Monday, August 12, 2013

UNICORN HARD - ON @ VIA PGH

I will be performing at VIA on October 2nd in Pittsburgh, PA. Check out THIS LINK for more info.
 THE WEBSITE BACKGROUND PHOTO IS OF ME! Crazy awesome. SO EXCITED FOR THIS.


Pittsburgh, PA – The VIA Festival returns for a fourth year, carving out new sonic and visual journeys October 1-6 in various locations around Pittsburgh, PA.
A consistently top-ranked festival by Resident Advisor, VIA has become known for its unique pairings of musicians with new media artists from around the world for one-of-a-kind multisensory experiences and “expanding what it means to be a festival in the 21st Century” – Dummy Magazine. Passes go on sale in July, with more artists, events, partners, and locations to be announced.
VIA 2013 kicks off Tuesday October 1 at the Andy Warhol Museum with Julianna Barwick whose lush, loop-based ambient folk has entranced audiences around the world, most recently at London’s Meltdown Festival. With support from local dream-pop outfit Sleep Experiments, this showcase is co-presented by the Warhol Sound Series.
Wednesday Oct 2 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, local solo-project Dream Weapon will induce an altered state of consciousness in preparation for Raime’s much-hyped a/v performance featuring a subpack system that will have audiences rumbling in their seats.
Following at Brillobox, Tennesee’s Container, Brooklyn’s Unicorn Hard-On (aka Val Martino), the trio Forma, and Aaron Dilloway (Wolf Eyes founding member) bring their unique take on the american technoise movement: from experimental, minimalist compositions and hypnotic drones, to futuristic visions twisting 70’s-80’s analog synthesis into something “massive, thunderous and out there…remarkably social and engaging…a brain-zap array of neon deliciousness”.
Thursday October 3 takes a wide-lens approach to modern club music. After performances at last year’s Decibel Festival and SXSW, Portland’s breakout vocalist-producer Natasha Kmeto, along with Cleveland bass-artist Jason Burns, whose anthem “Back To You” was an XLR8R magazine top 100 download of 2011, will prime the dance floor for techno’s “freak machine” Jimmy Edgar and the prolific, rule-breaking producer and Werkdiscs co-founder, Actress.
Chance-takers in their own right, KiNK and Lapalux hint at a weekend of danceable vibes with a blend of boundary-pushing house and hip-hop, but VIA has some surprises up its sleeves: a collaboration with the 2013 Carnegie International (the second-oldest exhibition of contemporary art from around the world), numerous visual artist projects, and more to be announced through September.

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