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Green Galactic's 20th Anniversary Celebration! Featuring Live Sets by Electronic Music Innovators pole, John Tejada, and Plaid In Downtown Los Angeles' California Plaza

To commemorate the Los Angeles-based arts and culture promoter’s 20th anniversary, Green Galactic harks back to its roots by mounting an inspired event featuring electronic music innovators pole, John Tejada and Plaid in collaboration with Grand Performances (GP) on Sunday, June 30, 2013.  Thanks to GP’s beautiful California Plaza location, Green Galactic’s 20th Anniversary Celebration will be staged at one of the most unique venues in Los Angeles, surrounded by water and nestled under the spectacular Downtown skyline.  All three world-renowned music composers in the line-up will perform live sets.  Deeply rooted in LA’s creative landscape, Green Galactic aptly handles comprehensive publicity campaigns for alternative art and culture producers, representing clients from the worlds of music, film, theater, visual art, dance, books, restaurants, and more.  The concert will take place at California Plaza’s Marina Pavilion, which is right next to its main Water Stage, located at 350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071.  Since the admission is free, audience members are encouraged to come up to one hour before the 7:00pm event begins to secure seats.  For the Facebook event page, please see https://www.facebook.com/events/185705058248108.  For additional information on Green Galactic, see http://www.greengalactic.com.

Green Galactic’s 20th Anniversary Celebration will submerge the audience into a pool of richly hued sights and sounds, featuring the dubby complex rhythms of Berlin-based pole, visceral experimental soundscapes by Plaid from the UK, and the melodic handcrafted techno of LA’s own John Tejada.  German-based DJ Barbara Preisinger will open the evening with a 30 to 45-minute set.  The event’s projection art will be provided by Plaid and Charlene Boehne.  Boehne will perform live visuals during Tejada’s and pole’s sets.  California Plaza, the home site of Grand Performances, is part of the Grand Avenue Cultural Corridor just blocks from Walt Disney Concert Hall and home to MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.  Event parking is $7.50 (cash only).  Complimentary bike valet will be available on the Upper Plaza.  The California Plaza parking garage is accessible on Olive Street, between 1st and 4th streets (351 S. Olive Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213-687-2159; http://www.grandperformances.org/visit/map-directions).

Green Galactic is widely known for providing marketing and publicity services to innovative art and culture producers.  Many of the firm’s eclectic clients push the boundaries of their genre, cross genres, or simply invent their own genre.  Client projects are vetted, with the firm only taking on quality work that truly excites and interests the Green Galactic team.  “Looking back over the past 20 years, we are most proud of the diverse roster of talented clients we've had the pleasure to collaborate with,” says Green Galactic Founder, Lynn Tejada.

pole (pole) –

pole by Filipe MarquesStefan Betke, aka pole, was born and raised in Düsseldorf and currently lives in Berlin.  For over a decade, he has been working as a label owner, publisher and mastering engineer, contributing his experience to the development of electronic music.  His releases operate in the margins between electronic club music, urban dub, and avant-garde.  In 1999, Betke and Barbara Preisinger started their label ~scape, which became an imprint for unique electronic music made by artists such as Jan Jelinek, Deadbeat, Kit Clayton, pole, and many others.  In 2011, he launched his new artist label, “pole,” with a series of 12” releases, called Waldgeschichten, and a digital reissue of his full back catalog including classics such as 1, 2, 3, Steingarten, and Steingarten Remixes.  pole has performed live in clubs all over the world as well as at festivals like Bestival (Isle of White), Bloc Festival (UK), CTM Festival (Berlin), Mutek (Montreal & Chile), and Unsound Festival (Krakow & New York), just to name a few.  His nom de plum derives from a sound-processing device (the Waldorf 4 Pole Filter), which generated the creaks and crackles that characterize his early music.  http://pole-music.com

John Tejada by Ryu KasaiJohn Tejada (Palette, Kompakt) –

For the last 18 years, Austrian-born, Los Angeles-based John Tejada has released his signature brand of electronic music on some of the world’s most respected labels, as well as starting his own label, Palette Recordings, in the fall of 1996.  He is well-known in international electronic music circles for crafting subtle, melodic techno.  Tejada currently records for Cologne’s Kompakt label and has previously recorded for influential labels such as 7th City, Playhouse, and Pokerflat.  He has remixed the likes of The Postal Service, Bomb the Bass, and Telepopmusik.  Since 1997, Tejada has toured the world many times over visiting 30 countries and performing at such respected venues as Dance Valley (Netherlands), Decibel Festival (Seattle), DEMF (Detroit), Mutek (Montreal), Sonar (Spain & Tokyo), as well as internationally known spaces such as Fabric (London), Rex Club (Paris), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Yellow (Tokyo), among many others.  http://www.paletterecordings.com

Plaid by Eva VermandelPlaid (Warp) –

Plaid is London-based electronic music duo Andy Turner and Ed Handley, whose visceral experimental soundscapes have been classified by many reviewers as post-techno.  They are two of the founding members of The Black Dog, releasing their first EP in 1989 and signing to Warp Records in 1991.  They have used many other pseudonyms including Atypic, Repeats, and Balil, but have focused on Plaid since 1995.  Through these various guises, they have released 15 albums, from 1991’s Mbuki Mvuki to 2011’s Scintilli.  They have also released records on the labels Clear, Peacefrog, Black Dog Productions, and Trent Reznor’s label Nothing Records.  Aside from their own material, Plaid has done extensive remix work for many other artists, including Red Snapper, Goldfrapp, and The Irresistible Force.  Their first film score was for Studio4c’s Tekkonkinkreet, which won the 2008 Japanese Academy Prize for Best Animated Feature.  They also worked with the same director, Michael Arias, on his second live action feature, Heaven’s Door.   They have collaborated with Bob Jaroc, Mara Carlyle, Nicolette, Felix’s Machines, Björk, Rahayu Supanggah, Random Dance, SARC, The London Sinfonietta, and others.  http://www.plaid.co.uk

Barbara Preisinger (Slices of Life) –

Barbara Preisinger has been an integral part of the Berlin club scene for over a decade.  She began DJing in 1996, in her hometown of Munich, before moving to Berlin in 1998.  In 1999, she co-founded the label ~scape with Stefan Betke, aka pole.  Before long, Preisinger was a resident DJ at regular ~scape nights in Berlin, as well as performing across Europe, Japan, and North America.  As a DJ, her passion is to play for the dance floor – mixing kicking house and deep techno – often incorporating the music of close friends and related artists such Mike Huckaby, Baaz, The Mole, Daniel Bell, John Tejada, and others.  She has performed at prestigious locations around the globe, including festivals such as Benicassim (Spain), Club Transmediale (Berlin), DEMF (Detroit), Groove Parade (Spain), Mutek (Montreal), Sonar (Spain), and Unsound Festival (Krakow & New York).  In 2009, Preisinger started her own 12” vinyl imprint called Slices of Life.  http://www.slicesoflife.de

Green Galactic –

Green Galactic (GG) provides publicity and marketing consulting services primarily to arts, culture, and entertainment clients.  Specifically, GG develops strategic marketing campaigns, publicizes new initiatives, and builds audiences.  GG’s primary goal is to generate exciting media attention for its clients.  As a boutique lifestyle marketing firm, GG’s client focus is on innovative culture producers.  Within this niche, GG offers a full range of services guiding clients from the initial planning stage, through branding, all the way to media placement.  GG’s core strength is in building and maintaining diverse media relationships – nationally, regionally, and locally – in order to access desirable audiences for its clients.  GG’s mission is to intelligently and enthusiastically promote cultural organizations and people who enrich the world, making it happier, healthier, and more interesting.  Since 2009, Tejada has been collaborating with her colleague, Marketing Consultant Charlene Boehne, on all Green Galactic campaigns.

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