serenitatem, the fifteenth installment of RVNG’s intergenerational FRKWYS series, joins Visible Cloaks with Yoshio Ojima and Satsuki Shibano, trailblazers of the Japanese ambient music scene in the 1980s and 90s. While the music excels on an environmental level familiar in the collective’s individual works, serenitatem reaches unseen stratums — a pure synthesis of artistic vision, technological sophistication, futurist ambition, and, occasionally, ancient polyphony.
Watch the video for their first single, “Stratum,” below, and learn more at the shop
2018’s Le Guess Who? will feature performances from Greg Fox, Lucrecia Dalt, Oliver Coates, and Kate NV + two special FRKWYS collaborations / debuts b/w Ian William Craig & Daniel Lentz + Ka Baird & Pekka Airaksinen.
A Seattle-born filmmaker who recently left Brooklyn to explore his heritage and extended family in Thailand, Champ has channeled a passion for the Thai arts, community and visual potential for “Pony Blues” into an expansive – yet not too expensive! – production that combines an international crew with local talent into a piece inspired by a culture beyond borders.
To show our thanks and support for Champ’s endeavor so many miles away, we have committed to a number of perks offered to those who contribute to his campaign. The gifts range from an immediate download of “Pony Blues”, to a discount at the RVNG store, to a special invitation to a New York City screening of Champ’s final video.
We hope these concessions inspire you to support a young creative, passionate in building the artistic community in Southeast Asia. Thanks for helping make this project a reality.