Detroit Duo The Strange: Voices of the Carousel  / MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Sep
19
8:30 PM20:30

Detroit Duo The Strange: Voices of the Carousel / MUSIC PERFORMANCE

K.OSS Contemporary Art + Detroit Duo The Strange in conjunction with Eastern Market After Dark are pleased to present “Voices of the Carousel”, a cabaret style music performance by Brent McKay and Erik Nordin.

Voices of the Carousel tells the story of an astronaut (Christopher Strange) trapped on a lonely space station somewhere in the distant future.  While contemplating his life purpose, he begins to hear voices that exploit his self-doubt.   Which voice will Christopher ultimately follow?
This haunting performance combines the surrealism of Moulin Rouge and melodic impressionism of Erik Satie with the blurred edges of Pink Floyd.

 Brent McKay and Erik Nordin have been performing together for over a decade.  Their music has been on MTV and national commercials as well as charting nationally on college radio.    

Voices of the Carousel was composed and created with a more symphonic approach with Erik on Piano instead of his main instrument drums.   VOTC explores the duos struggle as artists to remain connected to their creative selves.   Much of the music was composed spontaneously being improvised during the recording session. The album is a 17 song concept album which explores various characters living inside of the artists mind. Each is trying to influence the outcome.   Dr. Charles Rains hypnotizes his patient to release these characters.  The live show includes song, stories and audience interaction.

The carousel is the story of our lives, struggling to remember what it was like to be a child, free to explore and be creative.  

We hope you can join us for this special evening on Thursday, September 19th from 8:30PM-10PM !

Check video trailer here

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An evening with Young Supply / MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

An evening with Young Supply / MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Formed in 2017, the Detroit-based cosmic folk group Young Supply unites guitarists and vocalists Jeff Raudebaugh and Joey Del Re with upright bassist Paul Sallèles.

Their blend of natural elements create a beautiful sound wave that's delicate but not too soft, dark but not too moody.

Their debut LP, recorded at High Bias Studio under the Ripe Records label, will be released in 2019.

Please listen to one of Young Supply's songs here

This event is free and open to the public.

We hope you will join us!

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Meet the Artist
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

Meet the Artist

This event is an informal opportunity to engage with our current exhibiting artist Annica Cuppetelli in the gallery.

Ask questions and learn first-hand about her work, inspiration, and process.

Please Join us!

Free. No registration required.

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A sonic response to Larry Cressman’s “Fieldwork” by Zac Bru / MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

A sonic response to Larry Cressman’s “Fieldwork” by Zac Bru / MUSIC PERFORMANCE

K.OSS Contemporary Art + Detroit Bureau of Sound are pleased to present a sonic response to Larry Cressman's "Fieldwork" by Zac Bru, a head of Detroit Bureau of Sound + artist talk with Larry Cressman and Zac Bru before the performance.

A most honest communion of sight and sound, linking orderly lines of raspberry twigs to repetitious knockings on wood and drums.

This one-night-only sonic response uses the eyes and ears to observe the individuality and sameness that permeates nature.

A sonic response is a mode of performance specific to Zac’s ‘synaesthesia’, which is a kind of miswiring in the brain where an aspect of one sense triggers another, perhaps a correlation of pitch with color, or musical tone with physical texture. The eyes see patterns of small twigs appearing in separate forms connected by blank space -- the ears translate these visual elements into a network of sharp wooden sounds, low rumbling drums, and the heavenly clanging of windchimes. 
13 woodblocks, 3 low drums, 2 hanging windchimes, loops, delay + reverb, amplification

We hope you will join us for this special evening on Thursday November 29th from 7-9PM

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Cuppetelli&Mendoza: Linear Cycle 4 / Eastern Market After Dark
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Cuppetelli&Mendoza: Linear Cycle 4 / Eastern Market After Dark

K.OSS Contemporary Art is excited to celebrate Detroit design with Eastern Market After Dark.

We are pleased to present a multimedia light installation "Linear Cycle 4" by Cuppetelli and Mendoza accompanied by "The Nine Magical Tunes of Drums" by Demetrius Thomas.

We hope you will join us for  this special evening!

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