Bonnie Jones ///// electronics, samples
Andrea Neumann ///// modified autoharp, mixing desk
January 29 – February 13th
1/29 – the wulf, 1026 s. santa fe ave. #203, Los Angeles
2/2 – Berkeley Arts, 2133 University Ave, Berkeley
2/3 – Songlines Series @Mills College
2/4 – MA Series, Golden Lion Arts, 2733 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento
2/6 – Destroy Vancouver Series, VIVO Media Arts, 1965 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
2/7 – Seattle Improvised Music Festival, seattleimprovisedmusic.us/simf/
2/8 – Seattle Improvised Music Festival, seattleimprovisedmusic.us/simf/
2/9 – Little Axe Records, 5012 NE 28th at Alberta St, Portland
2/11- Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Fran
Bonnie Jones and Andrea Neumann’s improvised music is a rich contradiction of textures and timbres with each artist committed to both defining and expanding the definitions of their music through long-term collaboration. The duo have been performing together since 2007.
Andrea typically performs on a custom-made Bernd Bittmann piano with no-input mixer feedback but for this duo tour she will be performing on a modified autoharp. Bonnie plays field recordings/samples and the circuit boards of digital delay pedals. The sounds produced by these instruments are often jarring and abstract but at turns equally melodic and complex. It is this sonic tension and contrast that the duo uses to create unusual musical dialogues and narratives in their work.
Bonnie and Andrea have presented their work in the US, Mexico, and Europe, most recently at the 2nd Festival International Cerro de Arena in 2012 held at UNAM, Tlatelolco, Centro Cultural Univerisitario in Mexico City, MX. The duo released their album green just as I could see on Erstwhile Records in 2012.