Thursday, January 17, 2019

LOST FRIEND: Sound/Vision with Colin Manning, Juan josé Rivas, Heather Gray



Saturday January 19 2019

Colin Manning, collage art and projections

Music acts:

Juan josé Rivas (Mexico City)
Electronics and hacked turntables.
Visual/sound artist specializing in electronic media, Juanjosé Rivas* employs myriad techniques to give voice to the translation, error, obstruction, and interference inside artistic languages. Attempts to define the impossible, reveal the hidden, articulate the unspeakable, and evidence the truth as an instituted lie are some of the conceptual approaches used in his work.

Juan josé Rivas made a sound residence in Centre for Contemporary Creation Matadero in Madrid, Spain (2013); he was Fellow Program Development Cultural Projects and Joint Ventures 2013; beneficiary of the Board of Contemporary Art PAC 2012; and has twice received the grant from the Young Artists Program specializing in Multimedia, FONCA-CONACULTA 2005 and 2011. He was a member of the Council of Planning and Evaluation for the Festival of Electronic Arts and Video Transitio_MX 2010-2014.

Juanjosé currently is Artistic Director of VOLTA, a series of international concerts of sound art and experimental music in Mexico City and member of the the National System of Art Creators of FONCA.

Heather Gray (Los Angeles)
Heather Gray’s audiovisual performance addresses defensive structures in the built environment (walls, bunkers etc.) by sculpting field recordings made in/on these places for personal and systemic transformation of emotional states of fear and conflict.

Heather is an artist, musician, writer and producer using technology and new media to bring a critical lens to both contested sites and everyday surroundings and the social relations they produce. Her work has appeared across the hemisphere from MIX NYC Experimental Film Festival in New York, MOCA Tucson, Pan Galería in Valparaiso, Chile, Universidad ITESO in Guadalajara, a

Colin Manning (Los Angeles/Portland)
Colin Manning received his BFA in Painting and his MFA in Filmmaking, both from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1998 and 2000. Through a technique of collage and painting applied "backwards" to glass and plexiglas Manning conjures up a dynamic confluence of the the transcendent and mundane. Some of these works appear as fossilized slices of the insanity of our society. While other pieces give view to a complex yet graceful subtlety laying just below surface of gross appearances. Manning is also know for his projection performances, utilizing multiple film, slide and overhead projectors loaded with handmade and hand-altered transparent materials, coordinated into an engulfing spectacle.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Nephila, Actuary +more / Benefit for the Almighty Opp!




(the) Handbag Factory presents

Nephila
Actuary
Forrest Friends (seattle)
War Hippy

DJs;
Tingo Tongo Tapes
Noon Court


We are hosting a series of mini fundraisers to help the
Almighty Opp.

The Almighty Opp is a free one of a kind service to the community that was severely effected in the most recent California fires.

2.24.2018
Support in person with local greats and Forrest Friends on tour from Seattle, WA. Or click below to donate.
https://fundly.com/almighty-opp-tragedy-fund

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Invisible Visible January 15 2018




nvisible Visible is a continued exploration of LA’s architectural structures, political movements, and cultural diversity. This show will take place on Martin Luther King day and is inspired by his message of peaceful protest and passive resistance. In 1967, Dr. King started a poor peoples campaign to address economic inequality in America. In his own words he stated,

“We are coming to Washington in a poor people’s campaign. Yes, we are going to bring the tired, the poor, the huddled masses … We are coming to demand that the government address itself to the problem of poverty. We read one day: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. That among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But if a man doesn’t have a job or an income, he has neither life nor liberty nor the possibility for the pursuit of happiness. He merely exists … We are coming to ask America to be true to the huge promissory note that is signed years ago. And we are coming to engage in dramatic non-violent action, to call attention to the gulf between promise and fulfillment; to make the invisible visible.”

The visuals by Tim Hix will focus on Los Angeles’ ongoing economic disparity. The visuals will be accompanied by a live performance from The Silverscreen Sextet. This group consists of drummer Vijay Anderson, and noted Bay area theorist/saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh. Additionally four of Los Angeles's most iconic underground musicians: Bobby Bradford, Vinny Golia, Roberto Miranda, and William Roper will be featured in the group. These Los Angeles musicians have been at the forefront of creative music on the West Coast for decades. The compositions by Anderson were arranged to feature the unique chemistry, personalities, and history of each of the musicians in the ensemble. This multimedia performance hopes to bring awareness to an on going issue of class inequality that seems to be ignored by past administrations, as well as being exacerbated by our current administration.

To start off the evening, there will be a panel discussion focusing on these issues, as well as creative music coming out of Los Angeles since the 1950’s. The panel will feature Bobby Bradford - One of the most original trumpet/cornet players to emerge from the avant-garde, a celebrated jazz musician, composer and teacher, noted for his work with the Ornette Coleman Quartet and with clarinetist John Carter. In October 2009 Bradford became the second recipient of the Festival of New Trumpet Music's Award of Recognition. Vinny Golia - A multi-woodwind performer, Vinny's recordings have been consistently picked by critics and readers of music journals for their yearly "ten best" lists. fuses the rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. William Roper - a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. As a tubaist, his professional experience ranges from the symphony stage to free improvisation groups. He has toured North and South America and Europe as soloist and as a member of jazz, rock and classical ensembles. Roberto Miranda - a dynamic bassist who is noted for his inventive, high-energy improvisations. He is adept in both soulful passages and fleet percussive lines, and is fluent in all jazz idioms. He has toured, played and recorded with an impressive array of jazz artists, including Shelly Manne, Kenny Burrell, Horace Tapscott, Bobby Bradford, John Carter, David Murray, Cecil Taylor, Charles Lloyd, and Bobby Hutcherson. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Charles Sharp - a multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator, and radio host.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles Mission.

(the) handbag factory 1336 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Monday January 15th,
pre-show panel discussion 6pm,
Invisible Visible 7pm.

$10- 20 sliding scale
Featuring
• Bobby Bradford - Cornet
• Vinny Golia - Woodwinds
• William Roper - Tuba/spoken word
• Hafez Modirzadeh - Woodwinds
• Roberto Miranda - Bass
• Vijay Anderson - Drums/compositions
• Tim Hix - Video projections
• Charles Sharp - Moderator

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Friday, November 13, 2015

DONT SCREW UP a Dj Screw retrospective.


(the) HANDBAG FACTORY PRESENTS: 
DONT SCREW UP
a Dj Screw retrospective

feat:
Lil Keke (Screwed Up Click, Houston TX)
+performance and Q/A w/ Tim Hix

Noon Court
William Hutson
Legg Lake
+more tba_____

Celebrating the orignator of slowed down, cut-up outsider music, Dj Screw.

A one night only tribute to the origins of Chop and Screw.

Featuring special guest Lil' Keke from Houston Tx, one of the last living members of Dj Screw's group -Screwed Up Click.
Enjoy live, bizaare performances of local artist's interpretation of the slow and wierd.


Slowed and sliced visuals from General Qurby

Limited Capacity.
Pre-sale Tickets Suggested
http://www.restlessnites.com/dontscrewup/


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Perpetual Dawn: Kid 606, Leech, T.E.A.L. +more



Tigerbeat6, Phuture Perfect, Tears of Joy and (the) Handbag Factory Present : Perpetual Dawn

A Berlin inspired late night underground techno rave. 
Massive soundsystem. Club Mate. No Police. No EDM. No Ryanair. Clothing optional. Darkroom TBC. 

Kit n C.L.A.W.S.- Live [San Francisco]
OG Dubtechno mastermind Kit Clayton and Ectsacy / 100% SILK recording artist C.L.A.W.S. merge to bring you live synthesizer and drum machine musik!

Kid606 - Live. Tigerbeat6
Leech - Live. 100% SILK Peak oil
T.E.A.L - Live. Tears of Joy

DJ sets by:
Zøraya [ Phuture Perfect]
Live For Each Moon [Tears of Joy/ Pacific Horizons]
Eric Parren [La Force Sauvage]

Visuals by Alex Pelly [ dublab]

$10
9pm till Late
At the Handbag Factory
1336 S Grand Ave
https://www.facebook.com/thehandbagfactory


Joshua Kit Clayton https://soundcloud.com/kitclayton
Kit n C.L.A.W.S. https://soundcloud.com/kitnclaws
C.L.A.W.S. https://soundcloud.com/claws
Kid606 https://soundcloud.com/kid606
ZØRAYA https://soundcloud.com/zoraya_phuture
Leech https://soundcloud.com/brianfoote
Live For Each Moon https://soundcloud.com/tearsofjoyrecords
T.E.A.L. https://soundcloud.com/t-e-a-l
Eric Parren http://lfs.rocks/

Set Times:

9:00 Live For Each Moon - DJ
10:00 T.E.A.L. - Live
10:30 Live For Each Moon -DJ
11:00 Leech - Live
11:40 ZØRAYA - DJ
12:40 Kid606 - Live
1:20 Kit n C.L.A.W.S. - Live
2:00 Eric Parren -DJ
3:00 Live For Each Moon - DJ
4AMish, end