Yves Tumor

Noise Pop Festival 2019 & DJ Dials Present

Yves Tumor

Lara Sarkissian, Watkins/Peacock

Sat · March 2, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18 adv / $22 door

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This event is all ages

Yves Tumor
Yves Tumor
Yves Tumor? Try to unravel, and the dimensions and personas spill out like the cracked and warped contents of a grotesquely beautiful matryoshka doll. A gothic soundscape auteur? Details are scant, so the music does most of the talking…

To see Yves Tumor step upon a stage is to be thrashed by a howling cyberpunk fiend - yet filter the recorded output and be treated to a kaleidoscopic union of classic songwriting and lobotomized sound experiments. The duality unveils subtly but hints and images can be parsed from music and lyrics, giving that impression that on experience and listen it just might be possible that everything will come into a pop perfect focus.
Lara Sarkissian
Lara Sarkissian
Lara Sarkissian is a composer, DJ (FOOZOOL) and filmmaker. She is co-founder of CLUB CHAI in the Bay Area alongside artist 8ULENTINA; a record label, event series, and curatorial project that artistically hybridizes non-western sounds with electronic music. Lara Sarkissian’s electronic music weaves in experimental sound design, approaches, storytelling and has roots to her visual work. She scores for films and audiovisual installations. In Spring 2018, she joined the Institute for Sound and Music in Berlin and ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany as an artist in residence. Sarkissian worked with spatial audio software in producing a 360 degree immersive sound and visual installation piece in collaboration with video artist Jemma Woolmore for the ISM Hexadome exhibition. The installation piece will be exhibiting at museums in Europe and North America until 2019. In 2017, Sarkissian made her live set international debut at Moscow Museum of Modern Art’s 'Hosting the Inhuman' exhibition, performing a live-score to her short film IR HOKIN HANGEEST. In 2018, she produced a 360 sound piece and live show for San Francisco's spatial software and immersive audio space Envelop. Her work has been featured on The FADER, Fact Magazine, Mixmag, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, Telekom Electronic Beats, Spin Magazine, Thump/Vice, Tiny Mix Tapes, Billboard, The Creators Project, KQED, Milk Studios, Dummy Magazine, Reorient Magazine, East Bay Express and Truants.
The new duo of electro-acoustic disciple, Zachary James Watkins and analog-spacesynth master, Ross Peacock conjures a new possibility of tone, rhythm and light. Influenced by the likes of Dub, Krautrock and experimental pioneers Cluster, Brian Eno and Scientist, their live improvised blend of psychedelic electronica embraces the fragility of analog and digital hardware systems. Watkins/Peacock engage in vibrant patterns over time with an investment in exploration and exchanges.

Watkins has recently returned from Carnegie Hall, where Kronos Quartet performed his original composition “Peace Be Till.” In 2017, he composed and performed an hour long score for the 35mm film “Black Field,” collaborating with acclaimed filmmaker, Paul Clipson. His duo, Black Spirituals, has released records on SIGE/The Tapeworm and toured Europe extensively including a six week stint with Earth. They have since received glowing reviews from the likes of The New York Times and The Wire.

Ross Peacock with his band, Mwahaha, have performed extensively in the U.S. performing a live Boiler Room set following the release of their first full length on Plug Research. They were invited by Warp Records to perform at their SXSW showcase where NPR’s “All Songs Considered” named them one of their Favorite Discoveries of SXSW. Mwahaha was later invited to the UK to perform alongside Sigur Ros at The Eden Project after appearing in London with Damo Suzuki (CAN)/Andrew Weatherall (Warp). He has been featured in Vice, Mojo, Spin, NME and has collaborated with Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards and Jel/Odd Nosdam of Anticon.

The Watkins/Peacock duo have since performed a live film score at the 3rd annual Haxan Film Festival, opened for the Fred Frith Trio and in May 2018 appeared at MUTEK San Francisco playing alongside Aux 88, Errorsmith, and Francesco Tristano/Derrick May. The duo are in the wake of the first E.P. of the thematic series, Acid Escape.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110