Project Description

Summer Performance Series

Artist: Evan Caminiti, Vestals, Golden Retriever, Names | Visuals by Cybele Lyle
July 26th, 2013

Please join us for an evening of experimental music featuring Evan Caminiti, Vestals, and Names from San Francisco along with Portland-based Golden Retriever.

Cybele Lyle will present Untitled (Rolling Hills) 2, a video/spatial collage, bringing together photography, video and the architectural space of Disjecta to create a third space. Presented in conjunction with the performances, this work explores not just the juxtaposition of different types of space, but also the relationship between three kinds of time: still, video (contained) and the present (real) time.

Evan Caminiti (also known as one half of guitar duo Barn Owl) creates a lush and misty atmosphere full of hazy, half-remembered sound portraits heard through a veil of static and hiss.
Names is a San Francisco cross-genre, experimental music group formed in 2012 by Gerritt Wittmer and Jesse Jackson (Liars, g9, Sissy Spacek, Flaspar). Using crafted sounds and various synth based instruments, they meld darkness with melody and rhythm. They continue to build momentum, strengthening ties to a new reality by exploring concepts of life, death, pain and the absence thereof, while embracing a void of depravity and austerity.
Golden Retreiver
The Portland group Golden Retriever is made up of bass clarinetist Jonathan Sielaff and synth player Matt Carlson. Golden Retriever create polyphonic music from monophonic instruments. The bass clarinet and the analog modular synthesizer are generally both capable of playing only one note at a time. Starting from this point of pure melody, Golden Retriever then find ways to turn melody into harmony… to make live electronic music that is remarkably rich in textural details and almost symphonic in its use of layering. Though the music is often classified as experimental, its most salient feature is melody. It is made remarkable by the ease at which it takes the disparate elements of minimalism, free jazz, noise, classical, and even pop and shapes it all into something emotionally compelling.
Cybele Lyle holds an MFA from Hunter College in New York City, where she received the Tony Smith Award upon graduating. She received a BFA in printmaking from California College of the Arts. Cybele has been an artist in residence at the Bemis Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Ox-Bow. She has shown her work internationally and recently exhibited with Pro Arts in Oakland as part of the 2×2 Solos. Cybele was selected as a finalist for the 2012 SECA award and was recently selected for the Kala Fellowship in Berkeley. She currently has a studio at Real Time & Space in Oakland and lives in San Francisco.
Using various strategies of documentation, Cybele Lyle’s work explores the connections between constructed space and constructed subjectivity through sculpture, photography, video and projection. The spaces she creates – queer, safe, architectural and emotional – form a critically reconstructed mirror of reality, an alternative environment in which all forms of intimacy are allowed to be visible.