The Audiovore Presents: John Wiese/Steve Jansen/Holland Hopson/Brad Davis

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I’m excited about sharing the bill tomorrow night with John WieseSteve Jansen and Brad Davis.

Wednesday April 9, 8pm
Parkside Cafe
4036 5th Ave S
Birmingham AL 3522

I’ll be presenting my Radicans project which uses small motors and soundbug transducers to transform ordinary objects in the performance space into speakers. Tables, chairs, trashcans and windows come to life in a chorus of electronic chirping, buzzing and spinning drones.

LIVE LISTENING No.1 with Jonathan Wood and Holland Hopson

Looking forward to tonight’s performance at the Dreamland Film Center in Louisville KY. Jonathan Wood and I will both perform solo sets.

Dreamland Film Center
810 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202
9pm
$5

Piano Duo on Tour

Cypher a Circle front

Tomorrow Kathryn Fouse and Adam Bowles kick off a four city tour presented by the Birmingham Art Music Alliance. They’ll perform a program of new compositions for piano duo, including the premiere of my piece Cypher, A Circle.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 8:00 pm – Oakwood University, Huntsville AL
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 pm – University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL
Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 pm – Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville AL
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1:15 pm – Shelton State University, Tuscaloosa AL

Spain on My Mind – Adriana Perera
Limited Transit – Michael Coleman
Frequent Flyer – Cynthia Miller
Left of Center – William Price
Cypher, A Circle – Holland Hopson
Three Movements for Two Pianos – Edwin Robertson
So I Can See Willy – Monroe Golden

Sonic Frontiers Presents Holland Hopson and Justin Peake

I’m excited to perform next week as part of the Sonic Frontiers season. I plan to play a set of pieces for banjo and electronics drawing from the material on Post & Beam, adding a few new twists, and hopefully including one or two “sound bug” pieces from my Radicans project.

Also on the bill is Justin Peake, a New Orleans based percussionist/composer known for his work as Beautiful Bells. Justin is a Tuscaloosa native, so this will be a homecoming performance for him.

I think it’s going to be a great night!

Thursday March 7 2013 at 7:30pm
Bama Theatre Greensboro Room
600 Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa AL
Admission is Free.

Justin Peake – Workshop at Badabum Atelier from Michelle Ettlin on Vimeo.

Zicarelli Shout-Out for Post & Beam

David Zicarelli (the main man behind Max) just wrote about Post & Beam on his Cycling ’74 blog.

Holland Hopson’s Post and Beam was released last year, but I stupidly didn’t fall in love with it until recently. I guarantee you’ve never heard anything like it — beautifully performed original and traditional folk songs set against an electronic dreamworld. I can’t think of a recording that provides a more powerful study in contrasts — heartfelt and alienating most of all. Check it out and see if you don’t think the Maxified banjo is not the up-and-coming instrument of the decade!

Thursday in the Red Room: Holland Hopson, Khristian Weeks, Weed Tree

I’m performing at Red Room in Baltimore on Thursday. Also on the bill are Khristian Weeks (creator of the video below)

and Weed Tree. The Jesse Stiles 3000 will make a special guest appearance.

Thursday, November 15, doors at 8:30pm
Holland Hopson
Khristian Weeks
Weed Tree
Red Room
Baltimore MD

PLAY – New and Improved Improv on Saturday

Thollem McDonas, photo: Peter Gannushkin

LaDonna Smith has organized another jam-packed evening of improvised music with a host of special guests, featuring pianist Thollem McDonas.

Saturday, September 22 7:30pm
PLAY – New and Improved Improv
Homewood Community Center – CDF
1715 27th Court South
Homewood AL
$10/$5 students (sliding scale) kids free

Thollem will perform solo and with Stella Nystrom, dance; Davey Williams, guitar; Craig Hultgren, cello; Andrew DeWar, saxophone. Also on the bill are Hunter Bell, Si Reasoning, myself and LaDonna Smith. Dianne McNaron will preview her upcoming Marlene Dietrich retrospective and Caroline Karson will play Chopin. Come early and stay late, there’ll be lots to take in.

Weekend Waltz Through Texas

I’m playing two shows in Texas this weekend: Austin on Sunday and Houston on Monday. I can’t wait to reconnect with friends in both places, hear some great music, eat some great food.

Sunday, September 2 8pm
Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA) Performance Series
Bill Thompson, Holland Hopson, Rick Reed
Gates Ensemble
Waller Creek School
4100 Red River Street
Austin TX

This will be a treat. A reunion of the Gates Ensemble along with solo sets by Bill Thompson, myself and Rick Reed. Yowzer! It’s been 6 years since I last played an AMODA show and I have some great memories of the series: Stephen Vitiello, Phill Niblock, Olivia Block, Keith Fullerton Whitman. I’m happy to be part of the series again.

Monday, September 3 7pm
They, Who Sound
Holland Hopson
Sonia Flores
Avant Garden
411 Westheimer
Houston TX

Then on to Houston for the next installment of They, Who Sound with Sonia Flores.

I’ll be performing music for banjo and electronics in both places–my Redneck Tech schtick. Come on out; I’d love to see you there.

ASAC Presents Ben Miller, Holland Hopson, Barn Owl, Claymation

The Albany Sonic Arts Collective presents Ben Miller, Holland Hopson, Barn Owl and Claymation.

Saturday, June 16
8:00 pm
Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark St.
Albany NY
$5 suggested donation

This will likely be my last ASAC show as an Albany resident. I’m pleased to share the occasion with:

Ben Miller – alto sax, tapes, the zoo, voice and projection in support of a new release on Living Records. Ben has performed at ASAC a few other times, and was formerly a member of Destroy All Monsters, Sproton Layer, and other units. He’s one of the best out there, and you shouldn’t miss this performance.

Barn Owl – amazing trio of improvising musicians extraordinaire. Matt Weston on drums/percussion, Andy Crespo on bass, and Chris Cooper on prepare guitar/electronics. You’re always in for a treat with these guys.

Claymation – solo electric guitar improvisation from C. Baird Buchanan. We’re excited to have Baird bring his solo project to ASAC for the first time.