Photo Image: East Buffalo Media Association (EBMA), the original formation of the group that became BuffFluxus. L-R is John Toth, John Neumann, Andy Topolski, Don Metz, Michael Basinski, and Tom Topolski c. 1979

Buffffluxus: Still Flewed and Flowing Tour

Tuesday, July 11, 2018

Where: Boiler Room (500 Seneca), entrance found on Myrtle near Hamburg, through the courtyard, follow the signs.
When: Tuesday, July 11, 2018, 7-9pm
Cost: $10-20, sliding scale, CASH ONLY
Who/Flux: 
Mike Basinski
Don Metz
John Smigielski
Kristen Smigielski
Ric Royer
Kevin Thurston
Chris Fritton
Anthony Henry?
La Monte Young
Emmett and Allison may show up

Performative works in the spirit of Fluxus, Free Jazz, and New Music. (Add stuff.)

Mule Car is fun, seasons, shit, (tht's enough old for me.
Wool hat is so hard - but see what Don wants.

How is this ... save you some time.

If you wish me to do stuff I can write or give me an assignment.

Now I have to wait for the lawn fixer guy.

Or as I wrote in a new poem I have been working on

¯O He Sang to himself in tiny drops
¯O He Sang to himself:
¯the greatest poet in American! klaatu barada nikto
¯left to cut the grass on a lawn tractor
¯An actor, an actor, just an asshole on a tractor

Welks Mice, Disraeli & Matthew Daher (Detroit)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Where: Boiler Room (500 Seneca), entrance found on Myrtle near Hamburg, through the courtyard, follow the signs.
When: Tuesday, July 11, 2018, 7-9pm
Cost: $10-20, sliding scale, CASH ONLY
Who: Welks Mice, Disraeli & Matthew Daher (Detroit)

Inspired by the Serenity Prayer, Matthew Daher‘s “The Wisdom To Know the Difference” is an exploration of control on both a sonic and a spiritual level. Vocals and acoustic drums processed, blended with lush textures, triggering other sonic events at varying degrees of randomness. A song-structured web of intended and unintended sonic consequences emerges, inspired by artists such as Mount Eerie, Björk, J Dilla, and Fiona Apple. An inquiry into the limits of control, the ease/suffering of clarity/confusion around those limits. The ever-shifting nature of those limits. An analogy in sound for these human predicaments.

https://matthewdahermusic.bandcamp.com
http://www.matthewdahermusic.com/

(Photo credit for above image: Costa Sirdenis)

Disraeli is an artistic freedom project with an intent on conveying emotion through electronics. Disraeli makes a series of almost-half-hour pieces every month. You may find the 43800 Minutes series on Disraeli’s bandcamp.
https://disraeli.bandcamp.com/

Check out Welks Mice:
https://steakandcakerecords.bandcamp.com/track/welks-mice-3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtzAfwJT6aA

Artist Talk & Demo w/ Jack Edson

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Join us in the main lobby gallery at 500 Seneca (@ Spring & Seneca) for a tour of the current exhibit, Where These Dreams Go, with, Jack Edson. This exhibition includes 11 quilts which were made between 1985 - 2018. Following the tour, Jack will show a collection of recent fabric collage portraits of artists, and will do a short demonstration of the collage techniques he uses to create these realistic portraits. This event is free and open to the public.

The main lobby gallery is open to the public for free, Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm. This current exhibition will be on view through August 24, 2018.

Jack Edson, is a quilter from Hamburg, NY, who earned his BA from Canisius College and his Master of Library Science from the University of Rhode Island. In 2017, Jack retired as the director of the Hamburg Public Library, after serving that position since 2005. Currently, he has work is on display at the Northwest Quilt and Fabric Art Museum, in the exhibit, "Material Men 2, Contemporary Masters,” with other famed quilters such as Ben Venom. Jack has been spending his free time traveling, visiting museums and making art.