experimental musics. III
Saturday August 27th 8:30pm
We are super pleased to announce our first REVOLVE NIGHT at the Asheville Guitar Bar. The newly opened space in the Cotton Mill Studios building (Just below REVOLVE on the first floor) is one of Asheville's best listening rooms. For our inaugural event, we are hosting two remarkable experimental music acts: CP Quartet (NYC) and Asheville's unparalleled Shane Parish. Tickets are available below ($10 advance/$12 at the door) with doors open at 8pm and Shane starting at 8:30. Come support experimentation + local creativity in a unique and intimate setting. This is sure to be an evening of great listening and out music.
Chris Pitsiokos (b. 1990) is a saxophonist, composer, and improviser. His music combines the intensity and immediacy of extreme rock forms and noise with the lyricism and forward propulsion of jazz and the abstract detail of contemporary classical composers Iannis Xenakis and Helmut Lachenmann. Chris has had the opportunity to perform/collaborate with Lydia Lunch, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Kevin Shea, Brian Chase, Henry Kaiser, Mick Barr, Marc Edwards, Brandon Seabrook, Paul Lytton, Tim Dahl, Philip White, Guerilla Toss, C. Spencer Yeh, Ikue Mori, Nate Wooley and Weasel Walter. Chris has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, and the US. His records can be found on Clean Feed, New Atlantis, One Hand Records, Carrier Records, Ug Explode, and his own imprint, Eleatic Records. In addition to performing and composing music, Chris was a long time DJ at WKCR-FM and has been producing concerts in Brooklyn and Manhattan for four years. More info on Chris HERE.
Personnel in the band:
CP - alto saxophone
Andrew Smiley - guitar
Henry Fraser - electric bass
Jason Nazary - drums
Shane Parish (b. 1978) is a creative guitarist based in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. He is the guitarist and composer for the long-running, critically acclaimed avant-rock band Ahleuchatistas. His solo acoustic work draws on traditional folkloric melody, Spanish Baroque music, country blues fingerpickers Elizabeth Cotten & John Hurt, 20th century composer/philosopher John Cage, and so much more. His compositions, arrangements, and improvisations are a cross pollination of the guitar's various historical paradigms within a freely associated exploration of Music in its universal flowing totality, minus the arbitrary limiting effects of genre careerism. The end resulting performance is surrender to an Alpha state-induced channeling of the Feminine where breath guides the spontaneous action-reaction of play, which both entrances and reveals deep emotional vistas. More info on Shane HERE.
About the Asheville Guitar Bar
An intimate listening room for musicians to play and network, and where lovers of great music, come to hear what they have to say. Enjoy delicious wines and a few brews at our guitar shaped wine & beer bar. We've got a nice selection of non-alcoholic drinks as well. A limited snack menu is in the works, with things like our signature potato chips made by Joe Scully from Corner Kitchen & Chestnut restaurants, and our PaintBox Jam PB&J!