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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


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.

Tuesday, August 26th 2008 - 8pm

- the Coup d’etat music series -

The BSC (two sets)

the bsc: bhob rainey (s. sax, director); greg kelley (tpt); james coleman (theremin); liz tonne (voice); mike bullock (dbl. bass); chris cooper (prepared gtr. and electronics); vic rawlings (cello and electronics); howard stelzer (tapes)


Led by Bhob Rainey, one of the most celebrated improvisers working today, the BSC comprises eight members who represent some of the world's finest electro-acoustic musicians. The BSC generates consistently fresh and compelling work through innovative rehearsal techniques and long-standing musical collaborations between individual members of the group. The BSC has been a mainstay at numerous festivals of serious music and was the focal point of Philadelphia's Phoneme festival last September.



Ophibre is Benjamin Rossignol, a sound artist living in Boston, USA. His pieces tend to reflect upon the given medium/s of sonic delivery and the potential modes of engaging with them. He is interested in drones, ones that are aural and those to be translated or expressed. His label, Oph Sound, is focused on limited run releases of album art.
www. ophibre.com