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The Triangle Arts Group [ www.TAGdc.org ] presents QUEERING SOUND 04 [ FAHRENHEIT ], its annual staging of alternative sound work and spokenword from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer artisans, for two afternoon performances, Saturday 05 June and Sunday 06 June at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th Street NW, Washington DC, at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 [ available at the theater door ].

FAHRENHEIT is described as "the precarious analysis of self censorship and cultural immolation" by curator and performer JS Adams. The staging and performances are loosely themed around Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and Truffaut's 1966 film adaptation.

The event gathers together local, national and international queer artisans exploring alternative avenues of sound and spokenword for live and digital collaborations. Previous outings have also incorporated the electronic art mediums of digital projection and video as well as dance and improvisational movement.

Representing the visual arts in FAHRENHEIT, members of the Triangle Artists Group are creating original artworks to grace the covers of promotional matchbooks.

confirmed performers and participants...

>> Arthur Loves Plastic is Bev Stanton. Her music - which has appeared on many syndicated and cable television shows - has been praised in Keyboard magazine and The Washington Post and has earned her 10 Washington Area Music Awards in the Techno/Industrial/Ambient/Electronic category. [ DIGITAL PARTICIPANT ]

>> BLK w/ BEAR - sound art pseudonym for JS Adams - has garnered glowing reviews and international airplay for his thought-provoking and moving collaboration with London's Rothko - Wish for a World without Hurt - created by the pair in response to the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001. A 12-inch single based on his FAHRENHEIT contributions is forthcoming on Trace Recordings. [ LIVE PARTICIPANT ]

>> Stacie Marinelli is a lover of words and culture who lives in DC. [ LIVE PARTICIPANT ]

>> Blue Grey [ SF CA ] - the guitarwork project of Bay Area musician Phil Locke - has provided both a digital glitch effects track as well as a spoken word piece. [ DIGITAL PARTICIPANT ]

>> R.H. Bear [ NYC ] is bassist for industrial rockers BILE. Rick will add this voluble bass work to Gefahrt - the 'spontaneous combustion' noise track provided by Phil Locke - which will also be punctuated by Adams' decayed turntablism outbursts of Bernard Herrmann's original score to the 1966 film version of Fahrenheit 451. [ LIVE PARTICIPANT ]

>> Monica A. Hand, poet and aspiring book artist. A limited-edition book work of her haiku, Seven Seasons of Separation and Loss of Seven Seasons Lost, a collaboration with TAG artists Frederick Nunley and Steven Stichter, was issued in January 2003 by 7 Hands Press. [ LIVE PARTICIPANT ]

>> J.R. Logan. Unpublished, unknown poet. 45. Midwest born, -cum Athens, Georgia. -cum Northern Virginia. Writer. Gay father. [ LIVE PARTICIPANT ]

>> The Ego<is>Him Project [ NYC ] As vagrants wandering the borders of spoken word, music and performance art, poet Jhon Valdes and bassist/guitarist Toshio Mana unite to perform selections from their live act and upcoming self-titled poetry publication. [ LIVE PARTICIPANT ]

>> Doug Poplin [ cello ] performs regularly in the Nation's Capital as a recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician and currently teaches at the Capital Hill Arts Workshop. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Minnesota and worked for two years with the Guarneri String Quartet at the University of Maryland. [ LIVE PARTICIPANT ]

>> Dan Vera, a Tejano Cubano Radical Faerie poet and South Texas native, has lived in Colorado, Washington State and Chicago before moving to the DC some years ago. In Dan's early twenties Pablo Neruda whispered in his ear and his world went technicolor and he's had a hard time seeing in black and white ever since. [ LIVE PARTICIPANT ]

>> Reality Engine is Londoner Tim Baker, a multimedia artisan and Web designer. Under his Instamatic moniker, Baker also creates wickedly humorous audio mash-ups and bootleg bastard pop mixes that serve to subvert Pop Culture. [ DIGITAL PARTICIPANT ]

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The Triangle Artists Group is an organization of more than 100 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer artisans from the Washington-Baltimore area and includes a wide spectrum of visual, literary, and performance arts.

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