ANNOUNCING A SHUT-OUT FEST FOR THE REST OF US!!!
Thursday April 12th & Friday April 13th at BIG SKY WORKS
Over TWO consecutive nights, Anna Copa Cabanna, Joe McGinty & BAMiAM.tv present a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation of their SEMI-complete repertoire in the BIG SKY WORKS Atrium.
Each evening consists of a live performance and visualization of 2/3 of Kraftwerk’s studio albums—Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans-Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981) & Techno Pop (1986)—in the order of their release.
This RE-reinterpretation showcases Kraftwerk’s historical contributions to and contemporary influence on global sound and image culture… FOR THOSE OF US WHO DON’T HAVE FANCY MOMA(/internet scalper) CONNECTIONS.
*THURSDAY, APRIL 12*
Doors at 8pm
Autobahn (1974)- Cosmicide (members of The Secret Machines)
Radio-Activity (1975) – The Trapeze Loft
Trans-Europe Express (1977)- Dead Mofo (members of The Kills, A Place to Bury Strangers) Projections by Spencer Bewley!
+ DJ Niteline (Kevin Duffey) before, after and in between!
*FRIDAY, APRIL 13*
Doors at 9pm
The Man-Machine (1978) – The Anna Copa Cabanna Show
Computer World (1981) -Joe McGinty’s Circuit Parade, featuring Mike McGinnis (woodwinds), Leon Dewan (Dewanatron) and Dorit Chrysler (Theremin).
Techno Pop (1986) – The Dirty Boogaloo
+ DJ URSULA1000 before, after and in between!
BOTH nights will feature a larger than life keytar-triggered light show by BAMiAM.tv
SATURDAY APRIL 14th
|| Aztec Economy + Den Svarta Fanan
Joe Merolla (Cello) / Weasel Walter (Drums) / Nonoko Yashida (Alto Sax)
Casey Wimpee (text) / Sean Berman (video design) / Adam Belvo (Pizo)
Julie Morgethaler (Penka) / Laten Willson (Pascal) / Cole Wimpee (actions)
Nick Capodice (007)
Panoply Performance Lab
Esther Neff + Brian McCorkle + Arla Berman + Bonnie Kane
Mark Morgan (Guitar) / Richard Hoffman (bass) / John Lockie (drums)
check out the video trailer here:
PSYCHOJELLY (aztec economy) is a half-hour performance with live music and video detailing a narrative involving radioactive jelly, turtle eggs, floppy discs, James Bond, and cold war escapism set in Bulgaria in the 1980s. Aztec Economy has presented shows at the Obie-Award Winning Ice Factory at the Ohio Theater and 3LD in Lower Manhattan, as well as at P.S.122, The Tank (formerly in Tribeca), The Steamship Lilac off the Hudson River,
The Brick Theater, Brooklyn Fire Proof, New Orleans Fringe Festival, The Fridge in Washington D.C., and bars, backyards, rooftops, and churches all over Brooklyn.
DEN SVARTA FANAN is composed of Joe Merolla on Cello, Weasel Walter on Drums, and Nonoko Yashida on Alton Sax.
PHOTONS BE FREE (panoply performance lab) was originally cheap propaganda for the Hologram Liberation Front written by The Doctor (Joe). PPL’s 2012 piece attempt to provide a crucial platform for the voices of photon, electrons, and other enslaved particles (dear ones), as they shuffle together for warmth, scream their despair into ears too large and crude to understand, and riot across the spectrum in a haze of elementary self-organization.
with Esther Neff, Brian McCorkle, Arla Berman, Bonnie Kane
SIGHTINGS is a psychedelic rock band in Brooklyn. DISCOGRAPHY 4 song 7″ (Freedom From, 2001) “Live” cass. (Spite, 2001) “Sightings” cd/lp (Load, 2002) “Live at Free 103.9 FM” cd-r (Free 103.9 FM, 2002) “Michigan Haters” cd (Psych-O-Path, 2002) “Absolutes” cd/lp (Load/Riot Season, 2003) “Unreleased Vols. 1 & 2” cd-r (no label, 2003) “Gardens of War” w/ Tom Smith cd (Smackshire, 2004) “Arrived In Gold” cd/lp (Load, 2004) “Castle Moat/Invisible Coats” 7″ (Fusetron, 2005) “Back to Back/Une Drole De Journee” 7″ split with Hrvatski (Ache, 2005) “End Times” cd/lp (Fusetron/ En/Of, 2006) vinyl edition has 3 tracks from CD version + one different song and is paired with an offset print from artist Daniel Richter. ltd to 100 copies “Through The Panama” cd/lp (Load-CD/Ecstatic Peace-LP, 2007) Mike Morgan (Guitar), Richard Hoffman (Bass), John Lockie (Drums).
FRIDAY APRIL 20th!
White Mystery 4/20 Record Release Rock’n’Roll Circus
White Mystery is the rock’n’roll duo Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White from Chicago named a Top Sibling Act and Best Video Premiere by MTV. The siblings are excited to celebrate their third annual 4/20 record release at Big Sky Works with New York talents Total Slacker, Habibi, Fucking Bullshit, ventriloquist Carla Rhodes, visuals by B.A. Miale, and aerial performers. Join the event to make this a true Rock’n’Roll Circus! 9PM, 21+, $10
RSVP ON FACEBOOK!
Flier Art: http://www.whitemysteryband.com/2012/04/01/white-mystery-record-release/
White Mystery LINKS
VONIGA (Courtney Von Drehle & Joe Janiga, with Margretta Hansen)
MEGAN HANLEY & LAURA VILLAVERDE
& MAJA RAJENOVICH
‘I Saw Her Only Yesterday,’ by VONIGA, the Emmy nominated Portland, OR based musical duo of accordionist Courtney Von Drehle and percussionist Joe Janiga, team up with modern dancer Margretta Hansen for a sound/dance aperitif. Hansen’s movement acts as a non-verbal narrator to the sweet and sorrowful music of these two film composers who are in town performing with Klezmocracy as part of the DoJump show at the New Victory Theater. www.voniga.com
‘Come Sit Stay’ (2011) A man confuses his girlfriend for a dog, expecting loyalty and obedience. In this short film written and directed by JODY OBERFELDER, playfulness turn to violence and fantasy leaves questions as to who is man’s best friend. Editing by Daniel Garcia, cinematography by Clarrissa de los Reyes, and music composed by Brendan Berry, with lyrics by Jody Oberfelder sung by Tine Kndermann and David Starrels. www.jodyoberfelder.com
A debut night: MARK NILSEN will narrate and sing a condensed version from ‘Wizard of Sand’ an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece, The Wizard of Oz.. Our story begins on the eve of Diggidy; an itinerant laborer leaving for America on a 10 day trek through the desert toward Southern California to pick water melons, in hopes of meeting the Wizard of Sand. Come catch the colorful adventure! www.nycsewer.com
CHRIS COCHRANE will be playing first his show in NY since returning from performing THEM with Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis Cooper and some amazing dancers at the Pompidou Center in Paris. He’ll be playing guitar and singing in some combination of noise and song. http://www.chriscochrane.net
TANYA GAGNE (aka T-Pow!) brings her latest music-making-flying-contraption, the first Composition in a series: Beat feet! ONWARDS + UPWARDS. Tanya is one half of the infamous Wau Wau Sisters, member of Chica Vas, founder & director of the Trapeze Loft & Big Sky Works, veteran of Circus Amok, the Bindlestiff Family Circus, LAVA & La Soiree, & always excited to share the stage w/Vic Thrill & Bamiam.tv. Team Spirit Animal Squad, w/Suzanne Rogaleski (of Lone Wolf & Cub), will be returning to Big Sky Works this year. www.tanyagagne.com
MEGAN HANLEY and LAURA VILLAVERDE present ‘Sin Fronteira,’ a short theatrical piece about precocity and borders, featuring two Minute Men waiting for someone like Godot on the Texas/Mexico border, exploring inter-linguistic poetry. These two artists met through extensive training with the SITI company, lead by the work of Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki.www.meganhanley.weebly.com
For tonight’s show, HAROLD MOELLER will be giving a motivational speech on the ‘Evils of Tobacco’. We’ve loved him in the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Bindelstiff Variety Show, with Britney Spears on her ‘CIRCUS’ tour, on cruise ships, theme parks, and in his appearances Off Broadway. Harold performs as a clown, juggler, lasso artist, cyr wheelist (the Human Spoke), unicycler, and a FUNNY face maker.
MAJA RAJENOVICH presents a small collection of dance films and live performances from her ‘Comic Series: Love Letters to Brooklyn and the Volcano’. A flock of birds will be enlisted to accompany the solo flight, based on research that shows a bird travels more swiftly en masse. www.majarajenovich.com
PRESENTING A CIRCADELIC REINTERPRETATION OF THE CLASSIC KINKS ALBUM!!
Why just listen to an album when you can exist inside of it?
Come enjoy one of the best concept albums ever written in the form of an interactive art installation/DIY musical/circus show, chock full of aerialists, dancers, cabaret stars and much more! BRING THE KIDS!
Sat, March 31st, 2012 – TWO SHOWS!
5pm – Kid-Friendly Matinee! (doors at 4)
& 8:30pm (doors at 7:30)
VGPS performed in it’s entirety by THE MARCH FOURTH! straight from the animal farm!
in the big sky by TANYA GAGNE
JEAN “Jeanie Thunder” LOSCALZO
and the starstruck KRIS OLNESS!!
AMY G (with all of her friends in tow)
“Wicked” ANNA COPA CABANNA
SISTERSARABROWN (taking pictures)!
Do you remember SARA CHAMPAGNE?!
Acrobatics by the phenomenal AIDAN O’SHEA
Contortion by the riverside with AMAZING AMY
Enormous narrative & psychedelic light show by BAMiAM.tv animated LIVE before your eyes. On a keytar.
CREAM OF THE BIG TOP! Spring Circus Cabaret
Doors at 8pm
$15Hosted by Jennifer Miller of Circus Amok & starring:
***Amy G, Adam Kuchler, Felicia O’Brien, Krin Haglund, Ambrose Martos, Cody Shreger, Rob Lok, Rudi Macaggi, Summer Lacy, Russel Brown, Kristin Olness, Alyssa Abeyta, Jeff & Buttons, Sarah Brodsky, Clara La France, Carla Cantrelle, Amazing Amy, Jean Loscalzo, David James, Anna Pillot Fedak, Billy Shultz, Hula Hoop Harlot
DreamMachine, Curated by 2Spass, is a happening combining performance art, storytelling and photography. This piece features New York performers Aidan O’Shea, Ambrose Martos, Anush Mirbegian, Tanya Gagne, 2Spass (Florence Montmare + Sara Brown).
This is the moment, the half second, the millennia, between one transformation to the next.
This SATURDAY Feb 25th DO NOT MISS….357 Lover playing to 6 Aerialists
~Tyler V. Shaqiri, Sarah Brodsky, Tess Emerson, Jean Loscalzo, Kristine Petrucione and Una MimnaghWITH:Angela Harriell’s Love Show dancers
***featuring the video stylings of BAMiAM.tv
GARAGE PERFORMANCE +FILM
BIG SKY WORKS BROOKLYN
29 Wythe Ave @ 14th St
$10 suggested donation
FEATURING: Ondyne’s Demise, Nick Meyer & Kieran Lally,
Colin Langenus & Eli Winograd, Maja Rajenovich, Ann Tracy,
Youngsun Cho & Mayu Iwasaki, Nora Burn, & Max Sympathy.
ONDYNE’S DEMISE is an ethereal ambient music project. Operatic vocals blend with dark strains of cello and sweeping cinematic synth, heralding listeners into a dark mysterious world of water spirits and unsettled phantoms.
NICK MEYER is a photographer from Western Massachusetts. KIERAN LALLY is half of the rock duo Horse Spirit Penetrates, and often a subject in Meyer’s work. In their slide show, PATTERN LANGUAGE, the two combine still images and music to create an abstract narrative. http://www.nickmeyerphoto.com/
COLIN LANGENUS & ELI WINOGRAD run a studio in Brooklyn, pooling their equipment and collaborating heavily. They play art shows, mellow minimal country, psychedelic yacht rock comfortable soul jam…or whatever they want. http://colinlangenus.com/
MAJA RAJENOVICH presents PORTRAIT OF A CATCH-ALL, a tribute to the bravery and idealism of an American Dreamer, inspired by Ray Kachel (OWS) and George Packer (writer/reporter). http://majarajenovich.com/
ANN TRACY’S short video, COSMIC BOXING packs a punch as well as advises on the Sutras for living in this newly arrived Aquarian Age. Ann (Gianroop Kaur) teaches Kunadlini Yoga and Meditation at Golden Bridge Yoga, NYC. She is a life-long studio artist. http://www.anntracy.info/
TRANSPLANTS is a collection of interwoven movements highlighting the kaleidoscopic rhythm of a New Yorkers’ daily life. It is performed by two recent NYC arrivals, YOUNGSUN CHO & MAYU IWASAKI, who marvel at how people adapt to extreme, self-imposed conditions of the City, what people do in order to survive, and affirm their commitment to stay on.
NORA BURN is a founding member of the comedy groups Unitard and the Nellie Olesons. She’s cheating on her gays and performing solo, so don’t tell, though she’s sure they’re performing solo in steam rooms around the city.
A EULOGY FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE (film) by MAX SYMPATHY. Intended to portray nudity without sex and blood without violence. 15 minutes of fame for wage slaves & nobodies from nowhere, forever an evanescent moment. 90’s Portland, Oregon as last gasp analog sci-fi, deep in sensation and heavily saturated, cinema, desperate music in love with truth and beauty. http://www.ahistoricalproductions.com/
GARAGE PERFORMANCE + FILM has a running open call.
If interested in participating in an upcoming event,
Send proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Future dates: Sunday, March 4th & Thursday, April 5th.
THE INDECENT, BIG NILS and TOY SUGAR rocks BIG SKY WORKS with special guest DJ KEILI and BAMIAM.TV
Jan 14th, 2012 BIG SKY WORKS presents an evening of all original music with three of the hottest teen rock bands in the country along with special guest DJ KEILI from Beastin’ the Airwaves on WFMU Radio and mind bending visuals from BAMIAM.TV
THE INDECENT make music that is aggressive, subtle, poetic, profane, and quite often all these things at once. Influenced by Patti Smith, the Gits, the Velvet Underground, Barrett’s Floyd, and many Seattle-type things, the Indecent are Emily Brout (vocals), Madeline Brout (bass), Bo Brout (guitar), all from New York City, and Windsor, Ontario’s Nicholas Burrows on drums. The group self-released their first album, Her Screwed Up Head, in the fall of 2010, and will release their major label debut on Warner Bros Records this coming spring, produced by Rob Cavallo.
BIG NILS is a Western Mass. Freewheelin’ punk band that enjoys getting band burgers (and each other). They are named after a very tall ex punk rocker named Nils who has a rock n’ roll tattoo and has been arrested for stealing and setting buildings on fire. They are currently working on putting out “Siblings” on cassette tape and hopefully, in the future on vinyl. Some fun band activities include making underwear, taking band trips to play shows in Sen’s Cadillac and making noise in Coco’s basement.
TOY SUGAR is NYC’s all girl teen band-a little sweet, a little rebellious and a whole lotta’ talented! They are fans of sweeping guitars, crooning vocals, and pounding drums. Their unique sound plays with old school rock n’ roll, touches of punk and indie rock. They have played many wonderful venues in NYC and especially love Big Sky Works, which is a second home to these rockers!
DJ KEILI- WFMU darling and host of Beastin’ The Airwaves! with Keili since 2008, DJ Keili has been spinning on the air and in the club since the age of 15. She’s got her finger on the pulse of the All Ages Indie Music movement, bringing it to events at the finest venues and smallest dives in New York City and the world.
B.A MIALE aka BAMiAM.TV is a not only an award winning music video director, but a rare breed of video artist who mashes up her playfully psychedelic visuals in real time on a keytar.