with Philip Glass, Tyondai Braxton + Ben Vida, Prefuse 73, Satomi Matsuzaki (of Deerhoof), Dan Friel (of Parts & Labor), DJ Jon Santos & very special guest
Thu December 19th, 2013
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Event Ticket: $25/$50/$75/$100
PHILIPPINES BENEFIT CONCERT FOR TYPHOON YOLANDA
START HERE collaborates with Tyondai Braxton and Le Poisson Rouge to present a benefit concert bringing aid to the Philippines in response to super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). All proceeds raised at this event will go to A Single Drop (ASD). ASD is an NGO dedicated to shaping mid- to long-term aid in water and sanitation, as well as sustainable strategies for shelter, food security, and livelihood.
START HERE is the international qualitative team of Clara Balaguer (Manila/Office of Culture and Design), Kristian Henson (NYC/Manila), and Grace Villamil (NYC).Start Here is dedicated to creating a network of events to raise funds, forment dialogue and build awareness for the long-term problematic disasters in the Philippines, concentrating most recently on the earthquake in Bohol, Cebu (October 2013), and SuperTyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
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**ABSOLUTELY NO WILL-CALL NAME TRANSFERS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED FOR THIS EVENT**
This is a general admission, standing event.
(main photo via Dummy Mag)
Philippines Benefit Concert for Typhoon Yolanda
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Philip Glass is a graduate of the University of Chicago and The Juilliard School. By 1974, Glass had created a large collection of music for The Philip Glass Ensemble. The period culminated in the landmark opera, Einstein on the Beach. Since Einstein, Glass’s repertoire has grown toinclude music for opera, dance, theater, orchestra, and film. His scores have
received Academy Award nominations (Kundun, The Hours, Notes on a Scandal) and a Golden Globe (The Truman Show). Recent works include an opera on Walt Disney, The Perfect American, Glass’s memoir, Words Without Music, by Liveright Books, and Symphony No. 12. Glass received the U.S. National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama in 2016 and the 41st Kennedy Center Honors in December 2018. Current projects include an original score for a new Broadway production of King Lear, and a theater collaboration with director Phelim McDermott entitled “Tao of Glass” which premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2019.
Tyondai Braxton + Ben Vida
Tyondai Braxton has been actively involved in music composition and performance since the mid 90’s.
His music consists most prominently of “orchestrated loops,” a real-time overlaying of guitar, voice and found objects designed to simulate an ensemble. As the former guitarist, keyboardist and singer of Battles, he received world-wide acclaim for the group’s debut album Mirrored, which, amongst other honors and awards the album received, was hailed by Time Magazine as one of the ten best records of the year. With over 2.5 million views on YouTube of the band’s single Atlas, the 10 month tour for the record brought the band to such venues as The Cartier Foundation Museum in Paris, The Fuji Rock Festival in Northern Japan, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia for Brian Eno’s Luminous Festival.
Most recently completing “Central Market” a record for large orchestra and orchestra on Warp Records. Central Market was adapted for ballet by Baryshnikov Art Center-resident choreographer John Heginbotham, and premiers at Lincoln Center, Library of Congress, in addition to The Walker Arts Museum, and, in the U.K, Steve Reich’s Reverberation Festival, Barbican, in 2011. He’s received commissions ranging from multimedia art/music installations (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) to scoring composition for world renowned ensembles (Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can) and contemporary dance troupes (Merce Cunningham protégé Alan Good). Braxton currently lives in NY.
photo credit: Grace Villamil
Ben Vida has worked with artists Siebren Versteeg, Meredyth Sparks, Marina Rosenfeld, Luke Fowler, Hisham Bharoocha, Nadia Hironaka and Mathew Suib and has played in ensembles led by Tony Conrad, Rhys Chattam, and Werner Dafeldecker. He has performed with with David Behrman, Tyondai Braxton, Nate Wooley, Ryan Sawyer, Chad Taylor, Eli Keszler, Yamatsuka Eye and C. Spencer Yeh among many others. He has released over twenty records on such labels as Thrill Jockey, Drag City, PAN, Amish, Bottrop-Boy, Hapna and Kranky.
In 2011 Vida was Composer in Residency at Diapason Space, NYC and at EMS Studios, Stockholm and was awarded a Swedish Arts Committee Travel Grant, ISSUE Project Room Emerging Artists Commission and Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona “Composing with Process” Exclusive Works Commission. 2012 he premiered a new composition for fixed electronics and small ensemble commissioned by the ACM/Palomar Ensemble in Chicago. In the spring of 2013 he will be an Artist in Residence at Clocktower, NYC and Issue Project Room, Brooklyn and will stage a solo show at Audio Visual Arts Gallery in Manhattan. As both a solo artist and in collaboration Vida has presented his work in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Japan.
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Prefuse 73 is the foremost alias of Guillermo Scott Herren, a producer and musician whose novel approach to hip-hop production helped bridge the ’90s output of the Mo’ Wax label to the following decade’s Los Angeles beat scene. Starting with albums such as Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives (2001) and One Word Extinguisher (2003), Herren was one of the Warp label’s most noteworthy artists for a decade. Since then, he has recorded for smaller labels (inspired by Warp itself) like Temporary Residence and Lex, highlighted with expansive and colorful sets such as Rivington Não Rio (2015) and Sacrifices (2018). Although Herren has occasionally drifted away from hip-hop with positive results, his elegantly layered way with beats, and heavily treated voices, whether through samples or collaborations with the likes of MF Doom and Broadcast’s Trish Keenan, have remained the least replicable weapon in his arsenal.
Herren, at the behest of his mother, learned to play several instruments as a youngster. While in high school, he had an epiphany when he encountered a sampler. This led to producing tracks at a studio in his native Atlanta, Georgia. Taking cues from fledgling, commercially minded rappers was unfulfilling, but his services netted the sampling drum machine and sequencer he had learned to manipulate. He made his recorded debut in 1997 under the alias Delarosa and around the same time worked with the Too Pure band Seely. Herren began a long-term Warp Records affiliation in 2000 with Folk Songs for Trains, Trees and Honey, his first album as part of Savath & Savalas, and a Prefuse 73 EP entitled Estrocaro. The full-length Prefuse debut, Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, materialized in 2001 with a small supporting cast of singers and rappers, some of whom had their voices manipulated as much as Herren’s samples.
After a one-off single with Mos Def and Diverse for Chocolate Industries, and another four-track Warp EP, Herren released his second Prefuse album, One Word Extinguisher. The 2003 album featured among its collaborators Tadd Mullinix, aka Dabrye, a fellow traveler who previously helped launch Herren’s Eastern Developments label. That year, Warp also released Extinguished: Outtakes, a fascinating EP of beats and samples that ran through 23 tracks in about 35 minutes. Surrounded by Silence, the third proper Prefuse album, was released in 2005 featuring collaborations with Ghostface Killah, Blonde Redhead, and El-P. Three months later, Reads the Books, an EP of recordings made with the band the Books, was on shelves. Security Screenings was out the next year. Considered an EP by Herren despite its album-like length, it was relatively light on collaborations, with only Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe as co-pilots. Herren started to wind down his Warp phase with the prismatic sets Preparations and Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, issued respectively in 2007 and 2009.
Early the following decade, Herren focused more on collaborative projects, which by that point numbered in the dozens. He flexed his production muscles via dates, remixes, and cameos with everyone from Zach Hill (as Diamond Watch Wrists) to Oneohtrix Point Never to TV on the Radio. The ethereal 2011 production The Only She Chapters, his final Warp album, continued a gradual departure from hip-hop enhanced by guest lead vocals from Trish Keenan, Shara Worden, and Zola Jesus, among others. After a break, Herren returned newly inspired with a flurry of releases on Temporary Residence Limited. First was the 25th entry into the label’s Travels in Constants EP series. The album Rivington Não Rio, featuring guest appearances by Busdriver and Helado Negro, was flanked by the EPs Forsyth Gardens and Every Color of Darkness. All four works were issued in 2015, between March and July. During that summer and fall, Herren recorded several sessions with MC Michael Christmas under the name Fudge. The duo’s playful debut full-length, Lady Parts, arrived on Lex Records in 2016. Sacrifices, a pared down yet lush Prefuse album for the same label, followed in 2018.
Satomi Matsuzaki (of Deerhoof)
Dan Friel (of Parts & Labor)
Parts & Labor is on indefinite hiatus following their 10th anniversary show in February 2012. Friel is currently working on his next solo album, due out in early 2013.
“The music he ends up with sounds like little else out there, a heaving mass of static beats, monolithic distortion, and bending, diving tones.. a unique and uncompromising sound that ultimately transcends its limitations.” – Pitchfork
“Strange and wonderful, and best of all, unlike anything else we can think of.” – Time Out New York
“There’s really no scene that you could file this album under – Friel is out there on his own. As such, the best tracks on Ghost Town feel like revelations, like new ways of communicating shared musical ideas.” – Dusted Magazine
DJ Jon Santos
Jon Santos is an artist living and working in New York City. He works in video, sound, performance and sculpture. Recent projects include The Last Weekend with Peter Coffin, Telegraph at the Storefront for Art and Architecture Gala and Social Mirroring at the New Museum. Jon is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute and is the principal of Common Space Studio, a multidisciplinary design and art studio. He has exhibited widely in group exhibitions at BAM, NY, WalkerArt Center, MN and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, NY.
Jon Santos official site