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  • 2012.10.23

    WARP FACTOR

    Maxx Klaxon’s AUTHORITARIAN IDOL 2012 at Warper

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    This Thursday, Maxx Klaxon brings a new installment of AUTHORITARIAN IDOL 2012 to The Delancey! Maxx will perform the third show in this special series at the long-running Warper live electronica event.

    Expect a sparkling set of trademark Klaxon electro… plus Maxx’s interactive video interviews with digital avatars of the presidential contenders, speaking in their own remixed words.

    It’s a razor-sharp combination of satire and synthpop — and an all-too-accurate take on politics in the infotainment age.

    (Check out a segment from the 2008 edition of AUTHORITARIAN IDOL here.)

    NOTE: Maxx Klaxon’s set will begin on the first-floor stage, at 11pm sharp!

    DETAILS:

    WARPER featuring Maxx Klaxon’s AUTHORITARIAN IDOL 2012
    @ The Delancey
    168 Delancey Street, Lower East Side, NYC
    8pm-2am (Maxx’s set at 11pm sharp)
    Free / 21+

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    2012.10.21

    NEVER GONNA HIDE IT AGAIN

    » MUSIC, VIDEO  

    Madonna’s Erotica is 20 years old today. “Deeper and Deeper” is one of the best cuts off the album — and probably one of the best house-pop songs ever:

    2012.10.19

    OLD MASTERS

    3 fantastic retro electronica links for the weekend:

    1. A recent interview with Japanese synth pioneer Isao Tomita, and his protegé Hideki Matsutake of Yellow Magic Orchestra.

    2. Giorgio Moroder’s SoundCloud account, where he’s posting all kinds of remixes and obscure gems from his archives.

    3. Vangelis, jamming in his studio in 1982, as captured by a Spanish TV crew.

    2012.10.10

    WOMEN MAKING WAVES

    » MUSIC  

    Flavorwire’s 10 Female Electronic Music Pioneers You Should Know is one of those rare internet listicles that’s really good from start to finish.

    It includes 3 musicians who have been enormous influences on me — Wendy Carlos, Delia Derbyshire, and Laurie Anderson. But all 10 are brilliant.

    2012.10.08

    ALWAYS PRESS THIS BUTTON

    Here’s a gallery of creative additions to official signage on the London Tube:

    Naughty passengers will be crushed

    I’d like to see more along these lines on the NYC subway system.

    2012.10.01

    AUTHORITARIANS ON PARADE

    Maxx Klaxon’s AUTHORITARIAN IDOL 2012 at The Lost Parade

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    What happens when authority meets idolatry? Find out this Wednesday, October 3, as Maxx Klaxon brings AUTHORITARIAN IDOL 2012 to The Lost Parade at R Bar.

    This will be the second in a series of shows featuring Maxx’s insurgent electropop, plus interactive video interviews with digital avatars of the presidential contenders.

    This performance will feature a replay of the first AUTHORITARIAN IDOL segment — presented at SPLICE on Sunday, September 23, to rave reviews — and the debut of a brand new segment.

    DETAILS:

    » 9.30pm: I, Synthesist
    » 10.30pm: MAXX KLAXON
    » 11.30pm: Night Vision

    THE LOST PARADE
    @ R Bar
    218 Bowery
    Manhattan, NYC
    $5 / 21+
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    2012.09.18

    EQUALIZE YOUR EQUINOX

    » EVENTS, MUSIC  

    SPLICE featuring Maxx Klaxon, Thomas Watkiss, I, Synthesist

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

    SPLICE 9/23/2012

    Join us at Solas for the fall 2012 edition of your favorite “eclectic electronics” salon!

    This month, 3 SPLICE veterans return with bold new multimedia performances — each artist will be premiering fresh material. Expect audiovisual surprises galore!

    » 8.30pm: Thomas Watkiss

    » 9.30pm: Maxx Klaxon

    » 10.30pm: I, Synthesist

    PLUS: Analog + digital sounds spun by DJ Some Call Him Tim

    DETAILS:

    SPLICE @ Solas
    232 E. 9th St. (b/t 2nd + 3rd Aves.), East Village, NYC
    8pm-12am
    21+ / Free

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    2012.09.07

    PIECE OF MIND

    » ART, EVENTS, VIDEO  

    Opening Reception for THIS IS HOW MY BRAIN WORKS

    Friday, September 7, 2012

    THIS IS HOW MY BRAIN WORKS

    I’m excited to be a part of THIS IS HOW MY BRAIN WORKS, at Radiator Gallery in Long Island City, Queens. The show, curated by Michael Lee, examines the contemporary practice of collage through its many iterations and permutations — ranging from works on paper to artist books, photographs, sculpture, textiles, and digital projections.

    THIS IS HOW MY BRAIN WORKS features a variety of new collage projects, including my piece, SLOTS — a site-specific video installation, projection-mapped on to the stairway at the entrance to the gallery.

    SLOTS by Maximus Clarke

    SLOTS is built around the metaphor of a slot machine. But I’ve augmented conventional slot machine symbols with iconic images of humanity from across the history of Western art. When the machine produces a winning combination, the “payout” is an interlude featuring one of a series of quotations, examining whether the art world is a set of steps that artists can climb to achieve success and significance, or just a game of chance, in which arbitrary forces hold sway, and everything is rigged.

    Other artists featured in the show: Donovan Barrow, Brian Belott, Natasha Bowdoin, Floto+Warner, Sara Klar, Todd Knopke, Michael Lee, Elisa Lendvay, Abraham McNally, Andrew Mount, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Francesca Pastine, Javier Pinon, and Leslie Siegel.

    The show runs thru September 30, and can be viewed until then during normal gallery hours (Saturday & Sundays, 12pm-6pm).

    DETAILS:

    THIS IS HOW MY BRAIN WORKS
    Opening Reception
    Friday, September 7, 2012
    6pm-9pm

    Radiator Gallery
    10-61 Jackson Ave
    (7 train to Vernon-Jackson – 1st stop in Queens)
    Long Island City, NY 11106

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