Bar Laika presents Satellite 20: Isabel Crespo Pardo and Dorothy Carlos

Bar Laika presents Satellite 20: Isabel Crespo Pardo and Dorothy Carlos

Isabel Crespo Pardo. Photo: Rio

Bar Laika presents Satellite 20: Isabel Crespo Pardo and Dorothy Carlos

$10 entrance at the door

January 25, 2023, 8pm
Bar Laika by e-flux
224 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Join us at Bar Laika on Wednesday, January 25 at 8pm for the 20th edition of Satellite, featuring live music performances by Isabel Crespo Pardo and Dorothy Carlos

Isabel Crespo Pardo (they/them) is a NYC-based latinx vocalist, improviser-composer, and interdisciplinary artist. Rooted in conceptual clarity, their work actively entangles music, visual art, text, and performance, always evolving to reflect the intra/interpersonal spaces they inhabit. Reveling in soft chaos, they embrace openness and specificity to create poetic work(s). For Crespo, art is a place to gather, to exercise intuition, rigor, and delight. They are deeply invested in building generative structures and intentionally inviting others into focused explorations. Most recently, they premiered 6., a durational interdisciplinary piece featuring close collaborators Loré Yessuff, Eden Girma, Kwami Winfield, Chris Williams, and Lester St. Louis at Roulette Intermedium as part of their 2022 Van Lier Fellowship. Making use of screen printing, sculpture, and sound, the performance activated ideas of community and improvisation. In June 2022, they co-created  a site-specific piece with eddy kwon in the catacombs of the Green-Wood Cemetery. Making use of the historic space, they created a ritual of transformation through improvisation, dance, poetry, and the use of found objects. In May 2022, they premiered desbordándome, an evening-length large-scale embroidered graphic score composed for sinonó, their trio featuring Lester St. Louis (cello), Henry Fraser (bass), and themself (voice). In this piece, they explore themes of change, interconnectedness, and failure, as well as the expressive and sonic potential of words. sinonó will tour the Northeast in March 2023 in anticipation of their debut album. Their compositional voice can also be heard on el rostro (des)cubierto, an upcoming album set for release in May 2023 on Lobby Art Records. This record features a collection of pieces composed for Afarin Nazarijou (qanun), Skyler Hill (guitar), and SeaJun Kwon (bass).

Dorothy Carlos is a cellist and sound artist working in improvised performance and multi-channel sound installation in New York and Chicago. Her work utilizes randomized effect pedals and programmed electronics to explore themes of intimacy, ephemerality, and imaginaries. As a cellist, Dorothy has performed at Lincoln Center, Abrons Art Center, Performance Space New York, Park Avenue Armory, Roulette Intermedium, and elsewhere. Recently, her research on imagined cultural processes was published by the American Anthropology Association. Dorothy has been featured as an artist and collaborator in projects presented at the Swiss Institute, Zhou Brothers Art Center, No Place Gallery, and the Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships at Avaloch Farm, the Next Festival for Emerging Artists, and the Living Gallery. Last year, she released an album on the Chicago-based label American Dreams in collaboration with artist Brian Oakes. Dorothy holds a Bachelor’s degree from NYU where she studied classical cello and anthropology, and is currently pursuing an MFA in sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Satellite is a monthly experimental music series curated by Sanna Almajedi. 

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