About\face Presents:
October 2017


Sunday, October 8th, 2017
8pm @ The Bun Shop
22 Light Street, Baltimore

Please join us for another installment of diverse and engaging mesh of improvised, composed, acoustic, and electronic music - accompanied as always by a delectable assortment of buns, coffee, and tea + BYOB. This free event is made DOUBLE FREE by the grace of Free Fall Baltimore! Go ahead and RSVP here and check out the Facbook Event to invite your friends! Last minute attendees are always welcome!

The Artists


Allison Clendaniel

Allison Clendaniel is an interdisciplinary artist living in Baltimore, MD. Her work encompasses sound, extended vocal technique, technology, and theatre. She has studied voice and movement with legendary performer and composer, Meredith Monk at the House Foundation, clowning with Globus Hystericus, and has toured extensively through North America as a teacher and performing artist. An avid advocate for the arts, she is an Artistic Director of Mind on Fire, a modular chamber orchestra, and co-founder of theatre troupe, Feral Woman. 


Mikael Flores-Amper

Mikael Flores-Amper is a sculptor and installation artist who creates structural and architectural interventions. Recently he has exhibited interactive works in Baltimore, MD, Vermont, and Nevada.


Lavena Johanson

Cellist Lavena Johanson is a commanding performer and a consummate musician. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed new and recent works by Ted Hearne, Amy Beth Kirsten, Caroline Shaw, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir on Baltimore's Evolution Contemporary Music Series. Lavena has also premiered two pieces written expressly for her by her husband, Judah Adashi, and is only the second cellist to have performed both of Michael Hersch's Sonatas for Unaccompanied Cello in one night. Upcoming performances include a return to the Evolution Series, performing Bryce Dessner's Tuusula for solo cello (December 2017), and the world premiere of Julia Wolfe's Spinning with Maya Beiser & Melody Giron (May 2018). For more information, check out her website: www.lavenajohanson.com.



Umbilicus was founded in 2012 in reaction to the generic contemporary percussion quartet, with the intention of promoting and performing a more experimental repertoire, much if it composed by its members. Umbilicus consists of three UMBC alums—Michelle Purdy, Will Redman, and Rob Wolk—and UMBC faculty member Tom Goldstein. The name Umbilicus contains the letters U M B C.


Murderboats and Josh Dean

Josh Dean is a musician and artist working and living in Baltimore. His recent work focuses on modification and reduction of keyboards to facilitate repetition and the control of light sculpture.