H e l l L a b 5 I L L B I E N T L O U N G E
an homage to early illbient [early 1990's] NYC music culture
<WHERE HARD ELEKTRONIKA, AMBIENT, INDUSTRIAL AND NOISE COLLIDE>
s6k Entertainment / Voidstar Productions
F E A T U R I N G
Friday, April 13th 2007 <13 hrs. [=] 9pm to 10am><18+>
HellLab continues its tradition of presenting non-commercial
experimental/elektronik, industrial music, art and culture.
An experimental media/performance laboratory
where artists perform for [& celebrate w/] other artists.
@ c h a s h a m a 217 E. 42nd St., New York City
Thank you all for helping us have another wonderful event. The performances were all amazing...and well worth waiting for. chashama's service of being an arts incubation / non-mainstream art facilitator is a priceless resource. After each event we've done with them, we've consistently said, "only at chashama!" s6k offers our highest gratitude to Anita Durst and chashama. Without chashama, an event like this would not have been possible.
Extra love to our support staff Jan [server], Phil [door person] and Jeremy [tech assistant]. You made it all easy! Breakfast was an extra special treat...especially after walking over 20 blocks to go to a place that was only 2 blocks from the venue! LOL = :)-
With the passing [pricing out] of the legendary art / music venue Tonic, the New York arts community suffered another great loss. An [un]under-discussed side effect of an overpriced real estate market run amuck is venues are being forced more and more into exclusively focusing on mainstream programming to meet their unnerving bottom line.
R E S P E C T A N D L O V I N G M E M O R Y
Tonic, Baktun, Limelight, Palladium, CB-GB's, Danceteria, Pepperment Lounge, Kat Klub, the Cooler, Mother, the Warsaw Ballroom, the Ritz, Wetlands, Babyland, the Building, the Rock Hotel, A-7, the Bank, the Performance Garage, Max's Kansas City, the Great Guildersleeves, and on and on and on.
They brought the arts to a level that seems to now exist only in our memories. Out of control building regulations / costs and ever increasing drug laws, have resulted in a host of new and improved entertainment industry oversight tactics by the police that further altered our concepts of the club experience. This fact is unbelievably clear if you take the span between 1977 to 2007.
- - - T H E O R I G I N A L A D V E R T - - -
We're happy to tell you that we've brought in some of the people who were originally part of that movement...and we've also brought back the door price!
H L 5 tix on sale now - $1 0 [including tax & fees]
made possible by a support grant from Anita Durst/chashama
in honor of the legendary art venue Tonic
which is closing April 13th
ANYONE WITH A TONIC [4/13/06] TICKET
WILL GET IN FOR FREE AFTER 10PM
CLICK HERE 4 TIX
50 TIX ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS GATHERING
WE WILL NOW ALLOW PAYMENT AT THE DOOR
DUE TO TONIC'S UNFORTUNATE CLOSING EVENT
[INSIDE THE ILLBIENT LOUNGE]
- an additional "chill room" to relax and conversate
- dinner served btwn 9pm - 10pm [while supplies last]
- 12 live performances on 3 performance stages
- video blipverts all night long
- the Blast Floor Sessions
- rare and unreleased give-a-ways
- free water all night [while supplies last]
- tasty juice drinks [while supplies last]
- BYOD [bring your own drink], we'll supply cups and ice
- breakfast served @ 8am
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<what is "illbient?"> Though there are many individualistic variants of Illbient, the music is characterized by sound artists, from every elektronik/experimental genre, creating multi-layered "dark ambient" music fused with eclectic beat structures that span from dub, industrial, breakbeat, electronica and beyond.
i n a l p h a b e t i c a l o r d e r
industrial media sculpture
experimental audio/video gadgetry
musical performance art
* participated in the NYC early 90's illbient music/art culture
In 1992 - 1995, an event was created to remove the restrictions of traditional music/performance venues. The Hell House mixed-media multi-location parties were modeled after the psychodelic loft parties of the 1960's, with an industrial, ambient, tekno, breakbeat, experimental noise, home cooked food twist.
They featured artists/units like Emergency Broadcast Network, DJ Denard, DJ Reade, Wolfgang Busch [New York New Rock TV], FeedBuck Galore, Scott Generik [23 5 prods.],Virus 23, Virtual Melanin Inc., Sheldon Drake, and Fractured Cylinder to name a few.
The party formalized itself in 1995...its name was FurnaceLab. This was a series of events created by Darryl Hell and produced by Silent Records, SF, US.
2002-2003 saw the resurrection of the event in the form of HellLab, a mixed-media performance laboratory. This resurrection was a collaboration between s6k Media, lead by Darryl Hell and Voidstar Productions, lead by David Dodson / Deftly D.
Now, we are in a new space with a new vision for the new round of HellLab gatherings.
Special thanx to Anita Durst and chashama for their continued and generous support.