Dead Tosa | Arrington de Dionyso & Oomung Varma | Hair & Space Museum

On Havlíčkova Street is a new work by sound artist Dead Tosa, inspired by and composed in the old town of Prague. This impressionistic soundscape, in three continuous movements, sees its first public performance at the Wayward Music Series. Dead Tosa is also the composer of a song cycle on YouTube, Songs that Cannot Be Bought or Sold, that reinterprets the website as a sampler for ambient performance.

Arrington de Dionyso and Oomung Varma use bass clarinet and tabla to explore the rhythms and timbres of Hindustani classical music through the lens of post-60’s American Minimalism (LaMonte Young, Tony Conrad, Henry Flynt, Velvet Underground), which was in turn equally fascinated by the teachings of Pandit Pran Nath and the ecstatic experience of jazz.

Hair and Space Museum is the duo of Emily Pothast and David Golightly, who are also the co-founders of the band Midday Veil and the record label Translinguistic Other. HaSM projects are multimedia meditations on the generative, cosmic properties of sound.