raven chacon


V.25 No.4 | 1/28/2016
Gauge
Sarah McNair-Landry

Culture Shock

What We Listen For

In Lightning Speak Raven Chacon composes music that celebrates silence

While Lightning Speak’s pieces are charged with meaning, Raven Chacon insists that his reading doesn't have to be the one that audiences take away from the exhibit.
V.24 No.5 | 1/29/2015
A “check” from John Cage
[click to enlarge]
The John Cage Trust

Music History

Uncaging the Sun

Wherein August March shares his remembrances of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and a symposium that brought seminal American composer and theorist John Cage to UNM.
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
Raven Chacon

Music

Raven Chacon delivers an unconventional Song Roulette

Musician, artist and Small Engine Gallery co-curator Raven Chacon played Song Roulette with us this week. He doesn’t own an iPod, so he got creative and groped around in the dark. Check out his diverse Song Roulette results.

V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
“Repellent Eye Over Phoenix”
COURTESY OF Postcommodity

Arts

Postcommodity on the rise

Anyone who’s interested in sound- and art-installation in the Southwest is probably familiar with Postcommodity. The collective, comprised of four Native American artists working in a variety of mediums has been creating politcally charged and culturally inquisitive work since 2007. For this week’s arts profile, the Alibi caught up with member Raven Chacon to discuss the direction of Postcommodity in the wake of a large grant and an upcoming installation in Australia.

“Repellent Eye Over Phoenix”
COURTESY OF Postcommodity

Arts Profile

Eye in the Sky, Hole in the Ground

Postcommodity’s Raven Chacon on art without borders

Toward the end of 2012, arts collective Postcommodity intends to raise 20 acrylic balloons that are 10 feet in diameter parallel to the U.S.-Mexico border. "Part of this project is that it's this kind of sculptural piece," says Raven Chacon, "this kind of fence, which will run along the border. But part of it is performance in a way of us having to navigate what is safe to be called a battlefield."
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
Clockwise from top: John Dieterich, Ed Rodriguez, Satomi Matsuzaki and Greg Saunier
Sarah Cass

Music

Deerhoof tonight

Bay Area avant pop act Deerhoof plays at Sol Santa Fe this evening with Portland’s AU and New Mexico’s own Raven Chacon. Get details and read about the band and its Burque connection here.

Clockwise from top: John Dieterich, Ed Rodriguez, Satomi Matsuzaki and Greg Saunier
Sarah Cass

Spotlight

Language Fails Us

A talk with Deerhoof’s John Dieterich

Deep into a second decade of making music, Deerhoof continues to introduce avant anachronisms to the world of pop music. Ostensibly based in the Bay Area, Deerhoof’s music evokes specific San Francisco sound memories: crashing waves under the Golden Gate; the high-pitched squeal and hiss of the N Judah train; a mission junkie’s shuffle. Straying from the geographic origin that lends an aural palette to its songs, the band is spread throughout the country with drummer Greg Saunier living in New York, singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki “floating,” guitarist Ed Rodriguez in Portland and guitarist John Dieterich in Albuquerque.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011

Music

High Mayhem this weekend

High Mayhem Emerging Arts, the Santa Fe series that showcases Nuevo Mexicano and international sound art, enters it’s 10th year this weekend. Samantha Anne Scott interviewed Raven Chacon about Mesa Ritual (one of his numerous projects), which will be performing Saturday. Read the article here.

V.20 No.43 | 10/27/2011
Mesa Ritual

Show Up!

Electric Mesa Ritual

Raven Chacon talks motel butchery and mayhem

On Saturday, Mesa Ritual—Raven Chacon and William Fowler Collins—performs at the opening installment of the High Mayhem Emerging Arts fall series, a four-weekend event that showcases Nuevo Mexicano and international sound art. Samantha Anne Scott caught up with the super busy Chacon to discuss the festival and his various projects.
V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011

[click to enlarge]

Flyer on the Wall

Postcommodity

A balance of painterly and graphic techniques are lent to gloomy blacks, whites and grayscale in what appears to be a bird-laden landscape print. Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, Kade L. Twist and Nathan Young make up the interdisciplinary American Indian arts collective Postcommodity. On Friday, June 10, they'll be doing a noise show at the Santa Fe Art Institute's Tipton Hall. The show begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $5 for students/seniors/members. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

V.19 No.41 | 10/14/2010

[click to enlarge]

Albuquerque Is Awesome

More and more, our remote, wild Western burg is proving to be an oasis of music and art that explores new frontiers. Nay, you say? Here’s evidence: Albuquerque Experimental is a two-day festival composed of 25 performances. The lineup is largely local with notable out-of-town troubadours sprinkled throughout (NYC psych pioneer Silver Apples; John Dieterich of Deerhoof, who’s performing with New Mexico’s own Raven Chacon). This event, masterminded by KUNM music host Peter Mezensky, will take place at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW) on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. Two-day passes go for $20, while single passes are $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. For a full lineup and more information, go to albuquerqueexperimental.com. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010
Raven Chacon with the antler cello
Nathan Young

Aural Fixation

The Albuquerque Sound

Raven Chacon curates the city’s underground

In life there are certain truths: What goes up must come down, all's fair in love and war, a stitch in time saves nine and one who makes a synthesizer out of a cougar pelt is wicked awesome. Musician, teacher and installation artist Raven Chacon is familiar with the latter, having made just that as part of a Winnipeg-based project by his interdisciplinary American Indian arts collective, Postcommodity. When the piece is pet, the pelt synth purrs, and when it’s twisted it raars. The group also fashioned an antler cello and antler harp, and made a drum from a boar bladder and a coffee can. The instruments, says Chacon, are meant to be played by a futuristic tribe representing the last of its culture.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

V.19 No.14 | 4/8/2010

Music

Lionhead Bunny, Raven Chacon, and More at Kosmos Tonight

From Rocksquawk.com

New Venue for stuff.

Tonight:

Lionhead Bunny (mem. Grave of Nobody's Darling)

Raven Chacon (me, solo)

and these characters:

KOSMOS (1715 5th st NW)

7:30pm $5

come check it out, talk to the girl running it, she is looking for new bands for the summer.

(See the original post here.)