SAN FRANCISCO : Lightrhythm presented an evening of downtempo performances featuring one of our favorite new collaborators. Most of us met Coppé on our »Tokyo tour last year, and we were delighted to have her here to meet the rest of our San Francisco friends. This was the first in a series of “mini” events for 2006 that we are going to use to strengthen our network of international collaborations. It was a big day for us because Ben Sheppee’s “con’tour” performance with NOTV happened in Amsterdam the same night.

To see images of the event, checkout »our gallery.

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Lightrhythm Visuals presents “Mini6” featuring COPPÉ
Friday March 31 2006
Rx Gallery, 132 Eddy, San Francisco
9pm-2am
$5 after 10:30
Audio: Coppé with Telephone Jim Jesus, EOTOE, Sindri, and Alaric.
Visuals and atmospherics: by Kevlar, Suryummy, VJon, Coil, Nate Pagel

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coppeCoppé (Mango Sweet Rice Records / TOKYO)

Over the years, Coppé has worked with some of the music world-s most forward-thinking artists, from ex-Orb Chris Weston to British duo Plaid, DJ Vadim, The Program, Ryan Breen, Q bert and others. Her music touches the corners of subtle ambient, delicate glitch-pop, complex jazz and alien hip-hop, each genre bent to her will to result in a brand of digital poetry that is unmistakably Coppé. backing up Coppé at this gig is Telephone Jim Jesus, an new Oakland collaborator.

Her recent partnership with Lightrhythm Visuals cofounder Ben Sheppee has produced some of the freshest new AV tracks upcoming on the label. Meanwhile, we are celebrating the release of Coppé’s “9 + 10 = 10th Anniversary” double album, which will be available at the event.

»Coppe’s Site

eotoeEOTOE (currently unemblazoned)

EOTOE is a one man live looping experience. It constructs grooves in real-time using hand percussion, synths, samples and effects. Always fresh and organic, EOTOE’s complex dance beats work their way into contemplative ambience and return along a fully improvised course.

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sindriSindri (Imputor / Lightrhythm)

Originally a Miami electro and IDM DJ, the current iteration of Sindri infuses her original erotic ghetto bop tracks with sensual live vocals, a smooth rnb flow, and slow-jam beats. She recently performed several shows in Japan as part of Lightrhythm’s Tokyo tour. This fall, Sindri will be returning to Miami for graduate school, so don’t miss this opportunity to see her.

»Sindri’s site

alaricAlaric (Video Salon / ESP / Infinite Kaos)

Alaric has been lulling San Francisco’s most discerning audiences with the sounds of his Insect Funeral live project for decades, and his ESP collaboration with Lightrhythm artist VJ Culture has explored harder ground. Perhaps least appreciated of his many guises is freeform DJ. In this aspect, we don’t know what to expect, only that you will be pleasantly surprised.

»ESP site

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Kevlar and Suryummy
Recently back from doing visuals with the Orb in LA, longtime LRV collaborators Kevlar and Suryummy each pose questions for the mind and eye with geometric forms.
»Suryummy site

VJon
LRV co-founder VJon is a long-time VJ who now concentrates on creating new environmental models for the emerging audiovisual genre.
»VJon site

Coil
The lighting installations of the collective Coil forge new paths in algorithmic control. For this event, they will concentrate on mid air effects.

Nate Pagel
Nate will be showing the next piece of Mass Transit series. This one on the Tokyo Metro. It was shot during his trip to to Japan for the LRV Tokyo Tour.

To see images of the event, checkout »our gallery.