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On Dec 19-22nd So Percussion will combine the wonderfully unique voices of Ain Gordon, Greg Mcmurray, Martin Schmidt, and Emily Johnson with an alternating artistic “performer” each night to creatively explore the idea of a home onstage in Where (we) Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Artists will include, Paula Greif (ceramics), Marsha Trattner (blacksmith), Ricardo Vecchio (painter), Victoria Valencia (woodworker.) These performances are part of BAM’s 30th Next Wave Festival.
PREVIEW INTERVIEW FROM SO PERCUSSION
By Nell Whittaker
The 22: You have already experimented with industrial sounds in your music and now this project is very much to do with the connection between art/creation and music. What is it about the two which makes them agree with each other so well?
Jason Treuting: I think we think of process very much when we think of this piece. The long process we went through to put it together and the fact that every time it is on stage it looks a bit different because some of the process of creation is real time and different each time are both really important to the core of the piece. It is about making things with people and that interaction is what makes up a community, a home, etc. A different artist will be on stage each night making something new with us or by us or around us and our collaborator Emily Johnson sits on stage each evening and draws different things out of the piece each night by giving us notes to follow. It is a wild experience where much of the creative process is given up to collaborators and guests in the moment. I guess I actually feel like this piece is more about something poetic and less married to the exploration of sound or maybe the exploration of sound is meant to serve a more poetic purpose. In the past, explorations of sound, industrial or otherwise, have been what the whole process was about.
22: How does the city affect your creative process generally?
JT: I definitely have a love hate relationship with this city. t brings energy. It makes me want to work and explore my art. It keeps me moving forward creatively. But…it brings a crazy energy. It makes me work crazy hard and it keeps me moving forward very quickly. Two sides of the same coin, but it is a serious balancing act. In the end, I can’t imagine making art anywhere else right now and I think So owes a lot of its creative energy to the community we are directly and indirectly connected to and this project has been about expanding that community, both to different artists/mediums but also to different geographic communities as well.
22:What selection process did you use to work with the artists involved with the show? What were you looking for?
JT: The process was really organic. We have spent longer creating this project than any of the other evening length projects that we’ve created, like Music for Trains or Imaginary City. The beginning seed was expanding the types of artists we were bringing in to the creative process in hopes that we would be pushed to new places. This meant very informally asking some friends or artists we respected to send video or ideas to contribute.
With Grey Mcmurray, we had played with him lots before. He recorded on Amid the Noise and had sat in on many projects and some of the more improvised forms we started with were easy to bring him in to. But we developed a new relationship with him as a songwriter and that came really slowly. By the end, there are four songs on the record that were co-written in ways that were new for all of us.
With Martin Schmidt, we had collaborated with his duo, Matmos, over a long period of time and are using his video work from that context. He started by sending us videos of him performing in different rooms of his house. These videos were great to write music to and slowly made there way out of the project in favor of shorter art video clips from material gathered in each of our homes. In the end, we found a way to work them in and much of the music transformed through that process as well.
With Emily Johnson, she sent two videos early on that we wrote music to. One was dance in a slightly more traditional sense with two female dancers in a space. The second was from a series she has been working on of face dances—close-ups that deal with facial expressions and instructions to the performers on why/how to make an expression. The idea of the instructions became key and her role evolved into an on stage director of sorts that can give us instructions to inform movement or space or something psychological/emotional.
All of these three collaborators are folks whose work we had respected and loved, but hadn’t worked with them in that way before. And we relied on a new collaborator, Ain Gordon, to kinda pull it all together as a director of this incredibly abstract script.
22: How have you approached this project in comparison to how you’ve approached those in the past which have been solely about the music? What have you had to do differently?
JT: I feel like we have been thinking of things in a larger way for a while now. We always try to think of ways to make the experience about more than just sound, whether that means adding video to moments, getting the audience involved in the performance or just presenting the music on stage in a way that is interesting in a visual way as well. That said, this does feel like the biggest step we have taken to explore all of these elements. Text/words have made their way into the show as a core element along with video and movement and the idea of putting the creative process on display in some way. I think what we did differently was give ourselves time to explore and the freedom to fail—which we did often—and then pushed ourselves through the dead ends to new places. We are proud of what we arrived at. It feels like a collective work that is about all of us and that feels real good.
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We’ve got a special playlist this week, curated by and dedicated to the sonorous sounds of Threefifty and friends. Threefifty is currently trying to raise money for their third album and today is the last day to donate! Although they’ve reached a goal of around $2200, they need more like $7000 to create something truly spectacular. They’ve called on friends who are stellar musicians to help build this playlist. Ranging from the building block strings of Redhooker, to the randomized perfection of Dither, to the stripped down tones of Runaway Dorothy, each of these bands is special not only musically but as avid supporters, friends, brothers, and lovers of Threefifty. This playlist is truly amazing, please take a listen and HELP SUPPORT!
To check out artist’s websites, video and to buy tracks please visit the single tracks here.
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August 26 – September 21, 2011
Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6 – 8pm
Visual Arts Gallery
Panel Discussion Moderated by Lindsay Pollock
Tuesday, September 13, 7pm
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “The Influentials,” an exhibition featuring distinguished female alumni of the College and the diverse group of artists who have influenced their practice. “The Influentials” is both an investigation into the creative lineage between contemporary artists and a dialogue between mentors and mentees that crosses generations, gender and media. The exhibition is co-curated by independent curatorAmy Smith-Stewart and SVA Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Carrie Lincourt.
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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.
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Help out New York’s premiere audio-visual techie art camp, IMAGE NODE!
Come for the badass glitchy music and stay because you are hypnotized
by the pretty blinky lights!!!
DJ Line up:
Jon Margulies, Hobotech
Willy Whompa, http://soundcloud.com/willywhompa
VJ Line up:
Housewives’ Guide To Anatomy
VJ Fuzzy Bastard
10pm-5am, $10 before midnight, $15 after
****All proceeds got to camp Image Node in our effort to blinkie out
NATMF: A quirky combination of indie rock songwriting with Gypsy Jazz. Think Tom Waits meets Django Reinhardt – with a full horn section, violin and vocal duets.8:00pm
BS: They play an eclectic mix influenced by New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz and feel at home at the Village Vanguard or playing on the street. The band features members New Orleans band the Loose Marbles and alumni of Stephane Wrembel’s Hot Club of NY. With Ben Polcer, Trumpet; Patrick Harison, Accordion; Jared Engel, Banjo; David Langlois, Washboard and Peter Ford, Washtub bass.
Game Play 2011 @ THE BRICK.
July 7 – 31, 2011
A Celebration of Video Game Performance Art
Now in its 3rd year, the video game performance festival continues in what Seth Schiesel of the New York Times called “the most ambitious effort I know of to fuse the techniques and live presentation of theater with the themes, structures and technology of interactive electronic entertainment.” See the media of stage and game collide in the most unexpected and surprising ways.
Game Play explores the collision of technology, theater, performance art, and video game culture by staging the collaborative work of performance and media artists across the digital spectrum.
Music in the Garden featuring So Percussion
Sunday, July 10, 2011 – 3:00pm
So Percussion (Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting) will join with Grey McMurray on guitar to perform work-in-progress excerpts from their next major theatrical work. A celebration of diversity, community, and collaboration, this project is an exploration of their outermost artistic boundaries, as well as a re-examination of comfort zones.
For more information about So Percussion, see www.sopercussion.com.
Music in the Garden is presented through partnership with Bang on a Can
Tickets & Info: http://www.axiscompany.org/mainstage.htm
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 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.
While most audience members return to see multiple, if not all four, parts of the summer’s production, each episode is a self-contained short play that can be seen in isolation. The brief premise film that begins each year’s production—depicting the event that brought on the coma—is shown at the beginning of each performance.
July 9 – August, 7, 2011.
Opening reception July 9, 2011; 7 – 10pm.
The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present Hunter/Gatherer, featuring works by Evan Robarts, Jason Kachadourian, Jessica Williams, Jon Bocksel and Scott Meyers.
Hunter/Gatherer includes artists with the common practice of borrowing both aesthetic inspirations and found objects from their local surroundings. These artists accumulate visual, physical, and conceptual source material from everyday encounters and observations. They manipulate materials and appropriate techniques from discarded objects, sign-painting and murals, printed ephemera, and urban architecture. While each artist has their own unique approach to collecting and manipulating, their work evokes similar appreciations for the found and overlooked. With their work combined, Hunter/Gatherer creates a personal map of the city they share and the scenery they encounter. The viewer is confronted by these recognizable, yet often ignored images and encouraged to take a second look when walking down the street.
LA MACCHINA AMMAZZACATTIVI @ SPECTACLE
Sat, July 9: 5:00pm
Minor but pleasing Rossellini, set in a small town in Southern Italy thrown into a tizzy by the machinations of a mysterious old man. Saint or devil, he endows a camera with the power not merely to kill people, but to ferret out sources of wealth. Cue for a flurry of treachery and greed, all casually swept under the carpet in a final pirouette. The neo-realist techniques don’t always mix too comfortably with the fantasy, making it an Ealing comedy with an edifying bent.
“… anticipates with remarkable prescience the conceits of Godard and others about photography in the 60’s” — Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
DAY IN PICTURES
is saxophonist and clarinetist Matt Bauder’’s latest band. Downbeat Magazine described the recent debut album as “modern jazz of a half-century past, with an instrumetal line-up and compositions that echoes classic efforts from Prestige, Columbia and Blue Note catalogs with nary a whiff of condescencion or dabbling.” With Matt Bauder – Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet; Justin Walter – Trumpet; Kris Davis – Piano; Jason Ajemian – Bass and Chad Taylor – Drums.
July 9th, 2011, 5pm
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
A ^ Odyssey! In which our heroes are buffeted by storms on the high seas of Kings County, lured by the sweet siren singers of East Williamsburg and menaced by Mayor Mike’s minotaurs, landing in a sweet loft space in Greenpoint on our way home. (READ MORE)
Valerie Kuehne/April Elizabeth Pierce.
New Compositions for poet and cellist.
Ken Silverman is bringing in a couple of poets, he tells me.
Brooklyn County Fair Summerfest DAY 2011 at Urban Meadow
Saturday, July 9
Show starts at 12:00
This seasonal festival is back with all new acts celebrating Brooklyn’s diverse country music scene. Whether you like country, bluegrass, Americana, cow-punk, or rockabilly, this is the scene for you!
SummerFest at Urban Meadow
12:00 – Dirt Floor Revue
12:30 – Mini Max Band
1:00 – Kamara Thomas
1:30 – Big Slyde
2:00 – The Newton Gang
2:30 – The Whiskey Boys
3:00 – I’ll Be John Brown
3:30 – Maynard and The Musties
4:00 – Jack Grace Band
4:30 – Ramblin’ Andy and The See Ya Laters
5:00 – Trailer Radio
5:30 – The Dustbusters
6:00 – Hans Chew
Sponsored by Sixpoint Craft Ales, Jalopy Theatre, BrooklynCountry.com
THEATER: Frazer Hines: The Time Traveling Scot
We are very excited to announce that the next Who York Event will feature one of the Doctor’s most popular companions: Mr. Frazer Hines!!!
Who York is delighted to welcome Frazer to New York City, to perform his one man show – “The Time Traveling Scot”. There will also be a short Q&A, hosted by Ken Deep, from Doctor Who Podshock,, an autograph session (see details below) and possibly a surprise or two – as I hope you have come to expect from our previous SOLD OUT Who York events!!!
We have room for around 100 people in total, and seating will be first come first served in this small theatre. Mingling will still be possible in the lounge at the theatre, and in the auditorium itself before and after the show, making this a more intimate event than most conventions you may have attended.
THE MEDICINE BAG @Maccarone Gallery.
Ken Vandermark, Steve Swell, Sean Conly and Chad Taylor @ THE STONE.
Los Lobos with Hello Seahorse! and Zigmat @ CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
BabySkinGlove’s Butoh Auction @Culture Fix.
E.S.P. TV at Silvershed @Sat. July 9, 8pm-12am
KAL SPELLETICH: Where’s My Jetpack?! @Jack Hanley.
Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, w/ Screaming Females! @Seaport Music Fest.
BOOGALOO W/SPANGLISH FLY @NUBLU.
COMING UP NEXT WEEK!
Excited to announce this one. Pablo Malaurie’s voice is of the angels, and he’s come all the way from Argentina to play for you. It’s going to be beautiful, and glorious, and fun. Pablo has been widely praised for his fusion style (South American and Japanese in some cases), opened for Devandra Banhart and recently was a part of Catalin Mitulescu’s film “Loverboy.” He’s making the rounds in NY for the next couple days and we’re really pleased to have him.
Come help support not only our effort to see Volume II of The 22 Magazine in PRINT but also witness the brainchild of Valerie Kuehne, i.e. Supercoda @ Cafe Orwell, the gorgeous spectacle that goes on nearly every night (when does Valerie sleep?!?) and allows you to witness sounds that are otherworldly and stunning. Now, please watch/listen to the gorgeous song below.
PS- This show will be also be one of the first opportunities to be part of The 22′s Artist’s Open Forum. Have a question, concern, or problem as an artist? This is where we can help. We’ll be passing out signup sheets allowing you to let us know what is concerning you as artists, writers, and musicians and will address those concerns in our next meeting or on the blog. More info about what this all about at the show.
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Opening reception: April 1, from 6 pm on
Exhibition dates: Saturday, April 2 through Sunday, May 1
Hours: open weekends, 12 – 6 pm or by appointment (closed Easter Sunday)
Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
Flux Factory is pleased to announce The Typhoon Continues and So Do You, an exhibition of new works through which artists contemplate four specific “artifacts” of war and how their original purposes are transformed through integration into larger society.