Mixology Power Switch: The Nine Lives of Electronic Music: David Linton: bicamRL AV // Thomas Dexter
Friday, February 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Mixology Power Switch: The Nine Lives of Electronic Music: Val-Inc // Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Mixology Power Switch: The Nine Lives of Electronic Music: Yuka C. Honda with Susie Ibarra & Ikue Mori
Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Mixology Power Switch: The Nine Lives of Electronic Music: Dorit Chrysler // DJ Dog Dick
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Mixology Power Switch: The Nine Lives of Electronic Music: Z’EV: CINEmotion // Lary 7
Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Mixology Power Switch: The Nine Lives of Electronic Music: Val-Inc // Trumpet Trumpet SynthesizerWednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
The 2016 edition of Roulette’s Festival of Mixology explores the history and tradition of electronics as it influences contemporary performance. Over five days and featuring nine artists and their collaborators, the Festival illustrates the potency of invention and re-invention that has fueled experimentation and imagination for a century. Concerts feature masters in the art of of Theremin, synthesizer, sampling, glitch, appropriation, film and video interface, analog processing, circuit bending, and DJ technology.
Curated by David Weinstein, the co-founder of Roulette and producer of the first Festival of Mixology over 25 years ago, the series celebrates resurrected, restored, and recovered machinery, vintage recordings, and principles of electronic sound and image stretched to impact new and adventurous work.
Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer, the collaborative project of Brad Henkel and Weston Minissali, presents recent works of tangled and evolving ambience. The duo engages in odd strategies to reimagine pathways of improvised music. Combining their high-tech gear with 90s gadgetry, the two generate surprising and seductive sonorities. Their work marries the grit, spit, and oomph of Henkel’s amplified trumpet and the hushed, babysoft sighs of Minissali’s vocoder/vocal/synth, joyfully subverting expectations.
Composer/percussionist/turntablist Val Jeanty evokes the esoteric realms of the creative subconscious in her performance persona as Val-Inc. Her “Afro-Electronica” incorporates Haitian musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining vodou samples, chants, and inspirations with hand percussion and electronics blending the archaic with the ultra-modern.
David Weinstein is a composer, curator, radio producer, event organizer, and activist for new and experimental arts in all media. He has been a director of programming and/or operations at Roulette, MoMA PS1, Clocktower Gallery and Radio, Outpost Gallery, and many more. He has performed and recorded with artists including Shelley Hirsch, Elliott Sharp, and John Zorn. His radio series, Impossible Music, is streamed at clocktower.org.