Been interested in the downtown music and visual scene but just don’t have a lot of time to investigate? Take a crash course for just $30 this Monday night as a phenomenal array of more than sixty downtown artists come together to benefit David Linton of UnityGain at Tonic. What, you’ve gotta work ’til nine? Then see the latter part of the show for just $10.
As the guy behind Unity Gain, David Linton has been making video art and supporting video artists since before I was born. Come out and see a phenomenal array of downtown audio and visual artists blow the roof off Tonic. Come see Eric Bogosian and Kate Valk, Diamanda Galas and Shelley Hirsch, Koosil-ja and Lance Blisters and many, many more. If you saw these artists individually you’d probably end up paying a thousand bucks. See them all Monday for $30 (or $10 for just the Subtonic events).
David Linton’s New York 5.0
A 50-year celebration and benefit at Tonic (107 Norfolk St. between Rivington & Delancey, NYC)
Monday, March 20, 2005 8 pm till late
Full info at http://www.unitygain.org/benefit
part I : ‘PARTNERS IN TIME’ featuring live performances by
Diamanda Galas, Christian Marclay/Ikue Mori/Anthony Coleman, Lee Ranaldo, Eric Bogosian, Matthew Ostrowski, Shelley Hirsch/David Weinstein, Kate Valk (of The Wooster Group), Koosil-ja, Charles Atlas, Hahn Rowe with Raz Mesinai, and the Alien Comic. With Master of Ceremonies John Gernand and closing remarks by “Sally Rand”(Toni Dove).
part II : UnityGain
The legendary electronic soiree ‘UnityGain’ follows immediately in the Tonic main space @ 11:15 pm featuring live collaborative audio visual performances by:
Audio artists – Charles Cohen, Antfactor, qpe, Lloop, Warbulator (Jodi Shapiro), Doily, Bubblyfish, Glomag, David Last, Brian Moran, Gen Ken Montgomery, Zach Layton and Bruce Tovsky.
Visual artists – Benton-C, Angie Eng, Bill Etra, c.h.i.a.k.i., feedBUCK GaLORE, Naval Cassidy, Andy Graydon, Giles Hendrix, Adam Kendall, Katherine Liberovskaya, Lu(x)z, Peter Shapiro, Caspar Stracke, CHiKA.
part III : Nought for Naught
From 9 pm on ‘Nought for Naught’ in the Subtonic Lounge offers a packed roster of DJ, VJ & live audio-visual performers into the wee hours, featuring:
Aerostatic, Darryl Hell, Danny Hamilton, DJ $mall Change, DJ Spinoza, Firehorse, Jason BK (Blackkat), Toshio Kajiwara, Lance Blisters (AV), LoVid (AV), Socks and Sandals;Chris Jordan, Eric Dunlap, Eric Redlinger, Dan Vatsky and Dan Winckler, and Jeremy Slater.
In celebration of the fiftieth birthday of David Linton, downtown music pioneer, Tonic has donated its space for an entire evening of performances by musicians and artists who have worked with Linton over
the past twenty-five years.
Unfortunately, David’s birthday has been darkened by a most distressing event: he was recently robbed in his home at knifepoint, emerging fortunately unscathed, but losing all of his equipment, which sadly
contained much of his recent work. In order to recoup the loss of what can be replaced, and salute his talents and contributions to music in New York, his friends and collaborators through the years are joining together for a night of multimedia performances on March 20th. We hope you can join us, to both celebrate his work and help make it possible for him to continue it.
Tickets are $30.00 for the full evening including: ‘PARTNERS IN TIME’, ‘UNITYGAIN’ and ‘NOUGHT for NAUGHT’. $10.00 for ‘UNITYGAIN’ and ‘NOUGHT for NAUGHT’ only.
Advance tickets recommended; available now at Tonic (107 Norfolk Street) and Other Music (15 East 4th Street). Cash only tickets will be sold at the door on March 20, 2006 subject to availability.
For updates check http://www.unitygain.org/benefit.
BENEFIT ONLINE ART AUCTION
Monday March 6th – Monday March 27th, 2006
In consideration of David Linton’s commitment to multimedia and video art, the Outpost, a resource for artists in new media and video, is sponsoring an art auction as part of the benefit activities for David Linton’s NY 5.0. Works will be auctioned online at http://www.unitygain.org/auction, and all money raised will be contributed to the David Linton Recovery Fund.
Participating artists include Laura Parnes, Michael Smith, Ralph Lemon, Javier Tellez, John Brattin, Robert Boyd, Oliver Herring, Barbara Ess, Johanna Malinowska, Andrew Sutherland and Caspar Stracke.
Private donations will be accepted at Tonic on March 20th by Stephanie Palmer. Questions regarding donations may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.