2019’s Basilica SoundScape will host an expanded Back Gallery bill spanning visual art, live music, film, discussion, zines, DJs and more, hosted by Kickstarter Music and curated by writer and musician Meredith Graves.

Friday, September 13

Panel: Johann Johannsson Foundation
On September 19th, acclaimed Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson would have turned 50. As part of ongoing international tributes to Johannsson and in celebration of his work, Basilica SoundScape 2019 will host the North American premiere of his piece Virdulegu Forsetar for large brass ensemble. This panel will feature members of the Johann Johannsson Foundation exploring and examining Johannsson’s work, influence and legacy.

NO DAWN DJs
AJXO, John Refano of Brooklyn band Sannhet create an immersive experimental visual experience set to the bleak & blurry edges of Avant-Noir in Electronic.

Pictureplane DJ

Cait Charniga and RV Dougherty’s Let’s Swap! zine workshop
Let’s Swap was an event experimenting with new ways to manifest creative community held at Kickstarter in July 2019 for International Zine Month. Coordinators RV Dougherty and Cait Charniga are bringing the ethos of Let’s Swap to Basilica with the installation of a zine library, creative workshops, and more.

Goodbye Horsegirl hair salon
Goodbye Horsegirl is hairstylist Bree Ritter. Self-taught, her highly textured, one-of-a-kind shag and razor cuts are meticulously crafted to grow beautifully for months to come. A master in the art of using fringe, layers, and movement to highlight and complement her clients’ unique facial structures, she creates complex looks that feel natural, intuitive, and effortless. At both her salon in Portland and sold out pop ups in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Las Vegas, and Oakland (with many more to be announced soon), she’s helped her fast-growing cult of shag enthusiasts radiate power and style in a way that’s equal parts 1979 and 2019, embrace their natural texture, and experience the underestimated luxury of a perfect cut.

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Saturday, September 14

Screening & filmmaker Q&A: I’ll Be Gone (US Premiere)
Two American filmmakers reframe the legacy of Broder Daniel, Sweden’s most divisive rock band, 10 years after its tragic end. Followed by Q&A with director Amelia Trask and producer Sasha Hecht

Trinary System (live)
Trinary System was originally founded by Roger Miller towards the tail-end of Mission of Burma’s second act: he was looking for a way to free his guitar playing from the confines of a post-punk environment, and found perfect foils in drummer Larry Dersch (Binary System, AKACOD) and bassist Andrew Willis (The Web, Crappy Nightmareville). They delved into the full history of rock viewed hazily through a surrealistic/psychedelic overview, pulling up bits of funk and blues to anchor things and incorporating open improvisation and complex structures.

Endash (DJ)
Endash (Daniel Sharp, b. 1994, Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a musician and artist. The majority of his work deals with techno, public space, and suburbia. His upcoming album Come Home will be self-released December 14, 2019, and has self-released three EPs including Cyclical Tendencies, or Round and Around (2017) and Damp (2015). He founded and curates Moods, an online mix series and resource for the techno community that celebrates its origins, roots, and history outside of the genre. He formerly ran MEMCO, a 75+ member DJ collective that prioritizes DJ lessons and booking artists’ first gigs.

Brooks Ginnan (live)
Brooks Ginnan is a performance artist, musician and model based somewhere between NY, LA and your nearest circus. Donning transformational garb of figures such as rodeo clowns, broken dolls and the traditional French sad clown, the Pierrot, Ginnan’s performances seek to confront traumas of gender, religion and the body. With sounds taking cues from new wave and trip-hop, the songs fall somewhere between ethereal bliss and existential dread, providing listeners with a space that is neither quite dream or nightmare. (photo attached, by Sylwia Makris)

Cait Charniga and RV Dougherty‘s Let’s Swap! zine workshop
Let’s Swap was an event experimenting with new ways to manifest creative community held at Kickstarter in July 2019 for International Zine Month. Coordinators RV Dougherty and Cait Charniga are bringing the ethos of Let’s Swap to Basilica with the installation of a zine library, creative workshops, and more.

Goodbye Horsegirl hair salon
Goodbye Horsegirl is hairstylist Bree Ritter. Self-taught, her highly textured, one-of-a-kind shag and razor cuts are meticulously crafted to grow beautifully for months to come. A master in the art of using fringe, layers, and movement to highlight and complement her clients’ unique facial structures, she creates complex looks that feel natural, intuitive, and effortless. At both her salon in Portland and sold out pop ups in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Las Vegas, and Oakland (with many more to be announced soon), she’s helped her fast-growing cult of shag enthusiasts radiate power and style in a way that’s equal parts 1979 and 2019, embrace their natural texture, and experience the underestimated luxury of a perfect cut. Queer, outspoken, and often found talking to her tens of thousands of Instagram followers about everything on her mind, Bree is opening the door for new standards of beauty, openness, and inclusivity in an industry long overdue for sweeping change.

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Basilica SoundScape 2019 Back Gallery curator Meredith Graves is a writer and musician. In addition to serving as Kickstarter’s Director of Music, she is the former host of MTV News.