Doors open at 7:30. Performances start at 8:00
NEURO is a one night event of harsh noise, processed vocals, electronics and percussion, abstract sound textures, and compressed drones. Organized by David Schafer for Control Room in Los Angeles, NEURO includes DSE, Chelsea Rector, Two Legged, Pedestrian Deposit, and Damion Romero.
DSE | NY
DSE is a noise project by artist David Schafer. Schafer is interested in the attrition of meaning in sound. Focusing on prerecorded, processed, and improvisational electronics, he emphasizes the breakdown and decay of signal, structure, and intelligibility. Other work involves dissonant, glitchy, and shrill tone manipulation. DSE has performed at the Whitney Museum in conjunction with the 2010 Biennial, Mildred’s Lane, and has collaborated with the MeKaniKdolls as MDSE at Mildred’s Lane, Sonikfest, and Sitefest in Bushwick.
Chelsea Rector | Riverside, CA
Chelsea Rector is an artist experimenting with photography, video and installation, sound, speech, and writing. Preoccupied by paranormal events, Chelsea trusts that matter and mind are the same. For the evocation of presence, her artworks form and deform simple gestures or impulses as explicators of psycho-physical states that often proliferate in and around emotional, theoretical, and occult scientific subjects.
Two Legged | San Pedro, CA
Two Legged is a Los Angeles based electronics & percussion assembly whose artists have been working together for the last two decades. Electronic designer W. T. Nelson creates / builds the analog circuits used in Two Legged for Trogotronic Instruments & has a 25-year-long list of involvement in various projects from the synthesized sounds of Unicorn & as a founding member of The Bastard Noise to working with more traditionally instrumented outfits Man is the Bastard & Secret Fun Club. Percussionist Moises Ruiz's enthusiasm for all types of audio is no secret as cohost of Urban Manifesto on Killradio.org for 2 years now. What is less known is the last two decades have found him working with musicians such as Beck, Daniel Lanois & David Yow plus as a seminal member in both Three One G recording artists’ Geronimo & the Los Angeles latin jazz / funk septet Slowrider.
Pedestrian Deposit | Los Angeles, CA
The work of Jonathan Borges and Shannon Kennedy of Pedestrian Deposit could be described as highly composed, often abstract sound textures combined to create dynamic experimental music that draws on the duo’s widely contrasting auditory obsessions. Borges’ use of crude electronics, tape loops, field recordings, and controlled feedback, contrasts against Shannon’s use of stringed instruments, bowing techniques and amplified metal and wood, resulting in music that is both raw and refined. Pedestrian Deposit bears elements of electro-acoustic sound, musique concrete, classical, and harsh noise, but cannot be confined to any one genre.
Damion Romero | Los Angeles, CA
Damion Romero is a sound artist working with amplified physical vibration. Known for his use of low frequency, Damion creates a tactile environment of tones, patterns, pulses and drones with a system of self built devices, power amplifiers, and the performance space itself.