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Featuring the crystalline vocals of Eisley’s Stacy King, Sucré write the kind of dreamlike pop songs that get lodged into your head before the very first chorus even kicks in.
Rounded out by Stacy’s husband, Darren King of Mute Math, on drums, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Larson, the trio’s debut album, A Minor Bird, is at times a whisper of mist, at
others a tumultuous ocean, weaving across infinite landscapes of strings, horns, and percussion flawlessly on each of the album’s 11 tracks.
Featuring the irresistible lead single “When We Were Young,” and orchestral delights “Hiding Out” and “Troubled Waters,” A Minor Bird will surely appeal to fans of forward-thinking pop. “Incredible music…Stacy’s honeyed vocals are tough to ignore,” gushed MTV.com about the album. Spinner calls it “pop music of the highest order.”
“Vintage effects, aural soundscapes, looped melodies and a ravishing voice all contribute to Lily Taylor’s dynamic solo performances. Taylor was recently showcased in the 35Denton Music Festival in both 2012 and 2013, and The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA.
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The DFW art community is growing fast. Large scale development of Arts Districts in both Dallas and Ft. Worth, music festivals, gallery openings every Friday, video festivals, the Mayor of Dallas just declared an Art Week, etc… It is important to keep emerging artists in the conversation as the arts community develops. It is also important to showcase line-ups that would never be seen at commercial venues. The International Home Theater Festival provides the perfect platform to do just that. Throwing a show in your home allows for a mix of talents that audiences and gallery-goers will not be able to experience all together, anywhere else in the DFW Metroemess. We are the scene; let’s develop this together.
Martin Back is an artist, composer, musician and performer. His work has been exhibited internationally at galleries, festivals, and performance venues, such as Synthetic Zero, NYC; Anti-Matter Underground Film Festival, Victoria, Canada; High Mayhem; New Mexico, USA; and Noisefloor, Staffordshire, UK. He received a B.A. in Moving Image Arts in 2004 from the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where is his mentors included media theorist and historian Gene Youngblood and media artist David Stout. He was assistant to pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka from 2002 to 2007. He was Director of Digital Media Arts from 2008 to 2009 at the Center for Contemporary Arts, also in Santa Fe, NM. He studied composition and sound art privately with composer David Dunn from 2008 to 2010. He is currently pursuing studies toward an MFA in New Media Art in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
Juicy The Emissary
Dissatisfied with the current nomenclature of his craft, Juicy the Emissary dubs himself an aural architect, building sound structures that most commonly instill a spirit of exploration in the listener: “sonically leading through dimly lit tunnels and entering spacious chambers guarded by pointy, mysteriously shimmering crystals.” - Matt Jost, rapreviews.com
While his portfolio as a producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist includes hip hop, jazz, classical, country, latin, rock, funk, r&b, barbershop, and modern dance, Juicy the Emissary’s electronic music uses old, organic sounds in modern, synthetic ways. His compositions have been featured in competitions and festivals from New York City to Kingston, Jamaica and his performances have been featured at events and showcases with artists like Jonwayne, B Lewis, and Eliot Lipp. http://vimeo.com/12705695
Epic experimental soundscapes of Noise made by classical instrumentation, home made electronics, looping pedals, vocals, and effects. The project formed by Darcy Neal and Lily Taylor, out of a desire to integrate interests and genres- of all kinds. Costumes, projections, rituals, unexpected gadgets and acoustic instrumentation add to the performance; you never know what to expect, so come prepared with ear plugs.
Odd Partials is a clarinet/electronics duo specializing in interactive music and live improvisation.
Formed in 2011 by clarinetist Rachel Yoder and computer musician Greg Dixon, Odd Partials performs precomposed interactive compositions by a variety of composers, as well as live improvisations. Odd Partials performed and gave clinics as guest artists at the University of Wyoming’s New Frontiers festival in September 2012. The duo has also performed at the 2013 Society for Electroacoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS) conference in St. Paul, MN, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton, TX; the Spectrum concert series at the University of North Texas, at UNT on the Square, and at a random house party in the mountains of Colorado.
Sean Miller is an artist who works with sound, video, sculpture and space. He graduated from the College of Santa Fe with a Bachelors Degree in Inter-Media Arts. His recent work explores interdependent relationships between the mind and body. He is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in New Media at the University of North
Nevada Hill is a internationally known artist/illustrator/screen printer that lives and works in Denton, Tx. He has recently acquired the position of Creative Designer/ Production Manager of Good Records Recordings. He has been commissioned to do posters with AEG Live, AT&T Performing Art Center, Granada Theater, and Parade of Flesh. He also does design and illustration with such Bands/artists as: The Polyphonic Spree, Preteen Zenith, New Fumes, Josh Pearson, Terminator 2, and Dust Congress. http://www.nevadahill.com
Ceramic/ Pottery Installation by
Lindsey Bass is a ceramicist/ potter based in Denton, TX. Her work centers around traditional wheel-thrown pottery, and techniques that focus on craftsmanship of functional pieces meant for everyday use like family meals. Bass allows the glazing process to reflect aesthetics of the ever-changing Texas skies and terrain by layering matt, semi-matt, and gloss glazes, loosely dipped and poured to create abstract landscapes in each unique piece.
A student of acclaimed professors, Elmer Taylor and Jerry Austin at The University of North Texas, Bass is currently a ceramic instructor at Denton State Supported Living Center and regularly shows her work.
Images from last year by Hillary Whitehead
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YBCA is hosting an incredible night of music, starting with a reception in the grand lobby and then moving to the main theater.
To purchase tickets to the main event, please follow this link: ybca.org/new-frequencies-women-strings-song
Lily Taylor will be performing at 7pm in the lobby with the amazing hair sculpture stylings of Lauren Camron Klein. No cover/ cash bar.
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Last year The International Home Theater Festival was presented in the LT Box Theater in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA. This is a fancy way to say, we threw a show in the garage. Luckily, the garage opened up to 22nd Street, so all we had to do was open the door to present our work to The City. It was a raging success, so much so, that we did it again a few months later just for kicks. Who doesn’t want to walk around their neighborhood and discover there is a live show happening? The show was just one of many that were part of The Festival. The San Francisco Bay Guardian explains,
In 2010, Bay Area performance artist and provocateur Philip Huang
bucked the notion of institutionalized artistic legitimacy and challenged his friends to stage performances in their own homes. “We can legitimize ourselves,” his manifesto promised, calling the welfare state of professional arts organizations a “crock of sh*t.” One year later, the all-volunteer, thoroughly-DIY Home Theatre Festival
spanned the globe, with scheduled performances on four continents. The premise is simple: without paying hundreds of dollars to a venue for overhead expenses, artists can charge $8 at the door and still walk away with some profit, while audiences get to experience an intimately staged performance without an institutional filter. Whether home theater can or should replace all professional art space is up for debate, but it’s nice to be reminded that ultimately the art, not the venue, matters most.
[note: We will not be charging $8, because this is Denton, not San Francisco, but we will be asking you to participate monetarily because art makes the world a better place, and that is something we can all stand behind]
This year, we bring the festival to a new venue, a new state, and present new work. The LT Box Theater is now an entire house known fondly as The Jackrabbit, where all the magic will go down for the Texas Underground. Showcasing a variety of Texas’ talented artists, the home theater opens at 8:30 and starts right at 9pm. If you’re late you have to wait. The audience will be led around the house for different performances, including an interactive music making session with composer Martin Back (no musical experience necessary, and participation is not mandatory); musical parlor performances, such as Johnathan Jackson and Andrew Miller, Lily Taylor and Darcy Neal, Martin Back, and Austin’s How I Quit Crack; and video projections by Sean Miller. Doesn’t that sound like a nice evening? Come alone or bring a friend.
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No wristbands. No badges. No RSVPS. All Ages. 4 Stages. FREE.
12:45 pm Sea of Bees +
1:45 Young Prisms +
2:45 The Darcys +
3:45 Chains of Love +
4:45 Bosco DelRey +
5:45 Chapter 24 +
6:45 Magnetix +
7:45 Mikal Cronin +
8:45 Bare Wires +
9:45 Football +
10:45 Blind Shake +
11:45 The Strange Boys +
12:45am Thee Oh Sees +
1:00pm Habibi +
2:00 Aaron Blount (Knife in the Water) +
3:00 Laura Gibson +
4:00 White Fence +
5:00 Grave Babies +
6:00 Dirty Ghosts +
7:00 K-Holes +
8:00 Kid Congo Powers +
9:00pm Sleepy Sun +
12:30pm Kishi Bashi (Of Montreal) +
1:30. Lily Taylor +
2:30 Carletta Sue Kay +
3:30 Blasted Canyons +
4:30 The Mallard +
5:30 The Ketamines +
6:30 Burnt Ones +
7:30 Xray Eyeballs +
8:30 Terrible Twos +
9:00 get tables/chairs for comedy show
Indoor Spider stage:
1:00pm Adam and the Amethysts+
2:00 Shimmering Stars +
3:00 Gardens +
4:00 Far Out Fangtooth +
5:00 Dead Ships +
6:00 Maus Haus +
7:00 Guatanamo Bay Watch +
8:00 Mean Jeans +
9:00 Carnivores +
10:00 Los Headaches +
11:00 Pets with Pets +
12:00 The Wrong Words +
1:00am Throwing Up +
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