A change, friends.
In the past year, Diamond Mouth Surprise has grown so much. Our events are getting bigger and so are the crowds. We are so honored that you have shared your time with us. You have helped this series evolve into something very different, and larger, than we ever imagined. Thank you all for being a part of our community—as participants, performers, friends. It has been nothing but a pleasure.
We are sad to say that with this growth, we must bid farewell to the loft space that has hosted us for so long, the same loft where Diamond Mouth Surprise was dreamed up years ago. It has been exciting to see DMS flourish and to feel like we are all part of something together, all in a place that is very much a home. Now we invite all of you to join us at a new space. The visuals will be bigger and brighter, the audio more encompassing, but the love will continue to be the love, the feeling will still be Diamond Mouth Surprise, and the cost will forever be nothing.
Come celebrate the next step in our evolution at LA SALA, where we will all be treated to an evening of the rarest sounds and images and company.
Bill Keefe Jason Kyle Matt Michael Nelson
JONATHAN BYERLEY is best known as the frontman of the Brooklyn band Plates Of Cake, whose debut LP and follow-up 7” were released on All Hands Electric to critical acclaim. As a solo artist, Byerley recently signed to La Société Expéditionnaire, who will be releasing his debut solo album, Catherine Market, in July of 2012.
Drawing from traditions of 20th century instrumental synthesizer
music, JONAS REINHARDT represents a love affair between analog electronics, sweeping atmospherics, and driving motorik beats.Combined together, these elements create soundtracks to an inner-eyelid space epic that never was.He has released music with Kranky, Not Not Fun, 100% Silk, Kraak, and Great Pop Supplement and been featured in The Wire, XLR8R, Altered Zones, and Dusted among others.’
YOSHI SODEOKA is a multidisciplinary artist and musician from Yokohama, Japan who has lived and worked in New York for more than two decades. “Sodeoka’s psychedelic video art—informed by his background as a painter, punk rocker, and electronic musician—is a dystopian clash of noise and beatitude.” Sodeoka’s projects have been shown all over the world, from London’s Tate Britain, New York City’s Deitch Projects, The Creators Project’s La Gaîté lyrique in Paris, Edinburgh’s MU, São Paulo’s Rojo Nova, Barcelona’s OFFF, Baltimore Museum of Art, London’s OneDotZero, Barcelona’s Sonar Festival, Haifa Museum Israel, Berlin’s Transmediale and Whitney Museum of America’s Art, Artport. Sodeoka’s work is in the permanent collections of Museum of the Moving Image as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
DYLAN NEELY is a composer/performer based in New York City. He has had his music read by The American Composers’ Orchestra, and Bridget Kibbey, and has had performances by groups including Quartetto Indaco in Pavia, Italy, and the Caedmon Quartet at Symphony Space in New York. In his work as a violinist-composer, he has recently performed at venues including Grace Exhibitions Space and ABC No Rio in New York City, and has upcoming shows in Berlin, Budapest, Vienna, and Zagreb. He received his B.A. from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and has completed additional studies at the Belgrade Faculty of Music (on a Fulbright Fellowship to Serbia) and Juilliard, and will be entering Mills College as a graduate student in music composition in the fall of 2012.
ALEX NATHANSON is a video artist and curator based in New York. His work has been shown at PS122 Gallery, 25CPW, and Curious Matter. His live video projects have been presented throughout New York with the bands Man Forever and Vernous, among others. Most recently, he has been awarded a residency for time based art at the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University and has upcoming performances in Berlin, Budapest, Vienna, Ljubljana, and Zagreb.