October 2016 Session

October 2016 session – 10/22/2016 – 7:30 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

[theremin + vietnamese VongCo guitar]
DOUGLAS LUCAS [shortwave radio, tapes + guitar]
WvS [64bit noises + simulated guitar(s)]
Live visuals by BLEUE LIVERPOOL
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

David First + Bleue Liverpool + Douglas Lucas + WvS @ Ab Uno Pluribus – October 2016 Session – 10/22/2016 from WvS on Vimeo.

DAVID FIRST‘s musical life is filled with opposites and extremes. At 20 he played guitar with renowned avant-jazz pianist Cecil Taylor in a legendary Carnegie Hall concert. Two years after that he was creating electronic music at Princeton University (recordings of which were released in 2014 on Dais records) and leading a Mummerʼs String Band in Philadelphia parades. He has played in raucous drunken bar bands, semi-legal DIY basements and in pin-drop quiet concert halls with classical ensembles. As a composer he is known for his dense, mesmerizing drone structures which he performs sitting trance-like without seeming to move a muscle. At other times, he can be found playing guitar with his psychedelic punk band, Notekillers, where he is a whirling blur of hyperactive energy. Other projects include his micro-rhythm and drone ensemble, the Western Enisphere and SWATi, a collaboration with acupuncturist Isobeau Trybula. First has been called “a fascinating artist with a singular technique” in The New York Times and “a bizarre cross between Hendrix and La Monte Young” in The Village Voice. He recently received a grant from NewMusicUSA to release a series of solo LPs entitled Same Animal, Different Cages.



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caribbean diaspora,
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DOUGLAS LUCAS is an artist, improvisor, curator, and occultist based in Brooklyn, NY. His sound work involves a variety of mediums such as tape, field recording, turntable and records, electronics, and guitar, in the fields of performance, installation, and recording. He has organized art happenings and experimental music events on a regular basis for over six years, and runs the experimental record labels Arcana Machine and NONE records. For more info, visit


The audio work of New York City based sound organizer WvS is comprised of highly abstract and dense sound-layers, noise-oriented organic sonic textures and ambient soundscapes.

WvS studied computer music, classical composition and music theory in Europe with Wolfgang Rihm, Mathias Spahlinger and in the US with John Cage. He attended the ‘Darmstadt Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik’ and many European Computer Music conferences, lectured at IDEA, was Artist in Residence at Harvestworks/PASS (NYC), exhibited in Spain at the Barcelona Museum of Modern Art, performed in New York City with sound-installations, solo and in collaboration with Dok Gregory, Peter Principle, Jeremy Slater as “Plan 23”, as well as with Richard Garet, Kyung-Mi Lee, Sarah Bernstein, Eric Barry Drasin, Lady Firefly and others at Spectrum, Roulette, Sonic Front, Figment Festival, Governors Island Art Fair, Diapason, SHARE, BPM, Grace Exhibition Space, GrayZone Kingston, Goodbye Blue Monday, Flux Factory, Warper Party, the Knitting Factory, MonkeyTown ({R}AKE + FLOW), Generator Sound Gallery amongst other places, and managed Knitting Factory Records for many years.

Having previously composed music for orchestras, chamber ensembles & solo instruments and conceptualized + realized computer controlled interactive performances, WvS currently focuses on performances and sound-installations of entirely computer-generated sound structures without the use of electro-acoustic samples or ‘field recordings’.


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