Jessica Pavone And Dark Tips Perform Aug. 18

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Jessica Pavone
Jessica Pavone

Secret Weave and the Shaking Ray Levi Society will present Jessica Pavone and Dark Tips, with Orthodox Hell and Pukelust on Monday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. at Artifact Gallery.  Tickets are $7 at the door. 

Review for Jessica Pavone and Dark Tips:


Composer, violist and violinist Jessica Pavone has performed in countless improvisation, avant jazz, experimental, folk, soul, and chamber ensembles since moving to NYC in 2000. She currently plays with Normal Love, in a duo with guitarist Mary Halvorson, with Anthony Braxton’s ensembles and as a solo violist.  Pavone’s recent works for solo viola and voice stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration. She combines her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content while continuously experimenting with new forms. She has been praised by numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Downbeat, Time Out New York, Cadence, All About Jazz and Chicago Reader, and her music has been released on John Zorn’s Tzadik label, Thirsty Ear, Porter, Skirl and Peacock Recordings.

Dark Tips is the new duo of Jessica Pavone and Raquel Bell, conjuring advice from the underworld with original compositions for processed viola, analog organ and voice. Vocalist Raquel Bell is a visual artist and multi-instrumentalist, known for her striking vocals in the bands Normal Love and Mesiko, and she has extensive experience in live theatrical sound design on projects such as Harry Partch’s Oedipus Rex and the Hamlet adaptation Crawling Between Heaven and Earth with music featuring Bonnie “Prince” Billy. 

Review for Orthodox Hell and Pukelust:

Opening the evening are two Chattanooga acts driven by uncompromising female artists. Orthodox Hell is a musical outlet for some awkward obsessions, including but not limited to: religious extremism, shortwave broadcasting, and organized crime. Provocative and disquieting, Pukelust offers a digital diary with graphic splendor and the exhaustive misery of complete emptiness.


Dark Tips
Dark Tips

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