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Kchung Stage at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair

  • Geffen at the Museum of Contemporary Art 152 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

Kchung Radio is pleased to present a dynamic lineup featuring performers from our community at large who engage in discursive themes relating to body-politics, identity representation, gender fluidity, and poetic expression.

Saturday 2/25 11am - 7pm

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Outdoor courtyard stage

11.00 Bana Haffar
11:45 Julius Smack
12:30 Body of Water
1:05   George Ducker
1:15    M Kitchell
2:00   ¡Socorro!
2:45  Jasmine Nyende
3:30  Gabie Strong + Ted Byrnes
4:15   J. Gordon Faylor
5:00  Christopher Reid Martin
5:45  Pod Blotz

Kchung DJ’s spinning tunes between sets -
Elizabeth Nakamura
Meso Mechanics
Tall Wall
James Rene

Pod Blotz
Pod Blotz mixes electronics, modular synth recordings, vox, rhythmic elements, tape manipulation, metals, field recordings and organ swells. Industrial music dark in context, bright in texture inside of multi-dimensional environments with shattered mirrors, sculptures, video and light. Her performances have been witnessed at the Berkeley Art Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Masonic Temple at Hollywood Forever, Teragram Ballroom, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, 23five Incorporated, The Lab, Queen's Nails Projects, Southern Exposure, San Jose Museum of Art, Transmodern Festival and Portland Institute of Art. Pod Blotz has also played in various warehouses and clubs throughout the US and in Europe and has played other festivals such as Trip Metal Fest, Katabatik Kampout, No Fun, Colour Out of Space, INC and Neon Marshmellow Fest.

Bana Haffar
Haffar is an LA-based multi-instrumentalist and modular synth aficionada. Haffar is also the co-organizer of Modular on the Spot, a monthly outdoor synth happening on the LA river. 

Julius Smack
Julius Smack is a statue awoken from antiquity who performs in the vogue tradition. He has released two albums on Practical Records and will release a new single on 7” later this year.

Jasmine Nyende
Performance artist Jasmine Nyende works largely within the realm of ephemeral media, focusing on deleted posts from a range of social media platforms as an exploration of individual subjectivity and the shame in public memory. For ALAC 2017 Nyende presents new poetry alongside home movie footage reflecting on her childhood experiences in South Los Angeles’ Leimert Park and how the neighborhood has developed since that time. Her performance weaves between a subjective personal history and a consideration of how public memory influences the construction of self.

Gabie Strong + Ted Byrnes
Gabie Strong is a California artist and musician exploring drone, decay and noise to create self-reflexive, feminine meaning. Strong uses sound performance, radio broadcasting, environmental installation and video as a mediums for experimentation.

Ted Byrnes is an improviser/percussionist living in Los Angeles. An alumnus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, he comes from a jazz background and has since made his home in the worlds of free improvisation, electro-acoustic music, and noise. Ted plays in a variety of aesthetic circumstances and has played with: Ulrich Krieger, John Wiese, Jeff Parker, Alfred Harth, Jaap Blonk, Torsten Mueller, Mazen Kerbaj, William Hutson, Charlemagne Palestine, Chris Cooper and others.

Christopher Reid Martin
Christopher Reid Martin is a multidisciplinary artist, currently residing in Los Angeles. He first began working with sound in Orange County in 2004, layering sounds from various field recordings of daily life which convey living truths and over processed instrumentation as the reactionary expression. These expressions came to birth the solo project known as of Shelter Death, as it has evolved into a project in which performance and sound interplay to make for a personal reactionary experience in a perpetually decaying world.

Body of Water - Chris Duncan and Rich Jacobs
BODY OF WATER is a sonic collaboration between bay area artists Rich Jacobs and Chris Duncan. Leaning heavily upon geometric abstraction,  BODY OF WATER's improvisational compositions combine an array of electronic and acoustic gestures-staying open- being open.

M Kitchell
M Kitchell is an extremely gay artist and yogi. Most recently, his book Hour of the Wolf was published by Inside the Castle. He lives in Oakland. Kitchell will be reading/performing a short text accompanied by an audio piece.

J. Gordon Faylor
J. Gordon Faylor is the author of Registration Caspar (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016), The Sycophant (TROLL THREAD), and Disgruntled 1234567890 (Basic Editions), among other works. He edits Gauss PDF and is the managing editor of SFMOMA's Open Space.

The performance will include Faylor’s own writing and samples of texts, interpolated with samples collected from various sources, including YouTube, performances by fellow poets and musicians, and field recordings.

George Ducker
George Ducker's work has appeared in The Awl, The Rumpus, The Believer and DumDum. A former writer for the Los Angeles Times, he lives in a cottage by the freeway. You're welcome over anytime. 

¡Socorro! is folk pop distortion founded in Pasadena, CA by Guy Valdez. Socorro’s music is inspired by a mixture early 90s shoegaze and mid to late 60s jangle pop. The word socorro translates to “help” or “SOS”. Released album "Flavor of the Day" on Lolipop Records.

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