Kan Wakan Residency

Bootleg Theater Presents

Kan Wakan Residency

Silentshout, Danke

Mon. February 18, 2019

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

Free

This event is 21 and over

Kan Wakan
Kan Wakan
Kan Wakan is Gueorgui Linev, the producer, film composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose critically acclaimed and Billboard-charting music dissolves the genre-breaking electronica of Massive Attack, Air, Bonobo and Zero 7 into a bottomless sea of 20th century minimalism, psychedelic soul and ambient atmosphere.

The upcoming tour follows on the heels of Kan Wakan’s 2 new singles ahead of the new album, ‘I Would’ and ‘Molasses;’ both entering the Top 5 on Hype Machine charts and garnering significant airplay on BBC Radio 1 & 6, as well charting in the Top 10 on CMJ stations across the country. ‘Molasses’ in particular has sparked tremendous buzz, named “Today’s Top Tune” by KCRW, the track was synced on Oprah’s OWN Network show ‘Queen Sugar,’ aired Nov. 30th, and was licensed for a Dior Spring/Summer Ad.

2017 will mark a new chapter for the LA-based Bulgarian-born musician who was recently named in the LA Weekly as "one of the top 10 young songwriters in Los Angeles". Having produced and worked with the likes of Moses Sumney and Thundercat and scored his first feature film “Dead Draw”, it was time to incorporate a few collaborations of his own. With triple LP ‘Phantasmagoria’ soon on the way, Kan Wakan’s upcoming work incorporates guest vocalists and collaborations into an immersive melding of organic and electronic production mixed in with the orchestral flourishes of the Sofia Philharmonic orchestra.

The upcoming new album is rounded out with Kan Wakan’s signature cinematic soundscapes that explore the space from where ‘Moving On’ left off.
Silentshout
Silentshout
Hailing from Los Angeles, SILENTSHOUT is an exploratory avant-pop duo comprised of singer/dancer/multi-instrumentalist Alina Cutrono and composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Theo Karon. Their sound is characterized by Alina’s disarmingly intimate and direct vocals, bolstered by a blend of dark synth pop, musique concrete, experimental dance music and the shrieking acoustical oddness of the classical avant-garde. The duo draws inspiration from Bjork, Kate Bush, Robert Wyatt, and Vangelis to craft sonic worlds that underpin the exaltation and terror of their lyrics, evoking the oppressive paranoia of postmodern sci-fi as a mirror held to the present era. Their live show is explosive and constantly evolving, supported by a rotating cast of members and instrumentation, while the band’s studio work incorporates cutting-edge electronic minimalism, experimental analog processes, and ambitious large ensemble arrangements on equal footing. Their debut album, You Will Learn, is slated to be released in 2018.
Danke
Danke
DANKE HAS BEEN MAKING MUSIC SINCE SHE WAS A YOUNG GIRL. SHE WOULD SING MELODIES IN THE BATH TO HERSELF BEFORE BED, UNTIL SHE DISCOVERED A COMPANION IN THE PIANO AT AGE 10. SHE DIDN’T TAKE TO INSTRUCTION BUT RATHER WORKED OUT HER OWN MUSICAL LANGUAGE WRITING SONG AFTER SONG. AS SHE ENTERED HER TEENS, SHE STARTED HEARING THE 90s TRIP-HOP AND AMBIENT GENRES, WHOSE SOUNDS IGNITED HER PRACTICE, SPARKING THE FIERY FRESH CIRCUS OF BEATS, VOICE AND MELODY THAT SHE COMMANDS AS DANKE TODAY.
EVERYTHING FROM FRANK ZAPPA'S "HOT RATS" TO ERYKAH BADU'S "MAMA'S GUN" IS HEARD BLASTING FROM DANKE'S CHAMBERS. EMBRACING THE INFLUENCE OF MANY DIFFERENT GENRES, SETTINGS AND EXPERIENCES, DANKE'S MUSIC IS UNUSUAL, YET UNIVERSAL. HER CATCHY MELODIES, EPIC HARMONIES, UNIQUE PROGRESSIONS AND FAT BEATS MAKE "DANKE SOUND" APPEALING TO EVEN THE MOST JADED LISTENER. SHE NOW LIVES IN LOS ANGELES, WHERE SHE CONTINUES TO WRITE, CREATE AND ALTOGETHER EXPAND UPON HER INCREASINGLY BOLD MUSICAL ENDEAVORS.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/