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Sunday, August 31st 2008 - 8pm

- the Coup d’etat music series -

The Vic Rawlings residency at the Piano Factory continues

Andrew Lafkas (NYC) / Vic Rawlings

Bryan Eubanks (NYC) / Mike Bullock

Zerfallt

Vic Rawlings is active as an improviser and
instrument builder, specializing in modifications
of existing instruments, creating extensive cello
preparations. He also continually develops an
electronic instrument from extant exposed
circuitry, producing, in effect, a modular analog
synthesizer with a highly unstable interface.
This electronic instrument is paired with a
flexible array of exposed speaker elements,
chosen for their often unpredictable and
idiosyncratic acoustic qualities.



Andew Lafkas "I live and work in Queens. Recently, I have been writing pieces for strings, also, last year I completed a piece for one hundred 60-minute cassettes."







Bryan Eubanks
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Eubanks is working with the soprano saxophone and electronics in collaborations, installations, and solo performances. He manages a small label, Rasbliutto Recordings, and has presented his music in real-time settings across the US and Europe.


Michael T. Bullock is a composer, sound artist and visual artist based in Troy NY. The range of his work includes contrabass, banjo, video instrumentalism, and illustration. Bullock performs across the entire US and in Europe, collaborating with a huge range of artists, including Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Steve Roden, Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley of nmperign, Mazen Kerbaj and Theodore Bikel.

His groundbreaking solo contrabass playing has brought him to medieval chapels and the side of a mountain. Bullock also performs with the BSC, an octet of Boston-based improvisers; as the trio MAWJA with Kerbaj and Vic Rawlings; and in the multidisciplinary duo rise set twilight.

Bullock is the founder of Chloë Recordings. He currently pursues a doctorate in the Arts Department at RPI in Troy, where he researches noise, feedback, and non-idiomatic music cultures. Bullock also curates concerts with the Albany Sonic Arts Collective.


Zerfallt is a cacophony of analog decomposition. Culled from the abundance of generous natural rot this world has bestowed upon us.

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