Friday, December 21, 2007

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, January 2008


Richard Sandler "Tremont St. Boston, 1977"
Continuing through February 10:
Richard Sandler, "Living For The City: Street Photographs Of Boston and New York, 1977-1992"
Closting Festivities Feb 9&10, Films & Reception, details at those dates, below.

OUTPOST + subconsciouscafe Concert Listings, WINTER 2008

OUTPOST: 186 ½ Hampshire St., Inman Sq. Cambridge - All Ages

OUTPOST DIRECTIONS: Near cr. Prospect, opposite Hess gas, behind 7-11. Big ‘186’ on R side. Follow walk at Left to gallery, REAR.

OUTPOST INFO:
All shows 8pm doors unless otherwise noted.
Admission by donation at door.
No reservations, come early!
All shows all ages.
No smoking, no alcohol please.

GALLERY HOURS:
Starting January 8, regular gallery hours are 1-4pm Tuesday through Sunday.
CONTACT: robchalfen@hotmail.com617.876.0860

Richard Sandler, "Grand Central Station, NYC 1990"
Continuing through February 10:
Richard Sandler, "Living For The City: Street Photographs Of Boston and New York, 1977-1992"

Richard Sandler began shooting pictures on the streets of Boston in 1977 during a heyday for Boston photographers. He crashed a photo class at Harvard with Ben Lifson and studied briefly with Garry Winogrand at the New England School of Photography.

Richard Sandler moved to New York in 1980 and intensively photographed on the streets there until 1992,the year he began shooting street video. Richard's photographs are in the collections of the New York Public Library, The Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Fine Art, Houston.

FEB 9 + 10 : Closing Reception featuring the films of Richard Sandler SEE LISTING AT DATES, BELOW


Concerts & Events

Fri. 4 January @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
VORTEX presents:
Paul Erlich - microtonal guitar and other guitars
Johnny Reinhard - bassoon
Garo Papazian - percussion
Todd Brunel - clarinets
Robert Rivera - cello

Bassoonist and composer Johnny Reinhard is from NYC and will be performing his "Odysseus" in May at the American Festival of Microtonal Music with an amazing cast of characters. Paul Erlich is always looking to transcend stylistic boundaries and is the guitarist from the Band Stretch. Garo's subtle virtuosity as a percussionist has been a staple on the Boston World music scene for over a decade. The quartet will weave through a sonic landscape and uncharted terrain..

Sunday, 6 January @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
“Al’s Crockpot”
Al cooks, you eat. Madness, satire, music & espresso for the post-apocalyptic set.
Feature:
Ian MacKinnon presents:
"MORMON CANDIDATE INSPIRES NEW “RELIGION OF SECULARISM””In recent years, the notion of the separation of church and state has been taken by some well beyond its original meaning. It is as if they are intent on establishing a new religion in America, the religion of secularism. They are wrong.” Mitt Romney, 12/6/07

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Mitt Romney was right.

When the former governor and current presidential hopeful delivered his ”Faith in America” speech, he made a prophecy. And now we are happy to announce the fulfillment of that prophecy with the birth of the Religion of Secularism (ROSe).From his campaign headquarters in Boston, Romney detected an unusual movement among the secular faithful across the river in Cambridge. He warned the nation against us in his special speech and said that we were ”wrong.” Still, he took time from his busy schedule to discuss the threat we pose, and we thank him for the publicity. The ROSe has its opening rites on Sunday, January 6th, 2008 at 8:30pm, as a part of “Al’s Crockpot,” which happens at OUTPOST 186 All are welcome

Fri. 11 January @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
Cello Alley presents:
“Sam Hill Trio” + “Robert Rivera - cello”

Sam Hill Trio:

Cathy Clasper Torch - violin and chinese fiddle / Steve Jobe - viola and hurdy-gurdy / Sharon Key - cello and vocals / with guest: Catherine Hawkes - recorder and harp
http://www.as220.org/~stevenjobe/

Sat. 12 January @ OUTPOST, 8pm $10 or b/o
subconsciouscafe presents:
Blowin' in from Chicago with
“LEVIN/BRANCH/DAISY”!

Daniel Levin - cello (New Haven)
Jaimie Branch - trumpet (Chicago)
Tim Daisy - drums (Chicago)

Levin/Branch/Daisy
plays solo, duo and trio format improvisations from a wide range of influences from 70's free jazz to electronic music.www.daniel-levin.com

“Cellist Daniel Levin is a major new voice on his instrument and in improvised music.”
--Ed Hazell

DANIEL LEVIN has performed and/or recorded with Billy Bang, Borah Bergman, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Rob Brown, Whit Dickey, Mark Dresser, Joe Morris, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Warren Smith, and others. Daniel has recorded as a sideman on Clean Feed Records, EMANEM, Not Two, and RogueArt, and as a leader, on Riti Records and HatHut. www.daniel-levin.com

JAIMIE BRANCH is a trumpeter working in the areas of composition and improvisation. In addition to leading her own bands, Jaimie is a member of many groups including: Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Lightbox Orchestra, Toby Summerfield’s Never Enough Hope, Tim Daisy’s Fracture Quartet, Keefe Jackson’s Project-Project, and Yale the Band. Jaimie resides in Chicago where she is an active member in the creative music scene as a performer, recording engineer, and presenter.

TIM DAISY has been an avid member of Chicago's thriving music scene since moving there in 1997 and has performed, recorded, and written music for many of the city's creative ensembles. In 2001, Tim was asked to join the Vandermark 5 and has since recorded four albums. Tim leads two groups of his own: Festival Quartet with Keefe Jackson on tenor saxophone, Josh Berman on cornet, and Anton Hatwich on bass, and Sky and Lights with Jason Stein on bass clarinet and Anton Hatwich on bass.

Sunday, 13 January @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
“Al’s Crockpot”
Al cooks, you eat. Madness, satire, music & espresso for the post-apocalyptic set.
WE GOT PRESS!!
Globe piece on this event: http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2008/01/12/small_arts_groups_are_dying_to_be_heard/
http://www.theartsfuse.com/2008/01/20/boston-foundation-to-small-theaters-drop-dead-please/#more-401
Big Red & Shiny discussion of the event & issue:
BILL MARX/The Arts Fuse: Boston Foundation to Small Theatres - Drop Dead Please!
http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/retrieve.pl?issue=issue75§ion=article&article=DONT_DRINK_THE_1485440
(and check the photo link for more pix of the event)
Feature:
Ian MacKinnon presents:
‘THE SMALL ARTS GROUP DIE-OFF’
Ian MacKinnon drank the Kool-Aid
‘THE SMALL ARTS GROUP DIE-OFF’
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2008
A feature of ‘Al’s Crockpot’ at OUTPOST
186 Hampshire St., Cambridge, Massachusetts
Doors open at 8 pm for Chili, gathering…8:30 pm Die-Off begins
Is your small arts group feeling hopeless? Tired of bashing your head against the wall? Do you suffer from artistic depression? According to the latest report of the Boston Foundation, if your small arts group’s “vision either dissipated or lost its resonance with its audience or supporters,” you should think about pulling the plug. Of course, you’ve thought of ending it all before, but now a Major Player in the Boston arts scene is calling out to you with an expensive new study. Look deep into your heart. Consider how fruitless it all seems. Think of the burden that will be lifted from your shoulders if you answer their call for small arts groups to die. No one wants to go first. But after that, it gets easier, and if enough groups expire, the ones that live on will be stronger and help Boston be a world-class city. Wouldn’t it be easier if groups went together, all at once? Come and join us. Represent your small art group – whether real or imagined.Together, we will inspire one another to perform our ultimate acts in a loving circle of small-art-group friendship. A $5 donation helps to pay for free Kool-Aid and further die-offs.
For more encouragement, go to responsibleart.org
To see the report, go to tbf.org
Sign a PETITION (see below) at: ipetitions.com/petition/BFsmallarts
For More Info: Funeral Director: Ian MacKinnon, 617-491-8971,
artezani@verizon.net

Dear Boston Foundation,
We are inspired by your recent report on Boston cultural groups, Vital Signs. Now we are calling on you to put your money where your mouth is. You recommend that some small arts groups dissolve. Well, the fact is that funerals cost money. It can be expensive to turn off the lights. We would hate to think that you would issue a report saying some should die off without offering to help them put themselves out of their
misery. Small arts groups that choose to go to the great beyond will be giving their lives so that the arts scene of Boston will be stronger and our city will be seen as World-Class. Often when small arts groups die, there is little closure and bitterness prevails. Instead, they can be encouraged with financial support for final performances and/or paying the last phone bill. They can die with dignity. Perhaps, if the cause truly moves you, you could even fund an artistic float on First Night memorializing the small arts groups that answered your call.
We, the undersigned, are putting an end to it all, considering it, or sympathizing with those who are doing so. Just think: If you gave a mere $10,000 in 20 $500 grants, 20 groups would be encouraged to die off, be it by grand farewell or neat demise. Other groups, idly thinking of the ultimate sacrifice, could be given the push they need. If that $10,000 does not work, then a new round of Encouragement Grants could be given until arts groups of all sizes have the right funding climate here in Boston.
Oh, and by the way, could you outline what your ideal innovative start-up is in case anyone wants to start a group that could justify your funding something small and new again?

Fri. 18 January @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
VORTEX presents:
“Brunel/Rivera/Dickson/Samolis"
Todd Brunel - clarinets / Robert Rivera - cello / Glenn Dickson - clarinet / Matt Samolis - flute

Sat. 19 January @ OUTPOST, 1-2pm - $5 or b/o A Family Event
MOONSHIP presents:
“SONG FEST POT LUCK!”
"Music is the universal Language of the Heart" Using this quote as our inspiration, The Moonship invites you to gather and share songs and dances. We will bring instruments and a hefty supply of great and simple songs for group singing and playing. A perfect way to warm the heart in cold January, we also welcome you to share your own songs that you love to spontaneously croon.
All ages welcome!! $5 donation FREE for 3 and under.


Sat. 19 January @ OUTPOST, 3-5pm - $5 or b/o
MOONSHIP presents:
"GREEN SPIRIT RISING"
a talk by healer Sean Padraig Donahue

500 years ago, the conquest of the Americas, the fencing in of the commons, the suppression of the old religions that tied people to the land, and the fear of women's power gave rise to a way of thinking that saw the world as a machine that could be brought under human control. In medicine, religion, politics, science, and economics this mindset gave rise to systems of colonizing land, cultures, bodies, minds, and spirits.

Today those systems of control are coming up against their limits and beginning to collapse. At the same time, older ways of being and knowing that survived at the margins of the empire and continued to grow and evolve are re-emerging and reasserting themselves.

Poet, journalist,activist, and healer Sean Padraig Donahue will explore the nature, origin, and failure of the mechanical world view and the ways we can step outside it to (re)build a culture connected with the living Earth.

$5 donation

Sunday, 20 January @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
“The Whimsy!” Song & poesy, bohemian vaudeville, open mic

Fri. 25 January @ OUTPOST, 8pm $10 or b/o
Improvelocity ~ Intimate Public Experiments ~ presents:
"Sound Meditations"

Immerse yourself in the beauty, peace and passion of musical improvisation from Spirit. Improvelocity is Andrea Loretz Frey - soprano / Tonia Pinheiro - vocals / Todd Brunel - clarinets / Joel Cohen - cello / Paul Rodriguez - guitar / Ukumbwa Sauti - percussion / Grant Smith - drums / guest artists

A collective improvisational experience, fusing jazz, symphonic, microtonal, blues and elements from the other side of the universe.

Sunday, 27 January @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
“Al’s Crockpot”
Al cooks, you eat. Madness, satire, music & espresso for the post-apocalyptic set.
Ian MacKinnon presents the Debut Performance of
“THE ANGRY SOUNDMEN”A unique lobbying effort to amend Massachusetts' wiretapping law, which since 9-11 has been applied to activists, amateur reporters, and other citizens who've been prosecuted for filming or recording police in public space. Police have found they can file charges on anyone who hasn't drawn their attention to the fact that they're being recorded. The dissenting opinion in the Hyde case said Rodney King's videographer would've been a felon if the case had happened here. Hear the songs that will be played to legislators and their staffs all over Beacon Hill! Look for upcoming CD "Meet the Angry Soundmen" coming soon.
For More Information, call Ian MacKinnon 617-491-8971 artezani@verizon.net

FEBRUARY

Fri. 1 February @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
VORTEX presents:
”Liquid Life”Jim Warshauer - woodwinds / Gregory White - oud / Sven Larson - bass Grant Smith - percussion

Liquid Life is a four-way collaboration featuring the unusual instrumentation of oud, woodwinds, string bass, and percussion. The band came together out of a desire to play fiery, rhythmic improvisational music at low acoustic volumes. Performances can flow from jazz to funk grooves to distinctly middle eastern feels, all seamlessly and organically. These skilled musicians create a musical empathy in the moment that audiences can immediately relate to. Fans of acoustic music, jazz, world fusion, and collective improvisation will all connect with this exciting music.
liquidlifemusic.com
myspace.com/liquidlifemusic

Fri. 8 February @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
Cello Alley presents:
Dennis Moser - Guitar and Looping
www.myspace.com/usrsbin
http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.asp?epk_id=137259
+Emily Moore - Violin and Looping
http://www.emilymooremusic.com/
+
Rivera Brunel Method
Todd Brunel - clarinets
Robert Rivera - cello
www.myspace.com/riverabrunelmethod

Sat. 9 Feb. & Sun. 10 Feb. - FREE

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION CLOSING: RECEPTION & FILM SCREENINGS

Closing Receptions, 2pm
"Living For The City: Street Photographs Of Boston and New York, 1977-1992," by Richard Sandler.

Renowned NYC photographer & filmmaker Richard Sandler will be present at his closing reception for his exhibit of New York black and white photography at Outpost. Reception @ 2 pm.

FILM SCREENINGS

Saturday, 9 Feb., 4:30 pm
At 4:30pm we will present a showing of his award-winning documentary feature film “The Gods of Times Square”, on the occasion of its dvd release by Brink Films.

Sunday, 10 Feb., 4:30 pm
At 4:30 pm, we will present his other films, as follows:

Brave New York, (2004, 57min)
SWAY, (2006, 33min)

Intermission

6:30pm:
Everybody Is Hurting, (2006, 55min)
Aka Martha’s Vineyard (12min.)

FILM DESCRIPTIONS
Saturday, February 9
The Gods Of Times Square, (1999, 112:00) is about religious zealots in the fabled square and about the grotesque process of "Disney-fication there. "Gods" chronicles the last days of the old Times Square and it's traditional function as a place of freer speech. "The Gods of Times Square" has won a number of film festival awards including "best documentary" at the 1999 Chicago Underground Film Festival.

Sunday, February 10
Brave New York, (2004, 57:00) is a free form documentary that loosely chronicles the last 12 years of intense change in the East Village “hood.” From the reopening of a newly curfewed Tompkins Square Park and Wigstock in ‘92, to the destruction of the cherished Loisaida Community Gardens, to the yuppie invasions of the dot com years, to the present era, indelibly stamped with post-9/11 grief, this durable, lusty neighborhood survives in spite of a real estate gold rush that has excluded all but the well-to-do. The movie’s main voices are those of the artists and street people whose wisdom and commentaries upon the dominant culture give us pause amidst the speedy approach of a “Brave New World.”
SWAY, (2006, 33:00) is a free-form documentary about the underground portion of the NYC subway system; edited from 12 years of daily shooting on the trains and on the platforms.

Intermission

Everybody Is Hurting, (2006, 55:00) is a documentary about the day of 9/11/01 in NYC, and the muscular debate and soul-searching that raged in Union Square Park in the days and weeks after the attacks. The piece ends with a coda of contextual video of the World Trade Center towers from the previous 10 years.

Aka Martha’s Vineyard (12min.)
A powerful giant as big as a mountain, has a pet frog as big as an elephant.
They live on an island called NOEPE, which means "A PLACE OF REFUGE."
This is the island now known as Martha's Vineyard.

In a dream the giant, whose name is MOSHOP, saw that Europeans were coming and he mourned,
then he split from the scene, knowing that these people were truly
un-hip, and would not "get" the beauty that subsumed their world and culture.

MOSHOP dreamed that the shit was about to hit the fan, so he turned his pet frog into a stone.
The European people arriving on "floating islands" (sail boats) would cause them terrible harm,
in the form of small pox, Christianity and outright genocide.
But, their world, though seriously injured, would survive.
Fast forward to today where 350 people form the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head/Aquinnah.

"Aka Martha's Vineyard," (shot on super-8 films) is a study for a feature documentary and a first glimpse through that giant stone-frog's eye.

Fri. 15 February @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
VORTEX presents:
Guitarist Doug Principato, aka
“The Grand Pepper of Reality”
+
Neil Leonard - saxophone & electronics,
Anthony Baldino - computer music
+
”The Rivera Brunel Method”
Todd Brunel - clarinets / Robert Rivera - cello /

DOUG PRINCIPATO
Doug has long been a fixture in the New York avante guard scene collaborating with such musicians as Sabir Mateen, Andre Martinez and Francoise Grillot. His earth shaking band ‘Earth People’ combines numerous influences and talent…the ‘real new York scene’:
youtube.com/watch?v=Dinfy34rxy8

NEIL LEONARD
Composer, saxophonist Neil Leonard will stir electro acoustic sound scapes and other worldy visions. Please check himn out online at:
http//:www.neilleonard.com or http//:www.neilleonardevents.blogspot.com


Saturday 16 Feb. @ Outpost - 1-3pm $5 or b/o - A Family Event
MOONSHIP presents:
“SONG FEST POT LUCK!”
"Music is the universal Language of the Heart" Using this quote as our inspiration, The Moonship invites you to gather and share songs and dances. We will bring instruments and a hefty supply of great and simple songs for group singing and playing. A perfect way to warm the heart in cold January, we also welcome you to share your own songs that you love to spontaneously croon.
All ages welcome!! $5 donation FREE for 3 and under.

Saturday 16 Feb @ OUTPOST, 3-5pm $5 or b/o
MOONSHIP presents:
Jason Berube : Lecture
“The Mayan Calendar & The Transformation Of Consciousness”

Jason wll show how the Mayan calendar can be used to track the evolution of human consciousness through its various cycles. Come learn what 2012 holds in store for us all!

Fri. 22 February @ OUTPOST, 8pm $10 or b/o
Improvelocity ~ Intimate Public Experiments ~ presents:
"Crayons & Cray-Pas"
Bring colors, sketch pad or coloring book and let our "kaleidoscope for the ears" inspire your art! Improvelocity is Andrea Loretz Frey - soprano / Tonia Pinheiro - vocals / Todd Brunel - clarinets / Joel Cohen - cello / Paul Rodriguez - guitar / Ukumbwa Sauti - percussion / Grant Smith - drums / and guest artists


CONCERT SERIES AT OUTPOST:

VORTEX - 1st & 3rd Fridays, 8pm $5 or b/o
Microtonal soundscapes painted over a radiant sea of anarchy. New and improvisational music, featuring various guest artists in different incarnations, seeking truth and the voice that brought them to this point. Hosted by Todd Brunel - http://www.clarinetconspiracy.com

CELLO ALLEY - 2nd Fridays, 8pm $5 or b/o
New & Improvised Music
We will present all aspects of the modern improvising string player, in solo and ensemble settings, with electronics and without. Hosted by Robert Rivera
www.myspace.com/riveracellist

IMPROVELOCITY - 4th Fridays, 8pm $10 or b/o
An interactive, improvisational "kaleidoscope for the ears" fusing jazz, symphonic, microtonal, indigenous, ambient, vocals, written words, and elements from the other side of the universe. Hosted by Toni Pinheiro and members of Improvelocity.
http://www.improvelocity.com

subconsciouscafe new chamber music : - occas. Saturdays, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rob Chalfen's long-running improvised music series continues at OUTPOST and elsewhere. Innovative chamber music at play on the spectra of jazz, electronic, classical and world. Also may be dug by the non-subconscious mind.

THE WHIMSY! - 3rd Sundays, 8PM $5 or b/o
Song & poesy, bohemian vaudeville, open mic
Hosted by Markus Nechay

AL’S CROCKPOT - Sundays, 8pm $5 or b/o
Al cooks, you eat. Madness, satire, food, music & espresso for the post-apocalyptic set. Crackpots welcome. Hosted by Al Nidle, so it's only fair.

MOONSHIP presents - for kids - 3rd Saturdays, $5, under 3 Free 1pm, 1hr.
family shows for young and old. From pirates to dragons, fairies to magic beans, each month THE MOONSHIP will take you on a wonderful adventure with storytelling, music, puppets and more!www.themoonship.com/calendar.html

MOONSHIP - 2nd Saturdays 1pm(kids)+8pm, $5 or b/o
Pirates, aliens, poets and madmen, belly dancing goddesses and shamanic punks.
www.themoonship.com/calendar.html


SERIES PRODUCERS:
subconsciouscafe : Rob Chalfen : robchalfen@hotmail.com
VORTEX : Todd Brunel : thbrunel@earthlink.net
Improvelocity : Toni Pinheiro : improvelocity@comcast.net
Cello Alley : Robert Rivera : cello_alley@hotmail.com
Moonship : Jason Berube : jason.berube@hotmail.com
The Whimsy! : Markus Nechay - markusnechay@yahoo.com
Al's Crockpot : Al Nidle - alanidle@hotmail.com

DISCLAIMER:
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Thank you,
Harlan T. Flash
Corresponding Secretary

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