KBOO is a proud media partner for InspireTruth: A New Year’s Eve Celebration & Ceremony
The year 2012 is a turning point. We celebrate our transition into this pivotal year wherein our choices will have great power. Together we cultivate the joy, heart and love that we wish to bring into the new year.
Saturday, December 31st, 2011
9pm-6am (doors open @ 8:30pm)
Refuge (21+ with ID)
116 SE Yamhill
Tickets & Info: http://www.nye-inspire.me
SE Portland: Pappa Gs (2314 SE Division, 97202)
NE Portland: Frock Boutique (1439 NE Alberta, 97211)
Eugene: Stargate (1374 Willamette St #1, 97401)
Ashland: Hemporium (296 E Main St, 97520)
MUSIC: TIPPER, DUBTRIBE, HEYOKA, VAGABOND OPERA, KAMINANDA, SOLOVOX, MANOJ, E3
ART: AUTUMN SKYE, LYNX & MORE
VISUALS: JOHNATHAN SINGER, REED
Tipper makes music for sound systems, with a diversity that ranges from bass fueled electro-breaks, to hip-hop, to intricately programmed downtempo, to full orchestral compositions etc; music that demands to be played at high volumes to unleash their lethal potential. With a musical background in classical training, and listing influences from drum & bass, to hip-hop, to electronica, Tipper has created his own brand of devastating dancefloor bombs and after club ear-teasers. He is admired for being "streaks ahead," and his "expertly crafted" productions are dubbed as being "frightening yet refreshing if it doesn't move you check for a pulse."
Throughout the 1990s, Dubtribe Sound System established a devoted following amid the West Coast house scene because of its live performances, record releases, and self-operated label, Imperial Dub Recordings. Comprised of Sunshine and Moonbeam Jones, the male-female duo met in San Francisco's thriving early-'90s house scene and soon after began making music together as Dubtribe. The duo began touring extensively worldwide, making its name more as a touring act than a recording one. In the early 2000’s the duo approached mainstream crossover success.
Bohemian Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as “A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic.” The group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret for young and old. Paris hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and vigorous originals meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich. Singing in 13 languages and presenting a cabaret of rich musical phrasing, sparkling lyrics and indomitable stage presence, all played with exuberance, skill and a gritty Vagabond edge. This is Opera liberated and reinvented for everyone!
Heyoka, AKA Andrei Olenev, is a cosmic auditory scientist found in the Bay Area noosphere, who has been blowing minds with his sonic manipulations.
In 2010 he has shown that he is a producer consistently evolving his musical style while managing to maintain a signature sound that is distinctively ‘Heyoka’.
His early influences in Downtempo, Dub and IDM combined with midtempo dancefloor genres have helped create a very unique sound that combines relentless basslines, hip hop rhythms, dub vibes, and musicality and melody, all within an atmosphere of heavy psychedelia and alien dimensions.
Kaminanda's ever evolving sound is a playground of original deep Midtempo grooves, tribal rhythms, creative trip hop,complex Dub and lush downtempo textures. Playing live sets with guitar, keyboards, flutes, melodica, and vocals, Kaminanda's music is designed to take the listener/dancer on a journey traversing diverse landscapes reflecting the evolution of our collective consciousness.
A producer, composer, and one-man synthesizer attack squad, Solovox is the sound of Earl Carlton Tietze III. He starts with his own original music which spans the genres of house, glitch-hop, breaks, electro, cosmic funk, ambient, and downtempo acid jazz. Then, in the live environment, he performs with live synth, organ, and piano playing that is like Herbie Hancock smashing head-on into the Chemical Brothers. Mayhem usually ensues, and he consistently delivers one of the finest live electronic shows available anywhere.
Whether improvising heavily with a downtempo acid jazz set or laying down dance tracks at a club, Solovox is not a DJ...he is one of the most exciting electronic performers to be found anywhere.
Manoj emerged in 1991 as one of the pioneering event producers in the NW electronic dance culture. Producing a multitude of successful gatherings in Portland, Eugene and Seattle, he initially became known for his unique style of events that were associated with inspirational experiences for the attendees.
In 1997, feeling that there was something missing in the sounds he was hearing from the dancefloor, Manoj trained himself to dj on turntables and soon after established himself as a well-respected dj. Feeling the limitations of playing records, he excitedly embraced the new digital age of music and its respective technologies. With these new resources at his command, Manoj is now bridging musical worlds and expanding beyond any single limited definition of sound.
DJ E3 (Ezra Ereckson) is a veteran DJ and performer, and as President of BSI Records was an early advocate of an American dub sound, now flowering into dubstep and other related genres. A core member of the pioneering agit-dub band Systemwide, E3 has also been DJing regularly for over a decade. Collecting vinyl since '83, his past residencies such as Deeper Roots and Bassism in the early '00s cemented his rep as a sonic tactician without boundaries, pushing the sounds of Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean at every tempo, from reggae and hip hop through house, techno, jungle and dub, he brings international heat to the most diverse crowd in town.
Rigzin's foremost pursuit is in the meditation practices of Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism. She has studied and practiced now for almost 30 years. Completing a traditional three year retreat, and many other retreats over the years.
By an interesting twist of karmic fate, she revisited her roots as an artist, falling in with, "El Circo", an avant guard artist collective of the west coast underground. Bridging worlds, she would invite her friends to come visit. Hearing her prayers in the early morning hours, they were inspired by the peace and beauty invoked, and arranged for her to record.
My purpose is to create. In that process I find stillness and rhythm, my teacher and passion. I believe that art can be a life shaking experience, or an intimate rendezvous. For me it is both. Placing intention in every creation, I aim to share honesty and awakening. To celebrate this fantastic adventure. To inspire and be inspired.
Starting with seeds of ideas, I work intuitively, not clinging to a preconceived outcome or a completed concept. Texture, colour, and mixed media bring the image into our physical space, creating an interactive and sensory experience. Each canvas takes me on a journey, and as my paintbrush follows, each time I am lead back to my center. Through exploration of "being woxman" and "being human" I express my journey and my highest realization of who we are, through the language of paint.
In this shifting, and challenging Time, I aim to inspire those around me to see the boundless potential in the each moment. May my paintings be a mirror, a reflection of your universal light, your human essence, and your timeless divinity.
When I realized my heart was no longer in static media I began experimenting with the fascinating fluidity of light—how it related to music, how they flowed together into a visual language my computer could speak and then I could project. I realized the correlation between an open heart to the divine and the alchemical combination of light and color. There are no limitations with an imagination.
Moved to become an artist in his own right, Singer began performing real-time multimedia light shows for the musicians he’d met while publishing the magazine. Pushing the boundaries of technology, his performances lead to a new art form incorporating computer-generated images, texture maps, custom 3D animations and special effects to inspire his audiences visual and auditory experience.