PLEASE JOIN US ON ZOOM FOR
PWNW HAPPY HOUR
THURSDAY APRIL 15, 5-6:20 PM
WITH WORK BY STEPHANIE LAVON TROTTER & IXNAY (MAXX KATZ & JOHN NIEKRASZ)
Our time together begins with a welcome and a toast, followed by artists presenting work, segueing into lively discussion, and finishing off with a chance to win a T-shirt or other prize! At PWNW we will be trying out an April Rain Cocktail (basically a vodka martini plus a bit of lime), in case you want to do the same.
ASL interpretation by Jme James Antonick
Sliding Scale: $1-$30
RSVP—you must register by 3pm day of show to get the Zoom link!
Email us here if you need a free ticket.
Stephanie Lavon Trotter will be sharing from her improvisation practice; somatic revelations, songs from the moment, and a score that invites the audience to play along.
Stephanie Lavon Trotter is an electro-acoustic vocal-instrument, composer, improviser, and performer. She has been dismantling her formal training in Western classical composition and operatic performance since 2009 in a range of compositions, and performances. Her work strives to provide a visceral interpretation of our world and the ways we live, move, sound, and make community that investigates Voice, Body, Desire, Death and Power.
IXNAY is the performance project of Maxx Katz and John Niekrasz. Using sound, video, and action, we make patterns for the third brain. Evidence of care, chaos on vacation, work and leisure, surfing undifferentiated space on bright veins of connective energy. We’re in love and the world is still beautiful. IXNAY will debut Participatory Flow State Tour #3.
Maxx Katz is a multi instrumentalist and composer whose work simultaneously uses vocabulary from metal, jazz, classical, free improv, and performance. A classically trained flutist with an M.A. in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music from the University of Virginia, she has toured extensively in experimental bands across the US and Europe. Her project Floom melds crushing guitar with virtuosic flute, vocals, and a somatic, performance-driven sensibility.
John Niekrasz is an American artist working in sound, language, and performance. His ensembles include Methods Body, IXNAY, Thicket, and Orchestra Becomes Radicalized. John received his MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is working on completing his first novel. John’s work struggles with such spectra as poverty and ornament, rigor and effortlessness, justice and militancy.