APRIL 2010 Shows

No Idea Festival 2010 // Seeds + Systems
edition #2, Austin/Marfa

Bhob Rainey // saxophone — New Orleans
Bonnie Jones // electronics — Baltimore
Chris Cogburn // percussion — Austin

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 8:30pm, AAMP, 411 Monroe, Austin, Texas
$5-15 sliding scale admission

Friday, April 16, 2010, 8pm, $8, Crowley Theater, 204 N Highland, Marfa, Texas
Contact: Tim Johnson — 432-729-3906; orpheushead@gmail.com

Ten Pounds To The Sound is proud to present the 2nd edition of No Idea 2010 // Seeds + Systems. This year’s festival is focusing on a series of strong, consolidated smaller events (seeds) in the spirit of connecting international artists, audiences, presenters and organizations with the intention of helping to facilitate greater exchange between creative musicians internationally, and between México and the US specifically (systems).

For the second edition, No Idea 2010 is happy to present a small ensemble featuring three of the leading lights of US improvisation. Local percussionist Chris Cogburn is joined by New Orleans saxophonist Bhob Rainey and Baltimore electronic musician Bonnie Jones. The trio will perform two nights in Austin and Marfa, Texas to share and develop their music in preparation for travels to Mexico City for No Idea events in May 2010. In Mexico City Cogburn, Rainey and Jones will collaborate with a host of Mexican sound artists, visual artists and improvisors from throughout Mexico. Their generative work together in Texas in April 2010 will provide the seed and impetus for future collaborations with US and Mexican artists in Austin and abroad.

Artist bios, venue information and information on performances in Mexico City will be on the No Idea website, posted by April 5, 2010. For the most updated information, please visit: http://www.noideafestival.com

Bhob Rainey
Chris Cogburn


post_moot convocation | a convocation of unorthodox poetic and cultural practices

April 22- 25th 2010
Friday, April 23rd, 2:30pm–4:00pm
Bonnie Jones, Carla Harryman, Lisa Samuels

Miami University
Dept of English
Oxford OH 45056

The second Post-Moot Convocation, an international conference to be held at Miami in spring of 2010 to foster creative exchange among poets in the early 21st Century, will present papers / performances / presentations on a range of contemporary issues in poetics.


Monday, Apr 26 6:00 PM-8:30 PMTowson Library, 320 York Road

Chris Mason Presents …An evening of diverse art from Rupert Wondolowski, David Beaudouin, Lauren Bender, Chris Toll, Michael Ball, Bonnie Jones and Les Wade, plus a special performance by Chris’ group Old Songs, a troupe of poets and musicians who interpret ancient Greek texts via song.

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