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FASHION MEDIA MUSIC PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

Telfar – Nude

 

Installation soundtrack by Aaron David Ross & Ryan Trecartin
In collaboration with Telfar & Babak Radboy

Launching his eponymous line in 2005 at the age of 18, Liberian-American unisex prodigy Telfar Clemens has developed a strikingly original and democratic design vocabulary. Laying the blueprint for today’s black avant-garde, TELFAR was genderless a decade before it became a trend, launching projects with a remarkably horizontal cultural impact—from collaborations with Solange Knowles at the Guggenheim Museum to designing the nationwide uniforms for over 10,000 employees of the US fast-food chain White Castle. After winning the 2017 Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund, TELFAR is poised to take its place in the foreground of America’s fashion future.

At Spazio Maiocchi, KALEIDOSCOPE presents TELFAR’s first project in Italy, Nude, a fashion presentation without a single garment, eloquent to the brand’s progressive aesthetics and artistic DNA. The exhibition centers around a 30-feet-tall nude image of the designer by photographer Rob Kulisek surrounded by ten nude and genderless sculptures designed by American artist Frank Benson and manufactured by German state-of-the-art mannequin factory Penther Formes—an updated version of the iconic mannequins presented by TELFAR in the 2016 Berlin Biennale. The show is completed by a short film about Telfar’s apartment building in Queens, New York, by filmmaker Finn MacTaggart; and a musical composition written for clapping by Aaron David Ross in collaboration with artist Ryan Trecartin.

TELFAR’s exhibition will also take over the 3x6m billboard in the courtyard of Spazio Maiocchi, and will be accompanied by a book of images by New York photographer Jason Nocito, a performance by South-African musical duo FAKA, and an exclusive limited-edition T-shirt.

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MEDIA MUSIC PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

BUFFER

By Xavier Cha
Opera, Dance & Theatre work commissioned by BAM
2017 Next Wave Festival & Performa 2017

Xavier Cha’s perception-altering new work lays bare the intimate yet alienated relationships we have with the bodies on our screens.

  • Music and sound design by Aaron David Ross
  • Libretto by Juliana Huxtable
  • Stage design by Paul Kopkau, Felix Burrichter, and Michael Bullock
  • Screenplay by Xavier Cha and Robert Moulthorp
  • Lighting design by Joe Levasseur
  • Costume design by Avena Gallagher
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Audio and video samples available upon request

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GKFX MUSIC PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

Genesis


Performance for Night on Broadway, 01-26-17, Los Angeles
Costume designed & created by Tatiana Valentin
Lighting & Experiential design by Taran Allen
Soundscape by Gatekeeper, Aaron David Ross & Matthew Arkell



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MUSIC PERFORMANCE

JAZZFEST 2016 w Ryan Trecartin

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“There is nothing else in today’s art world even remotely like Ryan Trecartin‘s videos,” proclaimed Art in America. “It’s a sci-fi theater of the absurd for our manically paced YouTube era.“ Within these fluidly structured and visually commanding works, Trecartin’s groundbreaking sound design—a densely layered mix of rapid-fire dialogue, electronic music and live instrumentation—extends the depth, intensity, and insane hilarity of his art. He is joined by his principal collaborator Lizzie Fitch, music producer and DJ Ashland Mines (aka Total Freedom), and composer/producer Aaron David Ross (who will be conducting and doing the music direction) to present a new, digitally-inflected sonic composition live for the very first time.” – Armory Press Release

Selected Press:
Armory Listing | Art News
Audio & Video samples available upon request

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Photos by Da Ping Luo

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FILM GKFX MEDIA MUSIC PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

A distracted path toward extinction

 

There’s a word I’m trying to remember, for a feeling I’m about to have
(a distracted path toward extinction) 

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Premiered at the 9th Annual Berlin Biennale, 2016
On a Boat sailing up and down the Spree River, Berlin

Audio and Video samples available on request

Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic have created a site-specific video installation on the Blue-Star sightseeing boat of Reederei Riedel, the Berlin Biennale’s only itinerant venue, that travels up and down the Spree River throughout the period of the exhibition. The boat’s exterior décor includes images of a giant rat hugging Arunanondchai’s grandfather, in reference to the film shown on board, There’s a word I’m trying to remember, for a feeling I’m about to have (a distracted path towards extinction). Inspired by previous large-scale extinctions in the history of the earth and the likelihood of the next, human extinction as well as the event of Arunanondchai’s older brother getting married, the film uses multiple narrative threads to frame a relationship between being alive today and the collapse of the natural systems around us. In addition to the video, an audio guide made in collaboration with the music producer Aaron David Ross and boychild accompanies passengers as they experience the main route frequented by tour boats on the Spree, passing Museum Island and the city’s government district. During the running time of the Berlin Biennale from June 4 to September 18, 2016, events and performances take place on the upper deck of the boat every Saturday evening.

 

 

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GKFX MEDIA MUSIC PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

Love Focused Like a Lazer


Documentation of “Love Focused Like a Laser”
A Hybrid Opera & Art Collective by Matthew Stone

View on New York Times

“Last week in Miami, just as Art Basel was beginning to feel like a desert of the truth, the British artist and mystic Matthew Stone arrived to create a spiritual oasis. … Stone’s optimism feels at once rainbowy and post-apocalyptic.” – NY Times

Performance credits:
Director – Matthew Stone
Music Director – James Connolly (L-Vis 1990) of Night Slugs
Costume Design – Shayne Oliver & Paul Cupo for Hood By Air
Vocalists – Kelela, Zebra Katz & Michele Lamy
Performance – boychild, Andre J, Matthew Stone
Choreography – Madeline Hollander
Environmental Design – AJ Gvojic of Thunder Horse Video
Producer – Vivan Thi Tang
Sound Engineer – Jim Toth of Timbre Tech
Music Collaborators: Aaron David Ross, Girl Unit, Helix, Matthew Stone, Massacooraman
Andre J costume: Renato Dicent

Video credits:
Producer: Lauren Siegel
Music by: L-Vis 1990, ADR & Girl Unit
Cinematography: William Graydon

Presented by The Hole gallery at Shore Club Miami on Dec 4th 2013.

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GKFX MEDIA PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

Fruit Machine 2


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Sound Design and Live Performance for Xavier Cha‘s Fruit Machine
at the New Museum, 2013

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ADR CAMPAIGN MEDIA MUSIC PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

Nike – Art+Science of Super Natural Motion

04/12 – LORENZO SENNI + AARON DAVID ROSS present 3 hours of structured improvisation
Inspired by the Nike Hyperfeel shoe and art exhibition, @NIKE STADIUM, Milan

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GKFX MEDIA MUSIC PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

The Digital Flesh with Radical Friend

Sound provided for the Beijing edition of Radical Friend‘s Digital Flesh installation, via The Creators Project.
Collaboration with Matthew Arkell, Gatekeeper.

View the online version:
http://digitalflesh.thecreatorsproject.com/
More information available here.