NIKA KAISER -Dreamtime: An Uncanny Wilderness

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(Filmmaker in person)

Tonight’s program gathers a collection of works by the extraordinary Tucson video artist Nika Kaiser who has been busy sculpting the ethos of T-Town image/sound through her recent videos with Human Behavior, Gabriel Sullivan, Burning Palms & Prom Body. Come view a weaving together of Kaiser’s new works with a selection of artists films that link landscape, movement and technology to the supernatural human experience. Featuring Kaiser’s own films (including some Tucson premiers) + works by Innaritu and the LA Dance Project, video pioneer Joan Jonas and more!

THU 11/12 @ 7:30
RAINER FEST
(Celebration of the Life & Music of Rainer Ptacek)

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$7-$10 (Bring a candle for our light shrine tonight!)

Curated by Howe Gelb & Benefiting the Lily Ptacek College Fund
Gelb writes: “it was November 12 1997 when Rainer went on beyond .. this year on that date we will gather to spend a moment in collective ponder and celebrate the man in splendid cluster.

there will be a variety of short clips of filmed performances as well as a live song or two provided by Howe Gelb, Billy Sedlmayr, Van Christian, Tom Walbank, Brian Lopez, Gabriel Sullivan and Roman Barten-Sherman

come join us in lighting a candle and sharing a smile.”

Audience members are encouraged to bring candles for the show.

This will be an intimate seating limited show.

MON 10/19 @ 7:30
DVA (Czech Republic) + SHOODA SHOOK IT + surrealist animation

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An evening of art-pop music and darkly twisted visions, featuring Czech pop pranksters DVA, Tucson’s freaky fun disco-funksters Shooda Shook It, and uncanny animation. DVA an energetic two-piece duo specializing in a warped pop mishmash that incorporates outré instrumentation, plenty of studio effects, and lyrics culled from their own made-up language. DVA is also known for their animated music films and tonight we will screen some phantasmagorical classics of stop-motion animation from Jan Švankmajer and the Brothers Quay.

Thu 4/9
Violins and Noise in the Magical Kingdom of Dust

Jeff Young

Tucson violinist Robert Anthony Villa will play the 2nd and 3rd movements from Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata No. 2, followed by improvisation using themes by Ysaÿe or whatever he damn well feels like.

Jeff Young is a violinist, composer, and laptop musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He’ll perform a quirky selection of his own music for solo violin and live electronics under the heading Jeffrey Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust, including in-your-face theatrics, unabashed shredding, and oceanic soundscapes. He’ll also play a short piece for speaking violinist and retuned violin by Paul Pinto, a fellow member of New York’s thingNY composer-performer collective.
http://jeffrey-young.com/
http://radio.lownote.net/2015/01/episode-182-with-jeffrey-young

Algae and Tentacles, yon squishy-squashy noise-band-with-a-backbeat led by local bard John Melillo, will for this show feature a violinist trifecta: Samantha Bounkeua, Becky Pattowiz, and the aforementioned Robert Anthony Villa.
http://algaeandtentacles.bandcamp.com/

Violins and Noise in the Magical Kingdom of Dust

 

Jeff Young

Tucson violinist Robert Anthony Villa will play the 2nd and 3rd movements from Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata No. 2, followed by improvisation using themes by Ysaÿe or whatever he damn well feels like.

Jeff Young is a violinist, composer, and laptop musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He’ll perform a quirky selection of his own music for solo violin and live electronics under the heading Jeffrey Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust, including in-your-face theatrics, unabashed shredding, and oceanic soundscapes. He’ll also play a short piece for speaking violinist and retuned violin by Paul Pinto, a fellow member of New York’s thingNY composer-performer collective.
http://jeffrey-young.com/
http://radio.lownote.net/2015/01/episode-182-with-jeffrey-young

Algae and Tentacles, yon squishy-squashy noise-band-with-a-backbeat led by local bard John Melillo, will for this show feature a violinist trifecta: Samantha Bounkeua, Becky Pattowiz, and the aforementioned Robert Anthony Villa.
http://algaeandtentacles.bandcamp.com/

Thu 4/9
Violins and Noise in the Magical Kingdom of Dust

Jeff Young

Tucson violinist Robert Anthony Villa will play the 2nd and 3rd movements from Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata No. 2, followed by improvisation using themes by Ysaÿe or whatever he damn well feels like.

Jeff Young is a violinist, composer, and laptop musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He’ll perform a quirky selection of his own music for solo violin and live electronics under the heading Jeffrey Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust, including in-your-face theatrics, unabashed shredding, and oceanic soundscapes. He’ll also play a short piece for speaking violinist and retuned violin by Paul Pinto, a fellow member of New York’s thingNY composer-performer collective.
http://jeffrey-young.com/
http://radio.lownote.net/2015/01/episode-182-with-jeffrey-young

Algae and Tentacles, yon squishy-squashy noise-band-with-a-backbeat led by local bard John Melillo, will for this show feature a violinist trifecta: Samantha Bounkeua, Becky Pattowiz, and the aforementioned Robert Anthony Villa.
http://algaeandtentacles.bandcamp.com/

Wed 3/18
INDUSTRIAL FILMS // INDUSTRIAL MUSIC

It’s Dead Technology Night!

A celebration of media machines of times past! Witness the analog & mechanical sound musings of Igloo Martian, Purity of Essence, Jonathan Ray, Prabjit Virdee, Eric Schlappi , and Wyatt Schaffner each accompanying a mystery 16mm film. EV has provided each musician with merely the title and length of a “non-art” film… come marvel as they respond in real time before your very eyes & ears! The films are drawn from discarded educational and industrials archive at EV and span the gamut of esoteric and practical themes. An event of HEAVY synesthesia not to be missed!!

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Wed 12/3
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer & Katterwaul !!!

On Feb. 21, 2012, members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, donning their colorful trademark balaclavas, participated in a 40-second “punk prayer protest” on the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral before being detained. Arrested and tried for trespassing, wearing “inappropriate” sleeveless dresses and disrupting social order, Nadia, Masha and Katia were accused of religious hatred in a trial that reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society. Filmed over the course of six months by directors Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin, PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER highlights the forces that transformed these women from playful political activists to modern-day icons, exposing the state of Russian justice in the modern era. Opening the show, and keeping the riot real, is Brittany Katter’s fierce & uncompromising band, Katterwaul!

Film Trailer Here:

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BJORK’S BIOPHILIA LIVE

Friday, November 7

 BJORK’S BIOPHILIA LIVE Exclusive Event

$10 admission (no reservations….line up early…only 40 available seats!)

Exploded View is one of several hundred art spaces around the world (Sarajevo, Prague, Tokyo, Warsaw and Istanbul etc…) that have been chosen to premiere Bjork’s astonishing new multimedia concert film, BIOPHILIA LIVE. Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland’s film captures the human element of Björk’s multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at Björk’s show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on Biophilia and more using a broad variety of instruments – some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable. The film has already been hailed as a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers. “There are not many artists who can combine the lifecycle of a jellyfish with a breakbeat and make it work. But this is an extraordinary piece, perhaps more an opera, where Björk and drummer Manu Delago are at their virtuosic best. It’s utterly bonkers yet moving – especially a strange love song set to a mutating virus. “
- The Guardian

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Tues 10/28
Silent Film // Live Music: Salvador Dali & Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou

($10 admission)

Vicki Brown, Naim Amor & Connor Gallaher each perform a unique live score to Dali & Buñuel’s 1929 silent surrealist film classic, Un Chien Andalou. Come experience the most provocative and confrontational film of all times interpreted by 3 of Tucson’s finest musicians in the form of 3 unique soundtracks that will forever change your experience of the film. Tonight, experience 3 times the eye-slicing & ear thrilling wonder all presented in a 16mm film projection event!! At its Paris premiere, the 21 minute Chien caused a riot with it’s sexual and religious blasphemy! Almost 100 years past it’s making, the film remains a deeply mysterious, provocative and frighteningly beautiful framing of our collective dreamspun unconscious.

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