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Jackie Stewart, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Marta Zapparoli (Berlin) & others in Portland, Sept. 24, 2016

on Sat, 09/10/2016 - 14:47

Saturday, September 24, 2016

8317 N. Interstate
Portland OR 97217

doors 8:30 PM

$5.00 - $15.00

Marta Zapparoli/Jackie Stewart duo
Hisham Mayet/Ju Suk Reet Meate
Chiara Giovando
Madelyn Villano
Super 8 film visuals by Mia Ferm

Marta Zapparoli/Jackie Stewart duo

Premiere of new compositions by Marta Zapparoli and Jackie Stewart.

Marta Zapparoli is an Italian experimental sound artist, improviser, performer, and musician. She has worked and lived in Berlin since 2007. Her music mainly consists in strongly narrative sonic pieces that she builds using a wide variety of recording techniques. Although it could be qualified as abstract, Zapparoli’s music reveals an accurate sense of nativity, her soundscapes—built using real-time tape manipulation and mixing, creating sounds that are considered non-musical or overheard—are usually qualified as dense, tense & strongly emotional.

Jackie “Oblivia” Stewart started performing sound in 1979 in Portland, Oregon. Mostly performing within groups until 2001, when she performed a DJ “throw down” of sorts (both DJ’s performed at the same time) and it ended up as a collaboration. Groups Jackie has performed in include the improvs (1979), Spy vs. Spy (1980), Babylon 2000 (1981-83), and Smegma (1982-present). Though Stewart experimented on guitar and very much enjoys vocals, she has found her focus with turntables. Her visual art medium is assemblage or collage, so it comes naturally to Jackie to assemble sounds. She enjoys hearing how beautiful or humorous “mixing” can be, in the same way things come together visually when assembling her cut-up art pieces.

With Smegma she says “I can enjoy a freedom of expression, totally unrestricted and of my own: as in I choose to interpret what my part will sound like. It has enabled me to learn much about recording and live performance.”

Jackie’s sounds have appeared on dozens of releases, both solo and in group formats, in addition to her work with video.

Hisham Mayet/Ju Suk Reet Meate

Hisham Mayet is not a musician. He is also not an artist. He lives on the "other side" of 82nd Ave. It is all these things that he will bring to an event that should inspire to free the shackles of the mental prison that seems to perpetuate the ironic cages of Portland, Oregon.

Ju Suk Reet Meate was born in 1952, to a non-musical family in Covina CA and began playing trumpet (not very well) in public school marching bands from 4th Grade through high school. Shortly after moving to Pasadena in 1972, and with no further musical training "the artist" Ju Suk Reet Meate was born, and with lots of help from friends started the band Smegma (the band without musicians) in 1973 which continues to this day. 

Moving to Portland, in 1975 he started Pigface Records putting out tiny editions of 45s, EPs, LPs and cassettes—some with hand drawn covers that are now very collectible. Since 1975 he has been playing live gigs (mostly in Portland) a few times a year as one-half of The Tenses with Rock and Roll Jackie (also of Smegma). In the last few years, Smegma has had successful shows in Vasteras, Sweden, London, Paris, and at The Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Chiara Giovando

Chiara Giovando plays violin, guitar, voice and electronics.

Madelyn Villano

Madelyn Villano is a Portland based musician, member of Smegma and solo project GUZO, She plays violin, voice and electronics and enjoys the rich DIY community of Portland through performance and event planning. She has performed in Paris, London, Brussels, Newcastle, Lausanne and Vasteras.

Photo by Fredrik Nilsen