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  • Grand Performances Presents
    Green Galactic’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
    Featuring Live Sets by Electronic Music Innovators
    pole, John Tejada, and Plaid
    In Downtown Los Angeles’ California Plaza
    Sunday, June 30, 2013

    LOS ANGELES, CA – June 12, 2013 – To commemorate the Los Angeles-based arts and culture promoter’s 20th anniversary, Green Galactic harks back to its roots by mounting an inspired event featuring electronic music innovators pole, John Tejada and Plaid in collaboration with Grand Performances (GP) on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Thanks to GP’s beautiful California Plaza location, Green Galactic’s 20th Anniversary Celebration will be staged at one of the most unique venues in Los Angeles, surrounded by water and nestled under the spectacular Downtown skyline. All three world-renowned music composers in the line-up will perform live sets. Deeply rooted in LA’s creative landscape, Green Galactic aptly handles comprehensive publicity campaigns for alternative art and culture producers, representing clients from the worlds of music, film, theater, visual art, dance, books, restaurants, and more. The concert will take place at California Plaza’s Marina Pavilion, which is right next to its main Water Stage, located at 350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Since the admission is free, audience members are encouraged to come up to one hour before the 7:00pm event begins to secure seats. For the Facebook event page, please see https://www.facebook.com/events/185705058248108. For additional information on Green Galactic, see http://www.greengalactic.com.

    Green Galactic’s 20th Anniversary Celebration will submerge the audience into a pool of richly hued sights and sounds, featuring the dubby complex rhythms of Berlin-based pole, visceral experimental soundscapes by Plaid from the UK, and the melodic handcrafted techno of LA’s own John Tejada. German-based DJ Barbara Preisinger will open the evening with a 30 to 45-minute set. The event’s projection art will be provided by Plaid and Charlene Boehne. Boehne will perform live visuals during Tejada’s and pole’s sets. California Plaza, the home site of Grand Performances, is part of the Grand Avenue Cultural Corridor just blocks from Walt Disney Concert Hall and home to MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Event parking is $7.50 (cash only). Complimentary bike valet will be available on the Upper Plaza. The California Plaza parking garage is accessible on Olive Street, between 1st and 4th streets (351 S. Olive Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213-687-2159http://www.grandperformances.org/visit/map-directions).

    Green Galactic is widely known for providing marketing and publicity services to innovative art and culture producers. Many of the firm’s eclectic clients push the boundaries of their genre, cross genres, or simply invent their own genre. Client projects are vetted, with the firm only taking on quality work that truly excites and interests the Green Galactic team. “Looking back over the past 20 years, we are most proud of the diverse roster of talented clients we’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with,” says Green Galactic Founder, Lynn Tejada.

    pole (pole) –
    Stefan Betke, aka pole, was born and raised in Düsseldorf and currently lives in Berlin. For over a decade, he has been working as a label owner, publisher and mastering engineer, contributing his experience to the development of electronic music. His releases operate in the margins between electronic club music, urban dub, and avant-garde. In 1999, Betke and Barbara Preisinger started their label ~scape, which became an imprint for unique electronic music made by artists such as Jan Jelinek, Deadbeat, Kit Clayton, pole, and many others. In 2011, he launched his new artist label, “pole,” with a series of 12” releases, called Waldgeschichten, and a digital reissue of his full back catalog including classics such as 1, 2, 3, Steingarten, and Steingarten Remixes. pole has performed live in clubs all over the world as well as at festivals like Bestival (Isle of White), Bloc Festival (UK), CTM Festival (Berlin), Mutek (Montreal & Chile), and Unsound Festival (Krakow & New York), just to name a few. His nom de plum derives from a sound-processing device (the Waldorf 4 Pole Filter), which generated the creaks and crackles that characterize his early music. http://pole-music.com

    John Tejada (Palette, Kompakt) –
    For the last 18 years, Austrian-born, Los Angeles-based John Tejada has released his signature brand of electronic music on some of the world’s most respected labels, as well as starting his own label, Palette Recordings, in the fall of 1996. He is well-known in international electronic music circles for crafting subtle, melodic techno. Tejada currently records for Cologne’s Kompakt label and has previously recorded for influential labels such as 7th City, Playhouse, and Pokerflat. He has remixed the likes of The Postal Service, Bomb the Bass, and Telepopmusik. Since 1997, Tejada has toured the world many times over visiting 30 countries and performing at such respected venues as Dance Valley (Netherlands), Decibel Festival (Seattle), DEMF (Detroit), Mutek (Montreal), Sonar (Spain & Tokyo), as well as internationally known spaces such as Fabric (London), Rex Club (Paris), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Yellow (Tokyo), among many others. http://www.paletterecordings.com

    Plaid (Warp) –
    Plaid is London-based electronic music duo Andy Turner and Ed Handley, whose visceral experimental soundscapes have been classified by many reviewers as post-techno. They are two of the founding members of The Black Dog, releasing their first EP in 1989 and signing to Warp Records in 1991. They have used many other pseudonyms including Atypic, Repeats, and Balil, but have focused on Plaid since 1995. Through these various guises, they have released 15 albums, from 1991’s Mbuki Mvuki to 2011’s Scintilli. They have also released records on the labels Clear, Peacefrog, Black Dog Productions, and Trent Reznor’s label Nothing Records. Aside from their own material, Plaid has done extensive remix work for many other artists, including Red Snapper, Goldfrapp, and The Irresistible Force. Their first film score was for Studio4c’s Tekkonkinkreet, which won the 2008 Japanese Academy Prize for Best Animated Feature. They also worked with the same director, Michael Arias, on his second live action feature, Heaven’s Door. They have collaborated with Bob Jaroc, Mara Carlyle, Nicolette, Felix’s Machines, Björk, Rahayu Supanggah, Random Dance, SARC, The London Sinfonietta, and others. http://www.plaid.co.uk

    Barbara Preisinger (Slices of Life) –
    Barbara Preisinger has been an integral part of the Berlin club scene for over a decade. She began DJing in 1996, in her hometown of Munich, before moving to Berlin in 1998. In 1999, she co-founded the label ~scape with Stefan Betke, aka pole. Before long, Preisinger was a resident DJ at regular ~scape nights in Berlin, as well as performing across Europe, Japan, and North America. As a DJ, her passion is to play for the dance floor – mixing kicking house and deep techno – often incorporating the music of close friends and related artists such Mike Huckaby, Baaz, The Mole, Daniel Bell, John Tejada, and others. She has performed at prestigious locations around the globe, including festivals such as Benicassim (Spain), Club Transmediale (Berlin), DEMF (Detroit), Groove Parade (Spain), Mutek (Montreal), Sonar (Spain), and Unsound Festival (Krakow & New York). In 2009, Preisinger started her own 12” vinyl imprint called Slices of Life. http://www.slicesoflife.de

    Green Galactic –
    Green Galactic (GG) provides publicity and marketing consulting services primarily to arts, culture, and entertainment clients. Specifically, GG develops strategic marketing campaigns, publicizes new initiatives, and builds audiences. GG’s primary goal is to generate exciting media attention for its clients. As a boutique lifestyle marketing firm, GG’s client focus is on innovative culture producers. Within this niche, GG offers a full range of services guiding clients from the initial planning stage, through branding, all the way to media placement. GG’s core strength is in building and maintaining diverse media relationships – nationally, regionally, and locally – in order to access desirable audiences for its clients. GG’s mission is to intelligently and enthusiastically promote cultural organizations and people who enrich the world, making it happier, healthier, and more interesting. Since 2009, Tejada has been collaborating with her colleague, Marketing Consultant Charlene Boehne, on all Green Galactic campaigns.

    Green Galactic History –
    Green Galactic was established in Hollywood, California in 1993, first as Green House Record Pool promoting house and techno 12” vinyl records to the top DJs on the West Coast. The following year, GG Founder Lynn Tejada become a partner in Public Space, a “live ambient” afterhours club that would grow into a long-running home for live experimental electronic music with concerts taking place at various venues in and around Hollywood.

    In the decade between 1994 and 2004, Green Galactic produced hundreds of live experimental electronic music events featuring artists such as Alex Paterson, Autechre, Cluster, Daedelus, DJ Spooky, Dntel, Ed Rush & Optical, Herbert, Jasper (aka Juan/John Mendez/Silent Servant), Kit Clayton, Mouse on Mars, pole, Steve Roach, Thomas Fehlmann and more. Event highlights included the 430 West show with Octave One/Burden Brothers, DJ Rolando, Aztech Sol, and Wild Planet; and the 9/9/99 event with Anthony “Shake” Shakir, Claude Young, Daniel Bell, and John Tejada.  GG was the first to bring many of these artists to Los Angeles, such as Autechre in 1996 and pole in 1998.

    In 1995, Green Galactic took on its first publicity clients. Early GG campaigns were for record labels, musicians and DJs including 808 State, Amin Tobin, Aphex Twin, Derrick May, Lol Tolhurst of The Cure, Meat Beat Manifesto, Scanner, Underworld, Wolfgang Flür (Kraftwerk), and many others. Within 12 months, GG’s client range diversified into the performing and visual arts.

    A sampling of GG’s nearly 1,000 client campaigns over the years include:
    Best Buy – when they took their business online
    • Jon Reiss’ global Graffiti documentary, Bomb It
    CD Baby – when they paid their $1,000,000th dollar to an artist
    Cirque Berzerk’s 2008 and 2009 Los Angeles State Historic Park big-top runs
    Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, the first documentary to chronicle the story of Robert Joffrey, Gerald Arpino and              the history of the Joffrey Ballet
    • Living legend Rachel Rosenthal’s 83rd birthday bash, book, and improvisational theater ensemble
    Red Bull’s Thre3Style World Finals DJ competition and the Ugandan b-boy doc Bouncing Cats
    RESfest, the first digital film festival
    • Obie-winning Rattlestick Playwrights Theater’s first LA production, Slipping
    • O-Lan Jones/Overtone Industries productions Songs & Dances of Imaginary Lands and The Woman in the Wall
    • The Michel Gondry/Leos Carax/Bong Joon-ho triptych, Tokyo!
    Tribeca Film Festival’s inaugural festival
    Wassup Rockers by Larry Clark
    What We Do is Secret, Rodger Grossman’s biopic about The Germs/lead singer Darby Crash
    • Contemporary art clients Freewaves, Track 16, Scion Installation LA, West of Rome/Trespass, ARTmageddon
    • Cult horror comedies Re-Animator The Musical, Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th Anniversary
    … many “rave” documentaries including Better Living Through Circuitry, Modulations, RISE

    For additional information on GG clients from the past five years, please visit: http://www.greengalactic.com. For background on earlier client campaigns, please visit: http://archive.greengalactic.com/default.asp; and to peruse the electronic music artists who performed at past GG-produced events, please visit http://www.greengalactic.com/about/historical-gg-artist-event-list.

    Grand Performances –
    Grand Performances (GP), Los Angeles’ premiere free outdoor summer performing arts presenter, is known for providing Angelenos with an eclectic mix of high quality performing arts by world-renowned artists across genres. Now in its 27th year, Grand Performances presents a 10-week concert series, every summer, of shows in Downtown Los Angeles featuring music, film, theater, and live talks. GP presents the best of global culture to inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles, reflective of the many cultural interests across the region. All are welcome to enjoy GP’s unique, awe-inspiring venue nestled under the spectacular Downtown skyline, surrounded by water. Green Galactic’s 20th Anniversary event will take place in Grand Performances’ amphitheater, Marina Pavilion, which seats 300 people comfortably (accommodating hundreds more standing-room only). The venue is located right next to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Grand Performances is a 501(c)(3) on Bunker Hill. http://www.grandperformances.org

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    For more information, photos, or to schedule an interview, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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    photo credits for artist photos above:
    • pole by Filipe Marques
    • John Tejada by Ryu Kasai
    • Plaid by Eva Vermandel

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