Photo Recap: Jesse Kudler and Alex Tyson at PhilaMOCA’s Tuesday Tune-Out

The Tuesday Tune-Out series at PhilaMOCA continued last night, this time pairing experimental electronic musicians Jesse Kudler and Alex Tyson with a program of 1970s educational and documentary shorts pulled from the collection of Herbie Shellenberger, who curated the series for the month of July. Combining sounds from a network of analog synthesizers and effects station with manipulated film audio (and even a microphone on the projector), the performers created what could loosely be described as dream-like cybernetic soundtracks that made the experience kind of like watching television in a parallel universe. Check out a slideshow above to get a sense of what it looked like (though sound was arguably as big of a component), and read more about Shellenberger’s selections for the month of July ” target=”_blank”>here.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Eleni Mandell at World Cafe Live and Alex Tyson/Jesse Kudler at PhilaMOCA

Talented singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell plays tonight at World Cafe Live upstairs. She just released her eleventh studio album, I can See the Future, produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, White Stripes). Henry Wolfe opens the show at 8 PM. Tickets to the all ages show are $10 in advanced and $12 day of show.

The weekly Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA happens tonight, curated by Herb Shellenberger. Featured performers include Alex Tyson, a Philadelphia film maker and intermedia artist. He is also the co-founder of Data Garden, an experimental music label. At tonight’s performance, he will be experimenting with various analog synthesizers. Joining him is Jesse Kudler, a musician who creates and experiments with electronic and 8-bit music using only computer technology. He is also the co-founder of the Philadelphia Sound Forum. Go to the event page to find out more info. Tickets to tonight’s all-ages show are $5 at the door.

Alex Tyson and Jesse Kudler perform at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art at 531 N. 12th Street at 8pm. This show is all ages.


Guest VJ Herb Shellenberger previews his Tuesday Tune-Out series (kicks off at PhilaMOCA tonight)

Tonight PhilaMOCA continues its music-and-film summer series, Tuesday Tune-Out, with Herb Shellenberger coming in to curate the month of July.

From booking shows to performing in bands (currently with Pet Milk; formerly of Brown Recluse) and screening films (his day job is in the programming wing of the Ibrahim Theater at the International House), Herb is a longtime player in the Philly indie scene with a wealth of knowledge both musical and cinematic. We asked him to put together a guest VJ post previewing the musicians and the films he’s picked out for the next four weeks.

From Herb:
I was asked by Eric Bresler of PhilaMOCA (also of Cinedelphia) to curate a series of live music + film/video on Tuesdays in July. I have also been thinking about starting my own screening series, so it was a good time to inaugurate Black Circle Cinema. John Vettese asked me to share some videos on The Key so here’s a guide to that series with accompanying videos. All events are at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street), start at 7:30pm and are $5. Continue reading →