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Jan 26th Performing Psychedelic Interactive Visuals for Shibui Denver #9

Happy New Year! I’ll be doing visuals for Shibui #9 at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver on January 26th. Here is the official Facebook event.

This is the 9th edition of Shibui Denver, the last Sunday of the month showcase of underground music curated and hosted by local music historian/commentator Tom Murphy. This show will be one of the few with three acts including Pop Grunge band The Vanilla Milkshakes, experimental indie rock group Lazarus Horse and ambient psychedelic project Pythian Whispers. Synth composer and digital artist Mark Mosher of the Rocky Mountain Synth Meet-up will provide the visuals. Donations appreciated for the bands. 7 p.m. start.

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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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I’m Performing Sunday Dec 27th, 7pm at Mutiny Information Café in Denver

I’ve been invited to perform as part of a synth drone collective this Sunday with some fantastic artists. Consider coming down for a post-holiday chill out. If you think you might come mark yourself as “going” on Facebook – Facebook invite. More info on the show below.

Textures Ambient Showcase 2015-12-27

show rules

The show will be a free improv session with the following rules:

  1. one synthesizer per player
  2. all inputs into main mixer/pa (no indie rigs)
  3. play single note holds only – focus is on sound manipulations & effects processing
  4. music from 7-9:30 or so.. continuous with all players as inspired
  5. players can break or not as desired

Details

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Synth_Drone collectivetextures ambient showcase features 3 live acts each LAST Sunday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S Broadway, Denver. Shows are ALL-AGES, beverages are available, and we requests a $5 donation for the artists.Synth_Drone collective
The debut performance will be over 2.5 hours of continuous synth drones from a select group of Denver’s synth wizards each with one synthesizer.kuxaan-sum, Mark Mosher, Sean Patrick Faling
Wesley Honegger, Wes Milholen, biostatic
and possible others….

My Rig

I’ll be performing on Electron Octatrack.

octatrack-outside

This instrument is not normally known for drone and ambient work, but I find it’s well suited for this type of free improv. Just to give you an example of what can be done with an Octatrack, check out the is a short ambient video below using mostly Octatrack with Nave iPad synth and Tenori-on as sources. Here are podcast episodes where I used the Octatrack.

https://vimeo.com/80239103