Saxophonist, composer, teacher and all around swell-dressing guy Sam Hillmer has conceived a maze to engulf all of a rock venue for a month. Entitled You Are Here, the month-long installation by Trouble—his collaboration with artist Laura Paris—is a performance festival in an actual maze taking place from September 10 – October 2, 2009 in Williamsburg's Death by Audio.
The press release actually reads:
Emphasizing the sprawling and interconnected nature of New York's underground, a trip through the maze offers a peak inside NYC's diy art/music scene. A meditation on passage and desire, You Are Here engulfs the space and presents beckoning inhabitants, dead ends, and uplifting epitaphs. Medium and genre vary and overlapping and simultaneous performances are frequent, each performer establishing a different corner or dead end as his or hers.
In other words: You can't just put up a maze without having some sort of concept. And money it would seem. So on Saturday July 25 from 4pm to 4am, you can spend $12 for 12 hours with bands like Ninjasonik, Aa, and Nine 11 Thesaurus; special solo performances by members of Dirty Projectors, Zs, Extra Life, Excepter, and just added, Ocrilim / Orthrelm frontman Mick Barr; DJ sets, projections, guerilla theater, B-girl dancers, and delicious beverages served up by the ladies of Delicious Beverages — all in an effort to help fund the maze project.
Death By Audio, 49 South 2nd Street Brooklyn, NY
04:00 – doors/delicous beverages/dj david longstreth
04:40 – mick barr – back
05:15 – charlie looker – front – switch to dj lord easy
06:00 – natalie unicornicopia – back
06:45 – chuck bettis – front
07:15 – mega calderos – back
08:00 – john fell ryan – front (switch to dj marty mcsorely)
08:45 – dometheater – btwn
09:30 – north highlands – back
10:15 – mystery of two – front
11:00 – vaz – back
11:45 – knyfe hyts II – front (switch to dj rich zerbo/social registry)
12:45 – worldancearound – ninjasonik – btwn/front
01:45 – nine 11 thesaurus – back
02:15 – sam mickens – front
02:45 – Aa – back
03:30 – regattas – front