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Matt Robidoux (San Francisco), Painted Faces (NYC), CHARI (Seattle) -> 2/24/22. 8pm

Music at Gallery 1412 doors 7:30 music at 8. 5-15 dollar suggested donation.

3 acts.

Matt Robidoux (San Francisco), Painted Faces (NYC), CHARI (Seattle)



Matt Robidoux is a San Francisco based composer/improviser interested in the interstices of movement and sound, accessibility within contemporary music and the communicative capacities of sonic energy. In 2017 Matt established the Adaptive Instrument Ensemble (AIE), a community based practice focused on expanding the improvising community across abilities, demographics, and geographies. Beginning with a pilot workshop in 2019, Robidoux founded the Prepared Guitar Ensemble in collaboration with Creativity Explored, a studio-based collective that partners with people with developmental disabilities to celebrate and nurture the creative potential in all of us. This tour is in support of “At Dust”, a 2021 electroacoustic solo album made with many friends and collaborators and released on Already Dead Records and Tapes.

“At Dust, the new album from San Francisco-based musician Matt Robidoux, feels both microscopic and as if soundtracking their own pastoral realm. The follow-up to last year’s Brief Candles, is painstakingly detailed and spacious. The vibrancy of these eleven eclectic tracks is simultaneously unplanned and contained by loose compositional parameters.” – Margaret Farrell


Painted Faces(NYC), long running solo project from Queens, NY, originally Fla, has put out a few LP’s on ESP Disk and a variety of other subterranean labels. Outsider psych/experimental/loner weirdo, active since 2009 in the NORTH AMERICAN UNDERGROUND.

“Solo bedroom/outsider psych from the Queens-based hands of David Drucker. Having released a record on ESP-Disk and numerous tapes for DIY labels, Painted Faces is impossible to pin down stylistically, but who would want to do that anyways?!? Far better to just give yourself over to the lysergic soundscape on display. It’s a weird journey, but wander around with these songs in your cranium, and the rewards will become crystal clear. This is boundary-crossing music that straddles mystery and accessibility in a way nobody else even attempts. Not unlike walking down an unknown street while receiving inner ear transmissions from a haunted house.” (Tape Drift 2020)

CHARI (Seattle)

Chari Glogovac-Smith is a composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, and mixed media artist. Using an evolving mixture of traditional and experimental techniques, Chari is dynamically exploring and illustrating various counterpoints between human experience and society. Chari’s recent works have posed questions about empathy, conflict, emotional intelligence, social justice, healing, listening, and time. Their examinations and integrations of mediums, materials, and methodologies have centered around their research into the theories and practices of afro-futurism, deep listening, sound, minimalism, mechatronics, machine learning, and neuroaesthetics.


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Following current mandates from King County & WA State public health officials, all audience members at this performance will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status and/or recent negative COVID test result will be required for entry.

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