KONTRAST event logo (click to enlarge)

KONTRAST event partners (click to enlarge)

Venue generously provided by Ziba (click to enlarge)

Ziba auditorium (click to enlarge)

Ziba auditorium (click to enlarge)

Ziba auditorium (click to enlarge)

Ziba auditorium (click to enlarge)

KONTRAST is a Nueva Forma curated, audio / visual electronic music event.

Ziba Auditorium
810 NW Marshall St. (corner of NW 9th & Marshall; side entrance)
Portland, OR 97209

Feb. 4, 2011: 7 PM – Midnight
Free; All Ages
Free snacks, beer, and wine provided

We see our mission with the concert series as three-fold. First and foremost, we would like to see creative electronic music move away from cramped clubs and into more eclectic and ornate settings where the artistry of the medium can be better explored and appreciated. We feel that Portland is an emerging experimental and creative hub in the art world and …are doing our part to expand the boundaries of electronic music, meaning not just what you hear but how you experience it.

Beyond this, we are a label of forward-thinking designers with an eye for greatness in the visual realm. We are therefore, along with our sister graphic design firm Colorcubic, looking for ways to best integrate this passion into the concert experience. We are currently lining up spaces with projection capabilities and seating that are conducive to the full a/v aesthetic experience.

Finally, but most importantly, we’ve seen a downward trend in the once ubiquitous nature of electronic music in Portland, Oregon. With Kontrast, we are hoping to make the genre once again more accessible by hosting (potentially) bi-annual events throughout the city. This first event will be hosted at Ziba design, in their auditorium, Friday, February 4th 2011

As the inaugural launch of this event, there will be no cover charge. There will also be food and drinks, but seating is limited to 175 people in the auditorium. There is additional space in the Ziba cafeteria, which holds an additional 100+ people. So please only RSVP if you’re serious about attending.

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KONTRAST event performing artists:

[We'll be updating our list of performing artists and additional event partners throughout the week. Please check back regularly for more details.]

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