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Recycled Rhythms: A night of RAIR inspired music

Recycled Rhythms: A night of RAIR inspired music
Thursday, February 23rd '17 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join The Galleries for evening of recycled, remixed, and repurposed musical sets.  This event will showcase local musicians and visual artists who waste nothing as they turn trash into instruments, up-cycle discarded beats and explore the intersection of consumer and music culture. This event is in conjunction with RAIR: Filthy Rich on view at The Galleries at Moore from January 28 through March 11. 


Ben Bennett has worked as an improvising percussionist for 10 years, touring North America and Europe as a soloist, in various ensembles, and ad-hoc collaborations. After studying jazz, he developed a unique approach to percussion which took the lineage of free-jazz, free-improvisation, and extended technique playing as its foundation. In searching for an expanded sonic palette, and more fluid movement between various techniques, he distilled the drum set into a small collection of drum heads, stretched membranes, and other objects which offered a wide variety of unconventional sounds from very few materials, and which could be rearranged into different configurations during a performance. This aesthetic development also translated to a practical advantage, in that this setup was small enough to fit into a backpack, which was easy to bring on a bus, train, or bicycle.
Billy Dufala is an artist and musician based in Philadlephia. Dufala is also the Co-founder of the RAIR organization. 
Martha McDonald is a Philadelphia based artist. She will be performing with Billy Dufala components of her recent RAIR project "Songs of Memory and Forgeting"
Jim Strong is a Philadelphia based artist and musician. 
Schuyler Thum is an artist, musician, and instrument builder who has been developing their practice with repurposed and discarded materials since age 8. With equal passions for sound and storytelling, Schuyler seeks to design performances which transport and transform. Eclectic instrumentation, techniques, and images are all vertices of a web strung to capture imagination at its purest.  

IMAGE: “Songs of Memory and Forgetting” performances by 2016 Fellow: Martha McDonald; Photo: Mike Persico

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