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november, 2022

17novthuSix Foot Love Series presents: Bitches Set Traps / The Watermelon is not Orange7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Backyard Concert

Event Details

TICKETS: $10/person

Welcome back to the Six Foot Love series at The Wild Detectives. A series of live outdoor performances with numbered seats and limited capacity.

An expansive evening of feminist improvisation and cosmic landscaping!

Bitches Set Traps is the virtuoso trio of Sarah Ruth Alexander, Elizabeth McNutt and Kourtney Newton. Using instruments, voices, and common household items, BST recycles and questions everyday tropes of American culture, from tampon commercials to heavy metal power ballads, Eminem to Supreme Court briefs, Joan Didion to Frank Sinatra. Composed of Sarah Jay, Miguel Espinel and Trevor Mahoney, The Watermelon Is Not Orange is a contracting/expanding duo/trio that sprouts leafy soundscapes out of synth pop, metal, noise and ambient music elements. Both ensembles are based in Denton.

 

BITCHES SET TRAPS
The virtuoso musicians of Bitches Set Traps push the boundaries of improvisation by exploring current events, feminism, misogyny, and performance taboos, in theatrical and comedic performances. The Bitches crossover venues and genres bringing together ideas between subcultures; they set traps in concert halls, nightclubs, theaters, and galleries with equal intensity. As an improvising group they sometimes collaborate with additional guest musicians. BST formed in 2018 as the North Texas Feminist Improvising Group, inspired by the original Feminist Improvising Group of the late 1970’s.

https://bitchessettraps.bandcamp.com/

Sarah Ruth is a diverse musician and artist – a multi-instrumentalist, she employs hammered dulcimer, harmonium, electroacoustic sound art, and extended vocal techniques. She performs frequently both solo and with multiple bands and improvisational ensembles in the North Texas area. She is a University of North Texas graduate where she focused on vocal studies and electroacoustic composition. She has also studied with Meredith Monk and members of her vocal ensemble.

Flutist Elizabeth McNutt is a recitalist who primarily performs contemporary music. She has premiered hundreds of new works and performed widely in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Her recordings include the solo CD pipe wrench: flute and computer and tracks on numerous other releases; her writing has been published in Organized Sound, Music Theory Online, and the Flutist Quarterly. Her chamber music activities include the Calliope Duo and the Tornado Project; she is also director of the Sounds Modern series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. McNutt holds a DMA in contemporary music performance from the University of California San Diego. She is on the faculty at University of North Texas, where she teaches flute and directs the new music ensemble Nova.

Kourtney Newton is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in cello performance at UNT where she studies with Professor Nikola Ruzevic. As a fervent supporter of new music, she has been a featured performer at several prestigious festivals and conferences, such as New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2018, NY PHIL biennial at National Sawdust in Brooklyn 2016, SEAMUS 2016, International Computer Music Conference 2015, Electric LaTex 2014, New Music on the Point 2015, Sounds Modern Recital Series 2015-present, and Aquilla Contemporary Music Recital Series 2012-2013. Kourtney has also performed with orchestras internationally at venues in Thailand, Austria, Germany and England. She is particularly passionate about improvisation and is a founding member of the Colorado Soundpainting improvisation ensemble. She also enjoys performing as a member of the Amorsima String Trio and UNT’s contemporary music ensemble Nova.

THE WATERMELON IS NOT ORANGE
is a sometimes duo, sometimes trio of Denton, Texas entities making electroacoustic soundscapes with voice, guitar, synths, objects and more.

https://twino.bandcamp.com/album/jaunders-demise

 

TICKETS: $10/person

***DISCLAIMER: In case of inclement weather, the show will be held indoors.***

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Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas

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