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Synth Nights: Blondes, I.U.D., and James Campbell

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This Synth Nights triple bill brings Blondes, James Campbell, and I.U.D. together to celebrate the release of their record Wade Guyton Kunsthalle Zürich, an album featuring their performances at the Swiss institution in 2013.

Filled with organic growth and decay, Blondes find ways of creating a sonic environment that feels removed from the artificial perfection of computers. For their performance at The Kitchen, Sam Haar and Zach Steinman will restrain the percussion to make room for washes of reverb and textured melody.

James Campbell’s performance explores the resonance of space. Filtered amplifiers concentrate pools of room tones that pulse under minimal percussion. By processing his drums and sequenced oscillators through delay feedback he produces a skittering phase interference moiré. Sparse and entrancing, Campbell’s drumming obliterates into powerful drone.

I.U.D. is a collaboration between Lizzi Bougatsos and Sadie Laska, who infuse industrial noise with abrasive screams and inventive drum work. Called “minimal, contagious noise" (Artforum), their last album, The Proper Sex, is a creepy, relentless and varied listen, calling on diverse influences ranging from Sparks to Einstürzende Neubauten. For this performance they invite Spencer Sweeney to accompany on guitar and drums.

The record will be available for sale during the performance and is also available on The Kitchen Store. The 4 LP vinyl record also serves as a catalog for the Kunsthalle Zürich exhibition, and includes a double gatefold that unfolds into a model of the Guyton installation.

December 15, 8pm  Tickets $10

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Wade Guyton: Kunsthalle Zürich

Synth Nights: Blondes, I.U.D., and James Campbell is made possible with endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels 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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