Friday, March 11, 2016

March 12 Foster Dive Music That Counts

Some would say that SE Foster Road between 50th and about 74th gets no respect. But it has been quietly sprouting creative businesses for several years.

Portland has art walks First Thursday in NW, First Friday Eastside, Second Thursday N Mississippi, Last Thursday NE Alberta. Foster joins with Second Saturdays.

They are a little disorganized on getting the information out, we are guessing it is between noon and 8. More at Free

Volt Divers is a monthly show of analog synth performances.

Electronic music goes back in time - see Robert Moog was an early pioneer in modular analog synthesizers, beginning in 1963. Analog synthesizers use modules such as tone generators, filters, compressors, gates, modulators, samplers and sequencers. The modules are connected in the musician's choice of patch cords. They often have a keyboard and a myriad of knobs.

Each musician essentially builds their own instrument by connecting the modules with patch cord wires and setting the knobs. The instrument can be changed, and is, within and between performances.

The Volt Divers evening consists of 6-10 short performances, accompanied by live visual projections. Performers this month are: Ross Fish, Dump Shock, Rise of Necropolis, Strange Haze, Dr Strangeknob, LoFI Freq, Dweomer, Grease Envelope and E*t My Shit. The event starts on time and sells out free. Volt Divers at Lovecraft Bar 421 SE Grand 7PM-10 Free

Disjecta has always had a musical vector. Portland is very early in the vector of social practice art.

The social practice artists at Portland State University: Emma Colburn, Roz Crews, Amanda Leigh Evans, Emily Fitzgerald, Harrell Fletcher, Lauren Moran, Anke Schuettler, Renee Sills and Kimberly Sutherland have curated Kenton neighborhood musicians for a project opening this evening.

Musical collaborators include Zahra Ahmed, De La Salle North Catholic High School Choir, Dorian Neira and Daniel “D.J. Max” Lasuncet, Austin Green, Robin Gordon and the Celebration Tabernacle Ministry of Music, Kenton Brass, Kenton Church Choir, Shirley A. Meador, The Obo Addy Legacy Project, Peninsula School in collaboration with Caldera, Heather Perkins, AndrĂ© Roberson, Lisa Schonberg, Norman Sylvester and The World Famous Kenton Club.

There are musical events throughout the month.

At Disjecta, in the shadow of Paul Bunyan 8371 N. Interstate Map 6PM-10 Free

Emily Counts shows her sculptures tonight. Her work uses materials richly, in a step just beyond minimalism. The gallery website has a much more eloquent exposition. At Carl & Sloan Contemporary in the Disjecta building. 8371 N Interstate Ave #1 Map 6PM-10 Free