Mixology Festival: Jon Satrom: Prepared Desktop / Ali Santana: Boombaye

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: In a bombastic double-bill, glitch aficionado Jon Satrom pushes of his limits in Prepared Desktop, while multi-media artist Ali Santana explores rhythm, identity, community, nature, abstraction, and displacement through hard-knocking beats and synchronized projections in Boombayé.
When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: https://roulette.org/event/mixology-festival-2019-prepared-desktop/

Brooklyn, NY – As part of Mixology Festival 2019: Signaling, Jon Satrom, kludge artist, a glitch aficionado, and creative problem creator presents Prepared Desktop, a work that leverages the digital defaults and mundane functions of the computer in which scripts, presets, and glitches collide. With work that problematizes technological structures, interfaces, and conventions, Satrom performs in  real-time audio/video noise and new-media (often with XTAL FSCK, I ♥ PRESETS, and Magic Missile), develops artware (in partnership with Pox), and brings people together in meatspace by co-programming critical, educational, and experimental situations with dirty new-media and glitch comrades (including D.R.E.A.M., Netizen, GLI.TC/H, and r4wb1t5!).

Ali Santana’s Boombayé delivers the heat with hard-knocking beats and synchronized projections in his debut solo performance. The Brooklyn native rhythmically collages original images and found footage with glitchy loops and abstract hip hop instrumentals to create a gritty and compelling experience that he dubs Boom Bap Cinema.

Ali Santana is a multimedia artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. He creates moving images and audio compositions that explore rhythm, identity, community, nature, abstraction, and displacement. Ali works as a director, editor and motion designer and has collaborated with organizations including MTV, HBO and the Museum of Modern Art. He is a member of the media performance collective BKLYN!ZULU.

Mixology Festival 2019: Signaling – highlighting artists whose work in sound and media contains embedded truths, both heartening and startling. Active for over 25 years, Roulette’s Mixology Festival celebrates new and unusual uses of technology in music and the media arts. Primarily a snapshot of current activity, the festival strives to reflect both the history and trends of innovation that impact the Zeitgeist. Curated by David Weinstein.