Experimental performers with uncommon intensity collide.
John Carroll Kirby
Amnesia Scanner (Young Turks)
In collaboration with creative director and visual artist Taran Allen, the OPEN BETA space will completely transform on multiple nights during the Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles, overhauling the space each time to reflect the unique energies of that evening’s artists. This opening night – programmed together with Los Angeles label Outside Insight head Julian Schoen – gathers live performers who present their unclassifiable, experimental work with an uncommon intensity, blurring the lines between performer and witness, stage and crowd. The full lineup includes SADAF (from Outside Insight), the disorienting electronics of Amnesia Scanner, the blissful music of Johan Carroll Kirby, Yves Tumor debuting a live visual production featuring digital artist Ezra Miller, and psychedelic songwriter Eartheater, minimalist punk Sneaks and the ferocious dancehall of Barcelona’s Bad Gyal. Whether working with found sound, reggaeton or noise, they all offer challenging and thrilling perspectives on what live music can be in 2017.
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