Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM (CST)
Lampo and the Graham Foundation are pleased to present Greg Kelley with his premier of Soft Delete/Purgative Dryness, a two-part piece exploring themes of philosophical and aesthetic absence, including the potential absence of meaning and content. The solo work will feature amplified but otherwise acoustic trumpet, in addition to other pre-recorded electronic elements.
Greg Kelley (b. 1973, Boston) began studying the trumpet at age 10. He attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore where, in addition to studying the conservatory curriculum, he immersed himself in the study of avant-garde and experimental music – eventually coming to the conclusion that his musical focus fell outside of the academic sphere. Kelley moved back to his native Massachusetts and inserted himself into the local avant-garde circles. Soon after, he commenced a period of intense travel and collaboration; bringing him across the United States and through Europe, Japan and South America.
Kelley has appeared on over 60 albums and plays in a number of groups including Nmperign (as abstract improvisatory duo and as horn section for ex-Galaxie 500-ers Damon & Naomi), Heathen Shame, the Undr Quartet and the BSC. Other collaborators have included Jandek, Keiji Haino, Donald Miller (Borbetomagus), Anthony Braxton, Kevin Drumm, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Joe McPhee and Lionel Marchetti. In addition to playing the trumpet, he also has recorded music using electronics and musique concrète elements.
Kelley serves as the Minister of Fanfares for the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland, a so-called digital monarchy run by Leif Elggren that includes all areas of no-man's land, territories between national boundaries on both land and sea, digital and mental spaces.
This performance is presented in partnership with Lampo. Founded in 1997, Lampo is a non-profit organization for experimental music, sound art and intermedia projects. For information and to add your name to the Lampo list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.lampo.org.
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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
Image: Craig Hodgetts, “Ecotopia,” 1978. Lead pencil and magazine cut out inlay, 14 1/2 x 17 inches. Copyright Craig Hodgetts. Courtesy of Hodgetts + Fung. Photo Joshua White.