental music all over Austin.

For more information about the series visit friendlyghost.org or email cotfg.assistant@gmail.com

COTFG is a sponsored project of the non-profit organization Salvage Vanguard Theater 501 (c)(3) and supported in part by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

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8:00 PM20:00

Claire Rousay / M.W. Vessel / Nava Levenson "Jar Opening" at Rhizome DC

Tuesday June 4 * 8pm * $10

Night 2 of Claire's week-long performance residency

Claire Rousay solo set on drum kit
M.W. Vessel improvising quartet
Nava Levenson "Jar Opening"

Claire Rousay is a Canadian-American improvisor, drummer, and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Drawn to improvisation by a desire to free their percussion practice from the constraints of conventional timekeeping, Rousay explores the emotional overlap of rhythm, speed, and texture as both a soloist and participant in creative partnerships that span North America. Drawing liberatory power and ethical commitment from queer theory, Rousay's improvisational style employs a critique of the relationship between masculinity and percussion.

M.W. Vessel is a first time improvisation between Chris Sies, Sam Cooper, Chris Mathews, and Corey Thuro.

Nava Levenson will host A Jar Opening which is an event or art happening in which a jar of studio dirt is opened collectively with the intention of analyzing and documenting the contents. Her ongoing project, Studio Dirt, investigates discarded matter from different artist's practices. She has been collecting jars of studio dirt and scrap from emerging artists for almost a year now. She has been hosting 'Jar Openings' where she opens the jar with community members and host a dialogue on its contents. Through this series of archeological digs, she is collecting data and documentation for a future publication highlighting the processes of emerging artists.

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6:00 PM18:00

GOBSMACKED at the Waco Civic Theatre

My projects Willo and Archisms will combine into a super band to play live with Waco’s own Out on a Limb Dance Company in our original production GOBSMACKED.

I’ll be acting at music director and composer in residence for this very special collaboration and so psyched to have some of my favorite musicians playing! I’ve been working closely with OOAL’s L. Brooke Schlecte on making music for her amazing choreography. An event not to be missed!

More information available at www.outonalimbdance.com

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7:30 PM19:30

Tatsuya Nakatani // Chris Sies and Todd Meehan @ Cultivate 712

We’re thrilled to bring legendary percussionist and sound artist Tatsuya Nakatani to Waco for this special night of percussive art at Waco’s downtown art gallery, Cultivate 712.

The bill will include a performance of my work Translucent Bodies for percussion duo and electronics, along with a solo set from Tatsuya Nakatani himself.

Opening act is TBD.

Tickets are $7 and donations will be accepted for traveling musicians.

Cultivate 712

712 Austin Ave. Waco TX



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to Nov 17

Baylor Percussion Group at PASIC 2018

The Baylor Percussion Group is hitting the road and taking an amazing program of some of the most innovative percussion works today to The Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention in Indianapolis.

The performance will take place the morning of November 16.

Featuring music by:

Jason Treauting

Annika Socolofsky

Andrea Mazzariello

Edgar Varèse

Alejandro Viñao

Nina C. Young

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7:30 PM19:30

Baylor Percussion Group PASIC Preview Concert

The Baylor Percussion Group will present a preview performance of its program we’re taking to the Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention in Indianapolis. The BPG was selected as one of the winning ensembles in the international percussion ensemble competition hosted by PAS.

Works to be performed by:

Jason Treauting

Annika Socolofsky

Edgar Varèse

Alejandro Viñao

Nina C. Young

and more!

Concert is Free and will take place at Jones Concert Hall in the Mccrory Music Building on Baylor University’s campus.

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to Apr 7

Baylor Percussion Symposium

The Baylor Percussion Symposium continues this year featuring the music of percussionist and composer, Michael Burritt!

April 6 includes a concert of electro-acoustic music at Cultivate 7twelve art gallery in downtown Waco (Austin Avenue). Solo and chamber performances by Baylor Percussion students and faculty.

April 7 includes classes and showcase concert featuring performances and music by Michael Burrito and the Baylor Percussion Group. Jones Concert Hall in McCrary Music Building (on Baylor Campus).

Special guest performances and classes by Doug Perkins and Ivan Trevino

Professors Todd Meehan and Chris Sies, Directors


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7:30 PM19:30

Latitude 49 at Baylor University

Latitude 49 makes is Texas debut at Baylor University, bringing a sneak peak of the group's second album, "Wax and Wire".

L49 will present the ONLY performance of its kind this season, and will feature a beautiful and eclectic mix of music that has been commissioned or arranged for the group in the past several years.

Repertoire includes:
Viet Cuong's "Wax and Wire"
Sarah Kirkland Snider's "Thread and Fray", and "You are Free"
Mark Kilstofte's "Ballistic Etude 3.1"
Gabriella Smith's "Number Nine"
Chris Sies' "These (were) used to harm"
Annika Socolofsky's "A Sense of Who" 

Thursday March 29, 2018 // 7:30 pm // free admission

Jones Concert Hall // Glennis McCrary Music Building

Baylor University

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