Join us for Kontrast at Disjecta on Oct. 10th
October 3rd, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Kontrast at Disjecta on Oct. 10th

Join us on October 10th, 2013 for a mini-installment of Kontrast at DISJECTA as part of Design Week Portland, a platform that explores the process, craft, and practice of design across disciplines as seen through the lens of Portland’s most vibrant independent programming. The event will be kicking off with a reel review in partnership with AE PDX + Colorcubic at 6 PM, then Kontrast will begin at 8:30 and last until 10ish (or until we get booted out).

Complimentary drinks and food provided at event.

Kontrast is a Colorcubic & Nueva Forma-curated audiovisual event and creative social mixer; a chance for contemporary performance to move away from typical clubs and into more eclectic and ornate settings where the artistry of the medium can be better explored and appreciated.

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8:30 PM – DJ Honeydripper
9:00 PM – The Bear and The Sea
9:30 PM – _wndfrm
10:00 PM – DJ Honeydripper

Live visuals + interactive installation provided by Colorcubic and Momo the Monster.

$5 (at door or through Eventbrite:

For more info, visit


  • 52 LTD
  • 3D PDX
  • 3DV

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Sept. 7: Prefuse 73 + IG88 + Theoretics
August 21st, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Prefuse 73 + IG88 + Theoretics

The Crocodile, ReignCity & Decibel Present:
IG88 + Theoretics
8:00PM | 21+ | $15 Adv. | The Crocodile
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Prefuse 73

Guillermo Scott Herren is nothing if not proven. It’s hard to think of a name that carries as much weight in both hip-hop and avant-rock circles as Prefuse 73, who in the past year alone has been asked to remix TV On The Radio, Pelican, BLK JKS, Cornelius, and producing the L.A. duo: “Voices Voices” e.p. on Manimal Records. Not to mention his collaborations with School of Seven Bells and Battles. These interactions have clearly helped to shape the evolving Herren’s sonic aesthetic, which has expanded to include Diamond Watch Wrists twisted visions of prog-rock & “machine funk” and Savath y Savalas global psychedelia.


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Sept 6: The Bear And The Sea at Replicant
August 21st, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

The Bear And The Sea @ Replicant on 9/6

An evening of aural bliss with 3 of Portland’s finest electronic leaning masterminds at Replicant, an all ages music/arts venue, a recording studio, an event space, and a boutique of tapes, comics and more.

  • The Bear and The Sea (Nueva Forma)
  • TELEPHOBIA (Oligopolist Records)
  • SO̶UL I̶PSUM (Purr Tapes // AMDISCS)

Special Guest DJ sets by Nathaniel Young, and visuals by Dreaming Android Films.

Friday, Sept. 6
Doors @ 8, Show @ 9

1212 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202

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Aug 27: Pinscape Show at Portland Film Festival
August 21st, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Pinscape @ Portland Film Festival (Photo Source)

Pinscape at Portland Film Festival (Photo credit: Brian Young)

From August 27th to September 1st, Portland won’t just be the city of roses– it’ll be the city of film. All for the love of film, this weeklong event is jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and the capacity to be the largest single-night attendance in the history of the city.

On Tuesday, August 27th, join Pinscape and DJ AM Gold as they open the night with live performances, and network with the cast and crew of the films and attending directors from around the globe. Free passed appetizers and a great drink selection to help celebrate independent film in Portland.

Tuesday, August 27th @ 8:30 PM
Gypsy Lounge
625 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

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IG88 at Capitol Hill Block Party – July 26-28
June 27th, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

IG88 at The Capitol Hill Block Party

This weekend, IG88 will be performing at the Capitol Hill Block Party which showcases over 100 of the best Northwest and national bands and DJs. CHBP offers fans 6 stages of performance over three days in Seattle’s South Capitol Hill neighborhood. Surrounded by all the great amenities you get in beautiful Seattle, this event is all about independent music and culture, thought, and progressive politics. They feature excellent independent booths, food trucks, local non-profits, introduce you to local pro-music politicians, and raise money for The Vera Project, KEXP, The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, as well as the neighborhood and various other charities.

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wndfrm Live at Mutek Montreal
June 26th, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Mutek Montreal 2013

Stream wndfrm’s live set as performed alongside visual artist Mark Henrickson, as part of the PLAY 4 showcase at the 2013 MUTEK festival in Montreal. This recording is a stereo representation of a 4.1 channel performance.

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May 11, 2013


ODESZA is a production duo made up of Harrison Mills (Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches) based out of the Pacific North West, United States. They met their senior year of college and decided to spend the summer as recent graduates collaborating on an album. On September 5th, 2012 they self-released a free LP entitled “Summer’s Gone”, creating a delicate balance between dreamy sun trickled melodies, glitched out vocals, crunchy drums and large sweeping basslines.





Saturday May 11th
Rotture : 315 SE 35rd Ave. PDX
9pm / 21+ / $8 Adv


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Pinscape, Sundaze, Sucker For Lights at Rotture
January 7th, 2012 by Nueva Forma™

Pinscape at Rotture

Join us this Sunday at Rotture to hear Portland’s shoegaze revivalists, including our very own Pinscape! See you there.

January 8, 2012 at Rotture
315 SE 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97214
$5 at the door / 21+


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KONTRAST event at Ziba – February 4th
January 10th, 2011 by admin™

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.

KONTRAST event partners:


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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