(UPDATED) Music: Experimental electronics from Red Rainbow, guitar by Lucas Brode, bass & electronics by Carl Testa Wed., June 19

Red Rainbow, Lucas Brode, and Carl Testa play Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, June 19. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is a sliding scale of $5-10 (pay what you can in that range). (This show was rescheduled from May 1. Conor Perreault and Derek Piotr, who were originally on this bill, will not be available for this night.)

Red Rainbow is the solo project of New Haven-based vocalist Anne Anne Rhodes. She incorporates voice and electronics in conjunction with embroidered graphic scores, looping sounds as diverse as extended techniques and bel canto vocalises to create layer up layer of dissonance, harmony, and noise.

Lucas Brode, a native of New York’s Hudson Valley, is a guitarist & composer working primarily with the concepts of memory, misplaced nostalgia, repetition, chaos, subtlety, and traversing spectral landscapes. He draws from jazz harmony, experimental rock textures, and African rhythms – having spent several years learning percussion from traditional Ghanian master drummer, Yacub Addy. Lucas often performs solo, leads his own trio, and is an active performer and improviser in the NYC and Hudson Valley experimental music scenes. Past and present collaborators include G. Calvin Weston, Kevin Shea, Luke Stewart, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Colin Fisher, Zach Cooper, Al Margolis, and many more. Lucas is also well known in the Northeast US for his years in the math-rock / post-rock hybrid band, Hannibal Montana.

Lucas tours regularly, performing at museums, galleries, cafes, DIY spaces, and traditional music venues such as the New Museum (NYC), Knitting Factory (NYC), the Mothlight (Asheville), Rhizome (DC), the Windup Space (Baltimore), Spread Art (Detroit), Cafe Mustache (Chicago), and Gallery 5 (Richmond) to name a few. He has shared bills with many well known rock bands and avant-garde musicians throughout his career, including The Antlers, Joe McPhee, Tatsuya Nakatani, Oneida, Hank Roberts, Kayo Dot, Brandon Seabrook, and others.

Carl Testa is a multi-instrumentalist and composer at the intersection of improvised, electronic, experimental music, and new media. As a performer/improviser, he is equally comfortable on string bass, electronics, lighting, and combinations thereof.

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UPDATE 5/1: POSTPONED Music: Experimental electronics from Derek Piotr & Conor Perreault, Red Rainbow Wed., May 1

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to an injury to one of the musicians, this show must be postponed. We will announce a new date—probably in June—soon.

Derek Piotr, Connor Perreault, and Red Rainbow play Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, May 1. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is a sliding scale of $5-10 (pay what you can in that range).

For this show, Perreault will play solo for about 20 minutes. Piotr will join him for joint improvisation for 20 minutes and Piotr will then take solo flight for 20 minutes.

Derek Piotr (b. 1991) is a Poland-born producer and composer based in New England, whose work focuses primarily on the voice. His work covers genres as diverse as glitch, left-field pop, chamber, dance, and drone; and he has collaborated with artists including Richard Chartier, Don’t DJ, and Thomas Brinkmann across various disciplines. He has been intern to Meredith Monk, had his work nominated by the jury for Prix Ars Electronica (2012), and featured on Resonance FM and BBC.

Conor Perreault is a New Haven based father of two. He is a dabbler, a tinkerer, and an experimenter in sound, using whatever and whomever happens to be around to make sounds that he hopes are fun and/or interesting to hear. It usually comes out as a psychedelic firecracker freak folk smooth noise sort of vibe; pretty scary, or scary pretty. He is an active member in a clutch of collaborative projects, including but not limited to: Human Flourshing (with Greg Paul), Gora (with Sam Moth), and Big & Ready (with Michael Larocca).

Red Rainbow is the solo project of New Haven-based vocalist Anne Anne Rhodes. She incorporates voice and electronics in conjunction with embroidered graphic scores, looping sounds as diverse as extended techniques and bel canto vocalises to create layer up layer of dissonance, harmony, and noise.

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Music: DIN//VOID and Derek Piotr play Wed., Aug. 12, at 8 PM

DIN//VOID aka David Elkin-Ginnetti and Derek Piotr perform at Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The show starts at 8 PM and there is a $5 cover.

David Elkin-Ginnetti

David Elkin-Ginnetti

DIN//VOID is improviser, sound artist and lifelong New Havener David Elkin-Ginnetti. DIN//VOID offers up electronics and sometimes saxophone, club deconstructionism, deterritorialized acoustics and audio as accelerated process(ion).

Derek Piotr. Photo by Christiana Rifaat

Derek Piotr. Photo by Christiana Rifaat

Derek Piotr is a Poland-born producer and composer based in New England, whose work focuses primarily on the voice. He has been intern to Meredith Monk, had his work nominated by the jury for Prix Ars Electronica (2012), and featured on Resonance FM and BBC.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Thursday, Aug. 6. INDIE ROCK: ZOO FRONT, BILL ARNOLD

• Friday, Aug. 7. INDIE ROCK: MERCY CHOIR

• Wednesday, Aug. 12. ELECTRONIC IMPROVISATION: DAVID ELKIN-GINNETTI & DEREK PIOTR

• Thursday, Aug. 13. INDIE FOLK: KINDRED QUEER

• Friday, Aug. 14. ROCK: THE FURORS, TOM HEARN

• Wednesday, Aug. 19. FOLK: WALKINGWOOD MANDOLIN QUARTET

• Thursday, Aug. 20. INDIE ROCK: THE LYS GUILLORN BAND

• Friday, Aug. 21. BLUEGRASS: FIDDLE FOREVER

• Tuesday, Aug. 25. BLUEGRASS: STACY PHILLIPS & HIS BLUEGRASS CHARACTERS

• Thursday, Aug. 27. AMERICANA: PATRICK DALTON & MIKE SKAGGS

• Friday, Aug. 28. FILM SCREENING: “HEAD” (CT-PRODUCED LIVE PUPPET HORROR FEATURE)

• Friday, Sept. 4. JAZZ: BADSLAX

• Wednesday, Sept. 9. COMEDY OPEN MIC WITH JAKE NIETOPSKI

• Thursday, Sept. 10. INDIE ROCK: LA TUNDA

• Friday, Sept. 11. SINGER-SONGWRITER: THE ANNW MARIE MENTA BAND

• Wednesday, Sept. 16. CARIBBEAN/FOLK: LUKE RODNEY

• Friday, Sept. 18. SINGER-SONGWRITER: DAPHNE LEE MARTIN

• Tuesday, Sept. 29. SINGER-SONGWRITER: HANNAH FAIR

• Wednesday, Sept. 30. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ANGELA EASTERLING

• Thursday, Oct. 8. SINGER-SONGWRITER: FRANK CRITELLI

• Friday, Oct. 23. ALT-COUNTRY: TANNERSVILLE

• Friday, Oct. 30. HALLOWEEN FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE SCORE: LIGHT UPON BLIGHT