Sontag Shogun - Patterns For Resonant Space Album Release

PopGun Presents

Sontag Shogun - Patterns For Resonant Space Album Release

Dali Vision, Lea Bertucci, Causings

Jul 22

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Knockdown Center

Maspeth, NY

$10 / $15

Free with RSVP

This event is 21 and over

Sontag Shogun
Sontag Shogun
Sontag Shogun is a collaborative trio that makes use of analog sound treatments and nostalgic solo piano compositions in harmony to depict abstract places in our memory. Textures built from organic materials such as sand, slate, boiling water, brush and dried leaves, both produced live in performance and recorded to weathered 1/4" tape warm up the space between lush piano themes. All of which is abstracted coolly in the reflective digital space of treated vocals and a live-processed feed from the piano. Bringing us back, like a faded passing scent or any natural emotive trigger, but to where? The wordless journey there will inevitably be more revealing than the destination itself.

Sontag Shogun has improvised with artists as diverse as Matana Roberts, Tom Carter, Aki Onda and Julia Kent as well as poets, choreographers, filmmakers, a collective of Japanese contemporary video artists and scentscape installation artists. They have shared the stage with notable artists such as Todd Reynolds, R. Luke DuBois, Edwin Van Der Heide, Alexander Turnquist, Chris Forsyth, Ben Vida & Koen Holtkamp, Sam Shalabi, Noveller among many others.

Ian Temple, piano
Jeremy Young, tapes, oscillators, piezo mics
Jesse Perlstein, laptop, field recordings
Lea Bertucci
Lea Bertucci is an American composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her instrumental practice, (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), her work often incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental technique and tape collage. Deeply experimental, her work is unafraid to subvert musical expectation.

Her discography includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on independent labels in the US and Europe, including I Dischi Del Barone, Obsolete Units, Telegraph Harp and Clandestine Compositions. In 2017, she will release All That is Solid Melts Into Air: Works for Strings, on NNA Tapes

She has performed extensively across the US and Europe at venues such as The Kitchen, PS1 MoMA, The Drawing Center, Anthology Film Archives, Abrons Arts, ISSUE Project Room, Pioneer Works, The Queens Museum, Artists’ Space, Caramoor, The High Zero Festival, and Experimental Intermedia, among many others. She is a 2016 MacDowell Fellow in composition and a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence.

“Very Boss” – Byron Coley, The Wire

"A grand exploration of the possibilities inherent in sound” – Richard Allen, A Closer Listen
Venue Information:
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave
Maspeth, NY, 10003
http://t.co/SsDwFPlb86