CalArts Archive, from top: Conny Cavazos, Lei Lei, 2019; Onyou Kim and Vivian Naranjo, Martha Friedman, 2017; Florencio Zavala and Victor Hu, Miranda July & Phil Elverum, 2007; Jae-Hyouk Sung, Matmos, 2003; Cassandra Cisneros, Juyoung Kim, and SoYun Cho, Redcat: Cauleen Smith: “Black Utopia LP,” 2013; Jens Gehlhaar, Anthony Hernandez: Landscape for the Homeless, 1997; Bijan Berahimi and Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, No Age & Brian Roettinger, 2013; Angela Bac and Jessie Zo, 2014 CalArts Halloween, 2014; Scott Barry, Rachel Harrison (3/3), 2010; Louise Sandhaus, Ed Fella Farewell Lecture: Educated, Philosofated, Detroitated, Esplicated, 2013; Allison Hsiao, Redcat: Adentro, 2018. Images courtesy and © the artists and CalArts.
No Age is playing a short series of gigs in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix this week before flying to Europe later this month for a longer tour.
Thursday, March 8, doors at 8 pm.
HIGHLAND PARK EBELL CLUB, 131 South Avenue 57, Los Angeles.
NEON REVERB MUSIC FESTIVAL, Friday, March 9, at midnight.
BUNKHOUSE, 124 South 11th Street, Las Vegas.
FLYING BURRITO MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL, Saturday, March 10. Doors at 4 pm.
CRESCENT BALLROOM, 309 North 2nd Avenue, Phoenix.
Dean Spunt (left) and Randy Randall. Image credit: No Age.
PARISLA 15—SPRING 2017—MUSIC
On the cover Ash B., 2016 © Wolfgang Tillmans
Comes with a flexi disc by D.A. Spunt
I don’t write music. We never did. Sonic Youth never did. Our writing is sitting around and playing, and reforming it. — Kim Gordon
In America we have this history where we forgive the oppressor and vilify the outsider. — Taylor Mac
I mean, I see the life politic, the life that we live all together as people, is the sum of what people throw into their world. — Wolfgang Tillmans
The last twelve months have seen Wolfgang Tillmans’ return to music after a nearly thirty-year absence, Taylor Mac’s one-time-only 24-hour concert performance, and the first release of Kim Gordon’s music under her own name.
PARISLA 15—an issue devoted to music—brings together conversations with these artists, as well as interviews with Carrie Brownstein (with Kim Gordon), Josh Da Costa and Matt Fishbeck about Solid Rain, Pulitzer Prize-winning Caroline Shaw, art and music entrepreneur Aaron Bandaroff on Know Wave, and Chloé Maratta and Flannery Silva of Odwalla88 (joined by Dean Spunt of No Age).
Issue 15 also features a conversation between LA-based curators Sohrab Mohebbi and Aram Moshayedi, and writer Gaye Theresa Johnson about her first book Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles, essays on Lady Tigra and on Black Sabbath’s final tour by Noah Lyon, Yelli Yelli in her own words, a piece by associate editor Evan Moffitt on Berlin and Bowie, an excerpt from The Standard Book of Color by Andrew Berardini, and a report from Standing Rock by Oscar Tuazon.
Something hip is happening at The Getty! Now you can visit the museum on the hill, and enjoy a beautiful California summer evening outside, listening to music, watching performance, and enjoying local beers and bites. Sarah Cooper is curating a great series of Friday night events at The Getty this summer: Friday Flights.
I’m really excited to announce that Wendy Yao of Ooga Booga is hosting this Friday!
If you can’t make this week’s event, you can catch a night hosted by No Age on Friday July 18th, and Mikael Jorgensen on Friday August 8th.
FRIDAY FLIGHTS HOSTED BY OOGA BOOGA
Date: June 27, 2014
Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Courtyard
Admission: Free; no reservations required; Parking $10
Ooga Booga is an innovative storefront shop that features alternative objects, design, fashion, artist books and editions, as well as records and visual projects by musicians. Under the direction of owner Wendy Yao, the store presents objects with a disregard for conventional boundaries, with a punk-inspired irreverence, showing that artists and ideas in any discipline can be engaged in the same aesthetic discussion. For Friday Flights, Yao has invited a group of artists and musicians who, each in their own way, deals with performance—one of the deepest connections between music and the visual arts.
Avey Tare of the renowned sound innovators Animal Collective, teams up with Black Dice’s Bjorn Copeland for an sound installation and performance. Avey Tare, whose practice with Animal Collective spans ten studio albums that pushed electronic music into wholly new, kaleidoscopic territories, isn’t new to the museum context—he co-staged an environmental sonic experience inside New York’s Guggenheim Museum in 2010. Bjorn Copeland’s distorted noise-rock with Black Dice has also thrived in the art context, appearing in an installation by artist Peter Coffin at Andrew Kreps Gallery, composing tracks for painter Richard Phillips, and performing in art venues like the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The Andy Warhol Museum, and more.
Nguzunguzu are an integral force within the L.A.-based Fade To Mind collective, specializing in piecing together disparate club elements into a peculiar sound that is all at once tough, emotive, sexy, and scary. Nguzunguzu’s sets are a dizzying combination of digging, blending, and seamless re-contextualization. Never content to stay in one place for too long, Nguzunguzu’s journeys may take you around the weirder edges of chart R&B and hip-hop, Baltimore club, globetrotting urban pop, eski, zouk, footwork, kizomba, or kuduro, before splintering into genres unknown.
MAL PAIS is a collaboration between artists M. Cay Castagnetto and MPA conceived nine months ago and born today as a rant-band. From the lookout point between four tracks looping separate circles, MAL PAIS’s performance shadows the work of Henry Hills, Ester Ferrer, Libby Howes of the Wooster Group, and Yvonne Rainer.
Alexa Weir, Flora Wiegmann, Rikki Rothenberg, and Busy Gangnes are all Los Angeles-based dancers who, individually and collectively, bring dance to unique environments such as galleries, outdoor spaces, malls, and music venues. They will perform a three-hour structured improvisational score using found movement and borrowed choreography. The piece travels throughout the museum.