Katabatik Statement on Ghost Ship Fire

This friday, in the “Ghost Ship” fire, the Katabatik collective lost one of its core members, and leading lights; Barrett Clark. Barrett was the soundman for all Katabatik events and performed mystical and transcendently visceral music under many monikers : RPTN, RMS, Sidereal Oscillations, Accenting Shadows, POLAR, among others. He was an extremely intelligent, generous, funny, and vibrant man; an amazing and accomplished sound engineer, cook, DJ, and musician – with a great love of the outdoors and a fearless sense of adventure. He was relentless and untiring in his passions, an unyielding fountain of energy who provided so much for so many behind the scenes without an ounce of egoism. He was a great friend and a brother to many of us, and he was just hitting his stride.
 
We also lost our video projectionist, Jonathan Bernbaum of Circuit 5 visuals. Jonathan was a professional VJ who travelled the world with his visual wizardry, but made always time to add his contributions to our events at Summer and Winter Solstices. He was a genuine and unpretentious man who had great care for his friends, and was a master of his craft like no other. In addition, our close collaborator and friend Joey Casio was lost to the flames. He had performed at many Katabatik events over the years with his projects: Uncanny Valley, Time Release, and Obsidian Blade. He was a close friend with many of us, and his impact was profound both in quiet times and loud ones.
 
These three friends were all warriors and genuine visionaries. They each were among the best and brightest that we had; and their bonds and meaning to this community are immeasurable. While we mourn the losses to our immediate inner circle, we also acknowledge and mourn the greater losses of all of all those who were taken in this fire, who were an extension of this network. These are folks who would have been found at Katabatik parties and many of them would have certainly been in attendance at the Katabatik Winter Solstice. Many of us who are still living also would have been at the Ghost Ship that night, and many of us were outside watching it burn on that night.
 
Barrett, Jonathan and Joey were all scheduled to perform at the Katabatik Winter Solstice, and now in light of this insane tragedy we must shift the focus of the event to be a memorial for them, a celebration of their lives and essences, and a time of healing for our greater community. We will be taking this week to decide how and where we will honor our fallen and we will be posting this information soon. Thank you to all who have reached out in solidarity.
 
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Dec 6, 2016
 


Katabatik Winter Solstice 2016

KATABATIK WINTER SOLSTICE 2016
A MEMORIAL FOR THOSE LOST IN THE GHOST SHIP FIRE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th
8PM – 2AM
AT THE OMNI COMMONS
4799 SHATTUCK AVE OAKLAND, CA
PLEASE DONATE 15$ or MORE FOR ENTRY  OR BRING CASH FOR THE DOOR

donation button is below:





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Katabatik Summer Solstice Kampout 2016

JUNE 17th - 20th, 2016
3 nights of esoteric musick , camping and revelry in the Katabatik tradition.
FRIDAY
 Fluorescent Grey
 Military Bass
 Squrm
 Zygopetalum
 Nommo Ogo
 Conniptor
 Obsidian Blade
 Dimentia
 Xanopticon
 Terminal 11
 Aigokeros

SATURDAY
 Aja
 Scott Arford
 Pod Blotz
 Group Rhoda
 Thee Source
 EEZIR
 DJ Tyrel Williams
 Scylla
 RPTN
 Marmot
 DSYN
SUNDAY
Baseck
 Positive Shadow
Synchronicity Frequency
 Droste
 Stacian
 Type B
Dylan Cameron
DJ’s:
 Don't Look At Me
Identity Theft 
Theorna
 Pink.Noise
 Exillon
 Nemeton
 Mattreya
 Dimentia
 Droste
 Tyrel Williams
 Katharsis
 Dickwolf
 Where Are You?
 Carlos Souffront


Hypostasis – May 21st, 2016

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Katabatik Winter Solstice 2015

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October 23rd

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Katabatik Summer Solstice Kampout 2015

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The 6th Annual Katabatik Summer Solstice Kampout
Weekend of June 19th-21st, 2015
Deep in the Forests of Northern California

LIVE
Friday night:

Military Bass
Zanna Nera
Conniptor
Nommo Ogo
Scott Arford
Marmot
Ceremonial Abyss
Fluorescent Grey
Anther

Saturday Night:

Blue Window
Cruor Incendia
Obsidian Blade
Montaux
RPTN
DSYN
Abandoned Footwear

Also:
Stimulation Tank

DJs :

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Identity Theft
Don’t Look at Me
Dimentia
MisFailed
Lisa Fox
Luna Xix
Where Are You?
Matreya
Disco Boy
UV Cunt

Cost : 25$ per night per person via Paypal.
Directions will only be sent to confirmed attendees.
Attendance will be limited to 150

Presale tickets no longer available. See you in the trees.



March 2015 Northwest Coast µ-Tour

 

3/21 – Katabatik Vernal Equinox at The Palace Theater, Oakland
3/15 HIVE PDX at the Star Theater  w/ Soriah, Sidereal Oscillations + Pink Noise
3/14 Plews Brews PDX w/ RPTN,Dimentia,Abandoned Footwear, Obsidian Blade
3/13 at Obsidian, Olympia WA w/ RPTN,Dimentia,Abandoned Footwear + Cats on Valerian
3/12 at Obsidian, Olympia WA Textures of Tommorow DJ night w guest Katabatik DJ’s

 

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Katabatik Winter Solstice 2014 – December 20th

Presale tickets are sold out.
Admission at door will be 15-20$ sliding scale.
Location is 1445 23rd Ave in Oakland
http://www.palacetheateroakland.com/

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December 5th and 12th, 2014

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