the wulf.

09.11.2016 7:00 p.m.

the wulf. And PSSST present: Carmina Escobar + Oguri, Liew Niyomkarn, Ulrich Krieger

the wulf. @ PSSST

A night of experimental electronic music, video, and movement featuring:

Carmina Escobar (Mexico, voice and electronics)
Oguri (Japan, dance)
Liew Niyomkarn (Thailand, electronics and performance)
Ulrich Krieger (Germany, saxophone and electronics).

Admission: $10 (or pay what you can) via the ticket link or at the door. Cash and credit card accepted. 

Open Source is a series of events dedicated to music and works using technologies in novel and innovative ways. Brought to you by the wulf. and PSSST.
http://www.thewulf.org/
http://www.pssst.xyz/

Carmina Escobar is an experimental vocalist, performer, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City. My work focuses primarily on the voice, the body and their interrelations to physical, social and memory spaces. At the moment I live and breath in Los Angeles, CA. / Carmina Escobar es una vocalista experimental, ejecutante,  improvisadora, artista sonora e intermedia originaria de la Ciudad de México. Mi trabajo se enfoca primordialmente sobre la voz, el cuerpo y sus interrelaciones con espacios físicos, sociales y de la memoria. Actualmente vivo y respiro en Los Angeles, California.
http://carminaescobar.com/

Oguri, a native of Japan, began his career as a dancer with master Tatsumi Hijikata, the creator of the Butoh dance form in post World War II Japan. Oguri joined famed dancer Min Tanaka's company, Mai-Juku in 1985, and for five years lived, worked, and helped establish Tanaka's farm outside of Tokyo. A resident of Southern California since 1990, Oguri formed his Los Angeles-based dance company, Renzoku, in 1993. He is the co-founder and artist-in-residence of La Boca, a studio/theater in the Sunshine Mission/Casa de Rosas (the oldest shelter for homeless women in Los Angeles) and an artist-in-residence at the Venice community theater the Electric Lodge. Oguri teaches and performs worldwide, and has received support from the California Arts Council, the James Irvine Foundation/Dance USA, the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, the Rockefeller Foundation and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.
http://lightningshadow.com/Oguri.html

Liew Niyomkarn is an artist who manifests sound as a medium into a form of performance, sculpture and installation. Liew's work is known for its ecstatic and surprise events which often expresses a sensory of flexibility and impermanence of sound and objects. Liew's compositions also appear in films and advertising. Liew currently lives in Den Hague, Netherlands. Liew's performance is in a support of High Zero Festival.
http://liewniyomkarn.com/

Ulrich Krieger is a German composer and performer living in Southern California.

Krieger works in new and experimental music, reductionism, drone, minimalism, just intonation, improvisation, electronic music, noise, rock and metal. He performs on saxophones, clarinets and electronics.
Krieger’s recent focus lies on the experimental fringes of contemporary rock and pop culture, in the limbo where noise, metal, ambient, silence and chamber music meet and influence each other—not accepting stylistic boundaries.

His compositional approaches include micro-sounds, microtones, just intonation, ‘instrumental electronics’, drone, and noise. His main compositional interest and research over the last decade was in ‘instrumental electronics’, creating music using sounds produced by extended techniques on traditional instruments, which are reminiscent of and influenced by electronic music.
Amplifying instruments in elaborate ways, he gets down to the 'grains of the sounds', changing their identity and structure from within. This lead him to transcribe and arrange Lou Reeds 'Metal Machine Music' for chamber orchestra.

Krieger studied classical/contemporary saxophone, composition, electronic music, and musicology in Berlin and New York. As composer and performer he worked in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.

As rock, noise and electronic musicians he collaborated and performed with Lou Reed, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Merzbow, Carl Stone, John Zorn, Christian Marclay, Faust, and many more.
As classical saxophonist he recorded works by Cage, Berio, Scelsi, Partch, Reich, Riley, Glass, Webern, Cowell, Grainger and worked with LaMonte Young, Phill Niblock, Michael Pisaro, Berlin Philharmonics, Ensemble Modern, PARTCH Ensemble, and many more.

Ulrich Krieger is professor for composition, Experimental Sound Practices and rock music at CalArts, where his special field is the cross-pollination of experimental music and avant-garde rock.

"[Krieger] ranges wide as he seeks the spots where noise and beauty meet"
Anne Power, LA Times

www.ulrich-krieger.com

the wulf.'s electronic music series was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit our project page:
https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/open-source-the-wulf-s-electronic-music-series/

this performance was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs