Following Circus of Books, Opening Gala Premiere at OUTFEST
The Outfest Platinum Alchemy party takes place at Stellar Stag, 205 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004 from 8 pm to Midnight. The bill is filled with established and emerging
LGBTQI talent namely, Madame Gandhi, Jesse Saint John, Tolliver, Chanel & the Circus, Josh Peace (DJ set), and Bapari (DJ set). The event is curated by noted filmmaker and festival programmer Tiffany Naiman. Tickets for the event are $25 ($20 with Outfest ticket stub or Outpass), include open bar, and are available at https://festival.outfest.org/2019/special_events/platinum-party/. The party is sponsored by Stellar Stag, Angel City Brewery, and EFFEN Vodka.
Mason’s single will be available on Spotify and other services July 12 and will be followed by a full-length album, called Circus Life, which will be released when her film comes out on Netflix. The “Give You Everything,” single package will include the original song and mixes by a pioneer of house/disco/electro/hip hop Man Parrish, as well as electro-punk duo, L.A. Drones, and Ian Coletti who composed the score for Circus of Books.
Mason, who sometimes performs under the moniker of FutureClown, was introduced to Man Parish through Dark Entries Records’ Josh Cheon who hosted a panel discussion with him for a RedBull Music Academy event organized by Taylor Rowley, music supervisor for Circus of Books and a longtime DJ and curator in Los Angeles. Mason notes, “Man Parish’s original songs provide the film a direct link to the legacy of queer dance music which was central to the culture around the store at its heyday. He is a treasure because his music is amazing, but also because he outlived his contemporaries like the brilliant Patrick Cowley whose songs are also featured in the film, thanks to Dark Entries who works with his estate to preserve the great work of many such artists.”
About Rachel Mason:
Rachel Mason is best known in visual art and experimental music circles for performances which often contain fantastical narratives which interweave musical, theatrical and narrative elements into unexpected operatic journeys. Through her wide-ranging portfolio of mixed media work, she instigates fantasy and harsh realities through scripts, sculpture, rock operas, live performances and unique collaborations with artists, scientists, and dancers. She has recorded hundreds of songs and created a feature-length musical film which toured as a live performance, The Lives of Hamilton Fish in 2016. Mason has exhibited her visual art and performance work at museums, film and performance festivals internationally and at many of the country’s leading art spaces. Her work has received praise in VICE, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, Artforum, LA Weekly, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, and Flash Art. Her second feature film, Circus of Books premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, is the headlining gala film at Outfest 2019 and will be released on Netflix in 2019, with Ryan Murphy as one of the executive producers.