Daniel Menche & guest Chris Kelly

@ 8:00pm

Daniel Menche & guest Chris Kelly
Friday, October 12, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
Western Front
admission: $12/$10 students and WF Members


Noise never sounded so good. Total sound purity, aural intensity, emotional rawness, vehement beauty, primal chaos, are the hallmarks of the compositions of sonic experimenter Daniel Menche. Be provoked by his intensely powerful music – sounds amplified and processed to extreme levels, pushing the full spectrum of frequencies to the threshold of limits. Both extremely powerful and patiently subtle, it is the music of individuals who are adventurous in experiencing challenging music.

Menche is a sound artist from Portland, Oregon, whose impossible to categorize work straddles the boundaries of noise, ritual and dark ambient, and other related styles. In his live performances and recordings, he has established himself as a musician with a sense of focus and determination, uncharacteristic in a genre known for its randomness and chaotic structure.

The evening opens with modern composer/improviser Chris Kelly whose diverse work ranges from music concrete and laptop based electronic abstraction to free improvisation and modern jazz.

Presented in partnership with the 2007 LIVE Performance Art Biennial