SATURDAY, MAY 9th, 2009
Deep BeatZ presents: Torn/beatZwith special guest:
Elijah B. Torn (Live PA, NYC)
"the one and only live-looping sonic vigilante!"
and local artist:David Ezra Brown (Live P, Ithaca, NY)
"mind-trippin', luscious downtempo"
with a supporting set by Ithaca's own DJ Laika and VJ Philosophia
SATURDAY, May 9th 2009The Lost Dog Lounge(on the Commons, downtown Ithaca)10pm til' late.
Come join Deep beatZ for one last end-of-semester extravaganza!Elijah B Torn (aka Charlie Foxtrot, aka Thaddeus Ignatious Torn) is a sonic-vigilante, boombastic bass-blipping, live-looping, hand-wired light show-providing, sonic assault. Born with looping device in-hand, Torn has been creating electronic music for well over fifteen years. But you won't find him checking his email on-stage! Along with his laptop, he plays electric bass and guitar, which are used as the centerpieces for creating fresh textures & sounds. No sound is safe from Torn. From cassette tapes to field recordings, Torn uses them all to create his signature playful sound which has been heard on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and WNYC’s New Sounds. His second album “You are Lucky I am Not a Vigilante” is currently out on iTunes. He has also remixed tracks for the acclaimed experimental jazz/rock trio Hans Blix in addition to winning composer awards through his work with recording studio, MassiveMusic. This guy is an absolute genius and is coming to Ithaca for one night only!
Opening the night will be local electronics genius David Ezra Brown. Some of you may know Brown as one-half of the local hip-hop/ electronics group, D.A.M.A.G.E. Still equipped with the same cool gear: Ableton Live (laptop), drum pads, synths, and other hardware, Brown's new solo project meanders in a more jazzy, downtempo direction, focusing on the lusciousness of each beat. Dave's got a ton of fresh new material - so come early!
Rounding out the night will be Ithaca's inimitable queen of deep beatZ, DJ Laika. Known for instigating audience head-nods and body grooves while checking her email, Laika's dj sets combine lush, sexy sounds with a good dose of futurism. She's definitely a big fan of the Berlin-style minimal techno sound but one can expect to hear multiple electronic genres and music that draws heavily from acoustic elements in jazz and hip-hop. Accompanying Laika will be visuals by local awesome VJ, Philosophia.