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John Roach

Sterling Basement + Songs of the Gowanus

Description
Sterling Basement was born in 2002 when the musician and artist Jason Glasser proposed to the artist John Roach, that some of his sound contraptions might be used in a live performance context. And so they began playing in a basement... on Sterling Street.

  • live @ Tonic
  • Issue Project Room
  • Cabinet Gallery
  • audio
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Sterling Basement Live @ Tonic
April 10th 2002

Jason Glasser: cello, percussion, samples, toys. roach-a-phonic bandophones
John Roach: Roach-a-phonic bandophones, cds, tapes, toys
Jonathan Glasser: Violin, bells, organ, toys, hands, mouth, Roach-a-phonic bandophone

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Issue Project Room
Saturday September 6th 2008

Sterling Basement presents an homage to the Gowanus Canal. The ensemble includes the multidisciplinary artist John Roach on his homemade Band-O-Fly instrument, sound artist John Hudak with homemade thumb pianos, pianist and composer Shawn Onsgard with his mockingbird Melodica and the Poet Matthew Rohrer delivering texts related to the once thriving shipping hub.

 

 

 

 

Performance for the Exhibition Postcards from the Gowanus
Cabinet Gallery, Brooklyn NY
March 19, 2010

Sterling Basement presents Songs of the Gowanus in homage to the Gowanus Canal. The ensemble includes John Roach, John Hudak, Dave Ruder, and Aaron Moore playing band-o-phones, home made thumb pianos, motorized autoharps, and a variety of other instruments. Songs of the Gowanus also features poems by Matthew Rohrer derived from archival texts related to the once thriving shipping hub. Join us as we dredge the canal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Sterling Basement - Live at Issue Project Room 2008

Sterling Basement presents an homage to the Gowanus Canal. The ensemble includes the multidisciplinary artist John Roach on his homemade Band-O-Fly instrument, sound artist John Hudak with homemade thumb pianos, pianist and composer Shawn Onsgard with his mockingbird Melodica, and the poet Matthew Rohrer delivering texts related to the once thriving shipping hub.




Sterling Basement - 2002

Jason Glasser: cello, percussion, samples, toys. roach-a-phonic bandophones
John Roach: Roach-a-phonic bandophones, cds, tapes, toys
Jonathan Glasser: Violin, bells, organ, toys, hands, mouth, Roach-a-phonic bandophones
Erin Elstner: Vibes, Bells


Sterling Basement - Live @ Tonic 2002
Jason Glasser: cello, percussion, samples, toys. roach-a-phonic bandophones
John Roach: Roach-a-phonic bandophones, cds, tapes, toys, software
Jonathan Glasser: Violin, bells, organ, toys, hands, mouth, Roach-a-phonic bandophones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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