QUEERING SOUND : SAUT DANS LE VIDE
Leap into the Void, Yves Klein, 1960
SUNDAY 02 JUNE 2019 // 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ADMISSION : $10.00 advance sales + at the door
Proceeds to benefit CASA RUBY + HIPS
www.casaruby.org // www.hips.org
The 19th annual staging of performance, sound // digital arts, and spoken word focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, post-gender-identified, queer artisans and supportive allies.
CLAIRE ROUSAY (LIVE PERFORMANCE) // BLK w/BEAR + GUESTS (LIVE PERFORMANCE) // VJ POPPINS (LIVE VIDEO MIX) + GWYNNE DAVIS (MUSIC) // NEW COLLABORATION + LIVE PERFORMANCE : BEV STANTON | WINSTON PSMITH | CHRISTINE PALUCH | JOE BELKNAP WALL // FABRIZIO MODONESE PALUMBO + JOHN LEE BIRD (DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS) // SMALL CRAFT (DIGITAL CONTRIBUTOR)
Claire Rousay is an improviser, percussionist, and event organizer based in San Antonio TX. Her work explores queerness, human physicality, and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds. Rousay's newest release is "Several Erasures" on Already Dead Tapes, which ToneShift.com called "...a bright lil’ gem of abstractions." Her appreance is part of one-week performance residency at Rhizome DC, 01-07 June 2019.
BLK w/BEAR + GUESTS
"BLK w/BEAR are like Basic Channel at their most abstract, and after a serious nervous breakdown." Wire Magazine
BLK w/ BEAR (JS Adams/Doug Poplin/PD Sexton) champions broadcast interference, delay and decay, audio bleed, field recordings, and the deconstructed surface noise of altered vinyl recordings. Their most recent release MO RE B ROKEN TH AN Y OU was issued on LRC Records, UK in 2018. SUBJECTIVISTEN (NL) described the album as "Mesmerizing...a collage-like whole where ambient, drones, neo-classical and glitches alternate and complement each other." Compositions for QU19 are: MONOTONE (reinterpretation/deconstruction of The Monotone Symphony, Yves Klein, March 9, 1960 + Theme from A Summer Place, Percy Faith, 1960); SAUT DANS LE VIDE (Leap into the Void, Yves Klein, 1960) and UNRAVEL (including prepared vinyl of Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major, Maurice Ravel, 1929-1930).
Multi-instrumentalist RA Martini graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Sustainability and a B.F.A. in Music Composition. Martini joins an augmented BLK w/BEAR for QU19.
ramartini.com // soundcloud.com/r-a-martini
Christopher O. Mathews / Grave Nature
“Ascending” is the debut album by Ambient/Drone/Post-Rock act Grave Nature; composed of tracks that were largely assembled from discrete recording sessions, and then arranged around a principal guitar drone or piano idea pulled from those sessions. The Flag Day Recording album as a whole is intended to loosely evoke the stillness and/or turbulence of aquatic and celestial. Mathews joins an augmented BLK w/BEAR for QU19.
flagdayrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/ascending // soundcloud.com/comath
K. Craig is one-half of A.R.C. Soundtracks, an audio/visual duo based in Manchester, UK. Marrying bleak drones, doomy beats, and FX-heavy spoken-word to ritualistic visuals, they are an unsettling encounter. As before, his abstract films will iluminate BLK w/BEAR at QU19.
kcraig.co.uk // sleepsoundagency.com/arcsoundtracks.html
VJ POPPINS (LIVE VIDEO MIX) + GWYNNE DAVIS (MUSIC)
Incision in the night sky, pink
A cabinet of curiosity of movement, sound, and visuals
Collaboration vj poppins and Gwynne Davis
vj poppins / Renée Shaw is a video installation and live video performance artist. As a video performer, Shaw responds to an audible beat embracing the phenomenon of synaesthesia. Drawing from a large archive of footage, she manipulates video output through live, spontaneous editing. Like a DJ, she scratches through multiple layers of moving images searching for that perfect mix. The visuals have no hierarchy-there is no beginning, middle or end.
Gwynne Davis grew up in a creative home with a musical theater family! She has been writing her own songs since she was 12 and likes to dabble with the guitar to help her write music. She loves performing and has been dancing her whole life.