A new event concept featuring short sets from up to a dozen artists creating and performing original music or video projections based on a specified theme.
The first showcase is on Friday December 13th with the theme…
15-min apocalypse sets from artists
RUSSEL HOFFMAN GLO PHASE XYLANTHA JOY TOUJOURS MORGANTICS JITTERS PRIMITIVE CONSTRUCT EPHEN ALEX IS
paired with live visuals created by KYLE THE SAINT
The concept: • A general prompt / concept is released to the public. This is one word or very few words to allow open interpretation. • Artists create a ~15 min set/piece based on that promptperform them live at the final showcase. • Anyone of any level of experience can enter as long as they can perform/play a piece that fits the theme. • Any genre is accepted, but please match the theme! • Samples, synths, vocals or other audio sources are fine, but you’ll need to be self-contained. We’re thinking of something that can be performed with a laptop or gear in an approx 3×3 table space and have a single pair output. (we’re not externally micing – one output only). • This isn’t a competition, but a thematic exhibition – have fun with it!
The final showcase party is set for Friday, December 13th at brillobox.
More info on the showcase / party as the date gets closer!
||| Additional info for participants…
Participants of any level of experience are welcome, as long as you can produce a 15 min audio set on the theme. To submit, send me your real name and your performance name as well as an email for contact and any additional questions. If we get an abundance of responses (over the allotted number), I will ask for a demo from non-established artists.
We’ll be looking to fill up to twelve (12) 15-min audio slots, and up to eight (8) 30-min video slots.
I’ll have an open sign-up for one week, or until all of the slots have been filled in each category (audio and video). If we end up with more participants than slots, I’ll do a drawing to select participants, and offer anybody who did not make it first chance to participate in the next edition.
With 30 remaining days on Nov 13th, we’ll do a check in and finalize the lineup. Just want to make sure everybody who has signed up has some material in the works. If anyone has to drop out, we’ll revisit the people interested for additional participants.
Due to the number of sets we’d like to facilitate for this, we ask that all artists keep their setup to approximately 3’ x 3’ and provide one pair of outputs (ideally 1/4”, but we will provide conversion). There is no limitation on type gear, but please consider that there will be minimal set-up and breakdown time. We won’t be able to facilitate full bands, and ask that for this edition, each slot is filled by one person. The more fun and interactive a set you can put together the better!
Depending on interest we’ll also compile the results onto some sort of free or pay what you want digital release (this is 100% opt-in).
The first edition is scheduled for Friday December 13th at Brillobox, and the initial theme announcement is on October 10th 2019.
Thanks for your interest and stoked to see how this comes together!
||| FAQ Q: Can i pre-record my set / video? A: Yes, but making it interactive, either through controllers, performance, on the fly elements or something else is highly recommended! For video, a pre-rendered set is more acceptable, but live manipulation even better.
Q: Is this a competition? A: Not a competition, but a showcase and theme party showing what local artists can do with a theme and two months of time. You should wow us, but fun is the bottom line!
Q: Can I do both an audio AND video set? A: The intention is for participants to sign up for either a 15 min audio set or a 30 min video set. But if there are open slots, you can sign up for both.
Q: Can I plan a collaboration with an audio or video artist who is also participating? A: If you’re both in and you want to have them match up, we’ll try to facilitate that, but depending on the complexity of the schedule, we can’t guarantee that.
Q: For the showcase, who is getting paid? A: After any base costs for the venue etc., we’ll split any cover between all participants.
Q: What are the future themes going to be? A: Open to suggestion, but some ideas: Robots, Space, Supernatural, Conspiracy, Animals/Nature
Come one, come all, to Pittsburgh’s 2019 Heavybass title bout: HEAVY HANDED
We bring 2 of the world’s best deep dubstep selectors in a match-up of epic proportions.
***HEAVYBASS DIVISION TITLE BOUT*** N-Type (Croydon London, UK) – Wheel & Deal Records / Rinse FM Since the beginning of dubstep, N-Type has been truly instrumental in its progression as a DJ, producer and label boss. His heavy and dark sound is known to smash dancefloors to smithereens and this performance will no doubt, be the same. https://soundcloud.com/n-type
Joe Nice (Baltimore, MD) – Gourmet Beats / Sub FM Matching N-Type in nearly all categories, Joe’s musical selections are almost as infectious as his presence behind the decks. A true force to be reckoned with both mentally and physically, Joe’s gym bag will be overflowing with fresh dubplates to work over. https://soundcloud.com/JoeNiceDJ
***WELTER WEIGHT DIVISION 3-WAY BOUT*** Cutups – Grime Set Void – Dub Set Varden Armstrong – Deep Dubstep
Event Details: $15 limited advance tix / $20 at door
Cattivo – downstairs & non-smoking 146 44th St. (Lawrenceville)
Warehouse gig at Collision: email firstname.lastname@example.org for address
LIKE A VILLAIN (PDX -> NYC) Holland Andrews is a singer, composer, improvisor, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and touring musician recently relocated from Portland, OR to New York City. Andrews, a self-taught extended-technique vocalist and musician, has garnered reputable attention for their lush array of vocalizations and sonorous arrangements that consist mostly of their voice, clarinet, and effects. The compositions of Andrews can begin sparsely, almost uncannily; a single measure to begin the momentum of which only builds and destabilizes, builds and restabilizes until, at a point of pure catharsis, when the layered orchestration has reached its completion, Andrews begins to wail, connecting to something unseen and powerful in full control of their own voice; a feat that feels both energetically raw and impressively curated. Andrews’s influences are as wide-reaching as their performance, ranging from Arvo Pärt, Stephen Sondheim, and Diamanda Galas to the experimental terrains of ambient, improvised and noise music. https://www.facebook.com/likeavillain/ https://likeavillain.bandcamp.com/
Shimmering melodies and cinematic atmospheres underpinned with harder trap and bass sensibilites are at the core of the wave sound that Deadcrow has helped define. Experience the newest sound of your sci-fi neon reality with a leader in one of the richest emerging genres
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11th Anniversary and official OUTLOOK FEST Launch Party!
with special guests
Critical, Astrophonica, Cosmic Bridge, Bristol UK
The ever-exploratory Sam Binga is one of those artists who has managed to infuse all of the UK’s musical subcultures into a tantalizing sound portrayal and discography. Toting a range of influences from garage, grime, drum & bass, jungle, juke, dubstep, dancehall, reggae, and more, the Bristol-based artist has yet to hold back on revealing his interests and pursuits. Binga has steadily thrown himself into the industry as a genre-defying musician and high-energy party starter who can mash down any dancehall.
and support from
Known for his heavy sounds, Austin is taking a huge step away from his normal “tear out” dubstep productions and is stretching out into flavors of grime and wave music
plus resident djs
CUTUPS & KEEBS
mixing up all the newest jams,
and probably a few classics
and as always, live lasers, good friends, stiff drinks,
futuristic sounds and lots of fun!
We are also pairing with OUTLOOK FEST 2019, as Pittsburgh’s Official Launch party! Outlook fest takes place in Pula, Croatia from Sept 4-8, and is one of the world’s best festivals for bass music soundsystem culture. We’ll have some promos and give-aways coming up to get you excited! (We’ll be there!)
More info and tickets: https://outlookfestival.com
$15 cover / 10PM – 2AM / 21+
4104 Penn Ave
Since 2008 we’ve been bringing you the finest in fun, underground
bass music, lazers, goofball themes, zany graphics and all around good times. Expect all that and more at this epic anniversary party.