“Bluestones” is the culmination of dRachEmUsiK (Charles Shriner, Indianapolis, IN) and remst8 (Michael Carlson / Olathe, KS) embarking on a weekend-long adventure in collaborative sound design and music improvisation. This journey began with a strategy to record a series of brief lowercase “micro-compositions”, which would then be woven together into a longer tapestry.
This strategy became obsolete almost immediately.
As sound palettes were created, the duo quickly realized that brief pieces would not provide enough breathing room. Instead, each one was allowed to grow organically from the sounds used—a collection of analog synthesis, digital soft synths, and sample manipulation—fueled by collaborative experimentation.
The end result is a lovely mix of ambient, drone and lowercase soundscapes.
July 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2014
Walnut Creek Clubhouse (Map)
5502 Clubhouse Cove
Parkville, Mo. 64152
Free and open to the public for all ages.
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The festival will be streamed live. Tune in here!
Hosted by Kevin Kissinger and Shane Morris, the KC Regional electro-music.com festival encompasses all styles of electronic music, DIY instruments, performances, collaborations, and demonstrations.
The KC Regional formed from the increasing need for a live performance outlet for experimental electronic music in the mid-western states. The festival is not limited to participants in the region alone, but does seek to consolidate and network with artists in the extended area. The intention is to create a cooperative community where artists and enthusiasts participate and benefit together.
Hosting both stereo and 5.1 surround sound, the Walnut Creek Clubhouse is a wonderful setting just of the Missouri River with the KC skyline on the horizon. The venue has large vaulted wooden ceilings, wonderful lighting, comfy couches, and great acoustics.
Today on radio.electro-music.com
15:00-:1700 EDT, 19:00-21:00 GMT
Live improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet. Recorded music by dRachEmUsiK and John Gore from a live performance at Playground Productions April 25th 2014.
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1. dRachEmUsiK live at Playground Productions, April 25th, 2014
- Improvisation – 06:12
- Improvisation – 05:11
- Equanimity – 07:42
- Improvisation/Priest – 08:00
2. Faux Pas Quartet, live improvisation – about 40 min.
3. John Gore live at Playground Productions, April 25th, 2014 – 31:12
4. John Gore & dRachEmUsiK live at Playground Productions, April 25th, 2014 – 18:05