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Friendly Integration, Electronic Creatives and Droid Behavior present:
WHAM BAM THANK YOU AFTERHOURS
:: future music and technology showcase ::
Friday, January 15 2010
8:00pm - 4:00am | $10 - $20 | 21+
Downtown Independent Theater
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
John Tejada, Richard Devine, Deru, Laura Escudé, Scott Pagano, CPU, DJ Kero, Acid Circus, Derek Michael, Baseck, Eezir, DJ Modesty, Trifonic, DJ G Ov, Moldover, Henry Strange, Peter Kirn
CPU, VJ Fader, Jay Smith, Peter Nyboer
:: INCLUDED IN THE NIGHT ::
Special music technology discussion and panel with Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY:
Create Digital Music
Fixed Noise, Livid Instruments, Native Instruments
ROOM 1: ELECTRO : EXPERIMENTAL : TECHNO
:: Hosted by Baseck - Darkmatter : Sonic Death Rabbit // LA ::
John Tejada (Live PA) - Palette : Pokerflat // LA:
Normally associated with his peers in Techno from Detroit, Europe and elsewhere in the US and the world, John Tejada has embraced electronic music as a personal frontier, expanding on his formidable resume as a Techno recording artist — as producer and remixer, DJ, and label owner. With dozens of singles, remixes, some film and TV work and contributions to sample CDs to his credit, this recent expansion has born a slew of tracks deeply informed by his uncompromised aesthetic. His musically formative years were steeped in Classical music, growing up in family of performing artists--his mother a soprano singer and his father a conductor — which then widened to include hip hop, DJing and finally, electronic music. Known for crafting a brand of subtle, musical techno on labels such as , Plug Research, Seventh City, Pokerflat, and Tejada's own imprint Palette, his recorded output ranges across tempo and genre lines, from chilled out affairs with spacious arrangements to pulsating, densely layered, deeply energetic dance tracks that work magnificently in the hands of DJs as well as on the home stereo. For this event
John will showcase his unique live show using the Monome, MAx Msp and other pieces of highly stylized kit.
Richard Devine (Live PA) - Warp : Schematic // ATL:
Richard Devine is one of the most talented (if not prolific) of the producers organized around the Miami neo-electro haven of Schematic Records. Based in Atlanta, Devine's productions have the rigid breakbeat swing of prime electro recordings, but also a high degree of DSP (digital signal processing) magic in keeping with Schematic's acknowledged heroes, Autechre. After EPs for a sublabel of Woody McBride's Drop Bass Network and the Devine EP on Schematic, the producer began getting a reputation in advanced electronics circles with remixes (of material by Aphex Twin, Chris Deluca, Slicker, and Schematic's own Phoenecia) as well as compilation appearances (Ischemic Folks and Lily of the Valley, both on Schematic). Turned on to Devine's work by praise from Autechre and his remix of Aphex Twin's "Come to Daddy," Britain's Warp Records hired him in 2000 to record a full-length. The results, Lipswitch, were jointly released one year later by Schematic and War
Deru (Live PA) - Merk : Ghostly // LA:
Deru is Benjamin Wynn, an electronic music producer from Los Angeles. His music is best described as an amalgamation of hip-hop, electronica and IDM. Deru started producing music in high school and later obtained a degree is music technology from CalArts. He now resides in LA where he composes music for televison, film, dance and performance art. Ben is a co-owner of a music and sound company called "The Track Team". Their work on "Avatar: The Last Airbender", earned an MPSE Golden Reel award nomination for best sound design in 2009. Ben collaborated on a dance score for the Paris Opera Ballet with classical composer Joby Talbot in 2008, and like his other releases, this piece embodies a synergy and culmination of various musical influences. Deru has released music with Ghostly International, Merck, Neo Ouija, and Mille Plateaux, amoungst others. "Say Goodbye to Useless" will be his third album and first with Mush Records. This album comprises the aesthetics of his previous releases – moody, atmospheric sounds, haunting melodies and organic textures – but with his most mature song-writing and energetic movement to date.
Acid Circus (Live PA) - Droid Behavior // LA:
In an industry where DJs no longer dominate the action with pressed wax, live PAs have taken digital mixing to another level. No strangers to tweaking everything within earshot, Acid Circus have mastered the art of live performance: Dropping original music, custom remixes, re-edits, and samples from both current and classic tracks, their unique and aggressive mix of electro, house, and every strain of techno in between has blurred the lines of dj set and live act. Their intense and inspiring performances have placed them alongside major players Magda, Jeff Mills, John Tejada, Konrad Black, Tony Rohr, Ellen Alien, and Claude von Stroke at undergrounds, festivals, after parties, and club nights throughout the United States, Mexico, and Dominican Republic. Their releases have been charted and heavily played by techno heavyweights Speedy J, Adam Beyer and Richie Hawtin.
Derek Michael - Detund : Friendly Integration // LA
Eezir - Friendly Integration // LA
DJ Modesty - Friendly Integration // LA
ROOM 2: AMBIENT : IDM : AUDIO : VISUAL
:: Hosted by Electronic Creatives’ Laura Escudé ::
Laura Escudé and Scott Pagano:
Laura Escudé is a critically-acclaimed music technologist, violinist, composer, sound designer and educator. She specializes in the software program Ableton Live and became one of the first Ableton Certified Trainers in 2008. In 2009 she worked with Cirque du Soleil on their production “Viva Elvis” as an Ableton programmer, toured Europe with acclaimed world music band Niyaz, was a tour consultant for Kayne West and recorded violin on East West’s Quantum Leap Silk sound library. A Renaissance artist for the New Age, Laura’s mastery of cutting edge musical technologies and experimental techniques, complemented with her classical training and experience performing in symphony orchestras, sets her apart in a class of her own. Her solo project encompasses a myriad of genres, utilizing live electronics, synthesis, found sounds, samples and violin affected by hardware and software. Learn more at: www.lauraescude.com
As filmmaker, motion designer, and spatial re constructionist, Scott Pagano creates moving image content utilizing shards of architecture, disfunction, and futurism. With influences ranging from minimal painting to cinema, his work offers a re-envisioned perspective on the graphic stratas that saturate our visual perception. His meticulously constructed abstract artworks push the boundaries of audio-visual composition and process using a dynamic mix of cinematographic and synthetic imagery. Learn more at: www.neither-field.com
Trifonic is brothers Brian and Laurence Trifon, a San Francisco based electronic act that seamlessly fuses experimental production wizardry with beautiful melodies and traditional song structures to craft music that is simultaneously unexpected and accessible. On their 2008 debut album Emergence, Trifonic
combines elements of down-tempo electronica, IDM, post-rock and classical music to create a deep, lush musical experience distinctly their own. Learn more at: www.trifonic.com
DJ G OV:
Dan Giove is the owner of dubSpot, a world-class electronic music production & DJ institute in New York City. As one of the first Ableton Certified Training Centers in the world, DubSpot has become the premier music school for both aspiring & experienced producers & DJ's. Most importantly, dubSpot is a growing community of musicians, visual artists, DJs, audio technology professionals, industry veteran producers, & enthusiasts of all genres who all have one thing in common: a love for music. Learn more at: www.dubspot.com
Known in the electronic music world as the “Godfather of Controllerism”, Moldover is famous for building, hacking and playing controllers with a virtuosic skill and dynamism rarely present during a Live PA. In his words, “controllerism is just like turntablism, but instead of using turntables and mixer to make music, I use software and a controller”. Moldover’s DIY controllerism youtube videos have gone viral, inspiring and educating hundreds of thousands of music makers who are seeking “the next big thing.” In addition to his awesome music, Moldover’s new album has a hand-made light theremin unit built right into the CD case, perfect for aspiring controllerists to play and make their own music with. Learn more at: www.moldover.com
Dirt, Dirty, Dirty. Henry Strange performs and mangles original glitch hop, tech house, and dubstep tracks and remixes. He has performed his electronic madness at festivals such as Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, and the Winter Music Conference.
A veteran music producer and film composer, Henry has worked on remixes for Michael Jackson. Worked on music for artist tours such as Kanye West and Lady Gaga. Worked on films such as Wes Craven’s ‘Red Eye’, and television shows such as Bruckheimer’s ‘Cold Case’. Learn more at: www.henrystrange.com
Peter Kirn is a composer/musician, media artist, educator, and technology writer, and the creator and editor of Create Digital Music. He’s the author of Real World Digital Audio from Peachpit Press, a comprehensive book on producing music with computers and digital technology. His own music and digital media art has been presented in the U.S., Korea, Canada, France, and Bulgaria. He is a frequent collaborator with dance and other media, including working with choreographer Christopher Williams on the Bessie Award-winning Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins. He also writes for Macworld, Make, Keyboard, and Computer Music magazines. Learn more at: www.createdigitalmusic.com
ROOFTOP : AMBIENT
:: Hosted by Friendly Integration's Kero ::
KERO live PA - Friendly Integration, Detund, Bpitch // Detroit
With over 20 releases on some of electronic music’s most celebrated and innovative labels such as Bpitch, Ghostly International and Shitkatapult and most recently Touchin' Bass as well as his own critically acclaimed Detroit Underground Records, Kero has established a reputation for his unrepentantly brash, yet cultivated compositions and unforgettable live performances.
John von (Live PA with special guests) - Xeriscape Records // LA
John von Seggern has performed his techno electro jazz grooves at countless clubs, festivals and events in Asia and the US. His Hong Kong-based band Digital Cutup Lounge has released two CDs, Cutup Mixdown and Network Effects, in addition to remixing numerous international artists. Von Seggern now lives in Los Angeles, where he has been running abstract net label Vibration Institute since 2007 and playing live techno and IDM. His new techno label Xeriscape Records will launch Feb 2010.
AFTERHOURS - ATMOSPHERE
Exemplary visual and physical interaction by
CPU / Bryant Place - Jazzmutant : http://future-tense-cpu.com // LA
VJ Fader - www.neuromixer.com/
Jay Smith (Occular Noise Machine) - www.lividinstruments.com
Peter Nyboer - www.lividinstruments.com
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY:
Create Digital Music
Acid Circus / John Tejada / Deru / Richard Devine / Scott Pagano / Kero / Derek Michael / Eezir / Moldover / Trifonic / Baseck