The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock presents the debut of The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come, a collaboration between Miwa Matreyek and Steven Ellison (Flying Lotus) on August 24, 2012 including an exhibition running August 20-29, 2012.

The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come is a live multimedia performance and exhibition curated by and created for Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. This collaboration between Los Angeles based artists’ Miwa Matreyek and Steven Ellison combines both artists’ talents, providing a unique combination of video, music and performance for audiences. This project marks the first time they have combined their talents to create a new piece of art. Miwa Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator and multi-media filmmaker. Steven Ellison, known publicly as Flying Lotus, is a globally appreciated experimental electronic artist.

Miwa Matreyek has created an animated projected video that is part of a larger work in progress, with which she will choreograph her movements to interact with the animation. She has performed similar pieces at TED Global and REDCAT. Working closely with Miwa Matreyek, Steven Ellison created an original score that achieves perfect synchronization and thematic tones within his music in alignment with her filmmaking.

The exhibition will feature an interactive educational multi-media room where visitors can view a video documenting the process to create The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come. The exhibition space will also feature inspirational materials from the curators and artists.

The premiere of The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come is a free event. Admission to the performance is by RSVP only. Reservations will be available in August 2012.

This project is made possible by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission through the Cultivate Create Initiative, which provided Center for the Arts Eagle Rock with a matching grant for the commission of The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come.

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is the largest nonprofit community arts organization offering culturally significant artistic programming to northeast Los Angeles. The Center provides free and low cost childrens art classes, workshops, concerts, interactive events, readings, film screenings, exhibitions, the Eagle Rock Music Festival, and more!
For more information about this project and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock please visit www.CFAER.org.

 

ERMF 2012: Band Applications

The 14th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2012.

If you are interested in performing at this year’s festival to celebrate our community’s diversity, please download the band application from the link below. The band application is for anyone interested in performing at the festival (DJs, bands, orchestras, singer/songwriters, etc.)

All Band Applications must be received by July 6, 2012.

Band Application

 

13th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival Lineup

13th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2011   4:00-11:00pm
On Colorado Blvd. between Argus & Eagle Rock Blvd.

$5 suggested donation
Kids 12 and under free!
Your support keeps the festival independent!

Free parking and shuttle service from Eagle Rock Plaza

For up-to-date information please visit www.cfaer.org

Lineup Information

Global Stage
Co-Curated by Dublab

Carlos Nino
Paul Livnstone Trio
Village Archives
Mia Doi Todd
Hymnal
Pharaohs
Biggest Crush (Sunny Levine + Turquoise Wisdom)
El Haru-Kuroi
Special Guests

Low End Theory Stage
Gaslamp Killer
Nobody
Daddy Kev
D-Styles
JonWayne
Nocando
Teebs
Dibia$e
TokiMonsta
Nosaj Thing
Flying Lotus

Emerging Stage
Presented by Ford Focus “Gimme the Gig II” and Co-Curated by FYF Fest, LA Record, & KOXY Radio

Kenan Bell
Red Shark
The Feeding People
Allah Las
Boom Bip
Health
Special Guests

Family Stage
Pio Pico
Magic Show with Micah Cover
Ellen and Matt
NINE
The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere
Hot August Nights a Neil Diamond Tribute Band

Razorcake/Zocaloc Stage
French Exit
Cheeto Champ
Summer Vacation
Fuxedos
Barrio Tiger

Kingsize/The Ship Studios
Beatnik Jr.
Gangi
Buffalo Electric
Miracle Parade
Dorian Taj
Adventure Galley
Rooney
Dirty Bandits
All Spots to Black
Little Red Lung
Molino
Phaxanation & The Dust Kickers
Blonde Summer
Shadow Shadow Shade

Colombo’s
Ampersand
Six-Pak
Border Radio
Saucy Monky
The Vagabondz
Duniven
Special Guests

Women’s 20th Century Club
Erik Ekstrand Ensemble

Welcome Inn
Bonne Musique Zydeco

Camilo’s
Special Guests

Rantz
Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz Ensemble
Cambalache
Umbalaye

CULTIVATING COLLABORATION AT THE 13TH ANNUAL EAGLE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL

(September 6, 2011)- Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present the 13th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, the yearly music festival with a unique and independent neighborhood vibe. The festival will take place on Colorado Blvd. between Eagle Rock Blvd. and Argus Dr. in Eagle Rock, on Saturday October 1, 2011, from 4:00-11:00pm.

The Center’s innovative music and arts programming is showcased throughout the year, culminating with the Eagle Rock Music Festival. The festival is built upon strong partnerships with sponsors, programming partners, musicians, and the community. Center for the Arts Eagle Rock collaborates with Dublab, FYF Fest, Low End Theory, Kingsize Soundlabs, The Ship Studios, LA Record, KOXY Radio, Razorcake, and Zocaloc to create the diverse lineup the Eagle Rock Music Festival is known for.

Back by popular demand, the Low End Theory stage features many different electronic artists including TokiMonsta, the only female artist on the stage and a classically trained musician who uses soundscapes and textures to fuse vintage sounds with progressive styles. FUTURA resident Teebs, has a beat driven style that creates unique but organic electronic musical experiences. Both TokiMonsta and Teebs are on the Brainfeeder label which was founded by this stage’s headliner Flying Lotus, who is known for his atmospheric styling that merges genres of jazz and hip hop with electronica, 8-Bit, bass music and more.

The Global Stage hosted by Dublab Future Roots includes a diverse mix of experimental music from all over the world. East Los Angeles band El-Haru Kuroi fuses traditional Mexican folk waltz with jazz swing, afro-Peruvian, other Latin-Brazilian rhythms, and rock. Fresh off her performance at the Hollywood Bowl with Stevie Wonder and Sharon Jones, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd’s delicate and powerful voice will delight the audiences at the Global Stage.

The Emerging Stage presented by Ford Focus “Gimme the Gig II” and co-curated by FYF, LA Record, and KOXY Radio features experimental producer/musician Boom Bip who is known for his detailed ambient style of music.  Also playing is noise rock band Health who mix haunting monotone vocals and raw synth to create their unique sound.

Performing on the Family Stage are husband-and-wife duo and self proclaimed “kindie rock” musicians Ellen and Matt. The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere is a unique group that plays arrangements of mash-ups and songs ranging from Radiohead, Hank Williams, Aerosmith, and even Justin Bieber.

Also on Caspar Ave, will be various activities including learning to play the ukulele, comic book making, clay projects, and more. The programs, all taught by the Center’s instructors, will give a sneak peek of the Fall Education programming available at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock.

A distinct element of the festival is Bonne Musique Zydeco band playing on the 2nd floor balcony of the Welcome Inn Motel. The 6-member band specializes in Creole music of Louisiana and east Texas.

Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse offers a wide-range of musicians including pop/folk/jazz duo Ampersand, and acoustic set from Saucy Monky, Eagle Rock High School faculty band Six-Pak, and Americana/Indie Rocker Duniven.

Highland park publication Razorcake and Northeast L.A. based arts and educational nonprofit Zocaloc team up to present a unique punk rock experience. The stage includes sets from French Exit, Summer Vacation, and L.A. based garage punk band Barrio Tiger.

Rantz Auto Center opens their garage for the Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz Band directed by Carlos Kuhlmann and revving up their engines to play is 8-piece Afro-Cuban Salsa band Umbalaye.

In the Panang parking lot Kingsize Soundlabs and the Ship Studios showcase fourteen different acts performing back-to-back sets. Los Angeles based Little Red Lung creates leaping harmonies layered over delicate piano and noise experimentation. Indie group Blonde Summer generates sharp vocals and unrelenting rhythms to create irresistible melodies and sextet Shadow Shadow Shade provide unison choir-like vocals over haunting melodies. Closing at the Kingsize stage is Rooney, a five-piece rock band from Los Angeles, whose music sounds like a mix between British Invasion rock and 1980s pop.

Complete line-up and schedule information can be found on the Center’s website: www.cfaer.org as well as the Eagle Rock Music Festival blog and Facebook.

Foodies rejoice! The festival also offers an eclectic blend of international foods at the Eagle Rock Farmers Market as well as a variety of food trucks including the Poutine Truck, Greasy Weiner, Slice Truck, Fresh Fries, and more. This adds to the diverse array of delicious restaurants along the festival route such as the newly opened Halong Bay, fresh & flavorful Four Café, music festival venues Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Camilo’s California Bistro, and the always-popular Coffee Table & Lounge, Taco Spot, and the Oinkster!

A five-dollar suggested donation can be made at the main entrances and throughout the festival. This contribution supports Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Eagle Rock Music Festival. A free shuttle service to and from the festival will be available from the Eagle Rock Plaza, where limited free parking will be available for festivalgoers.

The Eagle Rock Music festival is presented with generous support from The James Irvine Foundation, Ford Focus “Gimme the Gig II”, Macy’s, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Eagle Rock Plaza, AEG, and the community and businesses of Eagle Rock. Stop by the sponsor booths for amazing discounts, coupons and samples!

For more information about the 13th Annual Eagle Rock Music festival please visit www.cfaer.org.

For all Press Inquires contact Meagan Kadish, Public Relations Coordinator at meagan@cfaer.org

 

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Cultivating Collaboration at the 13th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival

Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock present the 13th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, the yearly music festival with a unique and independent neighborhood vibe. The festival will take place on Colorado Blvd. between Eagle Rock Blvd. and Argus Dr. in Eagle Rock, on Saturday October 1, 2011, from 4:00-11:00pm.

The Center’s innovative programming is showcased throughout the year, culminating with the Eagle Rock Music Festival. The festival is built upon strong partnerships with sponsors, programming partners, musicians and the community. Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock collaborates with Dublab, FYF Fest, Low End Theory, Kingsize Soundlabs, The Ship Studios, LA Record, KOXY Radio, Razorcake, and Zocaloc to create the diverse lineup the Eagle Rock Music Festival is known for. Musicians perform at 10 unique venues along Colorado Blvd. that include auto shops, formal stages, and even a motel balcony. The growing line-up of artists and a complete schedule will be announced in early September on the Center’s website: http://www.cfaer.org as well as the Eagle Rock Music Festival blog and Facebook.

The festival will also feature a family friendly kids corner on Caspar Ave. with activities including learning to play the ukulele, comic book making, clay projects and more. The programs, all taught by the Center’s instructors, will give a sneak peek of the Fall Education programming at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock.

Foodies rejoice! The festival will offer an eclectic blend of international foods at the Eagle Rock Farmers Market as well as a variety of food trucks including the Poutine Truck, Greasy Weiner, Slice Truck, Fresh Fries and more. This adds to the diverse array of delicious restaurants along the festival route such as the just opened Halong Bay, fresh & flavorful Four Café, music festival venues Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Camilo’s California Bistro, and the always popular Coffee Table & Lounge, Taco Spot, and Oinkster!

A five-dollar suggested donation can be made at the main entrances and throughout the festival. This contribution supports Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, the non-profit that produces the Eagle Rock Music Festival. A free shuttle service to and from the festival will be available from the
Eagle Rock Plaza, where limited free parking will be available for festivalgoers.

The Eagle Rock Music Festival is presented with generous support from Macy’s, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Eagle Rock Plaza, and the community and businesses of Eagle Rock. Stop by the sponsor booths for amazing discounts, coupons, and samples!

For more information about the Eagle Rock Music Festival please visit www.cfaer.org

FUTURA feat. Shlohmo, Austin Peralta, Strangeloop, Teebs, and Asura

 

 

 

 

 

Alpha Pup & Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock present

FUTURA

 

feat. Shlohmo, Austin Peralta, Strangeloop, Teebs, and Asura

 

Friday, August 12, 2011

9:00pm

All Ages

Admission: $10

 

Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock

2225 Colorado Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90041

 

On this special evening we are proud to present a very special set from Shlohmo, celebrating the release of his new album “Bad Vibes” on FoF Music. Opening sets by residents Teebs and Asura, with visuals by Strangeloop. Strangeloop will also perform a special ambient set of “Fields” (his most recent release on Brainfeeder) featuring Austin Peralta.

FUTURA is an all ages monthly arts experience at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. FUTURA aims to give a home to Los Angeles’ brightest and most forward thinking musical and visual minds in experimental art. More than an over flow of creativity from Low End Theory, FUTURA is an outlet for the ambient electronics and forward-thinking orchestral forays of the Los Angeles music scene.

FUTURA houses two resident performers, Teebs and Asura. Teebs’ recently released Brainfeeder album Ardour has been hailed by resident advisor as “one of the most beautiful albums of the year, alternating between trembling lullabies and softly thumping hip-hop day dreams” and was awarded an 8.0 from Pitchfork. Asura, the classically trained and tirelessly prolific musician produces music which “exists in an interesting middle place between club-ready, low-end-dedicated rhythms and ethereal synth and vocal melodies” according to XLR8R.