"Rise" is the first of three short records in a proposed Occupy Trilogy by LA folk/noise/sound-artist Emily Lacy. Inspired by the Occupy L.A. Protests, "Rise" contains six songs raw and distorted protest songs. Emily Lacy is confirmed for a special performance for The Fusebox Festival in Ausin on April 25th and 26th at The Rollins Theater.
"The Occupy protests really grabbed my attention and had an intense effect on my daily life. I was challenged by both the ideas and the physical logistics involved in the protests; how they took form and were dismantled, and what it meant to see all that firsthand. I got into the idea of witnessing, of bearing witness to conflict and confrontation. I started to see that ideas are really dangerous, that they can force us to imagine things differently, and I think the reason the major camps were stamped out is because they were too effective in bringing the heat, the fire, the pressure for things to actually change. The protest encampments were like a flame that would not go out. It was vital for me to just record the intensity of what I was witnessing." -Emily Lacy
Emily Lacy is a folk and electronic sound artist generating works in music, film, and other media. She has performed in exhibitions at PS1 MOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hammer Museum, the Walker Art Center, and LACMA, in addition to various DIY spaces all throughout America. She works very closely with Machine Project in Los Angeles.
Download and Stream "Rise" - http://emilylacy.bandcamp.com/
Watch and Share Her Video Preview of "Rise" Here: http://vimeo.com/37701002
The Fuse Box Festival - Emily Lacy 99 Times event page Here: http://www.womenandtheirwork.org/upcoming_exhibitions.html?itemid=769