On Saturday, March 7, 2020, join DUBLAB for a vibrant evening amongst the most creative Angelenos for the annual Creative Cultivation Salon. Experience live music, DJ sets, visual and sound art activations, while also enjoying specialty drinks and bites at an exclusive location in Los Angeles.
Proceeds from the Creative Cultivation Salon will go toward supporting dublab’s broader mission in freeform radio and sustaining social impact programming that benefits and enriches our community and the creative ecosystem of Los Angeles and the world.
Paul Bernard Holdengräber is an American interviewer, curator and writer. He was Director of New York Public Library (NYPL)'s Public Programming, most known for organizing literary conversations for the NYPL's public program series, LIVE from the NYPL, which he founded. Since February 2012, he has hosted The Paul Holdengräber Show on the Intelligent Channel on YouTube. He is founding Executive Director of The Onassis Foundation LA (OLA), a “center of dialogue” in Los Angeles, beginning in 2019.
In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. “Rollins is many things,” says The Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?” TV Guide has more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man” but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be “workaholic.” When he’s not traveling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ, voice-over artist and TV show host to name a few of the roles that keep his schedule full. Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.
Jonathan Hepfer is a percussionist, conductor, and concert curator specializing in avant-garde and experimental music. He began playing classical music at age 17 after discovering the work of John Cage while studying at SUNY Buffalo. Subsequently, Jonathan attended Oberlin Conservatory, UC – San Diego and the Musikhochschule Freiburg (with the support of a two-year DAAD fellowship), where he studied with Michael Rosen (craft), Steven Schick (interpretation) and Bernhard Wulff (metaphysics), respectively.
As a soloist, Jonathan has focused extensively on the works of the composers Pierluigi Billone, Walter Zimmermann, Iannis Xenakis, Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Lachenmann, Giacinto Scelsi, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Georges Aperghis and Vinko Globokar. He has given solo performances at the Stone in New York, Harvard University, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf (Germany), the Odessa Philharmonic Theater (Ukraine), and the National History Museum in Ulan Bator (Mongolia).
As an archivist/librarian, T-Kay brings an eye and ear for the historic, unique, and transnational to her musical curation. Her world is a celebration of sounds, and struggles of everyday life across linguistic and geographic boundaries gathered through serendipitous findings from around the world. T-Kay joined the dublab family as an intern in 2006 and hosted her first show “The Afternoon Love-In” in early 2007. Before dublab, T-Kay hosted “Hooray for Everything!” from 2001-2005 on KSPC Radio (Claremont, CA) and “Hip Hop Hooray” from 2009-2015 on KOOP Radio (Austin, TX).
Gemma Castro is a recording artist, dj, producer, and activist working in the greater Los Angeles area. Gemma started her journey in music singing in catholic church choirs as a little girl. She had her first experience in radio working at KJAZZ as a board operator while studying jazz school and later on landed an internship at Dublab. She has lent her vocals and production skills to a number of music projects, recording a touring with bands from the LA underground scene, along with producing her own record. She has toured her own music in the United States and Mexico.
Raised in church and choir from birth it is no wonder that soul jazz singer Jimetta Rose wanted to start a choir of her own. Inspired by groups like Rahsaan Roland Kirk's Vibration Society and Daughters and Sons of Lite as well as the messages in the music and lyrics of spiritual jazz masters Sun Ra, June Tyson, Andy Bey, and Pharaoh Sanders, Jimetta began writing songs and brainstorming on beginning a choir. This choir wouldn't be your usual gospel choir, it would be a funk, jazz and soul choir. She already had the perfect name in mind and just needed to find a persistent and insistent enough collaborator. Life sent her Jack Maeby.
Jimetta met Jack Maeby in 2018 while singing in Grand Performance's Mothership Landing show under the musical direction of Dexter Story. What she thought was a whimsical conversation that day turned into them actually meeting some months later to begin work on what would become Voices of Creation. Since their Leimert Park debut in 2019 the choir has played at premier venues and events around Los Angeles such as The Broad Museum, The Weston Bonaventure, The Inglewood King Fest, and The Los Angeles King Parade. They have been active in community events such as Pray for The Hood an art and music experience created by local Leimert Park activist and artist Six.Sev. as well as being among the performers at Downtown LA’s Black history month celebration for the homeless of skid row. Bringing in 2020 with a wow, Jimetta and the choir were invited to join The Pan Afrikan People’s Orchestra onstage for the Los Angeles City New Years Eve Countdown to perform Jimetta’s original composition “I Met A Mountain “ a musical tribute to LA’s beat king Ras G. This is only the beginning and oh what a beginning it is.
Beatie Wolfe is an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a UN role model for innovation and held an acclaimed solo exhibition of her ‘world first’ album designs at the V&A Museum.
Named by WIRED as one of "22 people changing the world,” Beatie Wolfe is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music that bridge the physical and digital, which include: a 3D theatre for the palm of your hand; a wearable record jacket - cut by Bowie/Hendrix’s tailor out of fabric woven with Wolfe’s music - and most recently an ‘anti-stream’ from the quietest room on earth. Wolfe is also the co-founder of a “profound” (The Times) research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia.
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