Events . Matt Weston percussion, Cirelli Bernabo Weidenhof, Skeletonized

Monday Oct 8th 2018

8:00 PM until 12:00 AM

Matt Weston percussion, Cirelli Bernabo Weidenhof, Skeletonized

percussion and electronics,
House Show
Aesthetic Parlor

Mon Oct 8 8 pm doors $10 at the door all-ages event
Aesthetic Parlour Annex, 219 40th St, Lawrenceville

Percussionist w/electronics Matt Weston from Albany, NY

with special guests Cirelli Bernabo & Weidenhof
and Skeletonized (duo)


Matt Weston plays percussion and electronics, and has performed throughout the US and in Europe. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and CBS TV. He has studied and/or collaborated with Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Paul Flaherty, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Mary Halvorson, Le Quan Ninh, Bob Marsh, Ben Miller (ex-Destroy All Monsters), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Jim O’Rourke, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Jack Wright, and many others.

His work has earned critical praise from such publications as the Wire, the Village Voice, Signal To Noise, Cadence, All About Jazz, Grooves, and Bananafish. His solo works have garnered international acclaim, as have his recordings with the bands Barn Owl, Tizzy, and Thrillpillow.

He has recorded for the Tautology, Sachimay, Breaking World Records, Imvated, Crank Satori, BoxMedia, and Drag City labels. He currently records for his own 7272Music label.
In addition to his solo work, Weston is currently a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V; and Arc Pair with drummer Amanda Kraus.

Past performances include: Music/Dance Performance Workshop at the School of New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Extended collaboration with the Rotterdam Improvisers Pool. Vision Festival. Autumn Uprising Festival.
High Zero festival. Appearances at the Knitting Factory, NYC; Riviera Theater, Chicago; O42, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Washington University, St. Louis. Eleven national tours as a soloist.

"Weston's drumming is filled with subtleties. He uses a light touch to convey muted sensitivity by deftly massaging the skins and rims. His playing has a stark reality to it, a feeling of nomadic wandering without hope of reaching nirvana. When his playing becomes brusque on "Vacuums IV", the aggressiveness is overt to the point of being disconcertingly intense. Weston puts a unique spin on the drum solo and creates tones of atypical sonority. He is a sound explorer on an apparent endless quest for purity."--Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine (September 2000)

"Even further to the "open space" extreme than [AMM percussionist Eddie] Prevost is a fine solo disc out this year (rec. 1998) by Massachusetts drummer Matt Weston...forcing, if you're paying attention, an extraordinary focus on the fine texture of the sounds. Other bits mix in electronics, though it's often difficult to tell where the cymbals leave off and the oscillators start; after all that silence, there's also some hellacious loudness. Fans of Prevost or [Gino] Robair are urged to check out." --Jim Flannery

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Tags: Experimental