Saturday, May 27 – 8:30pm
1762 Airport Way S
$15 suggested donation at the door
This is a sit down event so there will be LIMITED tickets sold for this very special event!
From the gallery: Mokedo is VERY proud and honored to be hosting touring Argentinian sound artist, melmann!!
Check out his Sonar Festival performance!!
Melmann (Nicolas Melmann) is a Buenos Aires based, graduate in Electro Acoustic Composition (Quilmes University), who combines different musical dimensions, as sound artist- using electronics with acoustic instruments, always innovating in his compositions, making test formats, exploring different sounds, resources and instruments.
Walking between experimentation and melody his music is nocturnal and introspective. Melmann was also chosen to represent Argentina in the Redbull Music Academy New York 2013 residency – where he also performed a concert at the Metropolitan Art Museum (MET), as the opening act for Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
In his live performance, he is one man orchestra, playing electronics (beat box, kaoss pad, loop station and computers) with acoustic instruments(ukulele, melódica, hang drum, harp, tiny percussion etc.) live process, field recordings and text all at the same time. Since 2006 he has been developing a media project combining sounds with images and text working with VJS, generating a mix between these elements, looking for a conceptual and discursive unity between them.
Melmann has performed a great number of solo shows on local stages in Buenos Aires as Sónar Festival, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, San Martin Theatre, Alliance Francaise, the National Library, and festivals such as roBOT Festival (Italy – Usina del Arte ), Panoramica, Trimarchi, Pictoplasma (Avenida Theatre), among others. He has also shared the stage with international artists such as Neon Indian (US), Function (DE), Robert Lippok (DE) Matias Aguayo (DE) Lydia Lunch (NY) between others.
With the every wonderful and oh so talented Crystal Beth. She played here for the Fractal Horizons album release party and I knew she had to come back to perform at Mokedo again. This is something very special!
Composer/clarinetist/vocalist Crystal Beth (aka: Beth Fleenor) harbors a strong love for variety & all sonic manipulation, moving freely through genres such as jazz, rock, classical, contemporary chamber, Slavic & American folk, metal, musique concrete, ambient & pop. Her work has been heard internationally from 100,000 seat rock festivals, maximum-security prisons, and performance art in rural bars, to art galleries, bunkers, sidewalks, sacred spaces, and some of the most prestigious concert halls, museums, clubs and theaters in the country. Believing that “art is the discipline of being,” Fleenor uses sound to open the channels of communication between and within individuals and environments. Her work as been heard in live music, recordings, theater, performance art, installation, modern dance, and film. She believes that an emphasis on creativity in a culture gives rise to creative solutions to social problems.
Jonathan Womack aka
Jinx’ 75- A Live Visuals Studio
Jonathan Womack (Jinx ’75) is a Seattle based vj and visual artist. Mixing code-based generative visuals, interactive elements and analog gear, he enjoys finding ways to build things that surprise him. He has performed with such artists as Shabazz Palaces, The Helio Sequence, and Lindstrom as well as festivals like Cooridor, Decibel Festival, events like Lusio. He lives near Hillman City with his wife Natalya, a confused cat and three rabbits.