Saturday Nov 12th 2016 @Rhizome
Public Speaking, Like a Villain, Elmapi, Analog Tara
Public Speaking is the music of Brooklyn composer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Anthony Harris. Working with voice, electronics, piano, guitar, and percussion, he crafts meticulous experimental music that focuses on rhythm and texture. Harris balances adventurous methods with an intimate compositional aesthetic.
Like a Villain
"The alter ego of Holland Andrews, Like a Villain is fragile, sparse music that's then set alight by Holland's tremendous voice, often looped and layered into thick, extravagant canvases. Embracing the often-minimalist sensibilities of 20th and 21st-century avant-garde composers, Andrews uses clarinet and glockenspiel to provide backing for her vocal aerobatics, but the end result is something entirely new and strange and wonderful" / PORTLAND MERCURY
"Since 2010, under the name Like a Villain, the Portland multi-instrumentalist has been using her jazzy clarinet, looping pedals and musical theater-trained voice—along with a musical theater-cultivated flair for the dramatic—to make experimental music that revels in the dichotomy between pretty and provocative. A typical Like a Villain song starts melodic but ends chaotic. Andrews doesn’t know how to do it any other way" / WILLAMETTE WEEKLY
"To describe it as being unique would be an understatement. Each song defied any and all expectations built in the past. Although vocal and instrument looping is implemented frequently in many modern acts today, her usage and composition stands out. Andrew’s vocals are strong, a sweep of melodic and engaging notes. The layers of sound coupled with her playing the glockenspiel balance it all into a wave of progressing emotions. The volume and depth of it all sinks the listener in as deep as possible." / SSG MUSIC
Analog Tara (Tara Rodgers) is a composer, historian and critic of electronic music, originally from upstate New York and now based in the Washington, DC area. She is the author of Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound (2010) and numerous articles on the history of sound and synthesizers.
Synthpop electropop from Paris.
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