Which Moment~This Moment: Trenchcoat Manifesto
We are thrilled to present an evening of all things Trenchcoat, featuring multimedia work and a live performance by Trenchcoat Manifesto duo of Tom Adams and Richard Hearn at Mastroianni Arts for the next Tremont Artwalk, September 10 from 6-10. Poet Tom Adams and multi-media artist/musician Richard Hearn combine spoken word and audio samples (both found and manufactured) with original music and multi-media art for spinning tales culled from just-beneath-the-surface of everyday life and the abstract and sometimes bizarre depths of the human condition.
Poet Tom Adams began developing his craft in the mid 1980’s and has performed his work at open mics and organized poetry events around the Northeast Ohio area and beyond, including Mac’s Backs, Border’s Books and Music, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, the Barking Spider Tavern, Spaces Gallery, and Shakespeare & Company in Paris. Tom has published a chapbooks of his work, including Lament for The Fallen Soldier. Musician/artist Richard Hearn has been involved in the Northeast Ohio arts and music scene since 1980, playing in local underground "alt. art" bands of note - Uzizi and Breakfast In India, and working in the visual mediums of painting, photography and mixed-media sculpture. In the late 80’s, Richard worked on more experimental audio projects, including cut-up assemblages of field recordings and an early collaboration with Tom Adams, before forming his own band, Angst Café (1989-1995) which released the EP Sad Venus. Besides performing at local clubs and regional festivals, Angst Café presented multimedia events at venues around Northeast Ohio that included performances by local poets and artists. During this period Richard also began to experiment with digital photography, at first by digitizing his 35mm film images for further treatment in PhotoShop, to working entirely in the digital realm, and later, experimenting with analog/digital video loops. Besides his work with Trenchcoat Manifesto, Richard is working on various other projects, including hARMONICAvIRGINS, and a solo project of experimental music called Music For Jardo. Richard is also developing new skills in the mediums of lamp-worked glass and jewelry fabrication. Further information is available at www.echogate.net/dharmajava.