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Warper Party and DJ Shakey's Audio Control Adventure

Artist in Residence Julie Covello aka DJ Shakey presents her Audio Control Adventure, as the culmination of her residency at the Clocktower Gallery. Below is a detailed schedule of the evening, as well as selected photographs.

Warper at the Clocktower Gallery

Schedule (by room):

Main Entrance Stairwell:
Ambient horn and electronics performance by Walter
Ongoing throughout the evening.

Hallway Corridor:
3D photo installation by Maxx Klaxon
3-D glasses provided.

Tony Martin/Margot Farrington Project Studio:
Video, optics, and text ongoing.

David Linton's Project Studio:
06:00 David Linton's Bicameral Research Sound and Projection System
08:00 Guest Artist: Dok Gregory & Bicameral Research Sound and Projection System

DJ Shakey's Audio Control Adventure Studio:
06:10 - Kelvin Daly
06:50 - Honeychild Coleman
07:25 - No Use For Humans
08:05 – Shakey
08:40 – Greything “Project Corwin” pre-release demo

Visuals: Interactive Video Installation from VJ DoctorMojo

Main Gallery Space:
06:00 - Atom
06:40 - Banginclude
07:20 - Friendly Knowledge
07:50 - Radio Wonderland
08:30 - Tsunami Bass Experience

Visuals:
06:00 - VJ DoctorMojo

06:45 - Liquid Light Lab
07:30 - The Sperm Whale
08:15 - Permian Strata

Installation: the Clocktower’s Canyon Candy exhibit by Mike Anderson and Javelin (A walk-through diorama. Note that the video that accompanies this show has been turned
off for the Warper event).

Red Sound Lounge:
Ongoing: Interactive Springle installation from Karl Scholz
Note: that the Clocktower installation by Sabina Streeter in this room has been partially
removed for the Warper event.)

Clocktower Upper Gallery (use stairway past Red Sound Lounge):
06:10 - Exaltron
06:55 - Moldover
07:40 - Maxx Klaxon (with visuals)
08:20 - Maxx Klaxon 3D movie
08:25 – I Feel Awesome

(Photos by: Joe Perez, www.eyebodega.com)

DJ Shakey's Audio Control Adventure

Artist, producer, DJ, and audio explorer Julie Covello aka DJ Shakey set up a workshop laboratory in our recording studio to invite innovators, students and creative souls from the electronic music scene to share and innovate together. The launching point for these ongoing sessions, concerts, workshops, and roundtables is her longtime fascination with alternative methods of control for audio gear in live performance. The residency culminated in a major Warper Party event at the Clocktower on January 12, 2012.

Follow DJ Shakey's Audio Control Adventure with her action blog! https://www.facebook.com/events/291745624180085/ And check out her photos of her first controller share session: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150560655944714.430208.556014713&type=3
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Warper Party: Honeychild Coleman Set

On January 12, 2012 DJ Shakey hosted a multi-room, multi-media performance gala at the Clocktower Gallery as part of her production and project residency here for ARTonAIR.org. Over 24 artists occupied 8 spaces for 3-plus hours illuminating the theme of alternative controllers for electronic instruments both audio and video. One of the participating artists was Kentucky-born Mezzo-soprano avant-genre artist Carolyn “Honeychild" Coleman, once described as "Fugazi meets Echobelly" and as "evoking images of Kate Bush and Sarah Vaughn battling it out in a mosh pit.” In 2010 Coleman was recruited by Ari Up (R.I.P.) to join The Slits as sole guitarist on their final European/UK Tour and was a featured artist in documentaries including Afropunk by James Spooner and Fireflies and Getting My Name Up There by Katharina Cibulka. Listen to Honeychild's studio set with DJ Shakey in our archive here.
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Warper Party: DJ Shakey Set

On January 12, 2012 DJ Shakey hosted a multi-room, multi-media Warper Party performance gala at the Clocktower Gallery as part of her production and project residency here for ARTonAIR.org. Over 24 artists occupied 8 spaces for 3-plus hours illuminating the theme of alternative controllers for electronic instruments both audio and video. This is DJ Shakey's set from that night. As founder of Shakey's Record Fair and The Warper Party, DJ Shakey is a leader in New York's Controllerism movement. She has performed at almost every major New York nightclub, is resident DJ for the Gotham Girls Roller Derby, and is a contributing editor of the website Controllerism.com. DJ Shakey is wholly focused on emerging talent and innovation. She won a student Academy Award for the hip hop film she wrote in the 80s, she was on the very first snowboard instruction team at Hunter Mountain, NY in the 90s, and she is currently a founder of and advocate for the "Controllerism" movement in electronic music performance. Shakey produces and hosts the Warper Party Radio Extravaganza on ARTonAIR.org along with her partner Banginclude. More jellyrolls at DJ Shakey
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Warper Party: DJ ATOM Set

On January 12, 2012 DJ Shakey hosted a multi-room, multi-media performance gala at the Clocktower Gallery as part of her production and project residency here for ARTonAIR.org. Over 24 artists occupied 8 spaces for 3-plus hours illuminating the theme of alternative controllers for electronic instruments both audio and video. One of the participating artists was DJ ATOM who has been experimenting with sound since he re-wired his AM radio to play through an old guitar amplifier as a child. Inspired by the works of The Orb, Akufen, Meat Beat Manifesto, Josh Wink, and Luke Vibert, ATOM creates mixes and original tracks using elements of the entire sound spectrum, ranging from classical music, to electronic beats, to found sounds of everyday life. Listen to more of DJ ATOM's surreal sonic sounds here.
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Warper Party: No Use For Humans Set

As part of her production project, DJ Shakey, hosted a multi-room, multi-media performance gala at the Clocktower Gallery January 12, 2012. Over 24 artists occupied 8 spaces for 3-plus hours illuminating the theme of alternative controllers for electronic instruments both audio and video. This program highlights the set played by No Use For Humans that night. NUFH is the project of drummer Steve Honoshowsky and various collaborators. Honoshowsky has experimented with a wild and creative variety of percussion and drum setups, both acoustic and electronic, and continues to evolve and surprise.
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Banginclude (Live Set)

On January 12, 2012 DJ Shakey hosted a multi-room, multi-media performance gala at the Clocktower Gallery as part of her production and project residency here for ARTonAIR.org. Over 24 artists occupied 8 spaces for 3-plus hours illuminating the theme of alternative controllers for electronic instruments both audio and video. This program highlights the set played by Banginclude that night. Banginclude (Michael Hatsis)--a devotee and activist in the Controllerism movement of alternative devices for manipulating audio and a DJ Shakey associate--is a Brooklyn, NY based electronic musician, visual artist and all around adventurer. He is an educator and de-educator as well as a founder of the sound design firm, Trackteam Audio.
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Warper Party: Tsunami Bass Experience

On January 12, 2012 DJ Shakey hosted a multi-room, multimedia performance gala at the Clocktower Gallery as part of her production and project residency here for ARTonAIR.org. Over 24 artists occupied 8 spaces for 3-plus hours illuminating the theme of alternative controllers for electronic instruments both audio and video. This program highlights the set played by the Tsunami Bass Experience that night. Founded in 2009 by DJ/producer Morphous and MC/instrumentalist ShiZaru, the two describe the project as "an art and musical collective that creates and produces wave theory-based edutainment designed to enlighten and enhance events in the form of interactive Bass Culture guaranteed to wobble your booty."
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Warper Party: Radio Wonderland

On January 12, 2012 DJ Shakey hosted a multi-room, multi-media performance gala at the Clocktower Gallery as part of her production and project residency here for ARTonAIR.org. Over 24 artists occupied 8 spaces for 3-plus hours illuminating the theme of alternative controllers for electronic instruments both audio and video. This show highlights one of the participating artists, composer Joshua Fried, also known as Radio Wonderland. Determined to disrupt the constant stream of media that surrounds all of us, Fried shuffles and warps the sounds of our commercial culture, using an arsenal of repurposed gizmos and liberated objects, such as an old Buick steering wheel and miked shoes, to drive tempos higher and faster. Willing to grab any sound from live FM radio, from jingles to news reports, and sample any genre, Radio Wonderland creates hyperactive electronic melodies from commercial sources that make people move.
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Warper Party: Maxx Klaxon

As part of her production and project, DJ Shakey hosted a multi-room, multi-media performance gala at the Clocktower Gallery. Over 24 artists occupied 8 spaces for 3-plus hours, illuminating the theme of alternative controllers for electronic instruments, both audio and video. Electronic musician Maxx Klaxon was one of the many artists that performed live that night. He hypnotized gallery visitors with futuristic beats inspired by Miami, where Klaxon was born and raised, and its club scene. Channeling 1980s electro-pop, Klaxon (aka Max Clarke) combines swelling synths and jumpy drum machine beats to bring heady sounds to your ears, and also shares unique music as co-curator of New York City's SPLICE performance series.On January 12, 2012
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