Source: Pas Musique.
Pas Musique presents Ambient-Chaos at Spectrum
These are early shows. START TIME 7:30 PM SHARP-END TIME 10 PM. We have four amazing acts with VJ Fuzzy Bastard on live video!
70 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Live video all night by VJ Fuzzy Bastard!
Acts in order of appearance below.
Orakel is an electro-acoustic project of Kora/oud player/sound artist, Kane Mathis and tabla player/poet, Roshni Samlal, who began their collaboration at the Brooklyn Raga Massive. Using electronic compositional elements of sound design, field recordings, and drones, synthesized by composer Kane Mathis and writing by Roshni Samlal, they create a newly cinematic context for traditional elements of Indian classical percussion and Kora repertoire.
Both traditions contain philosophies of improvising within rhythmic structures and Orakel explores the ways in which each tradition’s canon is complimentary to the other’s. All of the compositions are based on shifting “taals” or rhythmic cycles found in Indian classical music that mathematically resolve into other cyclical material. The kora adds its own idiomatic rhythmic statements called “kumbengo” to the interaction. Breaks and arrangements draw alternately from both traditions.
2) Ron Anderson and Ayako Kanda (Japan)
Ayako Kanda is an improvising performer whose medium is her voice. Low as an echo in a tunnel, then light as a child’s conversation; chasing the band one moment, and ringing out wild and alone the next: Ayako’s vocal performances encompass a kaleidoscopic range of expression. She made her debut as a performer during her time at art school, where she also began painting. Today she performs improvised live sets around Tokyo and worldwide. In 2016, she formed a band of local musicians in New York City to record her first album, “Antigravity Vacation.”
Ron Anderson is a guitarist, composer and improviser who plays traditional instruments like electric guitar but also anything that can make a sound, including a recording studio. He appears on over 70 releases and he has performed in over 20 different countries with multiple tours of North America, Europe and Japan. Born in Jersey City in 1959. He has worked with many of the world’s most innovative musicians including Tatsuya Yoshida, Elliott Sharp, Jac Berrocal and John Zorn. He was a founding member of 1980’s no-wave band Rat At Rat R, his bands The Molecules and PAK have been a vehicle for his ideas of combining composition and improvisation with various forms of rock music.
3) David First
David First has always been fascinated by opposites and extremes. At 20 he played guitar with renowned avant-jazz pianist Cecil Taylor in a legendary Carnegie Hall concert. Two years later he was creating electronic music as an artist-in- residence at Princeton (released in 2013 on Dais records) and leading a Mummerʼs String Band in Philadelphia parades. He has played in raucous drunken bar bands, semi-legal DIY basements and in pin-drop quiet concert halls with classical ensembles. As a composer First has created everything from finely crafted pop songs to long, severely minimalist microtonal droneworks. His AIDS crisis opera, The Manhattan Book of the Dead, was staged at LaMama’s Annex Theater (NYC) in 1995 and in Potsdam, Germany in 1996. His 2011 song, We Are (featuring TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone), was released to much acclaim in the Occupy Movement and was officially released on the compilation Occupy This Album which also featured tracks by Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Yoko Ono a.o. First’s performances often find him sitting trance-like without seeming to move a muscle, unless he is playing with his psychedelic punk band, Notekillers, at which time he is a whirling blur of hyperactive energy. He has been called “;a fascinating artist with a singular technique.”; in the NYTimes, and “a bizarre cross between Hendrix and La Monte Young.” in the Village Voice. First’s most recent project, Same Animal, Different Cages (Fabrica records), is a series of solo LPs on a variety of instruments, including acoustic guitar, analog synth, the most recent, Civil War Songs for solo harmonica, and sitar (TBR) spring 2018).
4) 4 Airports
4 Airports is a collaboration between guitarist Craig Chin (www.errant.space) and synthesist Nathan Yeager (www.campfiresedge.com). Together they create improvised electronic soundscapes, exploring weird sonic terrain and deep ambient textures.