Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (b. 1975) is an artist and composer that works with voice in the realm of spontaneous music often under the moniker of Lichens. Most recently, creating patch pieces with modular synthesizer and tonal vocal work has been a focus of live performance and recordings.
His works on paper tend towards human relations to the natural/magical world and the repetition of motifs.
Throughout a series of artist residencies and commissions in 2014 Robert has focused on performance directly related to Hypnogogic states. 2015 will see further collaboration with french composer Ariel Kalma as well as Jóhann Jóhannsson, theatre/installation based work with artist Alexandra Wolkowicz, and a focus on video synthesis.
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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Hiro Kone is Nicky Mao, a New York City based musician and artist. Mao was a former member of Effi Briest and Up Died Sound. Her background in classical training and symphonic arrangements provides a stark juxtaposition to the raw sounds of Hiro Kone’s material, evoking something both familiar and disorienting.
Hisham Akira Bharoocha is an visual artist/musician/photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Bharoocha's is known for his previous musical projects starting with bands such as Black Dice and Pixeltan. His current musical projects include Soft Circle, a project that started out as a solo project and now is a duo with musical partner Ben Vida; IIII (read Four) a small orchestral group based around 4 drummers and two synthesizer players; ZANZO a electronic duo consisting of Bharoocha and Dan D'Errico; and 41 Strings an orchestral performance lead by Nick Zinner, Gillian Rivers, himself and Ben Vida.
A key ﬁgure in No Wave, Chance has been playing a combination of improvisational jazz-like music and punk in the New York music scene since the late 1970s, in such bands as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, James Chance and the Contortions, James White and the Blacks, The Flaming Demonics, James Chance & the Sardonic Symphonics, James Chance and Terminal City, and James Chance and Les Contortions. His music can be described as combining the freeform playing of Ornette Coleman with the solid funk rhythm of James Brown, though ﬁltered through a punk rock lens.
David Grubbs is professor of Music at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. At Brooklyn College he also teaches in the MFA programs in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) and Creative Writing. He is the author of Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, The Sixties, and Sound Recording (Duke University Press).
Grubbs has released twelve solo albums and appeared on more than 150 commercially-released recordings. He is known for his cross-disciplinary collaborations with writers Susan Howe and Rick Moody, visual artists Anthony McCall, Angela Bulloch, and Stephen Prina, and choreographer Jonah Bokaer. Grubbs was a member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait, and he has performed with the Red Krayola, Will Oldham, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, and Loren Connors, among many others. He is a grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and was recently featured in Augusto Contento’s documentary film Parallax Sounds. Grubbs is a contributing editor in music for BOMBMagazine, directs the Blue Chopsticks record label, and serves as a member of ISSUE Project Room’s Board of Directors.
Bob Bellerue is a noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. Over the last 25+ years he has been involved in a wide range of creative activities – experimental electronic music, junk metal percussion ensembles, Balinese gamelan, sound scores for dance/theater/video/performance art, and installation art. Bob's work utilizes custom electronics and programming, incorporating feedback, prepared field recordings, de-musicalized instruments, and found oscillators. He is in the midst of long-term collaborations with the choreographer Wanda Gala, and plays regularly as a solo artist, in KILT (with Raven Chacon and Sandor Finta), and in collaboration with many others (Z'EV, Mister Matthews, and Philip White, most recently). He curates and produces noise and experimental music events on a regular basis, including the Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation. He was formerly based in Los Angeles, where he ran the sub-garde experimental music/performance space the Il Corral, and curated the Beyond Music series and festival.
DON DE VORE
Don De Vore-- Collapsing Scenery, Sick Feeling
THE BIG FRY
Hot oil answers to life's big questions.
Sex Magazine is a quarterly cultural magazine based in NY. Since launching in 2012, the magazine has produced 10 quarterly issues, while documenting the activities of the underground in real time on our blog, Sex Life.
Edited by Asher Penn, the magazine has since it's inception has organized parties, concerts, exhibitions and events for it's diverse audience to come together IRL. Preferring to make waves rather than ride them, Sex Magazines events have been some of the first to work with artists including Odwalla88, White Material Records, Haribo, Ratking, Show Me The Body, and DJ Lucas.
THE BUNKER LIMITED
For over a decade, The Bunker has been a storied night of musical exploration in New York City. The adventurous electronic music lineups—which bring together fringe artists who also know how to move a dancefloor—made the party legendary amongst NYC cognescenti. As The Bunker has continued to grow significantly, many of our fans have expressed a desire to turn back the clock to the good ol' days when the party was weekly at subTonic for 100 people or so. We miss those days as well, so in 2011 we launched a new series of events called The Bunker Limited. For The Bunker Limited, we bring a ridiculous sound system into a very small space, and limit attendance to 150. This year we said goodbye to Public Assembly and the small loft space above it that housed The Bunker Limited. We kick off 2014 in a brand new space that we are very excited about, Trans Pecos. The sets at these events are not recorded, and absolutely no photography is allowed inside.
EXCEPTER is a synthetic protest band engineered to erase cultural distinctions through polarized confusion.
AdHoc is an underground music publication created for and by a community of music lovers with a shared ethos: that of building the world you want to see using the materials at your disposal. AdHoc is also a zine-- available in electronic format full of original art work and long-form features. Resurrecting the curatorial logic of zine culture, AdHoc paints a living landscape of the underground music world at large, setting the reflections of professional journalists and critics alongside artists, promoters, and other music-world personalities. It's also a daily destination for MP3s, videos, mixes, interviews, artist's writings, and cultural commentary-- curated for quality, and with an emphasis on emerging artists and musical movements that best exemplify the new grassroots, Internet-fueled DIY.