1k Sessions: Alon Ilsar & Tim Motzer with visuals by Dejha Ti
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
1k Sessions : Tim Motzer & Alon Ilsar with visuals by Dejha Ti
SugarTank Recording Studio
Downtown Lancaster, PA
7pm, Sunday, December 8, 2013
Limited seating is available for video/recording session.
About the Session
Percussionist Alon Ilsar and guitarist Tim Motzer met in Sydney Austrailia in 2005. Alon's subsequent visit to the States in 2010 yielded: Ilsar-Motzer : Tales of the Blackwinged Bird, on 1k Recordings, an album of exceptional beauty, wonder, and experimentalism utilizing percussion, guitar, and electronics.
The 1k Session will be their first live performance in front of a studio audience in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at the SugarTank Studio. Musically, it will begin where the record left off, a music of searching and wonder, broken rhythms and sublime textures. Techniques used to create the Ilsar-Motzer album artwork will be re-created live by Dejha Ti; live capture of blowing and manipulating ink will be ingested for further processing through her laptop and projection mapped to irregular shaped surfaces. The performance will be captured in HD for broadcast and release on 1k Sessions as Episode 17.
About the Artists
Alon Ilsar, based in Sydney, Australia is an electronic producer, experimental percussionist, composer, improviser, and musical instrument designer. He is currently doing a practice-based research PhD at UTS in designing a new interface for electronic percussionists called the AirSticks which he has been touring with around Europe, the UK, Israel, and the US. Ilsar is heavily involved as a composer, sound designer, and drummer for theatre, the circus, and a multitude of diverse projects including Glitch Jukebox, Foley, Trigger Happy, Circus Monoxide, Meow Meow and loads of others.
Tim Motzer is a guitarist, sound artist, producer, improviser, and composer. After 16 years of world touring, stunning collaborations, and over 60 albums of credits—this Philadelphia-based guitarist continues to traverse manifold territories in music and has developed a distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. He has collaborated with David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Leibezeit (Can), Ursula Rucker, King Britt, Jamaaladeen Tacuma among many others. He releases his music on his 1k Recordings imprint and webcasts sessions form his studio on 1ksessions.com. He composes for film and video, and scores for choreographers Manfred Fischbeck, Curt Haworth, and Jung Woong Kim in the world of modern dance.
Dejha Ti is known for transforming venues into immersive experiences graced with her live visual compositions and laden with interactive technologies. With no allegiance to any one medium, her versatility feeds her vision. She explores her practice as a multimedia artist, director, cinematographer, visual & interactive designer and video mapper—fluid in visual space, bending technology to work for her.
The recording, Tales of the Blackwinged Bird is available here:
If you are coming here's the address:
24 East King Street
Lancaster PA 17602
717 393 1660
SugarTank Studio (basement)
1k Sessions presents MARKUS REUTER + TIM MOTZER
solo solo duo
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Markus Reuter & Tim Motzer: Solo Solo Duo
Watch the replay here: http://1ksessions.com
1k Sessions presents Episode 16 featuring German Touch guitarist Markus Reuter and Philadelphia guitarist Tim Motzer in solo and duo configurations. The performance was recorded live, Sunday, October 6, 2013, from Philadelphia's historically famous soundstage, Studio A.
This edition of 1k sessions features Dejha Ti's typographical set design 'Space Is The Place', evoking Philadelphia's Sun Ra's famous mantra—recontextualized for spacious music in a vast space. ?Markus Reuter and Tim Motzer engage in fascinating solo soundscapes, and improvisations in the beginning of this 1k Session that moves into their stratospheric duo performancesconcluding in a cloudlike studio haze with the spellbinding chromatic piece "Descending/Ascending".
The replay has been extended to coincide with the Guitar Moderne interview and soon will be available for purchase in HD and 5.1 Surround Sound.
Produced by web.iliish.us and 1k recordings
© 2013 1k Sessions. All rights reserved.
Instant Takemitsu shows on the east coast in September.
Dino J.A. Deane, Tim Motzer, and Dejha Ti create on September 15 in PHL and September 17 in Brooklyn.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Instant Takemitsu featuring Dino J.A. Deane, guitarist Tim Motzer, and visualist Dejha Ti make a rare East Coast appearance in Philadelphia at fidget space. A true multimedia ensemble, Instant Takemitsu, creates a multi-dimensional immersive experience through a shared vocabulary of abstract-impressionistic layering and real time composition of visuals and sonics.
Instant Takemitsu live in September 2013
Small Magic Tour Dates
Sunday September 15th
1714 North Mascher Street Philadelphia PA
Tuesday September 17th
Tim Motzer dates May-November 2013
Saturday, May 04, 2013
May-August 2013 Shows
May 2 Ursula Rucker & Tim Motzer @ Wired Beans Germantown 8:30pm
May 19 Sunday Night Music DJ sets w Dejhati @ Lucky 13 S. Philly 10pm-2am
May 24 Tim Motzer SOLO w live projections by Dejha Ti & Erik Silverson
The Rotunda Philadelphia 8pm (part of Event Horizon)
May 30 Tim Motzer + Jim Hamilton: P O S T P O N E D
Burundi Dreams in Technicolour @ UnderGroundArts 8:30pm
June 2 Jeremy Carlstedt & Tim Motzer duo @ Downtown Music Gallery NYC 6pm
June 8 Ursula Rucker & Tim Motzer Record Breakin @ Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia
June 13 Tim Motzer, Ari Hoenig, Jonathan Levy @ Nublu, NYC 11pm & 1am sets.
June 16 DJ residency continues...at LUCKY13 South Philly...10pm-2am w Dejhati.
June 21 Ottokar (Wally Smith, Jim Menesis, Tim Motzer) @ Chaplins, Spring City, PA 8pm
June 26 Jef Lee Johnson Scholarship Concert Tribute @ Underground Arts PHL
June 28 Hidden City Festival: Germantown Town Hall 5-7pm Jim Hamilton & Tim Motzer Duo festival.hiddencityphila.org
June 30 Ursula Rucker & Tim Motzer Scribe Film Festival Scribe Headquarters Chestnut St. PHL 7pm
June 30 Jazz Judgement Day at the Fire Tim Motzer & Jim Hamilton; Marshall Allen of Sun Ra. 8pm
July 5 Jeremy Carlstedt, Tim Motzer, Jeremy Wilms (Antibalas).
plus Nick Demopoulos and his Smomid @ ShapeShifterLab in Brooklyn.
July 21st Sunday Night Progressions DJ residency continues at LUCKY13 South PHL
July 24 Ursula Rucker & Tim Motzer @ City Hall Presents Series Philadelphia TBA
July 29 Kimmel Center Creative Music Jazzcamp Jam Session 4:15-6:15pm
August 1 Ursula Rucker & Tim Motzer Scribe City Festival 54th St. PHL
August 2 Jim Hamilton & Tim Motzer with special guest Ursula Rucker Mermaid Inn Chestnut Hill PA 9pm
August 17 Ursula Rucker & Tim Motzer duo at the Philadelphia Folk Festival Cultural Stage 7pm.
August 25 Calvin Weston, Tim Motzer, & Eliot Garland at Jazz Judgement Day at the Fire.
September 6 Tim Motzer & Jim Hamilton Duo at the Imperfect Gallery Germantown with "Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society" Book Reading & Signing and Concert to follow.
September 11 FONT Festival in Honour of Butch Morris with Dino J.A. Deane (conduction), Stephanie Richards, Graham Haynes, Taylor Ho Bynam, Brandon Ross, Doug Wieselman, Tim Motzer, Miguel Frasconi, @ Roulette, Brooklyn http://roulette.org/events/font-music-presents-2/
September 15 INSTANT TAKEMITSU performance featuring Dino J.A. Deane, Tim Motzer, Dejha Ti
at space PHL 10PM. instanttakemitsu.com
September 17 INSANT TAKEMITSU performance featuring Dino J.A. Deane, Tim Motzer, Dejha Ti
at Shape Shifter Lab, Brooklyn TBA. instanttakemitsu.com
October 6 Markus Reuter + Tim Motzer SOLO SOLO DUO 1k Session Webcast Studio A 1418 Darien St PHL 7pm limited seats available $20 for this live webcast/videotaping for live DVD 5.1
October 18 RES w Tim Motzer Apple Store Soho NYC 8pm duo set.
October 19 Ursula Rucker + Tim Motzer Sofar show—invite only. Philadelphia
November 3 Tim Motzer SOLO 2am-2:45am WXPN STARS END —live radio performance.
November 9 Tim Motzer with G. Calvin Weston... TBA
November 13 Sittin In with Rachel Claudio, Ant Tidd, Tim Motzer, Damien Benet Kimmel Center 8pm PHL
November 15 Ursula Rucker w Tim Motzer, Gintas Janusonis TBA Lisbon, Portugal
November 25 Ant Tidd, Tim Motzer, John Swana, Rick Feds Chris Jazz Cafe PHL
December 8 1k Sessions with Alon Ilsar, Tim Motzer and visuals by Dejha Ti SugarTank, 7pm
Tellus360 Complex 24 King Street. Lancaster PA
December 9 Monday Night Improv Showing at 8pm at Dance Space music by Alon Ilsar, Tim Motzer.
Performing Movement Improvisers: Megan Stern, Grace Stern, Katie Bank, Darcy Lyons, Katelyn Reiersen, Katherine Paulson, and Renee Kurz
December 11 UArts Meriam Theatre Tim Motzer Guitar Workshop, New Pathways. 10am
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Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Be a patron of the arts. Help us fund the new Goldbug record!
All revenue from May-July 2013 will help fund the upcoming Goldbug album featuring Theo Travis, Eric Slick, Tim Motzer, and Barry Meehan. It's an epic progressive album that we can't wait to release and share with you. Our goal is to sell 15 of these bundles, and, of course, anyone who buys one, will receive the new Goldbug album upon completion. Thank you for your kind consideration and generosity.
For the 2013 bundle, we are sharing the entire physical 1k catalogue, produced by Tim Motzer—12 1k CD titles, all in beautifully designed packaging for only 125USD (includes shipping). Contents include Nucultures-Butterflies, Zebras, and Moonbeams (double-disc), Nucultures Remixes, Fractured Reverb Underground, Jazzheads, Tilomo, Secret Voices, and Base3—including the latest 1k releases—Goldbug/The Seven Dreams; Tim Motzer/Markus Reuter-Descending; and Base3_Live From Earth, Ilsar-Motzer - Tales of the Blackwinged Bird, and Jeremy Carlstedt - When I Wake Up. Plus three collectible album art postcards (4x6) full colour. That's 12 albums for $125 including free shipping in the US. Have some 1k music in your life!
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