onewayness + dRachEmUsiK
Mirrors to the Bonfire
Release Date: 08.29. 2016 onomastic records | MCSD NetLabel
Mirrors to the Bonfire, the latest collaboration from the critically acclaimed duo of onewayness (Adam Holquist/Erie, PA) and dRachEmUsiK (Charles Shriner/Indianapolis, IN), replaces the exuberance and emotional optimism of their last full-length, 2014’s Immeasurable, with emotional ambiguity and complexity, swapping comfort and joy for unsettling, but ultimately rewarding, drama and melancholy.
Mirrors to the Bonfire is a series of meditations on human feedback and the powers of interpersonal interaction. The three long tracks sculpt a polished narrative of conflict and resolution that cycles in and out of warm nostalgia and dark, uncharted territory. Dark analog drones and electroacoustic concrète clatter give way to extended melodic duo explorations for acoustic guitar & electronic wind instrument.
You definitely want to check out the MEME 2016 festival this weekend in Indianapolis! Three days of Experimental and New Music by 36 electroacoustic and electronic musicians from around the USA.
Check out the Lineup and Schedule. Press Release below.
I’ll be playing at MEME Friday night with Faux Pas Quartet and Sunday afternoon doing a dRachEmUsiK solo set.
Hope to see you this weekend!
MEME 2016—Music for Adventurous Listeners, August 12-14
Irving Theater, 5505 E. Washington St., Indianapolis., IN
Admission: $5 per Session or $12 for all three sessions.
Tickets available at the door.
Fri and Sat 7pm-1am
The Indiana Electro-Music Group (IEMG) & the Irving Theater are happy to announce the 4th Annual Midwest Electro-Music Experience (MEME) Festival. Being held in Historic Irvington at The Irving Theater, MEME is also supported and sponsored by IEMG and Sun King Brewery.
MEME is bringing some of the world’s finest experimental electronic and electroacoustic musicians to Indianapolis, Indiana. They will be joined by local artists for three days of concerts 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. There will also be outdoor stage area for Open Collaborations and General Jam Sessions.
This year’s MEME line up is available at indymeme.info.
IEMG, the local chapter of the international electro-music community. This community of Musicians was established over 10 years ago by Howard Moscovitz. Electro-Music is new music comprised of synthesizers, homemade circuits, computers, voice, found objects, signal processors, wooden flutes, ambient recordings—virtually anything that makes a sound. It crosses many genres and is created out of the intrinsic need for artistic and spiritual expression. For information on other EM festivals happening all over the planet from NY to Cairo to Kansas City and points beyond as well as more info on the electro-music community general, go to electro-music.com.
The release On December 2nd, 2015, in the USA… by Urbster1 and dRachEmUsik is comprised of four, live, unedited improvisations. The music employs elements of Dark Ambient, Glitch, Drone, Noise and Avant-Jazz.
This music was created two days after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA. While we didn’t specifically set out to create music based on that horrific event, the shootings and related events clearly had an influence on our creative process.
In addition to being available as a download, On December 2nd, 2015… limited edition CDs are available at live performances. Standard edition CDs available from the MCSD NetLabel site.
A Picture of the Sky – Live Improvisations Vol. 3, is the final installment of three live releases by critically acclaimed, collaborators onewayness and dRachEmUsiK.
These recordings were made during their Summer 2014 tour in support of their release Immeasurable.
A Picture of the Sky – Live Improvisations Vol. 3 is a collection of three improvisations created during performances at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, St. Louis, MO and The Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati, OH. The music includes ambient, drone, glitch and musique concrète.
The previous releases in the series are also available for download.
The Silence is a Lie – Live Improvisations Vol. 1
A Handful of Dust – Live Improvisations Vol 2.
Tonight on radio.electro-music.com
20:00-22:00 ET, 01:00-03:00 GMT (Friday)
1. Phylum Sinter. – – in_progress 2015
- Gamelmawn v1, 02:46
- Harvest, 04:22
- Thimble & Lace – live, 04:10
- Dao_singh -edit, 04:55
- Harvest – take, 05:09
- Moarbluntje, 4.20, 03:58
2. Faux Pas Quartet Live Improvisations – about 40 minutes
3. Twyndylyngs – Horgon Fantasy, Live at Electro-Music 2014
- Horgon Fantsy, 09:10
- New Berlin, 15:23
- In Memorium for Kevin Haller, 06:01
4. REMst8 and dRachEmUsiK – Befriending Francis, 17:25
Started moving gear into the new studio tonight! There is still some minor finishing work to be done but I’m able to finalize equipment placement and begin acoustic treatment. The plan is to be back up and running in two weeks. Just in time to start a couple of cool gigs I can’t talk about yet… doh! Gotta say I’m jonesin’ to get back to work and reclaim the rest of the house – which is currently in utter chaos.
Thanks Matt Allen and Pat Sullivan for all the help!
Jimmy, Jim and Eddy at Wildwood Builders have done a fantastic job!
More pics as things progress.
1. Freeman, Borden and Cain – Live at the Irving Theater October 2013
- Improvisation 1, 24:47
- Improvisation 2, 20:11
2. Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation – about 30:00
3. Crossfire Percussion Duo – Live at the Irving Theater May 2014
- 42nd Street Rondo by Wayne Siegel, 05:28
- 50-2 with Bells and Whistles by John Bacon jr., 06:53
- Portrait Sequence (Blanching Out) by Jacob Gotlib, 09:13
- Small Stones by Matt Sargent, 10:24
- Percussionists by Christian Wolff, 12:02
“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 Datassette and the sc140 Collection (Various Artists)
About sc140 Collection– In conjunction with The Wire magazine, a unique collection:
22 pieces by artists from around the world, each piece created with just 140 characters of code.
Datassette – maintenance werk
- zigzag – 03:50
- Eyeballs and Elbows – 02.51
- Synthesize – 05:08
- Run Human! – 05:55
Faux Pas Quartet – Live Improvisation, about 30:00
Various Artists – sc140 Collection, 70:00