Jeff Carey, Pepper Mill Rondo, Akosuen

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Jeff Carey
Pepper Mill Rondo

Jeff Carey (Baltimore, High Zero) is an interdisciplinary artist creating radical computer music. He integrates coding with physical gesture to control synthesized sound, light and tactile feedback to articulate musical ideas. As a performing composer and improvisor, he explores a musical language that features unique qualities of technology to generate and organize sounds that affect perception across the senses. The result is immersive, ephemeral and abstract investigating the breadth of human emotion before the music communicates explicit meaning.�

“He’s acting on raw instinct here – he refuses the clinical approach to programming software or composing music, and strives to throw himself bodily at his machines, replacing all mechanical moving parts with human flesh, blood, and bone. In pursuit of this all-organic goal, virtually everything else is jettisoned, starting with recognizable notes or melody.” – Sound Projector magazine editor Ed Pinsent

Carey’s work has received local support from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance Rubys Artist Grant, the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, and the New Media and Audio Grant from The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and The National Endowment for the Arts. Internationally, he was awarded funding from Norwegian arts organizations, including Norsk Kulturåd, KulturKontakt Nord and Bergen Kommune. He has evolved his custom software as an artist in residence at USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway and refined his electro-instrumental music practice through several residencies at the Studio for Electro Instrumental Music (STEIM) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.�

Jeff Carey has toured the U.S., Japan and Europe as support for various musical acts, including Matmos, Hijokaidan, and Torche at venues such as Bimhaus, Paradiso, Café Oto and National Sawdust plus in numerous international music festivals NuMusic, Night of the Unexpected and Ende Times Liberation Festival. He performs regularly in Baltimore’s experimental, electronic and improvised music scene. Jeff is known as an innovator with a unique sonic signature. His electronic works Chop Chop and Machine Gun Etiquette premiered at Nordic festivals and he has over 20 releases. Precursor to Hypercube, an experiential music installation with bass-activated seating, was recently showcased at the Recombinant Festival in San Francisco.

Pepper Mill Rondo is Doug Kaplan and Max Allison of Hausu Mountain Records. Trashed and polyduplicative internet mining, a billion poptracks, tape skips, disc scratches.

Akosuen is a project led by Billie Howard; sometimes solo sometimes ensembles—  She’ll be collaborating with Rebecca Himelstein for this set.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018
8:30p doors, 9:00 start
$7-10 suggested donation

1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl3

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