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The Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

naked roots conducive and the super coda will present a series of events in the upcoming weeks that focus on the space between song and narrative. we'll host five events at five participating brooklyn venues. we'll seek to create a context in which song once again births ritual and is in no way prescribed by people who mostly don't give a shit. 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.

our hope is to build a strong platform that enables us to make this carnival a tri-yearly occurrence.

naked roots conducive will close each night with a performance.

we will all of us connect and continue connecting until artistic transfusion is possible, body and soul.


10/3 @ Panoply Performance Laboratory -
grex -
india czajkowska -

we have launched a GoFund me campaign to help cover costs for traveling artists (of which there are quite a few). please help if you are able to!
all shows begin at 8.
$5-15 at the door.

i live to speak to/for Presence. i believe that the artists that i find qualify as experimental songwriters (or song-improvisors) are, as a group, totally present in their creative and performative processes. i can, with some confidence, say that the act of being present is the most experimental act of all.

to read more and check for updates :


Saturday, June 6th 2015 to Sunday, June 7th 2015

PPL Space is a Bushwick Open Studios Info Hub ("B") see map HERE. We will be hosting a two-day exhibition, 1pm-8pm both days. 

CACHE is value given to something, something that deserves to be hoarded or mediated due to its high desirability. "Cache" synonyms include: hideout, hoardings, repository, stash, stockpile, wealth, accumulations, heirlooms, treasures, wealth, assets, kittys, supplies, treasury, drop joint, hiding place.  

ARTISTS: Ivy Castellanos, Anya Liftig, Ayana Evans, Edward G Sharp, Geraldo Mercado, PPL, tozz buttz, Ultras, Batya Goldberg, Felix Morelo.  


Bushwick Open Studios: Panoply Lab

Sunday, June 1st 2014

Panoply Performance Laboratory is a space but it is also a collective and the moniker for work by Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle.

WE PERFORM FOR YOU/YOU PERFORM FOR US the civil war Embarazo of/with ya __a homebase durational performance and colloquium__

Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) is unbounded by discipline or field, we collect ourselves around processes, theorizing social systems, ideological structures, modes of production, and epistemic genealogies via actions, relational constructs, images, music, noise, texts, interactions, video, and objects. Past projects have included a durational diner, a silviculture museum, happenings, full-length operas, workshops, solo and duo actions, conferences, concerts, gallery exhibitions, and large-scale collaborative works of constructional institutional critique. Often focusing on conflicts between individualism and collectivity, PPL’s engagements have included residencies across from the NY Stock Exchange on Wall Street through LMCC, and at LPAC, University Settlement, and in other spaces across social spheres. Projects have been hosted by Glasshouse, Grace Exhibition Space, The Brick Theater, the cell, Dixon Place, Silent Barn, IV Soldiers, English Kills, AUNTS, several chashama spaces, Casita Maria, Bronx Arts Space, and Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics (to name a few in NYC) and Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery (Chicago), Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, University of Kentucky, Ohio State, LA GALERIA at Villa Victoria (Boston), The Lemp (St. Louis), 119 Gallery (Lowell, MA), Charlotte Street’s La Esquina Gallery (Kansas City), Gruntaler9, ACUD, KuLe Theater, and BLO Atelier (Berlin), The Pumpehuset (Copenhagen), and many festivals, fairs, public sites, and other contexts.

Public Summit on TOURING: Building A Network

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Join dance and curatorial collective SALTA here on tour from Oakland, CA (, PPL and Future Death Toll (just back from March tour), and many other artists (YOU! YOU'VE ALL BEEN ON TOUR! If you haven't, come find out more about it!) for a discussion and connection-session on touring. We will be sharing maps of places to perform, people to contact, and ways of making tour viable for collectives and individuals, working towards building and enacting a network of support and mutuality.

Meeting 4-6, followed by PERFORMANCE ART OPEN SPACE, sign-up starts at 6, performances begin at 8pm.

Valerie's Birthday Extravaganza: Brooklyn Edition

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Double the Birthday, Grow a third Arm. JUST YOU WAIT AND SEE.

Household Tales - If Edward Hopper and Edward Gorey played a game of Scrabble and it turned into a lost child, they would name it Household Tales. With William Lea and David Redbranch on guitars/vocals, Sean Ali on bass, Tim Shortle on drums.

Theodore Robinson - aka Leland Wulff aka Suspensers, pusher of the finest acid-country tunes heard in an age, plus a damn fine performer to boot.

The Resident Artists of PPL (Brian McCorkle, Esther Neff, B.J. Dini, Simon Seapony, Valerie Kuehne -

Michael Durek - NYC's favorite theremin-toting-festival-organizing-cosmic-collaborator weaving a saucy blend of pulsitile, structured, yet free electronic music making use of synths, theremins, and sampled sounds recorded from Durek’s everyday life

Matt Dallow - outlaw accordionist busker extraordinaire, the heavens will rattle, and you may need another drink for this one.

Raymond Todd - Poetry

MORE TBA Streaming KITTEN VIDEOS all night LONG. donations collected for the show will go towards adopting a resident kitten at PPL!

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