Elizabeth Orr

JULES GIMBRONE - WREST VIDEOS

Jules Gimbrone’s album WREST, is also a collection of videos.  Ten different New York based artists created videos for each of the WREST songs. These videos showcase diverse interpretations by artists who work in a variety of mediums. Each of these videos were also made into a poster which is included in the LP.

Videos by, in order, : Lauryn SiegelLydia OkrentEm Rooney,  Nica Ross &Savannah Knoop, AK BurnsElizabeth Orr &Emma Hedditch, Mariana ValenciaElliot Montague Jules Gimbrone, and niv Acosta

To download the album, or to buy a record, please go to julesgimbrone.bandcamp.com/












GEO WYETH - HAUNTS

HAUNTS 
 A NEW MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROJECT by Geo Wyeth 
 featuring performers karel van beekom, sam miller, tanisha thompson, and niv acosta 
 additional collaboration with elizabeth orr, mariana valencia, and barbara samuels 
  19th century American gynecologist James Marion Sims, famous for perfecting his procedures on enslaved African women, encounters his biracial transgender great-great-great grandchild in a collapsed and imagined dream space.  Based on Wyeth’s own family lineage, HAUNTS retraces a contradictory history of violence and ironic inheritance through an incantation of dreams and embodied recollection. Using his body as a point of converging histories, Wyeth’s HAUNTS is an anxious meditation on the urgency of memory.   
 Developed through the support of the Jerome Foundation Travel and Research Grant, Ars Nova Residency 2009, and the San Francisco Performance Art Institute.   
 The Club at La MaMa 
 74A E 4th Street NY, NY 10003 
 Tickets $15/$10 Students and Seniors 
 Tickets purchased here: http://lamama.org/the-club/haunts/

HAUNTS

A NEW MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROJECT by Geo Wyeth

featuring performers karel van beekom, sam miller, tanisha thompson, and niv acosta

additional collaboration with elizabeth orr, mariana valencia, and barbara samuels

19th century American gynecologist James Marion Sims, famous for perfecting his procedures on enslaved African women, encounters his biracial transgender great-great-great grandchild in a collapsed and imagined dream space.  Based on Wyeth’s own family lineage, HAUNTS retraces a contradictory history of violence and ironic inheritance through an incantation of dreams and embodied recollection. Using his body as a point of converging histories, Wyeth’s HAUNTS is an anxious meditation on the urgency of memory. 

Developed through the support of the Jerome Foundation Travel and Research Grant, Ars Nova Residency 2009, and the San Francisco Performance Art Institute.  

The Club at La MaMa

74A E 4th Street NY, NY 10003

Tickets $15/$10 Students and Seniors

Tickets purchased here: http://lamama.org/the-club/haunts/

PACK PROJECTS: LISTENING VIDEO PARTY & RECORD(S) RELEASE, MAY 25th

PACK PROJECTS PRESENTS A RELEASE, LISTENING, and VIEWING OF

GEO WYETH’S            ALIEN TAPES

JULES GIMBRONE’S         WREST

VIDEO & VISUAL COLLABORATIVE WORK BY:

niv Acosta

A.K. Burns

Jules Gimbrone

Elliot Montague

Lydia Okrent

Elizabeth Orr

Elizabeth Orr & Emma Hedditch

Em Rooney

Nica Ross & Savannah Knoop

Tuesday Smillie

Lauryn Siegel

Mariana Valencia

Eric Veit

Geo Wyeth

FRIDAY  ::   MAY 25th  ::  9 pm (with a dance party after)  ::  THE SPECTRUM

59 Montrose Avenue btw Leonard St and Lorimer St

G to Broadway

JM to Lorimer

L to Montrose

 ”ALIEN TAPES is kind of a meditation on the relationship of proximity between the body, the room, and the sound.” says Geo Wyeth, “Half of it was recorded on tape with a lot of live mixing and outboard effects.  Half of it was recorded by digital means and features heavy production.  Leading up to its release, I have been holding curated listening events in tandem as ways of bringing people together — the album functions as a drawing together of embodied experiences, and I hope it is approached in this way.”

WREST is a collision; a dueling violent negotiation of form, theme, and texture. Starting in May of 2010, WREST was a performance project, a locus for intermedia exploration and is now an album of music. Over the last two years composer and intermedia artist, Jules Gimbrone, has cultivated a place for collaboration and cross-medium exchange with filmmakers, dancers, and artists. Centering around Gimbrone’s 7-piece electroacoustic ensemble, WREST depicts moments of imperative change housed within the queer body.  Gimbrone’s ensemble creates a symphonic landscape through a dramatic mash of polyrhythm, grand melodic gestures, abrasive sound textures, and primordial vocalizations to be explored through a variety of vantages.