8 NE KIllingsworth
Matt Hannafin & Matt Carlson
Matt Carlson (electronics) and Matt Hannafin (percussion) have performed together in various contexts, but this is their first duo performance.
Matt Carlson is an electronic music composer and performer from Portland, Oregon. He works with analog modular synthesis, voice, computer control, field recordings, and time delay effects to construct dense clouds of surrealistic electroacoustic sound phenomena. He also performs with bass clarinetist Jonathan Sielaff as Thrill Jockey recording artists Golden Retriever. www.thrilljockey.com/thrill/Golden-Retriever
Matt Hannafin (percussion) is a New York–born, Portland-based percussionist active in experimental music, improvisation, and Iranian classical and traditional music. His teachers included composer La Monte Young, Indian vocal master Pandit Pran Nath, Persian tar and tombak master Kavous Shirzadian, and percussionists Jamey Haddad, Glen Velez, Layne Redmond, and John Amira. A frequent solo performer, he also performs with various chamber groups, Persian ensembles, and others. He is the director of Portland’s Extradition Series.
Derek Monypeny is a guitarist and oud player who has been based in Portland since 2010. He has released several solo albums on the Weird Forest and Underwater Experiences labels, as well as his own Raheem Records label, showcasing a wide array of influences and approaches to sound. He has performed, toured, and collaborated with artists/bands including Sir Richard Bishop, Jozef van Wissem, Oaxacan, and the Portland Bike Ensemble. He is currently a member of the Portland-based noise/rhythm ensemble known as ALTO!