Saturday, March 16, 2019
1:00 PM Pablo Perez2:00 PM Circuit Ben3:00 PM Zachary Paul 4:00 PM chestnut
Sunday, March 17, 2019
1:00 PM humors2:00 PM Pacoima3:00 PM Purgatory Pond4:00 PM soentjie
With Visuals both days by
Kimberlee Koym | dpb.2 | M. Woods
+ Dance by Lilac Limbs
Chestnut is an experimental sound duo comprised of artists Christina Santa Cruz and Daniel Watkins. Beginning as a Letterist response to the posturing of American “classic rock,” Chestnut has matured towards a practice that incorporates elements of harsh noise, ambient music, and field recording. Their work carries implicit narrative without explicit intent.
“Sometimes, though, the world inverts, turns upside-down, and the unexplainable breaks through. Things don’t always make sense, and Chestnut’s shadow-strewn music is a part of that inversion.” – James Catchpole, A Closer Listen
Purgatory Pond is the Frankenstein of different aspects of culture. Made in the San Fernando valley, born with a pessimism of all that lies ahead found comfort and hope in music. That started with out of tune guitars. It also started with velvet underground cds and bloomed with archived electronic music from years the U.S. began their coos on Central America. This poor lost creature found cheap electronic instruments were the best to create a sound that brings some kind of answer to why? In a world that has no answer.
Ben Sheard is a circuit bender and noise musician from Leeds, UK currently residing in the San Fernando Valley. His artillery of handmade noise and beat machines are a staple of his unique sound. Like a deconstructed burger, a Circuit Ben show is bound to leave your ears feeling greasy, satisfied and a little confused.
Molly Kaplan is a video artist and creative coder from the San Fernando valley. She works with a combination of both analogue video gear and digital graphics platforms. Her collaborators come from fields including music, fashion, auto restoration, education and the animal kingdom. She enjoys working with themes of fantasy, nature, surrealism the extraordinary ordinary, bodies and food.
Using water, video, and mason jars, Kimberlee creates a branch of new media arte povera. From small sculptures to large scale video projection machines she uses light, water, and movement to reflect people. They mark intersections with technology and the everyday, connections between the virtual and physical; pathways between the environment and people. Kimberlee grew up in San Antonio,Texas, USA, and happily calls Northern California home now. She earned her MFA from Mills College & a MA from Central St. Martins, London. She teaches new media art at Diablo Valley College and California College of the Arts.
M. Woods is a media terrorist working in avant-garde film, video art, photography, collage, sound design, and performance. He has released over thirty short films, his debut feature film, and is working on the finishing touches of three more feature films. His work has been shown at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, ATA Gallery, Experimental Response Cinema, the Museum of Human Achievement, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Collectif Jeune Cinema’s Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas, LUFF, MUFF Marseilles, Fracto, Images Contre Nature, Festival Tout Courts Aix en Provence, and he recently won the top prize at the 2017 Montreal Underground Film Festival.
Humors is Gemma Godfrey and Freddie Bayne.
Let Me Slip, their debut full length album, was arranged from hours of improvisations and jams between the two, the best bits trimmed and refined into 36 minutes of weirdo pop bliss.
Humors are based in Los Angeles, CA. Let Me Slip was entirely self-produced and self-released by Humors.
Zachary Paul (b. 1995) is a Los Angeles-based violinist and composer interested in perception, the transportive nature of long durations, and trance states. His work explores the contrast between stasis and movement and questions the possibility of depicting both synchronously. In live performance, he builds lush soundscapes via improvisation, representing his immediate experience & the space being performed in. His work draws from a long lineage of artists exploring sustained tones within organic performance, including Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, and La Monte Young.
“Modern Machine” is the debut release from Los Angeles based experimental music artist Pablo Perez. Pablo is known for creating sonic kaleidoscopes of rhythms, glitch, noise, extraterrestrial sound, and postmodern worldly technotic beats. His unique style takes the listener on a journey of alternating and morphing soundscapes that blends cross genre fusion of techno, noise, funk, psychedelic, abstract, and jazz styles.
After years of searching for ways to connect with the world around her, Abby Maurice has found that unscripted movement helps interpret and balance energy. As an untrained dancer, for many years, Abby has remained hesitant to express herself publicly through any singular style of dance. As of recently, she has found that physical expression, despite technique, helps emote feelings we cannot hear through words. This continual exploration incorporates her love for acting and the necessity of self care.
Electric synth cello band
an always dreamer and sometimes hypnotist.
dpb.2 is a Los Angeles based visual artist and founder of VASTLab.