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tK at Non-Event/SMFA Library Sounds with Nadah El Shazly and Joseph Allred


tK is very excited to be opening up for Nadah El Shazly on her first US tour. Details below, tickets here.

Non-Event and SMFA Library Sounds present

NADAH EL SHAZLY (Cairo, Boston debut, first US tour!)
tK (Thalia Zedek, Phil Milstein, Heather Kapplow)

About the artists

NADAH EL SHAZLY is a Cairo-based producer, vocalist, and composer. Her acclaimed solo debut Ahwar (the title translates as marshlands) is a culmination of two years of writing and studio work split between Cairo and Montreal. Meticulously orchestrated, the album was composed and arranged in close collaboration with Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi, two members of The Dwarfs of East Agouza trio, along with Alan Bishop and members of Cairo’s experimental music scene. Accompanying El Shazly (vocals, buzuq, laptop, & keyboards) on her US debut will be Cherif El Masri (fretless guitar & synthesizers), Elsa Bergman (contrabass),and Konrad Angus (drums).

tK is THALIA ZEDEK on abstract guitar and clarinet; HEATHER KAPPLOW on pling plong, vocals, and banging; and PHIL MILSTEIN on loops, drones, and more banging. tK causes situations in which everyday aural experience is distended from its natural function. By applying arbitrary manipulations, new functions and contexts are undertaken. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is mutilated and all possible interpretations are quashed.

JOSEPH ALLRED is a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, experimental composer, and visual artist who is originally from Jamestown, Tennessee. A large portion of their musical output falls into the American Primitive school of original guitar and banjo music, drawing especially from the folk traditions of the southeastern United States as well as from avant-garde and minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, Charlemagne Palestine, Terry Riley, and Henry Flynt.

Non-Event’s programming is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.