Charles Cohen
"Beeps and Boops For All Occasions"
cc color outline
CC @ Technicolor Hell show, Philly, 6-07, pic by Wendy Jane



CD's with CC, in varying amounts:
 
Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
CC & Ed Wilcox of Temple of Bon Matin on
Ruby Red Records

Planet Y
CC & Yanni Papadopoulos of Stinking Lizaveta on Public Guilt Records

The Valerie Project has released a soundtrack cd on Drag City Records, and CC's beeps and boops appear sporadically throughout.

CC has a track on TECHNICOLOR HELL (Malleable Records), whick documents a slice of the Philly noise scene.
Mark Price illustrated and designed the package with color silkscreen printed covers, booklet, and hand printed disc. Instant collector's item.

Straylight CD, available on the Deep Listening label,  recorded live at the Knitting Factory, NYC
Jason Finkelman-African and Brazilian Percussion, Geoff Gersh-Electric Guitar, Charles Cohen-Buchla Music Easel (analog synthesizer)




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Upcoming Performances:  For the time being, show updates will be on Myspace and the Color Is Luxury site.

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CC & Tyler are  COLOR IS LUXURY

CC & Kris are SPACE ELEVATOR

Color Is Luxury at Monkeytown Brooklyn, with Joshue Ott/superDrawlive
Improvised set recorded live during {r}ake on January 30th 2008.

CC mugs for the camera


CC & Richie Morsberger > On The Corner (of 11th & Pine St, Philly), 5/6/06
Binaural Recording by Ash

On The myspace Bandwagon

On the Tube

Phun in Philly

CC's page  at the  Philadelphia Ambient Consortium

My instrument:The Buchla Music Easel

some thoughts on Buchla instrument design<>

<>CC in a improv quartet at the 1999 High Zero Festival:  mp3 (lo fi)  

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Recent performances:
show/party @ troy's 7/4
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July 9, Fountain Green, Kelly Drive, Philadelphia
Color Is Luxury
http://rizumu.us/

Saturday, June 13th
Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Study
1712 N. 2nd St., Philly
9pm
Angelo Colavita
Color Is Luxury (CC + hair_loss)
US Girls
Hot Guts
H.N.Y.
Father Murphy
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Sunday, June 21, 9 pm, $5
Gojjo's 4540 Baltimore Ave
http://www.scifiphilly.com/
DALLAS VIETTY SOLO (Los Angeles, CA)
  Dallas Vietty - accordian
MOTZER/COHEN DUO
 Tim Motzer - guitar
 Charles Cohen - buchla music easel
Ninni Morgia + Chris Forysth (Brooklyn, NY)
 Ninni Morgia - guitar
 Chris Forsyth - guitar
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July 1, Pi Lam , Philadelphia
Color Is Luxury
http://www.myspace.com/geoff_mcg
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Sunday April 12 .... C plays with Shot X Shot at Gojjo's
Thursday April 16 .... Ghost Ship with C joining in at Johnny Brenda's
Sunday April 19 .... C joins in a theatrical event at The Rotunda
Friday April 24 .... Color Is Luxury at Padlock Gallery
Friday May 8 ... Color is Luxury on WPRB after midnight sometime
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Sunday, February 1, 2009   Gojjo's  4540 Baltimore Ave   Philadelphia,  8:30pm  $5
CC + Tyler + Dan Tague
Electronic Ambient Noise Improv
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009    Kung Fu Necktie 1248 N. Front St.   Philadelphia  $8    8 PM    21+
Ghost Ship:
CC + Mary Lattimore (concert harp) + Rosali Middleman (electric guitar)
Psyc Folk Instrumental w/some improvised cosmic sprinkles by CC
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Monday, February 16, 2009    National Mechanics   22 S. 3rd St.  Philadelphia   9 PM
Tribute Event to Linda Cohen
CC + Jeff Cain reunite to play a couple of pieces off Linda's early albums
various other musicians also playing
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009   The Rotunda  4014 Walnut St. Philadelphia  8 PM  $5
Lopass Mates:
Charles Cohen, Buchla Music Easel
Christian Mirande, Buchla 200 Modular Analog Synthesizer
The Buchla 200 is the Mother Ship of the Music Easel. It only appears in public once a decade. For this improvisational performance it will be piloted by Mr Mirande, an aficionado of Sharks, Coral, Century Series Fighter Planes, and Electro-Acoustic Music.

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Friday, December 5, 2008   Powel House Museum   244 S. Third Street, Philadelphia    8pm; $10, $8 in advance
SHOT X SHOT
with special guest CHARLES COHEN
Shot x Shot is a Philadelphia quartet that has forged a distinctive sound through five years of steady collaboration.
Their work is based in collective improvisational compositions.
Read about Shot x Shot in the Philadelphia CityPaper here
FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.BOWERBIRD.ORG

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Thursday, November 20, 2008  Joe's Coffee 11th & Walnut Sts. Philadelphia   $5 donation  6 pm
Presenting the first in (hopefully) a series of gay-empowering, multi-media events Hosted by THE HIBISCUS COMPANY
CHARLES COHEN:
(Charles Cohen's music sounds like Voltron being repaired in Dr. Doom's lab, like R2D2 just got hit on his pager at the No Fun Fest. Wistful magic, blissful drone, no-music.
LAMONT STEPTOE
(powerful, award winning poet in the vein of Harlem Renaissance greats like Langston Hughes, beats like Amiri Baraka and the Last Poets, Steptoe won the National Book Award in 2006.
COLIN CRASH
solemn, creaky accoustic set will send shivers
A member of the poetry-driven, experimental out band The Nothing Factory
MARTIN WILEY
(Poet/writer/activist, Martin's intense word-paintings are poignant and sweetly comedic diversions that claw at your soul.
A founding member of the A Space's POEMS NOT PRISONS poetry reading)
This event will be dj'd by Duiji M'Shinda, a rising talent in the west philly underground dj scene.
Hosted by: Alex
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Friday Oct. 31 @8pm
THE NOTHING FACTORY: THE ROTUNDA- 4014 WALNUT- DOORS AT 7:30/PERFORMANCES AT 8- PAYWHATYAGOT SLIDINGSCALE DONATION- WWW.PUPPETUPRISING.ORG

A Musical Shadow Theater Extravaganza
With guests Color is Luxury and Fence Kitchen


Since the show starts at 8pm, it's the perfect event to sandwich between trick-or-treating and a dance party!

This event is FREE but a donation of $5 or more is suggested.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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unitygain: 10 years on... Fall '08 @ Monkeytown
for everyone
Start:         Nov 5, '08 8:00p
End:         Nov 8, '08 01:00a
Location:         MonkeyTown, 58 N 3rd St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

It has been 10 years since the very first one off trial Unitygain events took place at the Cooler on W 14th St...
NYC is a very different place then it was 10 years ago...
as is most of the rest of the planet...
We don't mean to brag but evidently some good ideas do stick around for awhile...

Live audio visual performance is still in it's infancy as an art form...
We are happy to participate in its evolution...

and hopefully by Nov 5th we will all have some good news to celebrate together...

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Wednesday Nov 5: AV Duets

Luke Dubois & Lesley Flanigan*
Shimpei Takeda & Bruce Tovsky *
Thomas Dexter & Maria Chavez *
Ursula Scherrer & Kato Hideki*

8 pm door - 8:30 pm show - - - $7

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Thursday Nov 6: AV Duets
Caspar Stracke & Hahn Rowe*
Chika & Bubblyfish*
Lady Firefly & Charles Cohen*
Ray Sweeten & Zach Layton*
8 pm door 8:30 pm show - - - $7
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Friday Nov 7: AV Solos - 2 sets
Bicameral Research S&P System*
() - Jeremy Slater*
Matthew Ostrowski*
o.blaat - Keiko Uenishi*
Richard Garet*
SeeJ - Chris Jordan*
Naval Cassidy*


7:30 pm seating - 8:00 pm show
10:30 pm seating - 11:00 show
$7 each or $10 for both
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Color is Luxury (CC & Tyler) jam out at Dan Tague's BD party ... u just have to know where it is
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Saturday, November 8, 2008   Caravan of Dreams Vegan Cafe  406 E. 6th St. NYC  7 - 10 pm

Color Is Luxury ... CC & Tyler   .... a side of noise to go with your veggie burger
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Tuesday, November 11 (7pm - 11pm)
BENEFIT PARTY FOR ISSUE PROJECT ROOM AT SANTOS PARTY HOUSE

"One of the Warmest and Best sounding venues in New York" (ArtForum), ISSUE Project Room hosts visual and sound installations, spoken word performances, experimental music events, staged readings, films, videos, and lectures. ISSUE was recently awarded an extraordinary 20 year lease at 110 Livingston Street in downtown Brooklyn. Your support will help us restore this room as we build a long-term home for the future of experimental culture...a "Carnegie Hall of the Avant Garde".
FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS:
MOBY
DAVID LINTON
ALEX WATERMAN
CHARLES COHEN
BUBBLYFISH
LUKE DUBOIS
CHIKA
CASPAR STRACKE
with very special Maser of Ceremonies: Mr. TONY CONRAD!

SANTOS PARTY HOUSE: 100 Lafayette Street, NYC
November 11, 7pm to 11pm
$30 - $110 (sliding scale)

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 Saturday, October 25, 2008   1229 Palenthorp St  Philadelphia   8 pm  
CC does some ambience with Harpist Mary Lattimore and Rosali, vocals
Main Acts:
Festival, and Amanda Jo Williams.
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Sunday, October 26, 2009
   The Rotunda   4014 Walnut St  Philadelphia, PA,  Noon - 10 pmFREE

The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational 6: NintenDecision 2008

Color Is Luxury (CC & Tyler) will jam along with some anime clips at 9 pm

The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational (TAKII), PDNMZ's brand of live festivals celebrating all that is Asian Multimedia Entertainment, is a seasonal Asian Music/gaming fusion festival that takes it to the extreme and happens twice a year (once in the winter/spring, and then again in the summer/fall) on the USA's East Coast.

Along with the main event of our cult classic show, "Asian Karaoke Idol", spiced up with karaoke freestyling, we have video game tournaments on a wide variety of systems and a charity benefit concert featuring D-chan (Japanese/Korean vocal musician). Let's not forget our live guest performers, cosplayers, interactive panels & innovative gameshows, guests of honor, and so much more!
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Thursday Octobler 9, 2008  9 to midnight, free

CC and Tyler do some sonic scribbling along with DJ John Schenk at Rizumu's minimal techno chill out in a Philly secret outside location. (Fountain Green & Kelly Drive)

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DEVILED LEGGS II (electric boogaloo) <<<

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Doors: 8pm
Live: 9:30pm
Cost: $6
@ Alpha Beta
70 Greenpoint Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

DEVILED LEGGS is a most unholy shindig concieved, organized, and curated by Evan Lipson. It's essentially one extended evening of highly celebratory and experimental dance music, with an emphasis on performers who are truly at the forefront of blurring the lines between rhythmically abstracted brutally harsh noise + ass thumping, heavily synchopated, timbrally rich, and vibrantly colorful electronic dance music. in short: crazy fucked up beats + noise.

performers:

-FREEBASSbk (nyc) ---> myspace.com/freebassbk
-FRENCH ERECTION (Joe Lentini + Richie Morsberger) + CHARLES COHEN (philly) ---> www.voicenet.com/~ccohen/ + myspace.com/restclk + myspace.com/djheavyflow
-DAVE SMOLEN (philly) ---> myspace.com/malleablerecs
-COLOR IS LUXURY (philly) ---> http://colorisluxury.org/
-!INCLUDE (nyc) ---> myspace.com/trackteamaudio

dj:

-JOEY ZATTA (philly) ---> myspace.com/restclk + myspace.com/lunarmale

visuals:

-Adam Kendall (nyc) ---> http://www.hellbender.org
+ more TBA

DIRECTIONS TO ALPHA BETA • 70 GREENPOINT AVE •
B/W FRANKLIN & WEST • G TRAIN TO GREENPOINT STOP, ONE BLOCK WEST • L
TRAIN TO BEDFORD STOP, WEST TO KENT AVE, HEAD NORTH, BECOMES FRANKLIN AVE, LEFT
ON GREENPOINT AVE


www.myspace.com/alphabetanyc
www.myspace.com/thebodywithoutorganslive
CIL at greenpoint alfa beta


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Monday, September 22nd 8PM

Fire Museum Presents:

Liz Allbee (trumpet), CC and Katt Hernandez (violin) trio
Jon Barrios (bass) and Carlos Santiago (violin) Duo
Latina Lickers > Cecillia and Manya: electronic ambient

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth St, Philadelphia

$5

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Thursday October 2

New
GreenLine Cafe
45th & Locust Sts. Philadelphia

PLANET Y* (CC and Yanni Papadopoulos)

also playing:

MIKRONESIA

DAVID FIRST (of The Notekillers)
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Thursday, August 7, 2008     DangerDanger Gallery  
5013 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia    9 pm   $5
donation


*DAN FRIEL* (of Parts & Labor)

*MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED*

*AUGUST*

*CC
& ED WILCOX*


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Color Is Luxury
at Rizumu


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show at Wendy's

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INC benefit

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Friday,
June 27, 2008    The Marvelous  208
S. 40th  Philadelphia (btw Walnut and Locust)  9
pm   $donation



Big Ocean

CC + Dan Tague (audio collage)

Chubby Bohemoth

Show @ Marvelous June 27



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Sunday, June 29, 2008

CC is in the El Ensemble

show at Lava Space June 29

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Sunday,
June 15, 2008

Copy Gallery  319 N.
11th St. 3rd flr. Philadelphia  7 pm (early show)



CC & Tyler as Color Is Luxury

also playing:

animal hospital

mincemeat or tenspeed

suicide magnets

drew mitchell



show presented by Big Rock
Candy Mountain




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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Color Is Luxury

at Zagar's Magic Gardens  1020-1022 South Street  free


Fire Museum brings you three hours of continuous music taking place on
4 staging areas. This afternoon of sound, vision and movement features 

staging area 1

3:00 eric carbonara

3:30 ryan frazier & tony cenicola

4:00 george korein

4:30 brother buckroar

5:00 beau mick

5:30 lisa spero

staging area 2

3:00 toshi makihara

3:30 daniel fishkin

4:00 john barrios

4:30 mike parker

5:00 jack wright & alban bailey

5:30 steven parker

staging area 3

3:00 ashley deekus & tom medeja

3:30 grass hair

4:00 gemini wolf duo

4:30 katt hernandez

5:00 chuck duquesne

5:30 s.o.w.

staging area 4 (inside, downstairs)

3:30 latralmagog

4:00 weyes bluhd

4:30 eichen oaks

5:00 color is
luxury


5:30 lenny seidman’s tabla choir

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QUEERING
SOUND 08


Saturday 07 June : 8 PM

Warehouse Second Stage : 1021 7th Street NW

Washington DC 20001



V*I*R*G*O* + Charles Cohen : "Despite Protestations"  Live Improv
Duo



Many other sound, digital art, noise and spoken word presentations.



Admission is $10.00 and available at the door.

Metro : Green/Yellow Line - Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center.

Wednesday,
May 14, 2008 The Rotunda   4014 Walnut St  Philadelphia,
PA  8pm, FREE

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A Bowerbird
show
:

SHOT x SHOT CD release show

also playing:

+ ELI LITWIN / JON BARRIOS / CARLOS SANTIAGO

+ DAVE SMOLEN

+ LIONSHEAD (JULIUS MASRI / BEN REMSEN)



plus a special screening of

"CHARLES COHEN AT THE BUCHLA MUSIC EASEL" a new short film by Alex Tyson

Alex's Film 



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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Color Is Luxury @ Planet Mollie



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Saturday, May 17, 2008

CC @ Rizumu





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Unitygain
at MonkeyTown

Thursday Apr. 24th - reservations
recommended

2 sets: 8:00 & 10:30 PM (dinner seatings at 7:30 & 10:00 PM)


NYC’s first dedicated realtime audio visual salon
(1998) returns to MonkeyTown

for a “round robin” evening of quality live electronic audio visual
duets…

In some cases this means one partner makes sound and the other image…

In other cases both partners may each contribute sound & image…


<>These
days they’ve begun to call this kind of thing “Live Cinema” (in Europe
at least) - not an ideal identifier but better than most alternatives -
we still prefer: “realtime electronic audio-visual performance” for
now… although even we know this is too long for anyone to actually say…

Whatever it’s called please join us:
Charles Cohen & Chris Jordan
Richard Garret & Adam Kendal
Sawako & Nobuko Hori
Ray Sweeten
& Davyd Lynton



for a multi-sensorial foray into the eternal NOW
(baby)....


6 bux per set or 10 bux for both..

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Philadelphia International Noise Conference

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8 pm
$10

Artists in residence Ashley Paul (bowed metal and percussion) + Eli
Kezsler (reeds and vocals) with  CC : Improv

ISSUE PROJECT ROOM

The (OA) Can Factory

232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Telephone: 718-330-0313

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Friday, April 11, 2008 8 pm
$10

Bec Stupak (Video) + CC : Improv

ISSUE PROJECT ROOM

The (OA) Can Factory

232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Telephone: 718-330-0313

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Wednesday, March 26,
2008  

Big Rock Candy Mountain,
Philadelphia  8 pm  FREE

Mincemeat or
Tenspeed
CD release party

CC & Tyler aka Color Is Luxury
will play

also playing:

JOE LENTINI

IN C ORCHESTRA

and 2 more...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Loft Party/Noise Show  15 Thames St.  Brooklyn, NY. 
  top floor  8:30 pm     $4 if you have it

(2 blocks from Morgan Ave subway stop, east Williamsburg)

CC & Tyler aka Color Is Luxury
will play

plus 3 other bands including Gay Bomb

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Wednesday, February 20,
2008   8:30 pm  
$5

monkeytown

58 N 3rd St

(btw. Kent & Wythe)

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

718384 1369

CC and Christian Mirande on Putney VCS3 do a short duet.

Also on the show:  Br'er and Rivers

CC @ Monkeytown



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Saturday, February 23, 2008     DangerDanger Gallery
5013 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia  8 pm



*MAKE A RISING*

*PLANET Y* (CC and Yanni Papadopoulos)

*NAT BALDWIN*

*LITTLE OCEAN*

*BLIPVERT*

*MAKE YOUR OWN MAPS*

*BR'ER*

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008   8 pm till 10:30 pm  
$7

monkeytown

58 N 3rd St

(btw. Kent & Wythe)

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

718 384 1369

{R} A K E

{A performance series of alternative and collaborative electro-acoustic
music and video}

Wednesday January 30

8pm til 10:30pm



This Month's A/V

Audrey Chen - Music

Charles Cohen and Hair Loss (aka Tyler)- Music

Richard Garet - Video

DJ Olive - Music

Joshue Ott - Video

Dan Winckler - Video

{R}ake is a performance series of alternative and collaborative
electro-acoustic music and video. Performances range from pure
improvisation to more structured pieces, with video-artists and
musicians working together in exploratory ways.

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Friday, February 1, 2008
DreamLikeReality Art Gallery, 52 N. 2nd St. 2F, Philadelphia  6-8
pm   free

CC & Matt Engle (Bass player for Shot X Shot) will jam out
for the First Friday crowd. 

Matt will be trying out his new, awesome  Steinberger electric double
bass


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Friday, February 8, 2008, Robbin's Bookstore 
108 S. 13th St. Philadelphia 7:30 pm free

CC & August ...
quiet noise

also that night:   Joe Lentini, laptop solo and Angelo, play reading

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Friday, January 25, 2008, Physick House, 321 S. 4th St.,
Philadelphia,
7:30 PM

(three blocks south of Independence Mall, between Cypress and Delancey
Sts)

Moles
Not Molar



DAN MACHLIN (Poet; New York City)

LAURA SOLOMON (Poet; Philadelphia)

ERIK RUIN (Printmaker/Puppeteer; Philadelphia) in

collaboration with REID BOOKS, CHARLES COHEN

& KATT HERNANDEZ (Musicians; Philadelphia)

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Saturday Jan 19th

at the Vacuum

http://www.myspace.com/aim



Duran Duran Duran, Abiku, Starkey, Vytear, Statas, Nintariman,
Ctrl/Alt/Deceit, Syphilis Sauna, The Age of Terminal Static,
Amphetamine Virus, Color is Luxury (CC and Tyler),



Saturday January 19th

At the Vacuum

At 2nd and Tilghman

Between Cecil B Moore and Montgomery

5 dollars/ All Ages/ BYOB

10 pm Til Late

Email Info Sievetronix@gmail.com

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FRIDAY 12/28 10:30pm $5

monkeytown

58 N 3rd St

(btw. Kent & Wythe)

Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

The Monophonic Antelope Cabal is a collective of electronic musicians
from Pennington NJ.  Active since 1995, MAC artists have cranked
out fresh and exciting live electronic performances in New York,
Philly, New Jeruvistan, Delta Sector 9 and beyond.  .  This
night marks the first time all of them have performed under one
roof.  Join us for a night of live meepyfloop, side tempo pound
puppy breaks, difficult listening, deep regressive acid-frog and
snail-core.

Leisure Muffin, (Michael Hopkins), has been making electronic music
since the early 90's and his style cris crosses everything from ambient
to electro, hip hop, minimal house, and dub.  Currently, Leisure
Muffin lives in his grandmothers basement surrounded by creepy dolls.
When not engaging in flame wars on the Ableton Live online forums, he
somehow finds time to craft regressive epic meepyfloop tracks. Among
his 12 friends, he is considered to be the greatest meepyfloop producer
EVER. Be advised to keep your children and pets away from him.

A bargain at any price, this will only run you $5 and a $10 food or
drink minimum from the monkeytown peeps.

more info, directions and reservations at:

http://www.monkeytownhq.com

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Saturday December 8, 2007   
University City Arts League (UCAL)

4226 Spruce St, Philadelphia   8 pm  $5

Color Is Luxury  ... CC with Tyler and special guest Dan Tauge

also playing

English

Wick, Radding, Greenwald

Music Now Ensemble

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Saturday, December 1, 2007   The Khyber    56 S 2nd
St  (btw Market and Chestnut Sts)    Philadelphia,
PA 19106     (215) 238-5888   9 pm 
$8

Planet Y:  
CC + Yanni Papadopoulos

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jazz by Night in
Downtown Media
, PA   15 indoor stages

ELLIOTT LEVIN and CC  w/Supercam & Dirty Focus of The Mighty
Paradocs

@ 7 Stones Café / Plum St. Mall (7:30) Sax/Poetry – All
Ages

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

THE VALERIE PROJECT at The Museum of Modern Art,
NYC  8:00–11:00 p.m.    Titus Theater 1


Underground Philadelphia musicians perform an original soundtrack to a
rarely screened 35mm print of Valerie and her Week of Wonders, Jaromil
Jires's 1970 folk-horror Czech New Wave classic. This coming of age
fairytale, featuring vampires, the living dead, and pastoral
landscapes, promises to awe and surprise you with its stunning
psychedelic visuals and surrealist plot twists. The new soundtrack,
composed by Greg Weeks of the band Espers, will be performed live by a
ten-piece ensemble, lending a new perspective to this spectacular film.


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Sunday, November 18, 2007

20th MIX Festival



The MIX Film Festival has extended festival programming to include
queer experimental performance audio components which includes a live
performance sound event, audio installations, and a published
compilation CD of new audio works to be given out at the
festival.  MIX is working with musicians and artists from across
US as well as international artists to present their works in a new
exciting dialog alongside experimental filmmakers.  



Despite Protestations

*V*I*R*G*O* NYC with Charles Cohan PA

A provocative improvisational sound artwork that juxtaposes abstract
layers of analog waveforms with incongruous concrète soundscapes
of gay male pornography, gay-bashing scenes from Hollywood films, and
gay civil rights protests. In Despite Protestations, veteran sound
artists *V*I*R*G*O* and Charles Cohen focus on the omnipresent tension
between sex, politics, and violence. Recalling the random
juxtapositions of John Cage and the speech intelligibility experiments
of Luciano Berio, Lars-Gunnar Bodin and Bengt Emil Johnson, *V*I*R*G*O*
and Charles Cohen blend and distort their emotionally charged source
recordings in numerous ways, exploring the boundary at which sounds
originally laden with such profound meaning can be denuded of all
coherent intelligibility.



Many  other events at this festival, Nov 14 through 19

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007   'Musclebeach' in Allentown,
PA     $5

Secret Location:  email  >

http://www.myspace.com/goodnightstarsgoodnightair

for directions

CIL show in allentown



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Thursday, September 27, 2007   Circle of Hope   
Broad and Washington Branch     1125 South Broad
Street 2nd Floor   Philadelphia    8:00pm, $5
- $10



JESSICA PAVONE

JEREMIAH CYMMERMAN

SCOFIELD / LEVIN / IANNACONE / COHEN

STEVE PARKER



FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:

http://www.bowerbird.org/upcoming.php

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September 13, 2007 Circle of Hope Broad and Washington
Branch      1125 South Broad Street 2nd
Floor     Philadelphia, PA   8
PM    $10

phoneme

PHONEME: A three-day series of concerts featuring Bhob
Rainey    Details here: Bowerbird



First Night, Thursday:

james coleman (theremin)

 


charles cohen (buchla music easel)

bhob rainey(soprano sax)



chris cooper (prepared guitar and electronics)

howie stelzer (tapes, electronics)

mark zajack (guitar / tapes/ electronics)



james coleman (theremin)

liz tonne (voice)

vic rawlings (cello and electronics)

greg kelly (trumpet)



bhob rainey (s. sax, director)

greg kelley (tpt)

james coleman (theremin)

liz tonne (voice)

mike bullock (dbl. bass)

chris cooper (prepared gtr. and electronics)

vic rawlings (cello and electronics)

howard stelzer (tapes)



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wendys picnic

2nd St  and Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia



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Friday, August 17, 2007   the Rotunda   4014 Walnut
Street 
Philadelphia    8 pm   free

<>JIVE NATION - NEW &
IMPROVED - louder+ bigger than last year
 
gate and Bowerbird
co-present:

NAUTICAL ALMANAC

NORMAL LOVE

BHOB RAINEY

BRING IT INSIDE with

JIVE NATION

Details Here

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007  Tritone
1508 South St., Phila  215) 545-0475  $5

CC & Elliot Levin
opening for The
Mighty Paradocs


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Saturday, July 28, 2007  WARMUP
@ PS1 NYC
  3-9 PM    22-25 Jackson Ave at the
intersection of 46th Ave in Long Island City

Tummy Touch hosts the July 28 Warm Up with performances by

Soulstatic (DJ set)

Ursula 1000 (DJ set)

Tim "Love" Lee (DJ set) plus live PA from Bomani Armah

Ramon Santana (DJ set)

The Boundary Band / Wunmi(Live)

Unicornicopia (Live)

plus Charles Cohen and Anthony Coleman (@ 3:25 PM)

Gringo Scarr (DJ set)



Warm Up will also be streamed live on Art Radio WPS1.org



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Friday, August 3, 2007

CEC / Community Education Center 
3500 Lancaster Avenue  Philadelphia, PA  9:00pm, $5-$10
sliding scale



Butoh Dance with David Coskie

sounds by Color Is Luxury  (CC + Tyler)

david coskie



also playing:

EUN JUNG GONZALEZ with ALBAN BAILLY 

CLAIRE BARRATT + JOE BURGIO with WALTER WRIGHT

+ KATT HERNANDEZ

NAOMI PRESSMAN with TBA



show presented by bowerbird.org



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Sunday, August 5, 2007  Satellite Coffee 
50th &
Baltimore Ave Philadelphia 6 PM   free



Art Opening for Erik Ruin





CC makes noises for looking at art



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Friday, August 10, 2007 Adventure Island  3217 Collins St  
Philadelphia  (Collins & Allegheny)   Cost : donation



DEVILED LEGGS: a highly celebratory evening of revolutionary and
experimental dance music... 5- Unisex Starship
[myspace.com/unisexbicycle] 4- Leprechaun Catering (Tom Boram &
Jason Willett-- Baltimore) [www.whitedenim.com/leprechauncatering.html]
3- i shit (Mike Pride-- NYC) [www.myspace.com/snugglestencil] 2- Coqui
(Charles Cohen & Joe Lentini) 1- Mincemeat or Tenspeed
[myspace.com/mincemeatortenspeed] + more tba...



*plus*

- Andrew Gaspar/MOONMEN [myspace.com/lunarmale] will DJ between sets.

live audio interactive video projections by The Spermwhale
(www.myspace.com/thespermwhale) (AKA Jason Weston-- NYC)

- freestyle experimental dance battle Amnesiac Music & Dance
Ensemble VS Club Lifestyle (referee: Tom Boram)

- experimental dance party featuring various special guest DJ's curated
by Andrew Gaspar featuring DJ Jason Willett (from Leprechaun Catering).


- there will also be "experimental" food catered by Michael Anton
Parker and Leprechaun Catering.



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planet y at black lodge

Planet Y is Yani Papadopoulos and CC


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Saturday, July 7, 2007    Rebel, 251 West 30th St.
NYC  >   CC w/Leisure Muffin


we're in the "ambient
liquid lounge
"

11:30 - 1:00 AM    Zeke

1:00 - 2:30 AM      Leisure Muffin + CC  
..beats and noises

2:30 - 3:30 AM      Autophage + Prototype

3:30 - 6:00 AM      Borne

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Thursday, June 21, 2007    Avant Gentlemen's
Lodge
    4028 Filbert St (enter through side
gate)    Philadelphia, PA  7pm   free

CD release show




Conceived in the spring of '07 within the confines of Sweet Randy
studio, the compilation documents the explosion of philly's harsh
electronic groups at a point of sweet, brutal cohesion. Recorded for
the most part in one blistering, 4 hour session, Technicolor Hell
covers the whole pitch spectrum w/ ascending howls, piercing harmonics,
oozing beats, and deep, incinerating, rhythmic blasts. Featuring 11 of
Philadelphia's most prolific visceral electronic groups/solos, the
album comes in a screen printed zine package designed by local epic
artist Mark Price  ($6)




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the giving tree / the vacuum

presented by: funkshun + flying v +
hologram

SAT | 2007-06-23 | 9p till 6a

$10 | 18+ to enter | bring your own beverages

the vacuum 2nd and Tilghman (between cecil b and montgomery ave)
philadelphia, pa







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SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2007 -- 8PM --
$5   The
Bushwick Starr 
  207 Starr Street (between Irving Street
& Wyckoff Street)   Bushwick, Brooklyn

                                                                                                                                                  
(L Train to Jefferson Street)


ADAM KENDALL -- VIDEO

RICHARD GARET AND CHARLES COHEN -- MUSIC



With performances by Hans Tammen, Dafna Napthali, Andrea Parkins, David

Watson, Dan Blake, Yoni Niv and Hans Blix.



Part of the Bushwick Open Studios festival.



Richard, Charles and Adam will present an improvisational A/V trio,
featuring

Richard's field-recordings, Charles' analog gear (including the Buchla
Sound

Easle), and Adam's software-based video manipulations. Look for some new

approaches from the three of us, and keep your eyes and ears open for
birds.


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Friday, June 8, 2007  Circle
of Hope
   Broad and Washington Branch   
1125 South Broad Street 2nd Floor    Philadelphia,
PA   8:00pm   $5-$10 sliding scale

 

THREE BASSES AND A BLUE BOX

evan lipson - double bass

matt engle - double bass

jon barrios - double bass

charles cohen - buchla music easel


also playing:

ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND

ZORN / THOMPSON DUO


a bowerbird.org
presentation



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Saturday, May 5, 2007

CC  +  Tyler   
August

Playing the Chill Room all night for:

Rizumu Event



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gowns



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Thursday,
March 29, 7:30pm  Free

Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, IL



Straylight

Geoff Gersh - el. guitar

Charles Cohen - Buchla Music Easel

Jason Finkelman - berimbau, percussion



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Friday, March 30, 8pm

Enemy Performance Space

1550 N. Milwaukee Ave, 3rd floor

Wicker Park, Chicago, IL



Soliday, Leonardson, Baker Trio

Jason Soliday- electronics

Eric Leonardson  - springboard

Jim Baker - arp



Straylight

Geoff Gersh - el. guitar

Charles Cohen - Buchla Music Easel

Jason Finkelman - berimbau, percussion

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Friday, March 9,
2007  5-9 pm

CC does ambience for an Art Opening for Sheldon Drake

AxD Gallery

265 South 10th Street  Philadelphia

215 627 6250

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Saturday & Sunday, March 10
& 11, 2007  8 pm

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at Second Street) NYC

(212) 505-5181

VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS

A film by Jaromil Jires

Czech, 1970, 16mm, 72 minutes

Live soundtrack by members of Espers, Fern Knight, Fursaxa and Grass

(also featuring Mary Lattimore, Charles Cohen and Jesse Sparhawk)

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March 14, 2007, Institute for Contemporary Art,  118 South 36th
Street, Philadelphia



DRUMS LIKE MACHINE GUNS vs. CARS WILL BURN

KATT HERNANDEZ vs. JON BARRIOS

CHARLES COHEN vs. ANDREW GASPAR vs. CHIARA GIOVANDO

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

NELS CLINE + TOSHI MAKIHARA

CHARLES COHEN + YANNI PAPADOPOULOS

RICK IANNACONE + JOHN SWANA



9PM | $5 ADMISSION

AVANT GENTLEMEN'S LODGE 4028 FILBERT STREET



Join us for an evening of incendiary duos with Wilco's Nels Cline and
some

of Philadelphia's most idiosyncratic performers.  Featuring
percussionist

Toshi Makihara (Eugene Chadbourne, Thurston Moore), Stinking Lizaveta

guitarist Yanni Papadopoulos, and two of Philadelphia's most
accomplished

jazz musicians, trumpeter John Swana and guitarist Rick Iannacone.



http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com

http://myspace.com/arsnovaworkshop

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Haunted Egg Cream House 
4207 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia  8
PM


*JIVE NATION*

Jive Nation instrumentally covers a wide range of high,mid and low
pitches with brutally sustained intensity

Alex Nagle

Brian Morsberger

Charles Cohen

Dave Smolen

Mincemeat or Tenspeed

Richie Morsbuerger

_y_e_  __a_e_

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

The
Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.   Philadelphia  8 PM 
Free



Dave Smolen and CC duo

other presentations on the
same show:


PETER EVANS

SHOT X SHOT

BRING IT INSIDE with RICARDO



more info:
http://www.bowerbird.org/upcoming.php


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Sunday,
February 18, 2007 8 pm

LAVA 4134 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia

Independent and Underground Film night:

CC w/ Unisex Starship playing to a film


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Friday, February 2, 2007 

At the Berks St.
Warehouse (Front & Montgomery)

9 PM

MAGANET CITYKIDS

UNISEX STAR'S HIP  with CC

A Ground Hogday's Celebration/Collaboration with the Birthday of Reese
Sexton. Come up the punxatawny with us in tremendous festivity
tremendous.


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January 6 & 7, 2007   The
Rotunda  4014 Walnut St Philadelphia  8pm   
free

Puppet
Uprising


CC does random noises for a John Cage tribute


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CC at International House Philadelphia 2006

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CC at Unity Gain NYC 2006

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CC at Lava Space Philadelphia 2006

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CC at The Rotunda Philadelphia 2006

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Jive Nation
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CC in Bushwick Star
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CC at The Broad Street Ministry Philadelphia 2005

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CC in San Juan 2005



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CC at the Anthenaem Philadelphia 2004

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CC at Tonic NYC 2004

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CC at the Table Space c2004 Philadelphia

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CC at Tritone 2002 Philadelphia





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