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Sun Kim dances at The Secret City’s March 2013 service in NYC celebrating technology.
Val-Inc was The Secret City’s musical guest at our March 2013 service celebrating technology. Haitian electronic music composer/percussionist/turntablist, Val-Inc evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious and self defined as “Afro-Electronica®”. She incorporates her African Haitian Musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the post-modern.
Our guest at this Sunday’s service is New York-based visual artist Kim Keever. Keever makes photographs of bonsai-scaled landscapes assembled inside a 200-gallon tank that is filled with water and topped with paint pigment and addressed with lights and gels to create convincing effects of clouds and atmosphere. His tropical vistas, sylvan forests, and mountain views openly wear their own artifice while they also display the fine-grained complexity of the real thing. Looking at them can be an otherworldy experience.
In Keever’s Small Mountains 3, orange clouds overtake the sun in this video shot in 200 gallon aquarium filled with water. The music is also composed by Kim Keever.
Haitian electronic music composer/percussionist/turntablist, Val-Inc evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious and self defined as “Afro-Electronica®”. She incorporates her African Haitian Musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the post-modern. Her “Afro-Electronica” installations have been showcased in New York City at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and internationally at SaalFelden Music Festival in Austria, Jazz a la Villette in France, and the Biennale di Venezia Museum in Italy.
Stew is the Tony Award winning creator of Passing Strange and frontman for The Negro Problem. He was our musical guest at The Secret City’s NYC service on February 24, 2013.
Join us as we celebrate all the ways in which we feel we’re alive – sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and maybe even a 6th?
We’re gonna have a beautiful day.
The Secret City – THE SENSES
Sunday, February 24th
161A Chrystie Street
(btwn Rivington and Delancey)
$15 suggested donation
We always need baked goods for coffee hour as well as volunteers to help with the service. Comment on our Facebook invite if you’re able to bring treats or help out.
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JONATHAN NOSAN is a contortionist. He can do some really amazing things with his body. He first came to The Secret City as a surprise guest of Sxip Shirey’s. No one had any idea who the man in the dark blue suit was, or why he was walking slowly down the aisle. When he began to bend backward and fold his body in half, the crowd went wild. He’s performed for us a few times and always amazes. Jonathan runs Acroback, dedicated to providing spectacular body shows for a variety of clients.