OUTSIDE/INSIDE: Seven Nights of Adventurous Music

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Dreamland is proud to present:

OUTSIDE/INSIDE
Seven Nights of Adventurous Music

Sunday, November 9th — Saturday, November 15th
at Dreamland
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)

Since 2013, Dreamland has committed to being Louisville’s home for innovative, exploratory, and forward-thinking music of every genre. On Nov. 9-15, Dreamland is celebrating “Outside/Inside,” a week-long showcase of some of the finest experimental musicians from Louisville and beyond. From Rashad Becker’s intoxicating electronic soundscapes (Nov. 10), to Rooms’s (Nov. 11) unrepeatable improvised spontaneity, to Suzuki Junzo’s (Nov. 13) otherworldly conjurations, “Outside/Inside” highlights the staggering breadth of cutting-edge music that adventurous listeners can regularly find at Dreamland.

For this week only, Dreamland is offering a special discount ticket pricing: $10 per show of your choice, $25 for three shows of your choice, or $40 for the whole week! Purchase advance tickets here: https://squareup.com/market/dreamlandislouisville

 


Sunday, November 9th
Doors open at 7 PM
Music at 8 pm
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DYLAN RYAN/SAND (Los Angeles, CA; on Cuneiform Records)

Chicago-born drummer and composer DYLAN RYAN began his musical journey as a newborn on a ride home from the hospital to the tune of Oingo Boingo’s Demo EP (though he claims it was something off UFO’s Strangers In The Night.) Lessons followed, starting with guitar, piano, and eventually drum set. The initial courtship of the instrument revolved largely around hours spent figuring out the drum parts of Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath. After some lessons at nearby Northwestern University, Dylan started studying with some infamous figures from the Chicago jazz community, among them Paul Wertico, Gerry Coleman, and David Bloom. Balancing the assorted influence of British Heavy Metal, Avant-garde jazz, and 20th Century Classical have since come to define Ryan’s style.

While studying literature and film at DePaul University, Ryan played in jazz combos everywhere from tiki bar cocktail parties to beer-soaked dives. It was during these years that he met the musicians who would eventually form Herculaneum, his longest running project. Ryan soon began recording and touring with bands Orso, Icy Demons, and Michael Columbia, playing drums, vibraphone, and makeshift kits of his own design based on a combination of John “Drumbo” French’s Magic Band kit and traditional homemade instruments of 1930’s jug bands. During this same period Ryan became known in the vibrant, decades-old Free-Jazz communities, playing with New-Music luminaries Jason Stein, Josh Berman, Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, et.al.

Ryan currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to perform with Herculaneum, while also playing with Cursive, Icy Demons, Harmonize Most High, and Rainbow Arabia. In 2012 he started his most recent project, featuring Tim Young and Devin Hoff, called Dylan Ryan SAND.

Watch a live performance of DYLAN RYAN/SAND’S “Barocco”:

 


Monday, November 10th
Doors open at 7 PM
Music at 8 pm
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RASHAD BECKER (Berlin, Germany)

ELI KESZLER (New York, NY)

CONNOR BELL (Louisville, KY)

 

Berlin electronic musician RASHAD BECKER utilizes realtime synthesis and sampling techniques that set into motion intricate sonic worlds that recall the complexities of human speech and various exotic aural phenomena, and warrant comparisons to the detailed sonics of pioneers like Tod Dockstader, and the GRM school of electronic music. Oscillating pitches conjoin, multiply and dissolve in unlikely configurations, creating a complex ecosystem of sound. Also, Becker’s work as a vinyl cutting and mastering engineer at Berlin’s Dubplates Mastering Studio (where he has overseen thousands of mastering jobs) has endowed him with a unique insider’s perspective on the practice and aesthetics of modern day electronic music and production. After years of performing, Becker’s sole release came out on PAN in 2013, aptly titled Traditional Musics of Notional Species. Pitchfork described Becker’s LPas an album that “breathes in pointed, often hilarious detail. [Becker's]
sounds actually sound like things.”

Watch RASHAD BECKER perform his “Traditional Musics of Notional Species” live: 

 

NYC-based drummer and sound artist ELI KESZLER engages in a frictional
push and ­pull of percussive sound through instrumental means which are both traditional and experimental. His oeuvre is multi­faceted, consisting of musical scores informed by his print making/drawing practices as well as his
construction of resonating piano wire installations (most recently an installation on the Manhattan Bridge commissioned by NPR Radio). His hyper­percussive improvisations are ripe with detailed and pointillistic attacks
that build momentum to form frenzied sonic clusters, drawing inspiration from the spontaneity of Han Bennik’s percussion work as well as the harmonic density of Colin Nancorrow’s compositions. With full length albums on the
vinyl­art label PAN and the legendary avant­garde jazz label ESP­Disk, Keszler’s releases have received “album of the year” awards from the Boston Globe and Wire Magazine. After studying composition with Anthony Coleman and Ran Blake, Eli Keslzer toured extensively, performing both solo as well as in collaboration with such diverse artists as Christian Wolff, Phill Niblock, Tony Conrad, Joe McPhee, Jandek, Roscoe Mitchell and Keith Fullerton Whitman.

Check out a live performance by ELI KESZLER in Geneva, Switzerland:

 

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CONNOR BELL is an electronic musician based in Louisville, KY. He is known primarily under his pseudonym SHEDDING, which has released nearly a dozen albums to date. He and Dreamland director Tim Barnes perform together as electronic/improvsational duo mAAs.

Check out Shedding’s “Coincidence and Patience”: 

 


Tuesday, November 11th
Doors open at 7 PM
Music at 8 pm
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ROOMS (Chicago, IL)

THE DREAMLAND IMPROVISATION COMPANY (Louisville, KY)

 

914c10_ec7c193a42cd48ec94d8d4ac8422f22f.jpg_srz_543_384_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzSince the Fall of 2012, ROOMS has been pursuing a unique brand of improvised instrumental music. Comprised of Dan Pierson on piano, Charlie Kirchen on bass, and Matt Carroll on drums, the group has released two albums of original material (Rooms and Emic/Etic), played many of Chicago’s premier venues for creative music (Constellation, Elastic Arts, and the Hungry Brain), and completed two tours, performing in Detroit, Toronto, and New York among other cities. The group has an active itinerary this Fall, with performances in Chicago, as well as a tour of the Midwest in November. As the band continues to write new material and explore the sonic capabilities of the piano trio more deeply, Rooms is poised to take the next step in its evolution.

Check out ROOMS performing “Same to You”:

 

In an effort to create new musical collisions, the late Derek Bailey created COMPANY- an assemblage of musicians from a vast variety musical backgrounds to spontaneously create new musical dialogs. Every month the dREAMLAND IMPROVISATION COMPANY pulls from the near endless supply of diverse musicians from the Louisville scene, to further the concept that Mr. Bailey rolled out in the 1970’s.

 


Wednesday, November 12th
Doors open at 7 PM
Music at 8 pm
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PAUL METZGER (St. Paul, MN)

TIM KAISER (Duluth, MN)

 

963926_10152155069661414_1573278531_oInstrumental alchemist PAUL METZGER improvises hauntingly beautiful music on his self-modified 23-string banjo. Over the past 30 years, he’s honed a sound that’s percussive, rustic, ornate and entirely original. Besides creating music, Metzger is also committed to saving it — through the process of bringing old instruments back to life. He also has a gift for constructing new instruments out of unusual materials, creating pieces never before imagined.

Check out this mini-documentary on Metzger created by MNOriginal:

 

@Pittsburg1Electro-acoustic multi-instrumentalist TIM KAISER has been called “… a sonic wizard exerting prowess over his hand-crafted instruments. A rig of Frankenstein objects create a wall of sound as they react to light, the flip of a switch, a shifted knob or the plucking of a steel rod. Growing out of this array are audible undulations, sheets of reverb and unknown timbre– all mutable, amorphous and evolving. Kaiser’s tableau of instruments resemble a scientific laboratory, a steampunk console, entertaining our imagination and questioning ourdefinition of music…”

Check out a clip of TIM KAISER performing live in Duluth, MN:

 


Thursday, November 13th
Doors open at 7 PM
Music at 8 pm
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SUZUKI JUNZO (Tokyo, Japan)

JOHN SIMLER (Washington, DC/Philadelphia, PA; on Prophase Music)

 

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SUZUKI JUNZO a Tokyo-based vocalist and guitarist. He has been a fixture of Japan’s experimental music scene, having collaborated with Miminokoto, 20 Guilders, and others, and has an immense discography spanning a decade-plus of activity.

Check out SUZUKI JUNZO’s “Koroshi-Mitsu Kurui-Mitsu”: 

 

_MG_4279JOHN SIMLER is best known as the keyboardist of improv/psych group KOHOUTEK, who construct a dynamic stylistic range of abstract and textural sound, atmospheric rock, harsh noise freakouts, clattering percussion, guitar heroics, and alien electronics congealing to form a multihued psychedelic extravaganza.

Check out a live performance by KOHOUTEK here:

 


Friday, November 14th
Doors open at 8 PM
Music at 9 pm
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TBA

 


 

Saturday, November 15th

Doors open at 8 PM
Music at 9 pm
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NEW MOTHER NATURE (Louisville, KY)

LOLO AND THE DIRTY PILLOWS  (Louisville, KY)

 


 

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LA HELL GANG, Wednesday, October 29th

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LA HELL GANG (Santiago, Chile; on Mexican Summer Records)

Wednesday, October 29th
at Dreamland
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM
$7

Advance tickets here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/699765-la-hell-gang-louisville/

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Imagine a still oasis on a man-made Martian desert, saturated with rust and red clay. Gravity has shifted slightly, though the atmosphere is warm and dense, and everything around you is moving more slowly than you are used to. You’re just waking up to this world, a realm not entirely beyond your comprehension, but all the same, part of a new reality to contend with and romanticize. Chilean rock trio La Hell Gang’s second album Thru Me Again is the soundtrack to this strange new land.

Earning high praise from their debut, 2010′s Just What Is Real, La Hell Gang have traded in the cleaner, ’60s-indebted sonics which populated that record with something more complex, a murkier palate that instills these eight songs with languid mystery. Thru Me Again wades through these danger-infested waters with otherworldly grace, hanging back in the frame while their brand of laced blues wander fills the room with an unassailable vibe of concentrated lust. Providing a counterpart to the sounds of fellow travelers in their homebase of Santiago, such as Watchout! and Föllakzoid, Thru Me Again is the product of a band mastering its own language, and learning that the tender moments of their music can go as deep as their proverbial paint-peelers.

Watch the video for LA HELL GANG’S “Inside My Fall”:

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WILLIAM TYLER and SAM MOSS, Saturday, October 25th

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Dreamland is proud to present:

WILLIAM TYLER (Nashville, TN; on Merge Records)

with

SAM MOSS (Brattleboro, VT)

Saturday, October 25th
at Dreamland
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM
$10

Advance tickets available here: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/699701-william-tyler-sam-moss-louisville/

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WILLIAM TYLER is a Nashville guitarist and composer. He spent years woodshedding and touring with Nashville groups like Lambchop and Silver Jews before breaking away to focus on his own version of instrumental guitar music.

Watch the teaser for Tyler’s latest album, Impossible Truth:

998852_630080770336122_398334026_nSAM MOSS is a New England-based songwriter and string player. His eight solo albums explore the vast field of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. Moss has also released two albums with the old-time group, The Howling Kettles, and compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records.

Listen to SAM MOSS’s “Neighbors” from his latest release, No Kingdomhttps://soundcloud.com/sam_moss/neighbors-1

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JON MUELLER and DREAMLAND IMPROVISATION COMPANY, Saturday, October 18th

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Dreamland is proud to present:

JON MUELLER (Waukesha, WI)

with

THE DREAMLAND IMPROVISATION COMPANY (Louisville, KY)

Saturday, October 18th
at Dreamland
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 8 PM
$10

Advance online tickets are available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/694101-jon-mueller-dreamland-louisville/

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Within a 40 minute solo performance of percussion and voice, using a hand-made Arabic bass drum and looped wordless vocals, JON MUELLER conjures world music and sound while remaining very particularly other worldly. Drawing from minimalism and a variety of musical and non-musical disciplines, including meditation, trance, and physical stamina, Mueller’s solo performances have been described by audiences as resilient, intense, and meditative.

The aim of Mueller’s solo performance is to engage an audience in listening practice by creating a variety of input both recognizable and not, understood and not, which causes a unique experience in each individual.

Jon Mueller has been a drummer and percussionist for over twenty-five years, performing throughout North America, Europe, United Kingdom, and Japan. A founding member of the bands Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees, and Pele, he has also worked with musicians Rhys Chatham, Jarboe, James Plotkin, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Marcus Schmickler, Asmus Tietchens, and Z’EV, among others. In recent years, Mueller has directed the multi-disciplinary project Death Blues, encouraging presence and celebration of each moment. More info at www.rhythmplex.com.

Watch a video of JON MUELLER performing at the New Museum in New York City: 

THE DREAMLAND IMPROVISATION COMPANY is an ever-changing arrangement of Louisville’s most inventive musicians. The group’s assemblage and musical interactions are completely spontaneous. Their performances are a monthly celebration of throwing out the “instructions” for the night.

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TARANA and D’ARKESTRA, Thursday, October 16th

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TARANA (New York, NY)

with

D’ARKESTRA (Louisville, KY)

Thursday, October 16th
at Dreamland
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM
$10

Advance online tickets are available here: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/694079-tarana-darkestra-louisville/

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TARANA is an exciting and ground-breaking Trombone/synth (Rick Parker) & Drums/electronics (Ravish Momin) DUO that blurs the boundaries between the electronic and the acoustic, while blending a vast array of influences, ranging from Jazz to Juke to Disco to Bollywood. Using digital and analog electronics, they layer live loops, melodies, textures and sounds on top of their tight-knit acoustic instruments to create a symphonic sound that also explores deep-grooving rhythms from across the world. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “few groups stretch the boundaries of jazz further than Ravish Momin’s Trio Tarana… They build beautiful, utterly unpredictable improvisations from elements as disparate as Indian classical music, electronic music and a vast panoply of East Asian rhythms.”

Check out TIRANA performing “Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah”: 

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D’ARKESTRA is a nonet that plays an amalgamation of post-rock and indie-jazz. The music is often cinematic, characterized by odd metered grooves, juxtaposed sections, tight horn lines, improvisation and resonant melodies. Leader,songwriter and saxophonist Drew Miller has a growing resume that includes performances and/or recordings with Spoon, Wanda Jackson, Lucky Pineapple, and many others. The group’s latest record is the honest and musically adventurous Little Voices.

Watch the video for D’ARKESTRA’s “Hold”: 

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ZANOISECT, DEVELOPER, and CHRIS KINCAID Thursday, October 9th

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Dreamland is proud to present:

ZANOISECT (Louisville, KY)

with

DEVELOPER (Dayton, OH; on Factotum Tapes)

CHRIS KINCAID (Louisville, KY)

Thursday, October 9th
at Dreamland
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM
$7

Advance online tickets are available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/693861-zanoisect-developer-chris-louisville/

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Between 1984-2011 Zan Hoffman’s (ZANOSECT) home taping label ZH27 delivered over 1100 releases including a special emphasis on collaborations with a vast range of artists worldwide. The Zanoisect project was one of three that created over 100 releases during this time with a laser-focus on experimental works. The great range of works produced included collaboration with a feisty range of international noise artists. Over 80 of these are online at archive.orghttps://archive.org/search.php?query=zanoisect Zan’s other two prolific projects Zanstones and Bodycocktail have performed live, mostly in Europe including Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, England, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Norway. On 1st 30th anniversary Zanoisect will perform it’s first-ever live show at Dreamland, in Louisville, Kentucky featuring Japanese and Aussie sound sources from Kazuhiro Ohtsuka (Trial Run Tapes) and Clinton Green (Undecicive God, Shame File) commissioned especially by Clinton Green for his Address Book project.

Watch the video for ZANOISECT’S “Things I Do Not Remember”:

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DEVELOPER is one of the crowning champions of modern U.S. harsh noise. An absolute master of tension and release, he perfects the dissection of sound.

Watch the video for DEVELOPER’S “Ende Tymes 2014″: 

1001183_10151703695441391_1851089357_nCHRIS KINCAID is a composer, improviser, and sound installation artist working in both acoustic and electronic mediums. Completing his final year of a Master of Music in Composition degree at the University of Louisville as a Moritz von Bomhard Fellow, Chris is focussing his efforts on understanding the human voice, electronics in live performance, and incorporating both in an upcoming short opera.

Check out CHRIS KINCAID’s electronic work Interpretation

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AN AUDIO-VISUAL CELEBRATION of the AUTUMNAL EQUINOX with TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN DAWN and O O O, Tuesday, September 23rd

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

AN AUDIO-VISUAL CELEBRATION OF THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

with

TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN DAWN

and a listening party for

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premiering their new full-length recording

plus more music, visual arts, incantation, and ritual in the spirit of the changing seasons

Tuesday, September 23rd
at DREAMLAND

810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Doors open at 7 PM
$5
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/686967
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/569939746465329
Recommended if you like: Earth, Sunn o))), Moon

TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN DAWN: Spiritual awakenings through low-frequency bombardment as well as transcendental mind expansion using electric four- and six-string techniques.

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o o o consists of Lucas and Curtsinger, who play guitars, synthesizers, oscillators, etcetera. Tonight we will preview their upcoming album, along with visuals and other sensory-bending materials.

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