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Eraserhood Tonight > THE STIRRING OF A THOUSAND BELLS – Sublime Frequencies

Saturday
at 8:00pm
AUX Performance Space

Notable experimental ethnographic film collective
SUBLIME FREQUENCIES presents two documentaries exploring Indonesian gamelon including dance from the Mangkunegaran Palace and unfettered and arresting footage shot throughout Java

“The Stirring Of A Thousand Bells” will be accompanied by Sublime Frequencies Director Matt Dunning.

The night will open with a performance by James Strong

http://jamesstrongart.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 20th
8pm
$5 to $7 sliding scale

Featuring:
“Sekaten” – 35’15” – Experience Javas most cosmic music festival where the old world and the new are colliding, creating captivating images and sound. It attempts to put the viewer in the perspective of someone
experiencing the Sekaten festival for the first time, leaving a sense of curiosity, and desire to learn more about Javanese culture.

“Srimpi Muncar” – 15’20” – Enchanting melodies and meditative dance from Mangkunegaran Palace, with arresting images from throughout Java.”

“Gamelan is one of the ancient music traditions of the world. In Solo, it’s still a part of everyday life, and an important cultural custom. A complex wonder of human invention, it comes from a timeless world of aural tradition, contemplation, and relaxed living. These films capture the essence of the gamelan tradition, in the context of the changing modern world. Come and experience Java through my eyes and ears. Feel what it’s like to be lost in a world of history’ -Matt Dunning

“The Stirring of a Thousand Bells” is a pair of experimental art documentaries that explore the fascinating Indonesian gamelan, one of the ancient music traditions of the world. In Solo, it’s still a part of everyday life, and an important cultural custom. A complex wonder of human invention, it comes from a timeless world of aural tradition, contemplation, and relaxed living. Experience Javas most cosmic music festival, Sekaten, where the old world and the new are colliding, creating captivating images and sound. then be enchanted with melodies and meditative dance from Mangkunegaran Palace, with arresting images from throughout Java. The Stirring of a Thousand Bells is the 94th release in the Sublime Frequencies catalog”

SUBLIME FREQUENCIES is a collective of explorers dedicated to acquiring and exposing obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban and rural frontiers via film and video, field recordings, radio and short wave transmissions, international folk and pop music, sound anomalies, and other forms of human and natural expression not documented sufficiently through all channels of academic research, the modern recording industry, media, or corporate foundations.

THE STIRRING OF A THOUSAND BELLS – Sublime Frequencies.

Eraserhood Tonight > Tickets for Chipocrite CD Release Party with The Blurry Nights, Chronicles of Sound, & an0va | Underground Arts at TicketWeb

Tickets for Chipocrite CD Release Party with The Blurry Nights, Chronicles of Sound, & an0va | Underground Arts at TicketWeb

n the Black Box | Bonfire presents:
Chipocrite CD Release Party with The Blurry Nights, Chronicles of Sound, & an0va

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 8:00 PM EST Doors
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
21 years and over

Woooooo, it’s finally time to celebrate the release of “Wordplay,” Chipocrite’s first full-length, full-“band” album! More than a year in the making, “Wordplay” (which will be available for the first time at the show and digitally the same day) is a sonic evolution from Chipocrite’s earlier, Game Boy-only material. Guitars, drums, bass and more blend seamlessly with rich 8-bit sounds to create a genre-defying, truly unique musical experience. And now, you can have it at home!!

But first, come see it live in the Black Box at UA. And just look at that lineup!! Chipocrite is honored to be joined by several of his closest musical friends, who will be performing a variety of styles at the show. Great music, great musicians and a great special occasion — truly an event you won’t want to miss!

Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm

21+

$10 in advance, $12 day-of

Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5462155&REFERRAL_ID=twet321441

Music by:

The Blurry Nights

http://www.theblurrynights.com/

Chronicles of Sound

http://www.chroniclesofsound.com/

an0va

http://an0va.com/

Visuals: TBA

Thanks and see you there!!

Tickets for Chipocrite CD Release Party with The Blurry Nights, Chronicles of Sound, & an0va | Underground Arts at TicketWeb.

Eraserhood Tonight > SCREENING: Rachel Maclean

Thursday at 7:30pm – 9:30pm

We are pleased to share and feature three of Rachel Maclean’s videos exclusively at their full length for the audience at Aux Performance Space.

“LOL CATS” (2012)
“Germs” (2013)
“Over the Rainbow” (2013)

Rachel Maclean’s videos amplify the grotesque using a kaleidoscope of color in backdrops consisting of hyper-kitsch realities. The videos selected for viewing at Aux Performance Space feature the artist playing all the roles within her films. They also highlight Maclean’s interest in popular culture through her practice of dubbing in lieu of script sourced from movies, television and the Internet. The dubbed soundtracks paired with the artists’ scattered personas, costuming and green screen imaging demonstrate the honed craft of collaging within Maclean’s films. Rachel Maclean’s work has been compared to artists Cindy Sherman, Mike Kelley, Leigh Bowery, Lisa Frank and Paul McCarthy.

Please join us! This is a FREE event.

Aux kindly asks for donations for providing beer, wine, chocolate and caramel popcorn. You are more than welcome to BYOS/BYOB.

http://www.rachelmaclean.com/

 

http://voxpopuligallery.org/calendar-event/rachel-maclean-video-works/

SCREENING: Rachel Maclean.

Callowhill Radiator Meditations by bruhinb on SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds


Callowhill Radiator Meditations by bruhinb on SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds.

Eraserhood Tonight > THE VICIOUS VARIETY SHOW

Wednesday at 8:00pm – 10:00pm

The Christmas Show from Hell.

The Vicious Variety Gang returns for a night of merry mayhem. Hosted by Thunderfoot Larry, Count Cheslock, Jon Lalu, Vickie Fernandez and Setoiyo.

The ultimate holiday holocaust features last month’s drag contest winner Rick Robotin, Di the Comedian Hargrove and the Necrosexual presiding over his black Christmas special.

PLUS comics Ben Fidler, Patrick Graves and Steve Miller-Miller compete in a Christmas Pageant stand-up contest for a paid slot on our next show.

$8 General Admission.

THE VICIOUS VARIETY SHOW.

Trestle Inn Has a Menu of Hot Toddys – Foobooz

This past Saturday we enjoyed more than one Hot Toddy at the local bar and made a note then to drink more Hot Toddys. And now comes word that the Trestle Inn has a whole menu of Hot Toddy’s for the season and best of all, they are named for members of the Village People.

Trestle Inn Has a Menu of Hot Toddys – Foobooz.

Asian Arts Initiative is Asking for Pearl Street Micro-project Proposals | Generocity.org

Asian Arts Initiative is inviting artists, designers, curators, organizers, and creative people from all sectors to submit micro-project proposals that will transform the Pearl Street alley in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North neighborhood. The alley spans four blocks and runs from 10th to Broad street, directly behind Asian Arts Initiative.

Asian Arts Initiative is Asking for Pearl Street Micro-project Proposals | Generocity.org.

Eraserhood Tonight > Tango Tuesday TREE TRIMMING Party (plus tango classes and practica)

Come out to Buttonwood Studio this Tuesday, Dec 16 to help us decorate the Christmas tree.
Then stay to dance Tango!

6 pm start tree decorating, cider and refreshments

6:30 Tango Fundamentals class
7:30 Tango Variations class
8:30 to 11:30 Practica
Your tango questions answered all evening!

1315 Buttonwood St, Philadelphia

Tango Tuesday TREE TRIMMING Party (plus tango classes and practica).

Eraserhood Tonight > THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG – Director in attendance!

Philly Premiere of the new documentary on unforgettable FOR YOUR HEIGHT ONLY star Weng Weng! Director Andrew Leavold in attendance from Australia!
Doors 7:30, Movie 8:00, $10

You never forget your first Weng Weng experience. Mine was watching a 8th generation VHS tape of For Y’ur Height Only in the early Nineties with my mouth cemented to the carpet. That jaw-to-the-floor reaction has never left me, and it remains my most beloved and most-watched film. It’s not just the novelty of seeing a Filipino midget pretending to be a gun expert and ladies’ man, or the inexplicable thrill of watching bad (and I mean BAD) kung fu movies. Maybe it’s the surreal dubbing that takes For Your Height Only into another dimension. Perhaps it’s a combination of its constituent elements, or something new altogether. The more we screened the film on Trash Video’s film tours around Australia, the more I realized the power of Weng Weng to transform a jaded, cynical audience. “We love Weng Weng!” they would chant after the film, and each time I sat through the movie with a new set of faces, I would experience once again the sheer joy of watching the film for the first time. I can’t explain my fixation on Weng, which would grow into a lifelong obsession with Philippines pulp cinema, and soon enough with the Philippines itself.

“The Search For Weng Weng” is the unbelievable true story of the real-life Filipino midget James Bond and the latest Feature Documentary from Australian Guerrilla Film maker Andrew Leavold. Shot over 6 years in Manila, it’s the ultimate history of Filipino B-Films and chronicles Leavold’s obsessive quest to find the truth behind what really happened Weng Weng.

“I wanted to know Weng’s story. His real name, for starters. Was he still alive? How many movies did he make? Other than unbelievably small, what kind of person was he? He’s listed in the Guinness Book of Records as, at just 83 cm (2 ft 9 in) tall, the shortest ever lead actor in a motion picture. That’s as far as the official story went – it seemed like the Cone of Silence has well and truly fallen over Weng. I remember ringing the Manila Film Resource Centre in the mid 90s, and they pretended to have never heard of him. Was he truly a national disgrace? Had political correctness finally caught up with a country whose comedy venerates freaks, fatties and the less-fortunate? Or was he small enough to have slipped between the cracks of film history?” – Andrew Leavold

THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG – Director in attendance!.

Eraserhood Tonight > MAUSOLEUM X-MAS PARTY ft. Crash Course in Science / Hot Guts / Color is Luxury

PhilaMOCA’s annual holiday party featuring:

Crash Course in Science – Philly post punk legends

http://minimalwave.com/artists/artist/crash-course-in-science/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crash-Course-in-Science/177747285586892

Hot Guts – Record release show!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hot-Guts/248726724119

Color is Luxury – Charles Cohen project

http://colorisluxury.org

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Cohen

Saturday, December 13
Doors 7:30, Show 8:00, All ages
$10 advance (no refunds or exchanges), $12 doors

PhilaMOCA
531 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123

http://www.philamoca.org

MAUSOLEUM X-MAS PARTY ft. Crash Course in Science / Hot Guts / Color is Luxury.