August 2-4, 2007
NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2007
The 4th annual NOW Festival encourages risk and invention to foster new and hybrid performance works. Artists from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Tijuana approach the stage with investigative vision and an interdisciplinary spirit, bending traditions to generate inspiring new experimental dance, theater and music.
Hans Fjellestad: SLIMSPOR
Performing on a custom array of analog synthesizers and vacuum-tube processors, Fjellestad generates a dark, lush sonic environment of improvised music that is both firmly ensconced in L.A.'s noise scene, yet veers toward 1970s Krautrock, Japanoise assaults, Sun Ra synth bursts and Heavy Metal flourishes.
"A truly daring and sonically dangerous artiste." International DJ Magazine
Shinichi Iova-Koga: Milk Traces
As founder for the collaborative company inkBoat, based in San Francisco and Berlin, Iova-Koga has forged new territory in the world of post-butoh performance. For this new solo he combines Eastern European theater traditions with the impulses of butoh and exquisite stagecraft to create an exploration of birth and its attendant periods of isolation, incubation and longing.
"Shinichi Iova-Koga is a third-generation butoh artist whose psychological insights reach right into the deepest, scariest parts of your brain." San Francisco Chronicle
Kelly Marie Martin and David Jones: Contraption Spell
Known to fans as Kelly and David, these interdisciplinary artists fuse music-theater, performance art and "baroque blues" with scenic design that is artfully artificial and wistfully hand-made. This modern American folk opera weaves soaring harmonies, frenzied movement and melancholy song into a wry tale of cursed nomads in search of the source of their possession.
"These two have learned the devilishly subtle art of listening to each other … well-wrought folk music is still standing thanks to Kelly and David." Performer Magazine
Official Website: http://redcat.org/season/0607/the/now3.php
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