The Catalyst

Dan Deacon

(((folkYEAH!))) presents: Live in the Atrium

Dan Deacon

Height With Friends, CHESTER ENDERSBY GWAZDA, Alan Resnick

Mon, October 22, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$15 in advance / $15 at the door

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

Live in the Atrium

Dan Deacon
Dan Deacon
"Equally influenced by diverse artists like Devo, Talking Heads, Scratch Orchestra, Raymond Scott, and Conlon Nancarrow, electronic music composer Dan Deacon studied electro-acoustic and computer music composition at Purchase College in New York. While he was a student, he issued his first recordings in small runs on CD-R, including Green Cobra Is Awesome vs. the Sun, Silly Hat vs. Egale Hat (yes, "Egale"), and Meetle Mice, all released in 2003. He later moved to Baltimore, MD, and became an instant figurehead of the city's fledgling electronic music community, joining the Wham City collective and evangelizing his and his fellow whimsical peers' "future shock" output. Linking up with the Carpark label, he released Spiderman of the Rings (2007) and Bromst (2009), two albums filled with hyperactive and often challenging electronic detritus." - Rob Theakston, AllMusicGuide
Height With Friends
I've been recording and performing as Height since 1998. I added the 'with friends' in 2008 and made it more of a band, and less like a rapper with an anonymous crew. The cast is constantly revolving. At the moment, we are performing as a five-piece band with live instruments.
We've released thirteen albums and EP's. Wham City, Friends, Grand Man, Dogg Pony, Aural States and Snowghost Records have all put out our music.
We've played over 500 shows in the US, Canada and Europe. We have toured with Future Islands, Dan Deacon, Beach House, Jana Hunter, Grand Buffet, Adventure, Cex, The Death Set, and Oxes as well as many equally good, but yet lesser known acts.
We tend to keep all the writing and production in-house, but we've also been fortunate to collaborate with artists like Tobacco and Wye Oak.
The music of Height has changed drastically over the years, and it will continue to evolve. The goal is always to make understated, moving music from the heart. We are currently putting the finishing touches on a new full length, due out this summer.
I'm a freelance producer/engineer living in Baltimore.
Shroud is my own music, and I'm very excited to be sharing it with people!
Here's a short selection of projects I've produced:
Dan Deacon "Bromst"
Future Islands "On the Water"
Cloud Nothings "Cloud Nothings"
Ecstatic Sunshine "Way"
Air Waves "Air Waves EP"
Future Islands "In Evening Air"
Lonnie Walker "These Times Old Times"
Junk Culture "Hang Roxy" (mixed)
Ed Schrader's Music Beat "Jazz Mind" (mixed)
New Dan Deacon LP, out fall 2012!
Also, I play synth in Nuclear Power Pants and the Dan Deacon Ensemble.
Thank you very very much for listening!
Alan Resnick
Alan Resnick is a visual artist obsessed with his own face. Since 2009 he has been working towards the creation of a lifelike digital backup. This avatar is being designed to fill the role of Alan to family and friends in the event of his death. Alan has also gives"neat" lectures about the importance of digitizing the self and DIY virtual reality technology. After receiving his BFA from SUNY Purchase he started collaborating with the Wham City collective. He exaggerates his own self worth or importance, often in an overbearing manner.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060