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April 25th Concert

Playground Productions presents an evening
of 
experimental electronic music.

Playground Productions, 5529 N Bonna Ave #10, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
Performances by dRacEmUsiK and John Gore.
Doors will open at 7:30.
Donations are very much appreciated. We are asking for a suggested donation of $5 or whatever you are able to contribute.
Click HERE for Facebook event.
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John Gore will start playing his set at 8:00 and will play for approx. 30-45 minutes.
dRachEmUsiK will begin his 45-minute set at about 10-15 minutes after John’s performance.
After both have performed, they will join together for a short impromptu collaborative piece, approx. 20 minutes.
John Gore has been making electronic music and irritating eardrums for over 25 years using using the monikers kirchenkampf, The Oratory of Divine Love and >wirewall<. John also runs Cohort Records.dRachEmUsiK is the solo project of award winning electronic musician, sound designer and producer Charles Shriner.Charles’ music combines a plethora of nuanced techniques in order to create groovy and meditative soundscapes; giving structure to improvisation.
This style manifests itself into an organic and natural composition of a free flowing design resulting in improvisations and structured pieces ranging from ambient to glitch-groove, noise to nujazz.

 

New Release: Immeasureable by onewayness & dRachEmUsiK

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Immeasurable is available as a CD and digital download from:
MCSD Netlabel (mcsdnetlabel.com)
Onomastic Records (onomastic.org)


Immeasurable is the second full-length collaboration from onewayness (Adam Holquist / Erie, PA) and dRachEmUsiK (Charles Shriner / Indianapolis, IN), following 2012’s critically acclaimed The Sound of Thunder, which Star’s End Ambient Radio named as one of their Significant Releases of 2013.

Immeasurable is a long-form piece in four movements, based on the brahmavihāras (the “four immeasurables”), a series of four Buddhist virtues and the meditation practices made to cultivate them.  Metta – Loving Kindness, the wish that all sentient beings, without any exception, be happy; Karuna – Compassion, the wish for all sentient beings to be free from suffering; Mudita – Empathetic Joy, the attitude of rejoicing in the happiness and virtues of all sentient beings; Upekkha – Equanimity, the attitude of not distinguishing between friend, enemy or stranger, but regarding every sentient being as equal.

The piece combines deep drones and ambience, percussive and dub elements, and analog warmth from acoustic guitars, bowed strings, vintage electric piano, voice, and shruthi box, to build an ambient, pulsing, sparkling and joyful whole.


2nd onewayness & dRachEmUsiK release

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Adma Holquist (onewayness) and I finished the music for our most recent collaboration, Immeasureable last night.
I’m very happy with the music! Hopefully, I’ll have the final mixes done this week. The music is similar to our first collaboration, The Sound of Thunder in that it incorporates elements of drone and ambient. However Immeasurable is more tonal, percussive and integrates acoustic instruments like guitar and shrudi box with the electronic instruments.
The music is based on the brahmavihāras (the four immeasurables) which are a series of four Buddhist virtues and the meditation practices made to cultivate them. By the time Monday comes around we will have created our new release The Immeasureables made up of four pieces. Loving kindness – metta. Compassion – karuna. Empathetic joy – mudita. Equanimity – upekkha.


Day 1 dRachEmUsiK & onewayness collaboration

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onewayness (Adam Holquist) and I started our second full length collaboration today. Our first collaboration, The Sound of Thunder, was creatively very satisfying and critically well received so we decided to do another release. Not to mention that we both enjoying working together.

We had originally planned on starting early this afternoon however Adam ended up stranded  on  I 70 for 90 minutes due to the snow storm, accidents and lane closures. I think at one point he texted saying his car had been in park for over an hour… ugh. Fortunately he arrived safe and reasonably sound about 5pm. After some hang time, cocktails and dinner we set to work. The music is based on the brahmavihāras (the four immeasurables) which are a series of four Buddhist virtues and the meditation practices made to cultivate them. By the time Monday comes around we will have created our new release The Immeasureables made up of four pieces. Loving kindness – metta. Compassion – karuna. Empathetic joy – mudita. Equanimity – upekkha.
Tonight we made great progress on Loving kindness- metta! All the core sound design, form, harmonic, melodic and rhythmic content is finished. In the morning we will put together the final structure and then record the spoken word parts, additional guitar, synth and percussion. The piece utilizes shrudi box, acoustic & electric guitar, a couple of Marsynths, human voice and a variety of soft synths and processing. It’s ambient, pulsing, sparkling and joyful.
Tonight was a satisfying and joyful way to start the project.
More as things develop.
Peace


Viral Sonology 03

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I had the pleasure of participating in Hugo Paquete’s Viral Sonology 03.
This album experiment started as a call from the director of the of Institute of viral sonology Hugo Paquete. The music explores the potential of the computer as an automatic machine to generate compositional material and aesthetics content base on stochastic probabilities.

Connecting and collecting different sound material from different collaborators and without a previous selection construct a social and artistic possibility to generate aesthetic content base in the power of computer algorithmic to compose in a randomatic aesthetic.

60 seconds files by 6 composers were used to generate 12, 6 minute compositions.
Artists: Tony Stirner, Charles Shriner, Didier Tallec, Giorgio Cipolletta, Sue69 and Ruben Costa.
Composer: The computer
Organization: Institute of viral sonology
Director and concept: Hugo Paquete
Year: 2012 modisti netlabel
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Atlanta Sessions Vol. 3

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Atlanta Sessions Vol. 3, Frank Schultz & dRachEmUsiK
Atlanta Sessions Vol. 3
Atlanta Sessions Vol 3 brings together Frank Schultz of Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel and Charles Shriner of dRachEmUsiK. The music was created and recorded at Forensic Audio Labs in Atlanta, GA on November 14th 1012. The end result is an eminently listenable collection of five pieces that combine elements of Ambient, Drone, modal Jazz and Glitch all with a lower-case sensibility.

Today on “Music from last Thursday” 10-1-13

Today on radio.electro-music.com 15:00-17:00 EDT, 19:00-21:00 GMT
#nerdhop Bleepy, blurpy, glitchy, swirling improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet .
Recorded music by Michael Drews, Earthgirl and Marauder Octobot.

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Playlist 10-1-13

1. Earthgirl w/Bill Fox, Live at MEME 2013 – 31:53

2. Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation – about 40:00

3. Michael Drews w/ guest Shannon Hayden, Live at MEME 2013 – 18:54

4. Marauder Octobot, Live at MEME 2013 – 25:17


Today on “Music from last Thursday” 9-26-13

Today on radio.electro-music.com 15:00-17:00 EDT, 19:00-21:00 GMT
#nerdhop Bleepy, blurpy, glitchy, swirling improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet .
Recorded music by Michael Drews, Earthgirl and Marauder Octobot.

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Playlist 9-26-13

1. Earthgirl w/Bill Fox, Live at MEME 2013 – 31:53

2. Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation – about 20:00

3. Michael Drews w/ guest Shannon Hayden, Live at MEME 2013 – 18:54

4. Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation – about 20:00

5. Marauder Octobot, Live at MEME 2013 – 25:17


electro-music 2013

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electro-music festival 2013

September 6-8, Greenkill Retreat CenterHuguenot, NY

Ticket prices range from $40 for a single day to $333 for a three-day pass that includes meals and lodging.

I’m really looking forward to attending and participating in the 9th annual electro-music festival. It’s an exciting, vibrant and diverse community of musicians from around the world.
Here are links to the performance and workshop schedule.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
I’ll be performing with Joo Won Park on Friday at 3pm, giving a workshop on Freeform Improvisation Saturday 10am-noon, playing a solo set as dRachEmUsiK Saturday night at 10pm and participating in other collaborations.
Hope to see you there. It’s definitely worth the trip!
The entire festival will be streamed live on radio.electro-music.com so if you can’t make it out please tune in and join us in chat.
Facebook event page

The electro-music festival is the world’s premiere event for experimental electronic music. Known as the “Woodstock of electronic music,” it features three full days of concerts, seminars, demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions, collaborations, video art, a laptop battle and swap-meet. Electro-music 2013 will be held at the Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, New York, September 6 – 8, 2013. Now in it’s ninth year, we expect this to be the biggest and best electro-music event ever!

The scope of this festival is very broad, covering all aspects of electro-music: experimental electronic music, ambient, space music, circuit bending, computer music, electro-jazz, modular synthesis, musique concrete, improvisation, algorithmic composition, multi-media, visual art and much more. The focus will be on participant involvement, sharing, community development, audience education, and great music.


Tonight on “Music from last Thursday” 8-27-13

Tonight on radio.electro-music.com 15:00-17:00 EDT, 19:00-21:00 GMT.
#nerdhop Bleepy, blurpy, glitchy, swirling improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet .
Recorded music by Canid, Cranial Mythos, Cousin Silas, Bing Satellites and Dan Minoza.

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Playlist 8-27-13

1. Canid, Live at MEME 2013 – 33:00

2. Pas Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation -  about 20:00

3. Cranial Mythos, Live at MEME 2013 – 29:14

4. Pas Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation -  about 20:00

5. Cousin Silas and Bing Satellites, Autumn Meadows- 07:47

6. Dan Minoza, Dedication- 08:35


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