Friendly Knowledge, Atom, and Honeychild Coleman

    Live Music
    Friday April 4, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

    In traditional Tibetan medicine, pulse reading is a complex form of diagnosis which requires physicians to listen deeply to the sound waves and vibrations of one’s heartbeat. In collaboration with Warper Party, The Rubin Museum presents a museum-wide multi-media event – PULSE – which invites electronic musicians and video artists to listen deeply and explore their own beats through inspiration from the new exhibition – The Art of Tibetan Medicine. 

    Free museum admission and live electronic music performances throughout the evening from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in K2 Lounge and the Spiral Lobby with Friendly KnowledgeAtom and Honeychild Coleman with video art by Sofy Yuditskaya. Ticketed multi-media concerts in the theater ($15 for one concert / $25 for both concerts) with musical performances by Comandante ZeroCharcole FederationThe Mast, and DJ Shakeyand video art by 0h10m1kePermian Strata and The Sperm Whale.

    Happy Hour runs from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a 2-for-1 special on all beer, wine and well drinks at K2 Lounge. 

    6 p.m.– 10 p.m. | K2 Lounge

    Friendly Knowledge + Atom with video art by Sofy Yuditskaya

    8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. | Spiral Lobby

    Honeychild Coleman

    About the Performers 

    Aaron Hochman aka Friendly Knowledge is a New Jersey producer who disassembles numerous soul and funk tunes, speeds them up and melds them with simple, fast footwork beats for manic, upbeat results. The familiar bluesy melodies that fill his sample-heavy songs may seem wrong chopped up and mixed in the techno atmosphere but sound so right.



    Experimenting with sound ever since he re-wired his AM radio to play through an old guitar amplifier as a child, Matt Inconiglios (aka Atom) has been excited by the possibilities of sound manipulation through electronics. He creates mixes and original tracks using elements of classical music, samples of electronic beats, and ‘found’ sounds of everyday life, inspiring gems of rare recordings. Currently Matt operates his own record label, Cotopaxi, in addition to performing at various events, both live and DJ. He also devotes himself to various visual art, graphics and commercial art projects.


    Brooklyn-based Kentucky native Honeychild Coleman is a prolific musician and DJ who has worked with such luminaries as The Slits, Greg Tate's Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Mad Professor, Apollo Heights , Death Comet Crew (with Rammellzee), Gregor Asche AKA DJ Olive and Raz Mesinai's Badawi. DEM (acronym for her late mother's name) is Coleman's electronic project: beats, electrified Bluegrass and folk instruments and her signature melliferous Lover's Rock vocals. Signed to Manchester UK’s Invisiblegirl Records (by Julia Adamson of The Fall) and subject of documentaries Afropunk (USA), Firelies  & Getting My Name Up There  (Austria), Coleman's music has been featured Sundance award winning film Pariah, and she is currently composing music for the animated feature pOny (USA).


    Sofy Yuditskaya is a media artist and educator working with video, interactivity, projections, code, paper, and salvaged material. Her work focuses on techno-occult rituals, street performance, and participatory art. Sofy's performances enact and reframe hegemonies, she works with materials that exemplify our deep entanglement with petro-culture. She has worked on projects at Eyebeam, 3LD, the Netherlands Institute voor Media Kunst, ARS Electronica, Games for Learning Institute, and has taught workshops at GAFFTA, and MoMA. She is a member of the Fast Food Video collective and the current organizer of the NYC Patching Circles. She holds degrees from the Free Cooper Union and ITP.

    Happy Hour runs from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a 2-for-1 special on all beer, wine and well drinks at K2 Lounge.

    Visit the galleries on a free Happy Hour tour at 6:15pm of the exhibition Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine