Immediately following the CMJoyful performances, DJ sessions from three of our favorite record labels -- Merge Records, [PIAS] America and Beggars Group -- run in the lobby from 5pm to midnight. Finally, on Saturday, October 19, RAFT presents the 11th installment of his ongoing collaborative project ASSEMBLE. An ensemble of 10 will perform RAFT's piece, "ASSEMBLE XI, Transmissions in A & E". Transmissions is a one-hour performance in which the ensemble will sonically sculpt long sustained tones using the notes A and E. RAFT brings together a carefully selected group of musicians and sound artists such as Brian Chase and Sabisha Friedberg, among others. They will set loose to subtly and collectively build a gorgeous collective cacophony of sound. Assemble XI is sponsored by Blackstar Amplification.
All of the events taking place from October 16-19 are free, open to the public and all ages. Ace Hotel New York is located at 20 West 29 Street. For more information about the performing artists and schedule, please visit acehotel.com/calendar/newyork.
About Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel reinvents hospitality to make something fresh, energized and human. We embrace and reimagine classic buildings and interesting opportunities, creating a sense of history and place that pairs the pragmatic with the romantic. Our hotels are inspired by an affinity for the soulful and fueled by localized and handmade culture. Keep in touch at acehotel.com and @acehotel.
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About Beggars Group
Now housing four of the most recognisable independent record labels – 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade and XL Recordings – The Beggars Group in the last decade has gone from strength to strength, not only confirming their position as one of the largest independent groups of labels in the world, but also, by allowing their artists the time to develop, affording them freedom and support, releasing the best the decade had to offer.
About [PIAS] America
[PIAS] America is one of the worlds leading independent music companies, consisting of three main areas; [PIAS] America Artist & Label Services and our record company, [PIAS] America Recordings and our [PIAS] America Cooperative label licensing division. Founded in 1982 by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot, today [PIAS] America has over 200 employees and offices in every major European market, the USA and Australia.... As Europe’s largest independent sales and distribution company, [PIAS] America has worked with outstanding labels such as 4AD, Atmospherique, Beggars Banquet, Creation, Domino, Eagle, Epitaph, Factory, Infectious, Mute, N.E.W.S, Ninja Tune, Nuclear Blast, Rough Trade, Sub Pop, Tommy Boy, Union Square Music, Warp, Wichita, XL Recordings and many others.
About Merge Records
Merge Records was started in the summer of 1989, by Laura Ballance & Mac McCaughan, the same summer they formed the band Superchunk in Chapel Hill, NC. The first couple releases were cassettes (remember those?), by WWAX and Bricks, followed by the first Superchunk (then known only as "Chunk") 7-inch single. The vinyl 7-inch was the format of choice for the first 3 years of the label, with cash borrowed from friends to finance projects (including singles from Erectus Monotone, Angels of Epistemology, and more Superchunk) and bedrooms serving as Merge HQ until 1992, when the first Merge full-length release, Tossing Seeds by Superchunk, was released on CD, LP, and cassette. Since '92 Merge moved from one charming-yet-run-down office to another until 2001, when they finally made the move from Chapel Hill down the road to a fine old building all their own in historic Downtown Durham, NC.
About Assemble XI: Transmissions in A&E
Pat Noeker, aka RAFT, is a former member of influential NYC outfits Liars and These Are Powers. After TAP, he began curating Assemble: evenings in which a wide range of performers from the city's underground + experimental music scenes get together and perform as a loosegroup, all meditating on a single note or theme. Performers are scattered around the room, creating a fully immersive experience for attendees - the work alters depending on where one stands in proximity to specific performers.
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