Bullet Hell Abstraction I-IV11/14/14 | WOMB渋谷区円山町2-16, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0044
Oneohtrix Point Never will premiere Bullet Hell Abstraction I-IV; a suite of music composed using harmonic elements from the game soundtracks of Manabu Namiki, and re-oriented around sound design concepts from manic shooter games, made popular by companies such as Cave and NMK. The manic shooter style, often referred to as bullet hell or curtain hell, is unique in its maximal and chaotic presentation that tends to have a hypnotizing effect on the player. These hallucinatory shmups are often set Namiki’s scores, which idiosyncratically blend techno, prog metal and orchestral music. BHA I-IV will be presented as a sort of ritualistic homage to the formal and social components of bullet hell — utilizing WOMB’s strobe, lighting and mist effects to demarcate and symbolize the suite’s four passages. Additionally, an array of vertically-oriented flatscreens will accompany the performance, featuring active gameplay from Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou Ketsui, controlled wirelessly by members of the audience. Nearby to the monitor array is an arrangement of plinths, each featuring allegorically-charged objects as a plaintive shrine to bullet hell — one for each section of music performed.

Bullet Hell Abstraction I-IV11/14/14 | WOMB渋谷区円山町2-16, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0044
Oneohtrix Point Never will premiere Bullet Hell Abstraction I-IV; a suite of music composed using harmonic elements from the game soundtracks of Manabu Namiki, and re-oriented around sound design concepts from manic shooter games, made popular by companies such as Cave and NMK. The manic shooter style, often referred to as bullet hell or curtain hell, is unique in its maximal and chaotic presentation that tends to have a hypnotizing effect on the player. These hallucinatory shmups are often set Namiki’s scores, which idiosyncratically blend techno, prog metal and orchestral music. BHA I-IV will be presented as a sort of ritualistic homage to the formal and social components of bullet hell — utilizing WOMB’s strobe, lighting and mist effects to demarcate and symbolize the suite’s four passages. Additionally, an array of vertically-oriented flatscreens will accompany the performance, featuring active gameplay from Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou Ketsui, controlled wirelessly by members of the audience. Nearby to the monitor array is an arrangement of plinths, each featuring allegorically-charged objects as a plaintive shrine to bullet hell — one for each section of music performed.

Bullet Hell Abstraction I-IV
11/14/14 | WOMB
渋谷区円山町2-16, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0044

Oneohtrix Point Never will premiere Bullet Hell Abstraction I-IV; a suite of music composed using harmonic elements from the game soundtracks of Manabu Namiki, and re-oriented around sound design concepts from manic shooter games, made popular by companies such as Cave and NMK. The manic shooter style, often referred to as bullet hell or curtain hell, is unique in its maximal and chaotic presentation that tends to have a hypnotizing effect on the player. These hallucinatory shmups are often set Namiki’s scores, which idiosyncratically blend techno, prog metal and orchestral music. BHA I-IV will be presented as a sort of ritualistic homage to the formal and social components of bullet hell — utilizing WOMB’s strobe, lighting and mist effects to demarcate and symbolize the suite’s four passages. Additionally, an array of vertically-oriented flatscreens will accompany the performance, featuring active gameplay from Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou Ketsui, controlled wirelessly by members of the audience. Nearby to the monitor array is an arrangement of plinths, each featuring allegorically-charged objects as a plaintive shrine to bullet hell — one for each section of music performed.

Magnetic Rose, Dir Koki Morimoto (JA/ 40mins) (12a)
Abandon Normal Devices will present a world premiere live soundtrack for Koji Morimoto’s Magnetic Rose by Daniel Lopatin.
The event will take place on October 4rd at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in Manchester, England. 
Tickets go on sale on August 26 at 12PM UK time.
More info on the event here.



http://www.andfestival.org.uk/events/watch-the-skies-alien-plus-magnetic-rose-ft-oneohtrix-point-never/

Magnetic Rose, Dir Koki Morimoto (JA/ 40mins) (12a)

Abandon Normal Devices will present a world premiere live soundtrack for Koji Morimoto’s Magnetic Rose by Daniel Lopatin.

The event will take place on October 4rd at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in Manchester, England. 

Tickets go on sale on August 26 at 12PM UK time.

More info on the event here.

Oneohtrix Point Never will be on tour with Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden across North America starting in Las Vegas this weekend.

JULY
19 Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
21 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater 
22 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater 
24 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 
26 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
27 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
29 Mansfield, MN @ XFINITY Center 
30 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

AUGUST
01 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach 

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TWITCHY ORGANS / HOLLAND FESTIVAL:
coproduction Holland Festival JUNE6 2014

MUSICIANS 
James McVinnie, organ 
Nico Muhly, organ 
Oneohtrix Point Never, electronics

PROGRAM 
Nico Muhly (1981) 
- The Rev’d Mustard Installation his Prelude (2012) * 
- Hudson Preludes (2005) * 
Oneohtrix Point Never 
- Timber (Bang on a Can rework) * 
- Risky 
- Music For Steamed Rocks (Witold Lutosławski rework ) 
Nico Muhly 
- Fast Cycles (2009) * 
- Preludes on O Antiphons (2010) * 
Oneohtrix Point Never 
- Along 
- Zebra 
- Chrome Country 
Nico Muhly 
- Twitchy Organs *

* Dutch premiere
 

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'Commissions I', a 12” developed by Oneohtrix Point Never from his commissions for artwork, performance and film, will was released on April 19th for Record Store Day 2014 and is now available from iTunes / Bleep / Amazon / Google Play / Boomkat .

For more detailed information about the record head here, and listen to ‘Music For Steamed Rocks’ below.

Photos of ‘Commissions I’ (WAP365), with a black foil print jacket and die-cut view of the inner sleeve, are available to view on Facebook / Tumblr / Google+


R Plus Seven’, the debut release by Oneohtrix Point Never for Warp, is available now from iTunes / Bleep / Amazon / Google Play / Spotify / Rdio / Deezer / Beats Music