Cruel Diagonals, Marcus Fischer, Patricia Wolf/Michael Yun/Chloe Alexandra
Presented by Holocene

Cruel Diagonals, Marcus Fischer, Patricia Wolf/Michael Yun/Chloe Alexandra

Cruel Diagonals
Marcus Fischer
Patricia Wolf
Michael Yun
Chloe Alexandra
Ages 21+
A jazz and classically trained vocalist, Megan Mitchell composes unsettling, ethereal music under the alias, Cruel Diagonals.

Megan Mitchell composes unsettling, ethereal music under the alias, Cruel Diagonals. A jazz and classically trained vocalist, Mitchell performs and creates in numerous capacities. Some of her current endeavors include acting as proprietor of the left-of-field music index for non-male composers, Many Many Women, and researching, visiting and documenting places of abandoned industry with her field recorder and camera in tow. Mitchell has released albums with Drawing Room Records and Longform Editions, which have been met with critical acclaim. She is additionally an accredited archivist with a Master in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Washington, specializing in audio archiving.

Cruel Diagonals is an outlet for destructive sample processing, vocal exploration, and a palette for inter-media contemplations and applications. Influenced by early experimental filmmakers such as Maya Deren and Kenneth Anger, Cruel Diagonals has been described in cinematic terms, evoking moods and montages of an eerie, surrealist timbre. Warped field recordings and layered vocals incite a beckoning to a phantasmagorical, metallic-tinged state of existence.

Marcus Fischer is a first generation American musician + interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. His work typically centers around memory, geography + the manipulation of physical audio recording mediums. Slowly unfolding melodies and warm tape saturated drones have become a trademark of his recordings + live performances alike. These sounds have found their way into multimedia installations, short films, and even into the award-winning public radio program Radiolab. Fischer has released a number of recordings on the widely respected 12k label including his photographic + sonic collaborations with label founder Taylor Deupree. In 2017 Marcus Fischer was an artist in residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Rauschenberg Residency where he completed "Loss", his most recent album (released September 2017)

Fischer performs solo, in collaborations, and as a member of unrecognizable now, secret drum band and wild card.

Patricia Wolf is an electronic musician, sound designer, and gallery curator based in Portland, Oregon. After years of working in the synth-pop duo Soft Metals, Wolf became interested in exploring non-linear songwriting and new forms of synthesis. Alongside working with Novation, Wolf co-founded the gallery Variform which focuses on sound design and modern composition.

Michael Yun is a multi-instrumentalist and member of the Portland-based three-piece exploratory rock band, WL.

Venue Information:
1001 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR, 97214