Arthur Radio Transmission #27 w/ AMI DANG

Hailing from Baltimore, MD, a bubbling pot that continues to churn out a rainbow fog swirl of new and exciting bands (Crazy Dreams Band, Lower Dens) as well as experimental music and new media festivals (Whartscape, Transmodern), Ami Dang seems to exude the creative energy that is pouring out of her hometown. Her upcoming full-length album (due out in December on Ehse Records), was crafted from an intersecting background of classical sitar and composition, experimental electronics and visual performance, combined with a deep love for ’90s dance beats and a fuzzy memory of megaphones blaring Indian pop songs into the streets of New Delhi.

If you’re in the area next week, catch Ami performing along with many other artists at Baltimore’s High Zero festival on September 23rd and 24th, 2010.


Photo of Ami Dang by Bad Brilliance/Andrew Strasser

STREAMING: [audio:http://www.arthurmag.com/magpie/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Arthur-Radio-27-w_-AMI-DANG-8-1-2010.mp3%5D

DOWNLOAD: Arthur Radio Transmission #27 w/ Ami Dang 8-1-2010

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MIRA BILLOTTE: "A secret diagram of the Universe"

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KOSMOS: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

AN INSTALLATION BY MIRA BILLOTTE
AUGUST 21st – SEPTEMBER 4TH
THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE AT THE PATTERSON
3134 EASTERN AVENUE, BALTIMORE, MD
WWW.CREATIVEALLIANCE.ORG • 410.276.1651

Artist and musician Mira Billotte (White Magic), focuses on the harmony of the divine ratio between ourselves and the Kosmos. The installation transforms into an environment of spiritual exaltation, a place of ritual, a temple of commune with the Kosmos, bringing forth an ancient instinct, theurgy; the ritual practice of uniting with the divine.

As within us there is a microcosm, so created in this space, a microcosm of the divine macrocosm; sand, sand paintings, Mandalas, fabrics, elements, incense, projections, altar objects, plants, other organic materials and esoteric symbols create a secret diagram of the Universe.

Closing Ceremony
Friday September 4 • 8PM • 10$, 8$ For Members
WHITE MAGIC w/ Zomes (Asa Osbourne from Lungfish) and Daniel Higgs

Led by the haunting vocals of songwriter Mira Billotte, with Sleepy Doug Shaw on guitar, NYC based (and Baltimore connected) White Magic was formed in 2003 and has toured with the likes of Animal Collective, Sonic Youth and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, and has released two EPs and one full length album on the Drag City label, among other limited releases. The band covered “As I Went Out One Morning” for Todd Haynes’ recent Dylan film, as well as appearing on Hal Wilner’s “Rogue’s Gallery” compilation last year. Tonight Billotte offers new spectral sounds, complete with visuals and full regalia, celebrating the close of her mystical exhibition in the Main Gallery. Zomes (with Asa Osbourne from Lungfish) and Daniel Higgs open. Doors @ 8pm. Show @ 9pm. $10. All ages. $8 mbrs, stus.

myspace.com/whitemagicmusic

Tuesday evening new music: CELEBRATION "OPEN YOUR HEART"

“Video tarot card for Judgement created by the Baltimore band Celebration for their experimental self released free music art magic ritual website: celebrationelectrictarot.com

“The Judgement card is about rebirth, resurrection. The idea of Judgement day is that the dead rise, their sins are forgiven, and they move onto heaven. The Judgement card is similar, it asks for the resurrection to summon the past, forgive it, and let it go. There are wounds from the past that we never let heal, sins we’ve committed that we refuse to forgive, bad habits we haven’t the courage to lose. Judgement advises us to finally face these, recognize that the past is past, and put them to rest, absolutely and irrevocably. This is also a card of healing, quite literally from an accident or illness, as well as a card signaling great transformation, renewal, change.”

April 10th at Floristree in Baltimore, MD


Extra Golden will be playing one of the first shows of their U.S. tour with Audrey Chen, Matthew Papich (of Ecstatic Sunshine) and Ami Dang. Alongside Extra Golden’s Kenyan sunshine pop, be prepared for some throat singing, warbling, wailing, psychedelic sitar/electronics and blissed out washes of guitar…

Date & Time: Friday, April 10th, 8:30pm
Venue: Floristree
Location: 405 W. Franklin / Baltimore, MD 21201
Price: $5 before 9:30, $10 after (Get there early!)