NEW YORK – NYsoundCircuit (NYsC) – the multimedia event presents “LOFT PRESENCE”, an evening exploration of intricate and colorful guitar sounds, enticing happenings of light and geometry, and new horizons of electroacoustic music.
For NYsoundCircuit 10.1 the formidable guitarist DANIEL LIPPEL will headline the evening, alternating sets with the experimental duo POPEBAMA while the visual work of JONATHAM SIMS will be experienced. Interspersed throughout the evening will be driving DJ sets by CASA DE GALINDO. Daniel Lippel will perform a collection of contemporary music for guitar by Nils Vigeland, Vineet Shende, and Taylor Brook in various tunings and temperaments that highlights the instrument’s capacity to reflect a variety of aesthetics with poetic subtlety.
Popebama presents a hallmark adventure in fast-transitioning sound stacks, with a DIY flare and general overwhelming-ness. Staged in a series of stations, piled with small instruments and electronics, stage mixers, stands of varying height, and miles of cabling, the duo will present four boundary-pushing works by its core composer-performers Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan, alongside a powerful work from New York-based composer, Seong Ae Kim. Visual artist Jonathan Sims will present “Presence”, which can be described as “a work in light that explores the geometry of our feelings within tie and the present moment”.
Advanced tickets are $15, student; $20, simple; $25, general (includes 1 complimentary drink); $45, VIP admission with complimentary hospitality – are on sale now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
Daniel Lippel: Guitarist Daniel Lippel, called an “exciting soloist” (New York Times) has a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, collaborator, and recording artist. Recent recital highlights include Cleveland International Guitar Festival, Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), Sinus Ton Festival (Germany), the National University of Colombia in Bogota, and the Triangle and New York Classical Guitar Societies. As a contemporary chamber musician, he has been a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble since 2005 and counter)induction since 2019, and played as a guest with many other ensembles, including St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York New Music Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble, and Ensemble Dal Niente, performing at such venues as the Mostly Mozart Festival, Ojai Festival, Ottawa Chamber Festival, Macau Festival (China), and Kunst Universitaet Graz (Austria). He is the co-founder, owner, and director of New Focus Recordings, performing and producing on several of its albums, as well as appearing on recordings on other labels including Kairos, Sony Classical Japan, Bridge, Tzadik, Wergo, and New World. https://danlippel.com
Popebama is a New York-based experimental duo that focuses on exciting performances of unconventional works.
Described as “Noisily Virtuosic” (—clevelandclassical.com), this “Slippery duo” (—New Yorker), of Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan specialize in text, electronics, high-energy instrumental writing, and freshly-squeezed sounds, creating work both individually and collaboratively. Popebama has been featured at the Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg), The Stone/New School, NYmusikk Bergen (Norway), Edmonton Fringe Festival (Canada), Splendor (Amsterdam), Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), Diabolical Records (Salt Lake City), ReSound Festival (Cleveland), and KM28 (Berlin) with guest appearances at Splice Festival, UMass Amherst, The Walden School, NASA Biennial, Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Peabody Conservatory and “Open Call” at The ShedNY. Popebama’s debut album Nation Building (2020) is available from Gold Bolus Recordings. http://popebama.com
Jonathan Sims: Jonathan Sims is a New York City based visual artist. Born in Austin, Texas, he began his practice with painting, but has since moved into sculpture, projection installations, print and curation. His visual arts practice is characterized by geometric abstractions and light. A consistent premise underlying his work is that a modern human’s relationship with the very ancient past is mirrored in their relationship with the distant future. Since 2016, Sims has participated in a number of residencies, including Wassaic Project, the Visible Futures Lab at SVA, ChaNorth, Aros Art Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, and the Listhús Residency in Iceland. Sims has also curated three major group art exhibitions, two of which focus on light art in dark spaces: Solstice in 2019 at Flux Factory, and SPACE:LIGHT at Plaxall in 2020. https://chromadetic.com
Casa de Galindo: After soaking up sounds from New York nightlife and coming from a classical background, Gilbert Galindo made his nightlife-mark as electronic music artist CASA DE GALINDO. Adept at spinning underground and tribal house, to dance pop hits with an electric, rhythmic, and classic flair, Galindo regularly DJs at The Stonewall Inn, Thirst Bar, and REBAR among other clubs, bars, and private dance parties across NYC. His latest track, “Nightmare” (Casa de Galindo Galaxy Mix) with Grammy-nominated vocalist J.R. Price is now out on all streaming services. https://www.gilbertgalindo.com
Produced and curated by Nana Yaa Serwaah Akuoku, Gilbert Galindo, Linus Ip, Ryan MacGavin, & Alex Wen, NYsoundCircuit is a multimedia event series showcasing various arts disciplines and bringing their audiences together in an engaging environment for a full evening of works by contemporary artists. NYsoundCircuit is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions (www.nysoundcircuit.com/