Wednesday 02.27.13 Terry Dame's Weird Wednesdays Series New music performed on original musical contraptions. 7:30pm

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.

Isaac Zal has been working on experimental instrument research for 10 years. He will be showcasing the brand new Bass Earlar at Weird Wednesday. Earlar is a new form of instrument technology in which a harmonic feedback loop is created by player input, allowing the player to access infinite harmonic overtones in any scale. This is accomplished with some relatively low tech electronics, and a specialized resonance chamber constructed from thin steel sheet metal. The Bass Earlar was completed in the first month of 2013, and will be preformed live for the first time.

Ken Butler’s Voices of Anxious Objects
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