In this video, made for the edification of both fans and far-flung collaborators, John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) “prepares you for what’s going to go down” at Issue Project Room on Friday.
It’s the finale of the Darmstadt Institute, a multigenerational program of avant-garde classics (Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage) and new composers (Eli Keszler, Tristan Perich). “What’s going to go down” is the latest from Colpitts’ ensemble Man Forever, an ever-changing supergroup of friends like Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew.
Colpitts is a founding member of longstanding experimental rock group Oneida and has also worked with Japanese legends The Boredoms on several of their famous Boadrum concerts, which have included as many as 111 drummers playing simultaneously. In the spirit of Oneida and The Boredoms, expect an impeccably timed, overwhelming glacier of sound. Artist Dana Bell has also choreographed an accompanying performance and three-channel video projection.
An evening with Man Forever is Fri, June 29, 8:00 p.m. Admission: $15 or $12 for members.