Lost City Festival 2013 (Lost City 2: Worlds Of The World)
is a multi-genre music and visual arts festival being held in Adelaide, Australia, for the second year in 2013 - on February
1st-3rd (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
After a successful first year in Adelaide's historic Queen's Theatre, featuring an eclectic lineup of overseas, interstate and local music and visual artists, Lost City returns.
Imagine the outback and old west meets East-meets-West, and beyond. A surreal Outpost stretching from our distant past well into the future beyond the time when the Earth ceases to exist...
Botanical delights, a trek into the plant kingdom, a green land in which our dreams flow into a volcanic stream of voyages through sound, roots, stems and leaves- weaving their way to the light of wake at the top of the forest canopy; in addition to the millimetres below, through and above the substrate where germination and establishment play to hold.
Cubby House World
Regress to childhood... in a good way. Sit around aimlessly in a cubbyhouse, crawl around, draw some thing with crayons - play with your little friends ;)
FRIDAY FEB 1, 2013
|4:30pm OPEN||OUTPOST WORLD||PLANT WORLD||RADAGAST THE BROWN WORLD||COURTYARD WORLD|
|6||Journey Well Space Wizard|
|7:30||Big Richard Insect|
|9||Summer Flake||9:30||Rule Of Thirds||M-Thirteen|
|10:30pm||Electric Sea Spider|
|11:15||Thee Oh Sees|
|1:30am||Pilot Records DJs|
SATURDAY FEB 2, 2013
|4:30pm OPEN||OUTPOST WORLD||PLANT WORLD||RADAGAST THE BROWN WORLD||COURTYARD WORLD|
|5:30||Sparkspitter (duo set)|
|7||Lenin Simos||Caribbean Action Squad|
|8:30||Psalm Trio||8:50||Rites Wild|
General Information / FAQ
Where is Lost City happening? At Tuxedo Cat, 200 North Terrace, Adelaide.
Where are tickets available? See 'Tickets' on our main menu.
Still got questions? You can email us - see under 'Contact' in the main menu!
OtherFilm Festival Adelaide 2012: NEW PERCEPTUAL TRANSACTIONS
Monday December 10 at the Temple of Lost Light (188 Grenfell Street (Corner of Frome Road), Adelaide)
Pioneering minimalist video semiology meets raw light meets imaginary television programs from the future. Expanded cinema, performance, noise and more is in store at the 2012 OtherFilm Festival.
Bruce McClure (USA)
New Yorker Bruce McClure customises 16mm projectors, installing metal filters within, so they project basic shapes and textures. Deploying multiple projectors, he superimposes these imageries to generate interference patterns and animation effects. Film loops with alternating opaque and clear sections phase the light. He modulates the effects by adjusting the projectors’ focus, speed, and light intensity in durational performances, slowly conjuring up a diversity of optical effects. The film loops double as a pulsing optical soundtrack, which is modified using guitar delay and distortion effects. McClure’s performances are overwhelming. Messing with our vision (and even driving some poor souls to the bathroom), his work recalls a history of avant-garde inquiry around the phenomenology of the flicker. McClure recently played support for Throbbing Gristle, indicating his alliegence with industrial culture, with its love/hate relationship with the machine.
Peter Burr / Cartune Xprez (USA)
Peter Burr is a video and performance artist, originally from Portland, now based in New York. He belongs to an underground network of DIY cartoonists and animators. In his performance Special Effect, he is the live presenter of a TV show. The show features twenty new thirty-second works by leading underground animators, all inspired by ‘the zone’ in Andrei Tarkovsky's 1971 sci-fi film Stalker. The site of a unnamed cataclysm, ‘the zone' is an off-limit place, pregnant with magic, mystery, and hope; there, it is said, dreams come true. Burr integrates these contributions into a show involving a hacked Kinect camera, hand-knitted costumes, and laser beams, to imagine ninety minutes of live television from the future. With Burr performing simultaneously in person and on screen, Special Effect recalls the way children project themselves into the fictive space of television cartoons, over-identifying with their characters. It’s hard to tell whether Burr has infiltrated television (and is now pulling the strings), whether it has absorbed him, or somehow both. The suggestion is that he has collaged himself at once into television and into our heads, exploring and channeling our subconscious, co-opting our illusions.
Joel Stern (Brisbane)
Joel Stern is an artist, curator and researcher primarily working with experimental music & sound. Joel’s work incorporates DIY electronics, homemade instruments, text cut-ups, field recordings and muliti-speaker experiments. In Adelaide he will be working with flashing LED lights and light-sensitive synthesizers. Joel's key projects include Abject Leader (with filmmaker Sally Golding) a duo widely recognised as Australia's premier exponents of contemporary expanded cinema, and Sky Needle (with Sarah Byrne, Alex Cuffe and Ross Manning) a primitive music ensemble using handmade and recycled instruments. Joel co-founded the collectives OtherFilm, Audiopollen and Disembraining Machine, projects that helped shape the perception of Brisbane as an epicentre of Australian avant-nonsense.
With performance/presentation from locals including Lenin Simos + Nick Dallwitz, Doe + light village exploration zone, Daniel Varricchio space project, BIG.DOS, Hal Bird, Overhead Projector World with Andrew Martin + Julian Lucas and more.
Awesome Tapes From Africa (USA) / Lost City Festival pre-party
Friday January 11, 2013
"Remarkable."--New York Times
"The Awesome Tapes From Africa blog/label imprint does what every great DJ does, winning over a crowd by sheer force of vision."--SPIN (http://www.spin.com/gallery/10-best-sets-all-tomorrows-parties?page=2#main)
"A good blog is a goldmine." - THE WIRE
After a stint in Ghana researching the local hip-hop movement, Brooklyn's Brian Shimkovitz, a trained ethnomusicologist, has accumulated hundreds of cassette tapes of rare african music from Zimbabwe to Ethiopia to Senegal. He has been sharing his bounty through his popular blog Awesome Tapes From Africa, which he takes on the road as a DJ. Expect a trip to the music cultures of an entire continent. Recently, Awesome Tapes From Africa has played high profile events such as, All Tomorrow's Parties (2010 and 2011), Denmark's Roskilde festival, and Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival, among others. This summer Shimkovitz hosted a special project at Paris' prestigious Musee du Quai Branly and is curating a night of music from Ghana at Berlin's Worldtronics festival in December 2011.
Awesome Tapes From Africa is now also a label, with the first release just made available via Secretly Canadian Distribution: the critically acclaimed La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3 is a classic 1982 recording by Mali's legendary diva, Nâ Hawa Doumbia. Expect more releases to follow in the coming months.SPIN 10 Best Sets At All Tomorrow's Parties in NJ: http://www.spin.com/gallery/10-best-sets-all-tomorrows-parties?page=2#main
XLR8R Podcast mix: http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast/2009/07/awesome-tapes-africa
Red Bull Academy Radio mix: http://redbullmusicacademyradio.com/shows/3364/
Thee Oh Sees (USA)
It’s been a year since Thee Oh Sees tempted Australia with their insane, hectic and cacophonous live shows, and each year they leave us wanting more. Having built a feverishly prolific reputation for their immense output, Thee Oh Sees return to celebrate their 14th release Putrifiers II with performances at the highly regarded All Tomorrows Parties festival and a blitz national tour serving tight psychedelic jams and an unrestrained live show.
Forming as a solo outlet for John Dwyer, Thee Oh Sees soon evolved into a full band. Dwyer’s knack for all things music started at a young age, and has since seen him front several influential underground American bands.
“Propulsive, careening, and at times, openly dangerous, Thee Oh Sees are like the house band for a runaway train.” Pitchfork
Robin Fox (Melbourne)
Robin Fox’s laser show describes, in three-dimensional visual space, the geometry of sound. Enveloping the audience in synchronous sound and light information, the performance is designed to resemble a synaesthetic experience where what you hear is also what you see. The same electricity generated to move the speaker cones is sent simultaneously to high-speed motors that deflect the laser light on an x/y axis converting sonic vibration into light movement.
“Visually stunning….” The New York Times
“….a completely unique and memorable experience” Hobart Mercury
“The distortion of space and reality is awe-inspiring” New York Theatre Review
Sleep ∞ Over (USA)
Forever, the debut LP from Austin-based Stefanie Franciotti, is a record of pastoral psychedelia, swirling texture, and unforgettable vocal strains, combining both synth landscapes and pop architecture to create an unfolding sense of yearning. Her voice weaves in and out of brethren synth and guitar timbres, unfolding over time outlined by minimal drum machine pulse, creating tape-saturated pop gems and ominous moments of synth shimmer that recall both dream pop and industrial urgency.
Nobunny is the stage persona of musician Justin Champlin, performing since 2001. His on-stage attire includes a rabbit mask accompanied by other bizarre items, so this is sure to be weird and wonderful.
His debut LP, Love Visions, was home recorded and released in 2008 on Bubbledumb Records to positive reviews. It was re-released with 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in 2009 along with a second album, Raw Romance, which was released with Burger Records. His second official LP, "First Blood", was released by Goner Records in September 2012..
Sky Needle perform primitive pop improvised along hypnotic waves of clunk in the backwater of the cosmic junkyard on instruments operated by Alex Cuffe, Joel Stern, Sarah Byrne, Ross Manning and Michael Donnelly. Sky Needle live mostly in Brisbane, Australia.
"defies genre and spits phlegm in the face of categorization" - The Boston Hassle (review of Rave Cave LP)
NO ZU (Melbourne)
Heat-beat band of ever changing psychics and mediums.
Alex Yabsley (Dot.AY) is a performing electronic musician who specialises in new and experimental forms of electronic music performance and composition. In 2007 he completed a Bachelor of Music Technology with Honours at the Queensland Conservatorium. The dissertation completed for his Honours year was entitled “The Sound of Playing: A study into the Music and Culture of Chiptunes”, Chipmusic is an electronic music form focussing on pushing archaic computer hardware to create music, namely videogame consoles. Since this time Alex has dedicated his creative career to the performance, promotion and development of Chip Music. In regards to performance Alex has played extensively around Brisbane as well as in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and recently performed at the inaugural Blip Festival Australia after previously playing afterparties at Blip Festival Tokyo and New York. He has also collaborated with cult superstar Amanda Palmer on a cover of the Lana Del Rey song videogames.
He has supported international artists Crystal Castles, Girl Talk, Glomag and Dan Deacon and was featured on the ABC TV program Good Game. He is regularly played on 4zzzFM radio and has been featured on Triple J show Sound Lab. On top of this he has conducted workshops, performed at showcases and artist presentations at ACMI, Sound Summit and Electrofringe. Beyond the world of chipmusic Alex has worked as a DJ, Sound Designer, Sonic Artist and Installation artist. In Summary Alex is an Event Promoter, DJ, Performing Artist, Sound Designer, Sonic Artist, Installation Designer, Workshop presenter and all round nice guy.
Electric Sea Spider (Melbourne)
Electric Sea Spider (Jim Sellars) is a 21-year-old electronic/hip-hop producer from Melbourne, Australia, with a passion for youthful nostalgia and disjointed sampling. He is also a part of Melbourne-based collective //This Thing//.
Rites Wild (Adelaide/Melbourne)
Rites Wild (Adelaide, now Melbourne-based) has spent the past few years honing her sound and performing an impressive list of support slots with such artists as Sun Araw (USA), Prince Rama (USA), Keith Fullerton Whitman (USA) and High Wolf (FRANCE) and performing at New Zealand's Camp A Low Hum festival in early 2012. Her impressive debut LP 'Ways of Being' was released on October 30, 2012, through Not Not Fun Records.
Local artists include:
Oisima, Rule of Thirds, Doe, Summer Flake, Thunderclaw, Big Richard Insect, Fake Tan, Lenin Simos, Daniel Varricchio, Journey Well Space Wizard, M-Thirteen, Pilot DJs, Iraan Sanadzadeh and Beige Abrasion
More TBA this week and tickets on sale!
Jayson Haebich is a Melbourne based programmer, VJ and new media artist who uses his skills as a computer programmer to create diverse and innovative works ranging from club visuals, site specific installations, data visualisations, film clips and much more. Constantly evolving, Jaysons work takes the latest innovations and trends in technology and aims to use these within an artistic context.
During the past few years Jayson has created installations and visuals for festivals such as Stereosonic, Sugar Mountain, Woodford Folk Festival and Burning Man USA, he has also had his data visualisation work showcased at the 46th Symposium of Science and Documentary Films as well as collaborating on a film clip for the hip hop group The Herd. After his amazing projection work at the first Lost City, we can't wait to see what he'll come up with this time.
Tooth and Nail + Red Tomato Design
Armed with squeegees and covered in ink Tom from Red Tomato Design and Jake from Tooth and Nail will be at the ready to live print t-shirts. So buy a blank from us or bring your own sit back and watch the magic happen. Unique Lost City designs only available at the festival!
Robin Fox (Melbourne)
see above (under the Music section).
Other local visual artists and designers include:
+ Jesse Limb, Jock Walker and Brad Lay (transform an area into Tarp Space) + Julie Walker + Julian Lucas + Joe Connell + David Apps + Michael Carter + Matea Gluscevic + MORE TBA.
Lost City Festival 2013: Worlds of the World
Feb 1-2, 2013
Tickets available through Venuetix outlets or online here:
OR if you'd like to buy them without booking fee - go into Clothesline Saga (Rundle Street) or Magazine (Clubhouse Lane).
238 Rundle Street
(Just off Hindley Street)
(08) 8212 3773
$47 general presale.
Tickets are limited.
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