Doors at 8:30
Object As Subject Residency
Presented by Bitchwave
8:45 - Isaura String Quartet
9:30 - PostMan
10:20 - Lisa Orth
11 - Object As Subject w/ ISQ
DJ Sets by Terra Lopez
THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
Free Show | 21+
The Satellite & Bitchwave Present
OBJECT AS SUBJECT is an LA-based art punk band led by classical violinist turned punk singer, Paris Hurley (composition, vox, drums, dance // Kultur Shock). This feminist battle cry is a call to action fueled by raw wailing vocals, a barrage of floor toms, gritty bass riffs, and exacting choreography that shifts from explicit gestural iterations to relentless phrases of wild abandon, featuring Emilia "Pony Sweat" Richeson (dance, drums, vox), Gina Young (bass, vox // SORORITY), Patty Schemel (drums // Hole), and Megan Fowler-Hurst (dance, drums, vox // Tales Between Our Legs). An irreverent choreographic and sonic ritual, their work is feral and unashamed, spilling from the stage with calculated bursts of irreligious rites. Their debut album, PERMISSION, is a ceremonial destruction of the myth that women exist in a scarcity-driven hierarchy and must make themselves small for the comfort of others; seen but not heard, useful without agency. Laced with hypnotic drones and lyrics tackling the catcalls of construction workers, the degradation of pussy, and the patriarchal pyramid scheme of catholicism that turns the sexuality of women into a sin, OAS weaves a punk incantation inviting audiences to turn inward, face yourself, free yourself, save yourself, revel in your joy, feel your sorrow, sweat out your fears, and scream your anger.
PostMan is the latest project from Laurel Butler (Lady Stardust/Cassandra/Sharon Is Karen). Inspired by divination practice, PostMan’s upcoming EP For The Time Being lays her signature vocals - from throaty ethereal to glam-rock belt - in a landscape of nuanced electronic arrangements that weave an image-rich story of liberation. PostMan’s live stage show is a one-woman delve into the caverns of mystic speculation, and a dynamic amalgam of piano, loop-pedal, electronic triggers and an intensely choreographic channeling of energies through movement.
The Isaura String Quartet is a LA-based ensemble dedicated to the promotion of contemporary chamber music through live performance, workshops, and collaborative projects with composers and interdisciplinary artists. ISQ has worked with composers including David T. Little, Anne LeBaron, Gloria Coates, Ulrich Krieger, Julia Wolfe, Sean Griffin, and Charles Gaines. Recent projects include John Kennedy's chamber cantata One Body at Boston Court; Machines and Strings, a 2-part concert series curated by ISQ for CalArts and REDCAT; a workshop performance of Artaud in the Black Lodge with Beth Morrison Productions at REDCAT's NOW Festival; the world premiere of Gloria Coates' chamber opera Stolen Identity; a concert of microtonal string quartets for MicroFest LA; and Love, Honor, Obey with Timur and Margaret Cho. ISQ is featured on Refractions, Daniel Corral’s concert-length work for string quartet, processed music box, and guitar, released in 2017 on Populist Records. They have also performed and recorded with artists such as Baths, Emily Wells, and Jherek Bischoff. ISQ is violinists Emily Call and Madeline Falcone, violist Jonathan Morgan, and cellist Betsy Rettig.
MISSION: THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE LOVED was initially created for the LGBTQ community as a means of promoting themes of universal love and acceptance for LGBTQ people and as a tool to reduce suicides in the community. TO BE LOVED easily translates to wider audiences and can be adapted to create an atmosphere of love, support and safety for all who experience it. VISION FORWARD: TIWIFL is a platform designed to share the experiences of various marginalized/ oppressed communities via auditory experiences created from real stories and data collected directly from individuals who experience oppression as part of their day-to-day existence. We are committed to partnering with organizations and communities who can support and benefit from the TIWIFL experience.