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Radical Sound: A conversation on experimental music

Experimental music (n)
"an act, the outcome of which is not known" -John Cage
"sounds like someone locked vicious pack of wolves in a modern art museum with bells and glass jars." - Urban Dictionary

Join [nueBOX] for brunch and a conversation with experimental musicians and sound artists who live, make, and collaborate across genres and art forms in Metro Phoenix. Panel discussion followed by an open Q&A. There will be bagels.

About the panelists:

Garrett Leroy Johnson creates interactive soundscapes for dance performance

Althea Pergakis is an experimental musician and alternative interface designer from Tempe, AZ. She's the former director of LORKAS (The Laptop Orchestra of Arizona State) and she's won a couple instrument building competitions. She has no shame in loving her day job, and neither should you, because making it as an artist is bullshit. 

Lisa Tolentino is a musician, artist and educator. Her work is collaborative in nature, with the goal of embedding a contemporary arts practice into local settings to drive creative thinking and social change. She currently co-directs the Phoenix-based arts-tech collective urbanSTEW, and performs regularly with the contemporary music ensemble Crossing 32nd Street, and her music duo (with Robert Esler), Rules of Play.

Michael Pfister is currently an Instructor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts @ the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus and a professional musician in the greater Phoenix area. His interests are rooted in multidisciplinary work that is inclusive of Composition, Music, Cultural Studies, and Digital Culture. As the co-founder of the Phoenix based organization CollabX, he uses jazz aesthetics and improvisation to start dialogues with artists across genres.

About the moderator:

Allyson Yoder is from [nueBOX] and asks really good questions

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