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Opensound

Opensound Opensound

New and Experimental Music, Since 2005


Opensound is a Greater Boston concert series featuring improvisers and interpreters of new and experimental music. We program concerts featuring local and touring musicians, sound artists, and the un-categorize-able. Hailing from disparate backgrounds, styles, and genres, our musicians, dancers, video and performance artists, form a vibrant community that presents unique events in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Read the Somerville Scout's article about Opensound

2016/17 Season

Friday, August 26, 2016, doors open at 7:30 PM; music at 8:00 PM ish

Mobius, 55 Norfolk St,Cambridge, Ma 02139


Grizzles, by Lou Cohen
played by everyone below

Audrey Chen/Henrik Notstebo (duo from far away)

Flunk
Flandrew Fleinsenberg, percussion
Lou Bunk, Styrofoam-o-phone/viola

DJ Tomorrow's Achievements

and... from the hat duos/trios with all of the above and:
Dirk Adams, Poly Hanson, Clara Kebabian, Jesse Kenas-Collins, Joshua Jefferson, Andrea Pensado, Michael Rosenstein, Melanie Hedlund, Jane Wang

Saturday, October 1, 2016, doors open at 7:30 PM; music at 8:00 PM ish

Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville, Mass.

David Michael Curry, viola/electronics

Quintet
Junko Fujiwara, cello
Kit Demos, bass
Jeff Platz, guitar
Laurence Cook, drums
Charlie Kohlhase, saxophone

W-2
Sam Weinberg: Tenor Saxophone
Chris Welcome: Synthesizer

ALICE
Mary Prescott, Piano

Saturday, November 12, 2016, doors open at 7:30 PM; music at 8:00 PM ish

Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville, Mass.

Bowed Metal Music
Matt Samolis
Peter Warren

Forbes Graham, trumpet and electronics

Cyther, human playable robotic zither
Scott Barton
Nate Tucker, percussion

 

Tyto Alba
Dei Xhrist, voice
Matt Scutchfield, viola
Matt Samolis, flute
Kat Dobbins, trombone
Anthony Leva, bass

Friday, January 6, 2017, doors open at 7:30 PM; music at 8:00 PM ish



Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville, Mass.

Transient Canvas
Amy Advocat, bass clarinet
Matt Sharrock, marimba

Make Good Time (2016) by Beth Wiemann
Erasure (2016) by Patricia Julien
Dyochrom (2016) by Paul Fake
Sympathetic (2016) by Joshua Hahn

Steve Marotto, cello
Chant by Jonathan Harvey
ImagE by Roger Reynolds
On the Carpet of Leaves Illuminated by the Moon, Alvin Lucier
Etudes Boreales (3), John Cage

Ordinary Affects
Morgan Evans-Weiler, violin
Luke Martin, electronics
J.P.A. Falzone: Vibraphone
Emilio Gonzalez, piano


Saturday, February 11, 2017, doors open at 7:30 PM; music at 8:00 PM ish



Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville, Mass.

The Boston Balloon Ensemble
Austin Covell, Judy Dunaway, Ethan Hamby, Samuel Hanson, Alya Izumchensky, Henry Mitchell, Bahar Royaee, Matt Samolis

performing works for latex balloons composed and conducted by Judy Dunaway

David Smooke, toy piano

Andrea Pensado, voice/electronics

Porch Trio
Jorrit Dijkstra, saxophone, lyrcon
Eric Rosenthal, drums
Nathan McBride, bass


Saturday, March 25, 2017, doors open at 7:30 PM; music at 8:00 PM ish



Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville, Mass.

Teach Yourself to Fly, Pauline Oliveros

players: Dave Gross, Angela Sawyer, Michael Rosenstein, Jesse Kenas-Collins, Melanie Hedlund, Luke Martin, Lou Bunk, Joe Burgio, Maria Finkelmeier, Dei Xhrist, among others, maybe you?

Pauline Kim Harris, violin
Spencer Topel, electronics

perform a continuous playlist of Bach, Sciarrino, Biber and Topel

Kevin Frenette Quartet

Kevin Frenett, guitar
David Haas, piano
Ryan McGuire, bass
Joe Musacchia, drums

 


Friday, April 7, doors open at 7:30 PM; music at 8:00 PM ish



Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville, Mass.

Marti Epsein, piano

will perform her piece "Haven" and "marbled air" by Hallie Smith

Variant State

Luke Martin, no input mixing board 
Jesse Kenas-Collins, reeds, 78s, etc. 
Howard Martin, trombone, reeds 
Michael Rosenstein, oscillators, amplified surfaces

The City of Tomorrow

Elise Blatchford, flute
Stuart Breczinski, oboe
Rane Moore, clarinet
Nanci Belmont, bassoon
Leander Star, horn

will perform works by Hannah Lash, Jacob Druckman and Claude Debussy 
Sunday, April 30, doors open at 7:00 PM; music at 7:30 PM ish



Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville, Mass.

Rested Field

Kristen Dye, voice/flute/accordion/electronics
Clifton Ingram, guitar/electronics
Daniel Lewis, percussion/electronics

Wendy Richman viola

Ensemble Inedit

Kristiana Hubley, movement
Katerine Gagnon, movement
Christos Koulendros, electronics
Ofri Rieger, movement
Matt Samolis, flute, piano
John Voigt, electric bass
Andrea West, movement
Walter Wright, percussion, electronics
Joe Burgio, artistic director


Saturday, June 3, doors open at 7:30 PM; music at 8:00 PM ish



Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville, Mass.

Strange Autumn by Steven Takasugi

Viola Yip and Ryan Muncy, performers
Alexis Guneratne, sound engineer

Kirsten Volness, piano

Max Murray, tuba
Adi Snir, trumpet/sax

Cobra, by John Zorn

performed by: Kristen Dye, Dan Lewis, percussion, Clifton Ingram, electronics, Christopher Bailey, piano, Nicholas Joliat-Casio Caitlin Cawley, percussion Dan VanHassel, guitar Ryan Baker, guitar Matt Scutchfield, violin Andy Cole, violin

 

 

Wednesday, June 21, near dusk




Statue Park in Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.

A special 100 person outside performance of John Cage's Variations III for Make Music Day!

Dedicated our friend Lou Cohen.  No Fun!




Admission $12

Special thanks to
Matt Schaffer


For more information send email to: LouBunk at me dot com