Pretty Gritty #16
Marieke Verbiesen with Gail Priest
Actual Russian Brides
Matter, the "stuff" of the universe, in a constant state of flux—transforming, transmogrifying. For Pretty Gritty #16, this collection of conjurors takes cosmic chaos into their own hands, remaking and remodeling reality to their own desires. There will be magic, music and mystical visions. There may even be celebratory dancing.
Darklord of numbers Dan MacKinlay will mathematically mangle Sundanese folk music into a beat-not-afraid new world order. Data wrangler Kynan Tan will manifest the complex systems of the known universe converting them into hitherto unknown audiovisual galaxies. Reantimatrix Marieke Verbiesen, dropping in from far northen climes, will create micro/macro worlds of wonder through her live Stop Motion visual virtuosity, accompanied by the sweet and sour vocals, disintegrating drones and broken beats of Gail Priest. And the actual, Actual Russian Brides present us with a high-GI wedding cake fantasia of sticky sonic wonder.
Pretty Gritty is a (roughly) bi-monthly home for ambient electronica and other poorly named genres that play with sound shards, dirty rumbles and digital detritus.
A little bit sweet, and a little bit noisy, beats allowed but not compulsory.
Pretty Gritty is curated by Gail Priest.