Sam Hillmer (left) playing with Zs @ the Yard (more by Sarahana)

You Are Here (The Maze) is a performance festival in a sculptural maze taking place at Williamsburg's Death By Audio from September 10 - October 2, 2009. Emphasizing the sprawling and interconnected nature of New York's underground, a trip through the maze offers a peak inside NYC's diy art/music scene. A meditation on passage and desire, You Are Here engulfs the space and presents beckoning inhabitants, dead ends, and uplifting epitaphs. Medium and genre vary and overlapping and simultaneous performances are frequent, each performer establishing a different corner or dead end as his or hers.

The lineup and installation is being put together by TROUBLE (Sam Hillmer & Laura Paris). Acts in the three-week schedule include Calvin Johnson, Screaming Females, Mick Barr, Ty Segal, Grooms, Extra Life and others.

Skeletons kick off the first night of the festival on September 10th as the Skeletons Big Band, a 12-piece band (expanded from their usual four) that's also playing September 7-9th at Roulette. There they'll be performing "New Works for a Larger Ensemble" which includes "excerpts and new arrangements from their record in progress "PEOPLE," a long form piece based around conversations in Greyhound busses and stations, and beyond..."

The full schedule for the Maze (and the lineup for Skeletons Big Band) is below...

Matt Mehlan: guitar, alto sax, singing
Jason McMahon: guitar
Tony Lowe: guitar
Jonathan Leland: percussion
Sam Kulik: trombone
Ryan Snow: trombone
Darius Jones: alto sax
Travis Laplante: tenor sax
Matt Nelson: tenor sax
Johnny Butler: tenor and baritone sax
Mike Gallope: piano, farfisa
Caley Monahan-Ward: violin

TROUBLE Presents: You Are Here (AKA The Maze)

Installation & Performance Festival 2009
September 10 - October 2, 2009
Death By Audio: 49 South 2nd St, Brooklyn
Doors @ 8pm; performances 9pm - late EVERY NIGHT!
open bar by Delicious Beverages Friday - Sunday, 8pm - 10pm
$8 at the door

The following performance schedule should be used only as a loose guide. You Are Here subverts prefab expectations for both audiences and performers - there is no prescribed order, start time or end time, duration, location of performance, relation of audience to performers, and so on. All of the participating artists have been asked to create something site-specific since the performances will, in fact, take place within the maze. Audiences will be asked only to expect something unusual.

Maze Schedule:

Thursday 9.10.09
Skeletons Big Band
Knyfe Hyts 81
Dan Friel
Social Junk
+Delicious Beverages

Friday 9.11.09
The Sian Alice Group
Nine 11 Thesaurus
Experimental Dental School
Reading Rainbow
+Delicious Beverages

Saturday 9.12.09
Extra Life
Pygmy Shrews
Up Died Sound
SETH (jeff and lala from excepter)
Interdependence Project
+Delicious Beverages

Sunday 9.13.09
The Present
Opsvik & Jennings
Rich Johnson
Blast Off!
+Delicious Beverages

Monday 9.14.09
Calvin Johnson
Arrington Dionyso
Desolation Wildnerness
City Center

Tuesday 9.15.09
Loud Objects
Twisty Cat
Random Cutting
Mega Calderos

Wednesday 9.16.09
White Suns
Chaos Magic
Little Big
Buckets of Bile
Bird Music

Thursday 9.17.09
PC Worship
Dome Theater

Friday 9.18.09
Ty Segal
The Mantles
The Holy Experiment
BJ Rubin
Dome Theater
+Delicious Beverages

Saturday 9.19.09
High Red Center
Alexis Gideon
Make A Rising
Shelly Short
+Delicious Beverages

Sunday 9.20.09
Clan of the Cave Bear
Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk
+Delicious Beverages

Monday 9.21.09
Sam Mickens/Mike Pride Duo

Tuesday 9.22.09
Drummer's Corpse
Hunter Gatherer
Aaron Seigel
Meredith Arena

Wednesday 9.23.09
Shooting Spires
Grafitti Monsters
Crime Novels
Lord Easy

Thursday 9.24.09
Sam Hillmer/ Arrington Dionsyo Duo
Charlie Looker
Daniel Carter Quartet
Total Bolsheviks

Friday 9.25.09
Chuck Bettis / Mario Diaz de Leon
BJ Rubin
Dome Theater
+Delicious Beverages

Saturday 9.26.09
The Sleepy Doug Shaw
Hannah Marcus / Tianna Kennedy
The Screaming Females
Cheap Ventilators
The Weird Fantasy Band
+Delicious Beverages

Sunday 9.27.09
Laurel Halo
The Slowest Runner in the World
Post Abortion Stress

Monday 9.28.09
Telecult powers
Syn. Toffs
Alterazioni Video Collective

Tuesday 9.29.09
The Coathangers
Nervehunt (Justin from Teeth Mountain / Ryan from Wavves)
Xray Eyeballs

Wednesday 9.30.09
Emma Kupa (of Standard Fare)
Ava Luna

Thursday 10.1.09
Crash Diet Crew
Cntrl Top
Islands Eyelids
Deborah Karp/ Meredith Arena

Friday 10.2.09
Mick Barr
BJ Rubin
Dome Theater
+Delicious Beverages


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