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Secret Drum Band With b 3 n b i & JPOP
June 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $5
FREE for MOCA members, $5 non-member
MOCA is excited to present Portland-based percussion and noise ensemble Secret Drum Band in the Great Hall for their first-ever Tucson performance with local beatmaker b 3 n b i and experimental musician Jpop!
This one-night performance will also include the premiere of four new music videos by Jodi Darby, Jodie Cavalier, Seth Nehil, and Leif J. Lee.
Secret Drum Band is a noise and percussion ensemble featuring composer Lisa Schonberg, percussionists Sara Lund (Unwound/Hungry Ghost), Allan Wilson (!!!), Heather Treadway (Explode Into Colors), Anthony Brisson (Psychomagic), and tonal/noise musicians Alison Clarys (Tiburones) and Sam Humans (Orquestra PacificoTropical). Secret Drum Band’s sound touches upon aspects of minimalist and experimental music while being driven by repetitive phrasings of rock and pop beats set in captivating arrangements. Lisa Schonberg’s compositions for the ensemble are often place-based explorations of soundscapes, species assemblages, ecological function, and movement. The five percussionists rotate through five percussion setups of drums, found percussion, and handmade instruments. Clarys and Humans use their voices, guitar, lap steel, Schonberg’s field recordings, and live processing to build a net of ambient sound in which percussion rests.