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Biliana Voutchkov + Michael Thieke, Jesse Kudler, and Rachel Ishikawa + 사 (Sa)

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present the Voutchkov / Thieke Duo (from Germany), along side Philadelphian's Jesse Kudler, and Rachel Ishikawa + 사 (Sa). German duo Biliana Voutchkov and Michael Thieke have been performing and com... read more

SVITANYA

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present Svitanya, a Philadelphia-area women's vocal ensemble that specializes in folk music of Eastern Europe. Founded in 2001 as "Svitanje", the ensemble started with six singers performing purely ... read more

THE PINE BARRENS screening and live soundtrack with The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present a screening of David Scott Kessler's documentary The Pine Barrens with a live soundtrack performance by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra. Guiding the viewer through the New Jersey Pineland'... read more

Loren Connors/Chris Forsyth duo with Taiwan Housing Project

Philadelphia, PA
LOREN CONNORS has improvised and composed original guitar music for over four decades. His music - which embraces the aesthetics of blues, Irish airs, blues-based rock and other genres while letting go of rigid forms - has... read more
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Past Events

ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA film screening

ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA film screening

Philadelphia, PA
Due to unforseen circumstances, the previously scheduled performance of Chris Forsyth, Loren Connors, and Taiwan Housing Project will be postponed and this screening event will take place instead. Bowerbird is pleased to present a screening of Shirley Clarke's 1985 film "Ornette: Made in America...
Friday, November 18 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Cage, Tudor, Rauschenberg: 9 Evenings

Cage, Tudor, Rauschenberg: 9 Evenings

Philadelphia, PA
In 1966 ten New York artists and thirty engineers and scientists from Bell Telephone Laboratories collaborated on a series of innovative dance, music and theater performances, "9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering", held in October at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City. The artists were John ...
Friday, October 21 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

ensemble mise-en

ensemble mise-en

Philadelphia, PA
The fourth installment of Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 consists of the world premiere of Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2008-2011 mise-en transcription, a notated work by Daniel Fishkin commissioned and performed by NYC-based new music ensemble mise-en. This work was composed through using...
Sunday, October 16 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey, Ron Shalom

Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey, Ron Shalom

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENT The third installment of Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 consists of compositions for and by Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom. Shalom, Schrey, and Fishkin are members of New Perplexity, a collective of new wartime composers and scholars. Schrey performs on the Hard...
Sunday, October 2 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Ellen Fullman with Daniel Fishkin

Ellen Fullman with Daniel Fishkin

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENT The second installment of Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 consists of solos and duets between Ellen Fullman and Daniel Fishkin. Fullman is the inventor of the Long String Instrument, an 80 foot long string instrument consisting of stainless steel wires that she strokes with ro...
Friday, September 30 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

DDMS11 - Moor Mother and Outside Outsiders (rescheduled)

DDMS11 - Moor Mother and Outside Outsiders (rescheduled)

Philadelphia, PA
Camae Ayewa is an interdisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia. A musician performing under the name Moor Mother, she has toured in Europe and the U.S., and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges and universities sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, and Claudia Rankine. A sou...
Tuesday, September 27 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Philadelphia Hearing Damage (with Daniel Fishkin)

Philadelphia Hearing Damage (with Daniel Fishkin)

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENT The first installment of Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 is the premiere performance of Philadelphia Hearing Damage. This band of broken ears is a crowd-sourced creation of local Philadelphia artists. Fishkin worked with these musicians in the summer of 2016, teaching them how...
Friday, September 23 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

DDMS13 - Emily Bate and Kilamanzego

DDMS13 - Emily Bate and Kilamanzego

Philadelphia, PA
Emily Bate is a singer, composer and harmony fanatic working in music and theater. Recent projects include surrealist musical A Ride On The Irish Cream; choral theater piece Going Down Mount Moriah; a series of “zingles” (zine + single) combining writing and music; and acoustic chamber-math d...
Sunday, September 18 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

DDMS12 - VESSNA SCHEFF and KOOFREH UMOREN & JNPR

DDMS12 - VESSNA SCHEFF and KOOFREH UMOREN & JNPR

Philadelphia, PA
Vessna Scheff and Koofreh Umoren - This commanding duo turns heads and pauses conversations for an inspiring and memorizing performance. Combining the delicate and tender tones of the ukulele with the soulful and nostalgic notes of the trumpet, their sound carries the listener through an unsuspec...
Sunday, August 28 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

DDMS10 - Neil Feather and Nyfolt

DDMS10 - Neil Feather and Nyfolt

Philadelphia, PA
Sound Mechanic Neil Feather has been creating radical and unusual musical instruments since 1970 and is increasingly known as one of the most original musical thinkers of his day. His instruments each embody uniquely clever acoustic and engineering principles, and are visually arresting. The musi...
Sunday, June 26 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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