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QUEERING . SOUND

the annual staging of alternative performance . sound + digital arts . and spoken word . focusing on lesbian . gay . bisexual . post-gender-identified . supportive allies + queer artisans
presented by DC Sonic Circuits . JS Adams [curator]

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2016 . OBJECT // LE DÉJEUNER EN FOURRURE

Contact [Toronto ONT Canada : modern classical ensemble + visuals] . BLK w/BEAR [text : Mina Loy . Emmy Hennings . Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven] . Tower Folly [Christine Paluch + CK Barlow : electronics + sampler] . Arthur Loves Plastic [electronica + visuals]. Joe Belknap Wall [storytelling + sounds] . Bryin Dall [digital contributor] . Marcus Webb [digital contributor]

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center . Silver Spring MD USA
Saturday 04 June 2016

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2015 . INTONARUMORIA [ press release + artist bios ]

FLAMERS [live performance] . Arthur Loves Plastic [live performance + visuals] . Marcus Webb [live performance] . BLK w/BEAR [live performance + video mix] . Raf and O [digital contributor] . Praxis Cat [live performance] . Nowherians [digital contributor] . Gurun Gurun ft. Cuushe [digital contributor] + Cristina Maldonado [digital contributor] . NG [digital contributor] . Roshi feat. Pars Radio [digital contributor]
We regret that The School of New York had to cancel their performance

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center . Silver Spring MD USA
Saturday 06 June 2015

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2014 . Whitman Unwound [advance étude for new collaborations + modular ensembles]

[ press release + artist bios ]

Arthur Loves Plastic [live performance + visuals] . BLK w/BEAR [live performance + video mix] . Niki Herd [spoken word] . PD Sexton [digitial contributor] . A.R.C. Soundtracks [digitial contributors] . Guillermo Pizarro [digital contributor] . P.J Philipson [digital contributor] . littlebytes [new collaboration : live performance] . One Chord Ponies [new collaboration : live + digital performance] . Dan Vera [spoken word]

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center . Silver Spring MD USA
Saturday 31 May 2014

2014 . Escalators Become Stairs [site-specific sound action]

TBA . Washington DC USA
Saturday 24 May 2014

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2013 . Fin de Siécle [ press release + artist bios ]

Arthur Loves Plastic [live performance] . BLK w/BEAR [live performance + video mix] . Joseph Ross [spoken word] . Nick Lopata + Elite Barbarian [digitial contributors] . Lowered [digitial contributors] . Nowherians [digital contributor] . O.F.F. Studio Torino + Almagest! [digital contributors] . Dì Tuī Piàn Duàn [live performance + visuals] . Dan Vera [spoken word]

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center . Silver Spring MD USA
Saturday 01 June 2013

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2012 . Red-Rag + Pink-Flag [ press release + artist bios ]

Pinkcourtesyphone [live performance] . BLK w/ BEAR [live performance + video mix] . Arthur Loves Plastic [live performance] . Mary Coble [digital contributor] . Nowhereians [digital contributor] . Bryin Dall [live soundtrack performance] . Teho Teardo [digital contributor] . Dan Vera [words] . Michelle Webb [live performance] . Kathi Wolfe [words] . Nick Lopata [digital contributor]

Atlas Performing Arts Center . Washington DC USA
Saturday 02 June 2012

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2011 . No More Songs [ press release ]

Noveller [live performance] . BLK w/ BEAR [live performance + video mix] . Arthur Loves Plastic [live performance] . Mark Beazley [live performance] . U.S. Girls [live performance] . Stephen Spera [digital contributor - audio] . Oliver Bendorf [words] . Danielle Evennou [words] . Joseph Ross [words] . Dan Vera [words] . Rome Pays Off [digital contributors - video] . Nick Lopata [digital contributor - video]

Artisphere Dome Theatre . Arlington VA USA
Saturday 11 June 2011

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2010 . S T R I N G _ T H E O R Y [ press release + bios ]

BLK w/ BEAR [caustic drone_broadcast bleed] + VJ Poppins [live video mix] . Arthur Loves Plastic [electronica] . Danielle Evennou [words] . Richard Chartier [eletronics] . A.B. Miner [visuals] . Soft Pieces + The Human Crochet Project [electronics_performance] . Insect Factory [guitar drone] . Nicholas Szczepanik [electronics] . Michelle Webb [roots music_nu-jazz] . Nick Lopata [video] . Dan Vera [words] . VLT_BLK [turntable deconstruction]

Pyramid Atlantic . Silver Spring MD USA
Saturday 05 June 2010

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2009 . Q U I X [ press release ]

BLK w/ BEAR [caustic drone_broadcast bleed_warm ambient tones] . Arthur Loves Plastic [electronica] . Regie Cabico [words] . Dead Violets [experimental_electronics_words] . Danielle Evennou [words] . Elite Barbarian _ UK [experimental_electronics_digital contributor] . Grapefruit Experiment _ Charlottesville VA [experimental_post punk] . Eryca Kasse [words] . Nick Lopata [video] . VJ Poppins [live video mix] . Dan Vera [words] . The Window Shoppers _ Baltimore MD [pop punk_new wave]

Pyramid Atlantic . Silver Spring MD USA
Saturday 06 + Sunday 07 June 2009

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2008 . pix el a tion [ press release : post-event coverage ]

...we are all part of the pixel nation

BLK w/ BEAR [loops + turntables + prepared vinyl] . Arthur Loves Plastic [audio/video] . VJ Poppins [live video mix] . *V*I*R*G*O* + Charles Cohen [audio] . Building Castles Out of Matchsticks : Anne Sulikowski [audio/video] . Nick Lopata [video] . Doug Poplin [cello + effects] . PD Sexton [bass + laptop + effects] . RH Bear [bass + effects] . Mansard [audio] . Long Division with Remainders [audio] . Helen Watson [audio] . Douglas Graves [audio] . Fabiano Kueva [audio] . Joseph Dress [tech] . John Price [tech] . Toshio Mana [tech]

Warehouse . Washington DC USA
Saturday 07 June 2008

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2007 . dis lo ca tion : subverting contextual analysis [ press release : post-event coverage ]

...the room used to be full of words

BLK w/ BEAR [loops + turntables] . Northern Machine [audio] . Arthur Loves Plastic [audio/video] . VJ Poppins [live video mix] . Doug Poplin [cello + effects] . Ultra-red [audio] . PD Sexton [bass + laptop] . Minibloc + Lamathilde [audio/video] . Dan Vera [words] . Nick Lopata + Morel [audio/video] . Marc Manning [audio] . Fabiano Kueva + Maria Teresa Ponce [audio/video] . The Shakey Orchestra [audio] . Joseph Dress [tech] . Melissa Mullins [video tech]

Warehouse Next Door . Washington DC USA
Saturday 02 June 2007

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2006 . echo + decay [ press release : post-event coverage ]

dropping a rose petal down the grand canyon and waiting for the echo

Arthur Loves Plastic [audio] . BLK w/ BEAR [loops + turntables] . Doug Poplin [cello + effects] . DC Radical Faeries [drum corps] . R H Bear : BILE [electric bass + effects] . Dan Vera [words] . Everything is Fine [audio] . Heavy Lids [audio] . Marc Manning [visuals] . Nowhereians [audio] . FEEDBACKACKACK! [audio] . Douglas Graves [audio] . Nick Lopata [video] . Ginger Richards : Federal City Five + The Hall Monitors [banjo] . Tim Sheetz : J-Lo-Fi [audio] . Ethan Shoshan [video] . QIER : Queer Institute of Ersatz Research [audio + video] . J R Logan [words] . Joseph Dress [tech]

Warehouse Next Door . Washington DC USA
Saturday 10 June 2006

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2005 . animus_anima [ press release ]

the political animal in an orwellian age of cultural insemination

Arthur Loves Plastic [audio] . Monica Hand [words] . Justin Watson [video] . BLK w/ BEAR [audio] . Doug Poplin [cello] . R H Bear [electric bass] . The Caution Curves [audio] . Victor Martinez [video.audio] . Dan Vera [words] . Charles Cohen [audio] . Karen Taggart [words] . Tone Ghosting [audio] . Peter Somers [video] . Al Miner + Courtenay Singer [video] . Animals with Machinery [audio] . PHAG OFF : Warbear + Nikky + Infidel [audio.video] . *V*I*R*G*O* [audio] . Casey Danielson [audio] . J R Logan [words] . Ruth Trevarrow [visuals] . Joseph Dress [tech]

Warehouse Next Door . Washington DC USA
Saturday 04 June 2005

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2004 . fahrenheit [ press release ]

the precarious analysis of self censorship and cultural immolation

Arthur Loves Plastic [audio] . BLK w/ BEAR [audio.visuals] . Doug Poplin [cello] . R H BEAR [electric bass] . Reality Engine [audio] . Monica Hand [words] . Dan Vera [words] . J R Logan [words] . Blue Grey [audio.words] . The Ego<is>Him Project [audio.words] . Stacie Marinelli [words] . Triangle Artists Group [visuals] . Joseph Dress [tech]

District of Columbia Arts Center . Washington DC USA
Saturday 05 June . Sunday 06 June 2004

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2003 . re:united [ press release ]

the recontextualization of social associations and community identifiers based upon Throbbing Gristle United and Peaches & Herb Reunited

BLK w/ BEAR [turntables.loops.visuals] . Eryca Kasse [words] . Monica A Hand [words] . Doug Poplin [cello] . Peter Moffett [percussion] . Ruth Trevarrow [visuals] . Allison B Miner [visuals] . Ira Tattelman [visuals] . Bearzbub [plunderphonics] . John Nick Pull [new media] . Dan Vera [words] . Frederick Nunley [visuals] . Joseph Dress [tech] . Sign Language Associates [ASL interpreters]

District of Columbia Arts Center . Washington DC USA
Saturday 31 June . Sunday 01 June 2003

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2002 . keep us together . tear us apart

the real-time deconstruction and cultural realignment of personal romantic interaction and emotional blackmail utilizing Captain & Tennille Love Will Keep Us Together and Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart

Karen Taggert [narration] . BLK w/ BEAR [turntables.loops.visuals] . Dan Strange [loops] . Monica A Hand [words] . Jose Gutierrez [words] . Brian Gollum [tech] . Joseph Dress [tech]

District of Columbia Arts Center . Washington DC USA
Sunday 02 June 2002

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2001 . qu e er ing so u nd

queering [v tr] to put or get into an embarrassing or disadvantageous situation; to spoil or ruin the effect or success of // sound [n] mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium [as air] and is objective cause of hearing; recorded auditory material

LD Beghtol [ukelele.songs] . Michele Elliot [words] . Misti French [movement] . Craig L Gidney [words] . Karen Taggart [words] . Monica A Hand [words] . John Nick Pull [new media] . BLK w/ BEAR [turntables.visuals] . Dan Strange [loops]

District of Columbia Arts Center . Washington DC USA
Sunday 10 June 2001

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1999 . deconstructing the bea[s]t

the deconstruction and subverting of queer dance culture utilizing Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive and Donna Summers Last Dance 12-inch vinyl records through an introspection of urethral sounds play and fetishism

BLK w/ BEAR [turntables.visuals] . Dan Strange [loops]

District of Columbia Arts Center . Washington DC USA
Sunday 27 June 1999

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