Deradoorian Residency – A Night of Electronic Soundscapes

Nadia Botello, Daren Ho

Tue, March 15, 2016

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Angel Deradoorian
You’re familiar with Angel Deradoorian’s voice. As the former bassist, keyboardist and vocalist for Dirty Projectors, her levitating vocals buoyed the Brooklyn-based group. She’s been a member of Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, sang on Flying Lotus’ “Siren Song,” and has collaborated with Vampire Weekend, Bjork, Matmos, the Roots, et al.

Her first song collection, 2009’s Mind Raft EP elicited praise from Pitchfork for being “passionate and lovingly crafted.” The Fader hailed her “zen weed energy” and “moody dervish spirals.” Her debut LP, The Expanding Flower Planet reflects a remarkable creative journey.

Others imitate the past and others divine inspiration and transmit it elsewhere. Deradoorian embodies the latter idea, synthesizing faint hints of Alice Coltrane and Can, Terry Riley, and Dorothy Ashby. A new world springs from ancient traditions—with East Indian, Middle Eastern, traditional Japanese music and Native American rhythms aligned with Deradoorian’s singular orbit. The songs glide through a odyssey of self-exploration—glowing and warping, burning brightly and floating gracefully, permanently transcending.
Angel is also a member of the band Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks.
Nadia Botello
Nadia Botello is a sound artist, experimental composer, and sound designer. She currently performs with custom software which imposes limitations within live improvisation — her sound sources are known but triggered blindly, there is no monitoring (she hears what the audience hears in real-time), there is no escape button. She responds to and crafts her material as the software rapidly ring modulates, loops, delays, pitch shifts, and generally disorients at will. The results are always unknown.

Her body of work explores physical listening experiences, underwater sound, and deep listening practices as a method of improvisation and composition. She has composed and designed for dance, film, experimental opera, iPhones, pinball, plants, bodies, pools, resonant spaces, museums, and large-scale interactive installations. Her full-length debut, Saint Shë, was featured and archived by MoMA P.S.1’s Clocktower. She’s most recently performed at James Turrell’s Skyspace “Gathered Leading,” the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Icebox at Crane Arts. She teaches preschoolers through PhD candidates about the science of sound, listening, how to build electronic instruments, the history of women in electronic music, the politics of sound technologies, disruptive sound production/composition practices, and improvisation. She lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211