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The Brooklyn Experimental Song Revival

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

this past fall : the super coda & naked roots conducive hosted the first edition of the brooklyn experimental song carnival, featuring over 20 artists performing within & against the space between sound and narrative. there was catharsis. there was shock. there was gut-splitting beauty & probably grace.

december 15th : we continue the search for new organs, catharsis, some god-forsaken nexus, the proverbial ghost-in-the-machine. you know, songs & shit.

Natalia Steinbach
violinisms/eurydice
http://nataliasteinbach.com/

Alex Cohen/Michael F. Dailey Jr.
drums/AMA
http://www.alexcohendrums.com/live/
https://www.facebook.com/birdorgan

Julia Santoli
soundbodies/alchemy
http://juliasantoli.net/

Lynn Wright
folklore/desolation
https://www.facebook.com/andthewiremen/

Leah Coloff
celloscopes/dialectics
http://leahcoloff.com/

Lorene Bouboushian/Kaia Gilje/Valerie Kuehne
peanut butter/celine dion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmBzNDGqCNI

http://www.thesupercoda.com/

trauma salon : bafflement & benediction

Sunday, December 20th 2015

we engage/question those around us. we must. must we? in speaking our truth to another do we realize a deeper meaning? or do we lose the meaning altogether? layers of abstraction/collision/delineation/confusion/translation/fear - we may never break free. we may very well be already lost in the moss of complication.
but then again. perhaps we do break free. perhaps the point is full of air.
in such a way, we endlessly attempt.

Lucas Brode:
http://www.lucasbrode.com/

Natalia Steinbach:
http://nataliasteinbach.com/

Nick Jozwiak:
https://soundcloud.com/nicholas-jozwiak

Cory Bracken
http://www.corybracken.com/

a ritual by Valerie Kuehne
http://www.valeriekuehne.com/

http://www.thesupercoda.com/
http://www.panoplylab.org/space

The Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival : DAY 5 : Jeff Young/Anaïs Maviel/ellen o/Naked Roots Conducive

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Naked Roots Conductive & The Super Coda are THRILLED to present the first annual Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival.

 

We will no longer force experience from experiment. We will create a context in which song once again births ritual. We will perform in protest of prescription bullshit and radio decay. We'll attempt to witness song writing and sung performance from as many different angles as possible: from inception to decay, from influx to arborescence, from the entertaining to the funereal. We will dance between the lines of song and narrative, explosively. DAY FIVE :

 

8p @ Panoply Performance Laboratory - panoplylab.org

Jeff Young - http://www.jeffrey-young.com

Anaïs Maviel - http://www.anaismaviel.com

ellen o - http://www.golbolus.com/sparrows.html

Naked Roots Conducive - http://www.nakedrootsconducive.com

$10-20 at the door

(no one turned away)

Help the traveling artists cover their costs!!!!! - https://www.gofundme.com/9hxxnp5f

to read more about what this is happening go here - http://www.thesupercoda.com

fight off your demons.

Trauma Salon : gravity & the grotesque

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

the voice soothes; the body shudders. breathe in heat; heated breasts. we search our skin for unchanging signs. we seek to solidify this search through speech.
Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlaþ
(Mind must be the firmer, heart the bolder,
spirit must be the greater, as our strength diminishes.)
In such a way, we endlessly compose.

Hey Exit :
Hey Exit is Brendan Landis, a resident of Brooklyn. His music aims for an ambiguous middleground between loud and quiet, dense and sparse, bleak and optimistic – seeking not so much to oscillate between extremes as to find a space where they can coexist and influence each other
https://heyexit.bandcamp.com/album/else

Naked Roots Conducive :
Naked Roots Conducive seeks to provide education and cultivate awareness concerning mental illness, addiction, and trauma. Our music is about surviving devastation through the beauty of creation. We feel that in confronting personal difficulties head on and shaping them into music and art we find a means of addressing the reality of our condition. We seek to create work that reveals the experience, struggles, consequences, and revelations of depression, bipolarity, and addiction. In striving towards clarity and transparency we discover a channel for personal and intrapersonal healing and tools for breaking down social stigma surrounding these diseases. We want to help others recover and find a way of living that is rooted in hope and creativity.
We will present a piece not unlike this mission and the darkness underscoring said emergence.
http://www.nakedrootsconducive.com/

CAGES :
(TJ Borden, Nola Ranallo, Others)
https://blackdotsbuffalo.bandcamp.com/album/blk-03-cages-vivipary

Meaner Pencil :
http://www.meanerpencil.com/

An Open Discussion to Follow

http://www.thesupercoda.com/
http://www.panoplylab.org/space

Trauma Salon : Serotonin & Selectivity

Thursday, June 4th 2015

The short answer is shit isn't working properly. We observe defectiveness in nature: the end of laughter.
We feel & know that something is terribly wrong. We absorb. It hurts. Exactly how much is beyond our control.
Little by Little we shock ourselves into truth, trick ourselves into joy, find solace in the fact that nothing lasts, including our biochemical composition. In such a way, we endlessly grow.

Epitaphs Live: Colleen McCarthy & David Grollman
The epitaph is a short verse honoring the deceased, inscribed on his tombstone. It can be a brief record of his life, an aphorism, or words he lived by.
An extreme mood state can cause a warped perspective, in which that ephemeral moment of suffering feels like "the story of my life." At the lowest depression, one might feel like he is dead already. --Say it were so, how would the epitaph read?
"Epitaphs" (Colleen McCarthy-Smee, 2015) is a book of short verses honoring the deceased and the not-dead-yet who suffer(ed) variously psychoses and suicide.
In performance, David Grollman and Colleen McCarthy improvise of the book, with David accompanying himself on snare.

Natalia Steinbach
I have struggled and suffered with depression and suicidality for most of my life. In this performance piece I will be sharing some of my experiences as recalled through journal entries written about a year ago. As an artist and as an individual who has dealt with trauma, I hope to raise awareness and promote education concerning mental illness, along with providing support and hope to others who are dealing with similar issues. I have learned a lot from personal devastation and I feel that others can too, whether it be from their own trials and strife or through empathy for those around them.
https://www.facebook.com/NataliaBSteinbach

Brandon Lopez
I'll be presenting solo works for upright bass, partially composed elsewhere, mostly composed in real time. The work, for me, is about consecration and organization in derogatory and chaotic sounds. The previous statement is reductive. I hope It helps you think, comforts you, disturbs you, gives you something.
Gives you something, and takes away your time.
https://tongueinteeth.wordpress.com/

Beuys Club
Meow, yowl, fight, publicly fornicate. territory, food, trash, eat. meow yow meow yow. i'm an urban cat. we are cats. mama and babycat, rattle my cans. street. sleep under a tree, in a bush in your yard. eat your trash. chase a rat. meow moew moew. if you dont sepak cat thats a personal problem. cage us, sanitize us, civilize us, transform my meow. impulse to reproduce, soothed. i am we are pre surgical, now post surgical. my yowl my cat i am a terror, idolize me.
http://www.jackiedu.net/#!beuys-club/cl5u

with closing remarks by Esther Neff

According to Google; cheese, chocolate, fish & sex really do help. Thanks, Google.

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