Archive for October, 2013

Assemble 11 at The Ace Hotel

Sunday, October 20th, 2013


New York City’s Ace Hotel invited my friend and collaborator Pat Noecker, a.k.a. RAFT to host an ASSEMBLE event in their lobby this fall. The result was a performance of RAFT’s ensemble piece, “Transmissions, Long Tones in A and E” performed on Saturday, October 19 at 8 p.m. in the hotel’s lobby, for free to the public. The all-star ensemble brought together for the evening included Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Sabisha Friedberg, Dana Schechter, Greg Fox (Guardian Alien/Z’s), J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus), Camilla Padgitt-Coles, Melissa Moore, Rachel Mason, Daniel Schlett and Pat Spadine (Ash Can Orchestra) and yours truly on video projections.

J.G. Thirlwell describes the Assemble experience thusly: RAFT gathers performers from NYC underground + experimental music scenes, scatters them around a room, and sets them loose — creating a personalized, fully immersive music experience that alters depending where you’re standing. The performance in its simplest form is 11 musicians working to sustain the notes of A and E.

This was one of my favorite performances of all time, and I feel incredibly honored to have been a part of it.

Above: video of ASSEMBLE XI, “TRANSMISSIONS in A and E” by Torsten Meyer

Noisey: Parkay Quarts Show Us Their New York In The Final Jansport Bonfire Session

Friday, October 18th, 2013


I edited these videos featuring Parquet Courts talking about their adopted hometown of New York City and playing a concert in Williamsburg’s Havemeyer Park.

The band was kind enough to take us around their version of New York, which includes a graffiti’d shutter door store and a game of pickup basketball that has been going on since the sport’s inception.
– Noisey

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Spun O Lith: Purity Control / Rebecca Gaffney / Matthew Caron / Peter Shapiro

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013


Purity Control with Rebecca Gaffney performing in her Spun O Lith installation at Fitness Gallery on February 28th, 2013.

Live video mix by Matthew Caron & Peter Shapiro.

Spun O Lith: Purity Control / Rebecca Gaffney / Matthew Caron / Peter Shapiro from Matthew Caron on Vimeo.

“Rebecca Gaffney’s Spun O Lith installation at Fitness Gallery, during which the split’s recording was taken. The video itself, mixed by Matthew Caron and Peter Shapiro, is full of eplileptic-averse flashing and uncanny valley-oblitering facial distortion. Guess it’s that time again to freak out the squares.”Mike Sugarman, Ad Hoc

Read more about Spun O Lith and Purity Control at Ad Hoc