Anna Meredith and Steve Hauschildt

Anna Meredith and Steve Hauschildt

Earthen Sea, Diamondstein

Tue, March 14, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Anna Meredith
Anna Meredith
Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music. Her sound is frequently described as ‘maximalist’ ‘uncategorisable’ and ‘genre-defying’ and straddles the different worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock – or as the Guardian said: “majestic bangers”…

Her music has been performed everywhere from the BBC Last Night of the Proms to flashmob body-percussion performances in the M6 Services, PRADA fashion campaigns, numerous films, installations and documentaries, pop festivals, clubs and classical concert halls worldwide and broadcast on Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6.

Her debut album, Varmints was released in March 2016 on Moshi Moshi/PIAS and has already attracted numerous 4 and 5 star reviews from press and media around the world including Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music. Varmints has just won the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY Award).

She is published by a new partnership between Warp Publishing & Faber Publishing.

Anna is also a regular TV and Radio guest, judge and panel member on numerous shows including as Goldie’s mentor for the TV show Classic Goldie.

She has been Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, RPS/PRS Composer in the House with Sinfonia ViVA, the classical music representative for the 2009 South Bank Show Breakthrough Award and winner of the 2010 Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers.

Her recent piece Connect It was written for the BBC’s award winning Ten Pieces scheme which involved half of all UK Primary school children working on Connect It as well as Anna leading broadcasts, workshops and performances including at Radio 2’s Proms in the Park to 40,000 people.

Anna’s two EPs – Black Prince Fury and Jet Black Raider were released on Moshi Moshi Records to critical acclaim including Drowned in Sound’s Single of the Year.

She performs with her band of classical musicians and a line up of Anna on clarinet and electronics plus two cellists (Gemma Kost & Dan Hammersley), electric guitar (Jack Ross), tuba (Tom Kelly) and drums (Sam Wilson). After a sell-out Varmints album launch (awarded 5 stars by the Guardian) at London’s ICA the band are touring and performing at numerous UK and EU headline shows and festivals throughout 2016 including Glastonbury, Field Day, Latitude, Rewire, End of the Road, Pohoda and Les Nuits.

Other recent projects have included collaborations with Laura Marling and The Stranglers for the first 6Music Prom, commissions for the Aurora Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Living Earth Duo, Installations for Sleep-Pods in Singapore and Park Benches in Hong Kong and the world’s first Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra.

Plans for 2016 include a new piece for the Kronos Quartet, working with her sister, illustrator Eleanor Meredith on a new piece Anno, incorporating Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for the Scottish Ensemble, pieces for Big Band, remixes, arrangements and film work including new music for Jaques Audiard’s latest film Dheepan.
Steve Hauschildt
Steve Hauschildt
Steve Hauschildt is an American electronic musician best known for co-founding the highly acclaimed Cleveland-based ambient trio Emeralds. Formed in 2006, the group (which consisted of Hauschildt along with guitarist Mark McGuire and fellow synthesizer guru John Elliott) were largely associated with the American noise/avant-garde underground, but their music largely eschewed abrasive sounds, instead crafting immersive, adventurous soundscapes highly reminiscent of Berlin-school/kosmische artists such as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Hauschildt created a label called Gneiss Things in 2007, releasing music by Emeralds as well as his own solo works, in addition to releases by friends such as Oneohtrix Point Never, Sam Goldberg, and Pulse Emitter. Hauschildt released a few more limited cassettes and CD-Rs on labels such as Arbor and Deception Island, but unlike his bandmates, he didn't have an exhausting array of side projects and collaborations outside of Emeralds. The trio released several well-regarded albums, particularly 2009's What Happened (released by No Fun Productions) and 2010's Does It Look Like I'm Here? (on Editions Mego), and gigged immensely, including performances opening for Throbbing Gristle and Caribou.

In 2011, Hauschildt signed to Kranky as a solo artist and released his debut album in November: the shimmering, majestic double-LP Tragedy & Geometry. This was followed in November of 2012 by Sequitur, a shorter album that featured an increased presence of drum machines and bright synth-pop melodies; Emeralds' album Just to Feel Anything, released that same month, explored a similar direction. Emeralds disbanded in early 2013 after McGuire left the group; Hauschildt and Elliott initially announced plans to soldier on as a duo, but they subsequently decided to go their separate ways. Later during the year, Editions Mego released S/H, a lengthy double-CD collecting music from Hauschildt's personal archives. The collection's first disc consisted entirely of previously unreleased material recorded from 2010-2012, while the second disc stretched as far back as 2005, including rare tracks previously released only on limited cassettes and CD-Rs. In 2014, Hauschildt was invited to compile the first disc of Air Texture IV, a double-CD ambient compilation; he included selections by Heathered Pearls, Mirror to Mirror, Le Révélateur, and others, as well as two of his own new pieces. Hauschildt returned to Kranky in 2015 with Where All Is Fled, another expansive double-LP of sparkling, arpeggio-heavy ambient pieces in line with his debut album, but adding some new elements, such as atmospheric techno beats on the track "Aequus." A year later, Kranky released Hauschildt's fourth solo album, Strands.
Earthen Sea
Earthen Sea
New York-via-San Francisco artist Jacob Long has been creating foggy, introspective sounds under the name Earthen Sea for more than a decade. The artist is a key figure on Lovers Rock: the label headed by his former Black Eyes and Mi Ami bandmate, Ital, AKA Daniel Martin-McCormick.

With Long's debut LP, Ink, (released on Lovers Rock in September 2015) he came into his rightful role as a rising talent in the world of dub techno. An Act of Love, his second full-length and highest profile release to date, lands of February 17th via Kranky.
Diamondstein
Diamondstein
Diamondstein is an LA//Detroit-based producer that blends the lines between IDM, dark ambient electronica, and cinematic techno. His debut record, The Ridges was released in March on prolific, London-based ambient/vaporwave label Dream Catalogue, and has been described as "apocalyptic, sci-fi psychedelia" and "a harrowing journey through a dystopian future-world", drawing Diamondstein comparisons to the likes of John Carpenter, Sinoia Caves, and Goblin.

"...an arresting bout of psychedelia. By the end, you may be questioning if you've just been inceptioned with illuminati propaganda or not" - Thump

"...visions of Rasputin and double-exposed flashes of darkness and light dance through your head, accompanied by his dead-eyed, not-quite-dance music." -Bandcamp Daily

"...the perfect soundtrack to the dark underbelly of a melancholic future dystopia tinged with just the right amount of doomed romance." - The405
Venue Information:
Pico Union Project
1153 Valencia Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90015
http://www.picounionproject.org/