If you stopped by on First Friday, you saw how Grand Detour’s collaboration with Boom Bap! has created a space brimming with multimedia and interactive phenomena. BUT we’re just getting our feet wet, and our best is yet to come, starting THIS WEEK!
JOIN US starting at 8pm on Thursday the 13th for TBDfest, a celebration of our vision and a showcase of all the crazyamazing things we have to offer. We’re just a few blocks down from the Works at Washington High School and we have seriously, so much stuff.
Here’s what’s on tap! Bear with us, It’s a lot. But as EFFPortland might have shown you, we think more is more:
Memory Boys: Pacific Northwest-tastic electroacoustic folk rock
William Ingrid: freaky electrosoul radness from the co-directors of Boom Bap!
BASEMENT SNAKE: lo-fi techno-cipher nonsense from the co-directors of EFFPortland
Doug Hanning: jazz piano improvenomena (not so much Thelonious Monk as Thelonious Wizard)
Backlit, by Rubina Martini
mermaid blues, by Hannah Piper Burns
Five selections, new and vintage, from the Grand Detour vault
Swampy clicking of darkening rhythms by Jeffrey Von Ragan in accompaniment to his first film, Forbidden Fruit (1993)
opticnoodling, by Lena Munday: gentle performance. ambient, improvised, live audiovisuals that create a space for play.
Backlit, by Rubina Martini:
Live Video Mashups, from Derek Larson
Caricaturanimation, by Ryan Bruce
and a collaboration between dancer/performer Grace Nowakoski and painter, writer, actor, musician, and translator Jeff Diteman
Don’t miss this smorgasbord of sensory stimulation! Come out and see what we can do: TBDfest is just the tip of the iceberg!
Published September 6th, 2012 by Grand Detour
THIS IS HUGE.
We here at Grand Detour have made a bold stride into the future of experimental media in Portland, teaming up with our longtime allies Boom Bap! in the warehouse at 640 SE Stark! We are going to be bringing you all kinds of amazing, multiform events! This adventure in collaboration and cross-promotion will create a space for all kinds of projects and happenings in the months to come.
Our new venture is kicking off with a BANG this Friday, September 7, as we debut this collaborative effort with a showcase of live music and cray media! Join us for a pizza party with White Rainbow, Donnie Blossoms, and Free Weed, and a gallery full of installation, projections, and general multimedia smorgasbord. It all goes down starting at 6pm!
We’ll be kicking it up a notch further on Thursday, September 13th, for an event we are lovingly referring to as TBDfest: live music, installation, improvised media, live animation, and more and more and more. Are we flagrantly flaunting our TBA adjacent-ness? Uh, yeah. The fun starts at 8pm. Come get blitzed on sight sound text and light!
There’s lots and lots more to come, so instead of overwhelming you with our amazing lineup, we’ll just give you a quick blast for now, with details to follow. And there will be more! Check it:
9/20: Chris Freeman*
9/22: Hawke Jones, The Cookie Sound, Lunge, Good Intentions
9/27: Brent Coughenour*
10/5: Jonathan Pfeffer (Capillary Action)
10/6: Jeremy Rourke*
(* denotes an EFFPortland ALL STAR!!!)
So get pumped, and stay pumped, cause we are back with a vengeance and ready to rock your world with an experimental media extravaganza!
Published August 10th, 2012 by Grand Detour
Grand Detour is proud to host the traveling film program
Watch This! Sun Aug. 19th at BoomBap! located at
640 SE Stark @ 8pm
Watch This! is a program celebrating the work of visual experimentalists. The distinctly diverse program features Science Made Clear, a world premiere of a digital short by Nelson Carvajal (whose work has been featured at the London Underground Film Festival). Unreleased shorts FaceOdd, and El Quatro by Amir George that were previewed at video art show Film is Dead screen in entirety. Brooklyn based musician and visual artist Alice Cohen (Trance Actions) contributes a video to the program along with film and video artist Anansi Knowbody (Auteur Pedogogy), Jason Ogawa (Looks Alive), and Lindsay Denniberg (Chances). The highlight of Watch This! is Lewis Vaughn’s visual album August the Terrible, which is one project made up of three films representing the transcendence of one soul.