Friday, April 22, 2011

Table of the Elements record label closing up shop


When I spoke to Roger Miller back in January for BrooklynVegan, he mentioned he and his brother Ben would be playing the Table of the Elements festival in May as M2 (rather than M3... I guess Larry Miller is sitting this one out). Well it looks like that festival will be a celebration of the end of the experimental record label. However, it's not because of any financial reasons; apparently it has always been the plan to number their releases based on the periodic table, and they simply have no more elements left. Altered Zones/Pitchfork reports that while Table of the Elements will no longer operate as a functioning label, its imprint Radium will continue to release new music.

Table of the Elements - The Copernicum Festival will run from 5/12-14. According to the Issue Project Room's website (where the festival will be taking place in Brooklyn):
TotE recording artist Jonathan Kane has assembled a vast cross section of TotE and Radium artists, representing both the history and the future of the label, to celebrate Jeff Hunt and Table of the Elements’ accomplishments and contributions to the experimental music world. Also featured at all performances will be films of historic TotE artists in performance, and a video gallery of TotE’s ground breaking and influential artwork, design, and packaging concepts.
Tickets can be purchased here. The full schedule of the Copernicum Festival is below.

Thursday 5.12 – TotE from A – Z

Zeena Parkins
Roger Miller and Ben Miller – M2
Agathe Max
Atelia

Friday 5.13 – Free/Not Free

Guitar Trio with projections by Robert Longo (Rhys Chatham’s 1977 composition) performed by The Lords of Tinnitus – Robert Longo, Jonathan Kane, Robert Poss, Ernie Brooks, Zach Layton, Adam Wills, Colin Langenus,Bill Brovold
Text Of Light - William Hooker, Alan Licht, Nels Cline
Jon Mueller
Peg Simone

Saturday 5.14 – Drone x 4

Stephen O’Malley
Jonathan Kane’s February
Tony Conrad / Gastr Del Sol (performance film)
Igor Cubrilovic

With films by Tyler Hubby

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