Late Breakfast presents an evening of sonic worldbuilders and genre-benders.
Ian MacPhee is a musician, photographer and video artist based in Simi Valley, California. MacPhee's live performances utilize electronics and field recordings to create a dense, textural soundscape. Ian will be performing tracks from his new EP Distance - his first release on LA's Already Dead Tapes.
Lucy Liyou synthesizes field recordings, text-to-speech readings, poetry, and elements from Korean folk opera into sonic narratives that explore the implications of Orientalism and Westernization. Combining all these disparate sonic elements into critically cohesive pieces, the musical world of Lucy Liyou alternates between beautiful serenity and unsettling entropy. Arresting ballads and contemporary classical pieces fragment into decaying shards, voices get warped beyond recognition, and shimmering light makes way for bit-crushed noise. Her work has earned acclaim from Pitchfork, Bandcamp Daily, Wire Magazine, and NPR Music, among others, and received notable airplay on NTS Radio, KEXP, NPR, and Sonos Radio’s Radio Hour with Thom Yorke.
Diego Gaeta is a keyboardist and producer born and raised in Los Angeles who just released his debut album, "Fearlessly Accessing the Divine Spirit of Freedom From Here On Out," featuring a nine-person jazz ensemble and contributions from Jimetta Rose, Zeroh, Low Leaf, and Moor Mother. Gaeta performs freely improvised and composed music that fuses the languages of spiritual jazz, chamber music, and experimental hip-hop. He creates lush, intuitive, heartfelt genre-bending music that takes the listener on a cinematic journey through the worlds of West-African rhythms, Madlibian ethereal chops, and New Age Jazz. He has worked with such artists as Carlos Niño, Eyvind Kang, Bill Frisell, Andre 3000, Zeroh, Melanie Charles, Raven Chacon, Moor Mother, Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra, Matthewdavid, and more. He collaborates regularly both in performance and production with LA bands Human Error Ciub, Lionmilk, Carlos Niño and Friends, who are all definitive forces in LA’s new Jazz Renaissance. Gaeta also produces solo work under the name Club Diego, where he combines hip hop loop-based sampling with experimental pop production. Gaeta’s unique strengths as an artist are in part due to his 20 years of experience and the fiercely eclectic nature of Los Angeles musical culture, an environment that has allowed him to dive deeply into cultural gems around the world and close to his heart through years of holistic devotion to the ancient art of improvisation.
Plus a Special Guest, to be announced soon…
This is an age 21+ event