C SPENCER YEH, JAMES HOFF, BATTLE-AX, ASFAST, INOU KI ENDO
C SPENCER YEH live
C. Spencer Yeh is a musician recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, improviser, and composer, as well his music project Burning Star Core. After immigrating to the United States from Taiwan when he was a child, Yeh looked towards drive-in movies, local and public television, “Mom-and-Pop” video stores, and genre movie magazines as early guides in his developing interests. Though Yeh studied violin at a young age, as a teenager he forwent his training, considering his encounter with the 4-track tape recorder as his first real revelation in working with sound and music.
His work has been featured in programs at MoMA, The Whitney, The Walker Art Center, The Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, the Kitchen, the Renaissance Society, Empty Gallery, and The Liverpool Biennial. His video work is represented by Electronic Arts Intermix in New York.
JAMES HOFF live
James Hoff is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work encompasses painting, sound, performance, and publishing. He has performed and exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe over the last ten years. Hoff is also a co-founder and the executive editor of Primary Information, a non-profit arts organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and art historical documents.
Her performances are as much disruptive as they are refined and can easily stand next to the most heavily produced club sounds- Armed with a viola, Beatrix Curran aka Battle-ax, envelops a space with relentless chains of reverb and distortion building up cohesive, strong and highly emotive soundscapes.
Battle-ax both undermines and is reinforced by her classical training. Born in Sydney, Australia, she moved to Vienna, having been first attracted to the city’s musical history. It was when she began playing in clubs however, that her improvisational style was able to brazen itself between romanticism, atonalism and an energized repetition motivated by those she plays alongside. At Vienna’s Bliss night, among musicians such as Hieroglyphic Being, TCF, HVAD and DJ Stingray.
She often collaborates and performs with fellow Vienna-based producer Forever Traxx and Berlin collective Dawn Mok. Battle-ax will play at the 2017 Wiener Festwochen and has an upcoming release on Antwerp label Ultra Eczema.
INOU KI ENDO DJ-Set