[Jan 25] Husbands & Extreme Animals

Jimmy Joe Roche and Tom Borax (aka HUSBANDS) will be performing a live video and audio set. David Wightman and Jacob Ciocci (aka EXTREME ANIMALS) are using Youtube clips of amateur drummers to create a virtual “drummer”.

Husbands: Jimmy Joe Roche + Tom Borax

Extreme Animals: David Wightman + Jacob Ciocci

Friday, January 25, 6pm
Admission: FREE

Location:
Harvestworks
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker

Set 1: Husbands

Jimmy Joe Roche is an American Visual Artist residing in Baltimore, MD. Roche is a member of the arts collective Wham City. His videos have screened internationally in venues including the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Incubate Arts festival in Holland and Rojo@Nova 2010 in Brazil.

Tom Borax is a baltimore-based multi-media artist and instrumentalist.  He uses a modular synthesizer to create small electronic ecosystems to react and play in.  His work deals with extreme dynamics, frantic rhythms, and dissonant combinations of mathematical and animalistic/intuitive language.

Set 2: Extreme Animals

David Wightman and Jacob Ciocci have been collaborating under the moniker “Extreme Animals” for over 10 years. For their Harvestworks project they are using Youtube clips of amateur drummers to create a virtual “drummer”. Using a MAX/MSP patch developed by Matthew Ostrowski, the duo is now a trio. A mashup of dozens of YouTube drummers follow along to David and Jacob’s music, which in this case is an interpretation of Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet. Their overly dramatic rendition of this romantic-era composition, when combined with David and Jacob’s interactive video drummers, deals with the notion of the soloist as separate from the ensemble, and the individual as separate from the collective. The piece also explores the classical music technique of “rubato” (exaggerated, fluid, dynamic tempos) as applied to a MAX/MSP patch.

Biographical Information

Jimmy Joe Roche

Jimmy Joe Roche

Jimmy Joe Roche is an American Visual Artist residing in Baltimore, MD. Roche is a member of the arts collective Wham City. His videos have screened internationally in venues including the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Incubate Arts festival in Holland and Rojo@Nova 2010 in Brazil. In 2008 Roche had his first solo exhibition at Rare Gallery in New York, 2010 marked his second solo exhibition in Colorado at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and in January 2011, he opened his third solo exhibition, Under Pressure, at Rare Gallery. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Beautiful Decay, The New Museum’s “Younger Than Jesus” Artist Directory, “100” a new book by Francesca Gavin published in 2011, and a feature article in the November 2011 issue of the Spanish Art Magazine BELIO. Roche is a recipient of the 2012 new work residency at \\ Harvestworks // in NYC and is preparing for a two man show with fellow artist Nathaniel Mellor at the Baltimore Museum of Art in the Summer of 2013.

Tom Borax

Tom Borax

Tom Borax is a baltimore-based multi-media artist and instrumentalist. He uses a modular synthesizer to create small electronic ecosystems to react and play in. His work deals with extreme dynamics, frantic rhythms, and dissonant combinations of mathematical and animalistic/intuitive language. He has been active in improvised and experimental music and helped found the High Zero Festival in 1999. He has performed and show his works throughout North America and Europe. He has played in the uncategorizable groups Leprechaun Catering and Snacks for over a decade.

Extreme Animals is Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman.

David Wightman & Jacob Ciocci

David Wightman & Jacob Ciocci

Over the past 10 years this prolific duo has released countless CD-Rs, tapes and videos and gone on self-booked DIY tours at least once a year, influencing a wide array of younger musicians, artists and video-makers with their unique combination of noise, dance music, and performance art.

The project began (as early as 2002) as an approach to 90s trance anthems interpreted through the lens of damaged noise music, with David on spastic drums and Jacob on junk electronics and distorted vocals.Their live show and sound has now evolved and consists of elaborate videos, guitar, and incorporates a range of sonic references from baroque music to booty bass to mash-ups and metal guitar shredding, while still maintaining the rawkus emotional immediacy that has been their hallmark for the past 8 years. Their videos (directed by Jacob Ciocci, Paper Rad founding member) have been imitated the world over, combining hyper remixes of popular culture with original animation into a bewildering maelstrom of contemporary American pathos.

 

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