False Harmonics is a musical series meant to explore new music and alternative approaches to composition, improvisation and performance. Join us in the PW Main Hall for Wolf Eyes & Anthony Braxton, Hieroglyphic Being, Mesa Ritual, and MV Carbon this October 26th.
About the Artists
Anthony Braxton is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who has been pushing the boundaries of jazz since the 1960s. Braxton's music is characterized by complex structures and unconventional instrumentation, and his collaborations with artists such as Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Muhal Richard Abrams have made him a legend in the jazz world.
Wolf Eyes, known for their experimental and genre-defying approach to music, will bring their signature sound to Pioneer Works, creating a sonic landscape that is both hauntingly beautiful and viscerally intense. Their music, characterized by a blend of otherworldly abrasive textures and evocative pulses, has garnered them a loyal following around the world.
Hieroglyphic Being is the moniker of Jamal Moss, an American electronic musician and producer based in Chicago. Born in 1973, Moss grew up in the city's South Side and was exposed to a wide range of musical styles from an early age. He began experimenting with electronic music in the late 1990s and soon established himself as a highly original and idiosyncratic artist.
Moss's music draws on a wide range of influences, from the avant-garde experimentation of Sun Ra and John Coltrane to the raw energy of Chicago house and techno. He has released a vast amount of music over the years, both under his own name and under various aliases, on labels such as Mathematics Recordings, Soul Jazz Records, and his own imprint, Mathematics Recordings.
Formed in New Mexico in 2009, Mesa Ritual is the duo of Raven Chacon and William Fowler Collins, with a combined sound of low frequency electronics and layered field recordings played at a whisper against towering, clashing walls of static texture.
MV Carbon is an artist and composer whose work encompasses live performance, sound art, painting, sound for film, and multi-media installation. Her current work explores interchangeability, the human mechanism, perceptive states of consciousness, habitat, animism, and the empirical force of nature. In live performances, a non-traditional approach to music is embraced with the use of electric cello, sculptural sound objects, gongs, amplified objects, oscillators, and hand constructed instruments. Carbon reinterprets the physical form associated with virtuosity, and challenges the way a musical instrument is defined, and approached. She is interested in the psychological effect of sound and works to heighten our senses through spatial, psychic, and temporal based explorations.