Sunday 15 September 2019, 7.30pm
Hotel Neon is the Philadelphia-based trio of Michael Tasselmyer, Andrew Tasselmyer, and Steven Kemner. Together they create atmospheric washes of guitar and electronics paired with meticulously designed visual projections, combining in an immersive audio/visual experience. Since forming in early 2013, the group has released 5 full-length albums, including their newest LP "Vanishing Forms" released in April 2019. Hotel Neon has toured and collaborated with the likes of Benoit Pioulard, Loscil, The Sight Below, and Marcus Fischer, filling a variety of performance spaces from galleries to cathedrals with their densely layered walls of sound.
Marcus Fischer is a first generation American musician + interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. His work typically centers around memory, geography + the manipulation of physical audio recording mediums. Slowly unfolding melodies and warm tape saturated drones have become a trademark of his recordings + live performances alike. These sounds have found their way into multimedia installations, short films, and even into the award winning public radio program Radiolab. Fischer has released a number of recordings on the widely respected 12k label including his photographic + sonic collaborations with label founder Taylor Deupree. In 2017 Marcus Fischer was an artist in residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Rauschenberg Residency where he completed "Loss", his most recent solo album (released September, 2017). Two of his sound works will be on view the 2019 Whitney Biennial from May 17th-Sept 22nd. Fischer performs solo, in collaborations, and as a member of unrecognizable now and wild card.
Kate Carr has been investigating the intersections between sound, place, and emotionality both as an artist and a curator since 2010. During this time she has ventured from tiny fishing villages in northern Iceland, to the flooded banks of the Seine in a nuclear power plant town, recorded wildlife in South Africa, and in the wetlands of southern Mexico. Carr works with field recordings, instruments, objects and happenstance, and runs the label Flaming Pines. She releases via the labels Helen Scarsdale, Glistening Examples and Rivertones, and has played widely in the UK and Europe.