Claudia and Tim in conversation/performance.
Tawil and Cramp in duo form for the first time.
Talk, Music, Dance and the likes of it.
CLAUDIA LA ROCCO is the author of THE BEST MOST USELESS DRESS (Badlands Unlimited, 2014), selected writings encompassing poetry, performance texts and criticism. She edited I DON’T POEM: AN ANTHOLOGY OF PAINTERS (Off the Park Press, 2015) and DANCERS, BUILDINGS AND PEOPLE IN THE STREETS, the catalogue for Danspace Project’s PLATFORM 2015, which she also curated. She founded thePerformanceClub.org, which won a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing. A contributor to ARTFORUM and THE NEW YORK TIMES, La Rocco has performed and read at such places as The Kitchen, The Poetry Project, Counterpath Press and Tokyo’s Dance New Air Festival. Her current collaborators include the choreographer Michelle Ellsworth and the performance company Findlay//Sandsmark. Her first novel has been commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater.
TIM PERKIS is a well-known figure in the worlds of improvised and electronic music. Over the course of decades he has played his unique computer-based electronic instruments with hundreds of musicians, including many of the leading players in free improvisation from Europe and the US. He is also a founding member of several electronic music ensembles, including FuzzyBunny, Inanimate Machine and the legendary computer network band The Hub. Recordings of his music are available on the Artifact, Tzadik, New World and EMANEM labels, among others. His documentary film NOISY PEOPLE(2007) and ongoing NOISY PEOPLE podcast are available at noisypeople.net.
DOMINIC CRAMP released his first music for public consumption in 1995 on the ambient experimental electronic label, Silent Records, under the moniker, Arthur Dent. He has been creating and releasing music steadily ever since in a variety of formats and guises. Mostly mining an experimental and electronic vein of organic debris, collected from an ever expanding library of field recordings and captured sound; Cramp writes music for two solo projects, Borful Tang and Lord Tang. He plays in the free improvising organ/drums/electronics duo, Tiberius, and the electro-acoustic collective, Vulcanus 68 while touring internationally and recording with Carla Bozuluch’s Evangelista. Most recently he finished a South American tour through Chile, Argentina and Brazil with the electro-acoustic/pop group The Talking Book featuring Bill Gould of Faith No More. lordtang.com
LEYYA MONA TAWIL is an artist, performer and experimentalist. She is the artistic director DANCE ELIXIR and TAC: Temescal Art Center – a venue for experimental art in Oakland-CA. Tawil pursues a collaboration based vision of performance and research on a local and international scale. Her work has been presented in Russia, Canada and throughout Europe and the Levant. Highlights include TransDance14 (Cairo), BIPOD (Beirut), Stoffwechsel Metabolism (Berlin) and MOCAD (Detroit). danceElixirLIVE.org