MOCA Music: Quindar

Spaceland & MOCA: MUSIC Present

MOCA Music: Quindar

Fartbarf, Eddie Ruscha / Secret Circuit, plus listening room for The Voyager Golden Record

Thu March 15, 2018

6:00 pm (event ends at 9:45 pm)


Los Angeles, CA

Free w/ RSVP @ DoLA

This event is all ages

Alongside the performances will be food trucks, drinks, and regular museum programming at MOCA Grand Avenue. The MOCA Music series is FREE with RSVP, priority entry for MOCA members.

MOCA Music is a free, ongoing series of music at MOCA. MOCA will be collaborating with Spaceland, who is among the most legendary presenters of new and emerging music in L.A., regularly producing events at The Echo, Echoplex, and The Regent Theatre in DTLA.

Electronic music duo Quindar is a collaboration
between Grammy award-winning musician and
longtime Wilco member Mikael Jorgensen , and
art historian-curator James Merle Thomas .
Named after the ubiquitous “beeps” heard in
NASA’s audio transmissions, Quindar began in
2012 and flourished in California when
Jorgensen moved to Ojai and Thomas finished
his PhD and moved to Los Angeles. Informed by
Thomas’s research and Jorgensen’s background
in engineering, Quindar operates as an electronic
music act that reinterprets audio and film
archives, and a creative platform for
collaboration with a growing list of musicians,
designers, visual artists, and engineers.
The band’s 2017 LP Hip Mobility drew from NASA’s audio archives and used the agency’s technical recordings
to create extended sonic landscapes, while consciously avoiding clichés that usually accompany such
material. The album received widespread coverage from music and science press (including interviews on
NPR’s Weekend Edition and Science Friday ), while a related EP and a limited-edition single drew from the
same material and included remixes by collaborator M. Geddes Gengras. In addition to performing regularly at
Wilco’s Solid Sound and other major festivals ( Eaux Claires, Big Ears ), the duo has conducted residencies at
the Philadelphia Museum of Art , MASS MoCA and has performed at The Standard Hotel & The Getty Center in
Los Angeles, CA.
We begin in the year 2008 with Josh, Dan and Brian. Three unassuming, well mannered and fun-loving fellows from a town near the sea. Regressed, mutated and collectively known as Fartbarf, they somehow bring us all into the future, captivating audiences with relentless melodies, robotically tight rhythms, and danceable beats by use of a strict limitation of tools at hand; vintage analog synthesizers, vocoders, drum machines, analog modular systems, and live drums.
Eddie Ruscha / Secret Circuit
Eddie Ruscha / Secret Circuit
For his father, painter, see Ed Ruscha.

Dada Munchamonkey or Edward Joseph Ruscha V, son of LA-based artist Edward Ruscha (Edward Joseph Ruscha IV) is an experimental musician, using mostly analogue equipment and performing productions through almost live experimentation.
Starting writing music in the mid 80s as a founding member of 90s noiseniks Medicine and Maids of Gravity, Ruscha was then responsible for forming the Future Pigeon who have in recent years grown from a two-piece outfit into a collective comprising of nine musicians.
Next he began work on a project with Rub n' Tug's DJ Thomas called The Laughing Light Of Plenty, meanwhile also working under the alias: The Secret Circuit, creating experimental cosmic music.
plus listening room for The Voyager Golden Record
plus listening room for The Voyager Golden Record
David Pescovitz is co-founder of Ozma Records. He is also the editor/managing partner of Boing Boing, the technology and culture web site with more than 5 million readers, and a research director at the nonprofit Institute for the Future. A career science and technology journalist, he has written for the New York Times, Scientific American, Wired, and many other publications.

Timothy Daly is co-founder of Ozma Records. He is also a manager at the iconic Amoeba Music in San Francisco. A veteran of the music industry for almost 20 years, he also owned and operated the label Yik Yak (2003-2010), specializing in limited edition LP releases of experimental and avant-garde music.

Lawrence Azerrad (LADdesign) has created graphic design and comprehensive visual identity systems for clients such as The Clinton Foundation, Best Coast, Miles Davis, Sting and seven album packages for alternative rock band Wilco. Azerrad’s work is included in the book The Greatest Album Covers of All Time and he is the author of a design history of the supersonic luxury airliner Concorde.

Ozma Records is a record label and publisher focused on the intersection of science, art, and consciousness to spark the imagination. Follow us on Twitter @ozmarecords.

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