Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Feb 10 2018 9:30 PM

Studio Grand
3234 Grand Ave, Oakland
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In Too Deep: Verdun 1916 (live) + KYN (live) + visuals by John Steinberg & Jesse Austin

In Too Deep is a monthly series (every Second Saturday) curated by electronic music duo KYN (Josh Casey & Yari Bundy) in association with Studio Grand. Incorporating Bay Area experimental traditions and the sounds of Berlin’s underground dance scene, In Too Deep seeks to create a space for those left wanting more from the current sound of commercialized electronic music, and to present an audiovisual landscape incorporating rhythm, noise, and atmosphere. Expect live electronic music that moves you physically and spiritually. In an effort to create a truly immersive experience, each performance will be accompanied by live visuals from some of our favorite local artists.

Verdun 1916 is the performing alias of LeeAnn Perry, a Bay Area-based artist. Her music ranges from ambient to techno, alternately dreamy and dark, elegant and sinister. Sinuous motifs weave in and out of ominous textures, and ethereal chord progressions give way to ritualistic beats. Her melodic sensibility is shaped by her years of classical piano training, and her ear for dissonance stems from her interest in metal and industrial. She draws inspiration from literature, from the natural world, and from her graduate research on the neural perception of music.

Inspired by Berlin techno and the environments from which those sounds emanate, KYN is an electronic duo that explores experimental dance music with a dark, minimal and atmospheric aesthetic. With influences from films like Blade Runner, Alien and Ex Machina to the sounds of Northern Electronics, Stephan Bodzin, Ital Tek and Andy Stott, KYN weaves an odyssey of electronic sound through live performance. Using music as catharsis from the often dark world we live in, KYN invites deep contemplation allowing space for escape and movement while finding comfort in what some find frightening.

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John is a video artist based in San Francisco. His style is enchanting, blending natural forms through collage-like layering, and bringing paintings to life through psychedelic motion.

Multi-modal art to enkindle digital ego death. Conscious thought is an ever pliable instrument for the creation of cognitive maps that define who we are and how we function. We are one way, but we could be any other way. Through embodiment experiments in imagined realities, we can expand the space of possibilities through which we create ourselves, relate those selves to others and to the ways we create and survive in the world, and ultimately plot the absolute freedom of all conscious life.

DOORS 9:00 PM; MUSIC 9:30

$7-15 sliding scale