The Historic Irving Theater and Indianapolis Electronic Music Group Present a First Friday evening of music and visuals Live Music: David Peck, Earthgirl, Shannon Lee Hayden Visual Artists: TBA Video: Joe Howard When: Friday, Oct.5th, 7 – 10PM Where: Irving Theater, 5505 East Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201 Cost: FREE ($5 suggested donation) Music starts at 7! Performers will rotate 30 min sets.
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Oct. 5th will be the first IEMG concert since the Midwest Electro-Music Experienceand is the seventh in a series of bi-monthly First Friday concerts featuring new and unusual electronic and electroacoustic musicians, visual artists and video from the Indianapolis area as well as featuring musicians and artists from the USA and Canada.
Musical styles include ambient, downtempo, chillout, Berlin school noise, IDM and experimental.
Musicians will be playing instruments and not simply playing back recorded music. Get your Friday night off to a great start with good people interesting new music, art and video!
David Peck is a 22 year-old digital composer, electronic musician, sound sculptor, and bringer of vibes from Indianapolis, Indiana. As a purveyor of organic-electronic music, Peck’s compositions often blend electronically generated tones and effect processes with found-sound recordings of organic material and acoustic instrumentation. Never letting his sound stay static, David finds himself shape-shifting between sound sculpting mad scientist, dance music enthusiast, ambient meditator, and hip-hop producer. No matter which form he chooses to presents himself, there is always an invariable focus on texture, sonic richness, and emotional impact.
Earthgirl is an electronic music project by Jeannie Allen, based in Indianapolis. Analog synthesizers, drum machines, field recordings and vocal samples create a mix of floating ambient and danceable beats. Inspired by musicians who use organic and synthesized sounds to evoke thoughts and emotions, this project seeks to explore many genres of electronic music.
Shannon Lee Hayden
Shannon Hayden is a classically trained cellist who has never been content to stay strictly within the confines of the traditional course of study. Having achieved early success in competitions both at home and abroad she quickly began to experiment with other forms of music as well as other instruments. Working with renowned cellists such as Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot, with whom she began a graduate level course of study at the age of 18 at the Yale School of Music, did not keep her from playing lead guitar in rock and experimental bands or writing music for amplified cello. She feels that musicians who want to consider themselves artists should go beyond mere craftsmanship and constantly look to expand the repertoire of their instrument, fulfilling the needs of the era within which they actively participate. When not performing her own pieces, Shannon focuses on 20th century and contemporary works and has enjoyed working with composers Ezra Laderman, David Lang, percussionist/composer Andy Akiho, Fay Wang and tours occasionally with Eric Genuis. Having completed her studies she is currently supporting her first album with shows around the United States and hopes to meet other artists with similar interests whose focus is continuing to stretch the boundaries of virtuosic classical music by composing for and embracing technologies which she feels are underutilized. Shannon also shares her parent’s passion for sustainable living and alternative energy and spends as much time as she can at the family’s off the grid organic vegetable farm. Indianapolis Electronic Music Group www.iemg.infoIEMG is an organization made up of experimental electroacoustic and electronic musicians committed to building community and supporting each other through meetings, performances, improvisation sessions, collaborations and workshops. IEMG is the local chapter of the international electro-music.com community.