with Ricardo Romaneiro, Justin Messina, Joe Foxton (DJ Set) & Mau Ceppi
Thu July 14th, 2016
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Event Ticket: $15
Day of Show: $20
Le Poisson Rouge invites you to the U.S. debut and album release concert for revered producer/composer Kate Simko and her innovative new project London Electronic Orchestra. Featuring a string quintet, harp, and guest vocalist Amunet Shah, the live set will showcase material off Kate Simko & LEO’s recently released, self-titled album on The Vinyl Factory. The event is curated by established New York composer Ricardo Romaneiro, who has collaborated with a myriad of composers and performers, creating thematic concerts that blur the lines between classical and electronic music. Esteemed New York composer Justin Messina will have a bespoke piece performed, and veteran the electronic scene, Jox Foxton, will close the evening with a DJ set. Mauricio Ceppi will perform live visuals.
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.
Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra
Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra official site | Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra on Facebook | Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra on Twitter | Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra on Soundcloud | Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra on YouTube
Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra is a genre-bending ensemble that represents a meeting of Simko’s two worlds. A classically trained pianist raised in the dance music mecca of Chicago, Simko has edged to the forefront of house and techno’s new generation of talent with a series of albums and EPs for esteemed international labels such as Ghostly International, Get Physical, and Last Night On Earth, while applying her classical leanings to film scoring and a Billboard-charted remix for Philip Glass. In 2014, she completed a Master’s in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, where she formed London Electronic Orchestra. Comprised of two violins, two cellos, upright bass, harp, and Kate on keys, the ensemble summons classical music’s ornate instrumentation to the dancefloor through an inimitable blend of sonorous strings and loose-grooved beats.
The group’s first single with Jamie Jones, “One Time Game” ft. Jem Cooke, was released in August 2015 on Jones’ Emerald City imprint, followed by their debut Tilted EP and album in May on The Vinyl Factory. Their live performances include iTunes Festival in London, the National Gallery, Boiler Room, Latitude Festival, Bestival, and a recent guest appearance at the Royal Albert Hall for Classic FM.
Brazilian born composer and electronic artist Ricardo Romaneiro synthesizes classical and electronic music. The New York Times described his work (Strata) as “a blissful and compelling mix of Minimalist-derived rhythmic ecstasy and nightclub beats”. His music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles and institutions such as the the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden Series, Metropolis Ensemble, Wordless Music, Ensemble LPR, Nu Deco Ensemble, ECCE, New Juilliard Ensemble, Quintet of the Americas, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Colorado Ballet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and the Sacramento Ballet. Ricardo’s music has been featured on NPR live broadcast from Prospect Park Bandshell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concerts. Esquire Magazine featured his music and work process in their annual “Best & Brightest” issue. A recipient of the ASCAP Rudy Perz Songwriting Scholarship, Ricardo earned a Master degree in composition from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor degree in composition from Manhattan School of Music.
Justin Messina official site | Justin Messina on Twitter | Justin Messina on Soundcloud
Justin Messina works with both acoustic and electronic means to create works that explore the expressive nature of sound. These works range from large orchestral compositions to electronically-created sound installations. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, he spent last summer at Channel Islands National Park making field recordings of everything from sea caves to hummingbirds. These recordings will make up part of a large-scale audio installation exploring themes of time, place, memory, and history. His most recent album, Shortwave Artifacts, investigates the mysterious nature of radio. Made entirely of radio sounds and music for string ensemble, the album emerged naturally following a decade of working as a DJ and producer. His work in the world of popular electronic music led to collaborative performances with techno legends Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald. His orchestral work Abandon, premiered at Carnegie Hall by the American Composers Orchestra, is an homage to the first generation of techno artists from the empty streets of Detroit.
Joe Foxton (DJ Set)
Joe Foxton official website
Joe Foxton’s music is designed to coax even the most of jaded of dance music veterans to lose themselves to hypnotic grooves and unique instrumentation. Foxton has played alongside the likes of Eagles & Butterflies, Vincenzo, Pezzner, The Drifter, Patrick Chardronnet, and Sammy Dee. Since the late 90s, Foxton has amassed a vast and varied collection of unusual techno and house, and has played around the world, from his home town of Sydney, to Tel Aviv, to Burning Man and various underground festivals, to his adopted home of Brooklyn, NY.
In late 2014, Foxton founded Fiction, a series of concept events in intimate venues around NYC, with his partner in crime Steve Graham. Fiction is an attempt to merge the most gourmet dance music the world has to offer with theatrical production in comfortable, “adults only” environments.
Mau Ceppi Website
A visual artist for the last 20 years, Mau Ceppi has been an essential part of the electronic music scene since the early 90s. As CEO of one of the most known visual collectives from NYC, Funktaxi 1533, he has designed various clubs around the world and participated in some of the biggest events in the US. His work has been exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, the Christian Dior Biennale, and been part of shows in numerous galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Venezuela, and beyond. Mau has VJ’d alongside some of the biggest Dj’s and electronic bands in the world, amongst them: Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Danny Tenaglia, Moby, Carl Craig, Goldie, Matchbox 20, The Roots, Jay Z, Orbital, Plaid, Autechre. Felix da Housecat, Maceo Plex, and Seth Troxler. His life has been engulfed in a video tirade. As once introduced in an event: “Collecting from life experiences that rival philosophers and rock stars, Mau creates a visual symphony that soothes or disturbs at his pleasure.”