Simon Scott, LEYA, White Boy Scream, Cruel Diagonals, Patrick Shiroishi
A SERIES HIGHLIGHTING ECCENTRIC PERFORMANCE ARTISTS IN THE CITY OF DEMONS
VIOLIN, HARP, SAXOPHONE, VOICE, MODULAR
$7 PRE-SALE // $10 AT DOOR
ACT I: ROOF, 8PM
>>> Cruel Diagonals <<<
Cruel Diagonals is an outlet for destructive sample processing, vocal exploration, and a palette for inter-media contemplations and applications. Influenced by early experimental filmmakers such as Maya Deren and Kenneth Anger, Cruel Diagonals has been described in cinematic terms, evoking moods and montages of an eerie, surrealist timbre. Warped field recordings and layered vocals incite a beckoning to a phantasmagorical, metallic-tinged state of existence.
~~~ Patrick Shiroishi ~~~
Patrick Shiroishi is a Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist & composer based in Los Angeles.
ACT II: CAVE, 9 PM
$$$ LEYA (NYC) $$$
LEYA aims to deconstruct the traditional connotations of the harp and violin by luxuriating in the deviant juxtaposition of ugliness vs. beauty. These two stringed instruments are most commonly associated with classical beauty, but by altering their sound through unorthodox tunings, extended techniques, amplification, and effects, Donovan and Markiewicz are able to mine the depths of their darker, more unsettling capacities.
+++ White Boy Scream +++
Micaela Tobin is a soprano, sound artist, and teacher based in Los Angeles, CA who specializes in experimental voice and contemporary opera, composing under the moniker "White Boy Scream." Within this project Micaela dissects her operatic and extended vocal techniques through the use of electronics as a means of reclaiming the “diva." She has performed extensively throughout the western United States, most notably as a guest with hip-hop experimentalists clipping. during their 2017 tour in support of The Flaming Lips. Micaela’s most recent full length release, “Remains” (Crystalline Morphologies) was listed as one of the top 10 Noise/Industrial Albums of 2018 by The Wire Magazine.
ACT III: WOMB, 10:30PM
*** Simon Scott (Slowdive(band)) with Zachary Paul ***
Simon Scott is a sound ecologist and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge, England. His work explores the creative process of actively listening, the implications of recording the natural world using technology and the manipulation of natural sounds used for musical composition. He plays the drums in Slowdive and has recently collaborated with artists James Blackshaw, Spire, Taylor Deupree (Between), Isan + many more.
÷÷÷ Nathaniel Eras (DJ) ÷÷÷
Skirting the fringes of many celebrated music scenes in Los Angeles, electronic composer Nathaniel Eras links Eastern rhythmic and tonal ideas with dark dizzying beats, and an impeccable indie sensibility. These bottom-heavy modern club structures are balanced melodically and manifest in contrast to Eras' affection for exploring off-the-grid tones and droning soundscapes. The resulting mixture is an intoxicating work of unique electronic pop culled from synergic experiments that give voice to Eras' shadowy productions.
∆∆∆ Maral (DJ) ∆∆∆