Hey y’all, get ready for an amazing night of music, multimedia and mayhem!!!
Aural Dystopia rides again @ JACK with a ridiculously ruling roster of evocative improv extravagance
Starting off with HAN BLASTS PANEL, with Briggan Krauss working visuals and music alongside Curtis Hasselbring and Jim Black, each appending electronic wizardry to their already-excessive instrumental capacities.
Followed by THE HOME OF EASY CREDIT, Tom Blancarte and Louise Jensen’s dark expressive sonic galaxy, returning to NY after their victorious tour of the USA badlands.
Lastly, feral experimentalists IRON DOG celebrate their CD RELEASE of “Interactive Album Rock” on Phase Frame — enveloping Sarah Bernstein’s dystopian dythyrambs in wavefronts of cacophony issued from Stuart Popejoy’s electronics and bass, Andrew Drury’s metallic mayhem, and Bernstein’s violin distortions — plus visual extemporation by Billy Gomberg!
AURAL DYSTOPIA presents:
= IRON DOG record release concert for “INTERACTIVE ALBUM ROCK” + BILLY GOMBERG
== THE HOME OF EASY CREDIT
=== HAN BLASTS PANEL
at JACK, Nov 10, 2012, 8 pm
505 1/2 Waverly Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
IRON DOG (Bernstein/Popejoy/Drury) creates spontaneous soundscapes
where minimalist structures erupt into psychedelic onslaughts. The
multiple roles of each performer are in full effect: Stuart Popejoy
maneuvers synthesizer and bass collisions, Sarah Bernstein delivers
distorted violin and enigmatic spoken word, and Andrew Drury commands
a sonic sphere of drums and manipulated materials. The Brooklyn-based
trio has been together since 2009.
“Their extended sonic experimentalism brought to mind early Pink Floyd
psych-outs… transplanting Tonight Let’s All Make Love in London onto
the Lower East Side.” — The New York City Jazz Record.
“It will defy your expectations while providing some thought-provoking
voltage readings.” — Grego Applegate Edwards
Queens-based THE HOME OF EASY CREDIT challenges the boundaries of
free-improvised music, jazz, folk, and pop music with an iconoclastic
approach that defies all those who seek to classify music by genre.
Two musicians who met in New York in 2008 and were married one year
later, Danish multi-instrumentalist Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen and
bassist Tom Blancarte have teamed up musically as The Home of Easy
Credit, releasing their self-titled debut album on Northern Spy in
2012. Taking their name from a department store sign in a dilapidated
section of downtown Houston, Texas which they photographed while on
tour there, the duo seeks to hold up a mirror to contemporary musical
tastes to create a dark, beautiful and thrilling sound world that
reflects upon the decline of contemporary civilization. Recently
gaining notoriety for her improvised solo performances, Jensen uses a
broad range of colors, drawn from a long lineage of Scandinavian
artists including Jan Garbarek, Arve Henriksen and Björk but blended
with saxophone sounds as diverse as Lee Konitz or Mats Gustafsson. An
experienced veteran of the New York DIY music scene, Blancarte, who
plays electronic futuristic jazz with the Peter Evans Quintet,
hyperactive prog banjo/guitar shred with Seabrook Power Plant and
provides hellish bass insanity to tubist Dan Peck’s improvised doom
metal outfit The Gate, utilizes every trick in his book to underpin
his wife’s apocalyptic musical narratives. The year 2012 promises to
be an exciting year for the duo, as they plan an epic tour of North
America in the fall and two tours of Europe in the spring and summer.
BRIGGAN KRAUSS is a New York based saxophonist, composer and sound
artist who has been a strong presence in the New York creative music
scene for the past fifteen years. He is a founding member of Sex Mob,
has played on Grammy Award winning and nominated recordings and leads
several of his own projects as well as collaborating with many other
improvisers and composers in New York and around the world.