Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Whistling School For Boys Pictures of Live Shows

Detroit Summer Smash 2008 Picture by Ellifont
Whistling School For Boys @ Summer Smash 2008
Detroit Summer Smash 2008 Picture by Ellifont
Whistling School for Boys @ Summer Smash 2008
Athens, GA Audience at the Flicker Bar
Whistling School for Boys Flicker Bar Athens, GA


"...Whistling School for Boys is all about the aural collage, noisy hook-flirting experimental tinkering. It's playful and hypnotic and analog and homemade..."

Chris Handyside for Detroit Metro Times

"This set was the second strangest show I have ever seen in my entire life...during her show passed out bread with sugar on it (and I’m pretty sure about seven people now have diabetes), and then proceeded to launch loads of stuffed animals from the front and back of the bar...the videos would fit quite nicely with the music (or the music fit the videos, I’m not quite sure). I respect Whistling School for Boys for doing something different from anything else we’ve seen so far. I admire her effort in coordinating the timing on that amount of video and audio, and most of all I really liked her music."

Jaime Henson for Athens Exchange

"...there’s a woman sprawled at the foot of the stage. Clad in a white slip and surrounded by an array of stuffed animals, she begins to writhe around while ambient music sounds from the speakers and a video screen displays a single circle pulsating a spectrum of colors. The din from the set change has not yet subdued. Few have gathered closely to view the twisting silent female in a kitten mask – an expression of confusion adorns their faces. This is the Whistling School For Boys. The music shifts between experimental electronica to typical techno as performer Sabrina Cuadra dances briefly in a normal but somehow unsettling way. The video screen displays images varying from Cuadra cowering in the woods, sliding down stairs and slowed footage of a Latin-esque disco(?) ballroom dancers. Cuadra moves about confidently as she distributes slices of bread around the room. Back on stage she stands to the side of the screen as she repeatedly lines her arms with clear lipgloss or perfume. Returning to the floor she tosses her stuffed animals with goodie bags crammed in the mouths out into the audience. Some are caught nervously, some left to the floor, others are played with. With an armful of toys Cuadra moves to the entrance of Little Kings where she begins to hurl her playthings back at the audience. The audience is flatly confused by what’s happening. Some simply appreciate and respect. Some are amused by the feeling of absurdity. Some are perplexed to the point of annoyance. Yoko Ono may have been more expected. You have to give it to Cuadra, her deadpan face fringed with childlike innocence never faltered or belied anything non-performative. The set lacked a whimsy that would have made Whistling School a Bjork cliche. At some point a bit of reflection could be lent to the consideration of Cuadra’s performance... Notions of "musical" performance is stretched – if not obliterated – since the music itself was not actually performed in the moment. Was it simply performance art? If so, what was Cuadra expressing?"

Casey DeHoedt for Athens Exchange
Here are Music Videos for Whistling School For Boys

Live at Athens Pop Fest 2008


White Out


Tofu and Microphone



Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Short Summer Tour

I'll be playing Athens, Pop Fest Wednesday August 13, 2008 at Little Kings 10pm
then, Detroit Summer Smash on Saturday August , 2008 at the CAID 2pm (Early early)

Hello July 29, 2008

My name is Sabrina. This blog is about my experimental music & video project: Whistling School for Boys. Also, I host the jumping pictures community on livejournal. In addition, I make fan videos of music I like. Furthermore, I eat vegetarian. To continue, this blog will document my travels and share what I am up to. In conclusion, I am Whistling School for Boys