RAFT is PAT NOECKER

Marking the milestones of RAFT and PAT NOECKER
I’m the guest on my own Sunday Night Supper Series.  With my pal Laura Ortman.  We’re going to heal the cosmos.

I’m the guest on my own Sunday Night Supper Series. With my pal Laura Ortman. We’re going to heal the cosmos.

The DC Ensemble includes Amanda Kleinman, Deena OH, Elise Pierre,Erick Jackson, Jasmine Cherhrazi, Marian McLaughlin, Milena Aradski,Norm Veenstra, Ted Zook, Jerry Busher and The Grey A.
D.C. Blurb from Sasha Lord
Pat Noecker (aka RAFT and formerly of Liars and These Are Powers)brings his patented ASSEMBLE series to DC at Comet Ping Pong. Noeckerand several other musicians will perform his ensemble piece,"Transmissions, Long Tones in A and E" in which the artists, throughvarious sound sources, will collectively sustain the note of A for 30minutes and the note of E for 30 minutes in an hour long piece thatboils up into a haunting, transcendent and cacophonous sonicmeditation. The event promises to be an immersive one, with guestsencouraged to wander around the space, each experiencing a uniqueaural experience.

The DC Ensemble includes Amanda Kleinman, Deena OH, Elise Pierre,
Erick Jackson, Jasmine Cherhrazi, Marian McLaughlin, Milena Aradski,
Norm Veenstra, Ted Zook, Jerry Busher and The Grey A.

D.C. Blurb from Sasha Lord

Pat Noecker (aka RAFT and formerly of Liars and These Are Powers)
brings his patented ASSEMBLE series to DC at Comet Ping Pong. Noecker
and several other musicians will perform his ensemble piece,
"Transmissions, Long Tones in A and E" in which the artists, through
various sound sources, will collectively sustain the note of A for 30
minutes and the note of E for 30 minutes in an hour long piece that
boils up into a haunting, transcendent and cacophonous sonic
meditation. The event promises to be an immersive one, with guests
encouraged to wander around the space, each experiencing a unique
aural experience.

Thanks Christine Costello for the nice drawing…

Thanks Christine Costello for the nice drawing…

The Raft show at the Kettle One Vodka Monkey Town space called De Nolet was a superb event, highlighted by the presence of artists Shaun Leonardo, Prince Rama, Kip Malone, curator Montgomery Knott and RAFT.  Ketel One Vodka gave away free vodka cocktails and food for three consecutive nights.  I put on an open studio on Friday afternoon where the audience texted me sounds and called me on stage.  Others called in from across the country to contribute some audio, which they would leave on my voice mail.  Some calls were processed live, while other calls went to voice mail.  I sliced and diced this bouquet of audio and preserved some of it in loops, which I played back while generating new pieces during the final two performances for the main event.  I processed many of the incoming texts with my text reader app, which would read aloud, via the readers Rachel and Graham, the incoming messages.  A total of 600 people came through for the night of my show.  I received many live phone calls and a heap of media through text messages.  And again, I’d play all the incoming matter through my pedals and process it through delays, octaves and loops, generating an image that was a collective effort between me and the willing audience.  I think it was a total breakthrough with cellphonism.  People simply got the idea and contributed a lot of sounds, that I in turn used to build some satisfying pieces.  In addition to the voices and sound clips, I used ring tones from the phone to construct sonic architecture that was both rhythmic, syncapated and abstract.  All in all, a super good time and thanks to the Kettle One Vodka folk for making my favorite cocktail w Basil, Lime, Grapefruit, San Peligrino and Kettle One.  Oh, and the awesome Cunning NYC/Monkeytown folk for being so inviting and providing a platform for me to reveal my process of cell phonism.

Kip Malone and the Prince Ramas hanging after our show…

Here’s some photos of some art pieces from Art Basel.  I was in Winwood most of the time.  There were a lot of images of tigers…liked these deer and the humans at the bottom were pushing it with wrestling, cake and weird instruments.

RAFT at ART BASEL w Prince Rama and Shaun Leonardo

Raft is headed to Art Basil and I’ll be doing an open studio December 6th at De Nolet, which will highlight the craft behind my work.  That same night, I’ll present a piece based on all the media and texts sent to me by observers during the open studio.  The night time activities will run from 7-11 p.m.

If you’re going to Art Basel, give me a shout.  Would love if you could attend this event.  And thanks to Ketel 1 for the sponsorship and Montgomerey Knott of Monkey Town for curating and inviting me.  I’m siked to share the bill with Prince Rama and Shaun Leonardo.

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Here’s a shot from Rachel Mason’s play that I scored and contributed monologue and video to…I’m getting accupuncture in this shot.  Was trippy…ritual sacrifice…

Here’s a shot from Rachel Mason’s play that I scored and contributed monologue and video to…I’m getting accupuncture in this shot.  Was trippy…ritual sacrifice…

This Thursday and Friday night I am bringing myself to life from video projection in Rachel Mason’s movie/art jam/theater production called “It All Started Right Here.”  I’ll be stuck full of needles and rocking my cell phone later on Friday.  I hope you can make it.  Should be fun!  Click on the pic for the invite and info.

This Thursday and Friday night I am bringing myself to life from video projection in Rachel Mason’s movie/art jam/theater production called “It All Started Right Here.”  I’ll be stuck full of needles and rocking my cell phone later on Friday.  I hope you can make it.  Should be fun!  Click on the pic for the invite and info.