Iceage Presents "Opening Nights"

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Iceage Presents "Opening Nights"

Norman Westberg, Dorit Chrysler

Sun · March 25, 2018

6:30 pm


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This event is all ages

Featuring performances and artwork from Iceage, Specials Guests and more.

Plowing Into The Field Of Love is the third album from Copenhagen’s Iceage. It is new, bold and forceful. Channeling the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship, Plowing Into The Field of Love features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth’s razor-sharp guitars and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words.
On this album, Rønnenfelt sings of what it is like to be out in the world, dizzy with its offerings, perched on a plateau of false confidence, bliss, fantasy and delirious self-denial. The autobiographical “Forever,” for which Iceage have shared the video today, begins with a pretty repetitive motif over the words, “I always had the sense that I was split in two,” and climaxes with a sunburst of horns recalling South African spiritual jazz great Mongezi Feza: “If I could dive into the other, I’d lose myself forever.” At the other extreme, the album evokes a sort of euphoria, especially in the unexpectedly upbeat country number “The Lord’s Favorite.” Yet desperation and loss lurks behind. This is an album about seeing, learning, and rejecting things, in a cycle that repeats and builds. The reference points are wildly varied, but the sound is uniquely and darkly Iceage as the record fights with itself, in the story it tells, and the sound it makes. It is not, however, a remotely difficult record. It is the anthemic sound of a band in motion, unafraid of change, filled with curiosity, musicality and ambition.
Norman Westberg
Norman Westberg
Norman Westberg is currently a guitarist for Swans. He releases solo work in limited amounts on Etsy. This is his second live solo performance.
Dorit Chrysler
Dorit Chrysler
Best known for her theremin style, composer/musician Dorit Chrysler also has a prolific recording and performing career as a vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, and engineer.
Making her professional vocal debut at Austria‘s Opera House Graz at the age of seven, Dorit went on to form her first rock band at thirteen and began working towards her Master‘s Degree in Music Science at eighteen.
Moving to New York, she was fronting a number of notable bands, including New York rock quartet Halcion.
Dorit has shared live bills with acts as diverse as Alexander Hacke, Amon Tobin, Dinosaur Jr., Blonde Redhead, Marilyn Manson, Mercury Rev, Oingo Boingo and Echo & The Bunnymen.
She has also collaborated and recorded with artists & producers such as Tocotronic, Elliott Sharp, Judah Bauer (Cat Power), Matt Johnson (The The), Cluster, Chicks On Speed, Electric Indigo, Neon Indian, Gordon Raphael (Strokes), Lary Seven, Jason Forrest, Oh Land, Foetus, Ultra Vivid Scene, Gibby Haynes and Trentemøller. As a regular at Joe McGinty‘s notorious Loser‘s Lounge review in New York, Dorit performed "Hey Cowboy“ for her idol, the song‘s composer Lee Hazlewood. This highpoint of Dorit‘s career was topped off by Hazlewood‘s compliment that she sang it "better than Nancy (Sinatra).“
Embarking upon a solo career in 2000, Dorit has since performed worldwide, ranging from notorious dives (CBGB) to concert halls (Disney Hall in LA, Lincoln Center NY, Vienna Konzerthaus), festivals (Roskilde Festival, Moog Fest, Coachella) and art events (Venice Biennale, Berlin Biennale, Art Basel, PS1, London Royal Art Academy, St. Petersburg Hermitage, Louisiana Museum).
Since 2005 she has toured the US, Japan, Australia, Canada, Brazil, & played Paris, London, Berlin, Belgrade, Stockholm, Helsinki, Mexico City, Reykjavik, Prague, Bucharest, Vienna, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal & New York. After an assortment of film & TV soundtracks, compilations, and singles, Dorit released her her first solo record featuring her theremin in 2004.
Produced, recorded, engineered, and performed by the artist herself, “Best of” sold out quickly. In 2005 "TinyThrills“ a special Collectors Edition featured a collaboration with Gordon Raphael (Strokes).
In 2006, Dorit appeared with Electric Indigo on the Chicks On Speed "Girlmonster“ Comp, and on Monika Enterprise, “4WomanNoCry“. She produced a 10 piece Theremin Orchestra Concert at the LA Disney Hall in 2008 and headlined “Art’s Birthday” at Moderne Museet Stockholm. She has written scores for Jesper Just’s films, to be seen in permanent collections at MOMA & the Guggenheim Museum.
Dorit is an endorsed Moog Artist. In addition to her solo career, she has founded the New York Theremin Society.
In 2011 she self-produced her second album "The Sea of Negligence" that features collaborations with Trentemøller and Judah Bauer.
Dorit has been also performing as thereminist in many Trentemøller's acclaimed live acts.
Venue Information:
Secret Project Robot
1186 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11221