For one night we will turn the spectacular Knockdown Center in Queens into a temple of thundering noise with some of today’s most daring sound artists. The night will see performances from sixteen solo artists and duos on three stages, where the sound bleed between stages is entirely intentional.
Performers at this noise, drone and experimental techno festival-within-a-festival include Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))), who will be performing solo and with his duo project KTL alongside Peter Rehberg, owner of Editions Mego Records; Sonic Youth founding member Kim Gordon presenting her collaborative project with Bill Nace, Body/Head; influential noise artist and Hospital Productions founder Dominick Fernow, performing both with his conceptual noise project Prurient and under his doom-techno moniker Vatican Shadow; Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, the frontman and “dogma director” of transcendental black metal band Liturgy; Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi; NYC-based guitarist and composer Alan Licht; analog techno noisemaker Pete Swanson; Sacred Bones recording artist Margaret Chardiet aka Pharmakon; Oneida and Man Forever drummer Kid Millions performing with Borbetomagus saxophonist Jim Sauter; virtuoso guitarist Mick Barr (Ocrillim, Krallice); Kris Lapke’s power violence/black metal solo project Alberich; composer Sarah Lipstate’s solo electric guitar project Noveller; Arto Lindsay collaborator and 2013 Academy participant grassmass from Brazil; and Mexican beat experimentalist Hiram Martinez.
Visuals come courtesy of the creative minds behind Nuit Blanche so expect a multi-sensory experience o sorts.
Bushwick staple Roberta’s will provide wood-fired pizza for purchase throughout the night. Shuttle busses will be provided all night from the Jefferson stop on the L subway line.