M.C. Schmidt/Jon “Wobbly” Leidecker, Bonnie Jones, Rob Magill

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6950 Maple St NW, Washington DC 20012

Doors at 730, Music at 8 sharp! $10 suggested donation

A set of improvised digital sound collage and music by M.C. Schmidt and Jon “Wobbly” Leidecker. You may know M.C. Schmidt from his work with his band Matmos. Matmos has made recordings and performances with Robert Wilson, Ahnone, John Wiese, Zeena Parkins, Marshall Allen, Terry Riley, The Kronos Quartet and many more. Wobbly is a member of the band Negativland and has made recordings and performances with Fred Frith, People Like Us, John Oswald, Ann McGuire, and many more. They will be improvising in quadrophonic sound. Sometimes funny, sometimes breathtakingly beautiful, they probably don’t know which will happen or what the difference is, really.

Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects.

Bonnie’s work explores the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken, visual). Her art seeks opportunities within different mediums to expose the fluid nature of individual identity, history, form, and meaning.

As an arts organizer, Bonnie was a founding member of the Transmodern Festival and CHELA Gallery and is currently a member of the High Zero Festival collective. In 2010, she co-founded TECHNE https://technesound.org/, an organization that introduces young female-identified women to technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. TECHNE’s programs are delivered through partnerships with grassroots organizations that share an aligned commitment to racial and gender equity.

Bonnie received her MFA at Bard College where she studied with Laetitia Sonami and Marina Rosenfeld. She has received commissions from the London ICA and Walters Art Museum and has presented her work extensively at institutions in the US, Mexico, Europe and Asia, including the LA MOCA, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, and REDCAT. Her collaborative sound works have been shown at the Swiss Institute, Whitney Museum, and Hunter College.

Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. https://bonnie-jones.com/

Rob Magill is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, painter and label-owner residing in Southern California with nearly 50 albums in the works. https://weirdcry.bandcamp.com/album/a-direct-threat