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Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 7:30-11pm | $5 Suggested Donation | At Vox
Ulla Straus, Julia Santoli, Rat Porridge, Alejandra, Asa Nakagawa
a night of meditative soundscapes and discordant performances

Ulla Straus, Julia Santoli, Rat Porridge, Alejandra, Asa Nakagawa

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 7:30-11:00pm | At Vox
$5 suggested donation

Join us for a night of meditative soundscapes and discordant performances with Ulla Straus, Julia Santoli (NYC), Rat Porridge, Alejandra, and Asa Nakagawa. Doors are at 7:30 PM and admission $5–no one turned away for lack of funds. This event seeks to highlight some of the distinct queer voices in the experimental music community and is supported in part by the Leeway Foundation.

Participating Artists

Ulla Straus:
Ulla (Ulla Straus) is an artist by ways from Kansas and California, but currently based in Philadelphia. She has released music on an array of labels such as Quiet Time, Experiences Ltd, West Mineral Ltd, and her most recent record Limitless Frame on Motion Ward. In 2020, Ulla released her critically acclaimed Tumbling Towards A Wall which has received praise as one of the best albums of 2020 from Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, Washington Post, and Bandcamp. Ulla has also collaborated with a number of other artists including Perila, Pontiac Streator, Exael, and Ben Bondy. More info:@ull________________

Julia Santoli:
Creating immersive and precarious environments with voice, video, feedback, electronics, psycho-acoustics, and installation, Santoli navigates presence, memory, and postmemory– memory ruptured by dislocation and inheritance (diaspora), mediated only through representation, projection, and creation. Santoli has had the honor of being a 2019 Music Resident at Pioneer Works, 2019 Asian Cultural Council grantee to Japan researching sound art and spatial practices, and a 2018 Artist in Residence at Issue Project Room. Santoli is the creator of Spectra Situs, a web platform for international dialogue between multi-disciplinary artists that is launching in April 2021. She also works as a teaching artist with the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art and Arch for Kids. More info: juliasantoli

Rat Porridge:
Rat Porridge is an artist from Queens, NY, living and breathing in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently waist deep in spiritual pursuit, striving towards building profound relationships with people, land, plants, animals, and spirit. She released her first full length tape Live from the Plant in Spring 2021 with Voluminous Arts.

Alejandra Castro Chavez:
Alejandra Castro Chavez is a first generation South American artist currently residing in Philly by way of Miami. Having been raised by immigrant parents and navigating gender identity throughout her youth, Alejandra’s art is driven by abstract narratives exploring the body, sex, and gender itself. More info: @xdentadurax

Asa Nakagawa:
Asa Nakagawa is an intuitive player and self-taught experimental, ambient, electronic musician who began their practice in the early 2010s. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, Asa has lived in the Pacific Northwest and is currently based in Philly.
Under the moniker Polydactyl, they make more beat-driven and techno tracks. Aside from writing electronic music, they DJ, field record, and make visual art spanning disciplines. Asa released their debut EP “Hex on You” in April 2021, and are currently writing and recording their first full length record. More info:@asanakagawa.wav

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: or 215.238.1236

Covid Precautions: All visitors to Vox Populi are encouraged to wear a high-quality mask over their mouth and nose at all times while on-site, or when not actively consuming food or beverage.

Ulla Straus, Julia Santoli, Rat Porridge, Alejandra, Asa Nakagawa
October 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
October 22, 2022 @ 11:00 pm