Electronic Music personal: Visit to NYC: recommendations and meet-ups?
Written August 11 2011
I'm going to be in Ney York from 3rd to 12th of September, mainly for this exhibition of some of my sound art: link
just wondering if anyone had any reccomendations of things to do, places to go, gigs not to miss.
And also if any EM411 folk want to meet up for a coffee/beer/gig/jam!
I'll be interested in some of this type of thing:
- free improv gigs
- interesting small exhibitions
- underground electronic music events
- noise, doom, drone gigs
- nice independent record shops
- cheap bicycle hire
- car-boot / yard sales
- anything good!
Feel free to email me at gndunning [hat] gmail [dhot] com
Sign up for Jeff Stark's Nonsense New york email list it's free and lists all the best underground events, parties even max/msp classes also check out the Danger Parties. Danger has built a swimming pool out of shipping containers and has built a fake indoor beach to throw paries in. Usually they have exceptional underground electronic music talent performing. I will be doing a large scale video installation at the DUMBO art festival but that unfortunately will be later in the month.
Ahh damn you are performing in Chelsea. Thursday night in Chelsea will be when all the openings occur there will be tons of stuff to do.
check out the brooklyn flea market if you get a chance. lots of cool stuff. you can even find some cool records (though the hipsters may mark up the prices really high). I found some sweet xenakis and goldie's saturnz return
oh yeah and a sweet Shift silkscreened vinyl
Drop into Honey Space in Chelsea on 11th between 21st-22nd there should be something interesting there and if there is an opening they have good parties. It's the sort of last standing DIY artist spot left in Chelsea.
Thanks guys, will check it all out!
Erstwhile records is having a MASSIVE fest at that time. If names like Keith Rowe, Taku Unami, Jason Lescalleet mean anything to you, then you need to check out link it goes from the 1st to the 17th or something with one amazing show after another. This is surely the most important event in this style of music in the last 5+ years, at least in this country.
Flies: amazing! I'd love to see Keith Rowe live. Cheers!
Man theres always something cool going down in NYC .
Ha! You mean
I haven't decided which, but i'll be going to one or two of those Erst events. The Friday 9'th event looks good: Rowe/Malfatti (composition) + Nakamura/Unami. Taku Unami is one of my favorite musicians these days: he always seems to bring fresh air, space, and a sort of irrevence that defuses the occasional stuffiness that characterizes eai.
the christian wolff/keith rowe set + lescalleet solo this sunday looks dope as well, but i have other plans... kind of an odd matchup. The wolff/rowe duo sounds really interesting though. Man, i would love to see all of these, but i am poor, busy with grad school, and I live like an hour+traffic outside of the city in jersey. life is so very, very hard ( j/k. i am doing really well. )
Went to the KR solo set on Sunday, really good. Blasts of fm radio featuring 90s pop songs (EMF!); couldn't-have-planned-it-better street sounds from outside, someone shouting "f*ck you, f*ck you! F*ck your performance!"; great dynamic range of sounds and silence coupled with superbly attentive audience; snippets of talk radio about 9/11 on the 10 year anniversary. Great set.
I had a really, really good time. If you get chance, my show's on till 8th October: link
I'll try and share some photos at some point.
Also went to the Monster Island closing party and saw some more great bands at a gallery space in Brooklyn. Plus medievil sword fighting with plastic swords and home made body armour, which I wasn't expecting to be involved in when signing up to do couchsurfing!
And a chiptunes night with a 4 piece band doing dub with nes sounds; californian hard electro-pop with screaming through vocoder; and 8-bit drum and bass act. And circuit bent nes visuals!
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