DJ DOG DICK is the best-known alias of musical polymath and visual artist Max Eisenberg. A seasoned electronic composer/ improviser and rapper-turned-singer, Eisenberg has been an underground fixture for the better part of two decades coming up in the early 2000’s noise scene as a member of Nautical Almanac. Since, Eisenberg has maintained parallel lives as both a top-flyte home-brew modular synthesist (recording as DOG SYNTH), and as one-half of DOG LEATHER (alongside SEWN LEATHER), reigning enfant terribles of the noise-rap non-scene. Extending his reputation as a boundary-smearing pop artist and live music practitioner while keeping one foot planted in his noise roots he casts a dog’s figure heavy on the shape of music and performance to come.
Presented on a double bill with Dorit Chrysler, see separate entry.
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.
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.