CAVE-OUT (IN THREE PARTS, ALL AT ONCE)
26 JANUARY 2012
PERFORMANCE AND RECORD LAUNCH PARTY, 7-9 PM
ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE
OJO is a collaborative art and music group that consists of Joshua Aster, Chris Avitabile, Justin Cole, Moises Medina, Eamon Ore-Giron, Brenna Youngblood, and various audiences. OJO performs experimental music that delves into transcendental rhythms and communal harmonics. One major aspect of OJO’s events aims to remove the barrier between the audience and the performers, so that when one enters the show’s environment they instantly become a member of the “band.” The way this is achieved is by constructing compositions that involve simple music making gestures such as clapping, whistling, chanting, etc. and arranging these elements in a way that creates a texture of communal sound. The audience is coaxed into participating by direct contact with the “performers (OJO).” OJO has created projects for many venues, including MOCA, LAXART, and LACMA in Los Angeles and Queens Nails Annex in San Francisco. The group has also been profiled in ANP Quarterly and LA Confidential.