WFMU's month-long collaboration with ISSUE Project Room comes to its electrifying conclusion this Friday and Saturday with events curated by DJs Fabio of Strength Through Failure, and Trouble of This is The Modern World. ISSUE Project Room is located on the 3rd floor of the Old American Can Factory: 232 3rd Street at 3rd ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 [directions]. Shows open at 8pm, $10 at the door.
Friday Sept 26th, curated by Fabio:
MICHAEL EVANS/KEN MONTGOMERY DUO: Michael Evans is an improvising drummer, percussionist, thereminist and composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics. He has performed with a wide range of musical talents throughout the world, including Jac Berrocal, EasSide Percussion, Fast Forward(Gobo), God is my Co-Pilot, Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten), Gordon Monahan, Joe Morris, Evan Parker, William Parker, and the KBZ 2000.
Ken Montgomery is a New York-based visual artist and "noisician" whose involvement in the cassette-culture and mail-art movements of the late seventies led to the creation, in 1989, of the first and arguably still the most important sound art gallery in New York City: Generator. As a composer, by the early eighties Ken was creating multi-channel sound works often performed in total darkness. More recently Ken has been focusing on visual art, collage, bookmaking, and international correspondence art. As The Minister of Lamination (a.k.a. Egnekn) he is the world's foremost practitioner of Lamination Art.
LARY SEVEN - Since the late seventies, Lary has been building, soldering, photographing, recording, mixing, filming, playing, collecting, re-interpreting and creating in order to make something happen. He's the founder of the Analogue Society and co-founder of Plastikville Records and Directart Productions Ltd. Lary has released work on Touch, Diskono, Ectoplasm, Plastikville and Plastiktray records. For this presentation, Lary Seven will have an extended and undefined interaction with a film projector. [website]
KENTA NAGAI works with acoustic and electronic sound, visual media and live performance. As a performer on the Shamisen, Nagai has appeared in numerous concerts at venues as diverse as the Sculpture Center in Long Island City and Carnegie Hall. He was composer-in-residence at The Cave Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 1999 until 2002. In addition to his work as a guitarist, Nagai is involved in creating multi-media, interactive performance and installations. [myspace]
Saturday Sept 27th, curated by Trouble:
LIGHTS make haunting enchant-folk with three harmonized female vocals. Take a listen "At Midnight" and "Branches Low" (real audio). They'll be bringing their own light show to this Lights show. [myspace]
TEETH MOUNTAIN, from Baltimore, sports 4 drummers playing floor toms and one communal cymbal, distorted cello, singing saw, and electronics. "teeth mountain reminds me of tony conrad w/ faust if they tasted statan's metal!...statan = satan" - comment by North Guinea Hills on Diane Kamikaze's playlist. Download: Teeth Mountain - Keinsein and Teeth Mountain - Black Jerusalem and from their s/t on Shdwply (LP) / Nail in the Coffin (CD) (mp3s shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license) [myspace]