After a sold-out February performance, Brooklyn-based electronic duo Silent Drape Runners return to 92YTribeca to curate a night of moody, David Lynch-inspired musical oddness.
First, Silent Drape Runners perform their acclaimed Twin Peaks: The Beginning, a live-resoundtracking of the beginning to "Twin Peaks," one of the greatest television programs of all time.
Laura Palmer was found wrapped in plastic and the rest was history.
Whether you're a first-time visitor to "Twin Peaks" or a longtime resident, you'll experience something entirely new as Brooklyn-based "emotional electronic" duo Silent Drape Runners recast the iconic first episode of David Lynch's moody masterpiece with an entirely new soundtrack. Songs you know by heart mash up against things you've never heard before while original, unique compositions and remixes done specifically for this acclaimed performance tell the story of the first hours after Laura Palmer's death.
This is "Twin Peaks" recast without its trademark Angelo Badalamenti score and set adrift in an entirely new sonic landscape. The owls will, in fact, not be what they seem.
Then, Silent Drape Runners, in conjunction with blog NY Conversation and curator Tom Hawking, present It Is Happening Again, a hand-picked collection of bands inspired by the moods, themes, music, ideas and very self of David Lynch, including a full-band set by Silent Drape Runners themselves. Damn fine.
Featuring live performances by:
Religious to Damn
Religious to Damn is the brainchild of Afghan-American vocalist and songwriter Zohra Atash. Assisted by longtime production collaborator Joshua Strawn (also of experimental metal outfit Vaura), the band has evolved from a doom folk collective into an atmospheric pop act. Their debut album, Glass Prayer, showcased a broad range of sounds--mourning cello, smoldering harmonium and tribal rhythms--while their latest single, the sensually danceable 'Lovely Day,' finds them exploring the warmer side of cold wave, and the understated anthemic possibilities of minimal electronics.
Grasshopper is Jesse DeRosa and Josh Millrod's answer to "jazz infused" experimental electronic music. Using trumpets, EVI, and a modest amount of electronics the duo warp classical and traditional instrument sound sources into otherworldly drones and peaking waves of pulsating electric mire.
Silent Drape Runners
Silent Drape Runners are the Das Racist of new age music. Two people, multiple kaoss pads, Lynch-influenced pop. Their debut single "NEW VIBES" was released in January.
Niabi creates a kind of forest-dwelling dreampop that could share space with M83 and Bat for Lashes.
Interlude by performance artist Ben Fama.
$15 adv / $20 day of show.