Elastic Arts, Hausu Mountain, & Julia Dratel are Proud to Present:
Golden Retriever is an avant-garde electronic jazz duo that meld modular synthesizers and bass clarinet into pure beauty. Matt Carlson and Jonathan Sielaff formed Golden Retriever in 2008 and began to develop a language informed by the practices of free improvisation as well as the tradition of American experimental electronic composers like Alvin Curran & David Behrman. They’ve released nearly ten albums on Thrill Jockey, Root Strata, and NNA Tapes. They last played in Chicago in 2012 at the Empty Bottle opening for Sam Prekop & Archer Prewitt.
Moor Mother Goddess:
MMGZ Music is a history lesson, a future lesson, and a comment on the present all at once. And really it is more than a lesson, its a soundscape to these different time dimensions, so that you are hearing and experiencing not only music, but you get the voices of the ancestors, the whispers of our descendants, and the field sounds of the future and past landscapes. She presents an immersive experience in her music that unfolds or unearths some of the hidden dimensions that are embedded in sounds.
Simulation is a new collaboration between Whitney Johnson (Matchess) & Lulu Callier (Gel Set).
Brett Naucke, Chicago Synth legend.
Rasheedah Phillips is a Philadelphia public interest attorney, mother, speculative fiction writer, the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, and a founding member of Metropolarity speculative fiction collective. She recently independently published her first speculative fiction collection, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales), and an anthology of experimental essays from Black visionary writers called Black Quantum Futurism: Theory & Practice Vol. I. Phillips is a 2015 artist-in-residence with West Philadelphia Neighborhood Time Exchange.
The AfroFuturist Affair