[May 13] CTW Performance: Plan 23

Emerged out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Plan 23 creates site-specific, extended, immersive, audio-visual experiences that bend one’s perception of time and space. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient soundscapes via subliminal pulses to electronic sounds the group delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces; combining live music, lasers and live visuals into an engaging sensory journey – redefining psychedelic sound for the 21st century.

Emerged out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Plan 23 is:

DOK GREGORY [Amoeba Technology, ZGT, Silence Corporation, Psychic TV, Trance Pop Loops, Ransom Corps]
KARL SCHOLZ [ATTN:, Greything, Rubalad]
JEREMY D. SLATER aka “( )” [ROTC, Frogwell, tu, EMP, Sonic Front]
WvS [Ab Uno Pluribus, Data Nerds]

Saturday, May 13 2017,   Doors open @ 7 pm

Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door / $25 two-night tickets available

The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth NY 11378


DOK GREGORY – Dok has been composing, performing and recording experimental electronic music since 1983. He is a member of seminal NYC based audio/visual group Amoeba Technology since 1997. He has toured and performed in festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and South America and has had recorded works released in most of the same. Dok’s audio-visual works have been featured in programs at the Forum Des Images in Paris, Basel Art Fair in Switzerland, The Kitchen and Lincoln Center in NYC, to name but a few. In 2007 he began work on the ISRS system (a shortwave radio synthesizer) and continues to research, development and deployment the technology. Dok has also toured and collaborated extensively as a member of Silence Corporation, Psychic TV, Trance Pop Loops and the Ransom Corps.

PETER PRINCIPLE – Best known for his 30+ year association with the pan-national multi-disciplined performance music group Tuxedomoon (extensively described in the 2008 book “Music For Vagabonds” by Isabelle Corbisier), he has composed, played on, recorded or produced 100s of published works within a wide spectrum of alternative music fields. This work has been featured in productions by Maurice Bejart and films by Wim Wenders, and resulted in his appearing with Jean Michel Basquiat in the Andy Warhol produced film “Downtown 81”. Besides a number of critically acclaimed solo albums, he has co-produced art videos widely presented notably at The Kitchen New York and the Rijksarchive in Amsterdam. He has performed in venues across the spectrum from the Pompidou Centre in Paris to the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn.

KARL SCHOLZ is a New York City based multidisciplinary artist making software, audio/visual installations, movement, music, and fiber arts. Scholz has shown and contributed to work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, AUNTS, Flux Factory, Danspace Project, and many more.

JEREMY D. SLATER – a multidisciplinary artist working in the areas of sound, video, computer art, performance, and installation. Born in Reading, England and a graduate of both SUNY College at Buffalo and School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Computer Art. Performances include sound and live performed video that is ambient and sometimes interactive/reactive. Video work includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. He performs as “( )” and is a member of ROTC (Rubaiyats of the Cicadas), Frogwell, tu, EMP. He is currently curator of “sonic front” at Front Room Gallery, a series exploring electroacoustic improvisation, electronic music, and sound art. He’s curated numerous performance events and gallery shows in New York including “A Sound Show” at Front Room Gallery, the sound/video performance series “kere.u” and “FLOW”, “Sun Khronos” at Millennium Film Workshop, and “Video as an Instrument” at The Tank and Supreme Trading Gallery. Jeremy Slater was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has attended the Experimental Television Residency, was guest musician at Watermill Center and HERE with Cave/Leimay, and was artist in residence at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea. He has exhibited and performed in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, South Korea, and Japan.

WvS studied computer music, classical composition and music theory in Europe with Wolfgang Rihm, Mathias Spahlinger and in the US with John Cage. He attended the ‘Darmstadt Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik’ and many European Computer Music conferences, lectured at IDEA, was Artist in Residence at Harvestworks/PASS (NYC), exhibited in Spain at the Barcelona Museum of Modern Art, performed in New York City with sound-installations, solo and in collaboration with Richard Garet and others at Spectrum, Roulette, Sonic Front, Trans Pecos, Silent Barn, Palisades, Figment Festival, Governors Island Art Fair, Diapason, SHARE, BPM, Grace Exhibition Space, GrayZone Kingston, Goodbye Blue Monday, Flux Factory, Warper Party, the Knitting Factory, MonkeyTown ({R}AKE + FLOW), Generator Sound Gallery amongst other places, and managed Knitting Factory Records for many years. Having previously composed music for orchestras, chamber ensembles & solo instruments and conceptualized + realized computer controlled interactive performances, WvS currently focuses on performances and sound-installations of entirely computer-generated sound structures without the use of electro-acoustic samples or ‘field recordings’.

Plan 23 frequently collaborates with the following video artists:

CHRIS JORDAN (Live Visuals) explores the medium of light, movement, and time through the use of technology. His installations have appeared at the MoMA, The New Museum, The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Natural History, The Chelsea Museum, Times Square, among others. The common elements that define Jordan’s work include explorations into memory, photography, film, interactivity, and projections. By examining the political and social implications technology has on us through a diversity of media, his work challenges the viewer to redefine perceptions of audience and performer. Jordan co-curated the Figment Sculpture Park on Governors Island in 2012 and 2013; a 4 month interactive sculpture park, visited by over 100,000 people each year.

ZARAH CABANAS (aka Lady Firefly, Live Visuals) is a musician, video artist, and Co-Founder of Space Acres Studios, a creative space and music/video studio in the Catskill mountains of New York. Zarah’s work explores the space where dreams and waking life collide. Currently, Zarah is working on two original music projects with partner in crime Matt Werden — Sinister and Smiley and Firefly Moon. She collaborates with artists from all walks of life, recently working with Dave Chappelle, Mos Def, The Roots, Erykah Badu, and Blue Man Group. Her video artworks have been presented throughout New York including Lincoln Center and is a former Artist-in-Residence at The Experimental Television Center, and published on the EyeWash 3 DVD, Zarah has also traveled throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia to present her video art at festivals, underground events and in unique collaborations. Zarah is a Film/TV alumni of New York University: Tisch School of the Arts. She is also member of the data-visualization collective The Office for Creative Research. She was born in Manila Philippines and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.

SOFY YUDITSKAYA (Live Visuals & Lasers) (@horusVacui) is a media artist and educator working with video, interactivity, projections, code, paper, and salvaged material. Her work focuses on techno-occult rituals, street performance, and participatory art. Sofy’s performances enact and reframe hegemonies, she works with materials that exemplify our deep entanglement with petro-culture and technology’s affect on consciousness. She has worked on projects at Eyebeam, 3LD, the Rubin Museum, the Netherlands Institute voor Media Kunst, ARS Electronica, Games for Learning Institute, The Guggenheim (NYC) and has taught workshops at GAFFTA, and MoMA. She is a member of the Fast Food Video collective and the organizer of the NYC Patching Circles.



COLLABORATORS: Chris Jordan, Zarah Cabanas, Sofy Yuditskaya – live visuals

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