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The Adversary The Adversary CelloJoe, The Genie Sun, August 18, 2013 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Brick & Mortar Music Hall San Francisco, CA $7 adv - $10 dos Tickets This event is 18 and over All patrons under 21 years old must buy $5 drink ticket at the door. Facebook Share On Twitter Email Share This Event The Adversary Andre Mistier’s journey through music has been an unconventional one. The New York musician, who has a foundation in theater, has explored the connection between electronic sounds and instrument-based rock since the inception of his first band Ism in 2004. In 2008, as his tenure with Ism was drawing to a close, Mistier began working on film soundtracks and theater scores, his first musical efforts done solo. The work was deeply compelling to the artist and he found himself moving into the sonic territory that became his new project, The Adversary. The music itself morphed, influenced by Mistier’s life and his personal experiences. “The Adversary’s music went through a whole bunch of iterations,” Mistier explains. “I was exploring a lot of things. I went to Burning Man last August and it affected my understanding of music, and the relationship between electronic stuff and live stuff and then—I got here.” Here, which is being heralded by Chapter 1: The Ruins, the first in a series of releases that offer an ongoing narrative, is richly melodic and song-based and yet experimental and electronic. The series, recorded over a year and a half at Majestic Music in Williamsburg, was written and recorded almost entirely by Mistier, who brought in a few guest musicians to flesh out the songs. Throughout the process Mistier found himself interested in the spectrum of modern sound and what that can mean in the context of a song. “There’s a certain honesty about acknowledging that the full range of sounds in our modern world includes everything from the human voice and birds chirping to the bleep of a cellphone and this mix is how we define our relationship to the world with sound,” the musician says. “In these Chapters, I was very interested in finding ways to deal with both this whole spectrum and to make sounds that were kind of hybrids. You can take a vocal, record it, run it through 45 filters, cut it up, run it through a bunch of filters again, and then it sounds like a drum or a synthesizer or whatever noise you like. That’s part of the basis for this.” Embedded in these sounds is a story, one that comes together both in the songs and in a series of accompanying videos. The first chapter takes the listener to a post-apocalyptic world, recounting a tale of two people dancing through the ruins of New York, [and the failing surveillance system, which tries to monitor them. The pair finds, through the course of the songs, that with all the structures of society gone, there are actually more freedoms to be found. It’s one piece of a larger whole that Mistier feels will slowly come together as the chapters are released. “It’s an exploration of our modern relationship to technology and human-ness,” Mistier says. “To me, it’s one of the big issues we’re all grappling with, or at some point have to grapple with. Does technology lose humanity? Does technology facilitate humanity? And clearly, it’s kind of doing both. I’m really interested in exploring that process and setting it in a not-present-day context makes it easy to extrapolate how far it can and can’t go.” The accompanying videos and forthcoming live show will lend a visual aesthetic to this ongoing narrative, clearly inspired by Mistier’s work in theater over the years. Each chapter will feature one video that connects to a specific song – for Chapter 1: The Ruins, that track is “Maybelline.” The clips don’t just reflect the songs; they augment them, offering the audience a chance to fill in the pieces of the story left open in the Chapters. The live show, too, will extend the experience of the music, providing a visual spectacle related to the narrative. The music, melodic and relatable although experimental and exploratory in nature, reveals itself more fully through these visual elements. Those familiar with Mistier’s work, both musical and otherwise, may not be surprised that his journey has brought him here, to this place of solo, multimedia expression. “I feel like there’s two main experiences you’re getting out of music as a writer,” Mistier says. “One is this beautiful collaboration. And the other is sound painting. And the solo process to me is very much like painting, but like four-dimensional painting. Painting with time. At any given moment there’s all these different sounds going on and they function like colors. But also it moves through the duration of a song and changes and contours as it goes. I’ve found that process really rewarding and it’s taken me to where I am today. And now I’m looking forward to bringing these two pieces of the musical experience together with the live version of The Adversary.” CelloJoe Watch Links CelloJoe Joey Chang aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists. By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop. CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations. By beatboxing, throatsinging, singing, plucking and bowing the cello, CelloJoe can mimic many styles of music from dubstep to folk to rock to classical to hip hop. CelloJoe is the world's first long distance musical bike touring cellist. He has ridden his bike over 10,000 miles in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. The Genie Links The Genie The Genie is an avant garde performing artist and guitar looping innovator from San Francisco. Sponsored by the Line6 production company, he is the creator of a unique live-looping method called ‘scratch guitar’ as well as a unique brand of live-remixing called ‘g-mixing'. Bringing together a hybrid of genres, including NuJazz, dubstep, reggae, hip hop, and electronic, he utilizes unconventional slide-guitar techniques, beatboxing, and original looping techniques all while manipulating knobs on his pedals with his toes, producing uniquely mesmerizing performances.
Come join me and some very special talented friends for an eclectic night of live music, DJs, dancing, turntablism, visuals and art at The Center SF. There will be three rooms including a Tea Lounge (pictured above), Bar & Boutique Room, and a large dance room! I will also be releasing a new EP "Evacuation Routes" that I did with producer and friend Giftedandblessed as well as celebrating my birthday that midnight! Performances The Genie http://thegeniemusic.com/ LoWGritt https://www.lowgritt.com/ Noah Styles https://soundcloud.com/noetikmusic Mo Sean http://soundcloud.com/djmosean DJ Quest http://www.djquest.com/ DNZ https://soundcloud.com/dnz1 DJ Lapulapu http://indopacificradio.tumblr.com/ Visuals by Ed Hsu http://www.edihsu.com/ live painting by Maurice Laflamme More artists and performers TBA THE GENIE Sponsored by Line 6, The Genie is an avant-garde performing artist and guitar looping innovator; taking a DJ approach to guitar, he is the creator of a live-looping method called 'scratch guitar' and a unique brand of live-remixing called ‘g-mixing'. Bringing together a hybrid of genres, he utilizes unconventional live production styles, turntablist techniques, and original looping methods. All of this while manipulating dials on his pedals with his toes, producing uniquely mesmerizing performances. LOWGRITT LoWGritt aka The Enthusiast is a dedicated electronic music producer based in Santa Cruz, Ca. His style is influenced by political trip-hop music, melodic dance-floor grooves, and experimental electronica. The outcome is a deep and juicy blend of Industrial Hip Hop that doesn’t settle to stay in one tempo range. It NOETIK Representing the West Coast, Noetik is a World, Break Beat, Hip Hop and Dub producer, driven by Turntablism, mixing, sampling, and all elements of Hip Hop music. Noetik can be easily recognized by the sounds of his original recordings from sacred world instruments that have been carefully mixed and layered with undeniably pleasing heart pounding drum breaks. Noetik is a genre blending innovator with an indescribable desire for world percussion, 808 bass kicks, Ragga Jungle and all styles of Hip Hop music. DJ QUEST Turntablist Mastermind, co-creator of The First Battle Record ‘Hamster Breaks’ and one of the founding members of Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters/Space Travelerz), a pioneer group in the art of scratch music, Originator of the widely adopted Hamster Style Technique, and Architect of Jazz/Hip Hop Trio LiveHuman, renown for its improvisational use of the turntable as an instrument. DJ LAPULAPU Selekta LapuLapu aka DJ Bruddah K is a Reggae/Soul/World Music DJ & Producer based at KPFA Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area. LapuLapu hosts KPFA "ROOTS KOMMUNIKATIONS" Friday 2~6 Latenight Mix & is KPFA API Specials Executive Producer. MO SEAN Presently, his projects have continued to spread across multiple genres and musical styles as he continues to play and create various types of blossoming electronic music (e.g. Dubstep, Moombahton, Electro Brap, Trip Hop) for electronic music enthusiasts, while also maintaining a second identity as a professional mobile dj so as not to lose touch with his roots and keep his chops sharp for entertaining various types of audiences with varying tastes. You can find DJ MoSEAN at gigs ranging from curated works at galleries and nightclubs where he plays all original or freshly remixed material to weddings and special events where he plays popular music from all over the world. ED HSU A free spirit. Bay Area based artist Ed Hsu specializes in oil paint, watercolor, digital media, user interface design & graphic design. His work represents integration between art and technology, human body with spirituality and energies with light. About The Center SF~ A former rectory, The Center is a community oriented, melting pot of conscious evolution through providing an unparalleled transformation and expressive space for event in the hear of San Francisco. http://thecentersf.com/ $10, all ages