DonChristian x Perera Elsewhere | DokuNightsJuly 18, 2019
On August 08, we are preceding the fantastic DokuTech conference with a party curated by its team, bringing to DokuNights the rising NYC based rapper DonChristian and the experimental electronic musician Perera Elsewhere!
DONCHRISTIAN JONES is a New York-based, visual artist, rapper, singer/songwriter, and producer. His work spans musical and time-based performance, rap mixtapes, video, and public murals, blending genres of painting and hip hop, referencing classical and contemporary styles. Much of his work today is informed by his time spent painting murals on Rikers Island with youth inmates. Don has shown and performed at The Whitney Museum, MoMA Ps1, Webster Hall, Dancespace, Center for Performance Research, and was an artist-in-residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, Florida. “Where There’s Smoke”, released on July 2018, is DonChristian’s first studio album.
PERERA ELSEWHERE is a pseudonym of the experimental electronic music producer Sasha Perera. Forged from the depths of London, eventually finding Berlin as her sanctuary, Perera summons lost souls and presage of tomorrow in her craft. Acting on instinct rather than mathematics, incorporating organic elements that complement and co-exist with robotics, carefully reserving space for her haunting yet soothing vocal passes…these are the bricks and mortar of Perera’s waking dreams. From the grit of dark club to the absorption of indigenous sounds & styles along her travels, Perera melds these inspirations into her own semi-acoustic, abstract and pop-tinged bliss.
FATHER METHODIUS “There is no sin, only ignorance. To achieve perfection, one needs gnosis.” Part of the Byzantine gnostic order +B.C+ Father Methodius is a teacher of ancient truths and a skilled alchemist transmuting ephemeral sounds into gnostic bliss. Through song as communal prayer and dance as active meditation, the layers of material illusion are shed, allowing love to flow and divine knowledge to be revealed.