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Oneohtrix Point Never and Nate Boyce's Performance at MoMA PopRally


Photos by Kristy Leibowitz/elkstudios

This past weekend, MoMA presented a collaboration between electronic musician Daniel Lopatin—who records under the moniker Oneohtrix Point Never—and video artist Nate Boyce, as part of its PopRally series of art parties. While not an overly serious gathering, Boyce and Lopatin delivered an hour of strobing, structuralist-minded imagery over relentless digital throbbing. Each of the work’s sections was based upon a specific object in the MoMA’s sculpture collection and the overarching title, Reliquary House, suggested a congratulatory pat on the back for the museum. PopRally events are more often than not thematically connected to what’s concurrently on MoMA’s walls, while in this case the institution’s history was the tie-in.

The video screen displayed 3-D renderings of modernist forms by Isamo Noguchi, David Smith, Jacob Epstein, and Anthony Caro, which gyrated in “impossible” landscapes evoking the Panopticon look of the music video to Nine Inch Nail’s “Down In It.” To clarify their intention, Lopatin began each movement with details of the image being projected—dates, dimensions, curatorial texts—dictated by robotic voices a la Siri and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Within the foreboding visual environment, these came off as provocations of a sort, which gave way to beds of digital glitches and rollicking bass oscillations, positing a bleak underbelly to the neutrality of the subject material. Boyce and Lopatin, who often communicate a sense of humor about the austerity of contemporary tools and approaches in their work, perplexed the droll audience, who perhaps expected Lopatin to perform the angelic synthesizer music indicative of his latest record, Replica. Boyce and Lopatin stood ground side-by-side, facing their laptops, but more often were caught gazing up at the video screen.

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DARMSTADT presents KYKLOS ENSEMBLE


Dates:
Wed Apr 30, 2008 00:00 - Wed Apr 16, 2008

DARMSTADT PRESENTS KYKLOS ENSEMBLE APRIL 30 at SECRET PROJECT ROBOT

Darmstadt "Classics of the Avant Garde" series is proud to present the Kyklos ensemble and their newish rendition of Stockhausen's Tierkreis, or Zodiac, a 12-movement work (one for each star sign), originally performed in 1975 on fabricated music boxes. Kyklos has arranged the piece for its rock-inspired, woodwind-enhanced sonic palette. Also on the program are works by Ligeti, Gesualdo, and Lopes. Come early and stay late for "rigorous" DJ sets by Nick Hallett and Zach Layton.

The concert is being held as part of Astral Projections, an exhibition of video sculptures hosted by Brooklyn gallery Secret Project Robot. Kyklos will be preceded by Nick Hallett, who will demonstrate a multimedia performance table created for Meredith Monk's Our Lady of Late as part of the exhibition. Throughout Kyklos's set, projections created by the video sculptures will create a unique visual ambience.

About Kyklos
Kyklos is an sextet of guitar, bass, percussion, clarinet, sax and accordion. The group performs improvisations, originals by composers in the group, some commissions, and arrangements of composers such as Stockhausen, Ligeti, and Messiaen, also integrating video, dance, and visual art from time to time. They have performed at Philadelphia's Kimmel center and the f(x) music marathon in Miami.

Joe Bergen, percussion
Taylor Levine, guitar
Josh Lopes, bass
Sam Ryder, sax
Mariel Berger, accordion
Sara Budde, clarinets

About Darmstadt
Darmstadt is the Brooklyn-Based monthly contemporary music series led by Zach Layton and Nick Hallett featuring New York's leading experimental composers, performers and video artists.

DARMSTADT "CLASSSICS OF THE AVANT GARDE" presents
KYKLOS ENSEMBLE
Peforming works of Stockhausen, Ligeti and more
Wednesday, April 30, 8:00 pm at Secret Project Robot
210 Kent Avenue (entrance on River St. btwn Metropolitan and N3rd), Brooklyn
L to Bedford
$8 admission

http://www.darmstadtnewmusic.org
http://www.myspace.com/kyklosmusic
http://www.secretprojectrobot.org


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JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW residency at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, Brooklyn ends with Soft Circle and Invisible Conga People


Dates:
Sat May 31, 2008 00:00 - Wed Apr 16, 2008

Saturday, May 31 ELECTRONIC MUSIC Soft Circle (Hisham Bharoocha) and Invisible Conga People (Justin Simon, Eric Tsai), 8pm

ISSUE Project Room is thrilled to host pioneering multimedia artist Joshua White and his legendary Joshua Light Show for a week of unique audiovisual collaborations. The residency will involve White’s iconic projections alongside an incredible roster of musicians, with a different musical genre represented on each night of the residency. The Joshua Light Show involves a team of video and light artists, led by White and his senior collaborator, Bec Stupak (Honeygun Labs) to improvise live synesthetic visuals behind a giant rear projection screen, involving the “liquid light” techniques he developed at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East during the late 1960s. In addition, each performance of the light show will feature contributions from a different live-cinema artist, including Seth Kirby, Zach Layton, and Mighty Robot A/V Squad. The residency is curated and produced in collaboration with Nick Hallett and concludes a month of programming at IPR devoted to the Ecstatic Moment.

$20 General-admission floor seating (available at the door before each concert)
$30 Reserved chair seating can be arranged by email: reservations@issueprojectroom.org
All performances begin at 8pm

ISSUE Project Room at the (oa) can factory 232 Third Street at 3rd Ave, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215 F, G to Carroll; F, M, R to 9th Street-4th Ave (718) 330-0313 (venue)
www.issueprojectroom.org

Joshua White is a New York based multimedia artist and television director. He studied theater at Carnegie Mellon University and film at University of Southern California. He is well known for developing the lightshow at the rock venue Fillmore East, appearing with artists such as Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Yayoi Kusama, and Led Zeppelin, among many others. During this time, he also created special effects for the film Midnight Cowboy. After the lightshow’s performance at Woodstock in 1969, White shifted to television. His directing credits include Seinfeld, The Max Headroom Show, Club MTV and Inside The Actors Studio. In the 1990s, White returned to creating fine art installations in collaboration with Michael Smith, and in 2004 developed a new lightshow with comic artist and designer, Gary Panter. His first show since 1969 billed as “Joshua Light Show” was performed in April 2007 at The Kitchen, which he followed up with a headlining performance at the annual Netmage live media festival in Bologna. His artwork has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Tate Liverpool, Kunsthalle Schim Frankfurt, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, and the Kunsthalle Wien. The Center for Visual Music recently released a DVD of his “liquid loops.” He will perform alongside German electronic musician Manuel Göttsching for the US premiere of E2-E4 at Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival this summer.

Soft Circle is Hisham Akira Bharoocha, a founding member of the bands Black Dice and Lightning Bolt. Bharoocha plays "sonic vibrations" on live guitar and drums while chanting over electronic loops of his own creation. He works in various collaborations with Japanese band Boredoms--as the musical coordinator of last summer's 77 Boadrum event, playing in a side project with Eye, and as musical support on their recent tour. He is working on a split 7" with the band High Places for the PPM! label, in addition to his visual art, which has been exhibited in New York at Deitch projects and John Connelly Presents among other galleries. www.myspace.com/softcircle
Invisible Conga People, "aka Justin Simon and Eric Tsai, are a New York City duo who’ve recently made waves playing with such chattered-about types as the DFA and Simian Mobile Disco. Their music? Burbles and scrapes, gently-plinking tones hopping over washes of velvety noise, strains of psychedelia, and something ominous that feels German and electronic. Oh, and beats. Plus, they make some of their equipment themselves. Simon also runs the Mesh-Key imprint" (Detour). www.myspace.com/invisiblecongapeople

ISSUE Project Room's Joshua Light Show Residency is made possible through Presentation Funds from the Experimental Television Center. The Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.


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JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW residency at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, Brooklyn with SPIRITUAL UNITY


Dates:
Fri May 30, 2008 00:00 - Wed Apr 16, 2008

Friday, May 30 FREE JAZZ with Albert-Ayler-inspired quartet, Spiritual Unity Roy Campbell (trumpet) Henry Grimes (bass), Marc Ribot (guitar), Chad Taylor (drums), 8 pm

ISSUE Project Room is thrilled to host pioneering multimedia artist Joshua White and his legendary Joshua Light Show for a week of unique audiovisual collaborations. The residency will involve White’s iconic projections alongside an incredible roster of musicians, with a different musical genre represented on each night of the residency. The Joshua Light Show involves a team of video and light artists, led by White and his senior collaborator, Bec Stupak (Honeygun Labs) to improvise live synesthetic visuals behind a giant rear projection screen, involving the “liquid light” techniques he developed at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East during the late 1960s. In addition, each performance of the light show will feature contributions from a different live-cinema artist, including Seth Kirby, Zach Layton, and Mighty Robot A/V Squad. The residency is curated and produced in collaboration with Nick Hallett and concludes a month of programming at IPR devoted to the Ecstatic Moment.

$20 General-admission floor seating (available at the door before each concert)
$30 Reserved chair seating can be arranged by email: reservations@issueprojectroom.org
All performances begin at 8pm

ISSUE Project Room at the (oa) can factory 232 Third Street at 3rd Ave, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215 F, G to Carroll; F, M, R to 9th Street-4th Ave (718) 330-0313 (venue)
www.issueprojectroom.org

Joshua White is a New York based multimedia artist and television director. He studied theater at Carnegie Mellon University and film at University of Southern California. He is well known for developing the lightshow at the rock venue Fillmore East, appearing with artists such as Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Yayoi Kusama, and Led Zeppelin, among many others. During this time, he also created special effects for the film Midnight Cowboy. After the lightshow’s performance at Woodstock in 1969, White shifted to television. His directing credits include Seinfeld, The Max Headroom Show, Club MTV and Inside The Actors Studio. In the 1990s, White returned to creating fine art installations in collaboration with Michael Smith, and in 2004 developed a new lightshow with comic artist and designer, Gary Panter. His first show since 1969 billed as “Joshua Light Show” was performed in April 2007 at The Kitchen, which he followed up with a headlining performance at the annual Netmage live media festival in Bologna. His artwork has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Tate Liverpool, Kunsthalle Schim Frankfurt, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, and the Kunsthalle Wien. The Center for Visual Music recently released a DVD of his “liquid loops.” He will perform alongside German electronic musician Manuel Göttsching for the US premiere of E2-E4 at Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival this summer.

Spiritual Unity is a group formed by guitarist Marc Ribot dedicated to re-creating and re-imagining the music of the great saxophonist Albert Ayler, one of the pillars of modern jazz. Ribot (Lounge Lizards, Los Cubanos Postizos and countless other bands) is a longtime fan of Ayler's and has spent years listening to and internalizing the communicative group process integral to Ayler's music. Ribot describes playing Ayler's music as a "ritual process, through improvisation, of experiencing and presenting the rawest moment of musical creation." He knew that the time had come to realize his long-time dream of forming a collective band to play this music when the celebrated bassist Henry Grimes, who played on many of Ayler's seminal recordings from the 1960s, returned to the jazz scene in 2003. Grimes' amazing reemergence after 30 plus years away from music is now one of the great stories in the annals of jazz. They are joined by trumpeter Roy Campbell and drummer Chad Taylor (Chicago Underground Trio). Spiritual Unity could easily be overshadowed by comparisons to Ayler's original work, but the intentions far exceed a straightforward canonization of Ayler's music. Using Ayler's vocabulary as raw material, Ribot, Grimes, Taylor and Campbell combine their disparate influences to fashion their own distinct work of art. www.marcribot.com

ISSUE Project Room's Joshua Light Show Residency is made possible through Presentation Funds from the Experimental Television Center. The Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.


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JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW residency at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, Brooklyn with Samir Chatterjee (tabla) and KV MAHABALA (sitar)


Dates:
Thu May 29, 2008 00:00 - Wed Apr 16, 2008

Thursday, May 29 NORTH INDIAN RAGA and TALA (co-presented by Chhandayan) Pandit Samir Chatterjee (tabla) and K.V. Mahabala (sitar), 8 pm

ISSUE Project Room is thrilled to host pioneering multimedia artist Joshua White and his legendary Joshua Light Show for a week of unique audiovisual collaborations. The residency will involve White’s iconic projections alongside an incredible roster of musicians, with a different musical genre represented on each night of the residency. The Joshua Light Show involves a team of video and light artists, led by White and his senior collaborator, Bec Stupak (Honeygun Labs) to improvise live synesthetic visuals behind a giant rear projection screen, involving the “liquid light” techniques he developed at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East during the late 1960s. In addition, each performance of the light show will feature contributions from a different live-cinema artist, including Seth Kirby, Zach Layton, and Mighty Robot A/V Squad. The residency is curated and produced in collaboration with Nick Hallett and concludes a month of programming at IPR devoted to the Ecstatic Moment.

$20 General-admission floor seating (available at the door before each concert)
$30 Reserved chair seating can be arranged by email: reservations@issueprojectroom.org
All performances begin at 8pm

ISSUE Project Room at the (oa) can factory 232 Third Street at 3rd Ave, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215 F, G to Carroll; F, M, R to 9th Street-4th Ave (718) 330-0313 (venue)
www.issueprojectroom.org

Joshua White is a New York based multimedia artist and television director. He studied theater at Carnegie Mellon University and film at University of Southern California. He is well known for developing the lightshow at the rock venue Fillmore East, appearing with artists such as Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Yayoi Kusama, and Led Zeppelin, among many others. During this time, he also created special effects for the film Midnight Cowboy. After the lightshow’s performance at Woodstock in 1969, White shifted to television. His directing credits include Seinfeld, The Max Headroom Show, Club MTV and Inside The Actors Studio. In the 1990s, White returned to creating fine art installations in collaboration with Michael Smith, and in 2004 developed a new lightshow with comic artist and designer, Gary Panter. His first show since 1969 billed as “Joshua Light Show” was performed in April 2007 at The Kitchen, which he followed up with a headlining performance at the annual Netmage live media festival in Bologna. His artwork has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Tate Liverpool, Kunsthalle Schim Frankfurt, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, and the Kunsthalle Wien. The Center for Visual Music recently released a DVD of his “liquid loops.” He will perform alongside German electronic musician Manuel Göttsching for the US premiere of E2-E4 at Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival this summer.

Samir Chatterjee (tabla) has performed with many of India's greatest musicians including Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ud. Vilayat Khan, and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, to name only a few. He lives in the New York area, where he has become a catalyst in the fusion of Indian and Western music, performing with Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, Branford Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, Boston Philharmonic, Ethos Percussion group, Da Capo Chamber Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva and other jazz, classical and avant garde musicians and ensembles. He is member of jazz trio SYNC with Ned Rothenberg and Jerome Harris and quintet Inner Diaspora together with Mark Feldman and Eric Friedlander. Samir recently performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway. He is the Founder-Director of CHHANDAYAN, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. He is on the faculty at Manhattan School of Music, University of Pittsburgh, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and University of Bridgeport in CT. The author of ‘A Study of Tabla’, he also contributes to several newspapers and periodicals. www.tabla.org

K.V. Mahabala (sitar) studied with Sri Yoga Narasimha in Mysore, India before moving north to New Delhi. There he joined Gandharva Maha Vidhyalaya - an Institution responsible for the promotion of music in India. He furthered his studies with Pt. Uma Shankar Mishra, a senior disciple of legendary Pt. Ravi Shankar. He came to the United States in 1992, and continued his study with Pt. Krishna Bhatt and Pt. Soumitra Lahari. Currently, K.V. Mahabala is studying under the guidance of "Hansa Veena" maestro Pt. Barun Kumar Pal, a senior disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, and Pt. Samir Chatterjee, a renowned Tabla player, based in New York. www.tabla.org

ISSUE Project Room's Joshua Light Show Residency is made possible through Presentation Funds from the Experimental Television Center. The Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.


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JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW residency at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, Brooklyn with Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Lee Ranaldo, and Marina Rosenfeld


Dates:
Wed May 28, 2008 00:00 - Wed Apr 16, 2008

Wednesday, May 28 ALL-STAR EXPERIMENTAL IMPROVISATION Ikue Mori (electronics), Zeena Parkins (electric harp), Lee Ranaldo (electric guitar) and Marina Rosenfeld (electronics), 8pm

ISSUE Project Room is thrilled to host pioneering multimedia artist Joshua White and his legendary Joshua Light Show for a week of unique audiovisual collaborations. The residency will involve White’s iconic projections alongside an incredible roster of musicians, with a different musical genre represented on each night of the residency. The Joshua Light Show involves a team of video and light artists, led by White and his senior collaborator, Bec Stupak (Honeygun Labs) to improvise live synesthetic visuals behind a giant rear projection screen, involving the “liquid light” techniques he developed at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East during the late 1960s. In addition, each performance of the light show will feature contributions from a different live-cinema artist, including Seth Kirby, Zach Layton, and Mighty Robot A/V Squad. The residency is curated and produced in collaboration with Nick Hallett and concludes a month of programming at IPR devoted to the Ecstatic Moment.

$20 General-admission floor seating (available at the door before each concert)
$30 Reserved chair seating can be arranged by email: reservations@issueprojectroom.org
All performances begin at 8pm

ISSUE Project Room at the (oa) can factory 232 Third Street at 3rd Ave, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215 F, G to Carroll; F, M, R to 9th Street-4th Ave (718) 330-0313 (venue)
www.issueprojectroom.org

Joshua White is a New York based multimedia artist and television director. He studied theater at Carnegie Mellon University and film at University of Southern California. He is well known for developing the lightshow at the rock venue Fillmore East, appearing with artists such as Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Yayoi Kusama, and Led Zeppelin, among many others. During this time, he also created special effects for the film Midnight Cowboy. After the lightshow’s performance at Woodstock in 1969, White shifted to television. His directing credits include Seinfeld, The Max Headroom Show, Club MTV and Inside The Actors Studio. In the 1990s, White returned to creating fine art installations in collaboration with Michael Smith, and in 2004 developed a new lightshow with comic artist and designer, Gary Panter. His first show since 1969 billed as “Joshua Light Show” was performed in April 2007 at The Kitchen, which he followed up with a headlining performance at the annual Netmage live media festival in Bologna. His artwork has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Tate Liverpool, Kunsthalle Schim Frankfurt, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, and the Kunsthalle Wien. The Center for Visual Music recently released a DVD of his “liquid loops.” He will perform alongside German electronic musician Manuel Göttsching for the US premiere of E2-E4 at Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival this summer.

Ikue Mori moved to New York from her native city of Tokyo in 1977 and became drummer/co-founder/co-composer of the seminal punk/no-wave band DNA with fellow noise pioneers Arto Lindsay and Tim Wright. Mori has since developed a unique and innovative technique of combining modified drum machines and triggered samplers. She continues to be recognized and awarded for her cutting-edge electronic music that includes works with musicians: Bill Frisell, Christian Marclay, John Zorn, Tom Cora, Derek Bailey, Zeena Parkins, Anthony Coleman, Kato Hideki, Sylvie Courvoisier, Susie Ibarra, Kim Gordon and Aki Onda, to name a few. www.ikuemori.com

Zeena Parkins was born in Detroit, MI and is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improvisor, well-known as a pioneer of the electric harp, who has extended the language of the acoustic harp with the inventive use of unusual playing techniques, preparations, and layers of digital and analog processing. She was a member of three experimental rock bands: No Safety, News from Babel and Fred Frith's review band, Keep the Dog. In addition to her solo recordings, she has recorded or performed with Björk, John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Ikue Mori, Butch Morris, Tin Hat Trio, Jim O'Rourke, Fred Frith, Lee Ranaldo, Nels Cline, Pauline Oliveros, and others. She has also worked with choreographers including Neil Greenberg, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Jennifer Lacey, and video artist Janene Higgins. www.zeenaparkins.com
Lee Ranaldo is a member of the group Sonic Youth, and has released seven additional solo recordings. He has performed his original compositions with Bang on a Can and at No Fun Festival. His audiovisual collaboration with filmmaker Leah Singer, "Drift," was released on Plexifilm in 2006. His Text of Light project, improvising soundtracks to the filmography of Stan Brakhage with Alan Licht, Christian Marclay, Tim Barnes among others released a 3-disc recording called "Metal Box" on UK label Dirter Productions the same year. He is an original member of the band the Flucts, with drummer and electronic musician David Linton. www.leeranaldo.net

Marina Rosenfeld is an artist, composer and turntablist based in New York City. Her work has explored the social and situational contexts of music-making and digital/analogue culture in a variety of formats, including performance, installation, composition, photography and video. Her music includes large, multi-player performances involving custom playing techniques, graphic scores, visual elements, costumes and improvisation by both musicians and non-musicians; electro-acoustic sound installations for multiple speakers; and solo and ensemble compositions involving acoustic instruments, turntables and electronics. Rosenfeld exclusively plays her own custom acetate records or 'dub plates' and is a frequent performer in the improvised music scene of New York and Europe. She has been on the faculty of the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College since 2003. www.marinarosenfeld.com

ISSUE Project Room's Joshua Light Show Residency is made possible through Presentation Funds from the Experimental Television Center. The Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.