I attended a really nice show at Enemy last night made up of three sets by interesting configurations of avant-garde musicians -- each group of which contained local performers that I find to be extremely compelling:
Joseph Clayton Mills, electronics
Jason Stein, bass clarinet
Asimina Chremos, movement
Carol Genetti, voice
Aaron Zarzutzki, acoustic turntable
Olivia Block, electronics, prepared materials
Adam Sonderberg, drum, tone generator
Christian Weber, contrabass
Joseph's delicate use of oscillations and controlled feedback worked extremely well with the wind - not really notes - passing through the clarinet. I could listen to hours of just the electronics...
Carol's vocals are always interesting to me. Last night, she performed un-amplified, against Aaron's minimalist turntable/CD player set up. Her delivery was pretty disturbing, actually, and out of the context of this event and this space, she could easily be viewed as a mentally ill person off her meds. Excellent stuff! The dance/movement element seemed to work pretty well but it was Carol's simple performance that held my attention.
Olivia and Adam created a really nice fabric of electronic and acoustic sounds (Snap and Pops!) that did play well with the strings, even if I could easily do away with the contrabass. Weber's scraping on the ground with the instrument's floor peg at the end was actually a pretty cool touch.