This concert continues Pro Arts’ celebration of the local underground music scene, featuring ensembles, Runcible Spoon Fight and Collision Stories, plus on tour from Lithuania, the legendary dadaist sound performance artist, Arma Agharta.

Arma Agharta is a sound performance artist and promoter from Lithuania devoted to improvised and performative music.  His intense and high energy shows span a broad territory between the eruptions of chaotic noise and hypnotic psychedelic ritual to dadaist humor, odd bodily movements, spontaneous improvised games and the voice, detached from meaning and turning into unintelligible glossolalia.

Runcible Spoon Fight is a local ensemble of with Clarke Robinson, modular synth; Joshua Marshall, tenor sax; Tom Djll, trumpet & Audio Weevil. Runcible Spoon Fight came together at the insistence of Thomas Pynchon’s literary agent, who encouraged them to form, thus ensuring a rich supply of “a sudden chorus of whoops and yibbles” for your event, whether it be a bar mitzvah, battleship launch, or ritual suicide via V2 rocket. The duo says their sound is “about beats… but on our terms,” meaning, presumably, something different from the norm (there is never a drum machine employed in the music). In fact, expect beaten-metal clouds of mercury syringe-drops, squeezed into popcycles of sub-prime numbers only, with peanut-prawn curry icing. They will present a 33 minute composition.

Collision Stories

Collision Stories is a San Francisco abstract sound entity consisting of Jorge Bachmann, Bryan Day, Michael Gendreau, and Mason Jones. Instruments and sounds vary, including analog and digital synths, guitar, bass, drums, turntables, and homemade sound machines.