Tashi Wada Group (ft. Julia Holter and Corey Fogel) Record Release Show with Special Guests

Tashi Wada Group (ft. Julia Holter and Corey Fogel) Record Release Show with Special Guests

DJ Pete Swanson, DJ Carlos Niño

Wed · October 17, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$0.00

This event is 21 and over

Please join Tashi Wada and friends for a special performance celebrating the release of Wada's new album "Nue" out this fall on Brooklyn-based label RVNG Intl.

 

Tashi Wada Group
Tashi Wada Group
Tashi Wada Group

Los Angeles-based composer Tashi Wada presents his new group featuring Julia Holter and percussionist Corey Fogel performing music from Wada's new album “Nue” out this fall on Brooklyn-based label RVNG Intl.

In Japanese, ‘nue’ is a mythological chimera with the face of a monkey, the legs of a tiger, and the tail of a snake. In French, ‘nue’ means naked—stripped of complexity, bare and exposed, but also raw and essential. This duality underlies “Nue.” Released as part of RVNG Intl’s FRKWYS series of intergenerational projects, this collaboration ranges from minimalist bagpipes to otherworldly vocals, creating, in Wada’s words, “a vision, an endless night of dreams, and a personal history of sorts, full of joys and demons.”

From the doubling of tones—and the world of harmonic nuances such an action produces—to the rich interplay between individual musicians, all baring their own personalities and experiences through shared performance, Wada’s compositions allow space for these elements to join and grow. The multipartite creature that is an ensemble melds in the simplicity and purity of the music itself.
Tashi Wada
Tashi Wada
Tashi Wada is a Los Angeles-based composer and performer whose works explore harmonic overtones, resonance, and dissonance through precise tuning and gradual change in pitch. Grounded in a belief that “music should be as direct as possible,” his compositions use apparently simple structures to generate rich and unanticipated perceptual effects. Working in relation to American experimental music, microtonal music, and so-called drone music, Wada’s practice is also informed by interdisciplinary performance and Fluxus-affiliated artists. He studied composition at CalArts with James Tenney, and has presented his work throughout the United States and Europe often in collaboration with other artists including his father, composer Yoshi Wada. Wada’s music has been released by Yik Yak, De Stijl Records, and via his own imprint Saltern, which he runs from Los Angeles.
Julia Holter
Julia Holter
Julia Holter is a composer, performer, and recording artist based in Los Angeles. Her interest in the mysteries of sonic atmosphere has compelled her to record in various settings—in her home, outside with a field recorder, and in professional studios—as well as to perform live, often with a focus on the voice. She studied music composition at CalArts and University of Michigan and has performed at venues and festivals around the world.
Corey Fogel
Corey Fogel
Corey Fogel is a drummer and artist currently living in Los Angeles, CA. His practice is based in momentary encounters, often involving the intersection of sounds, objects, textiles, foods and frequently include collaboration with other musicians and artists. Fogel engages the viewer to considering sound as a medium on par with paint and cellulose, a constant in our daily lives. Through his work he challenges us to consider the contexts in which we create, store and understand sound.
DJ Pete Swanson
(Freedom to Spend)
DJ Carlos Niño
DJ Carlos Niño
Carlos Gabriel Niño is an internationally celebrated producer, arranger, composer, musician, radio host, DJ, music consultant, writer, poet, and event organizer, based in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. He has been an important force in the contemporary independent music scene since 1995. A prolific artist, Niño has been involved in the production of more than 100 records and has toured with various bands and as a DJ throughout Europe, Japan and the United States.
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/