Filed under: MUSIC, REVIEWS | Tags: 22, 5, ali, amat, art, artist, artists, arts, Bernd, brooklyn, carlo, coda, costa, david, degress, FAHEY, frantx, Graefe, grollman, Gustin, horse, jeremy, Kigawa, Klug, Kuehne, Laurie, Loriot, lucio, magazine, menegon, Morta, Natura, new, ny, nyc, of, park, performance, prehistoric, review, sean, super, surreal, Taka, the, Valerie, Vaudeville, william, york
Vocalist and performer Laurie Amat of San Francisco performed at The Super Coda at Vaudeville Park on April 5, 2012. The show was constructed so that Ms. Amat, along with a standard solo set, improvised with 5 different performers whom she had no previous knowledge of until directly before show.
The performance is described below in degrees.
Degree 1 “The Spark” : Laurie performs Bernd Klug with Prehistoric Horse
This is a quartet. Cello (Valerie Kuehne), guitar (Lucio Menegon), snare drum (David Grollman), and Laurie on vocals. She is jolly. Dressed in black, petite, with close-cropped hair she organizes the stage to her liking. Drums here, no, there, and performers enclosing here. It is the quintessential fire build. The sticks laid, not to many attendees yet but that will change as the fire grows. The show begins with a vocal pieces, somewhat randomly dedicated to the next performer Bernd Klug (an ideal name no doubt for Laurie’s often nonsensical phrasing) and is quickly developed into the in-depth story of THE BERND KLUG. After a few minutes of soft, warming experimentation’s on guitar, drum, and cello, Grollman strikes the match of BERND KLUG. First Bernd is a superhero with a beautiful cape-the flame jumps-now he is a demon, now a battleship steaming against the ecstatic fusion of guitar and cello. Laurie in the center vocally counterpoints Grollman’s tale. Most of her vocals sound like operatic exercises. Her words, though often simply gibberish, are gripping and always slightly on the edge of breaking from beauty to destruction. Now the fire is caught. Bernd Klug is coming, he’s going, he’s hurling fireballs, he’s sinking us all. BERND KLUG is HERE.
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Check out Editor Cat Gilbert’s side project, with performance instigator Esther Neff and experimental cello rebel Valerie Kuehne this Feb 10th at Wildlife Loft!
C.O.N.C.H’s acronym becomes Chilled Oily Nicely Corrupt Hearts for an inter-disciplinary examination of Valentine’s Day’s visceral horizon bearing down on all artistic creation.
Equal parts raw harmony and kitsch, the blasphemy of Valentines is, for one night only, wedded to a more vibrant, primal metaphor. For our first show, C.O.N.C.H. presents an all-encompassing wedding for your hungry and/or jaded souls. The bloody psychological implications, the anatomy and symbolism of a heart nicely oiled by cultural expectation, experiential drama, and the dark genealogy of the holiday and its patron saint, all fuse into a show of scars, sounds, and sex on a silver platter Man to man, man to woman, woman to cantaloupe, pigs heart to chair, Klaus Nomi to Angelica Houston. Arrive at the quintessential Bushwick loft prepared to be wed to a person, object, or idea of your choosing. Feel free to dress in any aesthetic of wedding you desire: traditional, zombie, ABBA, church of Satan, Staten Island, the whole shebang. Best dressed = free bottle of champagne.
DARA MALINA/INVERTED HERMIT, MATTHEW SILVER, PENDULUM SWINGS, ADRIENNE ANEMONE AND MORE TBA!
8pm-1am at Wildlife Loft
(245 Varet Street, L to Morgan)
$5-$20 sliding scale donation at the door.
Facebook Invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/231284360290063/
C.O.N.C.H. is a curatorial collective newly formed by Cat Gilbert of The 22 Magazine, Esther Neff of Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL), and Valerie Kuehne of The Super Coda. We investigate the various distinctions–and lack thereof–defining our respective mediums of curatorial focus: visual art/installation, performance art/experimental theatre, and creative/experimental music.www.concharts.wordpress.com
Filed under: THE WEEK/THE WEEKEND | Tags: $10, 00, 1, 10pm, 16, 16–January, 2012 RAY'S, 20th, 2nd, 3, 529, 5th, a, accordion, and, Artaud, Assembly, at, august, AXIS Wit's, bell, bill, brad, Brenmar, burlesque, cabaret, calerie, Canasta, carter, collective, cominic, Cornelia, dan, daniel, daryl, dave, Deacon Mostly, Deacon other, DJ, Do, double, Driven, end, ENTREPRENEURS, EPISODE, EttesPITCH, exhibition, expanding, Fantastic, FREE, from, Gallery Le, Gallery Round, Gemini, guests, HAG, half, henkel, Henson's, Highline, House, i, in, institute, Jamie, jeff platz, jim, joshua, july, Killing, Kuehne, lask, LAUGH, Lindsay, Liner, LPR, mad, man, Miller, monday, monthly, MOSHE, MOTMI, music, Nasty, night, of, other, people, Percussion's, play, PM Group, present Wasablanca, public, r., ras, residence, robin, Scorpio, set, shawn, so, society, SOSI, special, spectacle, Squeezebox, street, students, summer, supdercoda, supersharpshooter, surprises, the, Variety HOSPITAL, w, wade, Wasabassco, West, world, xx
Peter Evans, trumpet; Jon Irabagon, saxophone; Moppa Elliot, bass; Kevin Shea, drums.
The art made by Baltimore artist Dan Deacon is about community and how to organize and inspire it. From founding a now well-known art collective (Wham City), to organizing and running an annually sold-out DIY music festival (Whartscape), to conceiving, planning and curating a massive 60 person/30 band tour (Baltimore Round Robin Tour), it’s clear to see that community and bringing people together is the major theme of his work. Bromst is the embodiment of that way of thinking. (READ MORE.)
Summer Group Exhibition 2011
August 4 to August 27, 2011
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present the 2011 Summer Group Exhibition showcasing 17 artists, including established gallery regulars and several newcomers to the gallery. The exhibition will feature painting, collage, and drawing, with works by the following artists:
Cameron Gray, Chloe Early, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Evelyn Rydz, Greg Lamarche, Herbert Baglione, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Stephen Powers, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Tony Curanaj.
xperi-MENTAL Festival 3
August-5, 6, 7
Three days or avant garde and experimental music madness!
Curated by Robert L. Pepper (PAS) and Valerie Kuhne (Prehistoric Horse)
Goodbye Blue Monday
J Train to Kosciusko St
Round Robin Collective in Residence at A.I.R Gallery
August 5th through August 27th A.I.R Gallery will host Round Robin Collective in Residence at A.I.R Gallery.
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4th, 6-9pm.
Gallery Hours during this exhibition: Thursday 5:30 – 8:30pm, and Fri – Sun, 11 to 6pm.
A Monthly Night of Accordion-Driven Variety
The first Monday of every month, David F. Slone, Esq. invites you to join him in a celebration of the beauty of the bellows with Brooklyn’s hottest underground accordionists, dancers, strippers, singers, comedians and magicians!
HOSPITAL: EPISODE 3 @ AXIS
Axis Company’s episodic play Hospital, about the interior life of a person in a terminal coma, is something of a signature for the company, which has produced a new installment of the drama nearly every year since 1997. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Sharp (Edgar Oliver’s East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House), the show is a summer downtown phenomenon beloved for its balance of horror, humor, and weirdness. The company will present the 11th production in the series July 8 – August 20.