Backyard Stud
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Backyard Stud

Anders Nils and Robert Hickerson are proud to present "Backyard Stud", a new experimental audio visual project combining live composed ambient soundscapes with live edited footage, merging performance and cinema.

Heavily inspired by Edward Kienholz and Zbigniew Rybczynski, "Backyard Stud" pairs Nils’ meditative and nostalgic instrumentation with footage consisting of a series of tableaus constructed by Hickerson in collaboration with his two moms.

September 19:

7:00 Doors
8:00 arid tear (https://aridtear.bandcamp.com/)
8:45 Backyard Stud

September 27:

7:00 Doors
8:00 Jon G (https://soundcloud.com/jon_g_jon_g)
8:45 Backyard Stud

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0 \\ 2019 PUBLIC VISUALS 4
Sep
28
to Sep 29

0 \\ 2019 PUBLIC VISUALS 4

0 \\ 2019 PUBLIC VISUALS 4 @Synesthesia

SEP 28〔Sat〕, SEP 29〔Sun〕
5PM - 10:30PM


LIVE A/V PERFORMANCES

SEP 28〔Sat〕
└ Yihan Chen & Fengyi Franklin Zhu
└ Everyday Magic Sound + Toru Izumida (VJ)
└ Second Seasons + 3dkng (VJ)
└ Gil Kuno
└ Night Shining
└ Benheim Heim
└ KIYO Igarashi + Jimmy Sakai (VJ)


SEP 29〔Sun〕
└ Seungjin Lee
└ Matthew Ryals + Reina Hamane (VJ)
└ NSFW (Ryan Schoenherr + Myles Bryan)
└ Toru Izumida
└ ÉMU
└ Testu Collective
└ circler

::::::: ARTISTS INFO :::::::

DAY 1 | SEP 28〔Sat〕

Yihan Chen & Fengyi Franklin Zhu
https://yiiihan.com/
https://fengyizhu.studio/
https://instagram.com/yiiiiiihan
https://instagram.com/franciscolacarnum

Everyday Magic Sound
https://instagram.com/everydaymagicsound

Second Seasons
https://instagram.com/second.seasons
https://linktr.ee/second.seasons

3dkng (Denis Sharabarin)
http://3dkng.com/
https://instagram.com/3dkng

Gil Kuno
http://www.unsound.com/
https://www.instagram.com/gilkuno/

Night Shining
http://nsthepolygon.com/
https://instagram.com/_nightshining

Benjamin Heim
http://www.benjaminheim.com/
https://instagram.com/benheim_composer

KIYO Igarashi
https://instagram.com/kiyoigarashi

Jimmy Sakai
https://www.jimmysakai.com/
https://instagram.com/waitingforjimmy



DAY 2 | SEP 29〔Sun〕

Seungjin Lee
https://www.seungjinlee.com/
https://instagram.com/seungjin888

Matthew Ryals
https://www.matthewryals.com/
https://instagram.com/matthewryals

Reina Hamane
https://www.reinahamane.com/
https://www.instagram.com/reinahm/


NSFW (Ryan Schoenherr + Myles Bryan)
http://mylesbryandesign.com
https://instagram.com/mylesbryan
https://instagram.com/rschoenherr

Toru Izumida
https://www.toruizumida.com/
https://instagram.com/toruizumida

ÉMU
http://www.maria-takeuchi.com/
https://instagram.com/emuaudiovisual

Testu Collective
https://www.testucollective.com
https://www.instagram.com/testucollective
https://instagram.com/serenastucke
https://instagram.com/dantesene

circler
https://instagram.com/circlerrr

Doors at: 5PM
Show: 6-10:30PM

* This performances contain a sequence of flashing lights, which may affect visitors who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities.

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NY DigiAna Performance Show
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

NY DigiAna Performance Show

Doors at: 6PM
Shows: 7-10:30PM

On October 13, the DigiAna Group will be hosting a performance show, at Synesthesia Art Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The show will feature 10 performers showing a range of works on the concept of digital versus analog realities.

NY DigiAna Group is a collective of New York based artists from around the world, working with multi-sensory digital and analog media. The artists’ works are focused on augmented reality and the cultural intersections between human felt experience and a virtually-impelled world. Through group performance and gallery shows, DigiAna Group creates a meeting place for viewers to enjoy and discuss these ideas.

Synesthesia is an art gallery/event space founded in 2018 and located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Synesthesia presents emerging to mid-career visual artists, experimental music, film, and cultural workshops.



Performers
-Seungjin Lee
-Nicole Salamone
-Nebula and the Velvet Queen
-Xcreenplay
-Blake Andrews
-Antron4.2.0
-GGNB(DK+Cho)
-Testu Collective
-Melody Loveless
-Mack Aroni




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Dawoud at Synesthesia
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Dawoud at Synesthesia

Synesthesia proudly presents Dawoud the Renegade Sufi in a special solo concert.

Dawoud will perform improvisations on new compositions (some of which are being premiered this night), selections from the Harmolodic Raga Cycle, a brief tribute in honor of Jimi Hendrix' 76th birthday, and whatever else he can get away with.

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Dawoud the Renegade Sufi is a musician (multi-instrumentalist / composer / improviser / producer) whose genre defying music is inspired by the vast musical traditions from around the world; east and west, acoustic and electronic, modern and ancient. Dawoud uses these varied genres to provide a creative and sacred inspiration, and illuminate a new musical path.

In addition to being an accomplished guitarist and bassist, it is his work on the sitar and dilruba that have earned his reputation as “The Jimi Hendrix of the sitar.” His experiments with applying jazz technique and electronics to the traditional music and techniques are unprecedented, and seeks to extend the boundaries of the instruments.

Dawoud also conducts Music Meditation Sessions: a guided group meditation which replaces suggested imagery with psychoactive musical form and sound.

He has performed in the US and Europe, appeared on many recordings, has composed for film, theater, and dance performances, and has enjoyed radio airplay in the US, Europe, Russia, and Indonesia. Dawoud has performed, either as a band leader, solo, or with others at virtually every venue of note in NYC (Including the Apollo Theater, Town Hall, the Blue Note, Birdland, and the Brooklyn Acadamy of Music). Some of the people he has performed and recorded (and jammed) with include Mark Deutsch, Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer, Lauryn Hill, Nona Hendryx, Marie Alphonso (Zap Mama), DJ Celt Islam, SoSaLa, Gypsy Groovez Orchestra, and the Brooklyn Raga Massive Orchestra.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpI7wAuCWOYswkLcQopZPzA
http://www.godsunrulyfriends.com/performances/

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Eros/Sylvarnes "two dead stars falling into a catastrophic embrace" /  Black Hole Delirium
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Eros/Sylvarnes "two dead stars falling into a catastrophic embrace" / Black Hole Delirium

Eros/Sylvarnes
"two dead stars falling into a catastrophic embrace" / Black Hole Delirium
Sunday September 22, 7:30-11pm
Projections begin @ 8:30pm

// a night of projections, music & poetry <> with Bradley Eros, Richard Sylvarnes, & Guest Artists
featuring world premiers, banned, ridiculed, and reimagined work:
27 aphorisms for jonas {at Houdini's grave}
Aerodynamics of the Black Sun
eclipse {Warp & Welt excerpt}
UltraViolet Catastrophe
Black Hole Cinema
Milky Black Sun
Apollo Lunaire
A Doll's House
SpaceOOOut!
(including collaborations with Optipus, Lea Bertucci, Clockface Orange, Reg Bloor, & others)
& these live musical performances:
the Shattered Glass Trio
(w/ Masami Tomihisa, Bradley Eros + Richard Sylvarnes & LeLe Dai + Clockface Clear w/ Genevieve HK}
Code X {w/ Richard Sylvarnes & Reg Bloor + projections}
& readings / performance of text & poetry, from:
Black Hole Cinema
zine (by BE, RS)
BIRTH OF A BLACK HOLE ~ Forming a jet of light
“two dead stars falling into a catastrophic embrace.”

Orbiting each other, they moved ever closer, gradually gaining speed and tearing each other apart, until they finally merged. As the two objects move together, their mass is scrambled into a dense, hot cloud of swirling debris, as magnetic fields spin up off this cloud. These fields begin to channel a cloud of plasma that surrounds the newly formed black holes. Chaos reigns. But the new structure becomes steadily more organized, and the magnetic field takes on the character of a jet. Within less than a second after the black hole is born, it launches a jet of particles to a speed approaching light. Stars resist gravity by generating photons that push outward on their enormous mass. But the weight of a large star’s core increases from the accumulation of heavy elements produced in nuclear fusion. In time, its outer layers cannot resist the inward pull…and the star collapses. The crash produces a shock wave that races through the star…and obliterates it! In the largest of these dying stars, known as hypernovae, a black hole forms in the collapse. Matter flowing in forms a disk. Charged particles create magnetic fields that twist off this disk, sending a portion out in high-speed jets ~ powerful enough to plow its way through the star. In so doing, it may help trigger the explosion. The birth of a black hole does not simply light up the universe, it is a crucial event in the spread of heavy elements that seed the birth of new solar systems and planets.

A jet of light could be launched from star matter swirled into a black hole, producing a blinding flash that’s visible across the universe.

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Backyard Stud
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Backyard Stud

Anders Nils and Robert Hickerson are proud to present "Backyard Stud", a new experimental audio visual project combining live composed ambient soundscapes with live edited footage, merging performance and cinema.

Heavily inspired by Edward Kienholz and Zbigniew Rybczynski, "Backyard Stud" pairs Nils’ meditative and nostalgic instrumentation with footage consisting of a series of tableaus constructed by Hickerson in collaboration with his two moms.

September 19:

7:00 Doors
8:00 arid tear (https://aridtear.bandcamp.com/)
8:45 Backyard Stud

September 27:

7:00 Doors
8:00 Jon G (https://soundcloud.com/jon_g_jon_g)
8:45 Backyard Stud

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Leneas Compañía de Teatro
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Leneas Compañía de Teatro

On Monday September 16th, LENEAS Compañía de Teatro will be sharing two intimate performances at Synesthesia, MARCAS and RESPIRA.

The independent theater group "LENEAS" was born in 2007 with the aim of being able to work in the assembly of theater shows.
The professionalism and commitment of the actors that make it up, made that in these years several works could be staged and made an extensive tour of different theaters of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the Province, receiving recurring invitations to participate in Festivals.

Also in the years 2017 and 2018 he has made two international tours in Spain (Barcelona, Madrid) and England (London) generating a potential projection in theaters of these geographical areas.
In September, he was invited by the Aldo Tambellini Foundation to present his new video-art project based on his poems and lumagrams of the artist.

The group whose registration number in the National Theater Institute is 9078, is currently made up of Claudio Cané, Cristina Santorufo, Norma Bianco, Jorge Besteiro and Gabriel Santorufo.

http://www.leneas.blogspot.com.ar/

Before the performance there will be two musical acts:

Mohamed Kubbara is a composer, musician and researcher based in New York City. During his bachelors in sound engineering and music production at Birmingham City University in the UK, he became heavily involved with the free improvisation and experimental music scene. In the spring of 2016, Kubbara founded the NYU Computer Music Group; a collective of performers, composers, engineers and other creative practitioners that focus on the use of technology for music creation. His research currently focuses on developing interactive music systems for large ensemble free improvisation.

Boris Nazaroz is a larger-than-life New York-based NOISE MAKER whose electronic experimental music evokes the joyful side of life.

https://borisnazarov.com/

Event Information:

Doors open at 7 / Music at 7:30pm
Performances begin around 8:45-9pm

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TimeSink™ Presents: Pop-Up Cinema // Volume I Release Party
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

TimeSink™ Presents: Pop-Up Cinema // Volume I Release Party

Announcing the first lineup of films for the TimeSink™ Presents Volume I Release!

Join the Sink for the launch party at the intimate venue Synesthesia and celebrate with us the first TimeSink™ pop-up cinema event w/ a simultaneous live stream broadcast of the new series NIGHT RIDE


-NIGHT RIDE- by TimeSink™ Presents
a late night livestream series featuring a program with 11 films (a mix of both narrative and experimental works) and a Q & A with each of the creators to follow:

Films to be presented this evening:
(in no particular order)

The Experience™ // 27min, Dir. Aaron Zomback
Miss Freelance // 21:17min, Dir. Matthew Kyle Levine
Orchards // 5:48min, by Zev Aaron
Little Earthquake // 3:06min, by Hana Zhang
Walked In // 10:15min, Dir. K$K Hussle
Insomnia // 1:08min by Erica Sheu
Ditët e Luftës (Days of War) // 3:17min, by Alex Faoro & Helena Deda

TimeSink™ Presents is a livestream series and cinematic platform dedicated to showcasing and promoting original films, visual works, & creators.

For more info visit:
www.timesink.tv

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Stephen Dirkes Systems &amp; Structures for Transmedial Storytelling
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Stephen Dirkes Systems & Structures for Transmedial Storytelling

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Door: 8pm

Olfactory artist and Euphorium Brooklyn perfume house founder/ perfumer Stephen Dirkes presents approaches to transmedial interpretation of scent, sound, and sight in olfactory art.

The presentation will include examples of Mr. Dirkes’ music, film, and scent work and will be followed by an artist Q&A. Mr. Dirkes will identify some structural connections between mediums he employs in immersive storytelling.

Fragrances will be showcased to experience the unique durational effects Stephen achieves in his perfumery to the service of narrative storytelling. Environmental landscapes are explored in scent and extend the two dimensional space of projected film.

Abstract organizational principles, ratios, algorithms, and number theory have long been employed in Western Classical music traditions. From Pythagoras to contemporary composers and theorists, systems to visualize the organization of sound also evolve. Mr. Dirkes will offer a sneak peek at upcoming olfactory art installations for 2020 and some of the means of connectivity between sound, sight, and scent he is employing based on pattern, ratio, number theory, and chemical structure.

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Mehetable*AdelineHotel*LauraWolf*C.F.Watkins
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Mehetable*AdelineHotel*LauraWolf*C.F.Watkins

A Sunday night lullaby of mellowed and meditative folk/pop featuring Portland cellist Mehetable

*Mehetable*

Mehetable is Maine-based cellist and songwriter Jerusha Neely. Melding the delicate and ornate sounds of folk, chamber music, art song, and more, her debut self-titled record features collaborators David Noyes (cello, voice) and Anna Maria Noyes (viola, voice), and is due out in fall 2019 via Burst & BloomRecords and Apohadion Records.

Jerusha's musical roots began in musical theater, choirs of all sorts (even hand bells), and chamber music, eventually diving deep into classical voice in college. In earlier years, she was also heavily influenced by her parents' eclectic record collection, and--as a teen of the 90’s listening to pop radio--the music of Tori Amos. In her late twenties, she found herself with a cello, and while studying this new instrument, she began performing and recording cello and vocals with many projects around New England.
Mehetable’s realm is inner life: what's hidden, subtle, or in the details of a moment. Jerusha is often tapping into her vivid dream life and making use of space and silence; the little things that go deep, images that evoke forgotten feelings and memories. The songs on this self-titled debut explore distractions, disappointments, self-sabotage, and fear, but also small treasures, hope, and love. Most of these songs were written between late 2015 and mid 2016, and were envisioned with a small string ensemble and lots of harmonies, which Jerusha found in two of her dearest friends, Dave and Anna. Peter McLaughlin recorded and mixed the sounds at The Broken Toy Store in Portland, Maine and Caleb Mulkerin (Big Blood, Swans, Larkin Grimm) mastered them.

website: mehetablesongs.co
instagram: @mehetableparmelia

*Laura Wolf*
Cellist and singer Laura Wolf uses live looping, effect pedals and various instruments to weave a penetrating world of sound. Having dabbled in classical, ambient, and rock ensembles, her solo project is a playful tribute to her diverse musical roots, deemed "beautifully immersive" and "distinctly enchanting" by Gold Flake Paint. Her live loop-based performances bridge spacious experimentalism with pop-driven hooks creating a cello saturated dream-pop that is entirely her own.
A one woman orchestra, she folds angular synths, and carefully produced rhythmic samples with layers of cello and voice. A visual as much as an auditory experience, Wolf dances around her pedals with her feet, at once bowing or plucking her cello, only to hit her drum pads and sampler in barely a moments notice. While all of her limbs are consistently occupied (with bows, drumsticks, a cello, or pedals) by this meditative choreography, her acrobatic voice is a constant as she sings out to the audience, over all that movement and muscle memory, always catching her footing.

Soundcloud:https://m.soundcloud.com/laurawolfmusic/sets/good-veins-pt-1-and-2/s-73ubf

facebook: www.facebook.com/laurawolfmusic

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurawolfmusic/

*Adeline Hotel*

Adeline Hotel is Dan Knishkowy and friends - described as "wonderfully ragged", Adeline Hotel is curious blend of adventure and nostalgia, drawing influence from Bert Jansch and Jim O'Rourke. Stripped down to an intimate guitar duo for this show, Dan & Ben will play songs off their upcoming 4th LP, "Solid Love".

https://adelinehotel.bandcamp.com/

*C.F. Watkins*
Folk-pop artist, CF Watkins, first discovered her love of music when she was 8, grasping her boombox wide-eyed as Harry Connick Jr.'s 1990 album, We Are in Love, beamed back at her. From there she would find Chet Baker and Nina Simone at the same time she was dancing in her room to Destiny's Child, screaming the lyrics to The Strokes, and quietly soaking up the stories of Doc Watson. These influences, among others, live in her music even if sometimes undetected. The Jalapeño says, "CF is generous and warm...Driving all her talents and expressions is an undeniable authenticity. In a noisy world of approval-seeking mimicry and parades for popularity, CF Watkins offers refuge, peacefully gliding along, reminding us to slow down and connect to the moment.” CF released her debut album, I am New, in 2016 and plans to release her upcoming EP in the fall.

https://cfwatkins.bandcamp.com

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Between Orange and Blue
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Between Orange and Blue

Doors: 7PM

Music-
Geoff Matters
Yuko Parris
The Principle String Quartet
AOO a.k.a. KIYO Igarashi.
Films-
Ian Couch

What sounds lay Between Orange and Blue? Four musicians interpret this question through their performances. Though they are different types of musicians, they each share in their ability to communicate with the listener using an undefined language. A conventional film artist, Ian Couch adds the evanescent visual interpretation to this concept. Enjoy the chemical reactions between all musicians/artists, space, time, and audience.

- Geoff Matters
Geoff Matters works with sound and light. You may have run into him shredding with his electronic punk band, projecting decorations around galleries and parties, experimenting his way through a dance performance soundtrack, or plugging you in at your local jam session.
http://bk404.com

The Principle String Quartet is focused on spontaneous composition, much of which is inspired by the creative energy of Peter Principle (1954 - 2017). For this realization The Principle String Quartet is
Bradford Reed (Anthems Of The Void/Ω▽OHMSLICE/King Missile III) - Pencilina, electronics.
http://anthemsofthevoid.com http://ohmslice.net


Dok Gregory (Plan 23/Byzantine Art Punk Ensemble/Zero Gravity Thinkers) - Lap Steel Guitar, electronics.
https://plan23.net https://plan23.bandcamp.com/track/ceres-phytotelmata


Yujin Yama (RoomTemperature) - Guitar, electronics.
https://soundcloud.com/roomtemperature

- AOO

a.k.a. KIYO Igarashi.

KIYO has played Psychedelic Ambient/ Minimal Progressive Rock/
Experimental Music/ since 90’s in Japan, London and NY.

Will play
Old style Drone/Ambient set at the event.

- Yuko Parris
Yuko Parris expresses colorful soundscapes and textures by using various musical gear and her voice experimentally. In the past, she often created DTM and her first EP “Presage” was released from Emerald Records, a music label out of Germany in 2016. Her recent live performances are now with more improvised elements.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/yuko-parris/1148777251
https://soundcloud.com/yuko-parris

- Ian Couch
For more than 2 decades, NY artist Ian Couch has been working with still and motion picture film installations for gallery exhibitions and musical events. He's always been mesmerized by the various mechanical, time lapse and color manipulations which are possible in conventional film work. He uses a few long forgotten techniques taught to him by his late father, also an artist who filled Ian's childhood with large sun prizms, kaleidoscopes and original sculpted lamps of geodes and stained glass. He was also given a 16mm bolex and 120mm portrait camera at 13 years old which he still uses today.
"My only motivation using stills and the flicker of film is a lifelong attempt at conveying the ineffable music in one colorful moment of our own narratives."
A few of his notable photo exhibits were at The Pompidou Centre during the Paris Photo Expo, The Chelsea Art Museum and the Dag Hammarskjold Building Lobby show. The last show included his NY artists portrait series done by the light of the full moon only and his night landscapes in which he captures a light and shadow "komorebi" effect. A few samples are seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/iancouch/

Ian has done numerous film/music projection events the first of which was at the 25th annual Woodstock festival (original Bethel site) for various musicians and much later at a fish/shark gallery Aquatic Creations. The latter utilized an arsenal of equipment projecting through sun fish aquariums (they basked in the bright lights) creating an everchanging fish silhouetted cascade of color and imagery throughout the white walls during an unusually mellow performance by Acid Mother's Temple. This event also debuted his original live action 16mm psychedelic Russian fairytale Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave for which he wrote, directed and scored the film's fore boding piano music.

Ian is thrilled to be a part of Yuko Parris's musical event BETWEEN ORANGE AND BLUE in the ongoing craft of interpreting imagery with live music, where motive and chance often create a synesthesia of sorts, here at Synesthesia Gallery.

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Richard Sylvarnes We came from the stars Opening/Screening Party
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Richard Sylvarnes We came from the stars Opening/Screening Party

An opening night there will be a special screening of Here Comes Everybody, along with two short films, Die Nacht Ist Leben and Cupiditas, which will feature live text and musical accompaniment.

Open: 7pm
Screening: 8pm~10:30pm
Door: Free

●Die Nacht Ist Leben (19 minutes)
●Cupiditas (12 minutes)
●Here Comes Everybody (90 minutes)

Synesthesia Space is pleased to present We Came From The Stars, a solo exhibition at the gallery by New York-based artist Richard Sylvarnes. This work consists of eighty photographs and a feature film titled Here Comes Everybody. Using the mediums of photography and video, Sylvarnes explores the underlying question of why we tell stories and how they shape our identity. In an elaborate network of storytelling that weaves together history, mythology, literature, fables, religion, and comic books, Sylvarnes plunges us through 4,000 years of Western civilization presented as a kaleidoscopic dream, or nightmare - depending on the viewer’s interpretation. The photographs were created utilizing a combination of processes using numerous chemical combinations and darkroom strategies; incorporating large doses of Potassium Ferricyanide, Sodium Thiosulfate, and Potassium Aluminum Sulfate, then rephotographed for further computer manipulation. The gallery will present twenty nine of the original eighty photographs that comprise the work as a whole. The accompanying film Here Comes Everybody is entirely composed of stills, most of them photographed in the style of nineteenth-century tableaux photography, manipulated through stop-motion animation, flicker, and rotoscoping. The film plays like an early magic lantern show, as if Eadweard Muybridge had gotten his hands on Final Cut Pro. "The most merciful thing in the world," says an angel-winged child in a scene from the film, "is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." As Sylvarnes says, “This exhibition chronicles the stories I was told that eventually became a part of who I am and of which I can not escape.”

Richard Sylvarnes is an artist that works in the mediums of film, photography, and music. His work has been shown internationally at museums, galleries, clubs, performance spaces and cinemas. His first feature film, “The Cloud Of Unknowing”, premiered in the International Dramatic Feature Competition at the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 continuing on in festivals throughout Asia and Europe and was released by Possible Films in 2004. “Here Comes Everybody”, his second feature, also premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in the NYNY Narrative Competition in 2006. His third feature, “The Last Words of Dutch Schultz”, is a found-footage film that featured live music accompaniment premiering at The Microscope Gallery in New York City and then at the Anthology Film Archives. In 2009 he received a Creative Capital Grant to work with the four-time Bessie Award winning choreographer David Neumann on a work titled “Big Eater” that premiered at the Kitchen in 2010. In 2008, he was nominated for a Rockefeller Renew Media Fellowship. Richard has released music through the Skrymir Label and 3D Media under various monikers and bands including “Zero Times Everything”, the “Underworld Oscillator Corporation”, “Sylvarluxe”, and Berlin based “KaiSaR”; and is a member of the expanded cinema collective “Optipus”. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has studied film making at New York University, music at Berklee College of Music, guitar with Robert Fripp, and art at the School of Visual Arts. He has been a guest Lecturer at Harvard University and he presently serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Film-Makers’ Cooperative.

“WE CAME FROM THE STARS” runs from September 6th through October 5th, with an opening reception and special screening on Friday September 6th from 7-11pm. For additional information please contact the gallery at synesthesia47@gmail.com or by phone at 917-789-2252


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m i c r o m i c r o 2
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

m i c r o m i c r o 2

m i c r o m i c r o
2 the psyche

joe moffett, sophie delphis, sean ali, tania caroline chen

touch, lucidity, overlap, physical and internal worlds, bodies of acoustic and electronic sounds, evolving and dissolving through time

curated by tania caroline chen

SEAN ALI is a double bassist, improviser, and composer working in a variety of projects and contexts. Originally from Dayton, OH, he currently resides in New York City where he is an active participant in the city’s vibrant musical culture both as a performer and occasional curator. His most notable ensembles include Natura Morta (with Frantz Loriot and Carlo Costa), PascAli (with Pascal Niggenkemper), While We Still Have Bodies (with Michael Foster, Ben Gerstein, and Flin van Hemmen), Hag (with Brad Henkel and David Grollman), a string trio with Joanna Mattrey and Leila Bordreuil, and a solo project that features bass, text, and tape collage. These projects have been released on a diverse array of record labels, including FMR Records, Prom Night Records, Creative Sources Recordings, Neither/Nor Records, and Astral Spirits. His multidisciplinary projects include Phantom Circuit (with photographer and video artist Wenxin Zhang) and Impulsive Instrument (with Butoh dancer Azumi Oe).

seanali.com

SOPHIE DELPHIS
Franco-American mezzo-soprano Sophie Delphis’ operatic roles include: Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Giunone (La Calisto), Flora (La Traviata), Cenerentola and Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Concepción (L’heure espagnole), Carmen and Mercedes (Carmen), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marla Maples (The Drumf and the Rhinegold, premiere), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Elle (La voix humaine), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Sœur Mathilde (Dialogues des Carmelites), Valetto and Virtù (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) and Lazuli (L’Étoile). As a recitalist, she has performed programs for numerous musical and cultural organizations in the United States and China. In addition to traditional repertoire, she enjoys collaborating with composers, improvisers and theatre artists on new works. She is a soloist on the Grammy-nominated Naxos recording of Milhaud’s Oresteia trilogy and on the original English cast recording of Matti Kovler’s Ami and Tami.

sophiedelphis.com

TANIA CAROLINE CHEN is based in New York and London. She has made a name as a compelling and unpredictable sound artist utilising the material worlds of piano, astro-electronics, and the intrinsic sonorities of objects, words, and dream landscapes. Her commissioned video, acoustic and electronic compositions have been performed in USA, Asia and broadcast on KPFA radio, Berkeley and BBC Radio 3. She has also revisited scores from a 21st century perspective. Her recent album John Cage’s “Electronic Music for Piano” was nominated in 2018 for a Grammy award.

taniachen.com

JOE MOFFETT approaches his work with a keen interest in unconventional sounds and forms, collective improvisation/composition, and the intersection of action and stillness. He is a co-founder of several projects, including ambient improv trio Earth Tongues and the avant-art song duo Twins of El Dorado, in addition to performing frequently as a solo artist. His first official solo album, More of It and Closer, was released on Tubapede Records in the fall of 2018. He has also appeared as a co-performer with a number of artists and projects including Yoshi Wada, Joe Morris, and Tredici Bacci. His material appears on Neither/Nor, Underwolf, Eh?, NotTwo, Tubapede and Prom Night Records. Earth Tongues' third album, Atem, will be released in the fall of 2019 on Neither/Nor Records.

joemoffettmusic.com

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Choose your own concert adventure #4
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Choose your own concert adventure #4

Choose your own concert adventure is a series where the audience picks how most of the show and individual songs will go based on how they fill out short cards. These cards are oriented around different musical themes or genres.

Lineup:

7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Choose your own concert adventure part 1

7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Breakaway breakawaybreakaway.bandcamp.com

8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Choose your own concert adventure 2

8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Marc Edwards & Slipstream Time Travel
https://www.facebook.com/MarcEdwardsSlipStreamTimeTravel/?ref=br_rs

9:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Choose your own concert adventure 3

SINGERS:

Rose Tang
Jimi Fish
Chris P.
Nicholas
Althea
David

BASSISTS:

Daniela
Nicholas
Chris P.

GUITARISTS:

Jaush
Nicholas
Chris P.

DRUMS/percussion:

Chris Perry
Marc Edwards

KEYS:

Althea
Rose

HORNS:

????

MISC/Electronica:

Armand
David

21 plus, doors at 6:30 p.m.,
http://www.tapeandcdrecords.com
http://synesthesia.space/

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LIVE Figure Drawing
Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

LIVE Figure Drawing

Round 2 of our live figure drawing session!
Featuring the same model, professional dancer Courtney Ellis. She will be set among props as well as her own dancing fans.

Bring your own drawing supplies:
drawing board (!), paper, mixed media, etc

RSVP: synesthesia47@gmail.com

3:30pm-Open/Set up your seat

4:00- 4:15pm- 2min poses

4:15- 4:30pm- 5 min poses
10 min break for model

4:40-5:20pm- 10 min poses
10 min break

5:30-6:10pm- 20 min poses
10 min break

6:20- 7pm- final pose, 40 minutes

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0 \\ 2019 Public Visuals 3
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

0 \\ 2019 Public Visuals 3

0 \\ 2019 PUBLIC VISUALS 3 @Synesthesia

AUG 24〔Sat〕
5PM - 10:30PM

LIVE A/V PERFORMANCES
└ ÉMU
└ Toru Izumida
└ Fernando Molina
└ conundrumer〔David Lu〕
└ Gil Kuno
└ Circler
└ Testu Collective


This event 0 \\ 2019 PUBLIC VISUALS will create various live audiovisual performances and audiovisual screening with composers, audiovisual artists, video artists & contemporary artists.


Doors at: 5PM
Show: 6-10:30PM


** This performances contain a sequence of flashing lights, which may affect visitors who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities.

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Don Giovanni Record Release/Listening Party Apositsia Orchestra
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Don Giovanni Record Release/Listening Party Apositsia Orchestra

Please join us to celebrate the release of the new album by Apositsia Orchestra - "Spaceship Earth" on Don Giovanni Records. A 13 person improvisational orchestra featuring Famoudou Don Moye, Baba Sissoko, Peter Stampfel, Henry Kaiser, Dok Gregory and more.
This will be an evening of live performances from projects by orchestra members Peter Stampfel (Atomic Meta Pagans/Holy Modal Rounders/The Fugs)and Dok Gregory (Plan 23/Byzantine Art Punk Ensemble/Atomic Meta Pagans) with an early and late album listening session. CD's will be available.


8pm - 9pm - album listening
9pm - 11pm - live performances:
Peter Stampfel w/ fellow Atomic Meta Pagans member Sam Werbalowsky
Principle String Quartet (Bradford Reed/Dok Gregory/Jeremy Slater)
11pm - 12am - album listening

"As with any improvisation and in particular with larger groups the possibility exists for it to be a total mess - un organized combinations of ideas or musicians competing with each other to be heard. This album is a testament to the possibility of the opposite - 13 musicians of diverse backgrounds and styles working together in total harmony to create a real time composition with incredible focus and restraint. Each musician is free to create their own part but gives over control of when to play and the dynamics of their part to the conductor. Famoudou Don Moye as conductor (as well as musician) is engaged in the same improvisational dance as the rest of the musicians, creating the score to the composition as it unfolds and so co creating the composition with the band. The resulting blend - elements of african/american/european folk with experimental/electronic/avant garde, jazz, classical and rock - is a true kind of world music naturally derived un sanitized and without pretense."

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Federico Balducci / Ian Bouras / Isasa / Magic Tuber Stringband
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Federico Balducci / Ian Bouras / Isasa / Magic Tuber Stringband

An evening of live Jazz / Experimental Ambient / New Age Indie / Folk Experimental music by 4 bands, Federico Balducci / Ian Bouras / Isasa / Magic Tuber Stringband from Europe and Central America.

Open: 7pm~

●Federico Balducci http://federicobalducci7.bandcamp.com

●Ian Bouras https://www.reverbnation.com/iancbouras

●ISASA - (born to Uruguayan parents in Madrid, Spain, 1977) is a guitarist and composer based in Madrid. He has been an active member of the city’s underground music scene since the early 90’s. He has performed throughout Spain, EU, USA and UK as a solo artist, as well as a member of the Spanish band A Room with a View (1997-2003). Strongly inspired by the American Primitive guitarists – John Fahey, Glenn Jones and Jack Rose – Isasa plays acoustic guitar and weissenborn in an organic, serene and meditative style. His music is a relaxed and unhurried experience for the listener. It projects a spiritual and twilight beauty. His third album “Insilio” was released on April 5th, 2019 via La Castanya. Isasa has shared bills with performers including Glenn Jones, Daniel Bachman, Geoff Farina, Steve Gunn, Will Johnson (Centromatic), Sir Richard Bishop, Micah Blue Smaldone, Marisa Anderson, Laura Baird, House and Land and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.
https://isasaguitarra.tumblr.com/
https://isasa.bandcamp.com/

●MAGIC TUBER STRINGBAND
Magic Tuber Stringband is an experimental old-time-related duo from Durham, NC comprised of Courtney Werner on fiddle and Evan Morgan on guitar and banjo. The duo forges links between the dialects of traditional tunes and freak-folk improvisations. MTSB will release their debut record "Wayward Airs for Earthbound Vagrants" in July 2019 on Houston-based label Blue Hole Recordings. The record swings back and forth across the boundaries between traditional and exploratory song forms, often within the space of a song. Past collaborations between Werner and Morgan include the experimental short film LOST CHILD REEL in which Werner appears playing the Stripling Brothers' "Lost Child" and the the 16mm multi-projector performance PERFORMANCE FOR FIDDLE AND PROJECTORS which imagines a new form of musicological documentary rooted in live performance. Morgan's debut solo guitar record "Between the World and Small Things" was released on Blue Hole in 2018. Along with his solo work, Morgan has also performed with the old-time group The Fossil Lickers and also works within the world of experimental film. Werner has worked around the country and the world in the fields of wildlife rehabilitation and conservation.
https://magictuberstringband.bandcamp.com/album/the-hunting-of-the-snark-history-of-the-thirteen

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Opening Party Collective Storytelling -Contemporary Art from Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Party Collective Storytelling -Contemporary Art from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Indonesia-based Artspace ASP (Artist Support Project) proudly presents to you our persepective on the contemporary art scene in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Through this work, we hope to reveal the significant differences between various sociocultural backgrounds by creating a visual dialogue without the boundary of nationality. We hope that you will be inspired to rethink the variability of life through the work.

●Exhibition: 8/17(Sat) - 9/4(Wed)
*Please make an appointment before you visit except event date, normally open after 3pm.
(917) 789-2252
synesthesia47@gmail.com

●Special Events

8/17(Sat) 7pm~10pm
Opening Party
* special performance by P(art)Y LAB from Jogjakarta.

8/25(Sun) 8pm~10pm
Screening & Artist Talk


--ARTIST--
Forrest Wong (Video Art, MY) forrestwong.me ,
Huda Tula (Drawing, ID) rumahreview.blogspot.com ,
Kentaro Yokouchi (Video Art, JP) kentaroyokouuchi.com ,
Kukuh Hermadi (Printmaking, Video Art, ID) IG: @saden_kukuh ,
Munif Rafi Zuhdi (Printmaking, ID) IG: @munifrz ,
P(art)Y LAB (Video Art, ID) hellopartylab.wordpress.com ,
Sanpo Matsumoto (Film, JP) sanpo.yu-yake.com ,
Sotaro Kikuchi (Photography, JP) IG: @sotarooekk ,
Thank UFO (Drawing, JP&MY) IG: @takyumami ,
Yo Yasuda (Video Art, JP) IG: @ yoh_yy ,

--ASP (Artist Support Project)--
ASP(Artist Support Project) was launched by kentaro Yokouhi. There are four exhibition rooms, as well as kenta's studio and residence. ASP is a space for Indonesian and Japanese people to communicate and exchange knowledge and skills, but is actually open to everyone. It is interested not only in the relationship between Indonesia and Japan - intention is to make our lives and activities richer by reflecting on Yogyakarta's situation and circumstance as a city within the whole of South East Asia. The main activities of ASP are exhibitions, workshops and presentations; the introduce of book related to Japanese language classes; and the archiving of activities.

https://aspparangtritis.weebly.com/


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The night I became a crystal
Aug
16
8:30 PM20:30

The night I became a crystal

An evening of live performance of Koto, Sitar, Film and Poetry by Miyama McQueen-Tokita, Jarvis Earnshaw and Bradley Eros

Open: 8:30pm~

●Miyama McQueen-Tokita (Koto)

Miyama is a koto and bass koto player who is constantly in search for her own style that fuses ancient traditions with new ideas that are relevant to the music and people of the present day. She performs contemporary works, improvisation and original music, and in addition to performing solo, Miyama regularly plays with such artists as Naoki Kita (vln), Tetsu Saitoh (cb), Bruce Huebner (shakuhachi), Masao Tajima (cb) and Keiki Midorikawa (vc). As her free expressive style gained reputation with a wide audience, she began performing often with artists coming from all around the globe to perform in Japan. She has been invited to perform overseas as a soloist in festivals such as the Powell Street Festival in Canada, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival and Mapping Melbourne. Ensembles she has performed as a guest soloist include the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, the Australian Art Orchestra and the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. In recent years she has been putting energy into improvisation and collaborating with young composers from various countries, looking to create music for the koto in a style and soundscape that has never before been explored. In 2015 and 2017 she took part in IMPULS Academy & Festival held in Graz, Austria, as a bass koto performer, where she performed improvisation, and premiered many new works written for bass koto.

Miyama has been taught by Satsuki Odamura and Kazue Sawai. She graduated with a Masters in music from the Tokyo University of the Arts, and is a 2018 grantee for the Asian Cultural Council New York Fellowship. Miyama is based in Tokyo, Japan.

●Jarvis Earnshaw (Sitar)

Born in London 1982, Jarvis Earnshaw spent most of his childhood in Japan, releasing his debut album from Slam Records at the age of 15; he graduated Bunka Gakuin Art School in Tokyo, then went on to study sitar in India, and is a graduate of Pratt Institute in New York. His musical career as well as his Art career has been recognized worldwide, having solo exhibitions, residencies and performances throughout the world, including Fuji Rock Festival, Europe, India and across America to Lincoln Center New York. His work is often described as a cinematic experience, utilizing acoustic guitar, sitar, modified audio cassette tape loops and open reel tapes; provoking memories of past and beyond, warm and rich as does the noise from a record needle touching an LP; at times violently explosive yet soothing and irresistible. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, he has been engaged in numerous projects throughout the Art and Music scenes including a recent performance at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center and live collaborations with: New-Wave violinist Walter Steding, beatnik poet Anne Waldman, artist Kenny Scharf, Daniel Carter, Amazing Amy the contortionist, Trevor Dunn (Mr.Bungle / Fantomas / Melvins), Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms/PARA), Shinji Masuko (DMBQ), Tamio Shiraishi (Fushitsusha), has been featured on recordings by DJ Quietstorm, Yoshitake EXPE and has been commissioned by the National Audubon Society to create a soundtrack for the short film "Shorebirds Flock to Yellow Sea". He contributes as musical director for Rumi Missabu of the legendary 1960's psychedelia troupe The Cockettes, and also played bass in the punk band QUESTION w/ singer Saira Huff (Bastard Noise, Detestation) which released their first full length LP through US label Fashionable Idiots. Since 2016 he has held a residency at Flowers For All Occasions Gallery in Brooklyn NY, collaborating with different artists monthly, including: Trevor Dunn, Elias Stemeseder, Sean Ali, Seth Faergolzia, etc. His current projects include: HARBINGER a trio with Daniel Carter (reeds, horn & flute) & Zach Swanson (contrabass), debut album recorded by Martin Bisi at BC Studios Brooklyn scheduled for release March 2019 and also a trio with Mike Green (Mezzanine Swimmers) on electronics & Devin Brahja Waldman (GodSpeedYou!BlackEmperor) on saxophone. His photographs have been featured as a 7page spread in Asahi Camera Magazine, has had a solo exhibition at the New York Public Library Thompkin Sq. branch in 2013 and his self published zines: “Nowhere Now Here vol.0” and “Nowhere Now Here vol.9” have recently been added to the New York Public Library permanent collection at Lincoln Center. He has also been commissioned by clothing companies such as BEAMS International and DoARaT for designs and continuously strives to broaden his horizon as an artist. "Earnshaw creates a glinting ambience, with the bent notes of the sitar suggesting a distant kinship to the blues guitar." -John Sharpe (New York City Jazz Record)

www.jarvisearnshaw.com

http://jarvisearnshaw.com/biography.html

●Bradley Eros (Film and Poetry)

Bradley is an artist working in myriad media: experimental film & video, collage, photography, performance, sound, text, contracted and expanded cinema & installation. Also a maverick curator, composer, designer & investigator. Concepts include: ephemeral cinema, mediamystics, subterranean science, erotic psyche, cinema povera, poetic accidents, musique plastique, Optipus, Owl of Minerva, MetaBody, vampirates, catalysts, eau de cinema, black hole cinema & narcolepsy cinema.

Worked for many years with the Filmmakers’ Cooperative, Anthology Film Archives, and Robert Beck Mercurial Cinema. Represented by Microscope Gallery. Born in Nocturnal, Illinois in 1952, moved to New York in 1980 at age 27, and became Eros. Lives in Queens. Prefers the night.

film-makerscoop.com/filmmakers/bradley-eros

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Floating Incantations
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Floating Incantations

An evening of Live Chill Out Music, Avant Garde, Exotica, Lounge, Electronica and video Projections by three solo artists.
Featuring Lauren Lee, Damien Olsen and Jeremy Slater.


Lauren Lee :


A native of the St. Louis (MO) metropolitan area, her foray into creative music began as a teenager in the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, an experience that lead her on a wild goose chase of sorts to find her own sound in the adventurous music scene as a young innovator in a special brand of improvisation she calls “Vocal Instrumentalism”. Likened to female jazz pioneers that came before her like Carla Bley and Jen Shyu, Lee’s music has been described as, “equal parts hip jazz, avant adventure, and… something completely different” (John Pietaro, Dissident Arts). Her work intentionally inhabits this place of “between”, and in Lee’s case, the “between” is nestled between where jazz has been and where jazz is going. Her work is praised for both her creative takes on jazz standards and her adventurous yet accessible original music and has performed across North and South America, Europe, and Asia as both a bandleader and sidewoman.






Damien Olsen:

Musician and Visual Artist .


Besides of leading an accomplished life long career in visual arts that features Sculpture, Painting and Photography Damien Olsen works in a wide range of electronic music genres; from Avant Jazz to Dance and Lounge music. Studied Composition and Jazz Guitar with Finnish Composer Raoul Bjorkenheim .
Scored live soundtracks for the last two years at Film Noire Cinema in Greenpoint Brooklyn. He has performed in most venues of The City of Florianopolis and Bahia ( Brazil ) and Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and recorded and produced a significant discography that involves more than 20 tittles. Since the early 70s Piano and Guitar are his main instruments and by the middle 90s he started playing bass guitar and electronic instruments ( various synthesizers, samplers, loopers and computers )

Discography http://damienolsen.bandcamp.com/

Video works can be seen at https://vimeo.com/damienolsen

YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/DamienOlsen



Jeremy Slater

( ), Jeremy D. Slater is an intermedia artist and performer creating compositions consisting of environmental sound, ambient noise,
sequencing, drones, guitar, and ambient/reactive video. ( ) creates single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. ( ) is a member of Plan 23, Principle String Quartet, ROTC (Rubaiyats of the Cicadas), Frogwell, and tū. ( ) has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, South Korea, and Japan.
http://www.parenthesismusic.com
http://jeremyslater.net


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Synesthesia x Eric Benoit - Birthday Show / Party
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Synesthesia x Eric Benoit - Birthday Show / Party

Another journey around the sun concluded, and this one was particularly wild..... join me as I turn 25 and help me embrace my impending quarter-life crisis :~)

Birthday Party / Show -- Sunday August 4th, $10 entry, 7pm-late

I WILL BE PLAYING ONLY NEW UNRELEASED MUSIC from my upcoming 3rd LP "Jackals of the East Side" - you don't wanna miss it

WILL FEATURE LOTS OF ART AND VIDEO AND SHIT FROM GOOD FRIENDS!!

Full lineup TBA

Artist Bios:

MUSIC:

ERIC BENOIT
Patriarchy, misogyny, nationalism, desperation… you know what Eric Benoit’s talking about, and he doesn’t even mention Donald Trump by name.

With the upcoming release of his third LP "Jackals of the East Side," Benoit has broadened his scope beyond the folk-electronic confessional stylings of previous releases.

Though the majority of the album takes place in NYC, it is about more than a single city. It’s a testament to those marginalized communities working together to bring down those in power around the world.

"Jackals" is Benoit’s most significant step yet in a career defined by idiosyncratic, avant-garde, and depressing yet hopeful experimental music. Though it retains the electronic edge of earlier releases, it also uses traditional rock instrumentation to tell the story of America from the perspective of a kid just trying to figure out how to be good to people and make the world a better place.

YOLANDA WATSON
Yolanda is a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, NY, and that's all she gave me (Eric) to write about her. She's fucking good though for real don't miss her ;)

CAT FUGUE:
somewhere between a thousand short circuits and the void

VISUALS:

BILL SCHAEFER
Bill Schaefer has no idea what he's doing. As a conceptual artist, he's only tied down to ideas, not mediums. Known for his magazine "TEXTURES", his internet performance art, visual art, and textiles, this is his first time sharing his video/visual art, mix of internet video bricolage and analog visuals. You can check out more of his work at http://wts.fyi or @wtsfyi.

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Déjà vu? 03
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Déjà vu? 03

Déjà vu? is a experiential event series with ambient music and multi-film screenings. You can lie down on the bed, and enjoy sounds and film. Let's chill out!

suggested donation: $10

-Ambient music

●Mo Kubbara and Ziad Abdel-Al 9pm~
Mohamed Kubbara is a composer, musician and researcher based in New York City. During his bachelors in sound engineering and music production at Birmingham City University in the UK, he became heavily involved with the free improvisation and experimental music scene. Currently pursuing a masters in music technology at New York University, Kubbara has studied with Joel Chadabe, Esther Lamneck, Dafna Naphtali and Tae Hong Park among others and performed works by composers such as Eric Lyon, Douglas Geers, Judith Shatin & Jorge Sosa as the percussionist for the NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble. In the spring of 2016, Kubbara founded the NYU Computer Music Group; a collective of performers, composers, engineers and other creative practitioners that focus on the use of technology for music creation. As the collective's composer-in-residence, as well as principal percussionist, Kubbara came to specialize in composing open-form works for indeterminate instrumentation and improvised contents as well as their recording, mixing and production. His research currently focuses on developing interactive music systems for large ensemble free improvisation.


●natalie braginsky 10pm~
codes poetry, draws music, writes art and improvises computer programs. she lives in brooklyn.
https://natalie.computer/
https://soundcloud.com/nataliebraginsky
bandcamp: natalie.bandcamp.com

●Ecstasy Police 11pm~
Ecstasy Police is the name of a recording and performance project active in some way, shape, or form since 2015. Usually an outlet, the project spans aesthetics related to current communication standards and platforms. His performances involve instrumentation and stream-of-consciousness thought processes. Recently he has been sourcing material from publicly available libraries.
https://ecstasypolice.bandcamp.com/
http://ecstasypolice.xyz/

●Filipe Oropeza 12pm~
A spirit from Chicago. Collector of sounds. Debut solo ambient performance
https://felipeoropeza.bandcamp.com/


-Video

●JEREMY D. SLATER is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the areas of sound, video, computer art, performance, and installation. Born in Reading, England and a graduate of both SUNY College at Buffalo and School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Computer Art. Performances include sound and live performed video that is ambient and sometimes interactive/reactive. Video work includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. He is currently curator of "sonic front", a series exploring electroacoustic improvisation, electronic music, and sound art. He's curated numerous performance events and gallery shows in New York including “A Sound Show” at Front Room Gallery, the sound/video performance series “kere.u” and “FLOW”, “Sun Khronos” at Millennium Film Workshop, and “Video as an Instrument” at The Tank and Supreme Trading Gallery. Jeremy Slater was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has attended the Experimental Television Residency, was guest musician at Watermill Center and HERE with Cave/Leimay, and was artist in residence at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea. He has exhibited and performed in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, South Korea, and Japan. http://www.jeremyslater.net

http://jeremyslater.net/live-video/

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micro micro
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

micro micro

”micro micro”

AZUMI OE / TANIA CAROLINE CHEN /
MAKI SHINAGAWA/ JESSE PERLSTEIN

We will be exploring all things MICRO.
micro sounds, micro universes, micro movements...a meditation on listening, bringing the overlooked into focus

suggested donation $10
Open 8pm~

●AZUMI OE
azumi O E was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. She is a former principal dancer of New York-based Butoh company Vangeline Theatre performed over 8 years. She joined as an assistant choreographer/main dancer for Butoh Master Katsura Kan�’s several world tours. Her own solo work was presented in New York, Boulder, Beijing, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Helsinki, San Miguel de Allende, Puebla, Stuttgart, and Kyoto. Expansion of her 10 year Butoh career, she works as a dancer/choreographer for Video Sculpture artist Katja Loher, visual/performance artist Ayakamay, on going collaborative work for MARCK his video art and live performances, duo project with Bassist Sean Ali, Trio with Composer Takuya Nakamura+3D mapped Stage visualist Marton Gabor. azumi is constantly at work on wide range interactive/experimental tech, surround sound, stage-visual projects, film, video-art. Yet she keeps her own solo projects consistently growing as well.
http://azumioe.com

●TANIA CAROLINE CHEN
Tania Caroline Chen is a pianist, sound artist and free improviser, performing solo and collaboratively on the piano, digital and vintage electronics, and found objects. She has recorded and performed regularly with Stewart Lee, Steve Beresford, Henry Kaiser, William Winant, Wadada Leo Smith, Thurston Moore, David Toop, Jon Raskin, Jon Leidecker and with Bryan Day and Ben Salomon in the band Bad Jazz. In the electronics band Tender Buttons she improvises with the electronic and acoustic musicians Gino Robair and Tom Djll.

Tania Caroline Chen draws her inspiration from the New York, British and European schools of 20th century experimental composition. She has performed and recorded the works of John Cage (Indeterminacy, Electronic Music for Piano, Music.of Changes I-IV), Morton Feldman (Palais de Mari, For Bunita Marcus, Triadic Memories), Earle Brown (Folio), and Cornelius Cardew (Piano Sonatas 1, 2 and 3; Octet 64), as well as compositions by Andrew Poppy, Michael Parsons, Luc Ferrari, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Eric Satie and Alexander Scriabin.

Alongside, Tania creates her own sound compositions whose material include piano, voice, electronics and video. Her commissions include Strands, Themes for a Story and Icons of Elegance, which have been performed and broadcast on the radio by instrumental soloists and ensembles in London, the USA and Asia.

https://taniachen.com

https://soundcloud.com/taniacarolinechen?fbclid=IwAR1W0JKxbQyH-PSAyEMo3SAPsmhzDHE8YwuuKHHT4ZneVc7ErO3pNrQvnlQ

●MAKI SHINAGAWA
Maki Shinagawa started her ballet training under Aiko Ohtaki at the Ballet Arts of Carnegie Hall in Japan, and has performed in Japan and throughout the US. Since arriving in NYC in 2004, she has been a member/ assistant of Nina Buisson Contemporary Move, H.T. Chen & Dancers and principal dancer and soloist with the Vangeline Theater. Maki has been featured in Award winning short film “Scriptura Vitae” directed by Artist/Filmmaker Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic commissioned by Channel 4 the UK.

●JESSE PERLSTEIN
Jesse Perlstein is a musician/sound artist from New York, focusing mostly on sound design concerning field recording, vocal harmonizations and digital manipulations. His main attention is to memory and how it is the confluence of reality and fantasy. You can hear most of his work as a member of Sontag Shogun.

https://www.jesseperlstein.com
https://soundcloud.com/jesseperlstein

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Three solos and one duo
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Three solos and one duo

Elliott Sharp, bass clarinet w/live processing
David Linton, bicamRL AV
Andrew Neumann, electronics/video projections
Hans Tammen and Dafna Naphtali, "Mechanique(s)"

●Elliott Sharp is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who leads the projects Orchestra Carbon, SysOrk, Tectonics and Terraplane. His innovations have encompassed fractal geometry, chaos theory, algorithms, genetic metaphors, and new strategies for graphic notation to yield work that catalyzes a synesthetic approach to musicmaking as well as functioning as retinal art. In 2015, Sharp was awarded the Berlin Prize and the Jahrespreis from der Deutscher Schallplatten Kritiks. In 2014 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fellowship from the Center for Transformative Media. He has been featured in the Darmstadt and Huddersfield festivals, New Music Stockholm, Au Printemps-Paris, Hessischer Rundfunk Klangbiennale, and the Venice Biennale. He is the subject of the documentary Doing The Don't and has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Installations include Chorale, Foliage, Fluvial, Chromatine, and Tag.
Sharp's composition Storm of the Eye, composed for violinist Hilary Hahn, appeared on her Grammy-winning album In 27 Pieces. His opera Filiseti Mekidesi premiered at the Ruhr Triennale in 2018 and his Walter Benjamin opera Port Bou premiered in NYC in 2014. Sharp's collaborators have included Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Ensemble Modern; Debbie Harry; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; jazz greats Jack Dejohnette and Sonny Sharrock; media artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jahjouka.

http://www.elliottsharp.com

https://www.instagram.com/elliott_sharp/

https://twitter.com/_ElliottSharp_

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/irrational-music

●David Linton is temporal artist working with physical vibration by way of sound, light, body, voice, word, camera, electronic signal flow, and recorded media - for both performance and installation in situated contexts. Initially a drummer David is a survivor of the downtown New York Noise movement of the early 1980's. Using predominantly 20th century tools he has been presenting integrated sound and live signal video performances under the moniker bicamRL AV (audio visual) since the dawn of the 21st century. Most recently he's absorbed paper, ink, & pigment along with found and stressed physical media into his long standing essentially musical practice.
https://linton50.wixsite.com/linton-projects

●Andrew Neumann is an interdisciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including electronic music, sculpture, film and video installation. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a LEF Foundation grant among other awards. He has performed at Experimental Intermedia, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Spectrum, SUMP, Muchmores, and other New York venues. He has had solo shows at bitforms Gallery, The Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Boston Cyberarts Festival. His music is available on Sublingual Records. His videos have been shown on PBS, The Worldwide Video Festival, Artist Space, He has had residencies at STEIM, MacDowell , YADDO, Djerassi, The Ucross Foundation and the Experimental Television Center.

https://vimeo.com/303959222

https://vimeo.com/304494963

https://vimeo.com/282747334

https://soundcloud.com/andrew-neumann

●DAFNA NAPHTALI & HANS TAMMEN

Dafna Naphtali - electronics, voice http://dafna.info
Hans Tammen - buchla https://tammen.org

In their active collaboration since 1998, the duo of Dafna Naphtali and Hans Tammen probes and playfully undermines the overlap of various elements of their technical and aesthetic practices. With Naphtali's interactive processed sound/noise system and 4-octave vocal range, and Tammen's mechanical and energetic manipulations of his analog synthesizer, the duo sets out on a crazed collision course of the acoustic and the electronic – all along the route paying homage (in a twirl of the radio dial) to music concrete, free jazz and European improvised music, as well as the contemporary classical and all manner of non-Western musics. 

Latest Release: https://tammen.org/Mechanique-s-Fenestrae

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NOT AN Addict presents An Evening with M. Woods
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

NOT AN Addict presents An Evening with M. Woods

Not an Addict is an ongoing series of events examining experimental as it pertains to the thematics of the addiction curated by Devon Narine-Singh, filmmaker and artist in recovery. Tonight's evening welcomes filmmaker M.Woods on his US tour to present several works and share his process of how's experience with addiction has shaped him and his work.

M. Woods is a American-Latinx media terrorist working in avant-garde film, video art, photography, collage, sound design, and performance. Woods' work chronicles the spread of the Numb Spiral, the results of a digital sickness that manifests itself in the codification and symbolic negation of being. His work is a fashioned attack against the institutional structures of white supremacy and the alpha male fantasy. The Numb Spiral is the point at which consciousness negates being, and a cruel illusion maintains control of the flailing senses. What begins as apathy, surreptitiously devolves into solipsism and nihilism, until the infected succumbs to the perception of total illusion. The Digital Sickness is the evil at the heart of mediated representation, and in tandem with spectacle and the negation of the simulacra, the Digital Sickness marches onwards towards the eradication of the real and the propagation of its double.

Represented by LACDA Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles

Board Member at The Vast Lab, Los Angeles

Distributed by Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris.

suggested donation: $15


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Reakt(ive)
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Reakt(ive)

( )
INFINITE KITTEN + RGB VALUES
DYLAN A. MARCHESCHI
GEOFF MATTERS

Reakt(ive)
SATURDAY, 7.27 7:30pm

suggested donation$10

( ), JEREMY D SLATER is an intermedia artist and performer creating compositions consisting of environmental sound, ambient noise, sequencing, drones, guitar, and ambient/reactive video. ( ) creates single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. ( ) is a member of Plan 23, Principle String Quartet, ROTC (Rubaiyats of the Cicadas), Frogwell, and tū. ( ) has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, South Korea, and Japan.
http://www.parenthesismusic.com
http://jeremyslater.net
https://liveperformersmeeting.net/editions/2019-rome/program/detail/instrument/

INFINITE KITTEN + RGB Values are a Brooklyn based AV duo specializing in a variety of different musical styles and visuals to match. The musical styles of INFINITE KITTEN range from. Dancefloor friendly techno-breaks and IDM to formless atmospheric noize and ambience.

Their real names are Nate Tronick and Julia Gordon. This couple has also performed in the past as Erotic Body Station, an electronic music duo that formed out of the NYC based Electronic Music collective known as WARPER PARTY.

They perform as a duo, but also as solo artists as well as a VJ duo known as RGB Values + n8tronick.
NateTronick is the founder of NY ELECTRONIC UNDERGROUND an ongoing series of parties that bring NYC events based on Live Electronic Music performance in a party atmosphere. They have an ongoing performance relationship with The WARPER PARTY as well as performing at other venues and events such as Disorient’s Country Club and the deeply secret Summer Camp.

https://www.mixcloud.com/infinitekitten/infinite-kitten-live-at-cadence-23/
https://www.facebook.com/RGBvalues/videos/2299902120286059?s=500366297&v=e&sfns=mo
https://www.facebook.com/RGBvalues/videos/259351784864455?s=500366297&v=e&sfns=mo
https://soundcloud.com/erotic-body-station/sex-wars

DYLAN A. MARCHESCHI is a New York based multi-disciplinary artist working across a range of audio-visual arts, most prominently film, sound art, animation, generative video, and psychoacoustics. His work has appeared in a variety of major print and broadcast mediums. He is a Brooklyn Arts Council 2019 grant recipient.
www.videodrone.cc

GEOFF MATTERS works with sound and light. You may have run into him shredding with his electronic punk band, projecting decorations around galleries and parties, experimenting his way through a dance performance soundtrack, or plugging you in at your local jam session.
http://bk404.com

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Steve Dalachinsky &amp; Loren Connors + Skydiver w Bradley Eros
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Steve Dalachinsky & Loren Connors + Skydiver w Bradley Eros

• Skydiver with Bradley Eros
• Steve Dalachinsky and Loren Connors

Doors at 7:30
Music starts at 8pm
Avant garde poet Steve Dalachinsky is renowned for his creative readings with musicians. He has received the Kafka Award, a Chevalier D’ le Ordre des Artes et Lettres, and the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His regular column “outtakes” appears in the Brooklyn Rail.

Visionary guitarist Loren Connors has improvised and composed electric guitar music for over four decades and has been a profound influence on others. His pioneering music embraces the aesthetics of blues, Irish airs, blues-based rock and other genres while letting go of rigid forms.

Skydiver is the duo of Masami Tomihisa (Japan) & Robert Mayson (Australia). They produce impressionistic instrumental works with a nod to minimalist composition and textural improvisation.

Bradley Eros is an artist, experimental filmmaker, mediamystic, maverick curator, sound collagist, poet, nomadic teacher and investigator who has created dozens of ‘zines, artist’s books, soundtracks, and film performances in the unfixed universe of ephemeral cinema.

Synesthesia is an art gallery/event space founded in 2018 and located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It presents emerging to mid-career visual artists, experimental music, film, and cultural workshops.

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Deranged Presents (2): The light of the dialogue, Rrose Present
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Deranged Presents (2): The light of the dialogue, Rrose Present

deranged presents (2): The light of the dialogue, Rrose Present

Rrose Present is a Artist of Experimental Moving Images from Barcelona, formed in Philosophy, Fine Art and Audiovisual studies. She writes with light her "Visual Thought Notes" in which she investigates different areas of the image in its formal and dialogical relationship.

As the brain processes memories with images, Rrose processes with these her personal world, she digests (with images) the images that she receive from the neural network of the global brain and dialogue with the light of other authors:

Personal works, dialogue of light with herself
Political works, dialogues with the light of the world
Dialogues with other authors (Dan Barnett)

La luz del dialogo, Rrose Present

Rrose Present es una Artista visual de Barcelona, formada en Filosofía, Arte, audiovisuales...
Escribe con luz sus “apuntes de pensamiento visual” en los que investiga distintos ámbitos de la imagen en su relación formal y dialógica.
Tal y como el cerebro procesa su memoria con imágenes, Rrose procesa con estas su mundo más personal, digiere (con imágenes) las imágenes que recibe de la red neuronal del cerebro global y dialoga con la luz de otros autores.

En esta sesión presentamos estas lineas principales de su trabajo.
Trabajos personales, diálogos de luz con su mundo personal
Trabajos políticos, diálogos con la luz del mundo
Dialogos con otros autores (Dan Barnett)

Personal work:
(4'48")Tempesta a les Fonts d'una memòria, 2015
(15'56") Blood Roots, 2019
(7'7") TEXTures d'un camí, 2016
(3'16") TRIPTIC, Exit to, 2015
(4'3") Buscando la Luz / caminos de luz, 2018
(2'45") RESET ME, 2017

Political work:
(3'18") ILLEGAL Contemplation, 2017
(2'25") Additive Emotions, 2017
(3'12") ODE Europe, 2014
(2'52") Todo es de color, 2015
(4'39") Codes of... senses II, 2014
(3'30") Origen del mundo

Dialogue filmed:
4' 35" Horizon of Meaning

"Rose's films are precisely honest. Their power derives from the juxtaposition of crisply evocative rhythms and imagery that is both personal and deep. The overall form of many of them is to begin the entertainment of thinking in one direction and then shift direction to carve a precise shape in thought. The levels of introspection this creates are like the stages in discourse.The complexity of the relationship between the direction of thought and the rhythms that propel it are wonderful." -Daniel Barnett

Introduction by Filmmaker and Curator Lili White

Doors 8pm. Films start at 8:30~
suggested donation: $10

questions/concerns/comments: derangedpresents@gmail.com


Rrose Present: Thanks to Lumia, Dan Barnett, Lili White and Oriol Sanchez
and some that I do not remember but they are ...

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LIVE Figure Drawing!
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

LIVE Figure Drawing!

We are hosting a Live Figure Drawing session featuring professional dancer Courtney Ellis as our live model ♥
Courtney will have some fun dance costumes and props such as her infamous fans.

Bring your own drawing supplies:
drawing board, paper, mixed media, etc
Artist and teacher Michelle Wen will be offering assistance if you need tips for drawing.

RSVP: synesthesia47@gmail.com

4:30pm-Open

5:00-5:15pm- 1 to 2min poses

5:15-5:30pm- 5 min poses
10 min break for model

5:40-6:20pm- 10 min poses
10 min break

6:30-7:10pm- 20 min poses
10 minute break for model

7:20- 8pm- final pose, 40 minutes


suggested donation10$ per person

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Déjà vu? 02
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Déjà vu? 02

Déjà vu? is a experiential event series with ambient music and multi-film screenings. You can lie down on the bed, and enjoy sounds and film. Let's chill out!

suggested donation: $10

-Ambient music

●Patricio Jijón
Ecuadorian born and Brooklyn based artist Patricio Jijón is a painter, photographer, video artist and musician.
In Ecuador he founded the experimental band Dentro de Helena, Trovador Depresivo, Feeltronic and Miss Celio. He also performed with Mesias Maiguascha.
In Chile he performed and recorded with Raza and Dion4. In New York Jijon founded The Divorce, Karga, and 776 Experimental Sound Nights. Patricio has also been part of group shows at the United Nations, the Venezuelan Consulate (NYC), 3rd Ward, Artists Wanted, William Bennett Gallery, the Queens Museum and Webster Hall.
○Web
https://patriciojijon.com/bio.html


●Mack Aroni
Mack Aroni isn’t one of you. Geared with huge beats, synth, guitar and raw honesty, she is here to show that life isn’t what it seems.
○Web
https://mackaroni.bandcamp.com/releases
○Instagram
@itsmackaroni


●Theo Woodward
Theo Woodward is a composer, vocalist, and visual artist. His compositions combine elements of drone, minimalism, musique concrete, and traditional North Indian Raga singing. He studies vocal with Noe Dinnerstein who was taught by Pandit Pran Nath and worked with La Monte Young. Theo's work attempts to draw the listener into a meditative atmosphere and reveal ornate mosaics of sound. Over years of experimenting with electro-acoustic improvisation techniques, Max/MSP, and Ableton live sequencing, Theo has developed his methods of electronic performance. He prepares sets of loops, samples, and instruments to be mixed and manipulated live to make each performance of a piece different. Theo draws influence from styles of music all across the world like from studies in Gamelan music as well as from playing West African music in the NYU African Percussion ensemble. He is an active performer and improviser and has worked musicians like with William Hooker and Hans Tammen, as well as playing drums and touring in the band Florry. Theo has also studied composition with Joan La Barbara and he studied music technology at NYU. Theo is also a video artist who uses 3D models and animation techniques to create surreal worlds of cloth, liquid, and warped figures.
○Web
https://soundstheomakes.bandcamp.com

●Damien Olsen
As a musician he works in a wide range of electronic music genres, from Avant Jazz to Dance and Lounge music he has performed in most venues of The City of Florianapolis and Bahia ( Brazil ) and Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and recorded and produced a significant discography that involves more than 20 tittles. since the early 70s Piano and Guitar are his main instruments and by the middle 90s he started playing bass guitar and electronic instruments ( various synthesizers, samplers, loopers and computers )
○Discography
http://damienolsen.bandcamp.com/
○Video works can be seen at
https://vimeo.com/damienolsen



-Film

●Bradley Eros
Bradley is an artist working in myriad media: experimental film & video, collage, photography, performance, sound, text, contracted and expanded cinema & installation. Also a maverick curator, composer, designer & investigator. Concepts include: ephemeral cinema, mediamystics, subterranean science, erotic psyche, cinema povera, poetic accidents, musique plastique, Optipus, Owl of Minerva, MetaBody, vampirates, catalysts, eau de cinema, black hole cinema & narcolepsy cinema.
Worked for many years with the Filmmakers’ Cooperative, Anthology Film Archives, and Robert Beck Mercurial Cinema. Represented by Microscope Gallery. Born in Nocturnal, Illinois in 1952, moved to New York in 1980 at age 27, and became Eros. Lives in Queens. Prefers the night.
○Web
film-makerscoop.com/filmmakers/bradley-eros

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Deranged Presents (1): Dan Barnett/Saul Levine
Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Deranged Presents (1): Dan Barnett/Saul Levine

deranged presents (1)

Raps & Chants 1 with John Broderick - Saul Levine
Science Without Substance - Dan Barnett (U.S. Premier)

Doors Open at 8pm
Films Start at 830pm Sharp!

in lieu of admission written responses to the films will be collected post screening

questions/concerns/comments: derangedpresents@gmail.com


Notes for SWOS NYC screen

Science Without Substance may be one film in a series of experiments in the construction of a specific kind of musical/linguistic form. At first it was a trilogy, then it became a tetrology then a pentology; and it may well go further. Or, for that matter, it may well wind up being only one film.
Or none.

As of the moment the Films in Progress are titled:
Prelude: The Morass
Science Without Substance
Substance Without Science
Either or Neither Part 1 (Either)
Either or Neither Part 2( Neither)

So this screening, while it is a U.S. Premier (as these things get touted) it will probably never be repeated. At least in this form. Rather than thinking of this as a work-of-art-to-be it would be much more appropriate to think of this as the first (US) iteration in a series of ever morphing language experiments, that will hopefully spawn intermodal dialogues (as with rRose’s film “Horizons of Meaning”).

As of the moment all five films are in various stages of completion, the work for this evening is the most “finished” but since my goal is to achieve the kind of balance that I think of as “omnivalent” I intend to attempt polishing this potentially 7 or 8 hour long, 5 piece work, into one single form, containing however many statements that survive the process. Therefore I have to think that the shape that this evening’s film is in will have to change, subtly or dramatically, for all the films to fit solidly and precisely into one form.

The project began in the 1980’s as an idea about an impossible communications situation: A Wind of cognitive dissonance has arisen and blows the meaning right out of spoken words, forcing our hapless band of the lost to revert to blink speech, along with scavenged written records of the past. The implications of this state turn out to be grand. Or maybe not…you judge.

In its original form the project won a National Endowment for the Arts grant under the working title: The Marijuana Wind. But I quickly realized that the project was far over my head technically. (So I used the grant money to finish another film (The Chinese Typewriter).

It is a difficult work, both perceptually and conceptually, as all of my more advanced films have been. But of all venues, I have hopes that the staunch and avid viewers of Brooklyn will be up to the task…and will be vocal in their reactions.

So perceptive or ignorant, positive or negative, all feedback is welcome.


A note on this version of the film:


Since I have known from the start that this would doubtless be a many years long project, I put together this cut for a few friends just to get reactions and so I spent very little time on the tail credits - - problematic to say the least since I had forgotten the identities of many of the contributors, especially sound. However this leaves one huge gap, and really does nothing to explain any of the various stimuli for the work.

There was the early idea, born in the 1980’s when Wrick Wolff recorded Alan Bern playing my re-composition of a Mozart Piano Sonata, and I filmed the early scenes of Rosemary Charlesworth flying and Levine and Broderick horsing around.

The second stimulus came many years later when Wrick Wolff sent me a disc of his new sound piece “Dichtung und Wahrheit”. It’s structure was so simultaneously tight as a drum and loose as a goose that I felt another kind of wind, a wind of conceptual refreshment. I then began to listen with ever more attention to other of his sound pieces - Krem de la Kramer, Capish, and others.

At that point I had pretty much given up filmmaking because I hated the editing software available at the time and I was deep into exploring verbal descriptions of the potential of cinema. When a friend insisted I try Apple’s new FInal Cut (FCPX) I was instantly excited by the potential. At the same time I moved and built a much enlarged studio and with it the ability to digitize this old footage. And I begin to play.

But in all of this what seems to get lost is my debt to Wrick not only for his ideas but also allowing me to add yet more chaos to his, by cannibalizing, murdering really, his work. He is yet an even more shadowy figure on the a-g film scene, and as the composer for the late Phil Solomon’s American Falls, somehow slipped beneath the radar again.

I don’t think Wrick is as comfortable beneath the radar as I am, so I truly want his star to shine as you listen to this film.

Many Thanks
Dan Barnett




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NY DigiAna Group Art Fair [I'm not a robot]
Jun
28
to Jun 29

NY DigiAna Group Art Fair [I'm not a robot]

On June 28–June 29, the DigiAna Group will be hosting a 2-day art fair, I am Not a Robot, at Synesthesia Art Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The fair will feature 10 artists and performers showing a range of works on the concept of digital versus analog realities.
DigiAna Group is a collective of New York based artists from around the world, working with multi-sensory digital and analog media. The artists’ works are focused on augmented reality and the cultural intersections between human felt experience and a virtually-impelled world. Through group performance and gallery shows, DigiAna Group creates a meeting place for viewers to enjoy and discuss these ideas.

suggested donation: $10 (Include 2days Performance show)

Artists:
Wei Taosy
Seungjin Lee
Blake Andrews
Do Zhang
Faye Cosmo
Jing Lin
Kiyo Igarashi
Lan Xu
Nicole Salamone
Richard lll Ford
Roman Kalinovski
Te-Sian Lera Shin
Toru Izumida
Yihan Chen
Anton Marek

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