Singer, Sound & performance artist Gudrun Holck (Denmark) is working with various art forms based on vocals through her concept “Everything starts with Song”.
In 2011 she created a 6-hours duration performance including own new compositions for The National Museum, Copenhagen. It was the start of her Song Installation concept “Set Sound To… xx” in which she has now created and composed more than 15 art pieces including more than 100 performances. In 2018 she formed an inter-disciplinary art DUO with Visual artist, Eva Vēvere (Latvia) creating several site-specific, audience-inter-active art projects. In 2019 they composed and realized a 2 hour ritual performance “SET SOUND TO RIGA CIRCUS” for the 130 years old circus building.
Gudrun Holck on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S14.E07 – June 21, 2020
Rae Stanton, co-founder and co-producer of Radio Venice, is an Australia-based lover of music. Her business, Accurate Expressions, has morphed from bookkeeping and systems design, to web and graphic design. She has a talent for turning big ideas into full blown realities, whether it is online or in real life. It’s these skills and more that she brought to Radio Venice: designing the logo, building the website, setting up all the social media channels and creating our YouTube channel. At the production level, she is involved in the weekly programming, handles all aspects of artist bookings, and promotion of the weekly events. All of which is done remotely from Australia, for the love of music.
With the advent of COVID and the implementation of strict isolation laws in the early months of 2020, she took the show to the next level by shifting it to a multi-venue format, allowing us to bring in musicians from all over the world, ensuring continued success during a period heaving with other live streams.
With this new format Rae tunes in every week from Byron Bay, Australia adding co-host to her many hats.
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Barry Conley is a professional recording engineer, producer and musician. In his formative years, Barry studied electronic and experimental music composition with Earle Brown (cohort of John Cage) and Morton Subotnick.
Barry’s professional career started with an engineering position at Baby’O Recorders in Hollywood where he worked with George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Barry went on to work at Sunset Sound and Paramount Recording Studios with such artists as Miles Davis, B.B. King, Ike Turner, and The Stray Cats.
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Tonan Ruiz is a local Venice legend. Raised in Mar Vista, his mom would take him to the beach at the Venice Pier. When he was 11 Jesse Martinez introduced him to skateboarding. He started surfing at the south side of the Venice Pier and, after a big sand fight he was eventually accepted at the Venice Breakwater. He started Lost Surfboards, got the Venice Skate Park built and start making art. For the full story, check out the July 2018 edition of Venice Stories “Skateboard Salvation” by Jason Hill.
In November 2015 Tonan joined Radio Venice as co-host, bringing his unique energy to the show. He is a local celebrity and in 2018 was crowned King Neptune alongside his Queen, Beth Allyn.
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Emily Zisman is an unapologetic storyteller of the contemporary woman’s experience. She uses unabashed honesty and humor to punctuate the complexity of the entire escapade. Emily found her way to songwriting as an outlet for her struggles when she was studying to be an actress in New York City. Over time, she realized that songwriting and sharing her personal stories connected her more closely to her community than her attempts to be an actress. The more raw and candid her songs were, the more people seemed to be drawn in. So, she packed up and moved back to California to pursue writing more studiously. Hilarity and devastation continue to ensue, and so in turn does she.
Emily Zisman on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S14.E05 – June 7, 2020
Mercy Jones brings funky bluesy rock originals to Los Angeles.
Chris Nash has a signature blues style only he can play, with complex finger-picking and slide guitar. Nash’s vocal resonation is far reaching, emphasized by fine-tuned, melodic tones. Nash was originally discovered by John Hammond Sr., at the age of fourteen. He hitchhiked across country one year later, busking on Venice beach and Westwood Village, being discovered by Barry Josephson and represented by Gallin Morey Associates, as well as CAA. Chris has had several publishing deals, was in popular film and TV, and his band was featured in Rolling Stone magazines, as well as other national publications.
Jenny Zepp (vocals and harmonica): Adding another layer to Mercy Jones is the raw energy of Jenny Zepp, magnetizing their live shows. She lights up the stage,yet writing is her main passion. Working with Chris Nash for several years, they have been able to create the lyrical messaging together, which centers on the angel of mercy, Mercy Jones, who is meant to raise the vibration of humanity through the sounds and words of the collective group.
Carol McArthur (vocals & guitar): This singer/songwriter has â The Voice of an Angel, and we agree with reviewer Joe Stats referring to her solo album “How Good it Feels” featuring Dan Weinstein and Brad Kay. She has been performing in front of an audience since age six and has performed with the likes of Gerry Goffin, Barry Goldberg, The Bonedaddys, and many more. Her influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Kate Bush, The Beatles, Elton John, and Nina Simone, to name a few.
Dave Tops (guitar): He studied at New York University and then cut his chops in New York City playing blues, hard rock, heavy metal, and pretty much every other genre available to him. He’ s known mostly for session work, playing live, as well as being a member of the band, Sez Who, out of New York. He has over twenty-five years of experience teaching children and adults song writing and guitar, and he also plays the mandolin.