Special Benefit event for Transformer at Comet Ping Pong
Friday, September 24, 2010; 10:30pm
$10 donation at the door; $1 PBRs
Sasha Lord Presents and Comet Ping Pong host a live art installation by Arrington De Dionyso and performance of Arrington De Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa (Indonesian pop band / Old Time Relijun) with a live percussion set by International beatmaker Kiran Ganhi.
Arrington de Dionyso makes trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and hallucinations. Using performance and visual art, he traverses the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic séance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll.
De Dionyso's most recent project, Malaikat dan Singa, is a trance-punk outfit with a shape-shifting lineup featuring bass-clarinet, guitars, multiple drummers and his trademark wild vocals (multi-spectral harmonic throatsinging combined with grunts, yelps, and barks) - this time, all sung in Indonesian. Malaikat dan Singa translates as "Angels and Lions," and de Dionyso's Indonesian lyrics combine mythology and fantasy with haphazard translations of poet William Blake. The project, however, ultimately defies a clean translation. Malaikat dan Sanga gains power by crossing boundaries - both linguistic and psychic.
Come out & support Transformer at this special event!!
Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008