PROGRESS BAR AMSTERDAM S02E02
POLITICAL PARTY SUPPORTING RADICAL CLUB CULTURE
19 NOVEMBER 2016
PARADISO NOORD, AMSTERDAM
DEDEKIND CUT, JAM CITY, JUHA, KATE COOPER, PATTEN, SKY H1, TTB
Lighthouse and Sonic Acts present season 2 of Progress Bar Amsterdam. A lively mix of talks, screenings, performances and DJ sets, Progress Bar is a night of “cutting edge thinking and dancing” (FACT Magazine 2015), that connects artists and audiences across the globe. A political party supporting radical club culture.
Progress Bar is back from a summer break with season 2 of monthly shows at Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. The first edition was on 15 October (with Amnesia Scanner, Ash Sarkar, Malibu, Toxe, Alx9696, Mechatok and Juha) and the next episode on 19 November will include the future-facing experimental duo patten who will present work from their new album with an incredible new live performance featuring hyper-programmed lasers, drum machine hardware, LEDs and heavy smoke. Other artists performing are Belgian producer Sky H1, whose work has been promoted by Visionist and Bill Kouligas amongst many; Dedekind Cut, who just released his first album on NON Worldwide; Jam City, the artist alias of Jack Latham, producer and songwriter who performed at the first Long Progress Bar; Rijksakademie resident artist Kate Cooper, co-founder of London artist space Auto Italia; NTS DJ TTB; and Lighthouse artistic director Juha van ’t Zelfde.
New York based experimental artist Fred Welton Warmsley iii (also known as Lee Bannon) is releasing new music under his new moniker Dedekind cut (pronounced “Ded-da-kend Cut”). Dedekind Cut’s music draws out the dark calm of Coil, in the guise a modern approach to Noise, New Age and Ambient music.
Jam City is London-based producer, songwriter and musician Jack Latham. Since 2009 he has performed as both a live act and a DJ, playing regular headline shows internationally. His debut album Classical Curves was released to much critical acclaim, appearing on end of year lists including The Guardian, The Quietus and Resident Advisor in 2012, and its 2015 follow up, Dream A Garden, was championed in The Evening Standard and The Guardian, amongst others. Latham also currently works as a songwriter, producer and remixer for artists on XL, Sony and Domino records.
London based artist Kate Cooper uses a visual language she terms “hypercapitalism,” in producing heavily manipulated images of women to question the representation of femininity in the digital age. In new work, Rigged, created for KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Cooper explores the agency of the computer generated female within the glossy aesthetics of consumer capitalism and asks how these digital figures might perform in our place made real as downloadable, ultra-realized bodies. Kate is also co-director of the artist-run collaborative, Auto Italia South East.
patten is a future-facing experimental duo, known in underground circles for their live performances. They have toured widely with intense audiovisual shows. This autumn they released Ψ (Psi), their new album on Warp, melding ultra-modern deconstructed club music with Post Punk Industrial, multiple strains of Pop & hi-tech electronics. For Progress Bar, they will present work from their new album with an incredible new live performance featuring hyper-programmed lasers, drum machine hardware, LEDs, heavy smoke, live vocals, strobing visuals, oceanic bass, & HD projections framing their famed tripped out stage presence.
The music of Belgian producer SKY H1 is the result of myriad influences and cultures colliding. Drawing upon everything from R&B and instrumental grime to ambient and electronica, her music is both brutal and sublime in equal measure. Having made her debut on the Berlin label Creamcake in 2015 SKY H1 signed to Codes in 2016. Her debut the Motion EP, has been a critical success.
Progress Bar S02E02
Date: Saturday 19 November 2016
Venue: Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam
Times: 21:00–04:00 (doors open 20:30)
Tickets €10,00 presale / €12,50 at the door
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