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Laura Arena

NYC • Hosting in a studio

My name is Laura Arena and I am a graphic designer, artist and curator for a project space located in Red Hook called DE-CONSTRUKT projekts. We develop projects with local and international artists that support the cross pollination of ideas and experimentation among cultural diverse artists and audiences.

Space Info


After many moons of planning, Home Audio is pumped to present: TIGUE & DIáSPORA in Red Hook, Brooklyn Visual elements by Tara Nicolas and Ilaria Bochicchio RSVP on Artery for the exact address Sliding Scale $5-20 BYOB///snax provided TIGUE Tigue is a group of three percussionists with a fluid musical identity. The Brooklyn-based trio (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody) makes their own kinetic and hypnotic blend of instrumental minimalism while opening up the possibilities of their instrumentation through commissioning and collaboration. Tigue’s debut album Peaks was released in 2015 with New Amsterdam Records with highlighted performances at the Ecstatic Music Festival, Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, and the Zemlika Festival in Durbe, Latvia. Recent commissions and premieres have included works by Molly Herron, Randy Gibson, Jason Treuting, Adrian Knight and Robert Honstein alongside collaborative ventures with Kid Millions and visual artist / sculptor Michael Mercil. These works have been presented in concert halls, galleries, black box theaters and universities throughout the country including EMPAC, Roulette, The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Noguchi Museum, Yale School of Music, and Princeton University. Praised for their focused and “high octane” performances (New York Times), the Ohio-born band members have worked together since they were practically children. Along with performing, the members of Tigue are dedicated to outreach and community projects. In collaboration with Make Music New York, the trio has led three 10-week music education programs with adult and adolescent inmates at New York City’s Rikers Island Correctional Facility, featured in both the New York Times and Rolling Stone Magazine. Working with inmates in both men’s and women’s facilitates, the trio shared the communicative nature of music through West African musical traditions and hand drumming culminating with inmate performances for the Rikers population. Tigue has also presented workshops and masterclasses with collegiate universities, elementary classrooms and community groups across the globe. DIáSPORA DIáSPORA is a nomadic band; sonic witchcraft by Chiquita Magic (voice, synths) & Acat Meowl (voice, percussion); a futuristic carnival music that transcends status-quo, cross-pollinates complex realities, inspires lucid dreams. Ancient and future songs in experimentation and trance, altogether crushing the bounds of static genres and identities. The cross-cultural & intersectional core of the band creates a music shaped by the complex diasporic relations of the American continent (where Indigenous, African, European & Asian cultures formulate unique and ever-changing musical expressions). Influences from folklores, avant-garde and dance culture (hip hop, electronic music, afro-descendant drumming, vocal catharsis) impact compositions that color widely improvised performances with unheard esthetics. Live recorded in Mexico City, DIáSPORA, eponymus album, is the sound of bodies in motion across space and time. Produced in South, Central and North America, in collaboration with Principa (MX) & Hérnia de Discos (BR), this is a call to gather tribes over the American continent and beyond. To reconcile ancestral and futuristic stories in the liveliness of contemporary languages. Tara Nicolas Born in the real chocolate city, Washington, D.C., with my family hailing from Haiti, I started performing at the age of 3 in Lome, Togo and never stopped. When I returned to DC I attended Washington International School aka didn’t speak English for a while and continued my dance, acting, and singing training at Jones/Haywood Youth Ballet. My lovingly traditional haitian parents needed me to get a degree, so I gave them a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. To their dismay, upon graduation I ran to NYC to be my full artist self and had the opportunity to perform works by Robert Battle, Paul Taylor, Francesca Harper, as well as vocal artists Pharrell Williams, Beyonce, among others. My Film/TV credits include: Bolden! (King Bolden), Before I Disappear (Dear Vista), The Blacklist (NBC), Gotham (FOX), and Godfather of Harlem (EPIX). Off-Broadway I’ve performed in The Liquid Plain (Signature Theater) and Standard Time (Fulton Theater). This year I wrote, directed and starred in my first film Delivered, from Magnitude 7. Through my work, I strive to create safe spaces for underrepresented individuals to have a voice. Ilaria Bochicchio Born in 1988 in South of Italy, Basilicata. I’m a visual artist, based in New York. I studied at Rome’s European Institute of Design. I attended a Master’s degree and courses at the Faculty of Modern Letters at the University of Milano. Among the main shows: selection at Young Artist Biennale, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (2015), collective exhibition Form and No.Form with American Abstract Expressionism exponent, Natvar Bhavsar (class 1934), Salomon Arts Gallery, TriBeCa, New York (2016), solo exhibition Paintings One Art Space Gallery, TriBeCa, New York (2017), collective exhibition Checkpoint #13 curated by Fré Ilgen, Berlin (2017). Selection Art Prize CMB under 30 finalist, Torino (2018). Collective exhibitions in Italy, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Miami, Los Angeles and New York. Among the main art performance: Bracco Foundation – Milano (2016), Salomon Art Gallery, TriBeCa, New York (2016), Art Basel Miami (2016), Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (2017).

What to expect

This will be an evening centered around experimental music performances with breaks in between to socialize and hang out. Expect a chill relaxed vibe, but an attentive crowd during the performances. Please BYOB.

Why is this happening?

We're doing this show to share an evening of experimental performance and art in the intimate environment of someone's home, to build community by connecting audience to performers.


Brooklyn, US

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