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(Mark Mosher Music News) (Modulate This) Denver Events Science Fiction Show Announcement

Performing at New Synthesizer Science Fiction Book Club Concert Series on Sep 14th at Mutiny Information Cafe at 8PM

David Soto (Sinemountain), organizer of the Colorado Modular Synth Society, is starting a new concert series called the Synthesizer Science Fiction Book Club. I’ll be performing along with some other local synthesists at the first event in the series on Saturday September 14th at Mutiny Information Cafe at 2 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209. Event starts at 8PM.

Artists are asked to write a score for their favorite science fiction book using synthesis. A brief explanation of the book and the score to follow after each performance. Book reports have never sounded so good.

I Am Legend

I selected the amazing 1954 novel “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson for my performance.

I Am Legend is a 1954 science fiction horror novel by American writer Richard Matheson. It was influential in the development of the zombie-vampire genre and in popularizing the concept of a worldwide apocalypse due to disease. The novel was a success and was adapted into the films The Last Man on Earth (1964), The Omega Man (1971), and I Am Legend (2007). It was also an inspiration behind Night of the Living Dead (1968).

The paperback is 159 pages and Audible edition which is very good is around has a running time of 5h20m. This book was an inspiration to Stephen King, George Romero, and the creator of the video game Fallout to name a few.

While the book was adapted into films, the films diverge quite a bit from the essence of the book – and of course the book is much better as is often the case.

One very strong theme in the book while I’ll be incorporating into my score is loneliness.

“… despite having vampires in it, [the novel] is not a novel on vampires, nor even a horror nor sci-fi novel at all, in the deepest sense. Instead, it is perhaps the greatest novel written on human loneliness. It far surpasses Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe in that regard.”

– Dan Schneider from International Writers Magazine: Book Review wrote in 2005.

Event Details

Some fun artists in the books in this first event of the series so I hope to see you at the show.

For more information visit the official event page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/441742416432990/.

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Ableton Live Ableton Push Denver

Ableton University Tour Makes Four Stops in Denver in May 2016!

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This spring, we’re visiting campuses across the globe as part of the Ableton University Tour: a series of free events at which our Certified Trainers will demonstrate the music-making capabilities of Live, Push and Link.

Open to students, faculty members and staff as well as to the general public, the meetups are a great chance for new or existing users to watch in-depth demonstrations of Live and Push – and to try them out for themselves with experts on hand to assist.

The events are taking place between March and May with dates for a number of universities already confirmed.

Ableton will be making four stops in Denver!

Denver, CO
Date: May 3
School: Metropolitan University of Denver
Details and RSVP: Eventbrite

Denver, CO
Date: May 4
School: Arapahoe Community College
Details and RSVP: Eventbrite

Denver, CO
Date: May 5
School: Community College of Denver
Details and RSVP: Eventbrite

Denver, CO
Date: May 6
School: Denver University
Details and RSVP: Eventbrite

The Denver events will feature:

Serafin Sanchez is an in demand multi-instrumentalist, electronic music producer, and composer based in Colorado.He started playing piano and age 5 and the saxophone at age 9. Ableton Live has been part of his creative process on stage and in the studio since 2005. He writes music for television and radio, as well as working as a freelance composer and arranger. He hold a Masters degree in Music from The University of Colorado at Boulder.

Serafin has taught electronic music production and songwriting using Ableton Live to at-risk youth with YouthOnRecord.org since 2007. He is also the founder of stem.ly, a site enabling the purchase of songs in individual stem format.

Serafin is available to bands and solo artists looking for on-stage solutions with Live. He also consults teachers and school systems looking to develop music technology curriculum. He has taught or consulted for The Art Institute of Colorado, Regis University, Music For All, Youth on Record, JeffCo Public Schools, Adams County Schools, and STEM Academy.

 

Thomas Faulds is a sound designer and percussionist based in Chicago, Illinois. Inspired by new technologies and production, Thomas is an active participant in the dynamic music scene in Chicago. Aside from recording and releasing albums, he works as an independent music tech consultant, teaching the inner workings of music production tools to students and professionals alike. Thomas believes in universal creative potential and actively introduces students to the vast creative possibilities afforded by modern music instruments.

Teaching students the secrets of recording, producing, playing, and releasing music with today's technology has become the single most important subject in his musical career. As an established private and group music teacher and active community organizer, Thomas' objective is to prepare students for participation in this evolving and exciting musical world. With a heavy focus on beat making, editing, and multi-track recording, he has used Ableton Live for the majority of his work (live and in the studio) for the past nine years, giving him extensive practical knowledge of the software.

To check for tour dates in your city visit https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/ableton-university-tour-2016.

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(Modulate This) Boulder & Denver Artists Denver

Denver Immediate Music Festival April 29, 2016

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The Immediate Music Festival is Today (April 29, 2016) in Denver. The festival is broken into two parts – a workshop in the morning and a concert in the evening. The festival features the Flux Conduction Ensemble lead by my good friend/collaborator and Conduction maestro J.A Deane. Note my friend Victoria Lundy who I featured in a post yesterday is part of the Flux Conduction Ensemble. See Facebook invite for more details on the event https://www.facebook.com/events/1085813711439976.

Here is an article on the festival from Westword Magazine.

The Immediate Music Festival is celebration of collaborative improvisation. Students and the community are invited to attend workshops and demonstrations of Soundpainting, Conduction, Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening, Group Improvising, and to enjoy wonderful improvisatory performances and interactive presentations.

All presentations and workshops will be made by extremely experienced, thoughtful, and gentle artist/clinicians including Jane Rigler and Janet Feder from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Master Improviser and Soundpainting expert Evan Mazunik, French Horn Professor/Improviser/Educator Jeffrey Agrell from The Universty of Iowa, and Conduction maestro and master improviser J.A Deane.

The days events will be followed by an evening concert featuring the group Sone (Jane Rigler, Janet Feder, Evan Mazunik, Mark Harris) improvising and accompanying short silent films, and the Flux Conduction Ensemble led by J.A. Deane, collaboratively improvising using the gestures of Conduction.

This event, including all workshops, presentations, and the evening concert, is free and open to the public. Registration is highly encouraged (see below) and lunch will be provided to registered participants.

When: Friday, April 29, 2016, workshops and presentations from 9:00am-2:30pm, evening concert at 7:30pm
Where: Kenneth King Academic and Performing Arts Center on the Auraria Campus, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver CO 80204
Parking: Free in the 7th Street Garage (7th and Lawrence)
Cost: FREE!

MORE INFO: http://www.msudenver.edu/music/events/immediatemusicfestival/

Workshop Schedule

9:00—9:15 am Meeting and introductions
9:20—9:40 am Sone Performance with Jeff Agrell
9:40— 10:00 am Get to know the artists
10:00—10:10 am Ten minutes of group sounds
10:10—11:05 am Soundpainting with Evan Mazunik
11:10—11:30 am Janet Feder Performance and Chat
11:30—12:00 pm Group Play
12:00—12:30 pm Lunch
12:30—12:50 pm Improvising with Jeff Agrell
12:50—1:10 pm Deep Listening Workshop with Jane Rigler
1:10—2:05 pm Conduction led by Dino J.A. Deane
2:10—2:30 pm Final Group Performance led by Jeff Agrell
Evening Concert

7:30 PM Concert – Free and Open to the Public
Sone accompanies silent films by women
Flux Conduction Ensemble
King Center Recital Hall and King Center Music & Dance Studio | Google Map

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(Modulate This) Boulder Synthesizer Meetup Denver Denver/Boulder Events

Denver Synth Meet This Saturday!!!!

If you live in the Denver/Boulder area come by the Denver Synth Meet. This is a brand new event so come by and show your support and geek out. Details below and at http://www.denversynth.com.

The Boulder Synthesizer Meetup will be hosting a table at the event so come by and say hi.

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FYI I’ll be performing my full-on alien invasion controllerism show. I’ll not only be running my visuals, but Denver Synth Founder Chris Blarsky will be join in with a second set of visuals projected on to balloons. It should be crazy. I go on just after 7:30 pm.

Here some photos from past shows to give you a sense for what you’ll see.

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(Modulate This) Denver Mark Mothersbaugh

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver Announces Mark Mothersbaugh Career Retrospective

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver Announces Mark Mothersbaugh Career Retrospective Six City Tour of Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia Curated and Launched in Denver

DENVER, CO (February 6, 2014) – The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is proud to announce the premiere of Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia (October 31, 2014 to February 15, 2015). Organized by MCA Denver, this retrospective exhibition will bring together the first comprehensive presentation of Mothersbaugh’s art and music to date, from the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. This nationally touring exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Though well known around the globe as a founding member of the popular band DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh has been a prolific artist since before the band’s inception, and continues to produce work that makes the case for his position as an important figure in contemporary culture. From his popular music to his personal artwork, Mothersbaugh’s unique artistic view constantly foregrounds the relationship between technology and individuality. A creative polymath moving seamlessly between art and music, he explores the interconnection between humans and machines both in his work with DEVO and throughout his career in a wide range of mediums.

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Mark Mothersbaugh and Director & Chief Animator at MCA Denver Adam Lerner. Photograph by Richard Peterson.

“The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is once again breaking new ground with a retrospective exhibition of Mark Mothersbaugh, a truly unconventional artist,” said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. “Exhibitions like this one help showcase why Colorado is an innovative hub, especially on the cultural landscape.”

The exhibition includes documentation and music from his DEVO days; prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, rugs and video animations; performances; newly produced musical and sculptural installations; and most notably a life-long series of postcard-sized works, which will be exhibited in its entirety for the first time at MCA Denver.

Positioning Mothersbaugh as a pivotal figure in the history of both contemporary art and indie culture, this exhibition and accompanying book help us understand the artist’s individual work, the creative vision behind a popular yet largely misunderstood band, and Mothersbaugh’s role in the emergence of contemporary culture, including punk rock and even today’s street artists.

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Mark Mothersbaugh. 1964 – Monument to the conquerors of space, 2012. Ink jet on paper, 43 x 65  in. Courtesy the artist.

“When I came to Denver while touring with DEVO a few years ago, I was struck by the vitality and positive energy in the city and experiencing the Museum of Contemporary Art was definitely a high point,” said Mark Mothersbaugh. “When MCA invited me to work with their team on an exhibition of this kind, I was happy to have the opportunity to show Denver, and ultimately the world, what I’m really about.”

Originated in Denver and curated by Adam Lerner, Director & Chief Animator at MCA Denver, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia will complete a six-city tour ending in 2017. The tour dates and venues follow:

See more at: http://www.mutato.com/2329/museum-of-contemporary-art-denver-announces-mark-mothersbaugh-career-retrospective/#sthash.sGMYvEOK.dpuf

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