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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8-11pm | $8-$10
In Concert: Yek Koo, Taji Ra'oof Nahl (TR7), and David Zuckerman

In Concert: yek koo, Taji Ra’oof Nahl (TR7), and David Zuckerman
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | $8-$10 sliding scale
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Show: 8pm-11pm

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

yek koo is the solo project of Los Angeles artist, composer, and performer Helga Fassonaki as she transverses the visual and poetic, through the exploration of space, body, voice, and movement. She can awaken a sound field with dissonance or fill it with cyclical sufi-trance tones that subtly color her vocal palette. Exploring the body as a vehicle for the movement of sound filtered through the responsive chambers of matter, air, and environment, yek koo creates experience that is both emotively charged and spatially transformative.

Aside from her free-form guitar, pocket trumpet, and vocal wailings in duo project Metal Rouge (with New Zealander Andrew Scott), she’s also known to resound trails of invisible effects and echoes through cassette players and movement, some of which can be heard on Head, released on Drawing Room Records in 2017. Fassonaki has performed at Zebulon, Cal Arts, Audio Foundation Gallery, The Lab, MOCA Los Angeles, Human Resources LA, Public Fiction, Wave Farm, The Stone, Vox Populi, Disjecta, and others. Bridging her interests in acoustic ecology and land art, Fassonaki is taking residence at the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts this fall, working on a project involving a 100′ circle drawn on a natural land mass, body movement, and active observation of fall transitioning to winter as it filters through the social intonations of human to earth interaction.

Taji Ra’oof Nahl (aka TR7) is a Philadelphia based, interdisciplinary artist whose vocabulary delves into social commentary via historical & futurist aesthetic. Installation, video, performance , soundscapes, sculpture, painting, are utilities that embodies poetic & abstract narrative for his oeuvre. His work has been in exhibitions at, The Italian Palace – Tangier Morocco, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery at Columbia College of Chicago. African American Art Museum Philadelphia.

David Louis Zuckerman is a composer, visual artist, writer and guitarist. He holds an MFA from Bard College in film/video and sound. Zuckerman’s work includes feature films, operas, performance installations, songwriting, and music for dance. He has premiered projects at Ostrava Days Festival of New and Experimental Music, Ciccio NY, On Stellar Rays, Untitled Miami, David Lewis Gallery, JOAN Los Angeles, Disjecta, Anthology Film Archives, Kunstverein Cologne, Moma-New Director/New Films, Abron’s Art Center, 83 Pitt Street and others. A classical guitarist by training, he has worked as an arranger and musician/actor in acclaimed experimental playwright Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players, and is an alumnus of the S.E.M. Emerging Composer’s Workshop, the Skowhegan Residency, and the Labyrinth Theater Ensemble. His recent vinyl LP release, ISMAY: Guide to Ismay Vol. 1 is currently available from Passeriformes Records.

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: events@voxpopuligallery.org or 215.238.1236.

Event:
In Concert: Yek Koo, Taji Ra’oof Nahl (TR7), and David Zuckerman
Start:
November 20 @ 8:00 pm
End:
November 20 @ 11:00 pm
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