Are you in or near Indianapolis? Will you be on August 10th, 11th or 12th? If so, swing by this event in my stead! The piece I’ll have in this is a volley-back from Roberto Carlos Lange (aka Helado Negro) for whom I made the Obra Uno animation. This new animation (which I’ll post after its debut at this event) was scored by Roberto.

Son Lux, who will be playing at the August 11th slot, just finished this amazing project for NPR’s All Songs Considered. Also check out the making of the album cover pictured above. Up, up, with the collaborative spirit!

OUTSOUND, Vol. 1 is the first in what is to become a yearly experimental music and video festival. This year’s focus is electronics and abstraction, featuring both local and out-of-town artists. The festival is a unique collaboration of programming between Big Car’s newly opened Service Center in Lafayette Square and the nearby Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Musically the festival runs the gamut from orchestrally-infused glitch-hop, to Latin abstract-expressionism, to ambient and video game influenced electronics, and to digital blast crunk. Visually, the videos primarily discard narrative for aesthetic exploration and when exploring narrative tend to focus on themes of space and displacement.

AUGUST 10 (at Service Center) 7PM ($5 – All Ages)
dREKKa, Melt-Face, Nathan Monk w/Jim Walker, the glitch clique

AUGUST 11 (at Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd.) 7PM ($12 – All Ages)
Son Lux and Helado Negro

AUGUST 12th (at Service Center) 7PM ($5 – All Ages)
Jordan Munson, Matt Davignon, shedding, Kristin Miltner, DMA

Plus new video work by…
Gala Bent
Zack Bent
Lynn Cazabon
Austin Dixon
Jonathan Dueck
Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib
Ryan Irvin
Roberto Lange
Mike Szegedi
Lauren Zoll