P4M.Online.Video.Festival.DAY08: Sunn 0))) (USA), Richard Maxwell/NYC Players (NYC, USA)

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Contemporary Performance is hosting an online video festival of performance works and excerpts from 06.14.2010 to 07.02.2010. We’ve curated some of our favorite user submissions and online videos from today’s leading contemporary artists and embeded them here. The videos range in purpose and content and include rehearsal videos, process videos, performance documentation, lectures, made for video, dance on camera, video art, and vj.

DAY 08

Sunn 0))) (USA)
Performing at the VolskBühne Berlin

Sunn O))) (pronounced SUN) is an American experimental band known for its synthesis of diverse genres including drone, ambient, noise, doom metal and black metal. Supported by a varying cast of collaborators, the band has two core members: Stephen O’Malley (also of Khanate and Burning Witch) and Greg Anderson (of Goatsnake).

Their sound image is extremely slow and heavy, using electric guitars, in low tunings such as drop A, enriched by resonant feedback creating their soundscapes. There is very little drumming and a lack of any discernible beat. When performing live the band wear ‘grim robes’, fill the air with fog, and play at an extremely high volume.

Richard Maxwell/NYC Players (NYC, USA)
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(from the NYC Players Website) New York City Players is a theater company creating original work about people, relationships, and above all, feeling. New York City Players’ aim is to initiate a new dialogue with an ever-growing audience using original text and music. By rigorously stripping away the habitual identities that encumber work, we pursue the power of language, of story, of image, and what happens when people gather in a room.

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