We have received the following transmission from performer, composer and producer Yoko K. (www.yoko.mu), two-time winner of Washington Area Music Awards 'Best Electronica Artist' and former Artist-in-Residence at Strathmore (2011-12):
'I am synthetic life form “Yoko K.,” assembled in the US with components made in Japan. I am designed to assume the role of an “electronic musician.” We, Aliens of Extraordinary Abilities, are sent to this time to plant magical thinking in people through the use of “pre-22nd century nostalgia Mars pop music.”
Our mission is to make people imagine a more beautiful, optimistic future, covertly altering the course of human history to prevent its eventual self-destruction.
We play for those who are tired; who feel slightly out of place; who feel that technologies separate them from their own humanity, and from others; who have forgotten they are allowed to dream; who long for a home to which they have never been.
We immerse you with sound and visual into a dreamlike experience where boundaries cease to exist – between the spiritual and the sensual, ancient and future, organic and technological, you and I. '
Yoko K. + Aliens of Extraordinary Abilities
Nicolas Laget (Kolai) - flute and tenor sax
John Tyson (Capsaicin) - video art, creative direction
Ian Brundage (Nature Rage) - music production
Shuhei Matsuyama (Mijote Strange) – illustration & 3D animation
Also performing will be:
Chimiak & Zook (Emily Chimiak - voice, violin, Ted Zook - guitar) http://avec-la-muse.tumblr.com
And Dura( Ambient, \\\Space ///Drone \\\ Waves ///) (https://dura.bandcamp.com)
When: Saturday March 5th - doors at 7, music at 730
Where: RhizomeDC, 6950 Maple St NW
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation