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  • Ami Yamasaki, Nerve, Popejoy/Cochrane, Tripping Landlocked Infidels….live!

    December 12th, 2017


    Sleeping Giant Glossolalia presents:

    TRIPPING LANDLOCKED INFIDELS – absurdist percussion duo (Kevin Shea & Fritz Welch)

    CHRIS COCHRANE & STUART POPEJOY – electrified guitar/bass from Bassoon, Harvey Milk, Collapsible Shoulder contributors

    AMI YAMASAKI – (Tokyo) experimental vocalist explores spatial reflections and pure sound/listening

    NERVE (Hong Kong) blasts of fragmented and shattered electronics/beats from Steve Hui

    Doors Open – 8:00, Music Starts – 9:00
    GUTTER BAR, 200 N. 14th St, Brooklyn (Williamsburg)

    Chris Cochrane (guitar) has been active in the New York music scene since 1983. He has worked with a vast array of great artists, including John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Billy Martin, Brian Chase, Andrea Parkins, Andrea Centazzo, T Bone Burnett, Marc Ribot, Fred Frith, Thurston Moore, Richard Buckner, Fast Forward, Gelsey Bell, Matthew Ostrowski, Kramer, Eszter Balint, Derek Bailey, Jim Pugliese, Annie Gosfield, Gordon Beeferman, Anthony Coleman, Ikue Mori, Richard Carrick, Jill Burton, Gino Robair, Michael Evans, Tom Cora, Ron Anderson and Bob Ostertag. He has composed music for dance and theater productions by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Dennis Cooper, John Jasperse, Nayland Blake, Circus Amok, and others. He is currently the band Collapsible Shoulder with Brian Chase, Kato Hideki and Kevin Bud Jones, and BEE LINE with Billy Martin and Kato Hideki.

    Stuart Popejoy is a bassist, keyboardist, composer and software developer, leader of the avant-riffmetal trio Bassoon, and collaborator in highly original projects such as Sugarlife , the Sarah Bernstein Quartet , and the electric improvisation trio Iron Dog . 2017 sees the release of the CD “Pleonid” on Leo Records. Stuart composed for and toured with Harvey Milk on their Special Wishes release, and works with stellar NYC musicians including Mick Barr, Kid Millions, Chris Cochrane, Brandon Seabrook, Kevin Shea, Ron Anderson, and Brian Chase. A native of Albuquerque New Mexico, Stuart lives in Brooklyn, NY.

    Fritz Welch is a drummer, percussionist and vocalist determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of results. He currently plays in EGO DEPLETION (with Adam Campbell), Lambs Gamble (with Eric Boros and George Cremaschi), and has a duo with Olivier Di Placido. He is a former member of Peeesseye and Asparagus Piss Raindrop, collaborates with choreographer Louise Ahl and performs in Maarten Seghers/Needcompany’s theatre piece ‘O’. A longtime Brooklynite of Texas origins, he is now based in Glasgow Scotland….

    Kevin Shea (drums) has been featured on 160 albums and has performed in 45 countries. He maintains a relentlessly prolific and polarizing presence with Talibam! (with Matt Mottel), Mostly Other People Do The Killing (with Ron Stabinsky and Moppa Elliott), People (with Mary Halvorson), Rhys Chatham, David Taylor, and countless other projects in the Avant-Garde, Jazz, Contemporary Music, and less superlative genres.

    Ami YAMASAKI is a vocalist and cross-media artist from Tokyo.
    Yamasaki creates installations, performance pieces and directs films. With primal vocals and movement, she explores the possibilities of a deeper understanding towards the mechanism of the world. In 2017 she was invited to New York by the Asian Cultural Council as a grantee. Her main solo shows include “Signs of voices” (2016, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto), and group shows include “Tokyo Experimental Festival vol.09 ” (2014, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo) “Exchange-planting a seed” (2013, Aomori Contemporary Art center, Aomori) and “Sonic City 2013 Liquid Architecture” (2013, RMIT, Melbourne). Her work is diverse and prolific; ranging from the collaborations with Keiji Haino, Yasunori Ikunishi, Akira Sakata, and Dairo Suga, workshops at The National Museum of Art Osaka, Arts Maebashi, and Sapporo City Kojo elementary school, as well as television appearances as a narrator and vocalist for drama.

    Steve Hui (“Nerve”) is an electronic musician from Hong Kong, presently in New York on a 4 month grant from the Asian Cultural Council. He recently performed in Lausanne Switzerland at the 2017 LUFF (Lausanne Underground Film Festival). “With a background in classical composition and ’90s rave culture, Hong Kong’s experimentalist Nerve explores the extreme sound experience by mixing electroacoustic, beat, bass, fx and rave samples into a new form of free improvisation performance. His high-speed finger triggering and knob twisting style generates a harsh yet danceable noise that can’t be categorized and moves beyond our imaginations.” (LUFF)

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