Oneohtrix Point Never / James Ferraro / Rene Hell

Oneohtrix Point Never / James Ferraro / Rene Hell

James Ferraro, Rene Hell

Tue, August 21, 2012

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

Oneohtrix Point Never
Oneohtrix Point Never
Oneohtrix Point Never is Daniel Lopatin, a US native whose work has brought him to the forefront of the modern electronic composition scene. Although Lopatin's rise seemed meteoric following the praise for his double disc anthology "Rifts" (coveted by the likes of Wire, Pitchfork, Fader, Guardian UK, The Quietus, and XLR8R), it is the result of a love affair with polyphonic synthesizers dating back to childhood jam sessions with his father's Juno 60; an instrument which, like B.B. King's Lucille, he has never left behind. Audiences in the last year have gravitated to OPN's profound arrangements, which manage to touch upon both mainstream and discarded electronic music histories; merging the structural freedom of noise with the abstract emotionality of work considered by many to be 'background music'; in fact his passion to find personal meaning in failed new age utopias and liminal science fiction environments often brings his compositions to the refracted brinks of minimalism, drone, proto-techno, noise and pop; clarifying the past through a blissful repetition of its' sonic signifiers. The sound of OPN is history filtered through modern process with an emphasis on structure and a humanness that resounds in its melodies; if one can communicate efficiently within the realm of electronic music, OPN reveals itself as a project with a zeal for expression, an emotive blinking light on the cold horizon. R5 Productions is pleased to present Oneohtrix Point Never's first Philadelphia performance, an area exclusive.
James Ferraro
James Ferraro
To pursue an acting career as a soap opera Star as James Ferraro ® Simulacra Company was the ultimate 21st century dream for James Ferraro, a dream that was forged on a note pad under the cyber skies of Manhattan’s slick midtown metropolis to become a world-famous hyperized living puppet of our Post modern civilization, acquiring the world’s media stage as a canvas, in the form of a glossy pure entertainment POP machine.

The approach to assembling his acting style was to be a theoretical expedition through the virtual landscape of Tabloid Cultoure, The Linguistic Consequence of Modern Decadence and Digital/Mega Entertainment Age Sexuality Persona … to name just a few sources of inspiration, and of course for it all to be captured on the flawless $1,000,000 TV cameras of the entertainment industries’ major studio Networks. But where to assimilate to the aforementioned theories? HOLLYWOOD HERE WE COME BABY!!

“My ideas from New York had flowered in the most violently magical way, as I entered what we Hollywoodologists call ‘The Floor’ (HOLLYWOOD GROUND ZERO) . . . and this led to outlets beyond my wildest imagination, seeing beyond the institutional buildings of the worlds Entertainment Center,” says Ferraro.

“Whilst wine tasting in Napa valley with my Mother, on a tour through Simulacra’s wine country . . . in the red convertible PT Cruiser and watching a giant Hollywood Blockbuster intermittently on the on-board DVD screen between wineries, I was so excited and inspired by the leading actors performance that I decided to leave the world of acting to FOCUS more dramatically on a venture to be a recording artist.

“I became completely obsessed with Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor. As it blasted from the speakers of the PT Cruiser, spilling out into the open air, I indulged in an ecstatic delirium that was colored by a sweet subtle victorious madness, ideas flooded my mind, blood coursed through my veins, Smart Water™ oxidized my brain . . . thoughts of Napoleon at the Olive Garden, Julius Cesar reading poetry to me . . . I started to fully investigate these two artistic individuals almost exclusively at this moment, scanning what historic memory I had available in my brain. When I arrived home I ran into my humble chamber and got to work.”

Ferraro has since released countless MUSICAL RECORDINGS on various record labels hailing from The U.S.A., The United Kingdom, Japan, Europe and beyond. A critically acclaimed artist of the 21st Century POP ART wave, the man with the moon-lit pompadour now teams up with Hippos in Tanks to create the next chapter in his on-going sonic adventure, in which, Ferraro explains, “The results of this relationship will see a new era in Art History.”
Rene Hell
Rene Hell
Rene Hell is the alter-ego synthesizer project for Jeff Witscher, who was born in California in 1983. Witscher has kept busy in the past few years, recording dozens of releases as Rene Hell and a gaggle of other pseudonyms (Impregnable, Secret Abuse, Marble Sky), as well as playing in bands like Roman Torment and the curiously titled Deep Jew. As is common to the US’s underground experimental scene, most of these recordings saw release only on cassette or CD-r, making 2010’s Porcelain Opera Witscher’s first CD and LP as Rene Hell. Released on Type records and clocking in at just over 30 minutes, the album is fairly concise for a drone record, though the vinyl release comes with a full-length bonus disc called Rogue Camera. In terms of aesthetic, the album evokes other contemporary synth experimentalists like Emeralds or Oneohtrix Point Never, but with percussive loops and melodies that betray a stronger techno influence.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com