Experimental music & art collective Arthur King & The Night Sea will be presenting a large-scale interactive art installation entitled Palmetto the weekend of April 28-30 in Los Angeles, California at One Big Stage (map).
The multisensory installation is based on the concept of the balance of opposites, and will include live performances of music & dance, short film screenings, manipulated projections, directional audio, and a hands-on children’s workshop facilitated by founding member and dad of two rug-rats, Peter Walker, and visual artist John Schlue.
To accompany the weekend-long event, Arthur King & The Night Sea will release a 10-track audio recording, Palmetto, on vinyl and digital formats available on Friday, April 21st online & at independent record shops. Preview three tracks from Palmetto of what rockNYClive calls “mad psychedelia, everywhere from a dark jazz trumpet to an almost South American ambiance, a Dub Tropicalia steamed in the layers of an LSD jaunt.”
Schedule of Events for Palmetto:
Friday, April 28
— 7-10pm — Opening Reception / Live Performance
Saturday, April 29
— noon — Doors open
— 7pm — Palmetto Film Screening — A series of short films inspired by Palmetto and the balance of opposites
— 10pm — Doors close
Sunday, April 30
— noon-1pm — Kids Improvisation Session — Facilitated by a founding member and dad of two rug-rats, Arthur King & The Night Sea invite kids and their parents to collaborate, creating a live exploratory improvisational performance inspired by the relation of sound to visuals. By using musical instruments and video components, families will help answer some of life’s biggest questions, “what does the jungle sound like?” “what about the deep ocean?” “what kind of dance fits with these sounds and visuals?” Also lemonade and cookies!
— 8pm — Art King Guerrilla — Live experimental music and visual art performance
— 10pm — Doors close
About Arthur King & The Night Sea
Arthur King & The Night Sea is an experimental group that defies musical categorization. Floating between Minimalist-Atmospheric, Dub, Free Jazz and Electronic, the project is an ongoing exercise in engaging the known and unknown inherent in creative expression.
Based in Los Angeles, the band is comprised of highly acclaimed musicians Danny Frankel (Lou Reed, K.D. Lang, Nels Cline, Money Mark), David Ralicke (Beck, Dengue Fever, John Cale), Kenny Lyon (The Lemonheads, Spain), Peter Walker (Eulogies, Broadheads), Rusty Logsdon (Eels), Shon Sullivan (Elliott Smith,The Rentals, Goldenboy) and Aaron Espinoza (Earlimart, Admiral Radley).