One of the world’s premiere musical innovators on her instrument, Baltimore-based Susan Alcorn has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in country and western swing music. Known among steel guitarists for her virtuosity and authenticity in a traditional context, Alcorn first paid her dues in Texas country & western bands. Soon she began to expand the vocabulary of her instrument through her study of modern classical music (Messiaen, Varèse, Penderecki), the deep listening of Pauline Oliveros, Astor Piazzolla’s nuevo tango, free jazz, and world musics (Indian rags, South American songs, and gamelan orchestra). Her pieces reveal the complexity of her instrument and her musical experience while never straying from a very direct, intense, and personal musical expression. The UK Guardian describes her music as “beautiful, glassy and liquid, however far she strays from pulse and conventional harmony.” Her latest release Soledad is available from Rellative Pitch Records
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Art House Theater Day: Other Music
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM - The Little Theatre (Rochester)
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 - 8:00 PM - Bop Shop Records (Rochester)
Rash with Smaxcult, Crush the Junta, The Bloody Noes
Friday, Sep 13, 2019 - 8:00 PM - The Liquor Store (Rochester)
Open Archive at VSW
Friday, Sep 06, 2019 - 5:00 PM - Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester)
jason calhoun (naps) / clara riedlinger / matt manes
Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 - 7:30 PM - Small World Books (Rochester)
Roky Erickson Tribute Show!
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 - 8:00 PM - Bug Jar (Rochester)
planning for burial / drowse / joe clark
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 - 6:30 PM - Flying Squirrel Community Space (Rochester)
Lead Pall + Quad Trzypsy Band
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 - 9:00 PM - The Liquor Store (Rochester)
EXCRUCIATING WARFARE BOOKING PRESENTS: NO QUESTION, FENTANYL TAPWATER, HADES MINING CO.
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 - 8:00 PM - Rosen Krown (Rochester)
Shellshag / Lung / Green Dreams / Salms
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 - 8:00 PM - Bug Jar (Rochester)
Nod, Pengo, Rob Noyes, and Loren Connors
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM - The Kingsland (Brooklyn (Greenpoint))