Frantasia Festival Thursday through Friday

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Scot Spear will perform as id m theft able at the Frantasia Festival of Out Music and Arts Friday night, Aug. 24, at Fitness Stylz in Livermore Falls. (File photo)

LIVERMORE FALLS — The Frantasia Festival of Out Music and Arts returns to Fitness Stylz, 7 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Aug. 23 – 25. Donations are suggested for each evening.

Sixteen individuals or groups will perform during the festival. Six are new this year with several from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Asimina Chremos is one of the returning acts. As a dancer and a visual artist, her work is rooted in the structured techniques she learned through formal ballet training as well as the study of symmetrical patterning found in traditional lace and doilies.

Her dance practice evidences early years of training in ballet technique, followed by studies and practice in modern and postmodern dance.

New acts this year have a variety of backgrounds and artistic expressions.

Diane Randlett of Southport, Maine, has played the clarinet since childhood. She was a student of Nanine Hammond and James Footer, Bath Community Band Leader.

“It has been an amazing experience to play with and for other people. Music is a beautiful language. When we participate in the art of music, we all speak the same language,” she said.

Sandy Ewen is an experimental guitarist, artist and architect who has recently relocated to New York City from Houston, Texas. She has released a duo album with Weasel Walter and played numerous gigs in Texas, New York, Toronto and elsewhere this year.

TK is comprised of Thalia Zedek on abstract guitar and clarinet; Phil Milstein on loops, drone and banging; Heather Kapplow on electronic pling-plong, voices and banging. They will be playing improvised noise music.

Zedek said Kapplow will play the pling-plong, a new instrument no one has heard.

Will Helmke came to Frantasia in 2008 or2009 while attending University of Maine Augusta studying music.

“Frantasia flipped me out and made me a better person, helped strengthen my personal connection to music and life and people,” he said.

Improvisational soundscape trio Wormhole Superette is: Tracy Lisk (guitar, vocals, drums), Irman Peck (bass, drums), and Travis Woodson (synthesizer).

Lisk is an exhibiting visual artist, curator and former artist-in-residence at CESTA, Tábor, Czech Republic. Woodson is a composer, arranger, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist.

For more information, call Frantasia founder Fran Szostek at 212-6288 or visit http://www.frantasiafestival.com.

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Frantasia Festival of Out Music and Arts Schedule

Thursday night, 7 p.m. start

Greg Boardman, Viola & Mike Libby, Steel Cello (20 minutes)

Diane Randlett (20 minutes) – solo clarinet

Naythen Wilson – (20 minutes) – atonal funeral folk guitar and vocals

2Kjb (10 minutes) – Joe Brown, none-Industry Parts 1 – structured modular synthesizer improvisation

Architecture (15 minutes) – Brady Welch – Ambient Psychedelic meditative analog synthesizer performance

Broken Generator (30 minutes) – Damian Languell, Vanessa Olson – Free Form Trippy Experiments, Jazz Punk Art Blues

Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith Duo – (30 minutes) – Improvised music for electric guitar & double bass

Friday night 

2Kjb (10 minutes) – Joe Brown, none-Industry Part 2 – structured modular synthesizer improvisation

Stanley Schumacher & Friends (15 minutes) – Free Improvisation with acoustical and electroacoustical instrumentation

Damon Smith (15 minutes) – Improvised music for solo double bass

Pine Tree State Mind Control (30 minutes) – M. Conlon, cut-up noise; Eric Ewing – loops, presentation

Will Helmke (20 minutes) – modular electronic freeform synth poetry

Id m theft able (25 minutes) – who knows!

Big Plastic Finger (20 minutes) Free Improvisation with acoustical and electroacoustical instrumentation

Chris Cathode (20 minutes) – Electronic Sound Surgery

Saturday night  

Nicole LePera & Chris Cathode (15 minutes) – Sonic Thoughts in the Moment

Stanley Schumacher & Friends (15 minutes) – Free Improvisation with acoustical and electroacoustical instrumentation

Sandy Ewen – (15 minutes) Guitar solo

Kahoutek – (30 min) Scott Verrastro (percussion, flutes); Scott Allison (electronics); Damian Languell (sax, vocals, electronics)

Id m theft able & Asimini Chremos (30 minutes) – noise and dance

2Kjb (10 minutes) – Joe Brown, none-Industry Part 3 – structured modular synthesizer improvisation

Big Plastic Finger (30 minutes) – Free Improvisation with acoustical and electroacoustical instrumentation

Asimina Chremos – (30 minutes) Dancing around Mindfully

TK (30 minutes) – Improvised noise music – Thalia Zedek, abstract guitar & clarinet; Phil Milstein on loops, drones & banging; Heather Kapplow on electronic pling-plong, voices and banging

Wormhole Superette (30 minutes) – Irman Peck, bass; Tracy Lisk – guitar/vocals