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Grand Star Jazz Club + Cafemode present
AUGUST 27, 2014  9:30pm – midnight
the velvet frequencies + .5mnk
943 N. Broadway [Chinatown]  Los Angeles, CA 90012

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the velvet frequencies


karrie benoit – vocals
g.e. stinson – beats, electronics, guitar

.5mnk
g.e. stinson – beats, electronics and guitar
steuart liebig – bass, electronics

special guests may appear…

[9:30pm] will start promptly

curated by Kio Griffith

$5-10 sliding donation | first come first serve | arrive early

GRAND STAR JAZZ CLUB
943 N. Broadway [CHINATOWN] Los Angeles, CA 90012

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https://soundcloud.com/the-velvet-frequencies

https://soundcloud.com/5mnk-1

http://halfmonk.bandcamp.com/

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Grand Star Jazz Club website

MATA + Cafemode present
JUNE 18, 2014  10:30pm – 1am
LUBAO
3709 W. Pico Bl. Los Angeles, CA 90019

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solo sets by 
JOSEPH HAMMER [tape / electronics]
CARL STONE [computer / electronics]
followed by an extended duo set

performance begins promptly at 10:30pm

curated by Kio Griffith

$5 Donation

MATA
3709 W. Pico Bl. Los Angeles, CA 90019

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CARL STONE

Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling.” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between California and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Information Media Technology Department, School of Information Science and Technology at Chukyo University in Japan.

http://www.sukothai.com/

JOSEPH HAMMER

Since 1980 Hammer has operated in a plethora of under-the-radar units such as Dinosaurs With Horns, Joe & Joe, and Points of Friction, but ‘I Love You, Please Love Me Too’ is about the best entry portal to his multi-dimensional world. With a plunderphonic, Cagean appreciation for the infinite textures of AM radio and “mid century sci fi” Joseph weaves arrestingly hypnotic and experimental 3D collages which have utterly commanded our attention. The systolic stream of looped samples bends time and space with a vividly visual and enveloping intimacy, wrapping listeners in an improvised vortex of acousmatic teases and reference points which seem to fold into an inert aural blind spot point just out of view behind the ears.

http://www.josephhammer.com/

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MATA Noise website

Bluewhale + Cafemode present
JUNE 2, 2014  9pm – midnight
BYRNES | STEWART-ROBERTSON | WICK | PARKER
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90012 | 213.620.0908

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TED BYRNES  [drums / percussion]
OWEN STEWART-ROBERTSON  [guitar]
JACOB WICK  [trumpet]
JEFF PARKER  [guitar]

curated by Kio Griffith

$10 cover for both sets  |  21+

BLUEWHALE
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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TED BYRNES

Ted Byrnes is a improvisor/drummer/percussionist living in Los Angeles. An alumnus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, he comes from a jazz background and has since made his home in the worlds of free improvisation, electro-acoustic music, and noise. Ted plays in a variety of circumstances, but plays occasionally with: Ulrich Krieger, John Wiese, Airway (LAFMS), Alfred Harth, Jaap Blonk, Torsten Mueller, Nicholas Deyoe and others.

www.tedbyrnesdrums.com


OWEN STEWART-ROBERTSON

Owen Stewart-Robertson is, among other things, a native of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, a guitarist, composer, educator, performer, a formerly active member of music scenes in, chronologically, the Maritimes, Montreal, Cincinnati, and New York City, a mild claustrophobic, a participant in ensembles including VaVatican, Old Salt, This Sporting Life, Evelyn, Teenage Burnout, Make A Circus, Jason Ajemian’s HighLife and Folklords, Katherine Young’s Pretty Monsters, a founder and director of experimental music label Prom Night Records, a brother of 3, a former student of a wonderful guy named Mick Goodrick, and an enthusiast of enthusiasm. Owen currently resides in Los Angeles, where he enjoys walking, long bus rides, and making music with Jacob Wick and Ted Byrnes.

owenstewartrobertson.com


JACOB WICK

Jacob Wick is an artist and improviser who lives in Los Angeles. In spring of 2014, he led a three-day workshop at Bucareli 69, an artist-run space in Mexico City, on the subject of “other options.” Instrumentalists and composers were invited to consider and imitate the expressiveness of nonhuman entities through a variety of aural and improvisational exercises. Objet a, a duo recording with guitarist Shane Perlowin of Ahleuchatistas, was released on Prom Night Records in May 2014.

www.jacobwick.info


JEFF PARKER

“I’m mainly a guitar player. I like to make music in many different ways. I think music opens doors. Some of the bands I play/have played with: Tortoise, Chicago Underground, Isotope 217º, New Horizons Ensemble, A Cushicle, SpliceCat, Moment Of Inertia, TriColor, Brian Blade Fellowship, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds, Powerhouse Sound, Fred Anderson Quartet, Joshua Redman Elastic Band, a.o. I sometimes lead projects of my own: they usually are simply called “Jeff Parker” or “Jeff Parker _____ (trio, quartet, organ quartet, etc.) and may consist of myself performing alone or with small or large aggregates of various configurations…”

http://www.jeffparkersounds.com/

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BlueWhale website

Grand Star Jazz Club + Cafemode present
APRIL 23, 2014  8pm – midnight
LAK//PENSADO//GELINEAU
943 N. Broadway [Chinatown]  Los Angeles, CA 90012

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STEPHANIE LAK voice/electronics/tape/video
ANDREA PENSADO voice/programming/electronics
JENIFER GELINEAU violin

curated by Kio Griffith

$5-$10 donation | first come first serve | arrive early

GRAND STAR JAZZ CLUB
943 N. Broadway [CHINATOWN] Los Angeles, CA 90012

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STEPHANIE LAK

Stephanie Lak resides in San Francisco, Ca. and is originally from Massachusetts. Her current performances are centered around sound collage, field recordings, restless electronics, tapes, objects, voice and video. She is a repeat collaborator, improvisational performer and multi-instramentalist who is an active multidisciplinary visual artist. As an artist, Stephanie is influenced by the natural world, a digital one and through video, paintings, sketchings and photos she captures, creates and designs interactions between the two.

http://stephanielak.bandcamp.com/ http://stephanielak.wordpress.com/

ANDREA PENSADO

Andrea Pensado works with sound as a performer, programer and teacher.She has been using digital media and live interactive musical systems since 1995. She studied in Argentina and Poland. At first, she composed mainly for acoustic instruments. However, she felt gradually more attracted by different sound realms. Today, the abrasive digital noise of her improvisations is far away from her earlier pieces. Harsh dense layers of sounds, often interwoven with her voice, combine hybrid synthesis techniques to create a highly personal sound language, which reflects an intuitive, emotional and paradoxically also logical approach to music making. She currently lives in the US.

http://www.andreapensado.com/Andrea_Pensado/Sound_Gallery.html

JENIFER GELINEAU

Jenifer Gelineau is a Western Massachusetts arts advocate, teacher, violinist and performer.

http://jenifergelineau.wordpress.com/about/

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Grand Star Jazz Club website

FILM MOIRE
an improvideologue

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木村由/KIMURA YU dance
小林豊美/KOBAYASHI TOYOMI flute
MARCOS FERNANDES percussion, phonography
KIO GRIFFITH visuals

Sakura WORKSさくらWORKS<関内>
Taisei Bldg. 2F, 3-61 Aioi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama
横浜市中区相生町3-61 泰生ビル2階 • 045-664-9009
http://sakuraworks.org/
18:30 open / 19:00 start • ¥2000 (w/drink)
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Sakura Works website

Building Bridges Art Foundation + Cafemode present
MARCH 19, 2014  8pm – 11pm
SHARP STONE
2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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solo sets by
ELLIOTT SHARP [guitar / electronics]
CARL STONE [computer / electronics]

followed by an extended duo set 

curated by Kio Griffith

$10
for presale tickets (recommended)
please contact: info@cafemode.com

BUILDING BRIDGES ART FOUNDATION
2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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CARL STONE

Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling.” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between California and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Information Media Technology Department, School of Information Science and Technology at Chukyo University in Japan.

http://www.sukothai.com/

ELLIOTT SHARP

Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.

A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Sharp has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a new documentary “Doing The Don’t” by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.

Listen to a recent interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered”.
http://www.npr.org/2012/09/22/161539917/elliott-sharp-blues-is-a-feeling

http://www.elliottsharp.com/

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Building Bridges Art Foundation website

Torrance Art Museum presents
SATURDAY RECEPTION JANUARY 18, 2014 6-9PM
[JANUARY 18, 2014 – MARCH 8, 2014]
REVERB
Torrance Art Museum  3320 Civic Center Dr  Torrance, CA 90503

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REVERB! – music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art

curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman

Artists:

Tyler Adams, Steven Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam D. Miller, Dave Muller, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton and Matt Stokes

Read Peter Frank’s Essay written for REVERB *Here*

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Torrance Art Museum website