Saturday, March 31, 2018

SIGE artist shows tonight! Plus new SIGE cassette for NORDRA

 Zachary James Watkins and Raven Chacon: 


3/31/18 Oakland, CA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1278469602252679/

$7-15 sliding scale for artists.
7pm
Pro Arts
150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza

Learn more here! https://proartsgallery.org/event/affirmative-action/

Foregrounding concepts of transparency, radical diversity and inclusion, Zachary Watkins, Raven Chacon, Sharmi Basu, Morgan Craft, Ava Mendoza, and The Living Earth Show present AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: an evening­-length collaborative production.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION was conceived with Zachary James Watkins to interrogate the manner in which chamber music is created and consumed. Composed by five artists of color and performed by the two white cis men of The Living Earth Show, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION highlights the “lens of whiteness” through which the work of artists of color have to necessarily present their work. The project is built to activate the tradition of classical chamber music in order to craft a new, collaborative musical language.

Just as importantly, the collaborators view AFFIRMATIVE ACTION as a vehicle for bringing artists and audience together, reveling and relishing in “inclusion” as the production’s creative foundation. Though they have all engaged in decades of collaborative musicmaking, several of the composers will be writing their first “commissioned” piece of chamber music in this project. By presenting these composers’ work alongside the work of composers more familiar with the traditional chamber music ecosystem, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION provides a platform for artists of color to use chamber music (and the specific collaborative language of the medium) as a canvas to create vital artistic statements.

For the community at large, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION is designed to welcome audience members who have traditionally felt excluded from classical music spaces, providing a multimedia production integrating improvisation, electronic music, ambient music, rock music, theater, and performance art to present an inclusive artistic experience.



NORDRA (Monika Khot)
 

03.31 - Seattle, WA @ Kame House
05.12 - Seattle, WA @ Woodland Theater
05.16 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05.17 - Bellingham, WA @ The Alternative Library
05.19 - Portland, OR @ Beacon Sound
05.20 - Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond's Garage
05.24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Rec Center
05.25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Monty Bar


She will have these new cassettes for sale: I was Meant to Live in a Garden (live)

SIGE063

 

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

NORDRA (Monika Khot) tour, starts today!

 You can get this shirt on her tour:





Monika Khot aka NORDRA will be touring Europe!

Thanks to Giorgio Salmoiraghi​/Hypershape Records​ for booking, and his company ZED & Venarossa​ for awesome back-line.


3.15 - Milano, IT @ Santeria Social Club
3.16 - Busto Arsizio, IT @ Circolo Gagarin
3.17 - Pistoia, IT @ BRUMA @ S. Michele al Cioncio
3.18 - Treviso, IT @ Punky Reggae Pub
3.19 - Ljugljana, SLO @ Hostel Tresor
3.20 - Budapest, HUN @ Robot
3.21 - Bratislava, SLK @ Fuga
3.22 - Brno, CZ @ Herna
3.23 - Prague, CZ @ Žižkowská Non Festival
3.24 - Chemnitz, GER @ Odradek
3.25 - Leipzig, GER @ Unterholz
3.26 - Bamberg, GER @ Pizzini
3.27 - Verona, IT @ Malacarne Barassociazione

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

NORDRA (Monika Khot) Tour

Monika Khot aka NORDRA will be touring Europe!
Thanks to Giorgio Salmoiraghi​/Hypershape Records​ for booking, and his company ZED & Venarossa​ for awesome back-line.


3.15 - Milano, IT @ Santeria Social Club
3.16 - Busto Arsizio, IT @ Circolo Gagarin
3.17 - Pistoia, IT @ BRUMA @ S. Michele al Cioncio
3.18 - Treviso, IT @ Punky Reggae Pub
3.19 - Ljugljana, SLO @ Hostel Tresor
3.20 - Budapest, HUN @ Robot
3.21 - Bratislava, SLK @ Fuga
3.22 - Brno, CZ @ Herna
3.23 - Prague, CZ @ Žižkowská Non Festival
3.24 - Chemnitz, GER @ Odradek
3.25 - Leipzig, GER @ Unterholz
3.26 - Bamberg, GER @ Pizzini
3.27 - Verona, IT @ Malacarne Barassociazione

 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

SIGE releases

Some new items are available at the SIGE store:
http://sige.bigcartel.com/



NICK YACYSHYN & BRIAN SEPANZYK “Compulsion - OST” CS
Cassette release of the soundtrack for Brian Sepanzyk’s 2017 horror film “Compulsion”.
All compositions by Nick Yacyshyn (SUMAC, Baptists) and Brian Sepanzyk (Waingro). Edition of 75 copies housed in full color printed sleeve and jewel case. Digital version coming soon.



HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE/DANIEL MENCHE/CAUSTIC TOUCH/EMS 4 way split LP and CS
New 4 way split released by Accident Prone Records. We have a few copies of various vinyl colors and cassette version. First new material from House of Low Culture (A. Turner & F. Coloccia) in 4 years. New tracks from Menche, Caustic Touch and EMS. Housed in a sleeve with photography by Menche and design from Coloccia. 



3 new paintings by Faith Coloccia 
From the new Barnett + Coloccia record "VLF" and a painting from NORDRA tour poster, all made with pigment made with ash and salt. 



New Mamiffer cassette from The Tapeworm (Touch, UK) 
Cassette only – limited edition of 150 copies
Side A: 0:00–3:12 found recording 2007, 3:13–10:30 recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2008-2009, 10:31–13:15 recording/mix by Randall Dunn, performance by F. Coloccia 2015, 13:16–16:13 recording/performance by A. Turner 2015, 16:14–end recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2011.
0:00–3:16: manipulated found recording/recording/performance by A.Turner 2015. 3:17–4:30: recording by F. Coloccia 2016. 4:31–6:02: recording by A. Turner, performance by F. Coloccia 2015. 6:03–8:41: recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2010. 8:42–9:33: recording/performance by A. Turner 2014. 9:34–13:35: recording by F. Coloccia 2011. 13:36–16:00: recording by A. Turner, performance by F. Coloccia 2014. 16:01–16:49: recording/manipulation by F. Coloccia, mix by Randall Dunn 2010. 16:50–End: recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2010 + 2015.




 NORDRA (Monika Khot) S/T LP
Debut album by Seattle's Nordra, aka Monika Khot. Desolate beat-scapes flecked with fleeting moments of beauty. Design by Nordra and SIGE, housed in letterpressed jackets by Stumptown Printers.  Edition of 300 copies, pressed on dried blood colored vinyl. 

COMING SOON:
SUMAC “WFMU” CS/digital
NORDRA “PYLON II” LP/digital
Black Spirituals “Black Access/Black Axes” 2xLP/digital
William Fowler Collins “Field Music” LP/digital
SUMAC “The Deal” 2xLP repress
Greymachine “Disconnected” 2xLP repress
Barnett & Coloccia “VLF” LP/CS/digital


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SIGE artist shows

 NORDRA (Monika Khot):

Dec.14:
http://www.kremwerk.com/upcoming/2017/12/14/guayaba-nordra-lilac


ZACHARY JAMES WATKINS:


DEC 1: YBCA Opening Night Party 

DEC.14th: Paul Clipson / ZJW Black Field 
San Francisco Cinematheque and The Exploratorium are proud to present the World Premiere of Black Field, an original, long-form (70 minute) commissioned film/performance collaboration by Clipson and Watkins to be projected in glistening 16mm, sonically diffused across the majestic multi-channel sound system of The Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum. Brought to you by he commission and World Premiere screening of Clipson & Watkins’ Black Field is made possible by a generous grant from The Fleishhacker Foundation.

Dec.21st: Fred Frith Trio w/ IMA & Watkins/ Peacock 

Jan.19th: Kronos Quartet Premiere of Peace Be Till Carnegie Hall 



SUMAC with Converge



01/19 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
01/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/21 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
01/23 Berkley, CA – Cornerstone Berkley
01/24 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
01/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
01/26 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
01/27 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
01/28 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre

DANIEL MENCHE:


DEC 2: GREEN NOISE RECORDS, PORTLAND OR
https://www.facebook.com/events/592289017561542/


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SIGE artist shows:

NORDRA (Monika Khot)

-10/22/17 Seattle WA  with WAND, Darto
The Vera Project


ENDON

With Boris


10/19 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre 
10/20 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room 
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club 
10/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall 
10/23 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall 
10/25 – Detroit, MI @ El Club 
10/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 
10/27 – Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls 
10/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 
10/31 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 
11/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw 
11/04 – Durham, NC @ Motorco 
11/05 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse 
11/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade, Hell Stage 
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In 
11/09 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn 
11/10 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks 
11/14 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister 
11/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 
11/17 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah


 William Fowler Collins


-10/21/17 Sante Fe NM
with Sutekh Hexen, Hissing,
Second Street Brewery Santa Fe, NM


Marshall Trammell

Thursday, October 5 @ Prelinger Library : Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality w/Kevin Robinson 
Saturday, October 7 @ Green Arcade Books (San Francisco): Words & Music w/Tongo Eisen Martin.

Sunday, October 8 @ Prelinger Library (San Francisco): Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality w/members of Voicehandler.

Tuesday, October 10 @ Active Music Series (The Uptown, Oakland): Tatsuya Nakataki - Large Percussion Group. 


SUMACwith Converge



01/19 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
01/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/21 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
01/23 Berkley, CA – Cornerstone Berkley
01/24 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
01/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
01/26 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
01/27 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
01/28 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NORDRA LP now available

NORDRA (Monika Khot) "ST" debut album, single LP NOW AVAILABLE

You can order the LP here:

http://sige.bigcartel.com/product/nordra-s-t-lp


Debut album by Seattle's Nordra, aka Monika Khot. Desolate beat-scapes flecked with fleeting moments of beauty. Design by Nordra and SIGE, housed in letterpressed jackets by Stumptown Printers.  Edition of 300 copies, pressed on dried blood colored vinyl. 

"...tracks plowed relentlessly with complex martial rhythms buttressed by engrossingly desolate guitar and trumpet drones. Others wafted like anomic threnodies for this damaged, damned age. This music is the future of pop, right fucking now; you just don't realize it yet." - The Stranger