Doron Sadja / Zeljko McMullen
Two solo sets by longtime collaborators (Symbol) and Shinkoyo / ParisLondonWestNile founders Zeljko McMullen and Doron Sadja. McMullen uses samples of acoustic instruments and improvisations to compose dense walls of electronic sound, which are diffused in immersive multi-channel environments. Composer/photographer Sadja presents a new piece for recomposed instruments, including the flombone, floptar, clarisax, tromcorder, multiple speakers, and a tangled mess of analog feedback in a dense collage of light, color, smoke, and vibrations. .
Shinkoyo (www.shinkoyo.com) is the ectoplasm connecting a diverse group of composers, artists, musicians, instrument makers, thinkers and healers exploring new syntheses of sound and art. Shinkoyo submits to no genres, but Ancient Futurism, Noise Age, True Age, and NeoConservative are terms to be discovered. Born in 2000 at the Oberlin Conservatory of music, Shinkoyo has spread its wings from California to New York, with its headquarters at the glamorous Paris London West Nile Performance/Gallery Space – Brooklyn’s only NO-Profit, donations based center for experimental performance/art (www.shinkoyo.com/parislondon/).
Doron Sadja is a sound/visual artist birthed in Los Angeles and decomposing in New York by way of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, London, and Berlin. Co-founder of Shinkoyo music and art collective, he currently lives in Williamsburg where he runs ParisLondonWestNile, an experimental performance space and gallery. He has released solo and collaborative work on 12k, Shinkoyo, and Atak records and has performed throughout the United States, canada, UK, Spain, and Germany. Doron creates overwhelming dark psychological collages, both visually and sonically, through electronic and acoustic multidisciplinary feedback, mutated instruments, multiple speaker arrangments, extreme frequencies, and dense splashes of color and texture. See www.doron.sadja.com for more.
SYMBOL (www.shinkoyo.com/symbol) is a collage of artists and musicians from NYC working together to create sublime and grotesque environments. Beginning as a duo of Doron Sadja and Zeljko McMullen in early 2005 – Symbol has expanded to include a revolving cast of participants including Mario Diaz de Leon, Johnny Misheff, Brooke Gillespie, Mv Carbon, Justin Craun; and visual artists Jay King, Severiano Martinez, Antoine Catala, and Lauren Luloff.
Symbol has toured the US three times, performs regularly in and around NYC, and is known as the “house band” for Paris London New York West Nile, the Brooklyn experimental arts venue run by McMullen and Sadja. Their first album, Land Space Water Faith (released by Shinkoyo in early 2008) expressed Symbol’s diverse musical educations ranging from orchestral chamber composition to sound installations from Maryanne Amacher to guitar/feedback tricks learned from Lou Reed and lastly psychedelic listening sessions of large amounts of Enya and Deep Forest.