with String Noise, Christopher Tignor & krakaur (live)
Sun October 9th, 2016
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 8:00PM
Show Time: 8:30PM
Event Ticket: $10
Day of Show: $12
**This event will be held at Trans-Pecos (915 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385)**
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Sontag Shogun is a collaborative trio that makes use of analog sonic treatments in harmony with nostalgic solo piano compositions to depict abstract places in our memory. Textures built from organic materials such as sand, slate, boiling water, brush and dried leaves, both produced live in performance and recorded to weathered 1/4″ tape warm up the space between lush piano themes. All of which is abstracted coolly in the reflective digital space of treated vocals and a live-processed feed from the piano. Bringing us back, like a faded passing scent or any natural emotive trigger, but to where? The wordless journey there will inevitably be more revealing than the destination itself.
Ian Temple, piano
Jeremy Young, tapes, oscillators, objects & surfaces
Jesse Perlstein, laptop, field recordings, voice
Sontag Shogun has shared the stage with notable artists such as Hauschka, Mountains, Julia Kent, R. Luke DuBois, Aki Onda, Tom Carter, Alexander Turnquist, Matana Roberts, Chris Forsyth, Sam Shalabi, Noveller, Erik Friedlander, Patrick Higgins, thisquietarmy and many others. Beyond mounting several successful tours across the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and China, the trio has performed at festivals including the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Mono No Aware Film Festival, Jue Music and Arts in Shanghai, and their commissioned film/video work has been shown at You Are Here in Canberra, The Others Fair in Torino, Singapore International Film Fest, Seattle International Film Fest as well as Bumbershoot, Los Angeles Shorts Fest, Washington West Film Fest, and XV Concurso Encuentros De Arte Contemporáneo in Alicante among others.
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String Noise is a classical, avant-punk violin duo comprised of violinists Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim. Since its inception in 2011 at Ostrava New Music Days, they have expanded the two violin repertoire in over 50 new works to include larger collaborations with electronics, projections and dance.
Their first feature album “The Book of Strange Positions” was released on NORTHERN SPY RECORDS in November 2015. Tiny Mix Tapes describes this collection of original works and arrangements by Eric Lyon of punk covers by Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, and Black Flag as a “mix of classic punk covers and ZERO APOLOGIES.” Their new 7” inch EP “Covers” produced by Deerhoof drummer and composer Greg Saunier is now available on Northern Spy Records.
String Noise was highlighted in Performa 2011 with artist Will Cotton and was the featured ensemble for the launch of composers collective Index 0. Premieres include works by Christian Wolff, John King, Phill Niblock, Caleb Burhans, David Lang, Annie Gosfield, Bernhard Lang, John Zorn and Greg Saunier. String Noise has performed at Issue Project Room, Roulette, EXAPNO, Rockwood Music Hall and the Stone and has been heard on WNYC, WKCR and WFMU.
As curators, Conrad and Pauline presented Drawing Sound: Part II at the Drawing Center – a three night mini-festival featuring artists Alvin Lucier, Greg Saunier and Jad Fair.
In the 90’s Christopher Tignor immersed himself in minimalism, working as an assistant for LaMonte Young while learning sound engineering on the job at a New York contemporary music festival produced by Philip Glass. He went on to refine his skills mixing live sound for bands at two of New York’s seminal clubs, CBGB’s and Brownies. During this time Tignor also studied computer science, developing his unique software instruments for processing sounds. He released, composed, and produced 3 albums with his band Slow Six, and two albums with his high-energy duo Wires Under Tension. Tignor has also contributed his skills as violinist and string arranger both in the studio and on tour to This Will Destroy You, John Congleton’s Nighty Nite, Lymbyc Systym, and Meshell Ndegeocell.