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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.

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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.

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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 →