A DEEP BOOMING LAUGH is an evening of atmospheric music by Brooklyn-based bands B0DYH1GH, Boiled Wool, and Sister Pact. Largely inspired by Riot Grrrl culture, the three acts revel in the Sad Girl aesthetic, producing pensive, intensifying music that features gorgeous sound reverberations that resonate within the acoustics of the Knockdown Center, providing an opportunity to collectively explore what diligent and thoughtful music can mean in the present.
About the artists:
Since 2010, Brooklyn-based art duo B0DYH1GH have developed a cult following for their epic, psychedelic, synaesthetic music; dark and weird art interventions; intricate, tautological grooves; and entrancing, mysterious style. They’ve performed at myriad events in New York City; including Birdsong, Spank, Pussy Faggot, Clump, Super Bisexuals, Everybooty Gay Pride, Jason & Jill, Apocalypse Wow, and F.:.NCY; earning a rabid fan base among the proto- Bushwick queer scene. They’ve also graced the stages of more ‘highbrow’ New York cultural institutions, performing at the Public Theater and Joe’s Pub; and the American Realness, Coil, Prelude, and Under the Radar festivals. They performed at the finale of 2013’s Queer New York International Arts Festival at La MaMa, debuting an evening-length performance called ALIEN AFTERLIFE, and organized and starred in the April 20th gala, DEEP-FRIED CANDYFLOWERS, at LES art gallery CultureFix. They’ve created site-specific work for galleries such as Strange Loop and the Impossible Project Space, where they presented their instrumental art-rock EP, BUTTERBAWL. They’ve served as models and muses for internationally-acclaimed artists such as Amos Mac, whose image of the band went viral after being featured in Out Magazine.
BOILED WOOL is the performance and installation project of artist Cynthia Chang. Cynthia Chang started making sculptures in college at the Rhode Island School of Design, often as ornaments for their performance work. After graduating, Chang shifted their focus to wearable items, using their knowledge of sculptural objects and material manipulation. They launched their label Something Happening in 2014, with a couple of signature pieces and club-inspired one-offs and they showed their first full collection Big Babies during New York Fashion Week. https://soundcloud.com/boiledwool
SISTER PACT is Logan Sibrel & Omar Afzaal. Sister Pact’s sophomore effort is a concept album wherein the protagonist journeys with a resurrected lover, and is later devoured when his companion is overtaken by his zombie urges. The album explores themes of love, ambition, and shortsightedness, and was inspired by a long meditation over a photo of Nancy Kerrigan, post 1994 attack.