Featuring: Lusine, Grouper, Michael Brofman, The Sight Below
Event Information: 212-505-FISH
We apologize, but online ticket sales have ended. This does not mean that the event is necessarily sold out. This close to show time tickets are only available at the door.
For all sold out shows (Le) Poisson Rouge will do a ticket giveaway in the gallery bar 2 hours prior to the start of the show.
Wordless Music, Ghostly International, and LPR present:
An Evening of Sensual Machine Music w/ Lusine, Grouper, Michael Brofman performing pieces by Erik Satie, and The Sight Below
Seats are ONLY available with the dinner ticket option. For your dinner options you may choose from the following:
Dinner Option A:
VEGETERIAN EGGPLANT TARTE
Marinated Tofu , Baby Bok Choy , and Asparagus
Dinner Option B:
STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST
Truffled Polenta , English Peas , and Chicken jus
Jeff McIlwain’s ever morphing musical project, Lusine, has been in existence for almost 10 years now. Originally a Texas native, Jeff now resides in Seattle. In 1998, he attended Calarts to study 20th century electronic music and sound design for music and film. Soon after, he met Shad Scott and put out a self titled release with Isophlux. Since then, he has been releasing his music on various labels including Ann Arbor's Ghostly International, Hymen, and U-Cover. His latest release, Language Barrier, was somewhat of a departure, focusing less on rhythmic detail, instead highlighting the layers of ambience that were only briefly touched upon in past releases. McIlwain has also contributed tracks to several labels including Mute, !K7, Kompakt, Asthmatic Kitty, and Shitkatapult for various compilations and remix releases. He has performed around the US and abroad including a set at London's esteemed Fabric nightclub, and an ambient performance and collaboration with video artist Scott Sunn at Seattle's Triple Door in April. Jeff has recently been involved in two film projects, co-scoring David Gordon Green’s “Snow Angels” (with Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, 2008), and scoring the film “Linewatch” (dir. Kevin Bray, 2009; with Cuba Gooding Jr., Omari Hardwick) He is currently putting the finishing touches on an upcoming album, and gearing up for future travels in the coming months.
There’s a separation of elements in The Sight Below’s songs that’s almost meteorological in nature: Tendrils of treated guitar trail lazy patterns in the sky like the Aurora Borealis (“At First Touch”), flicker in the distance like heat lightning (“Dour”), or expand and contract like time-lapse cloud formations (“Life’s Fading Light”); running along beneath, nearly obscured by the airborne phenomena, is an ever-present beat, which ranges from the mud-puddle throb in “Without Motion” to the tiny, insistent high-hats in “A Fractured Smile.” The tracks evolve at a deliberated pace, but as the tones overlap and the rhythms build, time oozes to a halt and hangs in blissfully frost-bitten suspended animation.
23-year-old Pianist Michael Brofman is at the beginning of a promising musical career. Before graduating high school he had already performed at notable New York City venues such as BargeMusic and Weill Hall, studied with the legendary Gyorgy Sandor, and received the Director’s Award for his chamber music endeavors with the New York Youth Symphony. He did his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University studying under James Giles where he was awarded the Frida A. Pick Award for Piano studies and featured on Chicago’s classical radio station performing Lukas Foss He has participated in masterclases with Claude Frank, Ursula Oppens and many others. Recent engagements include Bachfest at the Brooklyn Conservatory, Beethoven at the International Piano Festival in Gijon, Spain and Satie at Le Poisson Rouge. Michael continues his studies with Robert Durso and is currently on faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music teaching Piano and Chamber Music.
The Sight Below
18+ or accompanied by legal guardian. This show is General Admission, first come, first serve.