LPR Presents: Vorhees

LPR Presents: Vorhees

I.U.D., Faten Kanaan

Sat, February 25, 2017

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Vorhees
Vorhees
Vorhees is the nom de guerre of New York City-based audio engineer and composer Dana Wachs. Vorhees embraces ambient form and pop structure in equal measure within her compositions. Live, her guitar tones are processed and extracted through a haze of vintage gear, conjuring dulcet riffs to aggressive, sneering fuzz over muted electronic beats. Her lyrics explore intimate observations with vocals alternating from alien to heartbreakingly human.

Dana studied cello and electric bass from an early age. At nineteen, she joined the Holy Rollers(Dischord) and dove deep into a world of touring and live sound. Audio engineering would define the following twenty years of her life while working at Greene Street Recording NYC and touring the world with St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear, and many others. In 2009, she debuted her solo compositions at Death By Audio on the evening of Alice Coltrane's passing, a continuing musical influence. From that performance, Dana continued to work on her own music, releasing her debut 7" The Orchard (Peoples Club, 2012), composing for modern dance, film, and commissioned performances and recordings for fashion designer Rachel Comey. Live performances during this time included support for Cat Power, Matmos, and Dum Dum Girls, invitations to perform at Basilica Soundscape 2013 and Iceland Airwaves 2014. Her methods have always relied on improvisation, whether in studio or on stage, forsaking formal education for a natural and visceral response to what inspires her.
I.U.D.
I.U.D. is the power duo of Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) and Sadie Laska (Growing, Extreme Violence) whose spastic sound embeds an eccentric dub modality into the tension of throbbing industrial music. Called minimal, pounding, contagious noise by Artforum, 2009s Sparks-referencing The Proper Sex remains the projects sole major statement but their deep clattering percussion and caterwauling vocal exercises carry on in the live arena, their sprawling performances both as a duo and with collaborator Kim Gordon remaining consistently unpredictable.
Faten Kanaan
Faten Kanaan
Using vintage synths, Faten Kanaan slowly builds songs inspired by cinematic forms: from sweeping landscapes & quiet love stories, to the patterned tension of 1970s horror film scores. She focuses on bringing a human touch to electronic music, highlighting the relationship between man, nature, & machine: the drifting of time, dystopic grittiness, and the bittersweet but hopeful sense of nostalgia.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/