01/25/18 – Dionyso & Bennett / Useless Wing / [[[personablack]]] + Guests

January 25, 2018, 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Coaxial Arts
1815 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA

Useless Wing is bass guitar moods from Victoria D. that set the stage for thinking through.

[[[personablack]]] is a solo electro-acoustic drumming project that cross-pollinates with many musical and artistic genres from antiquity to modern experimental noise
and sound design.

THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS: Arrington (saxophone) and Benjamin (drums) –
Arrington de Dionyso is an artist, musician, linguist, and instrument inventor based in Olympia, Washington. From 1995 until 2008 he was the leader of OLD TIME RELIJUN, a beloved art-punk combo that released eight albums with K Records. In 2009 he founded MALAIKAT DAN SINGA, melding free associative Indonesian translations of William Blake with dancehall rhythms and postpunk angularity. Now in 2018, THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS would not exist were there not a need for it.

Benjamin Bennett has worked as an improvising percussionist for 10 years, touring North America and Europe as a soloist, in various ensembles, and ad-hoc collaborations. He developed a unique approach to percussion which took the lineage of free-jazz, free-improvisation, Berlin reductionism, and extended technique playing as its foundation. In searching for an expanded sonic palette, and more fluid movement between various techniques, he distilled the drumset into a small collection of drumheads, stretched membranes, and other objects which offered a wide variety of unconventional sounds from very few materials, which could be rearranged into different combinations during a performance. This aesthetic development also translated to a practical advantage, in that this setup was small enough to fit into a backpack, freeing him from using a car to transport heavy percussion gear.

The final set will be a large group ruckus with additional guests Patrick Shiroishi and Martín Escalante on saxophones.

Doors 8:30, Music at 9:00
$10 or goodwill
Coaxial, 1815 S. Main St. Los Angeles 90015
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THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS
IS NOT A “BAND”- IS NOT A “PERFORMANCE”- IS NOT TRYING TO “PROMOTE” A “NEW ALBUM”- IS NOT “PREACHING TO THE CHOIR”

This Saxophone Kills Fascists opens the gates and calls upon the heavy medicine of MUSIC as THE HEALING FORCE OF THE UNIVERSE (Ayler) because we need this medicine now more than ever before. A Music of Resistance is found in the templates of Spiritual Free Jazz- through the guttural delivery of ancient horns and stretched skins a resounding echo cracks the foundations of the walls built to divide us.

THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS
THIS SAXOPHONE GROWLS LIKE A PANTHER
THIS SAXOPHONE SCREAMS LIKE AN EAGLE
THIS SAXOPHONE CREATES IN THE FACE OF DESTRUCTION
THIS SAXOPHONE WAILS FOR THE FREEDOM OF ALL PEOPLE
THIS SAXOPHONE FLIPS THE MIDDLE FINGER
THIS SAXOPHONE IS POWERED BY THE SUN AND THE MOON
THIS SAXOPHONE REARRANGES ATOMS
THIS SAXOPHONE BRINGS DOWN THE WALLS OF JERICHO
THIS SAXOPHONE MARCHES ON WASHINGTON
THIS SAXOPHONE SOMETIMES WHISPERS
THIS SAXOPHONE SINGS WITH SEVEN VOICES
THIS SAXOPHONE SPITS FIRE IN SEVEN LANGUAGES
THIS SAXOPHONE NEUTRALIZES POISON
THIS SAXOPHONE TURNS SWORDS INTO OTHER SAXOPHONES
THIS SAXOPHONE IS A LION NOT A LAMB
THIS SAXOPHONE TURNS WATER INTO WINE
THIS SAXOPHONE TURNS OIL BACK INTO DINOSAURS
THIS SAXOPHONE IS TUNED IN TO ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN FREQUENCIES
THIS SAXOPHONE IS A COMPLETE AND TOTAL REPUDIATION OF ALL HIS LIES
THIS SAXOPHONE IS A WAR CRY FOR INDESTRUCTIBLE LIFE
THIS SAXOPHONE SEPARATES A SEA OF REEDS
THIS SAXOPHONE IS THE DARLING OF THE UNDERGROUND
THIS SAXOPHONE IS THE ESOPHAGUS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
THIS SAXOPHONE BLOWS SWEET DEFIANCE
THIS SAXOPHONE IS POSSESSED BY THUNDER
THIS SAXOPHONE FLIES LIKE A FALCON AND STINGS LIKE A SCORPION
THIS SAXOPHONE IS THE SOUND BETWEEN SOUNDS
THIS SAXOPHONE FLIPS THE SWITCH
THIS SAXOPHONE IS TOTALLY LIT
THIS SAXOPHONE CURSES AND SPITS
THIS SAXOPHONE IS THE TINCTURE OF RESISTANCE
THIS SAXOPHONE IS AN EARTHQUAKE AND A MONSOON
THIS SAXOPHONE FLOWERS IN THE CRACKED PAVEMENT OF CORRUPTION
THIS SAXOPHONE’S OTHER SAXOPHONE IS A BROOMSTICK
THIS SAXOPHONE IS AN ENERGY, NOT AN INSTRUMENT