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December 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

December 9 & 10, 2022
Denton, Texas
Molten Plains Fest is a two day festival that will celebrate the end of the first year we started the Molten Plains monthly series, fostering the spirit of adventurous music and further sounds.
22 artists from 14 cities, a convergence of inestimable musical nourishment from Susan Alcorn, Bill Nace, Rob Mazurek, Luke Stewart, Ka Baird, Weasel Walter, Marshall Trammell, CNCPCN, Alan F. Jones, Andrew Weathers, Alma Laprida, Henna Chou, Warren Realrider, Aaron Gonzalez, Stefan Gonzalez, Kory Reeder, Princess Haultaine, Bitches Set Traps, and Monte Espina.
7 pm
Susan Alcorn (Baltimore)
Aaron Gonzalez (Dallas)
Stefan Gonzalez (Denton)
Rob Mazurek (Chicago/Marfa)
Music Research Strategies (Oakland)
Bill Nace (Philadelphia)
Kory Reeder (Denton)
Luke Stewart (NYC)
The Molten Plains Fest is taking place at our home base, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio in Denton, Texas.
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Tickets on sale:
• 2-day special bundle
• Single day
• Student
• Susan Alcorn has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in country music. Having first paid her dues in Texas country & western bands, she began to expand the vocabulary of her instrument through her study of 20th century classical music, visionary jazz, and world musics. Though known for her solo work, she has collaborated with numerous artists including Pauline Oliveros, Eugene Chadbourne, Chris Cutler, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ingrid Laubrock and Leila Bourdreuil, Evan Parker, and Mary Halvorson among others.
• Aaron Gonzalez plays all kinds of bass, he is a composer, a musical teacher, a performance artist and unstopabble collaborator. The elder son of the late Dennis Gonzalez and older brother of Stefan. Together, they used to be Yells At Eels, with just Stefan they are both Akkolyte and both of them plus Gregg Prickett were Unconcious Collective. Also with Stefan but adding the extraordinary portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes and saxophonist Rodrigo Amado they are the Humanization Qtet.
• Stefan Gonzalez is a drummer, auxiliary percussionist, and vocalist from Dallas, TX. Played and toured extensively with their family trio Yells at Eels with their brother Aaron Gonzalez on bass, and their late father Dennis Gonzalez on trumpet. Other important bands and projects to note are Akkolyte, Unconscious Collective, Imperial Slaughter, Humanization 4tet, and The Young Mothers. Important collaborative musicians to note are Mars Williams, Eugene Chadbourne, Luis Lopes, Rodrigo Amado, Damon Smith, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Famoudou Don Moye, Akira Sakata, and the late Alvin Fielder.
• Rob Mazurek is a multidisciplinary artist/abstractivist, with a focus on electro-acoustic composition, improvisation, performance, painting, sculpture, video, film, and installation, who spent much of his creative life in Chicago, and then Brazil. He currently lives and works in Marfa. In 1994, formed the Chicago Underground Collective, an ensemble that ranges in size from duo to orchestra. Isotope 217 was consequently born at this time and also began Mazurek’s fascination with incorporating electronics/computer music into his work. He founded the Exploding Star Orchestra in 2005 to investigate Chicago’s avant-garde musical traditions, the group has featured luminaries Roscoe Mitchell, Bill Dixon, and Fred Anderson alongside a stellar cast of musicians.
• Music Research Strategies is the solo project of Marshall Trammell, an experimental archivist, percussionist, conductor, and composer utilizing a musical platform to promote social change and political education through improvisation and collective movement. He was one half of the duo Black Spirituals with collaborator Zachary James Watkins.
• Bill Nace is an artist and musician based in Philadelphia, PA. He has collaborated with an extraordinary range of musicians, including Michael Morley, Graham Lambkin, Chris Corsano, Thurston Moore, Jake Meginsky, Paul Flaherty, Aaron Dilloway, and Kim Gordon, with whom he regularly plays as one half of the duo Body/Head.
• Kory Reeder is a performer and composer whose music is meditative and atmospheric, investigating ideas of objectivity, place, immediacy, situation, and interaction. His music has been released and published on Another Timbre, Edition Wandelweiser Records, Sawyer Editions,and others. Kory will be performing a new quintet with Alaina Clarice, flute; Brian Do, bass clarinet; Grace Remmer, viola; Nico Clark, cello.
• Luke Stewart is a DC/NYC-based musician and organizer of musical presentations, and has a strong presence in the national and international Improvised Music community. He is noted in Downbeat Magazine in 2020 as one of “25 most influential jazz artists” of his generation. His regular ensembles include Irreversible Entanglements and Blacks’ Myths. As a solo artist, he has been compiling a series of improvisational sound structures for Upright Bass and Amplifier, utilizing the resonant qualities of the instrument to explore real-time harmonic and melodic possibilities.


December 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 1:00 am


Rubber Gloves


Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
411 E. Sycamore St.
Denton, TX 76209 United States
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