6:00- 7:00 Festival starts- DJ Melodic6:30- 6:45 Dance of Asian America performance6:45- 7:15 DJ Melodic7:15- 7:35 People Like You7:35- 8:30 “Journey From Qingxi” performance8:30- 9:00 -Us (closing performance with light show from Tim Steinke)9:00 Closing remarks
Many thanks to Asia Society Texas Center for their support and vision
Rooted in a multicultural upbringing in Rotterdam and Suriname, DJ Sun’s work reflects his mission to introduce people to music they may not normally experience, but in a way that “makes sense.” And while his creative edge is steeped in the diverse musical influences of his childhood and in the innate resiliency of his spirit, his professional life is one that has been cultivated by a degree in business and a dedicated obsession to his craft. His last album “One Hundred” is proof of this, gaining him a reputation as a recording artist who is, as expressed in the Houston Press, “never content to remain just another face among the multitudes.”
Due to this amalgamation of life experience and fortitude, DJ Sun has had the privilege to work alongside renowned artists from around the world via his critically acclaimed podcast: Soular Grooves (formerly on KPFT 90.1). It has also opened doors to a variety of opportunities that stretch beyond the typical, from a multimedia project with the Asia Society Texas to sold-out events at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to the development of one of Houston’s most popular bar and live-music venue, The Flat.
Jasmine Lee Richardson
While Jasmine Lee Richardson is an accomplished artist in the mediums of film and photography, she is also a professional strategist in cultivating creative direction for people, places, and events. Her work as an artist has been featured in numerous publications and her presence as a Creative Director can be found at Houston’s booming live music bar and venue, The Flat. It is here at The Flat where her unique skillset has successfully invoked a revitalized energy that now draws international attention from musicians and their fans. Leaving no areas of growth unexplored, Jasmine extends her honed vision in many other ways. For instance, she has collaborated with DJ Sun to merge music and images, most recently in a project with the Texas Asia Society that documents his ancestral trek through China. She is also currently building a viable network of cutting edge art and activism at The Flat, through curating her own work along with other local artists at the venue and then engaging this work in the needs of local charities. Stay tuned here to be up to date with her latest endeavors.
-Us. is the solo project of Houston-based musician and producer Avery Davis. -Us. is the culmination of years of multi-instrumentaion, performing and producing; combining elements of the many genres that Avery has surrounded himself with. In his newest venture, -Us., Davis plays every instrument and sings all vocal parts. -Us. draws influences from artists such as Thom Yorke, Neon Indian, Washed Out and James Blake. -Us. will be releasing his first full-length album in 2016.
People Like You
People Like You are a pleasant surprise. Groove oriented in all genres of music; the possibilities are limitless leading to an emotional musical escaped without boundaries. At present, a quartet lead by drummer Dominick Oscar with accompaniment by Daniel DiStefano on bass guitar, Edward Prevost and Richard Cruz on keyboards....everyone loves People like you.
Journey Through is the alias of artist Heath Brodie's site specific installation based art. Journey Through is a product of my experiences and desire to express art in an organic nature, using the natural world as both palette and paint. Journey Through’s goal, guided by the concepts of positive growth and change, is to promote awareness and education of the natural environment and its resources.
Journey Through is represented in Texas by Nicole Longnecker Gallery.
Tim Steinke is a Houston motion graphics artist and programmer with a specialty in projector based visuals for art installations, live music shows, and corporate events. He has previously worked with DJ Sun at multiple events at places including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and The Asia Society Texas Center. His work also includes visual production for live shows with numerous musicians and producers from around the world through his work with Kinda Super Disco, a Houston based production company.
Gabrielle Milan is a graphic design undergraduate at the University of Houston. Her focus is on experimental media and discovering new ways of communicating through art, design, and public installations. Her previous work displayed in Confluence: A Journey in Five Movements, a site-specific illuminated procession designed by Processional Arts Workshop (PAW) of New York for Buffalo Bayou Park’s Grand Opening.
Dance of Asian America
Dance of Asian America (DAA) is a not-for-profit organization promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of China through authentic Chinese dance. In doing so, DAA sustains traditions, builds international ties, educates the public in cross-cultural understanding and fosters new generations of professional artists.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project, originally commissioned by Asia Society Texas Center, started in April 2015 with a trip to Qingxi with Jasmine Lee Richardson, DJ Sun's collaborating partner in their production company Everyday Is Sunday. The final product is an audio visual installation mixed by Jasmine Lee Richardson and Tim Steinke (the projectionist) through the Modulate platform, as inspired and guided by the music performed by DJ Sun and musical guests -Us and People Like You.
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