Tomorrow, Saturday April 19th at 8pm, the US Premiere of Evan Calder Williams' film Violent X features a live voice and synth improvisation by Tokyo-based musician Taku Unami with Williams. This performance joins its work of pulp and radical history to early instances of cinema narration and accompaniment and conjures in sound, words, and halting frames the high-speed chases and low-grade rip-offs that marked an era’s subterranean thought.
In a second set Unami collaborates with philosopher Eugene Thacker and scientist Jarrod Fowler in a musical and non-musical improvisation. Cryptic, empty, and uncanny concepts and objects will be performed, evoking biological horror, cosmic pessimism, and entomological science fiction.
Free / $10 suggested
Ultima Festival New York opens next Wednesday, April 23rd with Swedish-American composer, philosopher and mathematician Catherine Christer Hennix alongside her Berlin-based just intonation ensemble Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage. In their first-ever US performance the group premieres Blues Alif Lam Mim in the mode of Rag Infinity/Rag Cosmosis (1434 A.H.), intended to reveal the blues’ origins in the eastern musical traditions of raga and maqam musics.
Limited editions of this poster are available at the show, designed by Eve Essex and silkscreened by Eli Keszler.
Tomorrow 7:30pm, ISSUE partners with Anthology Film Archives to present an eclectic/electric evening with Jason Lescalleet, rivaling Beyonce with the premiere of his new audio-visual album “Trophy Tape”.
Tonight 8pm! Don’t miss Tomutonttu in a very rare US appearance.
Tomorrow, don’t miss Jooklo Duo joined by Bill Nace- shared bill with Tomutonttu.
Unsound continues at issue today 3pm & tomorrow 6pm
Excerpts from EVOL live at the opening of UNSOUND Festival Wednesday.