Friday, December 11th
Saturn Never Sleeps – a new monthly at the Knitting Factory
w/ Ras G, Afta 1, Sarah White, Rico, Stef Eye, Rucyl, King Britt, Damon Bennett
:: Built By MeanRed
Saturn Never Sleeps is a special night of sonic innovation, curated by producer/dj King Britt and multimedia artist, Rucyl. Started in July 2009 in Philadelphia as part of an exhibit and dedication to the music of Sun RA, Saturn Never Sleeps has gone on to be a monthly boundary pushing ‘creative process’ in Philadelphia. We are now proud to present our concept here in NYC at The Knitting Factory.
Rucyl explains, “The term Saturn Never Sleeps came from Sun Ra’s love for interstellar universal concepts, and his special connection to the planet Saturn. The monthly event will feature ground-breaking artists, both below and above the radar, as we invite them to perform in an improvised setting which may be different from their usual performance setups as djs, visualists, singers or musicians. Future shows will feature Zap Mama, Anti-Pop Consortium, Imani IZuri, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Bora Yoon, Ursula Rucker, Josaj Thing and more. The event will feature our musical tastes ranging from soul, hip hop, jazz and modern electronic – a mash up to introduce audiences to the beauty of the process of creating live compositions with no rehearsals. We want to curate artists as living, breathing installations to be enjoyed and understood. Each month the ensemble will change, with King on live electronics and edits, and myself on vocal sampling and processing.
The site saturnneversleeps.com is morphing into a sub-label of fivesixmedia.com so we can release music that is experimental in nature, to create a new outlet for our more non-mainstream sounds, including podcasts and EPs from our extra creative acquaintances, just for the love of the sound electric.”
On December 11, 2009, Saturn Never Sleeps comes to Brooklyn. Local curator / underground music presenter MeanRed Productions, will join the Saturn Never Sleeps journey, and help bring this sonic tapestry to a larger audience. Artists featured will be soul searcher Ras G, sonic seducer Afta 1, Brooklyn vocalist Sarah White, percussionist Rico, texturalist Stef Eye, jazz keybaordist Damon Bennet, sound assassin King Britt and cosmic siren Rucyl. Visuals, which is one of the most important elements of our shows, will be presented this month by Create Digital Media founder Peter Kim.
After every performance, we will continue with an amazing dj set til close.
:: Visuals by Peter Kirn (Create Digital Media)
Knitting Factory Brooklyn (361 Metropolitan Ave)
Doors 11pm, 21+
$15 / $20