Mocrep is teaming up with two New York-based duos, On Structure (Natacha Diels and Jessie Marino) and Radical 2 (Levy Lorenzo and Dennis Sullivan) to present a show of new works at No Nation Art Gallery and Tangential Un-space. Games/diversions/dances by Parlour Tapes+
Mocrep: new work by Bethany Younge//Zach Moore//Christopher Wood//Owen Davis
Radical 2: duo for mixed percussion, speaking, tape playback, and strobe lights//duo for hacked joysticks and 2 laptops//Simulcast by Rick Burkhardt.
On Structure: new work by Jessie Marino and Natacha Diels
Radical 2 (Levy Lorenzo // Dennis Sullivan) is a performance duo based in Brooklyn, NY. Grounded in the tradition of contemporary classical percussion, Radical 2 extends this performance practice by exploring compositions that use theatrical vocal techniques and prototype electronics. By integrating the human voice via extended techniques and oddly contextualized speech, Radical 2 is actively blurring the lines between their vocal chords and percussion instruments. While also making use of physical theater, their performances range from whimsical and witty, to somber and nebulous, to farcical and just plain absurd. With electronics, Radical 2 uses newly designed instruments that allow the use of live electronics into their performances which provide strong engagement between the audience and the electronic sound worlds. Radical 2 extends the role of classical percussionists into actors and electronic musicians, yet still relying on the percussionist’s sense of extended techniques and new music performance practice.
ON STRUCTURE is Natacha Diels and Jessie Marino making sounds, sights, movements, objects, and tasty bits of ephemera, together.