Recent movements depicting music culture through art exhibits are proving to add yet another layer to the evolution of the musical landscape. Perfected audio and visual sensory combinations are an interesting new twist on classic content. Our gifted panelists will discuss the future of music culture in it's evolving hybrid form, and it's multi-platform expression from concert venues to art galleries.
NewVillager is a group of musicians and artists currently living and working in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. In 2011, they released their debut, self-titled album on IAMSOUND records and toured internationally with Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus, Sunset Rubdown, Metronomy, and Best Coast. They have performed live and built installations in museums, galleries, and concert halls, including Jack Hanley Gallery in New York, Human Resources in Los Angeles, Fredericks and Freiser in... Read More →
oe Ahearn, Curator of Performance and Installation of Clocktower Gallery, is a leading voice in the national network of underground music spaces. Since 2008, Ahean has been resident curator at the Silent Barn, a premier underground music space, where he has curated innumerable music shows, book releases, and artist made video game exhibitions. Ahearn is also the Managing Director of Showpaper, a non-profit, bi-weekly arts and music newsprint with a 60-volunteer staff pool and a circulation of... Read More →
Oliver “Power” Grant is an Entrepeneur , music mogul, actor, writer and producer from Staten Island New York. As co founder of Wutang Productions home and birth place of the Wu-Tang Clan, Power has | seen and experienced the ups and downs first-hand of one of hip hops most revolutionary and controversial groups as well as the entertainment industry. He is not only the executive producer of the Wu-Tang Clan, but is also credited for founding creating and launching the Wu Wear clothing line... Read More →
Laura O'Reilly aka Miz Metro has developed a sound all her own with the singular use of a 3 track loop pedal and the unlimited range of her human voice. Acting as her own DJ with the pedal and looping live at shows- she doubles as performer & studio artist creating sound art pieces that have been exhibited at galleries across New York and Europe. Miz Metro has been featured in THE SOURCE magazine, toured across Europe, won Fox Five’s Fearless TV Viewers poll for best live performance, and is a... Read More →
As an original member of Public Enemy's music production team, The Bomb Squad and celebrated DJ "Wizard K-Jee”, Keith Shocklee has been a groundbreaking influence in the music industry for the more than 30 years. | Rolling Stone named Shocklee “one of the greatest producers in hip-hop” for the innovative albums "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” and “Fear Of A Black Planet.” Shocklee co-produced the singles “Bring The Noize” and “Fight The Power”, which were... Read More →