June 2015 session – 6/27/2015 – 8:00 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC
JOAN HACKER [guitar]
ROTHWELL [prepared autoharp]
PHILIP WHITE [electronics]
Live visuals by VISUAL HORN HONKING
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola
JOAN HACKER is a Brooklyn-based musician and artist. Working primarily under the name Factoria, as well as Heroine, her sound ranges from lo-fi folk to harsh noise. For Ab Uno Pluribus, Joan Hacker will perform an improvisational piece using a unique and personal way of playing guitar. Building on the tonic sound of hair clippers, she will use her hair, pulsating light and a can of pepper spray to produce sounds and overtones resembling sitar drone and Tuvan singing. Look for her forthcoming studio album of guitar improvisations.
ROTHWELL (Robert Hardin) is a visual artist who started making music in 1997. He co-curated an electronic music/film installation called “The Creamery” at the now defunct Tonic in 2002 and at Chashama in 2005. He also co-curated “Mending Near the Pole,” another electronic music/film installation at Office Ops in 2004. In 2007, he formed a band with Khristian Weeks and Richard Kamerman called Caledonian Laughing Bags—debuting at Monkeytown in Brooklyn in 2008. Since 2009, Robert has led the collective of accomplished performing artists/musicians known as Frogwell, renowned for their extremely conceptual live shows. Last year, Mr. Hardin performed a spoken word/musique concrete piece with Mariette Papic as part of the Paweł Althamer show at the New Museum in NYC.
Composer, performer and improviser PHILIP WHITE works with electronics at the intersection of noise, jazz and contemporary concert music. Current projects include R WE WHO R WE (with Ted Hearne), Colonic Youth (with James Ilgenfritz, Kevin Shea and Dan Blake) and duos with Chris Pitsiokos, Bob Bellerue and Taylor Levine. His music has been released on New Focus Recordings, Infrequent Seams and Tape Drift Records. It has been described as “utterly gripping” (Time Out Chicago), “bona fide evocative music” (Brooklyn Rail), and a “vibrant textural tapestry” (Wall Street Journal).