EXCEPTER is a synthetic protest band engineered to erase cultural distinctions through polarized confusion.
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don't forget to be a weirdo unless you follow in mama's train tracks
Wet Ink has two main performing groups: Wet Ink Ensemble and Wet Ink Large Ensemble. Wet Ink Ensemble is a septet configuration, comprised of a core group of composer-performers: Erin Lesser (flutes), Joshua Modney (violin), Ian Antonio (percussion), Kate Soper (vocals), Alex Mincek (saxophones), Eric Wubbels (piano), and Sam Pluta (electronics). The members of the Ensemble collaborate in a band-like fashion – writing, improvising and preparing pieces together over long stretches of time.
Aside from its multiple yearly performances in New York City, the Ensemble has taken part in numerous tours and residencies, including a residency at Duke University for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years, residencies at UC San Diego and Northern Illinois University, and a tour of California, including an appearence at the Sacramento Festival of New American Music.
Wet Ink Ensemble recently released its second solo album, RELAY, which was recorded during a residency at EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) in Troy, NY. This album consists of works by George Lewis, Sam Pluta, Rick Burkhardt, Kate Soper, Eric Wubbels, and Alex Mincek. These works were performed and toured for two years prior to being recorded, resulting in a recording with an intensity and precision seldom found in concert music recordings. To hear more, visit our Media page or visit www.carrierrecords.com.
This series is curated for Wet Ink by Jeff Snyder and Quinn Collins
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.
Charlie Looker and Andrew Hock of Psalm Zero.
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.
MVCarbon's (Brooklyn, NY) work explores performance, sound, video, installation, painting, and sculpture. She creates situations with the intention of submerging the spectator in a space that is detached from normalcy. Her intention is to objectify emotions and to investigate the multifaceted layers of perception.Her works directly respond to the surrounding environment.
Living Myth is an entity that defies categorizations while pushing boundaries with live sonic performance rituals. Experience is the teacher, class is in session!
Perfect Wave is a publishing imprint and record label based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Their event series allthetimeintheworld explores the nature of all things experimental, ambient, electronic and otherwise. Co-curated by Camilla Padgitt-Coles (Ivy Meadows) and Kathleen Baird (of Spires That In The Sunset Rise).
TERRIBLE RECORDS/SICK FEELING
Terrible Records is an intimate dinner party hosted by Chris Taylor and Ethan Silverman since 2009. We occasionally release music. Located mostly in New York City.
NY-based independent record label with releases by Rhys Chatham, ZS, Marc Ribot, Thurston Moore, The Necks and more
“Emerging American experimental bellwether”- Grayson Currin, Spin
WORDS + DREAMS
Words + Dreams
An ostensible tape label from Brooklyn NY.
IN CONTEXT MUSIC
In Context Music is a record label based in NYC. Dedicated to exploring the notion of context in electronic and electro-acoustic music, ICM aims to engage and assist emerging artists in the creation of new works not bound by genre, but rather, a sense of experimentation and cross-pollination of scenes, sounds and practices.
NYCTaper is described as "New York's live music archivist" but in its eight years of capturing the best of the City's music, the site has evolved into so much more. NYCTaper is now a collective of writers, recordists, promoters and producers that has become inextricably intertwined into the fabric of NYC's underground culture.