Since its inception, this artist collective has been fundamentally concerned with the integration of music, art, performance and the audience. OJO’s project, Cave-Out (In Three Parts, All At Once), features three components: a telephone performance, a 7” 45rpm record and a culminating performance event.
Be part of Part 1: The Telephone Performance by calling (323) 776-4448. For more information visit, ojoojo.com. Once you have completed your telephone performance, please email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that you will be listed as a performer on the 7” record sleeve! The phone line is recording calls through September 30, 2011.
Come together with other telephone performers on 26 January 2012 for OJO’s record release and live performance at LACE!
$5 suggested donation at the door / FREE for LACE members
OJO, While Running Sing About Where You Want To Go, 2010. Courtesy of the artists.
ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE
OJO is a collaborative art and music group that consists of Joshua Aster, Chris Avitabile, Justin Cole, Moises Medina, Eamon Ore-Giron, Brenna Youngblood and various audiences. OJO performs experimental music that delves into transcendental rhythms and communal harmonics. One major aspect of OJO’s events aims to remove the barrier between the audience and the performers, so that when one enters the show’s environment they instantly become a member of the “band.” The way this is achieved is by constructing compositions that involve simple music making gestures such as clapping, whistling, chanting, etc. and arranging these elements in a way that creates a texture of communal sound. The audience is coaxed into participating by direct contact with the “performers (OJO).” OJO has created projects for many venues, including MOCA, LAXART, and LACMA in Los Angeles and Queens Nails Annex in San Francisco. The group has also been profiled in ANP Quarterly and LA Confidential.