The Bunker presents a Net28 and Anticipate Showcase with Damián Schwartz, Tadeo, Ezekiel Honig, Morgan Packard, Sawako, and Borne at Galapagos
The Bunker presents a Net28 and Anticipate Showcase with Damián Schwartz, Tadeo, Ezekiel Honig, Morgan Packard, Sawako, and Borne at Galapagos 70 North 6th Street 21+, 11p-6a
Damián Schwartz is an electronic music artist based in Madrid. He is als the man behind Múpa, a label created in order to support Schwartz's most personal feelings and concepts. And he is one of the founders of Net 28 (Apnea, Bemysheep, CMYKmusik, Cyclical Tracks, Múpa and Pulpa). The concept indeed as the most important matter in his universe: images, ideas and sensations giving shape to the concept, and the music as the courier of that message, because music, as water, fills everything on its route. Schwartz delivers music with soul: music that in our mind is revealed like a being that thinks and mutates by itself. Raw secuences, daily samples, strong patterns, frantic rhythms, innovation, inspiration...
Experimentation and investigation have always been essential in Tadeo's personal world. He is a Producer, Dj, Cyclical Tracks label manager, and a founding member of the Net28 platform. Leaning on technology, he creates imaginative and impossible sessions through the standard use of two plates and a mixer, but always reinventing them with the help of samplers and fx, going from minimal to the hardest techno, and returning again in a utterly different journey: an entire unique experience, result of his passion and an endless dedication, re-codifying languages and ideas. Musically, as a producer, Tadeo renews and mixes the classicism of Detroit and the sounds of the last tendencies, in combination with his very personal way of understanding music, based on the mental influence of hypnotism and repetition. His most experimental artistic side has taken him to perform in Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, La Casa Encendida, and the 12th Biennial of Spanish Cinema of Annecy, France. Now, he is working on new references in 12" format for Cyclical Tracks, CMYKmusik, Apnea, Múpa and remixes for some international labels, as well as on artistic installations and projects for exhibitions and museums.
A New York City native, and founder/label manager for the Anticipate and Microcosm labels, Ezekiel Honig concentrates on emotively warm, and largely minimal, music. While being referential of techno and house, and using the loop as more of a tool than a rule, Honig paints outside the lines, striding that blurry area between occasional dance floor sensibility and intriguing, yet heart warming home listening - leaning between a large, expansive view and the most intimate, careful attention to each note, bar and measure. Ambience, soft, colorful tones, found sounds, an occasional dub influence and an affinity for off kilter rhythm edits are all involved in this process, with deceptively simple melodic structures and seemingly random percussive elements and textures - pairing the pure and beautiful with more clunky and dirty "mishaps." Ezekiel has made several appearances at the Bunker in the past, and he always turns heads.
Morgan Packard has been working on electronic music in various forms for over a decade, using his classical and jazz training to inform what he does in subtle ways - whether it's drum and bass, a soundtrack for a modern dance performance, or his versions of abstract techno and ambient sound. While his music may be wrangled into the minimal category, he is actually eschewing minimal tropes in favor of highly wrought arrangements - fitting multiple sensibilities into music that could easily be mistaken for existing genres, though when explored carefully, hardly fits into any. Using the idea of techno/house/breakbeat music as a beginning, not an end unto itself, Morgan arrives at a sound which manages to include various ideas from the worlds of electronics, jazz, and classical in a manner that has no hint of experimentation, but rather a purposeful, concrete rendering of his vision - combining a composer's heart with a programmer's brain. Morgan's DVD/CD collaborative release with Joshua Ott on Anticipate has been in rotation at Bunker HQ since it was released earlier this year.
Sawako is a Tokyo/NYC-based sound sculptor who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. After beginning in video art, Sawako shifted her focus from the camera to sound. Sawako takes the sounds in everyday life - field recordings, instruments, voice and electronic sounds - and vividly places them in a space of digital, yet organic texture. She has recently made a name for herself with her own unique combination of field recordings and DSP combined with a noticeably feminine touch. Her 2nd album, "Hum" (12k), is an elegant and detailed work in which she consciously brushes against the fringes of melodies by extracting and processing the sounds of everyday life. In addition to her sound activities, Sawako delves into the world of custom software for audio/visual performance. Whether as a video artist, exhibiting digital installation pieces or doing commercial interactive work, Sawako's interest in several mediums, and the means of exploring them, is at the root of her multi-disciplined activities.
Plus Resident DJs: Derek Plaslaiko (the Bunker, Spectral | NYC) Spinoza (the Bunker, Beyond | NYC)
Chillout between sets in the front 2-6am: Borne (The Bunker, Image Node, Four Fingers | NJ)