Category Archives: IEMG

Bob Bucko Jr. w/Surrealestate

IEMG and The Irving Theater Present

October 8th
7-9pm, $5 suggested donation.

5505 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN
Facebook Event Page

Bob Bucko Jr.
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Bob Bucko Jr. has been described as “all over the free-music map from jazz to drone to noise, and ruling in each area and every adjacent territory he crosses” (Thurston Hunger, KFJC) and has been said to have “successfully thwarted recognizable songform in its entirety” (Rick Ele, KDVS). His second solo album (as BBJr) for Captcha Records, How to F*** All Your Co-workers in One Sitting, was selected by WFMU as a “record of the day” and was featured on Brian Turner’s (WFMU) “Best of 2012” list. He has also released albums through Jeunesse Cosmique and Felt Cat, and operates the Personal Archives label. He is touring throughout September and October in support of his new LP, I Did What I Could With What I Had.
Standing at the intersection of songform, free improvisation, and psychedelia, each BBJr set is an improvised reaction to the room/audience/moment. Drones buzz and tone clusters emerge with a visceral, glacial logic. An adherent of the ecstatic in music, he puts his eyes in the back of his head and lets ‘er rip.

Surrealestate
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Surrealestate is a musical experience that utilizes visual and sonic textures reminiscent of the Old Berlin style of electronic synth music. Surrealestate was formed five years ago with original members Kelly Sheets, Bunny Sheets, and Randy Schwartz. After Randy’s departure, long time friend and associate Jim Curry has contributed his musical creativity to Surrealestate. Surrealestate evolved from Kelly and Bunny’s collective band experiences which included Gravity Hill and Interstellar Electric Gnomes. Jim Curry has been involved in multiple genres and played with bands with tastes ranging from Grateful Dead, Psychodellia, Blues, and Bluegrass. Former band member, Randy Schwartz, contributed his experiences from Tombstone Valentine and added his own unique style through synths, delays, and violin.

Currently Surrealestate enjoys playing Old School Berlin using restored Moog vintage synths and other vintage equipment collected over the years. When required, styles include upbeat techno, psychill, ambient, and trance. Lighting and stage props are occasionally utilized to add to the experience.


IEMG October First Friday Concert

IEMG and The Irving Theater

October 3rd, First Friday Concert
7-10pm, $5 suggested donation.

5505 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN
Facebook Event

Perfect Villain – Chicago, IL
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Perfect Villain is an experimental electronic duo based in Chicago, Illinois. Their sounds are inspired by Hip Hop, abstraction, other worldliness, Robert Fripp, the urban landscape, post-everything, and the internet. Ocean Androzzo is working on a solo rap EP and sara sci fi enjoys collaborating with Butoh dancers and her other bandmate Jukka Pekka Kervinen of Nyhos.

Rob Funkhouser – Bloomington, IN
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Rob Funkhouser is a composer, performer, and instrument builder living in Indianapolis, IN. He graduated from Indiana University, where he studied music composition under Dr. Elliott Miles McKinley and Dr. Peter Farmer. He has been involved in a number of solo, collaborative, and recording projects ranging from small band settings to an orchestral concerto. His current projects include electric kalimba construction, solo percussion performances, electronic music, and a violin sonata.

Veronica Pejril – Greencastle, IN
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Veronica Pejril is a composer and multi-keyboardist from Greencastle, Indiana, where she teaches digital musicianship and computer music at DePauw University. An alumna of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios and Princeton’s computer music lab, she was an early explorer into the intersections of MIDI and sound synthesis and continues to explore non-traditional uses of human/computer interfaces for musical expression. Her current interests include applications of sound-spatialization for real-time interactive installation art, as well as for traditional through-composed music.


Tonight on Music from last Thursday 8-28-14

“Music from last Thursday” Radio & Podcast
20:00-22:00 EDT, 00:00-02:00 GMT (Friday)
Live Improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet. Recorded music by Michael Drews, Modulator ESP and onewayness

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Playlist 8-28-14
1. Michael Drews, Live recording from MEME 2014 – 18:12
2. Faux Pas Quartet, Live improvisation – about 40:00
3. Modulator ESP, Cassette Split w/onewayness, mens sana corpore sano – 29:56
4. onewayness., Cassette Split w/Modulator ESP, mens sana corpore sano – 29:29

 


Tonight on MflT 8-21-14

“Music from last Thursday” Radio & Podcast
20:00-22:00 EDT, 00:00-02:00 GMT (Friday)
Live Improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet. Recorded music by Earthgirl, dREKKa and Paul Vnuk Jr.

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Playlist 8-21-14

1. Earthgirl, Live recording from MEME 2014 – 25:42

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

3. dREKKa, Live recording from MEME 2014 – 22:41

4. Paul Vnuk Jr., Live recording from MEME 2014 – 29:12


Today on MflT 8-19-14

“Music from last Thursday” Radio & Podcast
15:00-17:00 EDT, 19:00-21:00 GMT
Live Improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet Recorded music by Goodhands Team, AfterMyth and Todd Campbell

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Playlist 8-19-14

1. Todd Campbell, Live at MEME 2015 – 23:20

2. Faux Pas Quartet, live improvisation – about 40:00

3. AfterMyth, Live at MEME 2015 – 22:30

4. GoodHands Team, Live at MEME 2015 – 32:00


Tonight on MflT 8-14-14

“Music from last Thursday” Radio & Podcast
20:00-22:00 EDT, 00:00-02:00 GMT (Friday)
Live Improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet Recorded music by Goodhands Team, AfterMyth and Todd Campbell

Tune in and Join us in chat! radio.electro-music.com
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Playlist 8-14-14

1. Todd Campbell, Live at MEME 2015 – 23:20

2. Faux Pas Quartet, live improvisation – about 40:00

3. AfterMyth, Live at MEME 2015 – 22:30

4. GoodHands Team, Live at MEME 2015 – 32:00


MEME 2014 Video Artists

MEME 2014 Video Artists – Azimuth Visuals and Michael O’Bannon
MEME Tickets available here.

Azimuth Visuals
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Azimuth Visuals is the artistic partnership of Greg and Hong Waltzer. They create video performance art to accompany musical events. Using a combination of computer-generated abstract images, animations, Greg’s artwork, Hong’s nature photography and video clips, these images are processed and mixed in real time by various effects software and video hardware.  The intent is to provide a colorful and dynamic visual experience that is inspired by and complements the music.

Michael O’Bannon
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Michael O’Bannon is a visual artist, programmer, and psychologist based in Atlanta, Georgia.  He specializes in improvised mixes of video imagery in concert with live electronic music performers. He has collaborated on visuals for electro-music festivals and other music events in the southeast and midwest.  His work pursues the ephemeral phantasms lurking in transition zones between abstraction and representational experience.

The Indiana Electro-Music Group & the Irving Theater proudly announce the Third Midwest Electro-Music Experience (MEME) Festival being held in Historic Irvington at The Irving Theater August 1-2, 2014. MEME is also supported by Sun King BreweryWorld of Vapor Indy and Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium.

Facebook event here.
MEME 2014 is bringing 38 of some of the world’s finest experimental electronic and electroacoustic musicians to Indianapolis, Indiana. They will be joined by local artists for two days of concerts, workshops, demonstrations and collaborations. Musical styles cover a broad spectrum, guaranteed to be creative and original. Live video art will accompany the concerts, for an immersive multi-media experience. The musicians employ a wide variety of electronic and acoustic instruments, from synthesizers and theremins to found objects and custom controllers. Saturday afternoon features workshops and an open collaboration stage.


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