TVOD and Counterpulse are teaming up again to present an after hours night of intense dance and overdriven, immersive sonic and visual wormholes (rave on!). For this edition we have two out of town guests that we are unbelievably excited about, and are partnering with Oakland’s renegade Sonic Provisions crew to provide a subterranean experience that you won’t soon forget.
Expect great ventilation, ballet-style sprung dance floor to keep your feet happy, amazing sound systems, and full on dancing by one of the most mixed crowds SF has ever seen!
$20 general admission & at door, limited $10 and $15 early bird tickets are available
Muqata’a – Live (Ramallah)
Hiro Kone – Live (NYC)
Topazu (San Francisco)
And TVOD Residents (SF)
Visuals by Subset (SF)
Sound by Envelope Soundsystem (Oak)
Sonic Provisions (Oak) will curate a lineup of up and coming locals. Lineup TBA
CounterPulse All-Nighter PSA
Keep the vibe: be aware of your privileges + energy within this space in relation to other partiers— especially QTBIPOC; remember to practice consent! 👍🏽
ADA Info: Counterpulse is a fully ADA accessible space — feel free to ask any of the staff for directions around the space; please note: there will be bright lights and fog at the party! ♿️
Be a good guest: not only to the physical building and the Tenderloin community, but to the land of the indigenous Ramaytush people; don’t draw attention to the party outside the building, and maintain + respect the space at all times. 🏠
Let’s take care of each other: help out a friend (old + new) if they need it, flag down one of the hosts or staff if more help is needed — we will have narcan on hand. ❤️🩹
Zero tolerance for racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, harassment, and straight up disrespect — you will be subject to immediate removal without a refund. 👎🏽
Everyone joining us for this party will be expected to show proof of up-to-date vaccination. You must be wearing a mask to enter.
In addition to your proof of vaccination, if you bring a negative test within 48 hours you get a free membership to CounterPulse for the year!
Covid-19 Protocols for TVOD All-Nighter:
All audience members and staff are asked to wear a mask whenever possible.
Performers may be unmasked while performing.
Proof of vaccination will be required for entry. See below for acceptable forms of proof of vaccination.
There will be beverages and basic snacks sold on site and people will be allowed to drink and eat indoors.
This event will have a max capacity of 250 people, which we think will leave some elbow room for all guests.
CounterPulse is equipped with a very effective, upgraded, building-wide ventilation system that constantly displaces interior air with filtered air from outside.
Acceptable forms of PROOF OF VACCINATION include:
CDC Vaccination Card
A picture of the CDC Vaccination Card
Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record Immunization history from healthcare provider, get yours here:
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Muqata’a is an electronic musician based in Ramallah, Palestine. Using sampled material, field recordings, and electronic devices, the results range between harsh beats, abstract tones, and glitch. He co-founded the Ramallah Underground Collective [2002-2009] and is part of the sound and image performance group Tashweesh alongside artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme.
Solo albums include; Kamil Manqus (2021) on Hundebiss Records, Inkanakuntu (2018) on Discrepant Records, Dubt Al-Ghubar (2017) on Third Type Tapes, La Lisana Lah (2017), and Hayawan Nateq (2013). Muqata’a also composes film scores and has worked on several compositions for dance-theater performances.
Hiro Kone is the alias of Nicky Mao, a New York based musician and producer. She uses a combination of hardware, synths, and modular to cultivate her sound – a visceral meditation on rhythm, noise, and melody that has seen her release on leading experimental labels including DAIS Records and BANK Records. No stranger to manipulating macabre disorientations into enchanting new shapes, her music exposes the unsettling and sublime. She is known to draw upon a combination of modular synthesis, noise and field recordings. Instinctively responding to the precariousness of humanity, Kone’s cascades of twisted field recordings find an inherent partner in the effervescent current of synthesis and, in the process, forge new terrains.
Her most recent full length release, ‘Silvercoat the throng’ was described by Resident Advisor’s Dash Lewis, as “Beautiful and harrowing, falling apart and building anew.” The album captures Hiro Kone at the peak of their powers, alchemizing disruption and decomposition into regenerative interior worlds: “Within the darkness and absence is an opportunity for discovery.” The album features collaborations with Speaker Music (DeForrest Brown, Jr.), travis from Chicago’s ONO, and Muqata’a. Bridging neoclassical, jazz, noise and percussive elements, Hiro Kone’s world is one that unfolds and changes over time, rejecting genre for undiscovered potential.
‘Silvercoat’ follows 2019’s release ‘A Fossil Begins To Bray’, which was described as her most personally narrative work to date. The album uses equal parts melodic sculpture and striking absence to propel a “journey of discovery and self-analysis, proposing a potential reorientation towards absence in hopes of illuminating potential futures.” As impactful and rich as any contemporary electronic music with political intent, the record explores the persistent threat of techno-fascism and the potential of reinterpreting our recollection and interpretation of existence.
2018’s release ‘Pure Expenditure’, was widely acclaimed by publications including The Quietus (“Hiro Kone cements her position as one of the finest electronic musicians working today”), and Boomkat, who celebrated the album as “stunning.” The record’s live iteration, premiered at the 2018 edition of Berlin’s Atonal Festival, won equally enthusiastic plaudits from Resident Advisor, who selected it as one of the top five performances of the event, owing to a blend of “pulsating industrial rhythms to quiet bouts of ambience… the message comes across in the music’s sense of purpose.”
She has performed an array of shows across the globe and been an artist residence at Pioneer Works in New York and the prestigious EMS studios in Stockholm. She has made appearances at the Red Bull Music Festival in Melbourne, playing live and appearing in conversation, as well as been a fixture at cutting-edge electronic events including Sustain-Release, Norbergfestival, and LEV Festival. Most recently she appeared at The Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme for their exhibition ‘May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth’.