Deru Presents “1979” Deru Presents “1979”

with EFFIXX & Braille

Sat July 25th, 2015


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 6:30PM

Show Time: 7:30PM

Event Ticket: $18

Day of Show: $22

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Deru Presents “1979”

Benjamin Wynn a.k.a. Deru is an Emmy Award-winning composer, sound designer and producer.
Deru grew up in Chicago, where his earliest influences came across the airwaves of the legendary University of Chicago radio station, WHPK. Listening to hip-hop and specifically its use of static in music, Wynn began his first forays into manipulating sound. He continued his sonic explorations at the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied synthesis, digital signal processing, acoustics, music theory and composition, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Technology. While at CalArts, Ben also delved into world music, studying Balinese gamelan, African drumming and hand percussion. His multi-layered musical sensibility combines hip-hop, electronic, world music and classical composition.
As Deru, Wynn has released three albums on Mush Records, Merck Records, and Neo Ouija respectively, as well as remixes and tracks for compilations on labels like Hometapes, Ghostly International, Mille Plateaux, and a ballet score for Wayne McGregor and the Paris Opera Ballet. 2014 ushers in the next phase of Deru’s journey, as he partners with Friends of Friends for “1979”, his most extraordinary project to date.
1979 is a concept album and sculptural object, featuring nine songs by Deru accompanied by nine short films by video artist Anthony Ciannamea, that are housed in a customized handheld video projector. The subject matter is nostalgic and emotive, focusing on common origins and shared human experiences. A limited run of the projectors will be produced, and the videos will be made publicly available through an interactive website featuring a gallery of user-submitted “memories”. “1979” will be released in Summer 2014 on Friends of Friends in vinyl as well digital formats.
Words from the artist on “1979”: “There’s not a doubt in my mind that memory is our greatest gift. Our memories give us access to time, identity and dreams. I have long explored memories through stories and songs, documenting them in order to share them further. “1979” is a celebration of memory in it’s essential, shared nature.”
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Anthony Ciannamea is a Chicago-born filmmaker and designer inspired by the intersection of technology, mythology, and mysticism in storytelling. After nearly a decade as an interface designer and creative coder in Chicago, Anthony co-founded ScenicStudio.tv and has spent past few years directing a series of music videos and a feature-length documentary (“Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland”). The now San Francisco-based creative director is currently focused on bringing his analog, lo-fi cinema aesthetic to live performance visuals as well as helping artists and independent labels introduce dimensional narrative into releases.
Obsessed with blending digital processes and modern tools with an anthropological curiosity to re-contextualize the past, he recently spent the past year producing live visuals as a monthly resident at Low End Theory SF, on tour with Shigeto, as well as events for Deru and Prefuse 73.
Anthony runs EFFIXX – a small studio focused on making beautiful things and telling stories with physical objects in real spaces.
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Originally an outlet for his house music proclivities, Praveen Sharma’s Braille alias has grown far beyond its dance floor bombing beginnings. Never one to settle on a single genre, let alone instrument, Sharma’s original releases as Braille first arose in 2011 on European house monoliths Hotflush and Rush Hour respectively, but that doesn’t mean that Sharma is set on only releasing four-on-the-floor material. Having released music since 2005 across a wide swath of genres, including widely acclaimed work with Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum as Sepalcure, Braille has pared down his efforts in recent years and begun to coalesce his efforts around a pathos-focused, deeply affecting sound that draws out the most personal, introspective aspects of each respective genre he’s worked in.
Across several collaborations with the aforementioned Machinedrum, fellow Brooklyn resident Seafloor, and Heathered Pearls, Sharma is set to take 2015 by storm with a focus on manicured improvisation and a sound palette heavy on 808 kicks and field recordings from Sharma’s deep library. Among his varied forthcoming releases, Sharma will rekindle the Braille alias for an EP and subsequent album on Los Angeles’ Friends of Friends outpost, efforts pulsing with the sort of melancholic optimism that made the first two Braille EPs and the Sepalcure LP such tantalizing, critically adored entities. And it’s with the same veiled optimism that Sharma approaches the 10th year of his professional recording career, a period replete with both experimentation and dance music efficacy in its purest form. 2015 will prove a tantalizing step for one of New York’s most celebrate talents.
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