In Too Deep is a monthly series (every Second Saturday) curated by electronic music duo KYN (Josh Casey & Yari Bundy) in association with Studio Grand. Incorporating Bay Area experimental traditions and the sounds of Berlin’s underground dance scene, In Too Deep seeks to create a space for those left wanting more from the current sound of commercialized electronic music, and to present an audiovisual landscape incorporating rhythm, noise, and atmosphere. Expect live electronic music that moves you physically and spiritually. In an effort to create a truly immersive experience, each performance will be accompanied by live visuals from some of our favorite local artists.
Tonight: Featured artist Nine (Left Hand Path, Surface Tension) live, with live visuals by special guest Greg Kappes -- plus an early live set from series curators KYN, with visuals by special guest Jesse Austin.
Nine is a musical moniker of Nihar Bhatt, member of the post-techno Surface Tension DJ collective and co-head, (with Chris Zaldua), of the Left Hand Path record label. While deeply rooted in the architecture of 90s acid and rave, Nine's live hardware sets are constantly searching the landscape of the modern dystopia for ideas to bring to life.
Greg Kappes is a musician, improvisor, and multimedia artist based in Oakland, CA. His works are explorations of data and technology, the person-computer and the computer-person, communication and mediation. These are performances, installations, and projections inspired by and created in collaboration with our silicon-based friends.
Multi-modal art to enkindle digital ego death. Conscious thought is an ever pliable instrument for the creation of cognitive maps that define who we are and how we function. We are one way, but we could be any other way. Through embodiment experiments in imagined realities, we can expand the space of possibilities through which we create ourselves, relate those selves to others and to the ways we create and survive in the world, and ultimately plot the absolute freedom of all conscious life.
Inspired by Berlin techno and the environments from which those sounds emanate, KYN is an electronic duo that explores experimental dance music with a dark, minimal and atmospheric aesthetic. With influences from films like Blade Runner, Alien and Ex Machina to the sounds of Northern Electronics, Stephan Bodzin, Ital Tek and Andy Stott, KYN weaves an odyssey of electronic sound through live performance. Using music as catharsis from the often dark world we live in, KYN invites deep contemplation allowing space for escape and movement while finding comfort in what some find frightening.
DOORS 9:00 PM; MUSIC 9:30
$7-15 sliding scale