EAC’s Concert Series continues at 7 pm Saturday, August 20 with MOCH. Nahuatl for “all, everything,” MOCH is a collaborative electroacoustic duo between mallet percussionist Patricia Brennan and drummer/electronic musician Noel Brennan.
Growing up in Veracruz, Mexico, vibraphonist/marimbist Patricia’s voice was developed on her instrument while being immersed in the city’s rich musical culture. Recently, Patricia’s solo album Maquishti was #4 in the New York Times’ top 10 jazz albums of 2021. Patricia was also voted #1 by Downbeat as the rising star of vibraphone for the magazine’s 70th Critics Poll for 2022. Patricia works both as a leader and side person for active artists in and out of NYC, including such Grammy nominated bands as Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Big Band and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble.
Robbinston native and current resident of Brooklyn NY, Noel Brennan is an active percussionist/electronic musician. Also known as Arktuteye, Noel has participated in and won multiple turntablism battles as well as maintaining his connection with ancient language-based drum concepts and connecting it with an electronic sensibility.
MOCH is a combination of these experiences and interests.
Tickets for the show are $15, and are available at the door or here. Attendees 17 and under will be admitted free of charge. More information about the series may be found at eastportartscenter.org/the-concert-series.
Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. The EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, the EAC recommends that people wear masks when in our building.