POSTPONED: Friday, March 13th: Susan Alcorn / Emily Robb
Friday, March 13th, 7:00pm
Open Mouth Records Presents:
Susan Alcorn & Emily Robb
One of the world’s premiere exponents of her instrument, Susan Alcorn has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in country music. Having first paid her dues in Texas country & western bands, she began to expand the vocabulary of her instrument through her study of 20th century classical music, visionary jazz, and world musics.
Though known as for her solo work, she has collaborated with numerous artists including Pauline Oliveros, Chris Cutler, the London Improvisors Orchestra, the Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ingrid Laubrock and Leila Bourdreuil, George Burtm Evan Parker, Michael Formanek, Zane Campbell, and Mary Halvorson among others.
In 2016, she was voted "Best Other Instrument" by the International Critics Poll. In 2017 she received the Baker Artist Award, and in 2018, along with saxophonist Joe McPhee, she was the recipient of the Instant Award in Improvised Music.
The UK Guardian writes, “As an improvisor and composer, Alcorn has proven to be visionary. Her pieces reveal the complexity of her instrument and her musical experience while never straying from a very direct, intense, and personal musical expression.”
Her latest release Soledad is available from Relative Pitch Records
a Philadelphia based musician who works predominantly with guitar. She has recently begun performing as a solo act. Her repetitive and primal song forms are created through loops, pedals, and basic vocal phrases. Emily collaborates with several other musicians and records at her studio in South Philadelphia, Suddenly Studios. Her previous bands include Lantern, Myrrias, Louie Louie, Storks and Cold Hands. Astute Palate, her band with David Nance, Dan Provenzano and Richie Charles, has an album forthcoming on the Richie Records/Petty Bunco label.
byo drinks & snax
doors at 7, music at 8