About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:8:00 PM
presented in partnership with Brasil Summerfest
This is a general admission, standing event. Happy hour from 7-8pm including $3 beer and $5 well drinks.
Arto Lindsay (b. 1953) has stood at the intersection of music and art for more than four decades. As a member of DNA, he contributed to the foundation of No Wave. As a member of the Lounge Lizards, he collaborated with John Lurie to create intensely subversive pop music. As bandleader for the Ambitious Lovers, he developed a new hybrid of American and Brazilian music. Throughout his career, Lindsay has collaborated with both visual and musical artists, including Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Rodney Graham, Marc Ribot, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. (via New Museum)
The Encyclopedia of Arto is out now.
Zs is both a band and a genre. Founded in 2000, Zs has existed as a trio, sextet, and quartet, now solidified into the trio formation of Patrick Higgins, Greg Fox, and Sam Hillmer – all renowned musicians in their own right, but producing together some of the most exciting new music in New York City today.
Zs “creates conceptual art objects that set form and content against each other – like, say, a perfect birthday cake made out of sawdust, or a perfect hammer made of bird feathers.” – New York Times
While their music has been variously categorized as no-wave, brutal-prog, and post-minimalist, Zs is primarily concerned with making music that challenges the physical and mental limitations of both performer and listener. Manipulating extended technique, unique instrumental synthesis, and near telepathic communication, Zs aims to create works that envelop the listener and unfold sonically over time, evoking unspoken past, present, and future rites and ritual.
Zs’ active markets are in North America, Europe and Asia – playing across 20 countries in 2012/13 season alone. The group has extensively toured all of these markets, playing some of the world’s premier venues, stages, clubs, concerts halls, museums and festivals. Zs also pursues large-scale sculptural and sound-based installation works, with recent exhibitions at Vacant Gallery (Tokyo), Donau Festival (Austria), South-By-Southwest (US), and The Apple Store (NYC). Zs has also collaborated with prominent visual artists, composers, and ensembles.
Hailing from the quaint Japanese town of Tsu City, Masayuki Hirano grew up studying classical piano, performing, and winning national awards. As a youth, he would experience a drop in his body temperature, and feel a chill down his neck. From thereafter, Yuki’s relationship with music was spiritually and emotionally based.
At 18, Yuki enrolled in Berklee. A then shy and unskilled pianist, Yuki spent hours alone in the piano practice rooms, teaching himself to play bass with the left hand, just to avoid having to ask others to play with him. His self study and experimentation led him to new music heroes like, Lonnie Smith, Larry Young, and Larry Goldings in organ jazz, funk legends like Maceo Parker, the hip-hop stylings of Guru’s Jazzmatazz, and through the mentorship of Charles Haynes, gospel music.
Yuki has contributed his colorful and explosive stylings to the live and recorded music of Bilal Oliver and Talib Kweli, he’s performed live with Grammy Award Winning pianist, Robert Glasper, at a special tribute to the legendary Stevie Wonder, and frequently song writes with artists like Jean and Marcus Baylor.
Yuki is known to agitate the parameters of music as we now know it. Look out for his long awaited multimedia EP to come out this summer.