TECHNO CASINO: Gambling Feats & Electronic Beats Supporting Creative Code Education w/ Monolake vs. Deadbeat, Voices from the Lake, & More
Join Gray Area for a very special fundraiser in The Regency Center Lodge with electronic beats & gambling feats! In support of the expansion of our creative code education program.
Date: June 8th, 2013
Tickets: $30-$160 Contribute on Crowdtilt→
Location: The Regency Center Lodge, 1300 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
Let’s crowdtilt this TECHNO CASINO so we can try our luck at Blackjack, Poker, & Roulette; while dancing to unique live sets from world-class sound performers- Monolake, Deadbeat, and Voices from the Lake; coupled with captivating code-based visuals.
The beautiful Lodge located in The Regency Center is the perfect backdrop for this exciting evening. Built in 1909, this amazing space has dark wood paneled walls, stained glass windows, a cozy fireplace and an amazing dance floor. We are excited to welcome you to press your luck with us on the tables!
The production costs for this unique experience are $10,250 however we are committed to bringing the artists to perform, so this campaign will tilt!Every dollar beyond the tilt amount will go towards Gray Area’s goal to develop http://creativecode.io/ to become the premier resource for applied creative code education.
- We will distribute tickets in tiers & each ticket includes $100 of chips for charitable gambling at the Techno Casino!
Please contribute→ more than the ticket price to earn your tax deduction & support us!
What am I supporting?
Since 2008, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts has been a leader in teaching code to create art. Within our education program we have held over 50 classes and served over 500 artists.
With your support we will offer merit and need-based scholarships to lower barriers of access to digital art + technology; create an online gallery of student work and open-source code created at Gray Area; and increase our class offerings to more students by developing a new platform called creativecode.io
World-Class Audio Performances From:
Robert Henke, born in Munich, Germany, builds and operates machines to produce art. Amazed and inspired by the constantly expanding possibilities of applied computer science and technology, Henke explores new territories between musical composition,performance and installation. Alongside diving deeply into aesthetic concepts, the creation of his own instruments and tools is an important and integral part of his artistic process.
His works are concerned with volume, power and impact, the tension between silence and noise, darkness and light, and about the exploration and manipulation of real and virtual spaces. They expose carefully shaped details and gradual changes of repeating structures in different time scales.
Henke is a pioneer of multichannel sound, using methods and systems like wave field synthesis and ambisonics to create situations of total immersion, expanding the sonic experience of his performances beyond of what can be reproduced at home.
During the last decade, Henke’s artistic explorations more and more expanded from his initial focus on music towards the field of installation, both sound based and audio-visual. His installations, internet based audiovisual performances and concerts have been presented at Tate Modern London, the Centre Pompidou Paris, Le Lieu Unique Nantes, PS-1 New York, MUDAM Luxembourg, MAK Vienna and on countless festivals.
Henke’s interest in the combination of art and technology is also evident in his contributions to the development of the music software ‘Ableton Live’. Since Ableton’s founding in 1999, he has been central to the development of Live, which became the standard tool for electronic music production and completely redefined the performance practice of electronic music.
He writes and lectures about sound and the creative use of computers, and holds a professorship in sound design at the Berlin University of Arts.
For 2013 he has been selected as Mohr Visiting Artist at the music department of Stanford University, where he will be teaching a class in computer music composition and performance.
Deadbeat is one Scott Monteith, a long time Montrealer and recent Berlin ex-pat who has been releasing his own special blend of dub laden, minimal electronics since 2000, for labels such as Cynosure, Scape, and Wagon Repair to name but a few. His work has been met with consistent critical acclaim from the industry’s leading publications and websites, and drawn regular performance invitations for some of the world’s most respected festivals, including Barcelona’s Sonar, Berlin’s Transmediale, and Montreal’s own Mutek. From 1999 to late 2003, Scott worked, assuming various roles, for the Montreal based company Applied Acoustics Systems, makers of a range of critically acclaimed software synthesizers. Having now moved on to pursue his own musical efforts full time, the experience left him with a passion for the development of new creative interfaces, and a strong grasp of some the most cutting edge technology in the industry. A certified music technology junkie, his knowledge in such matters has been occasionally called upon at various events, most notably the 2007 edition of the Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne, Australia, and as a writer for Computer Music Magazine. Whether crafting kaleidoscopic house and techno, snap-clap digital dancehall, or impossibly heavy dub, Scott continues to search for his own unique voice between the ones and zeros.
Neel is most well known for his project with Donato Dozzy, Voices From
The Lake. Their seminal debut album was one of our favorite releases
of 2012, and was named album of the year by Resident Advisor. The live set that VFTL played at our event in July 2012 will go down in history as one of the best sets we’ve ever hosted. With Donato Dozzy taking a break from extensive touring, Neel has really stepped up his touring schedule in the past year and has a few solo releases that will be seeing the light of day very soon. He really held his own on the past VFTL tour and deeply impressed us with his DJ sets. He will undoubtedly come with a record crate full of unreleased tracks to share with us, as both he and Voices From The Lake have been very busy in the studio this year.
Bryan Kasenic (pka Spinoza) is known in the electronic music world for throwing many incredible parties, playing adventurous DJ sets, and starting Beyond, his own booking agency. The past few years have seen Bryan take his infamous Brooklyn-based party, The Bunker, to Panorama Bar in Berlin, Corsica Studios in London, Unsound Festival in Krakow, Communikey Festival in Boulder, Decibel Festival in Seattle, Smartbar in Chicago, GAFFTA in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and of course Detroit. The Bunker celebrated it’s tenth anniversary in January 2013.
Code-based visual performances from:
Jono Brandel relies on the combination of two fundamental disciplines: graphic design and computer programming. The results of this mixture vary in form, but usually have a screen-based component. He explores procedural aesthetics.Jono studied Design | Media Arts with a minor in Latin at UCLA. He went on to receive two artist grants one at cheLA and the other at Fabrica. He is now part of the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab. His work has been showcased at the Tate Modern, OFFF, and HAMMER Museum. He has also had the pleasure to perform alongside Boys Noize, Deadmau5, Crystal Castles, and many others accompanying their music with moving image.
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