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Palm plays rock music backwards. Their songs bear a certain methodology, though there is a tendency towards impulse which seems almost violently opposed to it. The band deals willfully in contradictions like this. The elements of any given song fit together like slightly melted puzzle pieces, serving up rigidity and looseness in equal measure. Palm songs imply architecture, but their compositional structures are somehow bound by different rules of physics than the ones we know. Lattices of guitar language (provided by Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt) intersect the rhythmic organism characterized by the twitchy throb of Gerasimos Livitsanos’ bass and the careless tumble of Hugo Stanley’s drums, with a layer of disembodied vocals draped atop the whole thing. Emotional yet clinical, wild yet contained, the sounds they offer are equally bizarre as they are pleasantly pretty.
Palm formed around 2011, shortly after its members met in college in Upstate New York. The years they spent writing and playing when not in school culminated into the release of Trading Basics in 2015, around which time they relocated to Philadelphia. Since then they’ve been playing shows throughout the country while they continue to hammer out their sound to be as refined as it is outlandish. More to come.
In an industry that favors niche branding and subgenre packaging, Palberta is a difficult band to place. Their music is free and uninhibited in a way that makes it all their own. Often, Palberta songs are marked with a child-like communication — chants and lullabies are met with snarling tantrums, while their instruments coo and careen towards an often abrupt finish. Their playful approach to writing produces work that is hyper-emotional — as jarring as it is soothing and as loopy as it is sinister.
Palbetra was formed when Lily Konigsberg, Anina Ivry-Block, and Nina Ryser met while attending Bard College. They honed their sound in basements across the Hudson valley, and quickly gained a reputation for their brazen and feverish live shows. Through prolific touring and recording, they have developed a dedicated nation-wide following without the aid of a major label. Outside of the band, the three of them actively pursue solo endeavors, with Palberta serving as a culminating force – a band driven by uncompromising personality.
“Bye Bye Berta” is their seventh release and their most sonicly expansive release yet. Recorded by frequent collaborator Paco Cathcart at a library in Roxbury, Connecticut, the record features contributions from artists in their community.
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Date and Time: June 22nd, 23rd, 24th Performances at 7pm and 9pm each night.
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TNMOT AZTRO, a Hartford-based performance art and dance installation company featuring artists from Connecticut and beyond, will perform the fifth installment of The Projector Series on June 22nd, 23rd, 24th Performances at 7pm and 9pm each night. The series are a set of performance and installation works blending dance, live digitally composed music, and Film based visual media. Presented in collaboration with Vox Populi and Little Berlin.
The Projector Series 1.5 utilizes a combination of light, sound, spatial manipulation, the human form, and movement as modes of inquiry and engagement between audience and performer, as well as the larger community beyond. Thematic concerns center around repetition, time, critical thought, media-created leadership and influence, rhetoric, technology, control, sexual energy and dogma.
“The Projector Series 1.5 which will be performed at Vox Populi, is driven by the concept of sensory overload, in which our brains and bodies are stimulated through receiving information from multiple sources simultaneously. The projectors around the room transform the physical boundaries of the space: gallery walls become windows and mirrors and vortexes, looking outward at the world beyond, looking inward at the performance.” said choreographer Arien Wilkerson.
“ Little Berlin and Vox Populi are both inspiring places to show work at. I am honored they are committed to retransmitting how it’s audience judge, weigh and scale the impact of this work. Overall we are ecstatic to bring this work to philadelphia ,” said Wilkerson.
The Projector Series 1.5 is the first live Philadelphia performance by a Hartford-based performance art and dance installation to be held at Vox Populi. The Performance will take place in Vox’s Black Box and also feature a before the show talk June 21st 7pm
Little Berlin 2430 Coral St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Hosted by Eric Preisendanz
(Free to the public)
• Installation designed by: Arien Wilkerson and Joe McCarthy
Sound Designer/Composer: Wrex Mason
Pre-Show Performances: Wrex Mason | domsentfrommars
New Cast: Kailah King, Henry Olivo, Erica Nelson, Lauren Horn, Brian Syms Jr, Arien Wilkerson.
About: TNMOT AZTRO PERFORMANCE ART AND DANCE INSTALLATION LLC
Founded in 2010, TNMOT AZTRO PERFORMANCE ART AND DANCE INSTALLATION LLC features seven dancers including the director (Arien Wilkerson), a movement artist, a two-person technology crew and a collaboration team that is made up of six to ten multidisciplinary artists at any given time (photography, sculpture, installation, poetry, DJ, and beyond). The dancers draw from distinct and diverse movement styles and traditions: modern, b boy / breakdancing, ballet, jazz, West African, and more. Most recently, TNMOT AZTRO completed three sold-out shows at Real Art Ways with over three hundred viewers, and another sold out weekend in July with an audience of 125 folks each night. The company’s sold out performances have taken place at art galleries, institutions and incubator spaces such as The Historic Town and County Club of Hartford, the Wadsworth Atheneum, University of Saint Joseph, Scapegoat Garden Center for Contemporary Dance, Ted Hershey Dance Marathon, New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut Dance Alliance, and the CT Dance Awards
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