Melanie Velarde “Another Para” + Commend There

Commend There is a new series collecting and presenting music materialized beyond Commend’s four-ish walls that still maintains a special connection to our space station. 

If you aren’t familiar, Commend is RVNG’s storefront and community space located in the Lower East Side of NYC. Coming up on our five year anniversary, Commend has provided a space for people to congregate and connect through music, meetings, and so much more.

Melanie Velarde, keeper of temporaryarchives and faithful stenographer of the world’s mysterious blur, returns with Bez, her latest reminiscence of sound and the inaugural installment of Commend There.

Enjoy the video for “Another Para,” Bez’s first offering, directed by Melanie, below:

Learn more here.

HERE004 – Lightbath + Emily A. Sprague – full/new

full/new is an expression of mutual planetary motion. Drawing a school of listeners to the floor of Commend’s relatively small interior on a late July Sunday afternoon in 2018, Emily A. Sprague and Lightbath (aka Bryan Noll) provided an hour of aqueous reflections that whispered with the trees outside on Forsyth street and tempered the activity of the surrounding island.

Visit commendnyc.com and grab a copy of HERE004, while supplies last 😉

Commend See 3: Christin Ripley x Melanie Velarde

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sharing a piece of the newest Commend See exchange ~ Melanie Velarde, Cerberus spirit of the temporal, fashions ten anthropological sensory excursions as Parcel, the aural component to Christin Ripley’s metaphysical marble dye practice.

stream the title track below and join us for an in-person / personal exchange on December 15 at Commend. Melanie will perform live amongst new prints and projections from Christin.

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we’ll have copies of the cassette and LP editions of Parcel on hand, too.

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see you ~