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trauma salon : trama and traume

Monday, November 23rd 2015

life, in many ways, operates as an incomplete dream. unhinged memories; fragmented ideals. in case of insomnia; reverse nostalgia.
a body at rest is there for the taking, if you desire it. read the tibetan book of the dead before bed. in such a way, we endlessly dream.

CATFOX -
http://www.thecatfox.com/

Borts Minorts -
http://bortsminorts.tumblr.com/

channel 63 -
channel63 channel63.bandcamp.com

Valerie Kuehne presents : Horror Vacui
http://www.valeriekuehne.com/

Lorene Bouboushian
http://lorenebouboushian.wordpress.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 : resuscitation & rapture

Thursday, September 24th 2015

feedback, spectacle, suffering. we are in constant need of healing but how to heal what we cannot feel? can we heal what we see/hear/speak or is this only re/dislocation?
the path of greatest resistance and the path of greatest intensity are not the same path. intensity passes quickly. resistance doesn't. however they are bound and to truly understand wherein and why rebirth is necessary:

installment 7 :

Chris Carlone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo3DpgsBbAE

WILD TORUS creates ritual-happenings that activate a liminal space-time, which allows the artists and audience members alike to collectively regard the state of contemporary reality in a single, charged instance. The coming together of WT's clashing identities, invented tools, and cryptic semiology erupts into an extreme, dystopian spectacle. Indeed, this can be a wild and traumatic experience. Yet, following the toroidal energy flow of the universe, the effects of a WT ritual come full circle to ultimate healing and rebirth.
http://wildtorus.tumblr.com/

DYBBUK, what is it Leon? I left the door open. We elected him President. They named her Jane. Prepared percussion and saxophone by David Grollman and Nathaniel Morgan.

TRASH STACK is Ed RosenBerg (Bass Sax), Jay Sorce (Electric Guitar) and Dennis Sullivan (Percussion/Voice). This new power trio will present a new 3 movement work composed in June of 2015. Using a text (Still Electric) written by Providence hip hop artist, B Dolan, this work deals in themes of loss of loved ones, self, faith and rebuilding your space in the world when it all burns down. Part spoken word, part electroacoustic exploration, part earsplitting thrash. Our generation is apocalypse ready.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW14oynIzYZozKgLG-qv-9A
http://eddie3.com/
http://www.jaysorce.com/

Say Something In a Little Bit of Time

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

Say Something In a Little Bit of Time

 

Have been thinking more about the birthday show. I would like to have 10 five minute sets. Some solo, some duo. The theme would be say something in a little bit of time. The lab part would be the challenge of the five minute set. 10 sets equal 50. Does that sound cool?

 

Rita Stein
Sam Gordon
Rob Price
Brian McCorkle
Brendan Landis
Valerie Kuehne and Natasha Steinbach
Fester w/ Sean Ali
Lipchitz w/ Ryan Krause
Michael Foster
Dear Nugget w/ Aliza Simons

trauma salon : masking & metanoia

Thursday, August 27th 2015

the response carries over. the cry from the incision, the desire for intoxication. depression. adrenaline. hypnophobia. in the blank stare of incomprehension, immediacy is perfectly dangerous.
the beginning is lost. the solution eradicates.
yet : it is possible to live beyond oneself. it is possible to exist outside of time.
in such a way, we endlessly listen.

installment 6 :

sean ali :
i dont wanna stop
http://seanali.com/

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

DARK MATTER :
We drone to stop time. We look for the essence of phenomena, the permanent instant that describes everything. We drone to confront the universal anxiety and the existential need to divide the indivisible.

DARK MATTER is Mene and Antonio Savasta, Argentine siblings. They have been collaborating in their artistic productions since always. They are now presenting themselves as experimental duo, exploring the possibilities of improvisation in order to build minimalist atmospheres and drones, fused with light experimental songs.
http://www.menesavasta.com.ar/
https://m.facebook.com/events/502819799885243

david ian griess :
an exploration of bodies hurtling through space.
http://davidiangriess.tumblr.com/

public speaking :
Enhanced financial/conversion/interrogation techniques.
Public Speaking is composer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Anthony Harris. Live, he uses voice, electronics and found objects to build percussive, layered music that draws equally from noise and R&B.
http://jasonanthonyharris.tumblr.com/

5 - 15$
beer/wine provided
http://thesupercoda.com/trauma-salon/
http://www.panoplylab.org/space

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 : contracture & catharsis

Thursday, June 25th 2015

we survive to fix what is not yet shattered. we survive to comprehend what is not yet revealed. we survive to express what is not yet present. we survive to accept the inevitable mutation; of cells, hips, spinal fluid.
we shout from the gut. we spit off mountains. we smile at bruises. we do whatever is necessary. in such a way, we endlessly create.

PAPER BALLS:
are the best form of contraception ever; until they destroy your life.
"Who are you calling weak? Human jaws are surprisingly strong"
The trauma of adolescence. Feeling like your balls and mouth are made of paper. Paper mouth, Paper balls.
(Paper Balls features Lucio Menegon, David Grollman, and Jeff Barsky).

Jonathan Wood Vincent

Michael Foster:
The Ghost (vol 1): Boy Between 2 Worlds.
A solo performance for saxophone, objects, and tape.
A spontaneous presentation of mindset, attempting to make sense of my experiences with death, sexuality, and sadomasochism.

CO(P)E:
performs GREEN SUIT SUITE
In this abstract performance piece, the death of a young prostitute plagues the mind of GREEN SUIT MAN while he struggles to come to terms with the violence inherent in both society and desire. Steve Roe performs as GREEN SUIT MAN, accompanied by Detta Andreana, Kevin Geraghty and Sam Sebren on noise electronics.

Butch Merigoni:
All Of It
Incrementally, over the course of the 20 minute performance, people will be asked to read from different texts. Every 45 seconds a new audience member will stand and read, adding to the layers of sound. This accumulation will continue until the room is filled with an onslaught of words, sentences, paragraphs and ideas. People have shared different reactions to this piece. Some find it soothing, others see it as chaotic. I see it as a day in the life of our minds: a constant, cumulative process of thought.

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

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