A mammoth thanks goes out to all those who braved the dreary weather on Friday, Dec 6 and came out to The Firehouse Space to see Lisa “Kills 2 Kisses” Dowling and myself play some tunes. Twas wonderful to share music with so many smiling friends.
The above is a little snippet from my set. “Halos” is a piece for flute, beatboxing and live electronic processing. I wrote it whilst thinking about the way sunlight plays on icicles, shifting and catching glimpses of spectra as the sun peaks up at dawn.
Come get some much needed love and kisses from 2 Aussie exports! Original music + fluteboxing/bass looper madness mashup of TLC/50 cent!
If you have been good girls and boys Australian Santa may just show up with some ginger/chocolate cookies! More info on facebook.
Music starts at 8PM
$10 at the door.
Beer/wine for purchase.
Slim Pickings – Shaun Barlow
Halos – Shaun Barlow
Caravan – Duke Ellington arr. Shaun Barlow
Three Beats for Beatbox Flute – Greg Pattillo
Clock Canon – Greg Shapley
Zoom Tube – Ian Clarke
TLC/Nelly mashup – “No cents” – Arr. Shaun Barlow + Lisa Dowling
Kills 2 Kisses will perform her set of all original tunes for Bass, effects and loopers + @Robert Honstein’s beautiful work for Bass + Tape, “Alone Together”
Praised as “Bjork-like” by the New York Times, Kills 2 Kisses (Lisa Dowling) explores the relationship between 4 low strings, electro-acoustic story telling, DJ culture and electronics. Armed with an upright bass, her classically trained voice, loopers, synthesizer and a voice effects box, Kills 2 Kisses evokes a cinematic language that is unlike no other. Equally at home shredding her bass with classically inspired riffs, layering hiphop bass lines over a produced track or telling quirky, pop-inspired stories with her “delicate and pure” (Woodstock Times) voice, Kills 2 Kisses takes you on a intimate journey that will leave you with your lips all wet, warm and fuzzy.
Yucef Merhi is a Venezuelan-born digital art pioneer, hacker and poet. He hacked into late President Hugo Chavez’s email account for six years before turning it into a large-scale artwork, as well as obtaining (and using) the credit card of Damien Hirst. For the salon he will premiere ‘Reactive Poetry” where he will partner with a machine to create a new form of performative poetry. Merhi will then use a hacked Atari console to translate the verse back into 8-bit sounds and visuals.
Alon Ilsar is an Australian instrument designer, experimental percussionist and composer. He merges electronic percussion with percussive gestures for innovative live performances. For the salon, he will reveal his current invention – the AirSticks – a new interface for electronic percussionists to trigger sound simply through gestures in air.
* LIVE PERFORMANCE: The salon will be followed by a special one-off electronic performance compromised of musicians from across the world: Alon Ilsar on AirSticks, Kyle Sanna on guitar, Christian Coleman on drums and Peter Hollo on cello with visuals by Yucef Merhi.
Monday Thursday November 21st, 2013
VENUE The Red Door
140 West 24th Street
New York, NY (Chelsea)
7:00PM – Doors Open/Bar/Networking
8:00PM – Hyphen Hub salon: Alon Ilsar and Yucef Merhi
9:00PM – Live electro-acoustic band.
Tis with great excitement that I welcome Asia-based, superstar percussionist Andrew Chan to NYC this week to debut our collaboration of music for flute and percussion – Duo Cacophonica. We’ve been working together-but-in-different-places (namely, the US, Australia, China) this year to create a rocking, winding and rolling journey through Persia, Bali, the blues, beatboxing and wild 20th century rep. We’re playing two concerts during the first week of November in NYC – details below!
Tuesday, Nov 5th, 2013. 8pm – 10pm.
At a secret location in Washington Heights, NYC (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for address).
$10 suggested donation. Facebook event here
Thursday, Nov 7th. 2013. 9pm – 10pm.
At Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St, SoHo, NYC. Facebook event here
David Lang – lend/lease
Peter Klatzow – Figures in a Landscape
Gareth Farr – Kembang Suling
Reza Vali – Persian Folk Songs, Set No. 9 (selections)
Ian Clarke – Zoom Tube
Duke Ellington arr. Barlow – Caravan for beatbox flute
Roderick de Man – Case History
Steven Mackey – Beast
Head on down to Tromba on Thursday this week (Dec 6) for a nifty little set from MelBA. Sizzling grooves on yo Momma’s jazz standard.
Where? This slinky new Italian restaurant and bar downtown called Tromba (www.trombanyc.com) @ 121 Ludlow St in SoHo. Near Delancey/Essex St on the F, J, M, Z trains. When? 8:30 – 10:30pm Who? Aristea Mellos – vocals/spoons Shaun Barlow – flute/beatbox Anthony Albrecht – cello/raucous beard
I’m so thrilled to announce the launch of the New York-based ExhAUST New Music Collective’s 2012-13 season. It kicks off with a little fundraising (here: www.pozible.com/exhaust) and a great, great concert on November 10, 8PM at Spectrum (121 Ludlow St, New York).
The money raised during the Pozible fundraising campaign will go a long way to helping ExhAUST continue its magnificent brief of bringing the music of young Australians to the Big Apple. So please head on over and drop some change in the tin.
Stay tuned for a few gigs during the next little while in NYC. Happy delights are cooking. And many thanks to those who made it down to the Boffo Show House (http://boffo-ny.org/) the other day. What a rad place to play! Be sure to go down and check out the wild art while it lasts!