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WGXC Saturday Night Special: yek koo + gabie strong

Jun 27, 2015: 8pm - 10pm EDT

Spotty Dog Books & Ale WGXC webstream

Webstream of performances at Spotty Dog Books & Ale provided by WGXC.

A live broadcast of yek koo (Helga Fassonaki) and Gabie Strong, performing at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson.

Gabie Strong is a California based artist exploring spaces of degeneration, drone and decay as a means to improvise new arrangements of self-reflexive meaning. To explore the arena between exteriority and interiority, she uses sound performance, radio broadcasting, sculpture, photography and video as a mediums for experimentation. She has performed at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, Human Resources, SASSAS, LACE, High Desert Test Sites, LACMA, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, and with Dawn Kasper and Lady Noise for the 2012 Whitney Biennial opening events. 

yek koo is the solo project of visual and performing artist Helga Fassonaki (half of free psych duo Metal Rouge), often appearing in a ragged stripped-down cloak of distorted guitar, wailing vocals, pocket trumpet and non-kosher samples. She has performed at Hammer Museum’s Made in LA part of KCHUNG TV’s Crystalline Morphologies, Open Melody Festival at UC Irvine (CA), Ear&Eye Festival (Auckland, NZ), On Land Festival (San Francisco), Human Resources (LA), Public Fiction (LA), Whitney Biennial 2012 (NYC), and a multitude of other galleries and venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Residing in Brooklyn, New York, Yek koo is currently performing live on radio stations throughout the USA for coined ‘Radio Concept Tour’, exploring the relationship between body, microphone and air movement. It features vocal feedback, horn exclamations and sparse rhythms moving with and against each other in space.