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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.
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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
Playground Productions presents an evening
of experimental electronic music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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#nerdhop Bleepy, blurpy, glitchy, swirling improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet .
Recorded music by Michael Drews, Earthgirl and Marauder Octobot.
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