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ELECTRIC UNIVERSE CALLING

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ELECTRIC UNIVERSE CALLING

Meditation Music meets Rhythmic Psychedelia. A Healing Music project.

An amalgam of Looping Countertenor Operatic Vocals and Rhythmic patterns, drones, electricity and electronic arts.

AND THEY BUILT CHURCHES invites MAX KUTNER

The performance is an interdisciplinary blessing for the modern spirit and
a self-destruction mechanism for the modern ego.

A Byzantine trippy rock music performance, where avant-garde art blends with western existentialism and hyperrealism.

* The performance includes physical and spiritual nudity.

** Fellow musicians, please, feel free to bring your instruments with you. You never know when the right moment to play is. Fellow poets and dancers, please speak your poems and dance your lines, if you feel you have something to share. You will know when the moment comes. But, please, share. Do not stay in the shadow and do this for yourslef, as this could easily become a musterbation moment. Share love. Ego is grounded for today.

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This unique meeting of two eclectic sui generis artists comes to fruition after a long-time shared
mutual respect and appreciation for each others respective work. Labros Filippou’s (And They Built Chruches) looping countertenor vocals and ancient voices, when joined with Max Kutner’s enveloping sonic vistas will introduce audiences to the universe from its own point of view.

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“And They Built Churches” is the newest music project of Labros Filippou. It came as a need for Labros to create melodies without lyrics, songs without verse or chorus parts, to tell stories with no beginning or an end. A hyperrealistic existential journey. A build up of looping voices where everyone is invited into a conscious tuning of human inner senses and the outer calling. The inspiration and the basis of this project was the album “Erinyes”, that Labros completed early 2018 in Los Angeles. Hymns and melodies and images and moments made with voices only. No instruments were performed in these creations, but lots of frequencies and prayers for the purification of the soul, for the healing of the body, for the arousal of the spirit. On stage, it goes by the name "And They Built Churches".

Labros Filippou is a Los Angeles-based performer and countertenor born and raised in Karditsa, Greece. Growing up in a small village, his main inspiration was raw tradition, folk culture, real people, intense relationships, animals and the mountains. His aesthetic and artistic philosophy places all arts under one umbrella, the one where people express themselves through truth and freedom.

His countertenor operatic vocals channel punk rock and psychedelic hues, combining The East and The West, The Old and The New, The Earthly and the Divine.


And They Built Churches invites Max Kutner.


Max Kutner is a guitarist, composer and instructor currently based in Brooklyn, NY but originally from Las Vegas, NV. As an instrumentalist, Max's focus is on new works for the electric guitar as well the promotion of electric guitar in new performance contexts. As a composer, Max translates several of his nonmusical passions: namely literature and architecture, into a distinctly singular musical language that is accessible to both performers and listeners. His compositions have been featured in showcases at CalArts and the Wulf, television station KCET and radio stations KPFK (Los Angeles, CA), FRSC (Santa Cruz, CA), KCBS (Seattle), KBOO (Portland, OR), KMHD (Portland, OR), WFMU (Jersey City, NJ), KXLU (Los Angeles, CA), WVUD (Newark, DE), WCBN (Ann Arbor, MI), KSDS (San Diego, CA) and KUNR (Reno, NV).

Max was responsible for developing, producing and performing multiple instruments in the U.S. premiere performance of Mike Keneally's The Universe Will Provide (REDCAT) and has also participated in West Coast premiere performances of pieces by So a Gubaidulina (REDCAT) and Ulrich Krieger fi (Beyond Baroque). Presently, Max is the lead guitarist of the Magic Band (John French) which performs the music of Captain Beefheart around the world. He has also performed in the Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party featuring former members of Oingo Boingo, the Grandmothers of Invention (Frank Zappa alumni Don Preston, Bunk Gardner, Napoleon Murphy Brock) and also in the bands of Alphonso Johnson, Henry Kaiser, Daniel Rosenboom and Lili Haydn. Additionally, he leads or co-leads the groups Evil Genius (experimental jazz trio), The Royal US (folktronica) and Izela (quintet inspired by music from the Balkans).

His performance credits also include dozens of recitals with various singers and chamber groups as well as leading several live bands who are actively performing in the greater Los Angeles area. He has also performed and/or recorded world music from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Norway, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Persia, Nigeria,Turkey, Ireland and Scotland. Max is being featured on an upcoming album of John Cage's indeterminate works for Mode Records and has previously been a soloist with the University of Nevada Chamber Choir and Guitar Ensemble. Max has also performed as lead guitarist for Truckee River Community College (TMCC) productions of HAIR and RENT and has contributed to the sound design of an adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play, Desire Under the Elms. From 2012-2013 and again from 2017-18, he taught on the Adjunct Faculty of CalArts as guitar instructor for non-majors. Since 2015, Max has also served as the Artist Liaison for the Los Angelesbased creative music label, Orenda Records.

His debut solo work, "Disa ection Finds Its Pure Form", is a quasiambient process piece that features Kutner on 30 electric guitars simultaneously. It was jointly released in September 2017 through Silber Records and Records ad Nauseam. He followed that release with a collection of home recorded solo songs and improvisations entitled "Array" in January 2018. Both of these albums are available to download and to stream via his personal Bandcamp page. Additionally, he created a duo recording with Henry Kaiser entitled "Wild Courses" which will be available on Iluso Records in December 2018.

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'To the Center of The Universe' is a debut live collaboration between Los Angeles-based singer, performer and director, Labros Filippou and multi-intrumentalist and composer, Max Kutner (Calarts Music MFA 2011 and former adjunct faculty).

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And They Built Churches - https://www.andtheybuiltchurches.com/

Max Kutner - http://maxkutner.com/

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Contact: andtheybuiltchurches@gmail.com

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