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Livestock 2016 poster EDIT 3

Nationally renowned improvised and experimental music at Princeton University.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
8:30pm / FREE / public
Café Vivian (100 Level Frist Campus Center, Princeton University)

Jessica Meyer (8:30pm)
New York
viola, live looping

RighteousGIRLS (9:30pm)
New York
flute, piano, guitar pedals

Arena Ladridos (10:30pm)
Philadelphia / Baltimore / Austin
sax, electronics, percussion

Arena Ladridos (roughly, “Barking Sand”) is Chris Cogburn (percussion), Bonnie Jones (electronics) and Bhob Rainey (soprano sax). Their eponymous 2010 debut captures the intensity, intimacy, and adventurousness of these strong-minded musicians as they methodically bleed this music into existence.

“Arena Ladridos is an aesthetic delight, an album that invites both overwrought analysis… and passive splendor — which I recommend you experience.” – Matthew Horne, Tiny Mix Tapes

“A sand rose whose heart beats and breathes.” – Héctor Cabrero, Le Son Du Arisli


As RighteousGIRLS, flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi “rattle speakers and expectations with stop-time razzle, vocal (flute-talk) and electronic (phaser) effects” (NYC Jazz Record) while continually expanding their creative reach by bringing 21st century music to new audiences and commissioning works that root themselves in classical idioms but draw from other genres.

RighteousGIRLS have received awards including a 2015 New Music USA Awards Grant, 3rd place in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition for GIRLS by composer/producer Pascal Le Boeuf, and a 2014 Independent Music Awards Nomination for gathering blue (Best Album) and KARakurENAI (Best Instrumental) by composer/steel-pannist Andy Akiho.


With playing that is “fierce and lyrical” and music that is “other-worldly” (The Strad), Jessica Meyer proves to be a daring, sophisticated composer and virtuosic soloist in her solo show “Sounds of Being. Inspired by everything from Bach, Brahms, and Blues to Flamenco, Indian Raga, and Appalachian fiddling, Jessica uses a loop pedal to transform her voice and viola into an entire orchestra of emotion to embody a different state of being for each piece: joy, anxiety, anger, bliss, torment, loneliness, and passion.

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Thursday October 11: Matthew Shipp, Yedo Gibson & Federico Ughi

Avant-garde jazz pianist and composer, Matthew Shipp, has been described as “one of the most talented players of his era” and is our special guest at the first ‘Livestock Exchange’ improvised music series of the year.

We’re lucky enough to also host saxophonist Yedo Gibson (Brasil), a recent graduate from the Royal Institue of the Hague who is currently has a residency at NYU, New York based drummer Federico Ughi (Italy) and our Princeton based analog electronics whizz kid, Jeff Snyder. The guests will be joined by a band of intrepid Princeton graduate improvisors including Jon Russell, Leila Adu and Quinn Collins, so be prepared for a stellar experience for the ears, hearts and minds! https://princetonlivestockexchange.wordpress.com/

Thursday October 11
12:00 Noon – 1:00pm

Mc Alpin Hall
Woolworth Center
downstairs in the music building
FREE and welcome to all

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