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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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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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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)
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Gallery Lara Tokyo + Roppongi 605 Gallery present
ARTISTS RECEPTION APRIL 19, 2014 noon-3AM (all night event)

[APRIL 10 – APRIL 19, 2014]

WHITEHOUSE | REDROOM
intermedia installations by
Kio Griffith + Satoshi Saegusa

7-5-11-#605 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
東京都港区六本木7-5-11,カサグランデミワ605  |  03-3403-8670

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Gallery Lara Tokyo + Roppongi 605 Gallery present

WHITEHOUSE | REDROOM

intermedia installations
by Kio Griffith + Satoshi Saegusa

ARTISTS RECEPTION:
APRIL 19, 2014 from noon to 3am (all night event in conjunction with Roppongi Art Night)

EXHIBIT RUNS: APRIL 10 – APRIL 19, 2014

FREE ADMISSION

ROPPONGI 605
7-5-11Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0032. Casa Grande Miwa 6th Floor
Wednesday through Saturday noon to 7pm
and by appointment

〒106-0032
東京都港区六本木 7-5-11
カサグランデ・ミワ6階 605
水曜日から土曜日、12:00-19:00

http://gallerylara.com/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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gallery hours : Monday to Saturday (月〜土)
12:00〜19:00 or by appointment.
tel 03-3403-8670

Gallery Lara Tokyo 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

Grand Star Jazz Club + Cafemode present
NOVEMBER 14, 2013  8pm – midnight
ELOINE + FEEDBACK WAVE RIDERS + BYRNES / CAZAN DUO
943 N. Broadway [Chinatown]  Los Angeles, CA 90012

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SET 1
BYRNES / CAZAN DUO  [8:30pm]

TED BYRNES drums / percussion
SCOTT CAZAN  electronics

SET 2
FEEDBACK WAVE RIDERS 
 [9:30pm]

MICHAEL JON FINK guitar / electronics
ULRICH KRIEGER  saxophones / electronics
ANTONY DIGENNARO guitar / electronics
CHAS SMITH  custom instrumentation

SET 3
ELOINE 
 [10:30pm]

BRYAN DAY  custom instrumentation / electronics

 

curated by Kio Griffith

$10 general cover | first come first serve | arrive early
***$5 (half-price for people who have played the series)

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

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TED BYRNES

Ted Byrnes is a drummer/percussionist living in Los Angeles. An alumna 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, new music, electro-acoustic music, and noise.

Ted primarily works in ad hoc improvisational settings, but has standing improvisational groups including: a trio with Ulrich Krieger and Wyatt Penn Keusch, a duo with Nicholas Deyoe, a duo with Michael Foster, a duo with Casey Anderson, a trio with Jorge Martin and Anna Homler, among others. Additionally, Ted has played in duo/trio/or ensemble settings with: David Watson, Charlemagne Palestine, Alfred 23 Harth, John Wiese, Tim Perkis, Jaap Blonk, Torsten Muller, Kim Myhr, Jim Denley, Lloyd Honeybrook, Chris Schlarb, Mike Watt, Paul Masvidal, the LAFMS (including Smegma, Airway, Ace Farren Ford’s Artificial Art Ensemble, Rick and Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen, Tom Recchion, Vetza, etc), and accompanied FLUXUS artist Jeff Perkins on multiple occasions for his projector/light installations.

http://www.tedbyrnesdrums.com/

SCOTT CAZAN

Scott Cazan is a Los Angeles based composer, performer, creative coder, and sound artist working in fields such as experimental electronic music, sound installation, chamber music, and software art where he explores cybernetics, aesthetic computing, and emergent forms resulting from human interactions with technology. His work often involves the use of feedback networks where misunderstanding and chaotic elements act as a catalyst for emergent forms in art and music.

Scott has performed and received numerous commissions with international organizations such as The LA County Museum of Art, MOCA (Los Angeles), Issue Project Room (NY), Feldstarke International (with CENTQUATRE, PACT Zollverein, and Calarts), Ausland (Berlin), Art Cologne, Ensemble Zwischentöne, The University of Art in Berlin, Toomai String Quintet, Southern Exposure (San Francisco), Guapamacátaro (MX), the BEAM Festival (UK), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Machine Project and many others. He has collaborated and performed alongside a variety of artists such as Jason Kahn, Ulrich Krieger, Mark Trayle, Michael Pisaro, Carmina Escobar, Carole Kim, Jana Papenbroock, and many others.

http://www.scottcazan.com/

CHAS SMITH

Chas Smith is a Los Angeles-based composer, performer, and instrument designer and builder who, in the spirit of Harry Partch, creates much of his music for his own exotic instruments. His compositions, which always display his dualistic fascination with the scientific and the sensual, might owe their split personalities to the diverse collection of composers he studied with in the 1970s: Morton Subotnick, Mel Powell, James Tenney, and Harold Budd.

As a performer, Smith regularly appears on feature film scores, playing both pedal steel guitar and his personally designed instruments. (He may be heard on such popular film scores as The Shawshank Redemption, The Horse Whisperer, and American Beauty.) Smith has also been featured on recordings by composer Harold Budd and with Rick Cox and film composer Thomas Newman in the experimental music ensemble Tokyo 77. Smith has performed his own works at various new music festivals and art galleries. His music has been recorded on the Arc Light, Cold Blue, Cantil, MCA, and Straw Dog labels.

BRYAN DAY 

Bryan Day is an improviser, composer, instrument builder, and conceptual artist based in Richmond, CA. Day focuses on intuitive sound performance using unconventional techniques in prepared environments. His instruments are constructed using practical composite designs, combining everyday objects with finished wood and metal forms.

Day has toured throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Korea, Argentina and Mexico, performing both solo as Sistrum and Eloine and in the Shelf Life and Seeded Plain ensembles. He has collaborated with many artists including Takashi Aso, Jim Baker, Federico Barabino, Tore Honore Boe, Dirk Bruinsma, Bunnybrains, Jorge Castro, Maria Chavez, R.P. Collier, Alan Courtis, George Cremaschi, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, John Dikeman, Dino Felipe, Jonathan Fretheim, Nancy Garcia, Carol Genetti, Philip Gayle, Eckhard Gerdes, Greg Goodman, Dereck Higgins, Kommisar Hjuler, Zan Hoffman, Mike Honeycutt, ID-M ‘Theft’ Able, Jun Hyoung San, Darren Keen, Yoshiaki Kinno, Jay Kreimer, Jin Sangtae, Cheryl Leonard, Eric Leonardson, Evan Lipson, Unconditional Loathing, Bob Marsh, Hal McGee, Patrick McGinley, Tatsuya Nakatani, Keith Nicolay, Teaadora Nikolova, Brian Noring, Tom Nunn, Tim Olive, Terje Paulsen, Dennis Palmer, Hal Rammel, Justin Clifford Rhody, Josh Ronsen, Gary Rouzer, Sabrina Siegel, Nicolas Slaton, Matthew St. Germain, Jack Wright, Tsukasa Yagihashi and Toru Yoneyama.

http://www.bryanday.net/bio.php

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