Quiet Music Festival of Portland

August 10, 2011

Quiet Music Festival of Portland

Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13, 2011

Featuring performances by:
Chris Kaup, Christine Shields, Dragging an Ox Through Water,
Franklin’s Mint, The Golden Bears, Kyp Malone, Larry Yes, Lucky Dragons, Stephen Malkmus, Sun Foot, and Tom Greenwood

8371 North Interstate Ave, Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR, July 25, 2011—Artist Chris Johanson is pleased to present the Quiet Music Festival of Portland in collaboration with local arts and cultural organization Disjecta. Celebrating the power of quiet music, the two-day music event opens on Friday, August 12, 2011, and marks the debut of the annual series. Thoughtfully curated by Johanson, the festival features special performances by a spectrum of bands from across the country, highlighting this unique genre of “emotional, vibrant and low volume” music.

“The idea of the show,” explains Chris Johanson, “came because I love music, but don’t like to be around loud music anymore. Quiet music is so calm and peaceful and yin. I find that quiet music is restorative and want to celebrate it through having a concert in a community art space. Sharing it in this context will show how nice it is that music does not have to be so loud to create an emotional experience. All of the bands are people that I know, and we just want to have a good party with good people and grow the circle of friends.”

About Chris Johanson
Chris Johanson (b. 1968) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR where he runs his record label Awesome Vistas. Recent exhibitions include the Malmo Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, SITE Santa Fe, SFMOMA, San Francisco, and UCLA Hammer Museum, LA. Johanson’s work has been included in group exhibitions such as Beautiful Losers which toured extensively, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Deste Foundation, Athens, MOMA, NY, New Museum, NY, the Whitney Biennial, NY the 8th Istanbul Biennial, and the 4th Berlin Biennial. For more information about the artist, please visit chrisjohanson.com.

About Disjecta
Disjecta is a nonprofit arts and cultural organization in Portland, Oregon dedicated to providing essential resources for artists to create new work and opportunities for diverse communities to experience it. Founded by current director Bryan Suereth, Disjecta has presented contemporary art since 2000. Disjecta’s exhibitions and performances have included artists of local and international presence, and engaged Portland’s finest curators. Disjecta’s reach extends far beyond the arts and encompasses the true essence of a cultural facility: a place where ideas, dialogue, creativity, and diversity flourish. For more information about Disjecta, please visit disjecta.org.

Sponsored by VANS and Willamette Week, the Quiet Music Festival of Portland is open to the public. For tickets and additional information, please visit disjecta.org.
Ticket Information
$7 per day or $12 for both days
To purchase, please visit disjecta.org

Friday, August 12, 2011: 8pm
Kyp Malone
Tom Greenwood
The Golden Bears
Larry Yes
Franklin’s Mint
Sun Foot

Saturday, August 13, 2011: 8pm
Lucky Dragons
Christine Shields
Stephen Malkmus
Dragging an Ox Through Water
Chris Kaup

Media Contact Information
Local Press – Disjecta: Bryan Suereth T: 503.913.6884, bryan@disjecta.org
National Press – CHARM SCHOOL: Angelique Groh T: 323.363.9338, angelique@charmschoolcie.com