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Saturday, June 11, 5pm
RAIN OR SHINE!

HOLDING SPACE 6/11

SculptureCenter

HOLDING SPACE 6/11 will take place, whatever the weather!

HOLDING SPACE, SculptureCenter's new three-part summer music series, will bring together artists and musicians from the cutting edge of music production for outdoor concerts organized by guest programmer Sam Hillmer.

HOLDING SPACE 6/11 will feature:
75 Dollar Bill
Daisy Press/Bernhard Lang
Diamond Terrifier/M.Beharie/VHVL/Don Devore
Dutch E Germ
(DJ Set)

Tickets to each performance are $10 each, including complimentary beverage. Lineups are subject to change.



In relation to SculptureCenter's mission and exhibition program, HOLDING SPACE treats the social as material. Music, performance practice, and the communities that surround these activities engender differing social spaces, all of which can be seen as kinds of material with different properties and attributes. Hillmer's curatorial strategy seeks to push these materials, and this metaphor, to their thresholds, setting social spaces against one another in particularly jagged juxtapositions.

This curated program features musicians, bands, DJs, and producers whose work builds on SculptureCenter's dedication to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture and interdisciplinary art, presenting exciting lineups of vanguard acts across musical genres. They will perform in SculptureCenter's courtyard.

Further events in the series:
HOLDING SPACE 6/18
HOLDING SPACE 6/25

Sam Hillmer (aka Diamond Terrifier) the co-founder and director of programming at the Queens-based outsider music venue Trans-Pecos and a veteran of New York's underground music scene, is a musician, artist, and curator living in Brooklyn, NY. He is the creator of the seminal Brooklyn noise band/chamber ensemble ZS; the You Are Here Festival (aka the maze), which he conceives and produces with his visual art duo Trouble; and Representing NYC, the youth hip hop moniker that has released records for The Fly Girlz and Nine 11 Thesaurus on True Panther Sounds and The Social Registry respectively. He has run weekly and monthly music parties across the city; and is a founding member of the ensemble, composers' group, and presenting organization Wet Ink. He performs extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

75 Dollar Bill
Rick Brown was born in San Francisco, CA and is a clerical worker at a law school in NYC. Che Chen was born in New Haven, CT and works for a cancer diagnostics company in Stonybrook, NY. They met via myspace and started playing together as 75 Dollar Bill approximately eight years later, in 2012. Brown plays percussion and homemade horns and Chen plays electric guitar. Quickly gaining a reputation in New York for their kinetic live shows, the duo's raw electric music is as informed by early American guitar boogie and the stringed instrument traditions of West Africa, India, and the Middle East as it is by the space chords of Sun Ra and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their home town. After a series of self-produced cassette/digital releases, their first "official" record, Wooden Bag, was released by Other Music Recording Company in January 2015. Their second album, WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC/PATTERN/RHYTHM/ROCK will be released on June 2, 2016 by Thin Wrist Recordings.

Daisy Press
Vocalist Daisy Press is a prominent interpreter of experimental classical repertoire. Her most recent solo appearance was at National Sawdust, delivering a series of Hildegard von Bingen's Ursula Songs in collaboration with composer/producer Nick Hallett. Press has performed as soloist in Bernhard Lang's Monadology XVIII 'Moving Architecture' in Vienna, alongside Ensemble Phace, and with Austrian choreographer Silke Grabinger. Notable solo appearances include Morton Feldman's Three Voices and Schoenberg's Herzgewächse at MoMA, Bernhard Lang's Differenz/Wiederholung 2 with the Argento Ensemble at LPR, and a longtime collaboration in the video opera Whispering Pines 10 with Hallett and visual artist Shana Moulton. Additional credits include performances of George Crumb and Steve Reich works with So Percussion, the New York premiere of Philippe Leroux's Voi(rex) at Miller Theater with IRCAM; Attila-Jozsef Fragments by Kurtag at Symphony Space, and Elliot Carter's Of Challenge and of Love. For several years Press served on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, where she received an MA. She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Oxford University, and in the past she studied voice with Trish McCaffrey and North Indian ragas with Michael Harrison.

Dutch E Germ
Dutch E Germ aka Timothy DeWit (b.1974) is a musician, composer and producer living in New York City. A founding member of Gang Gang Dance, DeWit, as a composer, has contributed original scores for films such as 12 O'Clock Boys, Banksy Does New York, and Anicka Yi's upcoming film The Flavor Genome. In fashion, DeWit has both written and performed music for Hood By Air and Celine runways. As a drummer, he can most recently be heard on Animal Collective member Deakin's solo album, Sleep Cycle. He is currently collaborating with NON Worldwide founder Chino Amobi's new album Paradiso for UNO NYC.


Thank you to Stella Artois for their in-kind contributions to HOLDING SPACE.

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