Monday, October 1, 2018

Black Spirituals video premiere!

Here is the new Black Spirituals(Zachary James Watkins and Marshall Trammell) video premiere for "Treatment" (Video by Faith Coloccia and Daniel Menche. 

Video is here: Echoes and Dust website

Marshall Trammell: "What Faith Coloccia, with the support of Daniel Menche, have done is create a double, intertextual fold. Strobed and iterative, they have remapped the narrative of fugitivity as simultaneous multi-dimensionality, adapted from Dr. Willie Anku; performed by Black Spirituals, as an origami of emancipated soul. This is the flesh and blood of Black Spirituals. This is the flesh and blood of the present wave of magic and unapologetic liberation."



 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Marshall Trammell upcoming shows




WARRIOR ECOLOGIES - 2018

10/13 - East Side Arts Alliance (Oakland), 7p
http://biennial8.soundwavesf.com/BFF/

10/18 - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 7p
http://welcometolace.org/…/music-research-strategies-warri…/

11/16 - SITE: Santa Fe, 7p


11/17 - Albuquerque


More details to follow...

Friday, September 21, 2018

NORDRA "Pylon ll" release day!

"Pylon ll" by Nordra (Monika Khot) comes out today on SIGE! You can purchase it directly from NORDRA at her show tonight in NY at Saint Vitus with Emma Ruth Rundle and Jaye Jayle.

You can stream the record in full here at The Wire Magazine.
And you can purchase the record HERE.
You can see some of the art and design HERE.


photo by Erik Molano

NORDRA tour dates:

Sept 21 - Saint Vitus // Emma Ruth Rundle, Jaye Jayle


Sept 23 - Trans-Pecos // Destructo Swarmbots, J Foley
 

Oct 7 - Columbia City Theater // beak>
 

Oct 19 - Kame House, PYLON II release show // Tengu Yawn, Research

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NORDRA shows




Upcoming NORDRA (Monika Khot) shows: 

Sept 21 - Saint Vitus // Emma Ruth Rundle, Jaye Jayle

Sept 23 - Trans-Pecos // Destructo Swarmbots, J Foley
 
Oct 7 - Columbia City Theater // beak>
 
Oct 19 - Kame House, PYLON II release show // Tengu Yawn, Research

Thursday, August 30, 2018

SIGE artist shows

 Zachary James Watkins:



Sept 16
with Tashi Dorji on Sunday

Sept 19
Duo with William Winant opening for Thurston Moore/ David Toop duo
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156067893624912&id=623064911

NORDRA (Monika Khot)

Sept 1 - Nordra and Skerik Present: The Slaughter Guarantee at Northwest Psych Fest, The Sunset

Sept 6 - Rhythm & Rye w/ DIRTFACE in Olympia

Sept 16 - The Royal Room w/ Darto (EP Release show)


Sept 21 - Saint Vitus // Emma Ruth Rundle, Jaye Jayle

Sept 23 - Trans-Pecos // Destructo Swarmbots, J Foley
 
Oct 7 - Columbia City Theater // beak>
 
Oct 19 - Kame House, PYLON II release show // Tengu Yawn, Research


MARSHALL TRAMMELL:

Black Fighting Formations

October 13
7 - 9pm 
East Side Arts Alliance: 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA  94606

Soundwave Bienniel, in partnership with EastSide Arts Alliance: Live Arts in Resistance, presents Black Fighting Formations (BFF) from Music Research Strategies 'Duets with Organizations' series . This BFF iteration is a three-part political education, live conduction, and Improvised trio music performance based on   Black Organizing Project 's  (BOP)  'Bettering Our School System - BOSS'  campaign . The t rio of Mogauwane Mahloele (South Africa), Jeramy DeCristo (UC Davis), and Marshall Trammell derive a textual communication  for an improvised, trio music vernacular while learning to  perform the BOP campaign strategy .
 


JON MUELLER:

AUG 31
Jon Mueller + Sam Genualdi + Montgomery/McCoy
The Draw 800 S Lawe Street, Appleton, WI 54915 7:00 pm

Part of a weekend premier of new work for five gongs, voice and percussion, presented in a welcoming arts space with great acoustic possibilities.


SEPT 1
Jon Mueller solo performance
Saffron Yoga Center
435 E. Lincoln Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

4:00 pm

SEPT 2 

Jon Mueller with SUMAC
Rock Island Brewing
1815 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, IL

8:00 pm

Part of a weekend premier of new work for five gongs, voice and percussion, putting to test the possibility of sound experience in a rock venue situation. This contrast from the previous two nights in a yoga studio and arts space in separate cities is interesting, but potentially more powerful considering the opportunity of a large PA system.

SEPT 3
Springer | Mueller
Meltwater Studios
1911 S Allis Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207

7:00 pm

Event Details
Current and former Milwaukee Ballet dancers collaborate in an evening of live music and dance with experimental artists Jon Mueller (composer) and Dawn Springer (choreographer). The music in the performance was originally written and recorded in 2010 by Mueller for his record ‘The Whole’, released by Type Recordings in the UK. For this performance, it has been re-imagined for piano, percussion and voice by Mueller and David Utzinger, and this will be the premiere live performance of this material. Springer’s choreography set to Mueller’s composition was created for 3 female dancers — Ania Hidalgo, Rachel Malehorn, and Janel Meindersee. This project will mark Mueller and Springer’s 4th collaboration. Previous commissions have included two consecutive projects with the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, as well as the 2017 Dance Series at Lawrence University and in Real Time at the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. Their collaborations are meta-inquiries into live performance, asking how we know what is before us. Their work has been described as “mesmerizing” by Spin Magazine, and as an “inherently visceral experience” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.




WILLIAM FOWLER COLLINS:

with Tashi Dorji/John Dieterich du

September 5th
at Zephyr in Santa Fe, NM

Saturday, July 28, 2018

LISTEN to: NORDRA (Monika Khot) "Destruction Aftermath"

 New NORDRA song "Destruction Aftermath"  from upcoming LP release "Pylon ll" on SIGE records: Release date: Sept 21st!

https://soundcloud.com/sige-1/nordra-destruction-aftermath


Photo by Ephraim Nagler 

Upcoming NORDRA shows:

Sept 1 - Nordra and Skerik Present: The Slaughter Guarantee at Northwest Psych Fest, The Sunset

Sept 6 - Rhythm & Rye w/ DIRTFACE in Olympia

Sept 16 - The Royal Room w/ Darto (EP Release show)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

BLACK SPIRITUALS PRESS

Here is the recent press for Black Spirituals' new record "Black Access/Black Axes" .

"Like the resonant African-American traditions that long precede them, the Black Spirituals are equal parts choreographed and improvisational, containing simultaneously measuredly deliberate and frenetically urgent sonicities. True to name, the Black Spirituals evoke and produce a Black spirituality in the sonorous tradition of Black flight calling us to follow the North Star and any and all other pathways to freedom. It’s the choreographed and synergistic spontaneity and improvisation with clear inspirations drawn from jazz traditions, indigenous African drumming, and anti/de-colonial musico-theological and ritualistic traditions across the Afro diaspora; and it’s an expression that constitutes the kind of musical fugitivity most organically and innately produced by Black Americans in our “post-emancipation” captive state. It’s a music for music’s sake, and it’s a feverish cathartic expression of freedom dreams with true liberatory capacity.

The Black Spirituals, like their musical forebears, are fugitive planners enacting, per Harney & Moten, “ruptural and enraptured” soundscapes and offering a space of refuge within which enlightenment can be understood and, thus, enacted.

But this is not music alone. The Black Spirituals are a transdisciplinary and genre transcendent epistemic framework that exists both in itself and in complement with other artists. Black Access Black Axes is a project expressing Black vernacularity as a solo-duetting avant-garde musical technology driven by clear need to contain and articulate both the world in which we live and the dire need to flee and imagine and create another. The album’s core are the drone-like meditative frequencies recalling an ever-present sounding alarm: a state of emergency, an alarm signaling the need for and actualization of Black escape, a Black articulation of futurity only accessible through distortions and conversing-dueling guitar and drum.

Though this is the last joint project with which Zachary James Watkins & Marshall Trammell will bless us, the beauty in their music is their dynamism together as well as apart. So/but before we continue to be blessed with their respective solo workings (made evident in this and all the group’s work), this is an invitation to revel in this deeply affective creation born out of their wellspring of love for Black people and our deservingness of freedom.

From my head to my DNA, I felt this. I hope you will, too." -Zoé Samudzi




WIRE magazine stream:
https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/black-spirituals-premiere-their-new-album

Interview:
Downbeat Magazine

Reviews:
Brainwashed
Music OMH



Info:
The WIRE

Upcoming shows:

Marshall Trammell of BlackSpirituals:  Music Research Strategies' “Convergence: Emergent Strategies Against the Gentrified City,” featuring GREX July 16 7PM Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway St, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

 


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Coming soon! New SIGE releases


























 Black Spirituals (Zachary James Watkins and Marshall Trammell) "Black Access/Black Axes" 2xLP





NORDRA (Monika Khot) "Pylon 2" LP



























 NORDRA (Monika Khot) "I Was Meant to Live in a Garden" CS




























William Fowler Collins "Field Music" LP



























Barnett + Coloccia "VLF" LP

Coming later: 

Faith Coloccia "Ravine Time Map" LP
Mamiffer "The Brilliant Tabernacle" LP
Mára "Silver Disk" CS


 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

SIGE artist shows




MESA RITUAL (William Fowler Collins and Raven Chacon)

May 12 at 8 PM - 10 PM UTC+02
info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/167793487260279/

Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin, Germany





Black Spirituals (Marshall Trammell and Zachary James Watkins)

June 29
Info: http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/breaking-news/14926-black-spirituals-let-axe-fall-for-swansong





NORDRA (Monika Khot)
 
05.16 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern 
05.17 - Bellingham, WA @ The Alternative Library 
05.18 - Olympia, WA @ Unknown venue 
05.19 - Portland, OR @ Beacon Sound 
05.20 - Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond's Garage 
05.21 - Berkeley, CA @ Dildo Factory 
05.22 - Berkeley, CA @ Cnmat 
05.23 - Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp 
05.24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Rec Center 
05.25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Monty Bar

Saturday, March 31, 2018

SIGE artist shows tonight! Plus new SIGE cassette for NORDRA

 Zachary James Watkins and Raven Chacon: 


3/31/18 Oakland, CA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1278469602252679/

$7-15 sliding scale for artists.
7pm
Pro Arts
150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza

Learn more here! https://proartsgallery.org/event/affirmative-action/

Foregrounding concepts of transparency, radical diversity and inclusion, Zachary Watkins, Raven Chacon, Sharmi Basu, Morgan Craft, Ava Mendoza, and The Living Earth Show present AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: an evening­-length collaborative production.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION was conceived with Zachary James Watkins to interrogate the manner in which chamber music is created and consumed. Composed by five artists of color and performed by the two white cis men of The Living Earth Show, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION highlights the “lens of whiteness” through which the work of artists of color have to necessarily present their work. The project is built to activate the tradition of classical chamber music in order to craft a new, collaborative musical language.

Just as importantly, the collaborators view AFFIRMATIVE ACTION as a vehicle for bringing artists and audience together, reveling and relishing in “inclusion” as the production’s creative foundation. Though they have all engaged in decades of collaborative musicmaking, several of the composers will be writing their first “commissioned” piece of chamber music in this project. By presenting these composers’ work alongside the work of composers more familiar with the traditional chamber music ecosystem, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION provides a platform for artists of color to use chamber music (and the specific collaborative language of the medium) as a canvas to create vital artistic statements.

For the community at large, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION is designed to welcome audience members who have traditionally felt excluded from classical music spaces, providing a multimedia production integrating improvisation, electronic music, ambient music, rock music, theater, and performance art to present an inclusive artistic experience.



NORDRA (Monika Khot)
 

03.31 - Seattle, WA @ Kame House
05.12 - Seattle, WA @ Woodland Theater
05.16 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05.17 - Bellingham, WA @ The Alternative Library
05.19 - Portland, OR @ Beacon Sound
05.20 - Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond's Garage
05.24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Rec Center
05.25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Monty Bar


She will have these new cassettes for sale: I was Meant to Live in a Garden (live)

SIGE063

 

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

NORDRA (Monika Khot) tour, starts today!

 You can get this shirt on her tour:





Monika Khot aka NORDRA will be touring Europe!

Thanks to Giorgio Salmoiraghi​/Hypershape Records​ for booking, and his company ZED & Venarossa​ for awesome back-line.


3.15 - Milano, IT @ Santeria Social Club
3.16 - Busto Arsizio, IT @ Circolo Gagarin
3.17 - Pistoia, IT @ BRUMA @ S. Michele al Cioncio
3.18 - Treviso, IT @ Punky Reggae Pub
3.19 - Ljugljana, SLO @ Hostel Tresor
3.20 - Budapest, HUN @ Robot
3.21 - Bratislava, SLK @ Fuga
3.22 - Brno, CZ @ Herna
3.23 - Prague, CZ @ Žižkowská Non Festival
3.24 - Chemnitz, GER @ Odradek
3.25 - Leipzig, GER @ Unterholz
3.26 - Bamberg, GER @ Pizzini
3.27 - Verona, IT @ Malacarne Barassociazione

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

NORDRA (Monika Khot) Tour

Monika Khot aka NORDRA will be touring Europe!
Thanks to Giorgio Salmoiraghi​/Hypershape Records​ for booking, and his company ZED & Venarossa​ for awesome back-line.


3.15 - Milano, IT @ Santeria Social Club
3.16 - Busto Arsizio, IT @ Circolo Gagarin
3.17 - Pistoia, IT @ BRUMA @ S. Michele al Cioncio
3.18 - Treviso, IT @ Punky Reggae Pub
3.19 - Ljugljana, SLO @ Hostel Tresor
3.20 - Budapest, HUN @ Robot
3.21 - Bratislava, SLK @ Fuga
3.22 - Brno, CZ @ Herna
3.23 - Prague, CZ @ Žižkowská Non Festival
3.24 - Chemnitz, GER @ Odradek
3.25 - Leipzig, GER @ Unterholz
3.26 - Bamberg, GER @ Pizzini
3.27 - Verona, IT @ Malacarne Barassociazione

 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

SIGE releases

Some new items are available at the SIGE store:
http://sige.bigcartel.com/



NICK YACYSHYN & BRIAN SEPANZYK “Compulsion - OST” CS
Cassette release of the soundtrack for Brian Sepanzyk’s 2017 horror film “Compulsion”.
All compositions by Nick Yacyshyn (SUMAC, Baptists) and Brian Sepanzyk (Waingro). Edition of 75 copies housed in full color printed sleeve and jewel case. Digital version coming soon.



HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE/DANIEL MENCHE/CAUSTIC TOUCH/EMS 4 way split LP and CS
New 4 way split released by Accident Prone Records. We have a few copies of various vinyl colors and cassette version. First new material from House of Low Culture (A. Turner & F. Coloccia) in 4 years. New tracks from Menche, Caustic Touch and EMS. Housed in a sleeve with photography by Menche and design from Coloccia. 



3 new paintings by Faith Coloccia 
From the new Barnett + Coloccia record "VLF" and a painting from NORDRA tour poster, all made with pigment made with ash and salt. 



New Mamiffer cassette from The Tapeworm (Touch, UK) 
Cassette only – limited edition of 150 copies
Side A: 0:00–3:12 found recording 2007, 3:13–10:30 recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2008-2009, 10:31–13:15 recording/mix by Randall Dunn, performance by F. Coloccia 2015, 13:16–16:13 recording/performance by A. Turner 2015, 16:14–end recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2011.
0:00–3:16: manipulated found recording/recording/performance by A.Turner 2015. 3:17–4:30: recording by F. Coloccia 2016. 4:31–6:02: recording by A. Turner, performance by F. Coloccia 2015. 6:03–8:41: recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2010. 8:42–9:33: recording/performance by A. Turner 2014. 9:34–13:35: recording by F. Coloccia 2011. 13:36–16:00: recording by A. Turner, performance by F. Coloccia 2014. 16:01–16:49: recording/manipulation by F. Coloccia, mix by Randall Dunn 2010. 16:50–End: recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2010 + 2015.




 NORDRA (Monika Khot) S/T LP
Debut album by Seattle's Nordra, aka Monika Khot. Desolate beat-scapes flecked with fleeting moments of beauty. Design by Nordra and SIGE, housed in letterpressed jackets by Stumptown Printers.  Edition of 300 copies, pressed on dried blood colored vinyl. 

COMING SOON:
SUMAC “WFMU” CS/digital
NORDRA “PYLON II” LP/digital
Black Spirituals “Black Access/Black Axes” 2xLP/digital
William Fowler Collins “Field Music” LP/digital
SUMAC “The Deal” 2xLP repress
Greymachine “Disconnected” 2xLP repress
Barnett & Coloccia “VLF” LP/CS/digital