King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm (live show)

Johnny Brenda's Presents

King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm (live show)

Ryat, Pia Ercole, Moor Mother, Jacqueline Constance, Tim Motzer, Alexa Barchini, Sci Fi DJ set by Ryan Todd

Tue, July 25, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm (live show)
King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm (live show)
King Britt’s future forward project Fhloston Paradigm has been his focus since 2012.

Fhloston Paradigm is a manifestation of afro-futurist ideals, based in an electronic music landscape.
The purpose is to transmit the omni-versal message of divine abstractions into aural pleasing tones.

The new album, After… is the continuation of the story… ascension and polyrhythmic primal energy
through unexpected process.

For this special live presentation of the new album, King (electronics) will be joined by Ryat (electronics / vocals), Moor Mother (electronics) , Tim Motzer (guitartronics) , Pia Ercole (vocals / electronics) , Jacqueline Constance (vocaltronics), Alexa Barchini (vocals) and a few surprises!

“Quite extraodinarily evocative of extraterrestrial
flight. It ripples with familiar tropes, with
echoes of Terry Riley & Tangerine Dream” - The Wire Magazine
Ryat
Ryat
RYAT is a solo project of California based composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Christina Ryat.
One of her most prominent collaborators is Tim Conley aka MAST who appears on the cover of RYAT's Avant Gold album with her.

Photograph by Rebecca Deville
Pia Ercole
Pia Ercole
It was at a piano lesson that Pia discovered her voice, almost by accident. Pia’s piano teacher, who also happened to be an opera singer, had heard Pia vocalize—improvising melodies—over some of the piano pieces she was studying and sensed that she could sing classical repertoire. One day, her teacher sang a phrase from a Puccini aria and asked Pia to replicate her tone and sing the line; she did…and in that moment discovered her operatic voice. Never having intended to study classical vocal technique, Pia proceeded to study vocal performance and attended The Juilliard School.

After years of solid study, she came to find that so many other genres of music were still calling to her…the jazz and bossanova she grew up listening to, her love of hip hop, and a vast array of other influences from Michael Jackson to Depeche Mode to Bjork. She dove back in to all that was non-classical and found her passion for deejaying which she explored for some years, sinking her teeth into hip hop, house music, and ultimately anything else that seduced her ear and a crowd. …Life brought some enormous and all-consuming personal challenges before and after her studies, but at this point, Pia has come full circle back to the voice she trained classically and has explored endlessly.

She has embarked on a sonic journey with King Britt which has lead to the magic of the Fhloston Paradigm live project–-where voice, electronic music and analog synths meet, re-imagined in a beautiful, divine, and other-worldly aural plane. She appears on the Fhloston Paradigm album The Phoenix set to be released on 7/7/14 on Hyperdub. She has also provided the vocals for the Bach/Gounod “Ave Maria” for the album Red Hot + Bach which was released on 6/17/14.

As she states, “…for the first time, with King, I felt like I had the sonic soundscape with the proper breadth and range to support and inspire my more ‘operatic’ voice”, a word that she is hesitant to use since she is “never trying to sing in any certain genre or with some type of sound that is associated with it. I just sing. The music dictates every nuance of my phrasing and sound. The voice that you hear is born from connecting with a sonic vibe. The music, even if it’s just a simple rhythm, a repeated melodic motive, a drone…it is inspiration that draws out my expression, voice and music from deep inside my intimate world. This is what my voice is meant for. Translating the truth, not any genre-specific tradition. Do I want vocal styling—of course—just not at the expense of vocal and expressive purity.”

King Britt on the project: “Fhloston Paradigm is a manifestation of afro futurist ideals, based in an electronic music landscape. It walks the line of duality, both science fact and science fiction. It is the future of the now moment. The purpose is to transmit the omni-versal message of divine abstractions into aural pleasing tones. …Within this music context, avant-garde improvisational vocal ideas touching on classical and jazz, hover over soundscapes and dance rhythms. The outcome being somewhere between Blade Runner and 808 State.”

Very excited to share the new sonic consciousness that is Fhloston Paradigm, Pia is also working with Dotmatic on The Kinesiis Project which has a more hip hop / R&B flavor. Dotmatic and Pia already released a song as The Kinesiis Project on Dotmatic’s album Lullabies for Fall for Record Breakin’ Music. The song is “Thank You Enough (Lullaby @ 96BPM)” on which Pia performs vocals and keys. She also has credits for the lyrics and co-production.

Besides continuing to work in the studio, Pia has performed with King Britt most recently at MoMA PS1 for “Moondance” (curated by King Britt). On 7/7/14 she will join King Britt in performance for the record release party of The Phoenix by Fhloston Paradigm at Francois K’s Deep Space party at Cielo in NYC. She has also performed at the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit for the USA premier of the Fhloston Paradigm (live) project. The European premier was part of The Hydra (Phase I)–a carefully curated series of events–for Hyperdub at XOYO in London alongside Kode9, Ikonika, and Jessy Lanza.
Moor Mother
Moor Mother
Moor Mother's music is a history lesson, a future lesson, and a comment on the present all at once. And really it is more than a lesson, its a soundscape to these different time dimensions, so that you are hearing and experiencing not only music, but you get the voices of the ancestors, the whispers of our descendants, and the field sounds of the future and past landscapes. She presents an immersive experience in her music that unfolds or unearths some of the hidden dimensions that are embedded in sounds.
Jacqueline Constance
Jacqueline Constance
Philly based singer/songwriter, Jacqueline Constance blends her R&B and Hiphop command into a swirling emotional stew. With a warm, yet strident voice she creates daring and fiery stories in sound. Not one to wait for a musician to make her magic happen, Jacqueline also produces some of her own material. Armed with just a mic, her digital sampling, foot pedal and a small mixer, Jacqueline turns breaths, sighs and words into funky orchestral pastures for her lyrics to frolic through.
Born and raised in the Mt Airy section of Philadelphia, Jacqueline attended the legendary CAPA high school which spawned such artists as the Roots, Boys to Men and Amel Larriuex. She has performed at Such notable venues such as The Hard Rock Cafe, World Cafe Live and The Kimmel Center.
Jacqueline is inspired by jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, which is apparent in her vocal nuances and soulful timbre. Her songs speak to young women and men who are creating their own lane by adding lasting melodies to their own life story.
Her upcoming EP, "The Jacqueline Show" (in collaboration with producer Wesmanchild, AVAILABLE NOW) is a resounding and soulful introduction as an upcoming singer and songwriter.
"At a time when any and everyone is trying to be the next big something, It is important to find your niche and stand out. That seems to be exactly what... Jacqueline Constance has done".
Tim Motzer
Tim Motzer
Philadelphia-based guitarist and composer. He has worked with King Britt, Ursula Rucker, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit of CAN, and David Sylvian, among others. He releases his albums through his own label 1K Recordings.
Alexa Barchini
Alexa Barchini
Alexa Barchini is a jazz vocalist, composer, and lyricist based in the Philadelphia area. Raised in a culturally diverse family with a mother that studied opera, Alexa began singing as a young girl—hairbrush in hand as a pseudo-microphone. Though initially attracted to mostly classical and pop repertoire, she was introduced to jazz and improvised music as a teenager. Somewhere along the line she caught the proverbial ‘bug,’ and has since gone on to study and perform in various settings, with tours taking her to Los Angeles, Berlin, New York, and Boston. With a particular interest in the music of Brazil, her compositions fuse her deep love of jazz and jazz singing—rich harmonies, a capacity for story telling, and improvisatory freedom—with playful Latin-influenced rhythms and the warm, understated style of singers like João Gilberto.

Of one of her most recent work on New York pianist Julian Shore’s 2012 release, Filaments, All About Jazz critic Dave Wayne said, “Her voice is close-miked, soft and intimate, and conveys the feeling that she's sharing a secret that is just beyond one's grasp.” She recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in vocal jazz performance at Temple University in Philadelphia where she was lucky enough to study under the direction of Joanna Pascale, Dick Oatts, Bruce Barth, and Terell Stafford. Over the past few years, she has had the opportunity to record and perform with such artists as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gilad Hekselman, John Swana, Wycliffe Gordon, and Terell Stafford, among others.
Sci Fi DJ set by Ryan Todd
Sci Fi DJ set by Ryan Todd
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/