9PM $10-15 ALL AGES
"::Xambuca featuring Elisa Faires
Chandra Shukla (b. 1975) created XAMBUCA before performing a debut performance in Berkeley, CA on April 20, 1995 came up with the nonsensical moniker. He formed them from letters left over from a Scrabble game that spelled out what has come to be known as 'XAMBUCA'. It was this that prompted the need for a name and the beginnings of an ongoing collaborative project that was completely free of genre, form, context or musicality with a rotating arsenal of sonic guests. Though now in 2017, the lineup for XAMBUCA consists solely of Chandra Shukla (sound) and Geo Lynx (video). XAMBUCA has performed internationally and continues to produce, record and perform live. The symbol of XAMBUCA is the 'x' that marks the spot appearing on every product and stemming from the likes of chromosomes to tuning forks and is a brand logo to be recognized , everywhere. One of those symbols that you've felt you've seen before but weren't quite sure where. Many derivative and copycat logos have emerged since its inception in 1995 either by mere coincidence or sheer plagiarism. XAMBUCA strives to give emphasis to its art both sonically and visually.
Elisa Faires is an experimental composer/musician specializing in vocals, electronics and improvisation. She creates soundscapes using voice along with various instruments including piano, synth, hand percussion, harmonium and effects. A classically trained musician, Faires has a background in opera, electronic music and audio engineering, and one of her mentors was electronic music frontiersman and inventor Dr Robert Moog.
Faires is an active member of the multimedia and music group 'Xambuca' and has performed and improvised with several other renowned musicians, including German electronic musician Hans-Joachim Rodelius (Cluster/Harmonia/Cluster etc.). She has composed and performed works for dance and performance art companies such as Asheville Butoh Legacy, Anemone Dance Theater, and Cilla Vee Life Arts. Faires has also pioneered sound installations and live performance art pieces, several of which have been featured at many events in conjunction with the Black Mountain Museum and Arts Center and the Asheville Arts Council. She has also performed internationally at the 'More ohr Less' festival in Lunz, Austria, as well as in Berlin and Budapest. Faires appears as a regular annual artist-performer participant at the historic Black Mountain College event known as "The Re:Happening", a yearly curated event on the grounds of the legendary Black Mountain College.
“Using magic powers similar to those that enabled Mary Ford to sing with an ensemble of her selves and Les Paul to simultaneously play multiple guitars, Elisa creates a hallway of her interacting voices. Without wasting much time, she places us in her a cappella cosmos, where we are placated without protest, reflective without resistance.”
Stark and theatrical electronic industrial music inspired by the sounds of aided respiration...iron fist meets iron lung in CPR for the new dark ages.
Analog synthesizers create a hazy bed of shimmering sound abetted by electroacoustic percussion
Nice, dark electronic music made of layers of modular synths and
which drift and flow in a variety of timbral guises.
$10-$15 sliding scale admission"