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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Eyedrum's Earball kicks off today


Eyedrum is hosting its First Annual Ear Ball All-day music and sound-art event to showcase the diversity of the long-standing Atlanta art and music gallery's programming today, Sat.,  Nov. 14.

Eyedrum will host an all-day extravaganza on two stages, and at site specific locations throughout the building. The First Annual Ear Ball was originally conceived as a fundraiser for Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, the 11 year old Atlanta arts organization that narrowly averted closing this past summer. The event has since grown into "a celebration of the diversity of music and sound art that Eyedrum has presented to Atlanta audiences over the years," says Allen Welty-Green, the chair of Eyedrum's Board of Directors, and organizer of the Ear Ball.

Eyedrum's Earball kicks off at noon. Sat., Nov. 14. $5-$20 (pay what ever you can). 290 MLK Jr. Drive SE. 404-522-0655.

Click below for a tentative list of acts performing.

The tentative line up (subject to change) for the staged events is:

Liquid Marble (free improv)

Schwarzkommando (rock-based improv)

Electric Crayon Immediate (jazz quartet)

Falcon Lords (crime fighting rock trio)

Tree Creature (electronic soundscapes)

Kevin Spears "Kalimba Man" (virtuoso kalimba player)

Zentropy (space-jazz trio)

Brad Jones (singer-songwriter)

Daniel Clay (vocal ensemble performsnce)

Killick (Athens improviser)

Dan Hole Pond (sound and video textures)

Envie (harp-based songs)

Howl Ye (rustic folk psychobilly)

Kevin Dunn & the Common Article III (veteran Atlanta producer's current project)

Earthshaking Samba (wall of drums!)

The 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra (high energy jazz/klemer hybrid led by Roger Ruzow)

Vietnam (reborn Atlanta punk act)

The Robert Cheatham Quartet (free jazz)

The Eyedrum Improv Orchestra (massive multi-player improv ensemble conducted by Robert Cheatham)

Matt Kurz One (one-man alt-punk band from Athens)

Additionally, the hallway of the Eyedrum building will be transformed into the "Theremin Gantlet" - organized by Scott Burland of "Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel", and featuring a number of Atlanta area Theremin players and ambient electronic artists including The Subliminator, Klimchak, Neil Fried, and Monomania.

And finally, site-specific and "unplugged" performances will happen throughout the faciity including appearances by The Back Pockets, Tom Ferguson, Charlie Smith and The Burning Artist Sale.

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