KA BAIRD & CAMILLA PADGITT-COLES // TAKESHI NISHIMOTO & CHRISTOPH BERG

Sun 16.10 - 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD STUDIO
KA BAIRD & CAMILLA PADGITT-COLES // TAKESHI NISHIMOTO & CHRISTOPH BERG

Join us for a musical meeting between veteran NYC artist Ka Baird (AKA Sapropelic Pycnic), with Camilla Padgitt-Coles (AKA Ivy Meadows on visuals), and Berlin artists Takeshi Nishimoto and Christoph Berg.
 
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KA BAIRD & CAMILLA PADGITT-COLES
TAKESHI NISHIMOTO & CHRISTOPH BERG
 
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ABOUT
 
KA BAIRD
… is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist living and working in NYC. She is one of the founding and continuing members of the long running avant psych project Spires That In The Sunset Rise. Described by Jack Rose as a “female Sun City Girls”, STITSR have contributed a different slant to the New Folk movement by incorporating various avant-garde and world music influences into their music. Their sound has been compared to the Raincoats, Meredith Monk, Comus and Harry Partch. Their most recent album “Beasts In The Garden” was described by Marc Masters as “some kind of long-lost Terry Riley/Angus MacLise collaboration, equally devoted to divine repetition and center-seeking ritual”. Since 2001, they have released eight full length records and several side releases.
 
Since relocating to NYC in November 2014, Baird has set off in numerous directions apart from Spires with new collaborations as well as honing in on her own solo work. Her current work explores piano improvisation, electroacoustic interventions, extended vocal techniques, physical movement, and her unusual electronic manipulation of the flute.
 

 

 
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CAMILLA PADGITT-COLES
… is a multimedia artist/musician working in light, sound, video, and audio-visual environments. She makes musical and visual work solo as Ivy Meadows as well as in ambient musical projects Future Shuttle, Energy Star and Tropical Rock (Past: KA, Guardian Alien) and has been involved in close audio-visual collaborations with musicians Bryce Hackford and more recently Ka Baird of Spires That in the Sunset Rise. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2007 with a B.A. in Studio Art for drawing, painting and printmaking. Since 2009 she has performed live projections with musicians, bands, and at parties (such as Deep Trouble NYC and WORK) using prepared footage and a variety of D.I.Y. methods.
 
In 2011 she founded the collectively run web & print publishing platform and record label Perfect Wave, which produces a biannual magazine, releases records, tapes, and digital music, and organizes events in NYC. // Homepage
 
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TAKESHI NISHIMOTO
… is a classically-trained guitarist and composer who is conversant with European, Northern Indian, and American jazz classical traditions. In addition to collaborations with diverse artists late sitar master Rahul Sakyaputra to I’m Not a Gun associate John Tejada, Nishimoto has also performed extensively as a solo artist. Nishimoto is currently involved in many projects, ranging from soundtracks to gallery-based sound installations. His unique style of guitar playing makes him both a much sought after collaborator and mentor for a broad range of musical projects. Takeshi and Christoph have been working together as a duo since February 2016. // HomepageDiscogs
 

 
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CHRISTOPH BERG
… is a composer and musician currently living and working in Berlin, Germany, focusing on fragile acoustic chamber music compositions that can be recorded and performed as a one man ensemble. Besides, he is a member of several collaborative projects, joins friends on tour to help performing their works every now and again and works as a studio musician. Also releases music as Field Rotation. Takeshi and Christoph have been working together as a duo since February 2016. // Homepage
 
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KA BAIRD & CAMILLA PADGITT-COLES // TAKESHI NISHIMOTO & CHRISTOPH BERG
Sunday, 16.10.2016, ACUD studio
Doors: 20H
Admission: 10€
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