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Occurrence hosted by Reggie Watts

Featuring Joe Von Appen and Rush N Disco

A kind of alternative talent show, the performers improvise pieces while sharing the stage with Watts’ and Smith’s hilarious, self-produced DumbFilms….

Leftbank
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Au

Au manages to erase the high art/low art boundary between American contemporary classical music and American pop music, blending them into a simple, compelling, verse-chorus celebration….

Leftbank
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Ethan Rose

Drawing from interests in musiquè concrete, chance operations and American minimalism, Rose creates shifting sound environments that merge old with new….

Leftbank
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Parenthetical Girls

Entanglements

With the help of TBA:08, Parenthetical Girls will premiere Entanglements in its entirety, complete with live chamber orchestra.

Leftbank
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Ten Tiny Dances

Featuring Mary Oslund, Archana Kumar, Lucy Yim, Anne Furfey, Margretta Hansen, Obo Addy/Homowo, Michelle Fujii/Portland Taiko, Reggie Watts, Tiago Guedes, Meshi Chavez and Mike Barber followed by DJ Othertempo….

Leftbank
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Ice Rod

It’s About Sex and Hip Hop

With the release of his newest album, Ice Rod tells tales of psycho wards, feminist roommates, golden showers, camera phones, orgasms and glaucoma….

Leftbank
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Neal Medlyn

The Neal Medlyn Experience Live!

A faithful re-creaton of Beyonce’s 2007 hit concert DVD, The Beyonce Experience Live!, replete with back-up dancers and special guest appearances….

Leftbank
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FREE Opening Night at THE WORKS

Featuring Deelay Ceelay, Flash Choir and DJ Acidophilus

Drop in or stay all night for FREE Opening Night performances by Deelay Ceelay, Flash Choir and DJ Acidophilus….

Leftbank
8:30 pm Anna Halprin Blank Placard Happening meet in PNCA Commons 
9:00 pm Opening Night at THE WORKS at Leftbank including TBA:08 ON SIGHT

TBA Opening Night is a Happening

All opening night events are free and open to the public.

8:30 pm Anna Halprin Blank Placard Happening meet in PNCA Commons
9:00 pm Opening Night at THE WORKS at Leftbank including TBA:08 ON SIGHT…

Various Locations
PICA's sixth annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon.

TBA:08

Time-Based Art is Happening 09:04:08 - 09:14:08

PICA’s sixth annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon….

The space has been known for life-sized butter carvings, the drafting of the Portland City Club charter, and most notably as the jazz club The Dude Ranch.

The Leftbank Project

240 N Broadway Portland OR

The space has been known for life-sized butter carvings, the drafting of the Portland City Club charter, and most notably as the jazz club The Dude Ranch….

Leftbank
New York's John Carpenter is the golden-throated voice of Modern American Gothic Blue-Eyed Soul.

John Carpenter

John Carpenter

New York’s John Carpenter is the golden-throated voice of Modern American Gothic Blue-Eyed Soul….

Wonder Ballroom
Aki Onda is an acclaimed electronic musician, composer, and multimedia artist, currently living in New York, who has curated this truly singular audiovisual experience, a showcase of innovative music and optical art from Japan.

Some Cats From Japan

Curated by Aki Onda

Aki Onda is an acclaimed electronic musician, composer, and multimedia artist, currently living in New York, who has curated this truly singular audiovisual experience, a showcase of innovative music and optical art from Japan….

Wonder Ballroom
Japanese experimental musicians Aki Onda and Fuyuki Yamakawa with Pablo de Ocampo (Artistic Director of Images Festival, Toronto).

CHAT

Moving Images: An exploration of Music and Film

Japanese experimental musicians Aki Onda and Fuyuki Yamakawa with Pablo de Ocampo (Artistic Director of Images Festival, Toronto). …

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances (TTD) is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance art and providing an accessible performance experience for a diverse audience... all on a 4x4 foot stage.

Ten Tiny Dances

An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances (TTD) is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance art and providing an accessible performance experience for a diverse audience… all on a 4×4 foot stage….

Wonder Ballroom
Ikue Mori (electronics), Zeena Parkins (electric harp), and legendary guitarist Fred Frith are international icons of modern improvisation. These frequent collaborators have performed together since the 80s, earning widespread acclaim for their innovative experimentation with musical forms, techniques and instruments.

Fred Frith/Zeena Parkins/Ikue Mori

Ikue Mori (electronics), Zeena Parkins (electric harp), and legendary guitarist Fred Frith are international icons of modern improvisation. These frequent collaborators have performed together since the 80s, earning widespread acclaim for their innovative experimentation with musical forms, techniques and instruments….

Wonder Ballroom
CARTUNE XPREZ is a traveling roadshow that combines fresh animated videos with music, dance, and theatre performances for a genre-bending night of moving image and music.

Cartune Xprez

Curated by Peter Burr

CARTUNE XPREZ is a traveling roadshow that combines fresh animated videos with music, dance, and theatre performances for a genre-bending night of moving image and music….

Wonder Ballroom
BARR, the acronym used by Los Angeles-based Brendan Fowler for his solo projects, delivers his manic art-beat-punk amalgamation of half-sung, half-spoken songs mixed with jazz-based drum beats, hypnotic mantras and inspired confessional narratives.

Barr aka Brendan Fowler

Summary

BARR, the acronym used by Los Angeles-based Brendan Fowler for his solo projects, delivers his manic art-beat-punk amalgamation of half-sung, half-spoken songs mixed with jazz-based drum beats, hypnotic mantras and inspired confessional narratives….

Wonder Ballroom
The Gay Deceivers were formed over a dance contest in 1986. Haley Weiner and Sarah Gottesdiener tied for first place. Fast forward 20 years to Portland, Oregon, where this divine duo crossed paths once again and received celestial transmissions from another dimension.

The Gay Deceivers & Pash(ly)

With Special Guest Sarah Shapiro

The Gay Deceivers were formed over a dance contest in 1986. Haley Weiner and Sarah Gottesdiener tied for first place. Fast forward 20 years to Portland, Oregon, where this divine duo crossed paths once again and received celestial transmissions from another dimension….

Wonder Ballroom
Also known as

Portland Cello Project

Also known as “Celli” or “Cellodarity,” The Portland Cello Project is a multi-genre collaboration of cellists in the Portland area, created to celebrate the rich diversity of playing styles and invention by its members and the Portland community….

Wonder Ballroom
Fusing the fantastical visuals of Miwa Matreyek, inventive staging of Chi-wang Yang and the electronic space pop of Portland regular Anna Oxygen, the collective Cloud Eye Control brings you into their multiple landscapes of moon chasing, machine humans, and lucid dreaming.

Cloud Eye Control/Anna Oxygen

An Evening at Ape Canyon

Fusing the fantastical visuals of Miwa Matreyek, inventive staging of Chi-wang Yang and the electronic space pop of Portland regular Anna Oxygen, the collective Cloud Eye Control brings you into their multiple landscapes of moon chasing, machine humans, and lucid dreaming….

Wonder Ballroom
Share This Place is a multi-media performance with original live music by Lori Goldston and Kyle Hanson of Spectratone International, Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, and stop-motion films by Britta Johnson. Based in part on the writings of the influential French scientist/poet, Jean Henri Fabr

Mirah & Spectratone International

Share This Place

Share This Place is a multi-media performance with original live music by Lori Goldston and Kyle Hanson of Spectratone International, Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, and stop-motion films by Britta Johnson. Based in part on the writings of the influential French scientist/poet, Jean Henri Fabré, the show explores the tender, dramatic, sordid, tragic and triumphant lives of insects….

Wonder Ballroom
With music that refuses to draw the line between

tiny tba With Greasy Kid Stuff

Greasy Kid Stuff Dance-O-Rama with Belinda and Hova
Featuring Visuals by Indiekid Films

With music that refuses to draw the line between “kid” and “adult,” and visuals made by and for kids, families have a chance to shake their groove thing in an environment that is cool, fun and decibel-appropriate….

Wonder Ballroom
Revolution for fruit. Whales. Numerology. Men with bullhorns. Accidents at sea. Robot ghosts. Band/art collective

“Awesome”

Here’s What Happened

Revolution for fruit. Whales. Numerology. Men with bullhorns. Accidents at sea. Robot ghosts. Band/art collective “Awesome” tackles the major issues of our time on their latest voyage, Here’s What Happened, sailing the ship of music into the belly of theater….

Wonder Ballroom
The dynamic duo that is Lifesavas consists of MC/producer JUMBO the Garbageman and MC VURSATYL, along with partner DJ Rev SHINES.

Lifesavas

The dynamic duo that is Lifesavas consists of MC/producer JUMBO the Garbageman and MC VURSATYL, along with partner DJ Rev SHINES….

Wonder Ballroom
Eric David Johnson (aka DJ Bunny Ears) is a filmmaker, musician, DJ, writer and producer, and has directed music videos for M. Ward, Cursive and Chin Up Chin Up.

Eric David Johnson

aka DJ Bunny Ears

Eric David Johnson (aka DJ Bunny Ears) is a filmmaker, musician, DJ, writer and producer, and has directed music videos for M. Ward, Cursive and Chin Up Chin Up. …

Wonder Ballroom
Once host to the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, The Wonder Ballroom now plays host to TBA:07

The Wonder Ballroom

Once host to the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, The Wonder Ballroom now plays host to TBA:07’s THE WORKS: part cabaret, part secret rendezvous, part scene to be seen, and part revolutionary refuge….

Wonder Ballroom
TBA:07 Artistic Director Mark Russell, Performing Arts Program Director Erin Boberg Doughton, and Visual Arts Program Director Kristan Kennedy talk about this year

CHAT

TBA:07 In a Nutshell

TBA:07 Artistic Director Mark Russell, Performing Arts Program Director Erin Boberg Doughton, and Visual Arts Program Director Kristan Kennedy talk about this year’s program of artists and events, and answer questions from the audience. …

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Dear PICA Friends,

I am so excited that in a few days we will
open TBA:07!  Tickets have been selling like
hot cakes and people are coming from all
across the world to see what PICA, Portland
and TBA have to offer.

Dear PICA Friends

A letter from TBA:07 Artistic Director Mark Russell

Dear PICA Friends,

I am so excited that in a few days we will
open TBA:07! Tickets have been selling like
hot cakes and people are coming from all
across the world to see what PICA, Portland
and TBA have to offer….

TBA:07

Announcing TBA:07 Artists

Save the Dates!
Time-Based Art is Happening.
September 6-16, 2007…

Various Locations
The glowing, groaning and grinding noise of New Humans...

NEW HUMANS

New Humans

The glowing, groaning and grinding noise of New Humans……

The Works at AudioCinema
As the Portland sun sets, a flock of songbirds crafted from flammable magnesium tape will ignite along the streets under the Hawthorne Bridge...

SUTAPA BISWAS

Magnesium Bird

As the Portland sun sets, a flock of songbirds crafted from flammable magnesium tape will ignite along the streets under the Hawthorne Bridge……

The Works at AudioCinema
Copy (AKA Marius Libman) has created an emotionally affecting sound that doesn

COPY

Copy

Copy (AKA Marius Libman) has created an emotionally affecting sound that doesn’t neglect the dance floor. …

The Works at AudioCinema
Backed by her rollicking band Gloria Deluxe, Hopkins performs songs from her new show-in-progress...

CYNTHIA HOPKINS/GLORIA DELUXE

Hopkins/Gloria Deluxe

Backed by her rollicking band Gloria Deluxe, Hopkins performs songs from her new show-in-progress……

The Works at AudioCinema
The Wau-Wau Sisters have been wooing audiences all across the land since...

WAU WAU SISTERS

Wau Wau Sisters

The Wau-Wau Sisters have been wooing audiences all across the land since……

The Works at AudioCinema
Flamboyant chameleon of spoken word, music, and sociopolitical tirades...

TAYLOR MAC

Taylor Mac

Flamboyant chameleon of spoken word, music, and sociopolitical tirades……

The Works at AudioCinema
Julie Atlas Muz, the reigning Miss Coney Island, is one of the most acclaimed and prolific...

JULIE ATLAS MUZ

Julie Atlas Muz

Julie Atlas Muz, the reigning Miss Coney Island, is one of the most acclaimed and prolific……

The Works at AudioCinema
New York

JAMES TIGGER! FERGUSON

Tigger!

New York’s leading boylesque performer since 1997, James Tigger! Ferguson has been stripping and grinding……

The Works at AudioCinema
An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series...

TEN TINY DANCES

Ten Tiny Dances

An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series……

The Works at AudioCinema
Punk meets Prog in this three-piece band made up of...

31 KNOTS

31 Knots

Punk meets Prog in this three-piece band made up of… …

The Works at AudioCinema
Panther

PANTHER

Panther

Panther’s music is a hard match of damaged soul, falsetto disco and broken synth fueled freak-outs. …

The Works at AudioCinema
Characterized by whimsical themes, an eclectic rock sound, and unconvincing

JOLLYSHIP THE WHIZ-BANG

Episode 9

Characterized by whimsical themes, an eclectic rock sound, and unconvincing “period” dialogue between dubiously lovable seafaring puppets……

The Works at AudioCinema

ARCULARIUS

ARCULARIUS

The Works at AudioCinema
Electro pop duo from Portland...

CAUGHT IN CANDY

Caught in Candy

Electro pop duo from Portland……

The Works at AudioCinema
What you are reading is not mere propaganda...this is not a test! This is the REVOLUTION and YOU, my deviant darlings, are the Revolutionaries!

SISSYBOY

Gender Terrorist Revolution

What you are reading is not mere propaganda…this is not a test! This is the REVOLUTION and YOU, my deviant darlings, are the Revolutionaries!…

The Works at AudioCinema
Mellman (of Kiki and Herb) and Medlyn (the Paris Hilton of Performance Art) wear fancy clothes and present a formal evening of R. Kelly songs.

NEAL MEDLYN & KENNY MELLMAN

Kenny Mellman + Neal Medlyn = R. Kelly

Mellman (of Kiki and Herb) and Medlyn (the Paris Hilton of Performance Art) wear fancy clothes and present a formal evening of R. Kelly songs….

The Works at AudioCinema
Portland

Holcombe Waller

Portland’s Holcombe Waller has been writing, recording and performing music for the past 15 years……

The Works at AudioCinema
On September 11, the Oregon Department of Kick Ass presents an evening of films assembled by Vanessa Renwick which cast a meditative gaze on death in many forms.

ODOKA

Oregon Department of Kick Ass

On September 11, the Oregon Department of Kick Ass presents an evening of films assembled by Vanessa Renwick which cast a meditative gaze on death in many forms….

The Works at AudioCinema

NEAL MEDLYN

Neal Medlyn will drink poison until he dies.

Neal Medlyn, the Paris Hilton of Performance Art……

The Works at AudioCinema
Following a philosophy of collaboration and shared creative energy, Fleshtone developed the themes and characters of the electro-opera Fleshtonics before the eyes of...

FLESHTONE

Fleshtone

Following a philosophy of collaboration and shared creative energy, Fleshtone developed the themes and characters of the electro-opera Fleshtonics before the eyes of……

The Works at AudioCinema
Greasy Kid Stuff & Indiekid Films with Plasmic Stallion. With music that refuses to draw the line between

ALL AGES DANCE-O-RAMA

All Ages Dance-o-Rama

Greasy Kid Stuff & Indiekid Films with Plasmic Stallion. With music that refuses to draw the line between “kid” and “adult,” and visuals made by and for kids……

The Works at AudioCinema
6 DJs in 6 installations in 5 cities (including Berlin, Mexico City, and PS122 in NY) around the world come together to form one super-party.

DANCEPOD

dancepod

6 DJs in 6 installations in 5 cities (including Berlin, Mexico City, and PS122 in NY) around the world come together to form one super-party….

The Works at AudioCinema
Universes is an ensemble of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse poetry, theater, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues...

UNIVERSES

Universes

Universes is an ensemble of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse poetry, theater, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues……

The Works at AudioCinema
Scout Niblett reduces audiences around the world to jibbering wrecks with the sheer force of her performances.

SCOUT NIBLETT

Scout Niblett

Scout Niblett reduces audiences around the world to jibbering wrecks with the sheer force of her performances….

The Works at AudioCinema
The organized sound of Shaky Hands veers off the path right from the start.

SHAKY HANDS

Shaky Hands

The organized sound of Shaky Hands veers off the path right from the start….

The Works at AudioCinema
Formerly known as Adelaide, Small Sails is a music and film collective based in Portland...

SMALL SAILS

Small Sails

Formerly known as Adelaide, Small Sails is a music and film collective based in Portland……

The Works at AudioCinema
Following John King

MUSIC POPULATION ORCHESTRA

MPP

Following John King’s Extreme Guitar Orchestra performance in Pioneer Square, join us… …

The Works at AudioCinema
Watch the two new TBA:06 commercials!  Special thanks to Comcast.

TBA:06 TV COMMERCIALS

Watch the two new TBA:06 commercials! Special thanks to Comcast….

Various Locations
Time-Based Art is happening. 
Sept 7-17, 2006.

TBA:06

09:07:06 - 09:17:06

Time-Based Art is happening.
Sept 7-17, 2006. …

Various Locations