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Synth Nights: Helado Negro & VHVL

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Helado Negro will premiere Private Energy a collection of new songs for computer, voice and other instruments. 

A South Florida native, born to Ecuadorian immigrants and based in Brooklyn, Roberto Carlos Lange’s upbringing provides essential elements to his songwriting, including his consistently bilingual – English and Spanish – lyrics. While citing the influence of electro and Miami-bass he heard on the radio in his youth, his diverse work as Helado Negro points to shades of Latin music bathed in his mesmerizing rhythms, loops and hair-raising melodies. Known for his craftsmanship, Lange has cultured his identity, ideology and musical dexterity with constant artistic and introspective development, pouring his heart and full sincerity into his music.

Lange will be joined by:
Lea Bertucci (amplified bass clarinet)
Lori Scacco (synthesizers and various other instruments)
Kate Gentile (drum kit and percussion)

His fourth LP Double Youth released in 2014 garnered acclaim with Pitchfork naming it “the boldest and most intricate Helado Negro work to date.” With a degree in Computer Art and Animation, Lange, a multifaceted creator, has worked with mediums such as video, sculpture, sound and performance. While Helado Negro is in a sense a one man band for the digital age, a constant collaborator, Lange has worked on projects with numerous artists including Sufjan Stevens, Julianna Barwick (as Ombre), Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Guillermo Scott Herren (of Prefuse 73), Mouse on Mars, and sculptor David Ellis.

Born and raised in Harlem, VHVL began her journey as a classical pianist who drifted into punk before finally finding a home in electronic music. Her music draws upon her disparate background but is ultimately simple, a vehicle for powerful emotions originally spurred by life experiences. She has previously released an LP, 'Myrrh' as well a split with Ras G, via Stones Throw Records.

http://vhvl.bandcamp.com/album/myrrh

May 6, 8pm
Tickets $15

Curated by Brad Loving


Music programs are made possible with endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc. and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, 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.

Photo by Ben Sellon

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