Upcoming at Rhizome (click on event for more details):
Anxiolytic SEA (Embolex, 2015) was originally designed to be presented in the MAR museum ceiling (Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and has been adapted to be shown as an installation at Rhizome. The project was conceived as a way to reduce anxiety in urban life. The project proposes the construction of an audiovisual experience that acts as an inducer of relaxation, reduces anxiety, almost as a drug that induces sleep. Anxiolytics are commonly used drugs in the world, reflecting the difficulty of relaxing in a society where everyone must be ""always ON". The project aims to create a movie / remedy, a moment of sleep expansion in dialogue with the architecture of the space, that makes people feel at home and in communion with the environment they inhabit. The film is divided in 5 parts based on the sleeping phases, and has been generated by patterns from these phases. (Duration: 21 minutes)
Benefit show for Center Global, the DC Center's program for LGBTI communities.
Drunken Sufis’ Pala Pala comes out on January 20th, 2017 on lathe-cut vinyl, limited-edition cassette, and digital download via Bad Friend Records. With the wake-up call of its first chord, Pala Pala signals the raw urgency of a new beginning. The wild polyrhythms and riffs that follow sound downright triumphant. There’s heady ambition afoot, but it’s delivered with an open excitement that turns contagious. Like Lightning Bolt’s most colorful moments, or the high-speed adventures of Parts & Labor, Drunken Sufis push their instruments into the great unknown, tirelessly chasing the high of a new discovery.
Mzungu is the moniker for Justin Talbott's (Noxious Foxes, Yoink) synthesizer-centric solo project. Born out of a playful obsession while exploring the sonic possibilities of the eurorack modular synthesizer format, Mzungu creates a busy patchwork of continually evolving rhythms beneath layers of synth voices and samples. He will be performing with Mason Macias on drums.
PraxisCat is the experimental electronic solo project of DC-based composer Christine Paluch. Christine uses synthesizers, code, and other musical instruments to explore the relationship between synesthesia and urban spaces.
FORTNIGHTS - Rhizome's communal learning series is untaught and unled. Our discussion/action groups are an opportunity for people to learn about a topic by reading, discussing, and then experimenting with the ideas that grow out of our discussions.
We propose "Reading Rhizome" in order to explore the ideas of Gilles Deleuze, who was one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, and whose writings seem increasingly relevant today.
We'll begin with a short introductory session where we'll discuss Deleuze's overall philosophical project and some key concepts such as Multiplicity, Assemblages, the Body without Organs, Nomadic Space, etc. We will also view selections from 'Deleuze's Abecedaire', an interview-film produced near the end of his life.
In subsequent sessions we will read and discuss several short works such as The Rhizome (the introductory chapter of Deleuze & Guattari's 'A Thousand Plateaus'), Deleuze's 'Postscript on Societies of Control', and other works as chosen by the group. We will also discuss how Deleuze's affirmative philosophy of difference & emphasis on 'becoming other' may point the way to new modes of interacting outside existing social structures & organizations.
Select DC presents...
F1k is the digital demolition project of Reece Cox (formerly Flex 1000, NYC/MD) Employing a number of synthesis processes, Cox is known to bridge the digital divide in the experimental music community mastering modular synthesis, programs like Ableton and Max MSP, and everything in between. Dynamic and engaging, their lightning precise sound works its way through an array of wires and through the synapse.
Paul Remund is an experimental composer from New York City. Remund creates complex sonic worlds through digital architecture and the use of non-traditional instrumentation. Restrained one moment, mindbending the next, Remund is a true original in contemporary experimental music.
QuaQuaQua (Baltimore/New York) revels in the grey area between contemporary music and absurdist theater. A trio made up of classically-trained percussionists, QuaQuaQua set out in 2015 to devote their well-honed skills to find and continually stumble back and forth over the fuzzy boundary separating these two performance disciplines. Part gesture, part performance art, part electroacoustic music, but all amusing.
Jeff Cosgrove Trio - Praised for his “open-time creativity and melodic sense”, drummer Jeff Cosgrove has pursued a unique improvisational path with varied ensembles, including Alternating Current, Conversations with Owls, and a quartet playing repertory by the late Paul Motian (Motian Sickness). While Cosgrove has ample experience playing beat-driven music with strict time, he is drawn toward abstraction in his own work, summoning colors and textures on the drum kit, listening deeply to his colleagues as the music flows and evolves.
Noelle Tolbert (Balt/Philly) - Noelle is a movement explorer with an ongoing practice spanning hip-hop, popping, house, modern, ballet, and movement research technique. Her evolving practice is fed by poetry, improvisational writing, and performance art.
The music of Max Eilbacher (Horse Lords, Needle Gun) draws upon the European traditions of electroacoustic and musique concréte composition, the intuitive American free noise underground, and the abstract edges of processing-intensive computer music. He has toured extensively through North America and Europe with collaborations and solo projects.
ian douglas-moore (nyc) _ paul n roth (berlin) - mediumloud noise music for saxophone/guitar >>> sonic adventures in the land of textural distortions, microtonal manipulations, meandering sound walls, and other ear curiosities.
Headband is the solo project of Duncan Moore, whose performances are based in the abstract electronic/musique concrete style but with a heavy emphasis on gestural and theatrical performative elements. Using a reel to reel tape machine to both manipulate prerecorded samples as well as for live recording/manipulation Moore draws from a lot of different theatre styles with gestural techniques, such as butoh, clowning, mimicry, Andy Kaufman (some have said??) etc.
Jax Deluca & Patrick Cain - ambient drone etc with visuals
The second of two distinct programs of short experimental film and video works that were featured at Fields Festival 2016, re-screened here for the first time, and in the indoor comfort of Rhizome DC. The films featured are by local, national and international artists, and align with the unconventional and innovative spirit of Fields Festival. Co-curated by Margaret Rorison and Meredith Moore
An evening of cross-genre, experimental, hybrid and anti-genre literature. Please join Action Books, Calamari Press, Per Second Press, and Tarpaulin Sky Press at Rhizome on February 11th for readings featuring Nat Baldwin, Claire Donato, Johannes Göransson, Elizabeth Hall, Brandon Hobson, Robert Lopez, Vi Khi Nao, Julie Reverb, Joanna Ruocco, Abe Smith, Aaron Apps, and Valerie Hsiung.
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