Saturday Jun 2nd 2012 @Atlas Performing Arts Center
QUEERING Sound 1.2.Q.U.
QUEERING SOUND gathers together artists – with a non-exclusive curatorial focus towards gay, lesbian and post-gender-identified participants -- who explore alternative avenues of expression through audio, the digital arts, performance art and spoken word. The annual event – now in its twelfth year – features live performances from established and upcoming local and touring talents as well as seeks to introduce Washington DC audiences to new sounds and challenging visions from across the globe through digital contributions.
► LIVE PERFORMANCES + READINGS
ARTHUR LOVES PLASTIC [winner over a dozen Washington Area Music Awards in the Electronica category]
BLK w/BEAR [warm ambient drones and modern classical deconstructions; “...like Basic Channel at their
most abstract, and after a severe nervous breakdown” – Wire Magazine]
BRYIN DALL [NYC; guitarist for THEE MAJESTY collaboration with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge; decrepit soundscapes plus otherworldly and occasionally nightmarish atmospheres; performing live soundtrack to his short film ‘The Life and Death of Jordan’]
PINKCOURTESYPHONE [aka Richard Chartier; internationally-recognized sound and installation artist; first live performance of Pinkcourtesyphone in 13 years]
DAN VERA [poet; published through Vrzhu Press and Souvenir Spoon Books]
MICHELLE WEBB [innovative guitarist/improviser/musician/composer; Afro/Arabic Nu-Jazz Funk]
KATHI WOLFE [poet/writer; columnist and senior writer for Scene4, arts magazine; Washington Blade contributor]
► DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS : AUDIO / VIDEO
MARY COBLE [Denmark; internationally-acclaimed queer performance artist; premieres her first ever audio artwork at QU12; Coble is represented in Washington DC by Conner Contemporary]
NICK LOPATA [video artist for the popular Blowoff deejay events]
NOWHEREIANS [England; solo ambient, drone project from London-based sound engineer/editor and bassist Crawford Blair; member of Rome Pays Off]
TEHO TEATRO [Italy; composer/musician/sound designer; collaborated with artists such as Blixa Bargeld, Lydia Lunch, Graham Lewis (Wire), Mick Harris, Jim Thirlwell and many others; winner of the 2009 David di Donatello Award for his soundtrack work; special presentation of the video documentary for his ‘Suite from the museum of guilt’ show at Villa Manin]
► Full artist bios and photographs: http://queeringsound12.adams-dress.com/
► Compact discs, recordings, publications and other merchandise from contributors will be available for sale.
► Admission is $15.00 (general admission) / $12.00 (students with I.D.) available at the door + online at
the Atlas PerformingArts Center box office.
1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC