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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.