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The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
Artwork by Alex Nero; Design by The Art Dictator
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Saturday, April 24 • 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Bonus Beats 6

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For our breaks between the daytime sessions, members of our Programming Committee volunteered to curate/create short bits of "bonus beats" content.

For this break, we have:

1. "White Rabbit," a 2020 music video by Songs for Tony (including alumnus from NYU Clive Davis Institute): "Disruption and turbulence are foregrounded. The mechanical loop distorts and modulates before disintegrating and reemerging as a slower, more menacing version of itself (mirrored in the video by our transformation into otherworldly levitating vampires). We try to make each element sound like either an animal or a machine - fuzzed-out drum sequences, synthesizers and kaleidoscopic vocals glomming together into a mechanized White Rabbit to lead us into a new industrial dancepunk wonderland."
2. "ZD005," a 2021 music video by NYU Clive Davis Institute alumnus Zhon Doe: "We're in a pretty-person industry. But “prettiness” changes. And pretty people are interchangeable. Yet somehow what people find pretty seems set in stone."

 

Speakers
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Songs For Tony

Songs For Tony is a new dancepunk project between Alex MacKay (Cutouts, CHAI) and Del Montgomery (D.Light, Mikaela Davis).About "White Rabbit:" Our first song 'White Rabbit' arrives with a music video, in which we perform a vampiric ritual in upstate NY. Released in time for Halloween... Read More →
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Zhon Doe

NZ-born, NY-based artist and technologist Zhon Doe sounds like a young Tchaikovsky going through a Depeche Mode phase. He is classically trained on symphonies and melodrama, and self-taught in the ways of synth-based R&B songwriting. Doe created the concept of Aural Surrogacy, and... Read More →


Saturday April 24, 2021 12:45pm - 1:00pm PDT
Both Room A+B

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