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Press Release - 8/28/00
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plays Provincetown!

Provincetown Art Museum
460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
6pm, Saturday, September 30th, 2000 ($10)

PetrophonicsBirdsongs of the Mesozoic celebrates the release of Petrophonics, the group's 10th recording, with an explosive concert of creative new music at the Provincetown Art Museum at 6pm (note special time) on Saturday, September 30th.

Birdsongs is a four-piece electrified modern music ensemble formed in 1980. Instrumentation consists of piano, synthesizer, guitar, and saxophone/flute, with occasional percussion and computer sequencing. Birdsongs recently completed a series of performances and recordings with All Things Considered commentator and Duplex Planet publisher David Greenberger, under the title "1001 Real Apes".

1001 Real Apes Petrophonics is the first release in five years by this internationally acclaimed group, who has shared stages with Fred Frith, Ran Blake, the Lounge Lizards, Sonny Sharrock, Siouxsie & the Banshees, and others. Performances and residencies have ranged from the surreal (the Salvador Dali Museum) to the even more surreal (the Disney Institute), and from the east coast (Dartmouth College) to beyond the west coast (the Honolulu Academy of Arts).

According to the New York Times, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic's music "sounds like a party in a Cubist roadhouse." Through over two decades of evolution, Birdsongs' legendary "progressive/classical/rock/minimalist/jazz/car-wreck" music has generated ten recordings, numerous tours and concert appearances, and extensive critical and public acclaim. This will be Birdsongs' first Provincetown performance ever!

Fans of interesting, innovative, and original music should not miss this special concert.

Additional information about Birdsongs of the Mesozoic is available at their stunning new website at

"One of America's most original bands."
Honolulu Star-Bulletin

"If Beethoven were alive today he might even want to sit in with these guys."
Roanoke Times & World News

"A mesmerizing instrumental venture into the space-age jungle."

"An example of that rare moment when the peculiarities and anomalies of American culture coalesce into an artistic statement"
East Village Eye

"Tra le uscite piu brillanti nell'ambito delle nuove musiche."
Musiche (Italy)

press contact: Ken Field - 617-491-1917 -

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