Save the Date …
    Green Galactic’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
    At Grand Performances in Los Angeles
    Featuring Live Sets by Electronic Music Innovators
    pole, John Tejada, and Plaid

    Sunday, June 30, 2013


    Green Galactic’s 20 Year Anniversary Celebration at Grand Performances with Live Performances by pole, John Tejada, and Plaid

    Dive into a pool of richly hued sights and sounds as innovative arts and culture promoter Green Galactic harks back to its roots by mounting an inspired event to celebrates 20 years in business with live-sets by three of the world’s most respected electronic music artists.  The evening features 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.  On a past visit, Plaid was featured at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the LA Philharmonic-presented Concrete Frequency series (… and Tejada has also performed at Disney Hall twice!)

    Live Sets (in order of appearance):
    • pole (pole) – http://pole-music.com
    • John Tejada (Palette, Kompakt) – http://www.paletterecordings.com
    • Plaid (Warp) – http://www.plaid.co.uk

    • Opening DJ set by Barbara Preisinger (Slices of Life) – http://www.slicesoflife.de
    • Projection art for the evening will be provided by Plaid and Charlene Boehne

    Presented by:
    • Green Galactic – https://www.greengalactic.com
    Grand Performanceshttp://www.grandperformances.org

    Grand Performances at California Plaza
    Marina Pavilion
    350 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Map/Directions – http://www.grandperformances.org/en/gp/visit/directions.html
    Concert Line – 213-687-2159


    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 – blurring the line between dubstep and techno.  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.

    John Tejada –
    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.

    Plaid –
    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.


Barbara Preisinger –
    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.


Lynn Tejada, Green Galactic Founder –
    For 20 years, GG Founder Lynn Tejada has been the go-to publicist in Los Angeles for alternative art and culture producers, representing clients on a local, regional, national, and international scale.  Growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, Tejada, an avid music and movie fan, created the firm on the foundation of electronic music/DJ culture.  First with Green House Record Pool, in 1993, she helped techno and house record labels disburse and promote their 12” vinyl records to the top DJs on the West Coast. Then, the following year, in 1994, she become a partner in Public Space, a “live ambient” club that would grow into a long-running home for live experimental electronic music concerts at various venues around Hollywood.  Since then, her promotional focus and client base have grown to include all things of interest to her including music beyond electronic, theater, art, film, restaurants, dance, fashion, books, and more.  Tejada is also drawn to helping charities and nonprofit clients – she currently sits on the board of nonprofit Linda Carmella Sibio’s Bezerk Productions.  She is also on the Honorary Board of Flea’s Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

    Green Galactic –
    Established in Hollywood, California in 1993, 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 culture seekers including urban adventurers, theater & performance art fans, music lovers, art consumers, film buffs, foodies, the LGBT community, youth culture, affluent populations, and local creative industry professionals.  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 Green Galactic campaigns.

    GG’s clients come from the world of arts and entertainment, frequently blurring the lines between fine art and popular culture.  In any given month, Green Galactic works with theater, music, art, film, food, dance, book, fashion, and circus arts clients, as well as charity and nonprofit organizations.  GG client projects are often labeled experimental, alternative, edgy, forward-thinking, and thought-provoking.

    Early GG campaigns were for electronic music clients 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.  In the decade between 1994 and 2004, Green Galactic produced nearly 200 live experimental electronic music events featuring artists such as Alex Paterson, Autechre, Cluster, Daedelus, DJ Spooky, Dntel, Ed Rush & Optical, Herbert, Jasper (aka Juan Mendez/Silent Servant), Kit Clayton, Mouse on Mars, Steve Roach, and Thomas Fehlmann.  Event highlights included the 430 West show with Octave One/Burden Brothers, DJ Rolando, 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.

    A sampling of GG press campaigns over the years include:
    – CD Baby when they paid their $1,000,000th dollar to an artist
    – Best Buy when they took their business online
    – Tribeca Film Festival’s inaugural event
    RESfest, the first digital film festival
    – Jon Reiss’ global Graffiti documentary, Bomb It
    What We Do is Secret, Rodger Grossman’s biopic about The Germs/lead singer Darby Crash
    Wassup Rockers by Larry Clark
    – The Michel Gondry/Leos Carax/Bong Joon-ho triptych, Tokyo!
    Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, the first documentary to chronicle the story of Robert Joffrey, Gerald Arpino and the history of the Joffrey Ballet
    Red Bull’s Thre3Style World Finals DJ competition and the Ugandan b-boy doc Bouncing Cats
    O-Lan Jones/Overtone Industries productions Songs & Dances of Imaginary Lands and The Woman in the Wall

    – Living legend Rachel Rosenthal’s 83rd birthday bash, book, and improvisational theater ensemble
    – Obie-winning Rattlestick Playwrights Theater’s first LA production, Slipping
    Cirque Berzerk’s 2008 and 2009 Los Angeles State Historic Park runs
    – Contemporary art clients LA 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 see: https://www.greengalactic.com.   For background on earlier clients, please see: http://archive.greengalactic.com/clients-past.asp



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 26th 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) located on Bunker Hill.

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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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