Wed August 17th, 2016
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Event Ticket: $20
This show is being recorded for inclusion on Q2 Music’s LPR Live, a podcast which brings the live-concert experience back to life with onsite interviews and exclusive performance audio from Le Poisson Rouge. Subscribe to LPR Live on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.
TABLE SEATING POLICY Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area. All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
Daniel Wohl’s Holographic
Paris born composer Daniel Wohl creates electroacoustic pieces that blur the line between electronic and acoustic instrumentation, “seemingly melting both elements into a greater organic whole” (WNYC). Performances of his electracoustic works have been presented by the San Francisco Symphony Soundbox series, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series, the La Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Barbican, Liquid Music, the Broad Museum, MASS MoCA, the Holland Festival and MoMA PS1. He has collaborated with artists and ensembles including So Percussion, Julia Holter, the Calder Quartet, Laurel Halo, Lucky Dragons, Olga Bell and the Bang on a Can-All Stars. Holographic, his most recent release for New Amsterdam Records, was commissioned by MASS MoCA, Liquid Music, Baryshnikov Art Center, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, bringing together strings, percussion and electronics in a series of pieces that NPR has called “both aggressive and gorgeous.”
Gabrielle’s formal training began at an early age, studying Balinese dance and gamelan in Indonesia while learning both the clarinet and piano. Herbst continued her training at Bard College where she studied voice and composition under the tutelage of Joan Tower, Zeena Parkins and Marina Rosenfeld. Her work has already been showcased at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, as well as Roulette, who in 2014 commissioned and premiered her first opera, Bodiless.
Herbst’s experience writing for chamber orchestra and mixed instrumentation inspired her to develop a repertoire of short-form, vocal-centric compositions under the name GABI. These were driven by solitary explorations in early 2013 with a dual-track loop pedal. The nine songs composed for Sympathy embrace the vast potential of the human voice as instrument, story, and landscape.
Sympathy was recorded in the studio where she was joined by her band Matthew O’Koren (percussion), Rick Quantz (viola), Josh Henderson (violin), and Aaron Roche (electric guitar / trombone). With production by Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and Paul Corley (Oneohtrix Point Never, Tim Hecker, Ben Frost), these open-ended sessions yielded a suite of compositions that capture that Gabrielle’s metamorphosis into GABI via an intimate exploration along the edges of song-form.
GABI renders past influences and new collaborations into a personal statement on the desire for human connectivity and emotional catharsis. She is now working on her next LP, slated to be released in 2018.
Sam Haar (of Blondes)
Sam Haar is an electronic musician and sound artist currently living in Philadelphia. He is most well known for being one half of the live-electronic techno duo Blondes who have released multiple records with RVNG Intl. and performed at such places as MoMA, Panorama Bar, Mutek, and Unsound. His new solo work uses a similar intuitive performance practice as Blondes along with a meticulous attention to sound design to create organic, texture rich soundscapes. Derived from synthesis and field recordings and performed with custom software instruments, the music presents a field of abstract gestural sound built upon a warped and immersive architecture.