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LOVESPHERE 22, THE 22nd INSTALLMENT IN A 67-YEAR FESTIVAL, CELEBRATING GREENSBORO’S MOST FORWARD-THINKING MUSIC
Lovesphere 22
On March 17, 18 and 19, 2017, the Perceiver of Sound League will present Lovesphere 22 in Greensboro featuring about a dozen of the area’s most progressive musical acts on local stages (Shiner’s) galleries (Greensboro Project Space) alternate venues (Glenwood Community Bookstore) and on the radio (WUAG, 103.1 FM.)  Lovesphere 22 is the 22nd  installment of a 67-year art festival that began in 1995 which takes place every year on the Spring Equinox; The official website is lovesphere.net.  Lovesphere is all about cross-pollinating genres and creating new audience experiences, and Lovesphere 22 will be pushing the envelope in new and innovative ways.

FRIDAY MARCH 17-- please join us in person for a once-in-a-lifetime acoustic installation of some of the Triad's most innovative musicians!
Greensboro Project Space  219 West Lewis Street in GREENSBORO, NC  7:30pm

Lovesphere 22 Improvisation Installation and Broadcast-  Free, on WUAG 103.1 FM in Greensboro or streaming here.
Musicians ANYWHERE are invited to record themselves accompanying the broadcast (just hold your headphones up to your mic when you hear the Synchronization Claps, then send your recordings to psl@lovesphere.net for an eventual mixdown!)

The GPS (Greensboro Project Space) will be loaded with improvising musicians, each of whom carries a transistor radio.  At 8pm, Lovesphere will broadcast a live solo musician— the great Laurent Estoppey— from WUAG-FM (with the help of DJ Tad of The Old Songs), and the musicians at GPS and across the world will accompany them.  So, as one walks through the gallery, one can hear the same lead instrument with a constantly shifting rhythm section.  Also, other musicians and groups can accompany from home or across the country, and we will later collect some of these recordings and mix them together— making it the largest recording studio ever created. Musicians include Gil Frey, Bryan Crott and David Doyle of the F-Art Ensemble of Greensboro, Ben Singer of Modern Robot, David Menestres of Polyorchard, Dan Ruccia of Cyanotype, Vattel Cherry (the legend), Luke Rose (In ’N’ Out), Nicholas Rich (Collappss) Sara Jane Mann of Van Reipen Collective and 1=0, and Andrew Beach.  Also, performance artist Lu Xu will be pounding luminous imaginary textiles into existence while oscillating the wheel of life.

SATURDAY MARCH 18 in GREENSBORO NC... Saturday March 18th 4pm - Acoustic Concert
Glenwood Community Bookshop 1212 Grove Street  Free
Laurent Estoppey, a Swiss saxophonist established in Greensboro in 2010 performs and teaches classic saxophone repertoire and transcriptions of baroque music. Numerous collaborations with composers have led him to create at least one hundred works. Now his musical activity is divided between written music and improvisation, and it occurs throughout Switzerland, many European countries, but also in Canada, USA, Argentina, Guatemala and South Africa. Collaborators include Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Ensemble BaBel and Greensboro’s Collapps.
Eugene Chadbourne “has played on hundreds of albums, even founding the influential Parachute Records in the '70s. His résumé includes work with avant-garde icons from Anthony Braxton to John Zorn, college rock bands from Camper Van Beethoven to the Violent Femmes.” (indyweek) and was listed as one of the 100 Best Rock Guitarists of All Time by Spin Magazine. 

ALSO!!!  IN SAUGERTIES NY!!!
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Lovesphere 22 at Odd Fellows' Temple in Saugerties March 18

SUNDAY MARCH 19 in GREENSBORO, NC
On-Air— Lovesphere 22 on WUAG 1-4 pm: Cenote, Graham Holt, Lipbone Redding
and 8-8:30pm: N4HC:  Durham, NC’s N4HC is an improvising free jazz quartet with journalist/theater artist Anita Woodley on vocals.
On-Stage—Vaudeville After Dark meets the Avant Garde-  6-10 at Shiner’s 435 Dolley Madison Road in Greensboro
Burlesque meets difficult music!  After Perceiver of Sound League’s successful Avant Garde Dance Party, we continue to push the envelope of what they said couldn’t be done with avant-garde music, by pairing it with burlesque performance.  Will it be a disaster or a revelation?  Who cares!  People will be shaking their groove things.  With Lipbone Redding (lipbone.com) F-Art Ensemble of Greensboro (Greensboro’s longest-running new music ensemble); Jizo (featuring Vattel Cherry, Laurent Estoppey, Tom Woods and Gary Heidt); and Power Animal from Winston-Salem.  Also introducing DESPAIR!!!!
Gary Heidt and Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding founded Lovesphere in 1995 in New York City as a 67-year project to take place every year on the Spring Equinox.  The festival has taken various forms over the years—from a six-day multi-arts festival to a musical comedy to a re-enactment of the myth of Eurydice—but this will be the first time for it to take place in North Carolina.  Redding is a native of Greenville, NC, and Heidt, a Texan by birth, “moved to Greensboro this year [2015] after nearly three decades in New York, where he was a DJ and Station Manager at WKCR-FM…[he] learned improvisation from jazz musicians and performed at the Knitting Factory, CBGB, Lincoln Center as well as across the US and around the globe-“ News and Record, Go Triad, Dec. 17, 2015.
For more information, photos, recordings, etc. please contact Gary Heidt at psl@lovesphere.net or 336 897 7232.



LOVESPHERE 21

FRIDAY MARCH 18
7 pm-10pm Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm St., FREE
emceed, and with poems by Graham Holt
7pm- N4HC   
8pm- Unfinished Bird 

SATURDAY MARCH 19
3pm-6pm Glenwood Community Bookstore, 1212 Grove St., FREE
3pm- CDHD- Crotts Davis Hall & Doyle, a butchershop quartet
4pm- Laurent Estoppey
5pm- F-Art Ensemble of Greensboro

7pm-11pm, PB&Java, 616 South Elm St., FREE
7pm- The Difficulties
8pm- Knives of Spain
9pm- Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding 
10pm- Eugene Chadbourne 
11pm- Jizo  

Gary Heidt and Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding founded Lovesphere in 1995 in New York City as a 67-year project to take place every year on the Spring Equinox.  The festival has taken various forms over the years—from a six-day multi-arts festival to a musical comedy to a re-enactment of the myth of Eurydice—but this will be the first time for it to take place in North Carolina.  Redding is a native of Greenville, NC, and Heidt, a Texan by birth, “moved to Greensboro this year [2015] after nearly three decades in New York, where he was a DJ and Station Manager at WKCR-FM…[he] learned improvisation from jazz musicians and performed at the Knitting Factory, CBGB, Lincoln Center as well as across the US and around the globe-“ News and Record, Go Triad, Dec. 17, 2015.  Heidt found that Greensboro was home to a great wealth of adventurous, genre-defying, extraordinarily original music and decided to celebrate Greensboro’s avant-garde talent with Lovesphere 21.


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