Sunday, April 24, 2016

Day of Listening ~ May 6, Troy, NY

"Deep Listening, is a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear, no matter what you are doing."
- Pauline Oliveros
Deep Listening, developed by composer Pauline Oliveros, explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature of listening.
The practice includes bodywork, sonic meditations, interactive performance, listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams. It cultivates a heightened awareness of the sonic environment, both external and internal, and promotes experimentation, improvisation, collaboration, playfulness and other creative skills vital to personal and community growth.
Workshops will run throughout the day, each will be 30-40 minutes long and range from mindful, relaxing activities, to more improvisatory and playful ones. Drop in any time. Here is the schedule for the day:
10am – Opening excitement!
10:15-11:00  “Tuning the Imminent Shift: A Participatory Performance” with Jennifer Wilsey, Sharon Stewart, Ximena Alarcón Diaz.
11:15-12:15  Deep Listening Workshop with Pauline Oliveros and Ione
12:15-1:00    “Ancestral Voicings” with Björn Eriksson, Noam Lemish, Jane Rigler
1:00 – 2:00     Lunch
2:15-3:00      “Spontaneity Workshop” with William Dickie, Lindsay Cooper, Keith Lay
3:15-4:00     “DIY Scores for Listening” with Stephanie Loveless
4:15-5:00    “Audient” with Vivienne Corringham
5:15-6:00    “The 150 Million Year-Old Symphony” Outdoor soundwalk with David Arner

10am - 6pm, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Studio 2, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Brian Kelly at the Pinhook ~ March 20th

This Sunday, March 20th is a very special evening at the Pinhook.  We are celebrating Adisa McKenzie's birthday, the first day of Spring, and Durham's own, Brian Kelly who is set to release his EP, "INTRODUCING" on March 25th.
The night features performances by Brian Kelly, who stands behind the definition of an indie artist. He writes and produces all of his music. He is 19 years old and ready to kick down industry doors with the Alternative R&B inspired EP “INTRODUCING".
Durham resident L. Cooper can be found with her hands in just about every facet of the artistic scene in this town. A talented vocalist, producer, and dj, she can be found leading Deep Listening workshops and organizing film festivals.  She has her fingers on the pulse of the underground, so expect the unexpected. 
Dusty Tech Plays a formula that consists of Hot Remixes, Burning Man themed music, Local Artists, Underground Artists and Producers, Classics and Originals. Basically, Dope music.  
Quran is an extremely talented producer, DJ and trombone player extraordinaire in Durham, NC. 
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. $7

Saturday, October 3, 2015

L. Cooper at Illegal Oct. 17th

Durham resident L. Cooper can be found with her hands in just about every facet of the artistic scene in this town. A talented vocalist, producer, and dj, she can be found leading Deep Listening workshops, organizing film festivals, hyping open mic night, and holding it down for Freestyle Palace at burning man every year. She has her fingers on the pulse of the underground, so expect the unexpected.

Party Illegal is excited to finally welcome Raleigh house music legend Marshall Jones to our fine city. With over 15 years experience, Marshall Jones is a wellspring of knowledge about the history and the culture of the house music scene. Repping Sound Cartel and DanceGruv radio, his set is sure to be a cohesive sound journey.

DJ Shahzad is a long time pillar of the Durham music scene. He is the resident dj for Toon and the Real Laww, can be found at numerous Runaway Clothing events, and has the music selection and scratching abilities to hang with the best. He sets the tone for the area, and we can't wait to see what fresh cuts he has in store for us.

Party Illegal and Durty Durham organizer Treee City's original productions have just been getting better and better. He is the master of the beat cypher, with lead roles in both Foundry in Durham and the more international Top Cats. Last time he played Illegal he dropped a set of entirely North Carolina tracks on us. Durham would truely not be the same without his tireless enthusiasm and organizational prowess.

As always, bass by Illegal's own subwoofers (built by Badman Sound)

$5 before 11pm, $8 after

Saturday, September 19, 2015

MANHATTAN SHORT film festival at Motorco ~ Tues. Sept. 29th 7pm

The MANHATTAN SHORT film festival is screening on Tuesday, September 29th at 7pm at MOTORCO in Durham. Filmgoers in North Carolina will unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during the week of Sept 25-Oct 4. Get your tickets now.

This year MANHATTAN SHORT received a record breaking 678 short film entries from 52 countries. The 10 Finalists hail from eight countries, with short films from Turkey and Kosovo representing their respective countries for the first time.

Cinemagoers will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor.

MANHATTAN SHORT is the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at on Monday, October 5, at 10:00 AM (EST).

This year's MANHATTAN SHORT highlights the continued importance of woman in film. Half of this year's selections feature actresses ranging in age from children to senior citizens. Audiences from last year's MANHATTAN SHORT also will be pleased to see rising star Marleen Lohse once again in Forever Over making her the first actor, male or female to appear in consecutive years in MANHATTAN SHORT. Two other short films (Bear Story and Patch) are sophisticated animations, as MANHATTAN SHORT continues to support this important art form. And, as always, MANHATTAN SHORT offers short films set in a wide range of locales, from the beaches in Turkey to the mountains of the Balkans to the streets of Berlin and the backroads of America's West Coast.

One World - One Week - One Festival

Monday, September 14, 2015

Epic Year at Freestyle Palace

We had an epic year building our 9th version of the Freestyle Palace theme camp in Black Rock City.  Thanks to everyone for the incredible energy and hard work that went into rocking 8:30 and Esplanade.  Shout out to the Freestyle family!!