RATKING exists as New York's next great band. Like the Beastie Boys and Yeah Yeah Yeahs - local bands that came together as punks before developing into something far beyond that - RATKING manage to mix youthful hardcore energy with pure NY beats and rhymes in a post-hip-hop crew that could only exist in 2012.
Letter Racer is Rat King's affiliated label and store launched in 2011.
Internationally documented, Chicago-born, New York City-based sound experimentalist Matana (m(a)-ta-na\) Roberts, works in many performance/sound mediums including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater. A dynamic saxophonist, composer, improviser and mixed media sound conceptualist, she aims to expose the mystical roots and the intuitive spirit raising traditions of American creative expression in her music and art. Her innovative work has forged new conceptual approaches to considering narrativity, history, and political expression within improvisatory structures.
EXCEPTER is a synthetic protest band engineered to erase cultural distinctions through polarized confusion.
is nothing for nothing plaid relayed shot dog knows the way of the world
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.
TERRIBLE RECORDS/SICK FEELING
During the months of June and July every inscrutable Brooklyn label Terrible Records and post hard core killers Sick Feeling will be teaming up for a curatorial residency here at Trans Pecos. No one has any idea what is going to happen which is why we are especially psyched!
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.
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.
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).
THE ORACLE DJS
The Oracle DJs (aka Diamond Terrifier) is Sam Hillmer, the mind behind seminal Brooklyn noise band/chamber ensemble ZS, the You Are Here Festival (aka the maze) which he conceives and produces with his visual art duo Trouble, and Representing NYC, the youth hip hop moniker that has released records for The Fly Girlz and Nine 11 Thesaurus on True Panther Sounds and The Social Registry respectively. As a curator Sam ran the weekly out music party 'PRACTICE' at the erstwhile Williamsburg venue Zebulon until the time of Zebulon's demise.
Victoria Keddie is a multi disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in varying media involving audio / visual signal generation, magnetic field recording, and broadcast.
Keddie has programmed events internationally, with a focus on experimental sound, live cinema, and transmission based arts. As an archivist, she focuses on preserving analog experimental sound and radio collections. She is the co-director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic organization that curates analog-based live broadcast events and exhibitions, as well as a series on MNN cable access. She is the founder of Optics O:O, an archival film program that investigates hybrid filmmaking techniques with early video and software systems. She is a founding member of the film based collective, Optipus.