Terry Dame's Weird Wednesdays Episode 2 The new monthly series features NYC's finest instrument inventors and performers of objects and other oddities. The February 27th edition will feature sets by Terry Dame, Isaac Zal and Ken Butler.
The artist-musician performs mesmerizing world textures and driving melodic gypsy grooves with passion and purpose on an amazing arsenal of amplified hybrid string instruments made from household objects and tools. Duchampian Dada meets Hybrid Hindu Hendrix as function and form collide in an environment of hyperactive hardware. Musical influences include Indian Raga, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk and classical music, Flamenco, and Roma Gypsy music mixed with a noisy "downtown" improv aesthetic all held together by a strong dose of African-American jazz, rock, funk, and blues.
Composer, instrumentalist and instrument inventor Terry Dame curates this new monthly series featuring performances by some of New York's finest instrument inventors, players of objects and other oddities. Dame, the mastermind behind the ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan will perform a solo set under the moniker "Electron Gong" on some of her original musical contraptions followed by two guest artists each month. You will be dazzled and amazed by beautiful sounds ranging from the ethereal and otherworldly to incredibly groovy, danceable beats created on everything from rubber bands to bike parts. Expect the unexpected!
Electron Gong aka Terry Dame
BrooklynBikeBeat aka Lee Free