Currents: Nosaj Thing & Lucky Dragons
Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Meow Wolf is thrilled to have critically acclaimed producer Nosaj Thing & experimental music performers Lucky Dragons come to Santa Fe Friday, June 24th as part of our program for the Currents New Media Arts Festival. These performances in our Fancy Town venue are in conjunction with Currents programming taking place across the city from June 10 – 26.
Doors at 8PM/ Show at 9PM
It’s been six years since the release of Nosaj Thing’s highly acclaimed debut album, Drift, which topped countless Best Of Year Lists, but 2016 will mark a new chapter for the 30-year-old producer, musician and DJ from Los Angeles.
With a new album, label and imprint for Innovative Leisure, Home marks the first time Nosaj has incorporated guest vocalists. Having remixed and worked with the likes of The XX, Flying Lotus, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck & Kendrick Lamar, it was time to incorporate a few collaborations of his own with Toro y Moi and Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead) providing ethereal vocals for two of the tracks on Home. The rest of the album is rounded with Nosaj’s signature cinematic soundscapes that explore the space from where Drift left off.
Lucky Dragons is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck, The group researches forms of participation, dissent, perception and attention in performance and public art, working towards a better understanding of existing ecologies through workshops, publications, and recordings. Fischbeck and Rara have presented collaborative work in a wide variety of contexts, including REDCAT, LACMA, and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MOCA Los Angeles, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, The Kitchen in New York, the 54th Venice Biennale, The Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial) and The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others.