• 7pm: Mercury Symbol x NYC Noise present A Night of Ecstatic Sound: Evicshen, Centennial Gardens, Jadelain, Mercury Symbol, Nullobite, Polly Urethane @ ridgewood presbyterian church (all ages), 59-14 70th ave, ridgewood, queens
alphabetical order for now… more soon!!!! :D
Centennial Gardens (Dreamcrusher x King Vision Ultra)
Dreamcrusher is a New York City-based musician and artist, who describes the project as “nihilist queer revolt musik.” Dreamcrusher’s work is at once personal and abstract, revealing and antagonistic; performances and recordings shift between genres while subjecting the characteristic elements—melodies, beats, instrumentation—to distortion until the point of transformation. Dreamcrusher has released dozens of recordings with labels such as PTP, Fire Talk, and Corpus, as well as on Bandcamp and other online platforms. Dreamcrusher is also a member of the duo Centennial Gardens with King Vision Ultra. // PHOTO by Max Branigan maxbranigan.com // linktr.ee/drmcrshrx // merch // bc fan club // insta @drmcrshr
Manhattan born, Queens NYC residing, King Vision Ultra is the sonic/spatial/entity/channeling practice of GENG PTP (DJ, producer, poet/vocalist, educator, archivist, organizer, writer, sound engineer, visual artist, and physical trainer). King Vision Ultra entered in 2017 after a chain of life events led to further considering the importance of memory and voice, as they relate to remembrance and spirit – while also recalling his own archival practices, primarily through cassette tape. Much of King Vision Ultra’s world addresses memory, the archive, self-actualization, and trauma. // Photo by Richard R. Ross // purpletapepedigree.bandcamp.com + soundcloud + insta @ptp.vision + twitter @purpicide
Evicshen is the nom de guerre of sound artist, experimental music performer, and inventor Victoria Shen (she/her). Based in San Francisco, Shen’s sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Her music features analog modular synthesizers, vinyl/resin records, and self-built electronics. Shen’s music eschews conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of extreme textures and gestural tones.
Shen is notably the inventor of Needle Nails, acrylic nails with embedded turntable needles allowing her to play up to 5 tracks of a record at once. Shen’s DIY approach extends beyond just instruments but also music releases. Her debut LP, Hair Birth, features copper album art that transforms the cover into a loudspeaker through which the record can be played. Recently, Shen has started releasing hand-made resin records embedded with found materials, each piece functions not only as playable music media but as unique art objects. // insta: @evicshen +++ twitter: @evicshen
Mercury Symbol (@mercurysymbol) is the Bronx-based harsh noise wall/sound collage project of Adonis S. He is also a poet, artist, and educator who has performed at Chaos Computer, Blank Bamboo, Market Hotel, Ende Tymes, and more.