SPECIAL PERFORMANCE TO BENEFIT 2008 SONIC CIRCUITS FESTIVAL

PINKO COMMUNOIDS ( ELECTROACOUSTIC / AMBIENT FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE VA )
TL0741 ( NORTHERN MACHINE SOLO ELECTRONICS )
VLT_BLK ( VIOLET & BLK W/ BEAR TURNTABLE COLLABORATION )

SUNDAY _ JULY 13 _ 7:00 PM SHARP
ADMISSION _ $5.00 AT THE DOOR

PYRAMID ATLANTIC
8230 GEORGIA AVENUE _ SILVER SPRING MD 20910 _ 301.608.9101
LOCATED THREE BLOCKS SOUTH OF THE SILVER SPRING METRO STATION (RED LINE)

INFO + DIRECTIONS : WWW.PYRAMIDATLANTICARTCENTER.ORG + WWW.DC-SONICCIRCUITS.ORG

>> ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

PINKO COMMUNOIDS is an improvisational trio based in Charlottesville, Virginia. The trio consists of Carey Sargent, Kevin Parks and Wendy Hsu, who create both free and structured improvisations using conventional instruments including guitars, accordions and percussion, found objects, circuits, microphones and other electronics. Recent explorations have led the trio to investigate aspects of tuning and timbre and the relationship between the two. INFO: www.pinkos.info

TL0741 is the solo exploration of Pat Gillis, Northern Machine. A dynamic alchemical universe of electronic anti-music is conjured using tape manipulation, digital sampling, analogue synthesizers and audio processing. INFO: www.myspace.com/tl0741

VIOLET ( J. Surak ) is a veteran experimenter from Washington DC. Since the early 1980s, he has explored the netherworld between improvisation and composition to create something between the two auditory realms of experimental music. Found objects, microcassettes, damaged compact discs, prepared acoustic instruments and old record players outfitted with foil are his tools of choice. INFO: www.zeromoon.com/violet

BLK w/ BEAR now encompasses the talents of founding member J.S. Adams ( loops / prepared vinyl ), cellist Doug Poplin and multi-instrumentalist P.D. Sexton. The trio creates laptop and real-time textures that incorporate 'dead media' sources such as Wilcox-Gay Recordio and Mutoscope Voice-o-Graph discs. BLK w/ BEAR champions broken language, audio bleed, broadcast interference, delay and decay, field recordings and the inherent surface noise of vinyl recordings. The VLT_BLK collaboration will only feature Adams. INFO: www.myspace.com/blkwbear

>> ABOUT THE SONIC CIRCUITS FESTIVAL

The Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music was initiated by the American Composers Forum (ACF) to provide Washington DC's music and art communities with the opportunity to sample experimental and avant-garde electronic music, with an emphasis on improvisation and artistic use of new technologies. Now heading into its eighth year, the Washington DC chapter of the ACF has expanded the scope of the festival to include electroacoustic compositions, experimental jazz, noise rock, electronic drone and experimental folk, as well as live video and film programs. Sonic Circuits seeks to foster the spirit of collaboration through the diversity of participating artists, and its varied programming appeals to arts enthusiasts of all types.

The 2008 Sonic Circuits Festival is scheduled for September 28 through October 5 at the Velvet Lounge, National Museum of Women in the Arts and George Washington University in Washington DC, and at Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring MD.

>> INFO + MAILING LIST : www.dc-soniccircuits.org + info@dc-soniccircuits.org