After the great show that
After the great show that Bill Nace (from Body/Head) and Jake Meginsky performed a couple of weeks ago, we’re feeling a bit experimental lately. This time we’re bringing visual performer and musician Helga Fassonaki (jek koo) and sound experimentalist Michael Hentz (Heavy Hymns). Local artist Derek Rogers will open for them with guitar player Christopher Hughes. Join us for a very special show with visual and sonic performances.
yek koo is the solo project of visual and performing artist Helga Fassonaki (half of free psych duo Metal Rouge), often appearing in a ragged stripped-down cloak of distorted guitar, wailing vocals, pocket trumpet, cassette loops, and body movements. Originally from Los Angeles, she spent the last few years in the East Coast refining her own language for navigating the terrain of performance both with and without ‘the missing element’ – the live contact between audience and performer.
Heavy Hymns is the sound project by Michael Hentz. Originally from Syracuse, NY he performed in the experimental duo American Sphinx along with drummer Jarek Miller alongside many experimental performers such as Tom Carter, Zs, Expo 70, Blues Control, Loren Connors, Magik Markers, and others. Hentz moved to Brooklyn in 2010 and performed solo as Heavy Hymns and joined John Bohannon with his project Ancient Ocean which opened up for such acts as Destruction Unit, Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O)), Byron Westbrook and others. Solace, his first proper solo release on House of Alchemy, taps into the cosmic other: “weaving guitars and synth together to create something that is lush and entrancing”.
Derek Rogers is a musician active in electronic composition, drone, free-improv, ambient and noise textures. He utilizes computer processes as well as traditional instrumentation and field recordings to create emotional resonant work, tending toward long forms and soundscapes. He will be joined by Christopher Hughes on guitar that Derek will manipulate.
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas