David Dove & Lucas Gorham
(photo by Y.E. Torres)
$6.00 Suggested Donation
(but no one turned away for lack of funds.)
Jittery Joe's Coffee
|Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
Improvised music under the influence of the late DJ Screw
Curator: Leslie Grove
| Co-Curator: Justin Kau
|John Fernandes (photo by Richard Fay)
||Lucas Gorham & David Dove
(photo by Y.E. Torres)
ATHICA presents Screwed Anthologies, a Houston-based project featuring David Dove and Lucas Gorham. Layering trombone, guitar, and lap steel with loops and effects, woven with recordings from DJ Screw's Diary of the Originator series, the duo finds meaningful connections between seemingly disparate musical genres.
Screwed Anthologies infuses electro-acoustic improvisation with a love of the thick textures, soulful expressiveness, deep bass, and slowed tempos that characterize the music of DJ Screw and the unique sound of the region.
Trombonist, improvisor, composer, and educator David Dove grew up playing horn in the school band and electric bass in punk rock groups. Before he was out of high school, he explored a wide range of musical styles and spent six years in the band Sprawl. In the early 1990's, he became dedicated to free improvisation, gigging and experimenting with a small group of like-minded Houston musicians, including New Zealander Paul Winstanley and the then-trio Charalambides. In 1997, Dove started working at Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts, an inner-city arts community center, where he began to develop creative new ideas for music education. In 2000, Pauline Oliveros invited him to start a branch of the Deep Listening Institute (DLI) to further his educational goals and bring contemporary musicians to Houston. In 2006, DLI Houston became Nameless Sound, an independent organization that reaches over 1500 young people every year through workshops held in public schools, community centers, homeless shelters, and refugee communities. Dove has given performances and workshops all over the US and internationally, and has collaborated with many of his favorite artists.
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Lucas Gorham first met Dove when he was a teenager in 1999. Lucas was playing guitar in a local "rock-en-Espaņol" band. As a participant in Nameless Sound's Youth Ensemble, Gorham gained experience from workshops with some of the premiere names in creative music (including Pauline Oliveros, Joe McPhee, Eugene Chadbourne, Sam Rivers, Leroy Jenkins, and William Parker). Gorham went on to become a key player in Houston's music scene. He fronts and writes for Grandfather Child, a quartet Gorham calls "church music without the religion." His ecstatic and experimental tendencies are even stronger in his Sad Gorilla solo sets, where guitars and voice weave a raw, soulful web of grooves, blues, boogie, drone, noise, and improvisation (sometimes in "guerilla" performances).
For more information on Screwed Anthologies:
For more information about DJ Screw:
DJ Screw, "The Untold Story" Documentary Film:
Screwed Up Records and Tapes:
We are also pleased to present John Fernandes, known for his multi-instrumental contributions to The Olivia Tremor Control, Circulatory System, Dark Meat, The Elephant Six Orchestra, and (literally) countless other groundbreaking Athens bands and projects. John will be performing a solo violin piece, processed and layered with his own pre-recorded compositions.
For more information about John:
A recent performance: