Wednesday 06.26.13 - Terry Dame's Weird Series New music performed on original musical contraptions. 7:30pm-12

Eric Farber will present:
Batterie-en-Valise: music for two percussionists and six suitcases.
Six gutted-out vintage suitcases - each housing a quirky collection of curated found objects - transform into a cacophonous jungle gym of mounted percussion assemblages and dangling curiosities.
The music superimposes a long history of traditional rhythms onto an unstable contemporary frame, telling the story of a world that is losing its connection with authentic meaning.

Artist Bios

DANIEL JODACY  Born in belgium. He moved to NYC in 1997 where he performed and recorded with musicicians and bands including Jonas Mekas, Bill Frisell, Joey Baron, Robin Schulkowsky, Art Baron, Jeff Ballard, John Spencer (Heavy Trash), Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris, Kenny Wollesen (Himalayas/Wollesonic), Cyro Baptista (the sound of community project), Big Lazy. He also contributed to the Grammy-Nominated Brazilian Girls third album, New York City. Daniel is also known for his skills as an instrument builder and drum machine whiz. The experience creatively influenced and defined Daniel’s interest in alternative mediums of instruments, leading to his well-received musical suitcase project. He's new fetish is to frankenstein barbie dolls,... the premier is near !!! (my little secret) Living in NYC Daniel is currently active with his project Dizzy Ventilators, and collaborates with several groups including Wollesonic by Kenny Wollesen, Cyro Baptista's the sound of the community project and Heart:Beat Sessions.

ERIC FARBER has been a musician in New York City for over 15 years.  A pioneer in the Coney Island neo-burlesque scene since 2002 with The Fisherman Burlesque Orchestra and Tiki Trio, Eric was the house drummer for The New York Burlesque Festival through 2009.  There he cut his teeth as a performer, developing an iconic lightning-fast reaction time to deliver comedian Murray Hill his rimshot after a bombed joke, or leggy siren Dirty Martini the punctuation to her bumps and grinds.
    Eric has toured extensively with Merge Records mainstays The Ladybug Transistor since 2008, and supplied the drums and percussion for their most recent release – 2011′s Clutching Stems.
    Eric has collaborated with composer C├ęsar Alvarez in The Lisps since 2007, when he began developing his quirky cacophony of found sounds. The co-ed four-piece has released three full-length albums, trekked across five national tours, and presented their original sci-fi Civil War musical FUTURITY at Mass MoCA; Walker Art Center; American Repertory Theater; ARS Nova; HERE Arts; Joe’s Pub; and The Zipper Factory.  FUTURITY will have its off-Broadway debut as part of The SoHo Repertory Theater‘s 2014-2015 season.

TERRY DAME (host/curator) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, instrument inventor and mad scientist. Mastermind behind the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan and it's solo offshoot ElectronGong, Dame has been delivering original musical innovation to NYC audiences since 1985. When not inventing weird instruments and playing them she plays saxophone with several NYC projects including Paprika- Brooklyn's own all-girl world beat acid-rock jam band, Dawn Drakes's Afro-zillian funk explosion - Zapote, Kenny Wollesen's Himalayas and Wollesonic Laboratory, Jessica Lurie's Plate Tiptonics and the electronic dance trio Daughter of Darrr.  She also writes music for film and is a avid gardener.
"Terry Dame is one of those eccentric musicians for whom composing isn't enough, she has to create new instruments as well. A downtown fixture." (Time Out NY)