What: Two groups that collectively build visual and sonic textures into fantastical journeys, from Bushwick to Tokyo.
When: Friday, February 16, 2018, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $15 Online $20 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org // (917) 267-0368
Brooklyn, NY — Reflective and raucous, from Bushwick to Toyko. The final night of Mixology Festival 2018: Circuit Breakers showcases Japanese duo GAIAMAMOO playing textured, noisy improvised music accompanied by video projections of Japanese Noh by Hiroshi Mehata, a.k.a. Mehata Sentimental Legend. The duo focuses on the intersection of sight & image, demonstrated by improvised sounds and abstract visual patterns. Afterwards, Bushwick collective Jantar performs Others, Who Will Follow Us, a new work consisting of video elements and improvised acoustic and electronic instruments in various combinations.
GAIAMAMOO is an experimental improvisation group formed in 2012 by Shogo Haraguchi and Mehata Sentimental Legend from Tokyo. In 2015, GAIAMAMOO were chosen to perform during the Sound Live Tokyo festival, organized by Pacific Basin Arts Communication (PARC), and also performed on “New Sound Sanctuary.” In 2016 and 2017, the duo toured California and New York City, appearing on Ridgewood Radio on WFMU broadcasted by Outpost Artist Resources. GAIAMAMOO also appeared in Festes Majors Alternatives de Vallcarca (Barcelona, 2016), eight-hour noise marathon festival GIGANOISE 2 (Tokyo, 2016), Ende Tymes (Brooklyn, 2017), Jazz Art Sengawa 2017, CLUB JAZZ 屏風 (Tokyo, 2017) and opened for Wolf Eyes’ Psycho Jazz in the Bay tour (California, 2017).
Jantar grew out of a series of site-specific and film collaborations between Tianna Kennedy and Chad Laird, gradually building to an ensemble that includes Kirsten Nordine, Kelly Rudman and Ted Robinson. Jantar performs experimental easy listening music, incorporating ambient noise and improvisation derived from film and background music.