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PLEASE NOTE THAT BROADCAST WEEK 10 HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Kitchen Broadcast is a new livestream performance series taking place every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm EDT.
NAR (Instagram, Twitter, and Twitch: @narrokh, Venmo and Cashapp: @narrokh, PayPal: email@example.com, Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/narrokh)
MV Carbon (Instagram: @mvcarbon, Venmo: @MV-Carbon, PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org, Bandcamp: https://mvcarbon2020.bandcamp.com/)
About Kitchen Broadcast:
Our artist community has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through the sudden loss of jobs and presenting opportunities, and we have postponed our previously scheduled Winter/Spring 2020 events. During uncertain times, our commitment to bringing artists and audiences together hasn’t changed, even if the circumstances have. Since gathering at The Kitchen is not currently possible, we have invited artists to connect from their homes to yours, through any form they see fit.
We are happy to welcome you to experience these Kitchen Broadcasts and to join the dialogue around them on our social media channels. To get announcements and updates on the series, follow us on Instagram and Facebook or sign up for our mailing list here. To contact us with questions about Kitchen Broadcast or to submit questions to the participating artists, please email email@example.com.
To see videos of previous Kitchen Broadcast performances, please visit our Vimeo page.
NAR is an artist, music producer, and DJ based in NYC. NAR has a musical background beginning in early childhood in LA as a multi-instrumentalist, playing in grade school orchestra and jazz band and continuing to study music theory in college. They toured and recorded as a young musician in numerous bands until ultimately solidifying their passion as a producer and DJ. NAR creates music that fuses Middle Eastern soundscapes from their Persian heritage with club-bass undertones from their American upbringing. The artist’s unconventional aesthetic pushes boundaries of both sound and the visual through their work and collaborative projects like burqa. Recently, NAR caught the attention of Rihanna and composed original scores for the latest Fenty Beauty by Rihanna campaigns.
NAR has toured Europe, Asia, and the US, opening for artists such as Future, Sophie, Kelela, Mykki Blanco, and Total Freedom among others. NAR has performed at art institutions across the globe including the Istanbul and Performa Biennials, Miami Art Basel, ICA, New Museum, and MoMA. NAR has also curated runway music for Gypsy Sport, Kaimin, LRS, and Yajun NYFW presentations. Most recently they’ve performed at iii points festival, Boiler Room, and Red Bull music festival. Upcoming projects include a full-length album, a remix EP, music videos, collaborations, and official remixes.
MV Carbon is a multi-disciplinary artist and professor. Carbon’s work encompasses live performance, filmmaking, sound art, painting, music composition, and multi-media installation. Her work explores interchangeability, the human mechanism, perceptive states of consciousness, habitat, and the empirical force of nature. Her live performances embrace the use of sonic space, utilizing feedback and natural reverberation, with the use of electric cello, amplified objects, oscillators, reel-to-reel tape machines, and hand-constructed instruments. She reinterprets the physical form associated with musicianship, often incorporating extended techniques into performances and orchestrations.
Carbon has been awarded residencies at Elektronmusikstudion, Issue Project Room, National Sawdust, Pioneer Works, Q02, Roulette, and The Clocktower Gallery. She has composed music for the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and has records released on 5RC (Metalux), Atavistic Records (Bride of No No), Discombobulate (solo), Ecstatic Peace (solo), Hanson (Metalux), and Load Records (Metalux). She has performed at spaces including Casa Des Artes, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Dia Art Center, Harvard Film Archive, Harvestworks, Nefertiti Jazz Club, Performa, PS1-MoMA, RIXC, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Copenhagen Music Theater, The Guggenheim BMW Lab, The Kitchen, The Knockdown Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MI), The Sage, The Stone, The Swiss Institute, The Tate Modern, ULU, Unsound Festival, and Worm. Her work has been exhibited / screened at galleries including D’Amelio Gallery, Fridman Gallery, Lucien Terras Gallery, and Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery.
Kitchen Broadcast is made possible with the support of the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; annual grants from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and Howard Gilman Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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