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Monday, June 4, 2012

Quiet, Please: The Return of the Quiet Music Festival

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 11:29 AM

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Ssshhh! Lower your voices for the return of the Quiet Music Festival, the second installment of Chris Johanson's celebration of all things low-volume. Last year, the inaugural Quiet Music Festival took place over two days at Disjecta, and this year is no different. The second annual Quiet Music Festival will also take place at Disjecta, on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. You can leave the earplugs at home. The lineup this year is as impressive as last year's, this time including Vetiver, Grouper, Sonny Smith, Sam Coomes, Scout Niblett, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, and more.

Tickets are $8-10 per day and $15-18 for a two-day pass and are available on Disjecta's website.

Click the jump for excerpts from the press release, including festival highlights, plus a complete schedule.

The Quiet Music Festival of Portland showcases many exclusive acts by musicians performing outside of their normal milieu. Highlights include:

• Rare solo performances by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Sam Coomes of Quasi, and Scout Niblett.

• A one-man percussion journey lead by Dan Sasaki of Jackie-O Motherfucker, a gospel music performance by Ural Thomas, and a special set of softly amplified songs from Kevin Thomson of Enablers.

• Writer and musician Sonny Smith from San Francisco’s Sonny & the Sunsets will recite stories from his play “Sees All, Knows All” and sing songs from LP “One Act Plays.”

• Multi-piece acts include Northern California’s Strawberry Smog and a low-volume acoustic set from San Francisco band Vetiver.

• The line-up also features spontaneous music from Brooklyn’s The Lichens, and films by Liz Harris will accompany Grouper’s performance.

An exhibition of limited-edition Monoroid silkscreen prints by artist Neil Burke, formerly of bands Men’s Recovery Project and Born Against, will be available for sale as well as collectible Quiet Music Festival of Portland posters designed by Chris Johanson.

Sets by Mississippi Records DJs Callie Danger and Eric I add to the festival’s relaxed casual ambiance. The interior features one-of-a-kind 70s and 80s items handpicked by Johanson, and he adds, “The space where the music is happening will be very relaxing. Lamps, rugs, blankets, pillows to help you calmly take in the quiet performances. Soft light and sound to envelop you. A gentle place to drift in and out of the moment. Take a nap, have a glass of wine and enjoy time off from the right angles of life. Float off into the positivity and unknown that these evenings offer.”

The Quiet Music Festival of Portland is open to the public. For tickets and additional information, please visit disjecta.org.

Ticket Information

Advance purchase: $8 per day/ $15 for both days
Purchase at the door: $10 per day / $18 for both days
To purchase advance tickets, please visit disjecta.org.

SCHEDULE
Friday, June 15, 2012: 8 pm
Grouper
Sonny Smith
Sam Coomes
Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
Dan Sasaki

Saturday, June 16, 2012: 8 pm
The Lichens
Vetiver
Scout Niblett
Ural Thomas
Kevin Thomson
Strawberry Smog

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