NICK HENNIES/soundBarn /MENSHEVIKS
Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark Street
$5 suggested donation
Nick Hennies is a percussionist and composer from Louisville, KY
currently residing in Ithaca, NY. His work is primarily concerned with
an immersive, psychoacoustic presentation of sound brought about by an
often grueling, endurance-based performance practice that Nathan Thomas
of Fluid Radio described as, "a highly sophisticated and refined
performance technique...that starts and ends with listening and
encourages a different way of listening from its audience." He received
his M.A. in percussion from the University of California-San Diego in
2003 where he studied with renowned percussionist Steven Schick and is
also a member of Meridian, a percussion trio with Tim Feeney and Greg
Stuart. Prior to relocating to Ithaca Hennies was based in Austin, TX
for ten years where he performed with the Austin New Music Co-op, The
Weird Weeds and a variety of other projects.
soundBarn is the duo project of Thomas Lail and Patrick Weklar.
Previous performances have been fantastic, giving space for these cats
to conjure strange worlds of otherness from their various guitars and
preparations. Not to be missed.
Mensheviks is the collaborative group comprised of Matt Weston, Ray Hare, Mike Griffin,
and Eric Hardiman. Each of these folks should be well known by ASAC
audiences in other configurations, but if you haven't seen them perform
together under this guise, come check it out. Each performance finds
Mensheviks exploring new zones and sonic vistas.