JUSTICE YELDHAM (a.k.a. LUCAS ABELA) [Australia]
PARADOT [Los Angeles, CA]
MICHAEL JOHNSEN [Pittsburgh, PA]
with entrance music and in-between sounds by Edgar Um Bucholtz
NOTE ON ADVANCE TICKETS FROM LUCAS ABELA: "I’m pre-selling tickets to raise the money for my airfare at the link below, prices are AUD$15 which is about US$10, please remember to choose your city via the dropbox and then expect your names to be on the guest list when you arrive, I’ll send a reminder + venue details before i fly in late may. all ticket sales also get a complimentary subscription (http://dualplover.com/subscribe/)."
3577 Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
What's described as "a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe" is in fact the unique work of Lucas Abela (also know as Justice Yeldham), a maverick musician with an unhealthy obsession with sheets of broken glass. In his now infamous show which has astonished and bemused countless people in over 45 countries, Abela ecstatically purses his lips against panes of amplified glass whilst deftly employing various vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries, to turn the discarded shards into crude musical instruments. The results are a wild array of oddly controlled cacophonous noise teetering on the edge of music. This show quite simply needs to be witnessed to be fully appreciated, let alone understood.
"Lucas is just captivating. It's incredible how he can flip the feeling of a room upside down and sonically theres just no other sound like his" - ZACH HILL - Death Grips
"the most exciting performer I have seen in the last three years – in fact, since I first saw Iggy Pop" - Bruce Russell - WIRE
"brilliantly immediate performance, galvanising and alien and funny, and free of safe gestures and easy comparisons." - Frances Morgan - the quietus.
“inclusive and joyful, with its blend of unhinged humour and blistering sonic attack" Rory Gibbon - the quietus - Unsound Festival - Krakow 121015
“the intensity of the emotion reminds me of early Neubauten or Nina Simone” -Everett True - collapseboard - Brisbane 210614
“An intense cacophonic human explosion of condensed cathartic vibrations follows, laced with a kind of transgressive, yet genuine euphoria” - Andy Black Forest - Supersonc Festival - Burmingham 221012
“a show so visceral, so alive, that it can move a room full of the most jaded noisenrrds to gaping-mouthed wonderment.” - christopher r. weingarten - 030405 Denver
Added by Geoffrey Maddock