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September 2017

Learning in Public: Performance Art series at MASS Gallery

September 22, 2017 - October 28, 2017
MASS Gallery,
507 Calles Street
Austin, 78702
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We are excited to announce our upcoming collaboration with MASS Gallery  to present a new series of public performance art events and engagements,  Learning in Public. Starting on September 22nd and running until October 28th 2017, 5 different artists and collectives will be in residency at MASS for one week each. During that period participants will present at least one public event. Please stay tuned to COTFG and MASS Gallery's website and social media for information about event times/dates!  We are looking…

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October 2017

MASS Gallery // COTFG: Mosaico X Learning in Public

October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 5, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
MASS Gallery,
507 Calles Street
Austin, 78702
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On Oct 4 from 7 - 9pm & Oct 5 from 7 - 9pm, COTFG and MASS Gallery  are proud to present the second round of events for the Learning in Public performance series. In residency this week at MASS Gallery, is the Austin, TX collective, Mosaico Experiencia, an intersectional, transcultural instillation for black and brown body memory, ancestral activation, and cathartic evolution. Often times our voices are sought out for education, knowledge, and clarification under current global conditions. But our very existence within these lands…

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Daphane Park: Learning in Public // MASS Gallery

October 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 13, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
MASS Gallery,
507 Calles Street
Austin, 78702
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Mineral beings appeared and built an elaborate wheel with a central bed of rocks to cradle my entirety. They whispered in my ears as they gently placed stones on my physical body. From this experience my health vastly improved. There were messages to ponder. Bethany Johnson and I will act as agents, playfully guiding willing participants to meet the mineral world. October 10 - 13, 2017, COTFG & MASS Gallery is proud to present our third artist in the Learning in…

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November 2017

Nakatani Gong Orchestra

November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Central Library,
710 W. César Chávez St.
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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COTFG & Austin Cultural Exchange present: The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (for 14 players) at the new Central Library in Austin, TX : 710 W. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78701 The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) is a contemporary community-engagement project that tours throughout North and Central America. Led by composer and conductor Tatsuya Nakatani, local participants learn bowed-gong techniques to create a multi-layered and harmonically-rich immersive sonic environment. Players for the November 12th ensemble in Austin, Tx include: Carolyn Trowbridge, Tonya…

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December 2017

The Resonant Lung & Dimension Gallery 12/14/2017

December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dimension Gallery,
979 Springdale Rd.
Austin , TX 78702
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Join us for an evening of intimate performances in the The Resonant Lung, located in Dimension Gallery between 7pm and 10pm on Thursday, December 14th The Resonant Lung Concert Series is very excited to co-present this very special evening of sound with COTFG! The performers will alternate between amplified works of synthesis and acoustic presentations on the organ pipes. The Resonant Lung is a sculpted sound chamber, containing active portions of a 1930’s pipe organ. It is an experiential sound installation and…

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January 2018

Nocturnal Hallucinations

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - January 19 @ 12:00 am
The Electric Church,
5018 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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COTFG and Primary Mystical Experience presents NOCTURNAL HALLUCINATIONS at The Electric Church 8 unique artists tackle the 8 individual dreamy vignettes..this is a creative exposition not to be missed! $10 at the door FEATURING (In order of appearance) QUTTINIRPAAQ (Opening Act) 7pm LIVE SCORING 8pm HOME BAKER MORE EAZE HEMPWIG ---------- DYLAN CAMERON PRIMARY MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE LEFFED -------- BOTANY T PUTNAM HILL DJ MALLIGATOR between sets  

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April 2018

Water Meditation at Thinkery21

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thinkery,
1830 Simond Avenue
Austin, TX 78723 United States
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COTFG is proud to present a series of Water Meditation performances as part of Thinkery21: Listen Up on Thursday, April 12 from 7-10pm. A cast of regular COTFG contributors, including Christopher Petkus, Mars Wright, Lisa Cameron, Dillon Buhl, Rebecca Ramirez, and Andy Stoltz, will transform the space and atmosphere of the Thinkery’s Currents room to invite a more meditative way of listening. More info about the event from the Thinkery: Listen Up! for science and sound in perfect harmony. Thinkery is teaming…

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Adam Goodwin & COTFG friends

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Human Achievement,
Lyons Rd. & Gunter Rd.
Austin, 78702 United States
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We are delighted to present composer, bassist, and visual artist Adam Goodwin! The event will take place April 26 from 6-8pm at the Museum of Human Achievement. Adam Goodwin is a bassist joining us from Berlin for a solo performance and some collaborative pieces with Akshaya Avril Tucker (cello) and Sara Sasaki (violin). Goodwin's musical approach places a heavy emphasis on physical gesture and spontaneity, along with a conscious consideration of the particular space and context in which the music is taking place. As composer and interpreter,…

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May 2018

Destroy// Austin with Leyya Mona Tawil

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Human Achievement,
Lyons Rd. & Gunter Rd.
Austin, 78702 United States
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Destroy// Austin A new ritual for new times. Leyya Mona Tawil builds the work on location in one day with local artists. Concept Choreography Composition/ Leyya Mona Tawil Music/ Marina Peterson, Christopher Petkus, Josh Ronsen Dance/ Errin Delperdang, Katherine Hodges, Lisa Anne Kobdish, Laura Mobley, Rosalyn Nasky, Lauren Tietz, Erica Gionfriddo In performance, the work destroys itself. In collaboration with local dancers and musicians, dance artist and composer, Leyya Mona Tawil, will bring Destroy// All Places, to the Museum of…

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June 2018

Baby Dee with COTFG and Friends

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The North Door,
502 Brushy St
Austin, 78702 United States
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Baby Dee (born 1953) is an Netherlands based American performance artist, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Recent album information at  http://www.iamastick.com/ For this performance on June 23rd of 2018 Baby Dee will be joined by composers and musicians from Austin, Texas to collaborate for unique versions of songs from the Baby Dee catalogue. Players include Adam Hilton (arrangements, guitar), Andrew Noble (violin), Daniel Racer (contrabass), Sara Berger (saxophone), Mollie Fischer (cello), Kristin Cribb (harp) This evening will also include "Music…

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