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Yek koo |\ Gabie Strong |\ Julia Santoli |\ Bob Bellerue @ Trans Pecos


TRANS PECOS, 9-15 Wyckoff Ave, New York, New York 11385


Yek koo 
Gabie Strong 
Julia Santoli 
Bob Bellerue

9-15 Wyckoff Ave (L) to Halsey (M) to Myrtle/Wyckoff 

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. Originally from Los Angeles, she recently relocated to the East Coast where her latest LP, ‘Desolation Peak’ was recorded – a classic example of yek koo’s unruly rhythm logic and haunting vocals. 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.

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. In looking for the differential, Strong invokes noise to summon the invisible. She has performed at The Hammer Museum Made in L.A. 2014 exhibition, Human Resources, SASSAS, LACE, High Desert Test Sites, LACMA, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, 88Boadrum and with Dawn Kasper and Lady Noise for the 2012 Whitney Biennial opening events. Strong is the host of KCHUNG Radio program Crystalline Morphologies. Crystalline Morphologies is a platform for broadcasting experimental music, noise, sound art and field recordings.

Julia Santoli is a multi-media artist living and working in New York. She synthesizes image, gesture, and sound while channeling memory and presence. Her explorations take the form of vocal performance and body-generated audio feedback, sonic installation, video, and prints.

Bob Bellerue is a noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. Over the last 25+ years he has been involved in a wide range of creative activities – experimental electronic music, junk metal percussion ensembles, Balinese gamelan, sound scores for dance/theater/video/performance art, and installation art. Bob's work utilizes custom electronics and programming, incorporating feedback, prepared field recordings, de-musicalized instruments, and found oscillators. He is in the midst of long-term collaborations with the choreographer Wanda Gala, and plays regularly as a solo artist, in KILT (with Raven Chacon and Sandor Finta), and in collaboration with many others (Z'EV, Mister Matthews, and Philip White, most recently). Bob's work has been presented at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, New Genre Festival, CEAIT Festival, Ende Tymes Festival, Denver Noise Fest, Experimental Intermedia, Issue Project Room, Diapason Sound Gallery, Roulette, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Noise Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, Radio Epsilonia (Paris), WFMU, WKCR, WNYC, KFJC, KXLU, East Village Radio, Stanford University, The New School, UCSD, and UCLA. 
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