Perform Chinatown: Lady Noise - Material Utterances
Lady Noise Presents Material Utterances at Human Resources for Perform Chinatown
On July 30, 2011, Human Resources participates in the Chinatown performance festival, Perform Chinatown with an evening program curated by experimental music ensemble, Lady Noise. Titled Material Utterances, Lady Noise brings individual and group sound explorations to Human Resources (located at the former Cottage Home Gallery) with a line-up that features both performance art and live music. Beginning at 8pm, the program includes multidisciplinary artist and musician Helga Fassonaki of Metal Rouge who performs solo as yek koo, exploring the outer limits of the vocal chamber in punk-chant poesis over primitive wailing guitar.
Following Ms. Fassonaki is performance artist and playwright Raquel Gutierrez, who draws upon cultural activism and identity politics in her work and co-founded the performance art ensemble Butchlalis de Panochtitlan. Los Angeles-based avant-rock collaboration, Garbaj Kaetz, led by artist Erin Weber and musician Prickle, with Philip Haut and Jack Jons, closes the program with their distinctly dark and low-fi, yet dramatic performance aesthetic. Lady Noise also
About the Organizer
Lady Noise, founded by artist Gabie Strong, is the free-form sound collaboration between Kelly Coats (flute), Kathleen Kim (violin), Gabie Strong (bass) and Sandy Yang (guitar and drums). Lady Noise performances draw on visual elements to create an atmosphere of sound and landscape. Compositions are explored between modes of structure and improvisation, creating spaces of interplay and entropy. Disrupting conventional spatial formations of live sound performance, the group freely shapes the area reserved for hearing and language to present the listening audience with the aching beauty of amplified harmonic decay.
About the Host
Human Resources was founded by a team of creative individuals who seek to broaden engagement with contemporary and conceptual art, with an emphasis on performative and underexposed modes of expression. Human Resources is not-for-profit and seeks to foster widespread public appreciation of the performative arts by encouraging maximum community access.