CEAIT Festival 2013 Coming to LA

Keith Fullerton Whitman in 2006
Keith Fullerton Whitman in 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The two different programs that make up this year’s festival from the CalArts Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology (CEAIT) offer a triad of avant-garde techno music-makers. One night features Bonnie Jones, whose “no-input” style of sound-text performances make use of internal feedback mixers, cracked delay pedals, hacked electronics and other custom-made instruments as she short-circuits her board and plays her electronics in ways that manufacturers would never recommend. A second night features Keith Fullerton Whitman’s compositionally masterful electronica, which generates “shimmering drones and deep waves of sound,” together with improvised guitar. Both nights are anchored by selections from South Korea’s Balloon & Needle record label, founded by members of Puredigitalsilence and Piwacot to highlight the pioneering musicians of Seoul’s burgeoning experimental music scene.

Thursday, February 7
Bonnie Jones
Balloon & Needle

Friday, February 8
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Balloon & Needle