CELEBRATE AND THINK, DANCE AND INTERACT
PARTY NASA STYLE !
Yuri’s Night 2008 is a fusion of a technology expo, an art exhibition and a music festival, all rolled into one. The 12-hour event takes place April 12, 2008 at the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in Mountain View, CA.
| Capacitor by Dennis Sanner|
In addition to a full line-up of music, attendees will have the chance to chat with Bay Area enterpreneurs and NASA engineers showcasing their newest technologies. There will be thought-provoking pieces of science-inspired artwork and a "Festival of Ideas," where you can participate in open discussions and listen to speeches from distinguished technology leaders. There will also be live aerial performance and dance by Capacitor, alien insects by Bad Unkl Sista, gravity defying stilt performances by The VonStilt Family and more!
The theme for Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 is Radical Technology for a Sustainable Future. This year, in addition to celebrating and learning about mankind's legacy of space exploration, you will see art, science, and technology demonstrations showcasing the breakthroughs that will help us preserve our planet and our species, and hear from the brightest minds who are developing these technologies and helping to shape our future.
This year they've expanded their musical offerings to include two full stages. Here's the initial lineup with more artists being added all the time:
Electronic music by:
Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune, Montreal)
A special twilight downtempo set by Tipper (HI)
John Tejada (LA/palette recordings): live set
Lusine (Ghostly Intl., Seattle): live set
Scuba (Hotflush Recordings, UK)
Digitonal vs. Posthuman (UK): with live violin
[a]pendics.shuffle (LA): live set
Deru (Merck, LA): live set
Tycho (Ghostly, Merck): live set
Random Rab (El Circo): live set
Mr. Projectile (Merck): live set
Dr. Toast (False Profit) vs. Ganucheau: live
Live vocal and instrumental music by:
Telstar (Featuring: Phil Lesh, Steve Molitz, & John Molo)
Freezepop (Rykodisc, Boston): indie synthpop / new wave
Particle (LA): free-wheelin’ space grooves
BLVD w/ Souleye (LA): hip-hop flavored jam shred
Zoë Keating: avant garde looping cello
MJ Greenmountain (Hamsa Lila) vs. Yossi Fine (NY): global fusion/afro-tribal funk
Christopher Willits (12k, Ghostly Intl.): processed guitar soundscapes
Gamelan X: the intergalactic 17-member percussive melodic marching troupe
Lulacruza: Argentinan percussion, guitar, and vocals
The Sweet Snacks: Ghettotech and big beat