04 When All Things Evaporate
We’ll Talk About Minerals

July 24, 2014
Thursday, 8 – 10 PM

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When All Things Evaporate We’ll Talk About Minerals is a one-night event focusing on the interaction between nature and culture, and the ways in which participants aspire the unknown and the uncertain beyond the imaginable. This show takes the human body as object and subject and natural objects as substance and projected meanings. With various co- operants whose identities are multiplied in networks, Minerals presents various live performances among natural objects. The performers re-establish new relationships as they constantly act together with each other, with all the other objects and the audience. It is itself and a collective endeavor.

square Mahmoud Ahmed
ISSUE Project Room & Pioneer Works Summer Concert Series
Sat, July 26, 2014
$20 / $15 members + students

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A verified legend of African pop music, Mahmoud Ahmed led the wave of Ethiopian music’s ‘golden age’ in the 60s-70s with his notoriously energetic combination of traditional Amharic music with soul, jazz & funk. His multi-octave voice made him household name in Ethiopia, and a star since nearly the moment he started recording, though this pioneering artist is still relatively obscure in North America. ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation are pleased to present Mahmoud Ahmed live in Red Hook, Brooklyn—his first New York performance since 2011. Additional supporting acts will be announced soon for this indoor/outdoor event, which opens ISSUE’s summer concert series in collaboration with Pioneer Works.

After the concert, Chances with Wolves (of East Village Radio repute) will DJ a free After-Party from 9-11pm

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Image Credit: Mahmoud Ahmed, éthiopiques concert at Barbican, London 27 June 2008, by Adrian Boot.
Bee yard Sacred Geometry and the
Architecture of Well-being

The Six-Sided Force Lecture Series

With Ron Breland
Tuesday, July 29, 7:00PM

Ron’s experiments with alternative hive design for over forty years have convinced him that it’ s necessary to put the “art” back into the “art of beekeeping.” An examination into the relationship between hive structure and the bee organism Ron will discuss the use of alternative hive designs to reduce environmental stresses on bees. His own dodecahedron shaped hives are patterned after the sacred geometry of Pythagoras and the “Endless Columns” of Brancusi. A fascinating topic for artists, designers and beekeepers alike.

Ron has been a gardener all his life and a beekeeper since 1973. He has regularly lectured since 1996 at organic conferences, garden clubs, beekeeping workshops and schools. He and his wife own Bumps & Company, an eco-friendly, sustainable, specialty nursery in West Nyack, NY. Ron also established “The Bee Sanctuary” in both West Nyack and Clavarack, NY, dedicated to the development of sustainable beekeeping practices.
square Liturgy / Wreck and Reference / White Suns + More
ISSUE Project Room & Pioneer Works Summer Concert Series
Sat, August 23, 2014
$15 / $12 members + students

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Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation invites ISSUE Project Room for its second-annual concert series collaboration this summer. This all-day indoor/outdoor show crosses metal, noise and experimental electronics, headlined by Liturgy— in their first reunited show as a quartet since 2011— alongside Californian post-metal duo Wreck and Reference, Brooklyn extreme-noise group White Suns, and more TBA. Anticipating a forthcoming full-length in 2015, self-christened “Transcendental Black Metal” band Liturgy make a long-awaited return to the stage with Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Bernard Gann, Tyler Dusenbury, and drummer Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, Zs).

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Scientific Controversies Now Scientific Controversies (Coming Soon)
A Series Curated By Janna Levin
What Is Quantum Reality?
Does Time Exist?
Will Dying Black Holes Explode in Firewalls?

Major Scientific discoveries can disrupt the traditional order, leaving scientists adrift in concepts that resist familiar intuitions and beliefs. Of the new ideas that emerge, some will be wrong and some will be right. Honest and open scientific controversy helps disentangle one from the other. Eventually, one side of a debate grows in strength and finds confirmation in experiments, while the other atrophies. But both sides of a controversy contribute to the breakthrough of actual discovery – when the utterly abstract barges into the realm of the concrete. This series celebrates that passionate spirit of scientific debate. For the Pioneer Works series Scientific Controversies, we take a look at three profound topics at the frontier of physics that have inspired unresolved debates: Reality, Time, and Black Holes.
FREE, Live Music, Open Studios, Exhibitions & Food

SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. The series showcases artists in residence along with musical performances and DJs, curated in partnership with Olivier Conan.

Sunday, August 10 from 5:00-10:00 PM
Studios of artists & scientists in residence open at 5PM.
Live music curated by Olivier Conan starts at 7PM.

Ulrich Ziegler smoke-1 BIG LAZY Guitarist and composer Stephen Ulrich has been leading the trio Big Lazy for close to twenty years. At once stark and otherworldly, Big Lazy is a moody surf-like outfit full of tremolo guitars, slowed down tempos and exotica touches. Their cinematic music evokes noir, spaghetti western, Lynch and Tarantino soundtracks – but Big Lazy’s organic and uncontrived music remains beyond category. Ulrich’s many other musical projects include a number of collaborations with members of Balkan Beat Box as well as countless TV and film scores including the series Bored to Death.
“Big Lazy, the elegantly gritty instrumental trio led by the extraordinary guitarist Stephen Ulrich, plays stunningly beautiful music that evokes everything from truckers’ romps to the haunting film scores of Bernard Herrmann.” – The New Yorker

Janka-Nabay-The-Bubu-Gang-An-Letah-608x608 2 JANKA NABAY AND THE BUBU GANG.
Janka Nabay is the king of Bubu – Sierra Leone’s brand of electro-pop. Back in his hometown of Sierra Leone, Janka electrified traditional Bubu music by adding drum machines and synthesizers and giving it a frantic edge that made him a national hero. Now based in the US, Janka has hooked up with musicians from Brooklyn and DC (where he lives) who call themselves the Bubu Gang. Janka and his musicians share a similar fascination with the old and the new, mixing modern beats and analog keyboards with call and response vocals, improvisation and touches of 70’s psychedelia. The collaboration seems to capitalize on the best of all worlds and the result is musically stimulating and just as danceable as Janka Nabay’s early hits. David Byrne’s label Luaka bop released their first full-length album a little while back.