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Weekly Faux Pas Quartet music 5-6-14

Faux Pas Quartet weekly post. Improvisation from Jan. 6, 2013. Bustling sci-fi, dark, metallic cityscape. @fauxpasquartet @mcsdnetlabel


Today on Music from last Thursday

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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Playlist 5-06-14

1. dRachEmUsiK live at Playground Productions, April 25th, 2014

  1. Improvisation – 06:12
  2. Improvisation – 05:11
  3. Equanimity – 07:42
  4. 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

 


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.


This Month at MCSD NetLabel

This month features two new releases

by jmtta and dRachEmUsiK

All releases on MCSD NetLabel are “pay what you want” downloads.
You name the price.
And yes, that means you can choose to download the music for free.
2014 will bring you new music by Faux Pas Quartet, Joo Won Park, Kevin Haller, Barb Vesey Johnson, Duet for Theremin and Lapsteel, dRachEmUsiK and more!

Tokens of Appreciation – jmtta

Lowercase sound artist jmtta’s fourth release offers new sounds, songs, and textures constructed completely on an ipad. “Tokens of Appreciation” explores the sonic possibilities of mobile sound, keeping true to the love of small sounds, open ended melodies, and the quaint crackles and pops, this release is a showcase of bigger sound on smaller platforms.

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 Theta Drone 1 – dRachEmUsiK

This is a simple twenty minute Drone created to facilitate deep meditation, guided visualizations and active imagination work using 4-7 Hz Binaural Beats to induce Theta waves.

Atlanta Sessions Vol. 3

MCSD NetLabel
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.

MEME 2013 Featured Artist – Veronica Pejril

Veronica Pejril will be appearing at MEME 2013
Saturday afternoon 3:30-4:30

MEME 2013, The Midwest Electro-Music Experience.
Music for Adventurous Listeners
August 2-3, Irving Theater, Indianapolis, IN
35 Musicians from around the USA. Workshops, Video, Visual Artists
Join the MEME 2013 FaceBook Event
Buy Tickets Now!
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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.


MEME 2013 Featured Artist – Twyndyllyngs

Twyndyllyngs will be appearing at MEME 2013
Friday night 6:40-7:10pm

MEME 2013, The Midwest Electro-Music Experience.
Music for Adventurous Listeners
August 2-3, Irving Theater, Indianapolis, IN
35 Musicians from around the USA. Workshops, Video, Visual Artists
Join the MEME 2013 FaceBook Event
Buy Tickets Now!

tyndyllyngs
Before forming Xeroid Entity with Greg Waltzer, Howard Moscovitz and Bill Fox were already playing together under the name Subspace since 2002. In 2010, they realized that they had made a resurgence as a duo and became Twyndyllyngs, performing weekly internet broadcasts (Chez Mosc) on electro-music radio. Also, Greg had moved away to Asheville, NC.
They use guitar, lap steel guitar, Nord Modular synthesizers, Theremin, and iPads. Bill and Howard have very broad musical interests ranging from Claudio Monteverdi to Charles Shriner. They call their music Electronic Chamber Music. It is intended to be performed live in relatively small spaces.
Howard is the founder of electro-music.com. Bill is the producer of several FM radio programs including Galactic Travels on WDIY in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. They both travel widely performing electro-music and frequently collaborate with other musicians.
http://twyndyllyngs.bandcamp.com/


MEME 2013 Featured Artist – Surrealestate

Surrealestate will be appearing at MEME 2013
Friday night 9:20-9:50

MEME 2013, The Midwest Electro-Music Experience.
Music for Adventurous Listeners
August 2-3, Irving Theater, Indianapolis, IN
35 Musicians from around the USA. Workshops, Video, Visual Artists
Join the MEME 2013 FaceBook Event
Buy Tickets Now!

Surrealestate

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.

http://www.surrealestatemusic.com


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