Live Stage: Psymbolic presents Re:vivify [us Chicago]

kirn.jpgPsymbolic presents: Re:vivify :: A Weekly Social featuring a constantly evolving curation of live audio and visual artists :: Wednesday :: June 25th, 2008 :: 9pm -2am :: Butterfly Social Club :: 722 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60610 :: Grand blue line stop.

Moment Sound [showcase] – Moment Sound is a Chicago-based collective of musicians specializing in live electronic music of all types and genres. In addition to performing constantly, its core members – Garo, Lokua and Slava organize and promote music and art events throughout the city. Their home-base is the Moment series which takes place every first Sunday of the month at Rodan.

*Peter Kirn* [live A/V] – Create Digital Music/Motion
Peter Kirn is a classically-trained musician and composer gone digital. As an experimental electronic musician, keyboardist, visualist, and media artist, he’s a regular fixture at New York’s Warper Party and NY club venues. His work also extends from composing for Baroque instruments and voice to custom computer vision software and digitally-synthesized music. The Boston Globe describes his music and visuals as “poetic” and “delicate.” He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular websites and, which explore bleeding-edge creative tech in our growing “nerdster” culture. He is currently researching new environments for live digital music and visuals as he completes a PhD in music composition at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Peter is based in lower Manhattan.

*Alexander Bassett* [live] – (special vocal set) – FakeBeat
Catch this special and rare live performance of Alexander’s musical creations. A celebration of the work accomplished in this great city before he moves to New York… As a musician and producer Alexander stubbornly insists on keeping things fresh by ignoring genres and cutting to heart of what is new and interesting. He employs this mindset in any artistic medium he is working with be it event production, studio recording, songwriting, video, graphic design, or performing live. In Alexander’s eyes all branches of the arts are limbs growing on the same tree. The creative energy used to make a painting is the same as that used to compose a piece of music. Last October, Bassett produced a very well attended underground Halloween celebration, The Deep. The event had a strong multimedia focus featuring original video projections, and a state of the art sound system. He also has provided work for the DJ community by establishing, booking and promoting several successful residencies including Emergency Broadcast @ Betty’s Blue Star, Secret Stash @ Uptown Lounge, and Modern Love @ Liars Club. At the start of 2008 Bassett, with the help of Mike Dextro, PROTMAN, and jRick launched, a music culture blog focusing on interviews with influential local musicians, and worldwide talent including, Zebo, Alexander Robtnick, Glitch Mob, Ghostland Observatory, Hilary Rawk, Ulysses, Marvel Kind, and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club. Many more projects are underway as Bassett prepares to relocate himself to Brooklyn to further establish himself as a national presence. Be on the lookout for Bassett’s solo production debut, “Never Enough” scheduled for late summer release. The challenge is always apparent, and Alexander always welcomes the hard work, because… well… the excitement never stops.

*Release* [live] – Release Enterprises
Everyone goes thru trials and tribulations in life which separates themselves from others. Those same individuals find their own form of release–thru the arts, poetry, sports, work, and musical expression in order to survive and remain positive. For Release, the beats are his first love and has been his savior
throughout all the chaos, which is why he calls himself, Release.

*Lokua* [live] – Moment Sound
Lokua is part of a collective called Moment Sound. He plays live quite regularly either solo or together w/ Slava as Pheromone.

*Radius* [live] – TSLOS / Consumers Label
South Chicago/South Shore Native, All Chi-City Representative 🙂 Producing music since 2001…A Music fanatic forever! Openminded and Progressive at all times.

*Uncle Garo* [live] – Moment Sound
Garo writes these songs on drum machines and then plays them live at a show. Sometimes he makes/plays Hip-Hop, sometimes House, sometimes Jungle, sometimes Ambient – Garo likes making music from all genres of the music spectrum.

*Glen Stephani* [vj] – Populution Works
Stephani uses the mechanical filter of technology as a lens through which to create his vivid organic imagery. Stephani seeks out the unintended parameters in all artifices, hardware and applications and manipulates them accordingly. He believes these “hidden g-spots” or glitches reveal the true spirit of the machine and are a symbolic mirror to the resistance within us all. Do what’s unintended of you and discover a realm beyond your intended function.

*Nikki Magdalena* [readings] – Inspire and Evolve
Nikki Hari Magdalena is a mystic, intuitive healer, soul-seer, ancient soul. Several years ago, she embarked on a “pilgrimage of the heart;” guiding her to the West Coast, through the jungles of Central America, and eventually to a master teacher in Quebec. While taking a pause in Chicago, she offers “Healing Wisdom” sessions, which encompass a broad spectrum of modalities and intuitive gifts. They are meant to help one receive clarity and healing on the path, while awakening the “Inner Guru.” Don’t miss
this rare chance to kin-ect with this nomadic one!

.: Re:vivifying Residents ::
Derby* [dj] – Chilluminati / Touch Samadhi / Psymbolic–sounds
In his life as a traveler, Derby came upon the sounds of psychedelica in Europe. Settling soon thereafter in Chicago, he became a resource that pulled those with similar musical tastes together. Derby has since proven to positively affect the Midwest Psy/Goa music scene by being a driving force behind Touch Samadhi, a founding member of The Chilluminati and an essential programmer within the Psymbolic–sounds label. You can expect to hear a skillful set of funky melodic soundscaping electronica.

*Zac Franzoni* [live painting]
Live Painting Sessions by Zac Franzoni who was trained by an elite group of time-travellling artists sent to usher in The New Renaissance. Bring your energy, passion, love of art and collaborative mind to Re:vivify and join Zac for a live painting journeyescape.

*Butterfly Social Club* meets weekly on Wednesdays. :: 722 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60610
Grand blue line stop

Jun 25, 2008
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