Tough Pill #13

The Government Center


Tough Pill is a creative music and performance series held at various venues in Pittsburgh. Tough Pill seeks to create space for practitioners while also expanding the scope of the experimental art audience.

Thursday, August 18th
The Government Center
Doors at 7pm
Music at 8Pm
$5-10 suggested donation

Set 1:
Sadie Powers (bass & electronics)
Patrick Breiner (reeds)
Adam Kantz (drum kit & electronics)

Set 2:
Congregation of Drones

Pauline Kim Harris (violin)
Jesse Stiles (electronics)

C of D's work presents the listener with immersive, surreal soundscapes created through live processing and experimental sound synthesis. The music of Congregation of Drones is both extreme and approachable, dashing between delicate fields of chattering chirps and pizzicato pulses into roaring tunnels of cascading harmonic energy.
The duo combines Harris’ virtuosic visceral chops with Stiles’ singular approach to sampling, spatialization, and signal processing to create elaborate musical structures where time seems to fold in on itself as the performance unfolds. Their debut album Twenty Twenty is a massive new body of music that merges daring and shockingly emotional strings with torrents of pulsating electronics.”

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