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Dark Arts Festival 2012

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Holocene (map) Southeast
Thu., July 5, 8 p.m. 2012 21+

Eliza Sohn
$5

Dark Arts 2012 isn't super great at explaining itself, but from what I can gather, it has ambitious goals. Something along the lines of transforming culture via emerging artistic technologies. And synergizing! But more importantly, the festival is curated by Thomas Thorson, the man behind Interiors—that dreamy collective that has created such elegant, mysterious electronic compositions on a handful of albums and EPs. Since Portland currently has sine waves coming out of its ears, Thorson had his work cut out for him in selecting a scant eight of the eight million local electronic acts to showcase. There is a pleasingly academic diversity among the lineup, including my personal favorite, Grapefruit, the current alias of Charlie Salas Humara. Analog and minimalist, Grapefruit's recent self-titled cassette and Time Drips EP are both meditative and even pretty, while sounding like Germany in 1975. REBECCA WILSON

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214
239-7639
Hours: Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
http://holocene.org/

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Thu 8pm-2:30am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 8pm-2:30am, Sun-Tue see calendar
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., July 5, 8 p.m. 2012
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