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TONIGHT: Make a Midtown Night of it...Friday, Nov. 8th 2013

Opening Friday, November 8 from 6-8pm...Detroit's own ADULT. takes on Center Galleries!

Center Galleries
Manoogian Visual Resource Center
College for Creative Studies
301 Frederick Douglass (corner of Brush)
T: 313.664.7800

Make a Midtown Night of it...after Nicola's and Adam's opening, head on over to MOCAD!

MOCAD presents a rare performance by
(Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Tom Recchion)
with Princess Dragon Mom

Friday, November 8, Doors open at 8pm
Admission: $10, free for MOCAD members

Extended Organ is Tom Recchion, Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen, and Paul McCarthy with Alex Stevens. Mike Kelley was a longtime member of the group and continues to be a contributing member by virtue of the sound recordings he provided to the group before his death: "in case I can't make a gig, I can still play." Tom, Joe and Fredrik are founding members of the seminal West Coast experimental noise cult collective, the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS).

Formed in 1994, Extended Organ produce a dynamic otherworldly ambience that can be simultaneously hilarious and ominously frightening. Overlaying the carpet of sound produced by Joe Potts and his self-engineered drone instrument, the "Chopped Optigan" is Paul McCarthy's vocal and guitar improvisations channeled and processed by Alex Stevens. Tom Recchion, simultaneously renowned as an inventor of crude homemade instruments and as an innovative composer of electronic and tape music, performs an array of sounds blending lush beauty and horror sensibility into the matrix. An antique Rheem Mark 7 organ is layered in by Fredrik Nilsen along with electronic sound and the aforementioned recordings provided by Mike Kelley. Mike Kelley's varied array of sounds are unprocessed mouth generated tugs, gurgles and bubbling masterfully recorded in 2010 by Scott Benzel.

Opening is the Detroit collective Princess Dragon Mom, celebrating their 20th year of noise-making and performance-staging.

Advance tickets available at and at the MOCAD front desk.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit | MOCAD
4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201