A tip of the hat to a friend of MMiX who’s got some special performances coming up…
Elan Vytal (a.k.a. DJ Scientific) will drop a set tonight, Thursday, Oct 29 at The Stone in NYC, busting out the turntables and laptop to perform as the group LB (Pound) with electric violinist, Matt Szemela (a.k.a. String Theory). Elan and Matt have been cooking up an eclectic mix of urban beat juggling and melodic string popping that blends all kinds of underground and concert hall sounds in one high energy performance. It’s a rockin’ house party turned high art and you won’t want to miss it.
Also, on NOVEMBER 8 at 3pm, Elan Vytal performs at the Flea Theater’s Music With a View series curated by the great Kathleen Supove. The event is called “Instruments of Your Dreams”, a showcase of various artists working with unusual musical instruments. It features performances by Phyllis Chen (toy piano), Judy Dunaway (balloon), Doug Van Nort (laptop ensemble), Elan Vytal (turntables) and guest moderator, Ralph Farris (composer/arranger/violist of experimental indie string quartet, Ethel).
You may know that Elan Vytal is a long-time collaborator of acclaimed violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and a member of DBR & The Mission. Both artists recently performed together for a First Fridays event at WNYC’s Greene Space. Here’s a taste of that night’s jam which highlights Elan’s skills on the turntables: