HERMETIC ART PARTY (PARTY) -- Cassette Release Show
7:30 PM19:30

HERMETIC ART PARTY (PARTY) -- Cassette Release Show

HERMETIC ART PARTY (PARTY) - Cassette Release Show

Sunday, Nov. 4, 8PM
Doors at 7:30pm, Music at 8:00pm
Admission by suggested donation: $15 general / $10 student

Underwolf Records is pleased to present the Los Angeles debut of Hermetic Art Party, who will be celebrating the self-release of their new cassette at this special, one-night-only event featuring robots, texts, sounds, sense, and light.

Hermetic Art Party is a long-form exploration of sound and light composition, with music by Anthony Vine (guitar) and Madison Greenstone (clarinets/objects), and video projections by Katy Gilmore. The work is a glacial meditation on a limited vocabulary of clarinet multiphonics; each facet and nuance being gradually illuminated over time. Tuned in relation to the clarinet's sonorities, the guitar acts as a reflecting reservoir: echoing, tracing, reinforcing, and shading the clarinet with an ebbing and flowing palette of sustained harmonics. Slowly evolving, hazy color fields of projected light responds to the unfolding sound, establishing another immersive dimension for the audience to situate themselves within.

Anthony Vine is a composer and guitarist currently living in San Diego, California. His music is characterized by a pluralistic approach to tuning and harmony, drawing on just-intonation, instrumental spectra, and other temperaments. Tones are projected by acoustic instruments and simple waveforms, and cast in immersive forms. The music attempts to engage a reflexive mode of listening, wherein one takes notice of their own perceptual faculties, and begins to perceive themselves listening.

Madison Greenstone is a clarinetist currently based is San Diego. She most often plays improvised and contemporary music in solo and chamber music settings predicated on close collaboration. She works within several different composition collectives including Hermetic Art Party, Shy Bather (with Michelle Lou), we are like flowers (mechanical clarinets with Bryan Jacobs), and DAD (Michael Matsuno + T.J. Borden + members of HGNM). Madison has also performed in the context of experimental lecture recital and experimental theater. Recent engagements include a residency at Harvard University and performances as part of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra. Current projects include an upcoming solo album release on Kendra Steiner Editions and a series of explorations for contrabass clarinet and contained feedback.

Katy Gilmore is a video projection artist based in San Diego. She has spent the last 10 years merging a background in modern dance choreography with a day job in post production film. She currently works at the Media Teaching Lab at UCSD.

Chromatic Heartbreaker auscultates and activates hidden properties of everyday objects. They draw influence from differing magical practices and treat the act of performing as a process of hermeneutic revealing.

Medic is a modal distribution.

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Katharina Rosenberger's SHIFT Album Release

Join us to celebrate the release of SHIFT, a new album of music by Katharina Rosenberger featuring wasteLAnd and RAGE THORMBONES on Hat Hut Records:


Nicholas Deyoe (of wasteLAnd), RAGE THORMBONES, and secret special guests will play three sets of searing, forward-listening compositions and improvisations at the Outhaus, Underwolf's Mid-City avant-bungalow.

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8pm
$10 donation
8:00 :: Nicholas Deyoe, electric guitar
9:00 :: RAGE THORMBONES, trombone duo
10:00 :: Deyoe + RAGE + special guests

About the Album:

Brian Morton of THE WIRE writes:
"Each (composition) is a sonic environment, a utopic or virtual space in which the physical dimensions, temperatures, textures and vectors of travel are all dictated by sound. [...] They are all the intellectually richer for revealing their inspirations in art and cartography, but they do not depend on those narratives for their success, which is why what you are holding in your hand is such an exciting recording. This really is, as the label has it, music with its ear to the future."

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Underwolf at the Outhaus

Underwolf is pleased to announce the opening of the Outhaus, a new space for experimental composition, free improvisation, avant-rock, and sonic exploration, with three days of performances from adventurous artists. A former beauty salon in Mid-City, Los Angeles, the Outhaus is a new home for music that breaks through the glass of the past with what's to come.

We're celebrating with a dozen performances over opening weekend. Come hang!

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7 PM
7:15 :: Gregory Uhlmann
8:00 :: Carolyn Chen
9:00 :: Christopher Douthitt
9:45 :: Andrew McIntosh

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7 PM
7:15 :: Logan Hone
8:00 :: Laura Steenberge
9:00 :: Matt Barbier
9:45 :: Dollshot

Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2 PM
2:15 :: Hampton Fancher (fixed media)
3:00 :: Daniel Silliman
4:00 :: Scott Worthington
4:45 :: Southland Ensemble

Deep listening premieres of recorded works from sound artists Desmond Knight and Hampton Fancher.

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loadbang Presents: Premieres - Volume 7 at The National Opera Center's Scorca Hall (NYC)

UW artist Quinn Collins work featured on loadbang's program.

loadbang will be giving the world premiere of works by Zak Argabrite and ZongYun WE, performing works for loadbang by Ioannis Angelakis, Chris Cerrone and Quinn Collins and performing a work for four voices by Joseph Byrd.


Quinn Collins is a composer of rhythmically engaging acoustic and electroacoustic music who aims to combine rigorous formal schemes and processes with rock energy, occupying a space where brains and adrenaline collide.  He earned a B.M. in composition in 2005 at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, studying with Frederic Rzewski and Michael Fiday and completed his M.M. in composition at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2009, studying with Zack Browning, Erik Lund, and Scott Wyatt. Collins holds an M.F.A. from Princeton University, where he is currently a PhD candidate and has been a student of Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Paul Lansky, Steve Mackey, Dan Trueman, Dmitri Tymoczko, and Barbara White. He is also active as a bass guitarist, improvisor, film composer, and theatrical sound designer and is a member of the digital hardcore band The Miz'ries, described as "a noise band who improvises three minute pop songs" and "the music that plays in the club where the bad guys hang out" whose music is released by the label collective Belts & Whistles.  His music has been performed by ensembles such as Mobius Percussion, The Living Earth Show, Dither, The Guidonian Hand, loadbang, Ogni Suono, Newspeak, and So Percussion.   Upcoming projects include an album of improvised material with Rinde Eckert where he acted as guitarist, bass guitarist, and producer to be released on Underwolf Records.  He is currently based in Philadelphia. https:// soundcloud.com/quinncollins


New York City-based new music chamber group loadbang is building a new kind of music for mixed ensemble of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice. Since their founding in 2008, they have been praised as ‘cultivated’ by The New Yorker, ‘an extra-cool new music group’ and ‘exhilarating’ by the Baltimore Sun, ‘inventive’ by the New York Times and called a 'formidable new-music force' by TimeOutNY. Their unique lung-powered instrumentation has provoked diverse responses from composers, resulting in a repertoire comprising an inclusive picture of composition today. In New York City, they have been recently presented by and performed at Miller Theater, Symphony Space, MATA and the Avant Music Festival; on American tours at Da Camera of Houston, Rothko Chapel, and the Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University; and internationally at the China-ASEAN Music Week and Shanghai Symphony Hall.  loadbang is the recipient of numerous awards, including Chamber Music America/ASCAP's Adventurous  Programming Award and New Music USA's Impact Fund.


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Underwolf at WPRB Studios

Bad Jazz

East Coast Tour Kick Off

Bad Jazz is an improvisational sound art trio based in San Francisco. Using invented instruments, electronic toys, percussion and piano they create roughly rendered sonic landscapes.

Joy on Fire

Anna Meadows (sax); John Paul Carillo (bass/guitar/compositions); Chris Olsen (drum set/percussion)

Sax/bass/drum power trio JOY ON FIRE originally formed in Baltimore, MD in 2009, and has since played up and down the East Coast, including gigs at: Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lounge; SoWeBo Fest and Windup Space in Baltimore; The Purple Fiddle in West Virginia; and the The Pour House and Asheville Music Hall in North Carolina. This past May, the group hosted a month-long residency in NYC at SoHo's The Cupping Room Cafe. Now based in North Jersey, JOY ON FIRE recently completed its second album of Black Sabbath meets Eric Dolphy inspired “punk-jazz fuzz-rock,” entitled Devils & Monsters.

Chris Douthitt 

with  Mark Eichenberger (percussion) + Jeff Snyder (electronics)

Christopher Douthitt is a composer, guitarist, and songwriter from Spokane, Washington. His music draws on many traditions, from the twentieth-century avant-garde to American primitive guitar to free improvisation to spoken word. He writes for and fronts the Austin-based band, the Glyphs.

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