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August 26th, 2018


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.  


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


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


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:

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 


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


21st – 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, Mira Billotte, Helga Fassonaki, Scott Martin, Corey Fogel, Cameron Stallones, and Jon Leland PLUS Special Guest: Robert J. Carmack – Echoes of SUN RA Poetry

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1st – present – untune field studies in Social Exchange Theory 


1st – presentuntune field studies in Social Exchange Theory 


Pas Musique presents: yek koo live at Spectrum/Jim Tuite on Video

May 31st, 2018

yek koo live at Spectrum with Jim Tuite on Video, Brooklyn, New York


untune presents Social Relations – September 1 – 22, 2017

August 30th, 2017

so·cial re·la·tions 
any relationship or interaction between two or more living organisms.
September 1 – 22, 2017
“…there was nothing in the moon, in its geometrical dimensions,there was nothing in its chemistry, there was nothing in its electromagnetics, that in any way said it was going to attract the earth. There was nothing in the earth that said the same. It was not until you saw the interbehavior being manifested in free space that you realized there was something going on between”
– R. Buckminster Fuller (“Everything I know”, 1975) 

How do we begin?  By just living and learning to live with each other.  Creating and interacting in the same space.  Shitting down the same hole and eating from the same plates.  Through the remains and artifacts left here and there, from the dog hair and shifting air streams, from the creaks and cracks of ignored door screeches, from the stinky compost pile, we feel the space and dial in the presence of each other, of our neighbors, of the insects, of the night passers, and of the shouting headlines cancelled out by melting guitar tones and poetic chorus lines.   Only through the overlapping space between, only by the presence of one in the presence of others we come to understand ourselves and the attraction and retraction between.   Social Relations is a living process between artist inhabiters and co-inhabiters of untune.  For now we’ll remain anonymous.  

Sun Made

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Begun on August 1st  
Soft opening on September 1st, 7-11pm 
Closing party on the 22nd, 7-11pm

During the three weeks following the Social Relations opening, the living process between artist inhabiters and co-inhabiters of untune has continued to further melt, shape, form, and interact with the energies of the sun and moon, within the layers of atmosphere, and between the concrete pathway and carob tree – sometimes heavy, sometimes light reflective, sometimes bent out of shape, sometimes confused, sometimes aligned with nature’s rhythms, sometimes nature needs space, sometimes floating in delirium, sometimes desiring darkness, sometimes filled with tears and laughter, sometimes only anger, and sometimes we just loose ourselves for endless hours in the hypnotizing patterns left on the ceiling by broken mirrors – this is all of us learning to live with the challenges of the planet learning to live with all of us and the raging bull.    

Please join us this Friday September 22nd, 7-10pm, for the closing event of Social Relations featuring specially crafted first-time collaborations between Hardcore Tina & Syko Friend and Shekhan & yek koo

Hardcore Tina & Syko Friend are inspired by Diane Wakoski, Calamity Jane’s diaries and day to day reflections on how to be soft in a tough world.  

Shekhan & yek koo will be combining  beat driven interlocking harmonies of flute, violin, vocals, mandocaster, and electronics of SheKhan with the vocal and tap-infused spacial modifications of yek koo  

Sun Made Moon

Sun Made Moon
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Social Relations Press Release PDF


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December 1st, 2016


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)

Join Human Resources for a gathering of leading social justice scholars as they discuss post-election policy consequences on marginalized communities. Law and policy experts will address immigrant and refugee rights, racial justice, criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, marriage equality, LGBTQ rights and climate change. They will suggest ways that the broader community can meaningfully assist the advancement of social justice causes.

Inspiring knowledge into action, a live music program will follow with performances by yek koo, White Magic and Pegasus Warning.

Participants include: Samantha Buckingham, Clinical Professor/Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic
Melissa Goodman, Director, LGBTQ, Gender and Reproductive Justice Project, ACLU of Southern California Carmina Ocampo, Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal Priscilla Ocen, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School Emily Robinson & Marissa Montes, Co-Directors, Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic

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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

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



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


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

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

3 – The Wulf,  1026 s. santa fe ave. #203, los angeles, ca 90021, 8pm – Tom Carter / Michael Hentz duo and yek koo
7Museum 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
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2 – Queens, NY – Trans Pecos with Loren Connors & Tom Carter, JR Bohannon, 8pm
5 – Chapel Hill, NC – Nightlight Bar & Club with MAKE and WXYC DJs, 9pm
6 – Asheville, NC – Downtown Books & News with Shane Parish, 7:30pm
10 – Dallas, TX – Wild Detectives with Derek Rogers + 
Chris Hughes, 7:30pm
11 – Houston, TX – Super Happy Funland with Damon Smith, Bastard Mysticism (Andrew Durham)
13 – Santa Fe, NM – Zephyr, 7:30pm
14 – Albuquerque, NM – Gold House with Fina Nash, Other People’s Kids, Giant Killer, The Jeebie, 7pm
16 – Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space  with 
Dismal Light, Seth Kasselman
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)
18 – Valencia, CA – Langley Hall, Cal Arts, 8pm
Please RSVP to if you’re not a Cal Arts student and plan to attend
26 – Los Angeles, CA – Hyperion Tavern (Zebulon Presents) with Kathleen Kim/Special Guest Thomas Torrescordova, Jordonna, Ryan Sawyer and DJ Kerry Lacy

13 (Wednesday) @ The Stone in 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)


UPCOMING September – December 2015

August 25th, 2015


5 – 28 – Khal @ The Audio Foundation Gallery  in Auckland, New Zealand
opening reception: November 5 – Angeline Chirnside, Rachel Shearer + Beth Ducklingmonster, Purple Pilgrims, and Kathleen Kim will be performing Khal scores

14Artist Talk @ The Audio Foundation Gallery, 2pm in Auckland, New Zealand

11 – 24 – 8 Pillars – A Free Score at the Viewfinder window, Auckland Central Library, 46 Lorne Street, Auckland (showing continuously 24/7).

18 – 11 December – Khal @ Nga Taonga Sound & Vision in Auckland, New Zealand
opening reception (6pm): November 17 with Khal performances (8pm) by Hermione Johnson & Zahra Killeen Chance,  Liz Maw, and Song by Piece War (Tina Pihema)/ Live Visuals by Cutss

26 – yek koo @ The Audio Foundation with Rachel Shearer and Thistle Group (Claire Mahoney)

29yek koo, Adam Willetts, and TBA @ The Auricle in Christchurch, New Zealand


8 – 31 – Khal @ The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery in Christchurch, New Zealand
Opening reception: October 8
Performance evening: October 9 – Stainer Black-Five, Mela, Misfit Mod, French Concession, and Gemma Syme will be performing Khal scores

23 – 26Audacious Festival in Christchurch, New Zealand – public sound installation – an interpretation of the Khal score ‘Celestial’
23Kathleen Kim will be performing my score ‘ Punk Standards’ for the opening night of the Audacious Festival @ The Auricle, 7pm

25 – Artist talk – Celestial and the living score workshop, part of Audacious Festival symposium, 2:30pm

30Kathleen Kim, yek koo, and EYE @ Purple Rain Retro Bar & Cafe, Dunedin, NZ


9 – Subsonic Emissions @ The Torus Porta with RawmeanOnewayness (Erie, PA),
yek kooJulia SantoliPas Musique and Live video during the performances by Jim Tuite.
9pm @ 113 Stockholm St, Storefront 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11221

20 – Poetry Festival @ Widow Jane Mine Cave – yek koo + Julia Santoli (duet performance) 
1pm – 4pm @ 668 Route 213, Rosendale, New York 12472 – $5

26 – 1 November  – “8 Pillars”, Book of Scores exhibition & event @ Disjecta
26 An iteration of  “8 Pillars – A Free Score”  will be performed by Julia Santoli + Helga Fassonaki during the opening reception. 
8371 N Interstate Avenue Portland, OR 97217

8 Pillars – A Free Score at the View Finder Window  11 – 24 November, 2015  8pillars_viewfinder

AUDACIOUS FESTIVAL OF SONIC ARTS, Christchurch, New Zealand – October 23 – 26



The artist talk is part of a Sunday Symposium held on 25 October 2015, part of the Audacious Festival:
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Five local artists will be performing my scores live at The Auricle on 9 October:
Stainer Black-Five (Jo Burzynska) – performing ‘One Two Sides Dirty’
Mela (Helen Greenfield) – performing ‘Remove’
Misfit Mod (Sarah Kelleher) – performing ‘Hair Porn’
French Concession (Ella) – performing ‘Heavy Light’
Instant Fantasy (Gemma Syme) – performing ‘One Song Two Sides Bold Breathing’

Khal at The Auricle opens October 8th. Reception: 6 – 8 pmKhal at The Auricle opens October 8th. Reception: 6 - 8 pm

The Book of Scores at Disjecta



July 2nd, 2015


Yek koo
Gabie Strong
Julia Santoli
Bob Bellerue

Doors: 8PM
9-15 Wyckoff Ave (L) to Halsey (M) to Myrtle/Wyckoff

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Gabie Strong (LA) and Yek Koo (NYC) – NE Summer Shows 2015

June 26th, 2015



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

Wed July 1
yek koo, Gabie Strong, + local TBD
AUX/Vox Populi

Thurs July 2
yek koo, Gabie Strong, Julia Santoli, Bob Bellerue
Trans Pecos

Mon July 6
yek koo, Gabie Strong, Todd Anderson, Pretengineer
Deep Thoughts
138 South St,
Jamaica Plain
Boston, MA 02130

Tues July 7
yek koo, Gabie Strong, Jake Meginsky, and Matt Krefting
Jon Doe Jr. Record Store
269 Main St. Greenfield, MA

Wed July 8
yek koo, Gabie Strong, + local TBD
Albany Sonic Arts Collective
Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark St. Albany, NY




May 16th, 2015

THURSDAY MAY 21, 8:30p

9-15 Wyckoff Ave,
Ridgewood, New York 11385

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yek koo live performance at KCHUNG RADIO – April 2, 2014

April 17th, 2015

Crystalline Morphologies
yek koo begins at 21:00.

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August 13th, 2014

developed for radio only – explores the relationship between body, microphone and air movement.  investigates a sound concept without exposure to the ‘missing element’ – the physical contact between audience and performer.


Thursday April 2 – KCHUNG (Los Angeles, CA) – Crystalline Morphologies w/ DJ Gabie Strong, 7 – 9pm PST

Sunday October 26 – WSPN (Saratoga Springs, NY) – The King Loser’s Cut Out Bin w/ DJ Phil Donnelly – 10 – 12am
Saturday October 25 – WAVE FARM WGXC  (Acra, NY) – Saturday Night Special – 8pm
Monday October 13 – KDVS  (Davis, CA) – Live in Studio A with DJ Christine Richers (will air Oct 18 @ 10pm)
Sunday October 12 – KALX  (Berkeley, CA) – The Berkestir – 12 – 3pm
Saturday October 11 – KCHUNG (Los Angeles, CA) – Crystalline Morphologies w/ DJ Gabie Strong, 1 – 3pm
September 1 – WXYC (Chapel Hill, NC) – 4pm


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Holy Conch

July 14th, 2014

Helga Fassonaki, Oaxaca 2014

‘…one does not speak in a shell, one listens’ – (Patti Smith from poem ‘Conch’)

This project was inspired by Akio Suzuki’s ‘Listening Point’ project, Oto-Date, which I had the opportunity to experience under Suzuki and Aki Onda’s instruction during Field Studies 2014 in London.   A group of us were given maps and told to find one or more ‘listening spots’ that we later shared with the group.   No recorders, no instruments – our tools were our eyes and ears.  Our ears like shells brought us closer to an audible landscape. Holy Conch was realized with a similar intention – through the minimal act of listening allow the senses and mind to peel wide open.   Holy Conch was specifically realized while doing a residency in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Upon arrival to Mexico, I was quickly roused by the many different sights and sounds coming from every direction – It was sensory overload times 100.  I couldn’t focus on my intended project. Instead I wanted to be out of my studio and fully immersed in the cityscape.

After giving into the vibrant distractions, I decided to use churches as my listening spaces to somewhat escape the loudness – from bands to rockets to dance classes to kids shouting to drum circles to the iconic gas truck that drives with a jingle much like an ice cream truck to a man yelling ‘aqua’ every hour everyday, etc.  In contrast, I thought churches could act as spaces for inner-reflection – a solo dwelling place ideal for listening.  I located 18 churches in the Central Oaxaca area and for the remaining duration of my residency I visited a few a day.  Using each of these resonating chambers in essence as my work studio, I sat or stood underneath the dome ceilings or walked around the canals for as long as I felt like being there.  I often returned to the same church but never quite had the same experience twice.  These churches were never actually without sound.  With their doors open and much noise bleeding through, the churches were like the holy filters of society.  Sounds reflected, echoed, resonated, and transformed – yet there was silence in the form of stillness as separation from the outside world itself acted like a filter.  But with the sound of church bells came a subtle reminder of the hierarchical shape present within – a cone shaped golden spiral one can both listen through and hide within.

With a map and my notes, I invite visitors to have their own listening experience of Holy Conch, Oaxaca.

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Holy Conch post live performance &  listening environment
June 30th, 2014

I created a listening environment in which I improvised live with segments of recordings I made in the different Churches – a byproduct to share with an intimate audience.  What fascinated me with the churches in Oaxaca was the underlying Pagan beliefs that were practiced before the Spanish arrived bringing over the Catholic religion (around 1521).  Many Catholic churches were built right over Pagan shrines or sacred places. The chosen spots revealed the Pagans’ close relationship with nature and land.

In my alter creation I included raw materials symbolic of a kind of Pagan ritual integrated with a Baroque gold backdrop, an essence of my sensory experiences during holy conch.  The creation of this new listening environment appeared to have meditative effects on the audience.


Flower-Corsano Duo, Ashley Paul, yek koo – Tue 15 April, 2014

April 1st, 2014


Tuesday 15 April
@ The Grosvenor

17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, SW9 0TP | Map
London, UK
8:00 | £5 | Buy tickets



January 10th @ Human Resources

January 3rd, 2014


Gabie Strong
Ted Byrnes / Jacob Wick
yek koo

9pm / $5
Human Resources – 410 Cottage Home Street Chinatown Los Angeles



November 21st, 2013

12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007}



DUETS – Performance Excerpts, 6-22-13

September 4th, 2013

DUETS took play on June 22, 2013 at The Fields in Bedminster, New Jersey.
The duos included:
yek koo + Zaimph
Tom Carter + Tom Surgal
Ashley Paul + Greg Kelley
and DJ/video unit: tren::azul

Hosted by EMM
Curated by Helga Fassonaki

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DUETS / 6 – 22 – 13

June 7th, 2013


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J. Collin / Chalaque / yek koo

March 6th, 2013

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


yek koo + Caitlin Mitchell – live @ Human Resources gallery 9-21-12

September 25th, 2012

Documentation (excerpt) of live performance collaboration between yek koo and Caitlin Mitchell. The actual performance was 15 minutes long and featured a radical symbiotic relationship between drum and guitar sounds as the drumming vibrations were picked up by the guitar and further layered and distorted, building up till the projected video showing white noise/light for 12 minutes suddenly became a fire with a burning photo of Mitt Romney.

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Yek koo / John Krausbauer Tour – August 2012

July 17th, 2012


Trapdoor Fucking Exit – Day 3: April 22, 2012

June 19th, 2012

Day 3 of Trapdoor Fucking Exit
Human Resources Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Performances by Maryrose Crook (of The Renderers), LA Lakers, Metal Rouge, Derek Rogers, Bailouts, and Bill Orcutt (non-appearance performance)

Photos taken by Lemuel Barbour, 2012

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Trapdoor Fucking Exit – Day 2: April 21, 2012

June 18th, 2012

Day 2 of Trapdoor Fucking Exit
Human Resources Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Performances by Un Ciego, Gabie Strong, Peter Kolovos, Purple Pilgrims, 500 Mg, and Charalambides

Photos taken by Lemuel Barbour, 2012

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Trapdoor Fucking Exit – Day 1: April 20, 2012

June 18th, 2012

Curated by Helga Fassonaki as part of her exhibition of ‘Touching Them, Touching Me – A Love Song for the Dead C’
Human Resources Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Performances by Adam Willetts (non-appearance) , yek koo, Queen Victoria, Glands of External Secretion, Brian Crook, and Tom Carter

Photos taken by Lemuel Barbour, 2012

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Yek koo / LA Lakers – Tour 2012

April 26th, 2012

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


Trapdoor Fucking Exit – April 20 – 22, 2012

April 7th, 2012

Emerald Cocoon presents Trapdoor Fucking Exit, a series of performances taking place inside Helga Fassonaki’s
Installation, Touching Them Touching Me – A Love Song for the Dead C, at Human Resources gallery April 20 – 22, 2012.
$10 each night or $20 for all three nights!
Human Resources: 410 Cottage Home St in Chinatown, 90012

Friday April 20th, 7PM

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.

* plus a performance in absentia by ADAM WILLETTS (NZ) – Adam delivers a mailed-in dose of his non-denominational acid electronics from Christchurch.

Saturday April 21st, 7PM

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?

Sunday April 22nd, 6PM

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.

*plus a non-appearance performance by BILL ORCUTT – 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.


Upcoming yek koo LP

February 12th, 2012

You can listen to a track from Yek Koo’s forthcoming LP ‘Love Song For The Dead C’ on Soundcloud.


UPCOMING – Yek koo Tour 2012

February 1st, 2012

yek koo tour 2012

For show dates, cities, and venues that yek koo will be playing, visit the Emerald Cocoon Blog


Upcoming – Touching Them, Touching Me – A Love Song for the Dead C

January 18th, 2012

is the first in a series of multimedia installation and performance works in which I situate myself in the position of a Hagiographer, visually depicting the lives of my musical saints. The first hagiography is on the Dead C (an experimental rock band formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1987/88).

Exhibition: March 24th – April 22, 2012
Opening Reception: March 24th, 8pm
Performance Series: April 20 – 22

410 Cottage Home St
Chinatown, Los Angeles CA 90012

I’m using kickstarter to help raise money to cover building and production costs.  For more info, description, and some personal insights on the project, visit: I appreciate your support and welcome any donations you can offer….there’s also special gifts for those who contribute including the upcoming yek koo LP, limited edition CDrs, artwork, and performance series passes!

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