On January 12, 2012 DJ Shakey hosted a multi-room, multi-media performance gala at the Clocktower Gallery as part of her production and project residency here for ARTonAIR.org. Over 24 artists occupied 8 spaces for 3-plus hours illuminating the theme of alternative controllers for electronic instruments both audio and video.
One of the participating artists was Kentucky-born Mezzo-soprano avant-genre artist Carolyn “Honeychild" Coleman, once described as "Fugazi meets Echobelly" and as "evoking images of Kate Bush and Sarah Vaughn battling it out in a mosh pit.” In 2010 Coleman was recruited by Ari Up (R.I.P.) to join The Slits as sole guitarist on their final European/UK Tour and was a featured artist in documentaries including Afropunk by James Spooner and Fireflies and Getting My Name Up There by Katharina Cibulka. Listen to Honeychild's studio set with DJ Shakey in our archive here.
This project was made possible by a grant from the Jerome Foundation. Thanks also to Brooklyn Brewery and Ableton for support.