Introducing (no)poem – A New Collaboration with Artist Darwin Grosse

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My good friend Darwin Grosse and I formed a new duo called (no)poem to support our performances and recorded work. Check out our new web site at http://www.nopoem.net.

Darwin Grosse is director of education and customer services for Cycling ’74 (Max). He is the  creator and host of the art+music+technologypodcast. Darwin also launched a brand new blog called All Things Modular.

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The unique nature of our interaction comes from the instruments that we use. Darwin focuses his attention on a portable modular synthesizer, while my system is centered around an Elektron Octatrack and a Waldorf Blofeld desktop. This combo is aided by an automated generative visual system.

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Our work is completely improvised, but are supported by the use of postcard-sized graphical scores. This gives us the ability to create structured improvisations while remaining open to react to our surroundings and to each others’ work. We do not use laptop computers or keyboards during our performance, forcing us to use alternative controlling devices to produce the work.

2015 Heartland Tour

We are striking out on a mini-tour of the heartland August 1st and 2nd.

If you live in Lincoln or Des Moines we hope to see you at the show. If you know of friends in this area that would dig the show – please let them know.

Check out the coverage of the tour on Synthtopia.

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August 1: 7:00 pm – SP CE Commons, Lincoln Nebraska

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/388937801300097/
The poster for this show can be downloaded at this link

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August 2: 4:30 pm – Des Moines Social Club

DMSC Website: http://desmoinessocialclub.org/
The poster for this show can be downloaded from this link

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