Press Play Fair
Where: Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, Brooklyn
718-596-3001 Price: Free with RSVP
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Pioneer Works is pleased to present the inaugural Press Play Fair. Free and open to the public, the fair is a day-long event on August 5, where small presses, music labels, zines, and artist books will be exhibited. Additional festivities will include a community building tape and zine exchange, collage and collaborative archive experiences, live performances, the launch of Party Lab Archive at Pioneer Books and more. Join us as we celebrate the variety of ways to play with recorded text, image, and sound.
Guitarist Yonatan Gat first made his mark with his band Monotonix which was hailed by Spin magazine as “the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll”. With his new trio, Yonatan has embraced a more esoteric approach – melding Middle Eastern, free jazz, surf and Latin influences with his raw approach to sound and signature psychedelic solos.Yonata is backed by Gal Lazer’s African-influenced grooves and Sergio Sayeg’s (of Brazilian psychedelic rockers Garotas Suecas) countermelodic grooves. Yonatan’s concerts tend to be mesmerizing events which are as much about music as they are about communing with the audience. Typically, the band eschews stages and sets up in the middle of the audience, adding a definite primal energy to the experience.
stud1nt is a multi-instrumental artist and DJ, born and bred in New York City. Informed by their training in jazz piano and guitar and early start sampling on turntables, their original productions and mixes live in-between the spontaneity of improvisation and acute harmonic and rhythmic composition. They create across genre with a penchant for the hypnotic low-end of club tracks and euphoric possibility of psychedelic riffs. A member of queer art collective #KUNQ, their sounds are also attentive to the politics of the body and socio-historical context. stud1nt has presented their workshop on creative approaches to production at Vassar College, the New School, and Recess Art. Their work has been featured inFACT Magazine, Pitchfork, MixMag, Resident Advisor, Rinse FM, and The Fader. Notable performances include sets at Boiler Room New York, MoMA PS1, GHE20G0TH1K, and the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival at Output.