News

2019

NOVEMBER

24 – yek koo, David Zuckerman, and TBD @ Kingston Artist Collective,
Kingston, NY

22 – yek koo, David Zuckerman, Jake Meginsky, and Gloyd (Neil young, Ruth Garbus, Wendy Eisenberg, Donny Shaw, Andy Allen) @ Root Cellar, Greenfield, MA

20 – yek koo, David Zuckerman + TBA @ Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

19 – yek koo opens for Purple Pilgrims Residency at Union Pool, NYC


5 to 19
– All Is Leaf Artist-in Resident @ Berkshire Botanics, Massachusetts –
An Art and Ecology Residency

OCTOBER

18 – Jesse Perlstein/Shinya Sugimoto, yek koo, and LA FOG @ Character Projects, Highland Park, Los Angeles

SEPTEMBER

15yek koo, Kathryn Shuman, and Gerrit Hatcher (Chicago)
@ beta-level, Chinatown, Los Angeles

AUGUST

17 – Matt Weston (Albany) w/ Shook/Byrnes, yek koo, and Casa Berenice
@ Human Resources, Los Angeles 410 Cottage Home Street, 8pm
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2877622592255047/?active_tab=about

MARCH 

3Alex Zhang Hungtai, Ka Baird, and yek koo @ Human Resources Los Angeles, 410 Cottage Home Street, 8pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2335850133361820/



2018

NOVEMBER 

18 – The Sea, The Stars, A Landscape, a new segment of Alison O’Daniel’s The Tuba Thieves accompanied by Helga Fassonaki and Omar Corona, both on trumpet.  This is the final installment of LAND’s Exchange Value exhibition.

SEPTEMBER

26 – Performance by yek koo Coaxial for the closing of Christopher Reid Martin’s installation of Mar Gauge

AUGUST

27 – Performances by The Renderers, Emily Lacy, Kathleen Kim, and yek koo @ Zebulon Los Angeles, CA

MAY


31
 – Kathleen Kim and yek koo @ Spectrum, 70 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, 7:30pm

30
– Kathleen Kim and yek koo @ Root Cellar, Greenfield, MA

29 
– Kathleen Kim and yek koo @ Avenue Grocery, Brattleboro, VT

26
 – Ontopo presents: Kathleen Kim and yek koo @ Catskill ZenDo, a Korean Buddhist temple, Summitville, NY (NOTE:  this is a special 24 hours event including a talk by Kathleen Kim and Helga Fassonaki as well as performances, breakfast, and dinner.  Tickets are limited to 40, please email: info@ontopo.net

25 – Kathleen Kim and yek koo @ Vox Populi,  Philly, PA

11 – Kathleen Kim, yek koo, and Kelly Coats @ Jenny’s4220 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90029, 8:30pm 

MARCH

22 – The Gallery @ Michael’s, 1147 Third St, Santa Monica, CA,  7pm

FEBRUARY 

21 – Juini Booth & Kathleen Kim aka @ Zebulon
The Booth / Kim , Eclectic Nativity*” celebrating their birthdays, Booth’s 70th! Opening performances by Guillermo E. Brown (solo) and LA Fog, DJ’ing by Xandao
*w/ Joce Soubiran, Guillermo E. Brown, Wynne Bennett, Giles Miller, Kelly Coats, Jonathan Silberman, Helga Fassonaki, Scott Martin, Corey Fogel, Cameron Stallones, and Jon Leland PLUS Special Guest: Robert J. Carmack – Echoes of SUN RA Poetry
Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1509801642406808/

1 – present – untune field studies in Social Exchange Theory

JANUARY 

1 – presentuntune field studies in Social Exchange Theory


2017

NOVEMBER

1 to 22 – untune presents Brennan HillSocial Sub-Sub-Genres
Artist Reception: Friday November 1st, 6-9pm
Special event (details coming):  Friday November 17th, 7-10pm
Closing dinner party: Wednesday November 22nd, 7-10pm

OCTOBER 

6 to 9untune Artist in Resident – Marcia Bassett, Social Entropy
Exhibition Dates: TBA

16 to 22 – untune
 Artist in Resident – Kathleen Kim, Social Slur 

Program Schedule:
Thursday October 19th from 8-10pm
Join LA Fog for a performed rehearsal of new work with undiscovered endings.  Food  and drinks provided.  LA Fog is an experimental music group composed of woodwinds  and strings. Their music is composed by members Kelly Coats, Kathleen Kim, Giles Miller  and Jonathan Silberman, and their compositions include structures for improvisation  along with traditional and non-traditional scores.
Facebook Event

Saturday October 21st from 4-7pm
Siblings Eric Kim and Kathleen Kim invite guests to engage in conversation while enjoying the calming and healing properties of freshly brewed Wood Betony tea and hors d’eourves. The botanical term for Wood Betony, Betonica officinalis, means ‘tonic for head.’
Facebook Event

23 to 28untune Artist in Resident – Alison O’Daniel, Social Tone
Exhibition Dates TBA

SEPTEMBER

22 – untune, Closing event for Social Relations featuring specially crafted first-time collaborations between Hardcore Tina & Syko Friend and Shekhan & yek koo.

1 – untune, Grand unveiling of untune with Exhibition #1 – Social Relations.  First part of the Social series.  Opening Reception: Friday September 1st, 7pm – 11pm

AUGUST

17Coaxial, 1815 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90015.  The Unwrinkled Ear Concert Series presents Biliana Voutchkova (violin) / Helga Fassonaki (trumpet, electronics) DUO, Shelley Burgon (harp, electronics) / Helga Fassonaki (trumpet, electronics) DUO, Biliana Voutchkova (violin) / Shelley Burgon (harp, electronics) DUO, Helga Fassonaki (trumpet, electronics) / Biliana Voutchkova (violin) / Shelley Burgon (harp, electronics) TRIO
Facebook Event

JULY

27 – Zebulon Café Concert, 2478 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Doors 8pm, Performances 9pm. Metal Rouge, Nakata, Olga, and Race to the Bottom
Facebook event

23 – Zebulon Café Concert, 2478 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Doors 8pm, Performances 9pm.  The Renderers (w/special guests Helga Fassonaki and Kathleen Kim) and Charalambides
Facebook event

21 – Quatzen Qulture Qlub, 1717 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
9pm. Sarin Smoke, Christina Carter, and Metal Rouge
Facebook event

APRIL 

27Panel LA, 1914 Raymond Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
7pm.  New feature film, Apple Pie, by Sam Hamilton followed by a performance collaboration between Brian Crook (The Renderers) and Metal Rouge.


2016

DECEMBER

11 – Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home Street Los Angeles, California 90012 
Post-Election Policy Consequences on Marginalized Communities
6pm-11pm (6-8pm panel and discussion; 8:30-10:30pm performance program)

01 – Dynasty Center, 818 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, California 90012,  The Unwrinkled Ear Concert Series  presents Biliana Voutchkova (violin), Rob Magill (woodwinds), and Helga Fassonaki (amplified pocket trumpet ) in solos, duos, and trio @9pm, $8
https://www.facebook.com/events/1788285441409766/

NOVEMBER
21
– Metal Rouge Official Record Release Date!  Stay tuned for Metal Rouge show announcement.

SEPTEMBER

11SADE Gallery, 204 South Avenue 19, Los Angeles, CA 90031 – yek koo, Some Pepper, Syko Freak

JULY

17The Box LA, 805 Traction Ave, Los Angeles CA 90013 – BOXstock 2-day Festival – Metal Rouge @ 3pm, FREE

3Non Plus Ultra, 4310 Burns Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029, 9pm – GATE (Michael Morley will be joined by Gabie Strong and Christopher Reid Martin), Metal Rouge, Telecaves,  Peter Kolovos and DJ Prickle, $7

MAY
19 – Non Plus Ultra
, 4310 Burns Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029, 9pm – RECIPROCAL ALTRUISM – [yek koo + Zaimph], [Gregg Kowalsky + Jean Paul Jenkins], [Joseph Hammer + Christopher Reid Martin],
and DJ unit [Kathleen Kim + Thomas Torrescordova], $7

APRIL
3 – The Wulf,  1026 s. santa fe ave. #203, los angeles, ca 90021, 8pm – Tom Carter / Michael Hentz duo and yek koo

7
Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 7pm – Metal Rouge

10
Basic Flowers, secret DTLA location, 8pm – The Renderers, Metal Rouge, and Gabie Strong

16
 – Michael Todd’s studio, 2817 Clearwater Street 90039, 8:30pm – Noel Meek (NZ), and Peter Kolovos / Patrick Shiroishi Duo and Solos, and Metal Rouge
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/500987790108425/

FEBRUARY

2 – Queens, NY – Trans Pecos with Loren Connors & Tom Carter, JR Bohannon, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/147935495582501/

5
– Chapel Hill, NC – Nightlight Bar & Club with MAKE and WXYC DJs, 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1528204347507730/

6
– Asheville, NC – Downtown Books & News with Shane Parish, 7:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1698496783764270/
http://www.dbnbooks.com/the-news-gallery/

10
– Dallas, TX – Wild Detectives with Derek Rogers + 
Chris Hughes, 7:30pm
http://thewilddetectives.com/?ajde_events=yek-koo-heavy-hymns
http://thewilddetectives.com/

11
– Houston, TX – Super Happy Funland with Damon Smith, Bastard Mysticism (Andrew Durham)
http://www.superhappyfunland.com/super_happy_calendar.htm

13
– Santa Fe, NM – Zephyr, 7:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/460617630804881/

14
– Albuquerque, NM – Gold House with Fina Nash, Other People’s Kids, Giant Killer, The Jeebie, 7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/505959072907400/

16
– Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space  with 
Dismal Light, Seth Kasselman
https://www.facebook.com/events/103187553398722/

17
– Los Angeles, CA – High Fidelity, 6:30 – 8:30pm – IMPRESSIONS with LFZ/Heavy Hymns (duo), Helga Fassonaki/Meena Makhijani (duo), JC OSMUNDSON the REALIZER of HOUSE II (solo), and Ryo Kuramoto (Tokyo, solo)
https://www.facebook.com/events/445131055683242/

18
– Valencia, CA – Langley Hall, Cal Arts, 8pm
Please RSVP to lauraperez@alum.calarts.edu if you’re not a Cal Arts student and plan to attend
https://www.facebook.com/events/1108492825829897/



26
– Los Angeles, CA – Hyperion Tavern (Zebulon Presents) with Kathleen Kim/Special Guest Thomas Torrescordova, Jordonna, Ryan Sawyer and DJ Kerry Lacy
https://www.facebook.com/events/659204830887657/

JANUARY

13  @ The Stone – NYC, NY –  10 pm (The Stone Residencies – Matana Roberts)
Matana Roberts, Helga Fassonaki, Ava Mendoza and Tomas Fujiwara
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Helga Fassonaki (pocket trumpet) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

2015

NOVEMBER

OCTOBER

8 – 30 – Khal exhibition @ The Auricle, Christchurch NZ

23 – 26 – Audacious Festival of Sonic Arts, Christchurch NZ

25 –

SEPTEMBER

26 –


JULY 

1 – yek koo, Gabie Strong @ AUX/Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2 – yek koo, Gabie Strong, Julia Santoli, Bob Bellerue
@ Trans-Pecos, Queens, New York

6 – yek koo, Gabie Strong, Todd Anderson, Pretengineer
@ Deep Thoughts, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

7 – yek koo, Gabie Strong, Jake Meginsky, and Matt Krefting
@ Jon Doe Jr. Record Store, Greenfield, MA

8 – yek koo, Gabie Strong @ Albany Sonic Arts Collective
Upstate Artists Guild, Albany, NY

JUNE 

27 – yek koo + Gabie Strong + Crazed (NY) @ Spotty Dog Books and Ale, 440 Warren Street Hudson, NY 12534
Broadcast live via Wavefarm/WGXC

MAY


21 –
Kathleen Kim + Key of Shame + yek koo + Middle Grey @ Trans-Pecos
https://www.facebook.com/events/1612544708986919/

APRIL


6 – Guided walk through of Khal @ LACA, Chinatown, Los Angeles, 1-5pm

9 – Guided walk through of Khal @ LACA, Chinatown, Los Angeles, 1-5pm


2014

JULY 

26 – Crystalline Morphologies sound+vision on KCHUNG TV – “This is an experiment in sonic feedback set against visual dissonance. Features videos and camera work by John Pearson, with sounds by Ted Byrnes, Aisling Cormack, Helga Fassonaki, Matthew Hebert, Greg Lenczycki, Jorge Martin, RJ Russell, Andrew Scott, Jared Stanley, Gabie Strong. Live video production by Jens Jonason, Luke Fischbeck and Margie Schnibbe” for 2014 Made in L.A. @ UCLA Hammer Museum 12:30 – 1:30 pm PDT
KCHUNG TV – Episode 8 – July 26, 2014

JUNE 

1-31 – Artist in Resident, Obracadobra Residency, Oaxaca Mexico

APRIL

2 – Radio Concept Tour – yek koo @ KCHUNG RADIO

14-17 – Field Studies – Cours de Poetique, London, UK

JANUARY

10 – Gabie Strong, Ted Byrnes/Jacob Wick, yek koo, and Obscurer @ Human Resources, Los Angeles CA, 9pm

 


2013

OCTOBER

JUNE

22 – DUETS @ The Fields, Bedminster New Jersey

APRIL

April 9 – May 31, 2013
BULLETS Through SPACE
– An installation by Helga Fassonaki
@ Window Box Gallery – 436 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

MARCH

EastCoast Tour – yek koo, Chalaque, and J. Collin

15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn w/ Non Horse
16 – Boston, MA @ Smokey Bear Cave w/ Witch Wolf and Double Awake
17 – Hadley, MA @ Flying Object w/ Bill Nace Chris Cooper duo
18 – Albany, NY @ Helderberg  House W/ Zaimph and Burnt Hills
19 – Hudson, NY @ The Spotty Dog w/ Zaimph
20 – Ithaca, NY @ Angry Mom Records
21 – Columbus, OH @ TBA
22 – Detroit, MI @ M.U.G w/ Moon (YPSI) and M.U.G. House band
23 – Chicago, IL @ The Dustbowl w/ Circuit Des Yeux
24 – Bloomington, IN @ Sound Workshop
25 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet w/ Pete Fosco
26 – Lexington, Kentucky @ Sidecar
27 – Baltimore, Maryland @ 5th Dimension w/ Metalux


2012

DECEMBER 

2

OCTOBER 

11 – Tom Surgal w/Richard Edson, Depot, Metal Rouge, Gul Bara, Peter Kolovos @ Human Resources, Los Angeles

SEPTEMBER 

21 – yek koo + Caitlin Mitchell collaboration @ Human Resources, Los Angeles

AUGUST

13

14

JUNE

4

MAY

yek koo/LA Lakers (East Coast Tour)
2 – Brooklyn, NY with Zaïmph and Aster @ Zebulon Cafe
3
– Portland, Maine with Mystic Out-Bop Review @ Strange Maine
5
– Boston, MA with Preggy Peggy and the Lazy Babymakers, Howard Stelzer, and Arkm Foam @ Whitehaus
6
– Northampton, MA with Bill Nace/Chris Cooper and Horsebladder @ Media Mansion
7
– Albany, NY with Burnt Hills @ Helderberg House
8
– Buffalo, NY with Totem Pole and VWLS @ The Vault
9
– Toronto, Canada with Man Made Hill and HVYWTR @ TRANZAC
10
– Pittsburgh, PA with TBA @ The Shop
11
– Baltimore, Maryland with Jenny Graf and 8th Frequency @ Current Gallery
12
– Philadelphia, PA with Wall Wymyn @ Highwire Gallery
13
– Brooklyn, NY with TBA @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge


APRIL

10

20 – Day 1:  Trapdoor Fucking Exit, 7pm
featuring:

TOM CARTER – Pete Swanson once described him to me as a ‘wizard’ and I think he might be right. His last solo set in LA was one of the most life-affirming demonstrations of the term ‘slow-burn’ that I have ever seen. And you weren’t there. Please use this opportunity to correct yourself.
BRIAN CROOK (NZ) – guitarist/vocalist from The Renderers/The Terminals/Flies Inside The Sun/The Max Block/Scorched Earth Policy etc etc etc. If these names mean nothing to you then you may as well stay at home. Hand down New Zealands best guitarist. Ask anyone.
GLANDS OF EXTERNAL SECRETION – reclusive legends Barbara Manning and Seymour Glass in their first LA performance (3rd performance in 18 years!). In 2003 they released a ‘no instruments’ cover of ‘Tubular Bells’. We have no idea what is going to happen.
QUEEN VICTORIA – “I’m basically only interested in acoustic noise now” – Nick Malkin aka Queen Victoria
YEK KOO – Helga will perform the whole of her new ‘Love Song for the Dead C’ LP in it’s entirety for the first time.
ADAM WILLETTS (NZ) – a performance in absentia, Adam delivers a mailed-in dose of his non-denominational acid electronics from Christchurch.

21 – Day 2:  Trapdoor Fucking Exit, 7pm
featuring:

CHARALAMBIDES – Forget obscure psych-folk reissue ‘gems’ hitting the shelves daily, you don’t have to look back to the pre-corporate takeover era to find modern psychedelic music of rare beauty. Tom and Christina Carter are perhaps the greatest living practitioners of the form in America. Having been through various configurations and conceptual approaches from avant-folk, through minimalist improvisation right out the other side into folk-form again over a period of 21 years they have consistently chosen the path less trodden, leaving behind them a body of work as monumental as that of Keiji Haino or The Dead C. Don’t get left behind in the wake of cheap party music and illusionary careerist cash dreams: there are visionaries in our midst.

500 MG – Michael Gibbons of psych warriors Bardo Pond performs in his 500mg guise for the first time in LA. Twisting/burning psilocybe mantras.

PURPLE PILGRIMS (NZ) – Sister duo from Christchurch, fog shrouded choral vox coated with distant reverb guitar. Immersive.

PETER KOLOVOS – Thin Wrist Recordings proprietor plays electric guitar like fireworks built out of stained glass.

GABIE STRONG – Local artist and bassist of Lady Noise.  No-one knows what to expect – bass?

UN CIEGO – Plans to one day release something that isn’t a lathe-cut. Perhaps a one sided c20 in an edition of 5?

22 – Day 3:  Trapdoor Fucking Exit, 6pm
featuring:

MARYROSE CROOK (NZ) – Of The Renderers/The Max Block/Above Ground (whose sole cassette was recently reissued by Siltbreeze). Aching loose country psych ballads from one of the godmothers of the NZ underground.

LA LAKERS (NZ) – New Zealand facsimile of LA basketball team slam dunks improvised tape compositions.

METAL ROUGE – First LA show in a few months and probably the last for a few more. New material. Less interested than ever in ‘entertaining’ you.

DEREK ROGERS – Recent Texas transplant with a million tapes on a million labels everywhere. Laminal.

BAILOUTS – First performance from new duo unit made up of members of The Faraday Trippers and Shelter Death. Something’s brewing in the OC and it’s not just kopi luwak.

BILL ORCUTT (non-appearance performance) – Bill unfortunately couldn’t be with us in person because he’s on tour, BUT he did give us an exclusive new work to premiere. New cubist blues, with no interest in your opinion.

MARCH 

12Pacific Non-Standard Time: Foundation for Art Resources 1977-Present @ Autonomie, 7-10pm.

3/24/12 – 4/22/12
Touching Them Touching You – A Love Song for the Dead C  @ Human Resources – 410 Cottage Home St. Chinatown, Los Angeles CA 90012
Exhibition: March 24th – April 22, 2012
Opening Reception: March 24th, 8pm
Performance Series: April 20 – 22

3/26/12 – 4/2/12
yek koo/Purple Pilgrims/LA Lakers West Coast Tour

FEBRUARY

28 & 29 – Lady Noise at the 2012 Whitney Biennial.  I will be playing as part of Lady Noise  for Dawn Kasper’s installation on the opening nights of the 2012 Whitney Biennial.  For more information visit the Lady Noise Website

2011

DECEMBER

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NOVEMBER 

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SEPTEMBER

15 –

AUGUST

31 – SEPTEMBER 17 – In Practice (group exhibition) @ New Wight Gallery – Broad Art Center, 240 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA
opening reception: 5 – 8:30pm

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JULY

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JUNE

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MARCH

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FEBRUARY 

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JANUARY

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