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Jim Denley/Susan Alcorn+Dikeman/Stadhouders/Swell/Shead/Piazza


8pm: Dikeman/Stadhouders/Swell/Shead/Piazza
-John Dikeman-tenor saxophone
-Steve Swell-trombone
-Jasper Stadhouders-guitar
-Tony Piazza-bass
-Adam Shead-drums

9pm: Jim Denley / Susan Alcorn Duo
-Jim Denley: woodwinds/etc
-Susan Alcorn: pedal steel guitar


Jim Denley is one of Australia's foremost improvisers of new music known for his improvisations on wind instruments and electronics. His radio work Collaborations, produced by ABC Radio National radio won the 1989 Prix Italia for radio production.He was a member of the group Machine for Making Sense with Rik Rue, Amanda Stewart, Chris Mann and Stevie Wishart and has performed in Australia, Europe, Japan and the US with artists such as Chris Abrahams, Clare Cooper, Keith Rowe, Joel Stern, Robbie Avenaim, Jon Rose, John Butcher, Otomo Yoshihide, Fred Frith, Phil Niblock, Trey Spruance, Clayton Thomas, Tess de Quincy, Axel Dörner, Adam Sussman, Ami Yoshida, Oren Ambarchi, Tony Buck, Ikue Mori, Sachiko M, Malcolm Goldstein, Michael Sheridanand Annette Krebs.

Susan Alcorn is a Baltimore-based composer, improvisor, and pedal steel guitarist. Having started out playing guitar at the age of twelve, she quickly immersed herself in folk music, blues, and the pop music of the 1960s. A chance encounter with blues musician Muddy Waters steered her towards playing slide guitar. By the time she was twenty-one, she had immersed herself in the pedal steel guitar, playing in country and western swing bands in Texas.
Soon, she began to combine the techniques of country-western pedal steel with her own extended techniques to form a personal style influenced by free jazz, avant-garde classical music, Indian ragas, Indigenous traditions, and various folk musics of the world. By the early 1990s her music began to show an influence of the holistic and feminist “deep listening” philosophies of Pauline Oliveros.

Though mostly a solo performer, Alcorn has collaborated with numerous artists including Pauline Oliveros, Eugene Chadbourne, Peter Kowald, Chris Cutler, Joe Giardullo, Caroline Kraabel, Le Quan Ninh, Sean Meehan, Joe McPhee, LaDonna Smith, Mike Cooper, Ellen Fullman, Jandek, George Burt, Janel Leppin, Michael Formanek, Ellery Eskelin, Fred Frith, Maggie Nicols, Jeff Snyder and the Mivos Quartet, Evan Parker, Zane Campbell, and Mary Halvorson.

She has written on the subject of music for the UK magazine Resonance and CounterPunch. Her article “The Road the Radio, and the Full Moon” was included in “The Best Music Writing of 2006” published by Da Capo Press.

Solo recordings include Uma (Loveletter 2000), Curandera (Uma Sounds 2005),[2] Concentration (Recorded 2005), "And I Await the Resurrection of the Pedal Steel Guitar" (Olde English Spelling Bee 2007), "Touch This Moment" (Uma Sounds 2010), "Soledad" (Relative Pitch 2015), and Evening Tales (Mystra 2016)

In 2017, Susan was the recipient of the prestigious Baker Artist Award and the Imboden Prize.

Earlier Event: March 1
Later Event: March 6
Tuesday meditation