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The Friday Experiment

The Friday Experiment

Fri, May 20 - 7:30 pm

Presented by Gateway City Live

$5 suggested donation

The Divine Theater Doors Open at 7pm

16+ unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

This event follows Gateway City’s Health & Safety Protocols

Dine at GCA! Judd’s Bar & Restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm

Open Jam – bring your gear (simple set-up); backline of drums, amps, mics and PA available.

The Friday Experiment is a monthly music series focusing on experimental & mprovised music. Curated by internationally-renowned experimental musician Bonnie Kane, the series is unique to the Pioneer Valley scene in its offering, presenting a 3-set concert of invited artists/ensembles, along with a jam between invited artists & audience at the end.

The series features top practitioners in the experimental field who are dedicated to bringing all of their performance skills to the moment of creation. Stellar musicianship, exciting combinations, and adventurous sounds are to be expected as each performer propels themselves and their ensemble into new and challenging realms. Magic happens! Inspiration is renewed! Are you ready to hear what’s never been heard before?
Are you ready to play what’s never been played?

Set 1: +DOG+ (Ma)
Steve Davis – Improvised vocals, electronics, experimental noise

Set 2: Insect Politics (Ct)
Mackenzie Kourie – drums, Ed Fowler – guitar, Alby Pearson – sax, Tim Kneeland – spoken word.
Fringe jazz inspired improv+

Set 3: Matt Weston (NY)

Masterful percussion and electronics

Set 4: KaneLoggia Hypothesis – (Ma, Vt)
Bonnie Kane – sax, flute, electronics; John Loggia – percussion, electronics
Deep sound diving to cleanse your molecules, and set the tone for the following ultimate Open Improvisors’ Jam.

Set 5 – Open Improvisors’ Jam – bring your gear (simple set-up); backline of drums, amps, mics and PA available.

We put the play back in playing with this unique jam session that gets the audience jamming with the performers, and the performers with each other. Beginners and experienced encouraged and welcome.

A cash bar and the fantastic food at Judd’s will also be available for purchase should you need a real dinner, snacks, or a fancy drink….(they open at 5pm). Feel free to bring friends!

Can’t wait to see you!


For those who haven’t yet mastered being two places at once, this show will be broadcast at: