After Hours: Cabin Fever, An Alpine Fantasy
Times Square Arts and The Clocktower Gallery present After Hours, a series of ephemeral installations and performances hidden amongst the Times Square district¹s diverse venues, recorded for radio and video dissemination.
Cabin Fever: An Alpine Fantasy, An evening of music and movement with Kimisin Kreft, Ryder & Hazel, and The Drums at the Aspen Social Club. 157 W 47th Street in Manhattan.. Doors open at 9pm. This event is limited capacity, and invitation only. See below to sign up for an invite.
C. Ryder Cooley is an artist, musician & performer. Hazel is a disembodied (taxidermy) ram. As hybrid-performers they create site-responsive/durational performances and installations, as well as aerial acrobatics and bittersweet ballads on accordion, singing saw and ukulele. In her collaborative afterlife, Hazel is re-embodied and trans-gendered as Ryder’s spirit animal. Their new album, XMALIA, was released in March 2013.
Raised on a military base in Indonesia and having spent eight years as a nun on the Isle of Wright, 27 year-old Kimisin Kreft begins anew as a singer and composer. Producer Riyoji Shinota provides backing music for her neo-pastoral love songs, written all at once during Kreft's last days in the abbey. Performed selections will be from Kreft's upcoming debut album, 'Arcadia', combining clarinet with electronic cicadas, churchbells with synthesizer, and 1950's parlor cha-cha with Kimisin's enraptured, pearlescent voice.
Emerging from Brooklyn via Florida in 2009, The Drums initially caught the ear of the indie world with their Summertime! EP. It was an escapist collection of beach pop fantasies; tracks suffused with a wistful, longing nostalgia that never pandered to cheap sentimentality. Portamento, their most recent album, was released in September 2011.