D. Miñoza & dRachEmUsiK will kick off a joint tour of the mid-west and east coast at Playground Productions.
7pm, All ages, $5 at the door, Beer & Wine available with ID.
Playground Productions, 5529 Bonna Ave Ste 10, Indianapolis, 46219
Guitarist D.Miñoza https://dminoza.wordpress.com/ is a sound artist working primarily in the areas of drone, noise, minimalism and free improvisation.
“Deep, majestic sound design combines with eerie drones and what I can only describe as esoteric melodies, forming a moody yet beautiful sonic melange.”
-Darrel Burgan (StillStream Net Radio)
dRachEmUsiK 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.
with video projections by
Pandas Throwing Rainbow Stars
December 9th thru December 17th I’ll be on the road doing some solo dRachEmUsiK shows with my friend Guitarist Dan Miñoza. Dan is doing some wonderful Dark Ambient Soundscapes for Guitar and Electronics.
Hope you can make it out to one of performances.
Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!
Dates listed below. Go here for details and to RSVP.
The last 6 years have been all about live improvisation for me. I finally came to the realization I will never take the time to recreate studio versions of the music.
Musically, I’m changing directions and it was important to document the period between 2011-2017. The plan is two release Vol. 3 & 4 in March. The recordings are unedited. Download includes album art, formatted and suitable for CD creation.
The music is free to download. Please consider making a donation.
Downloads are available here
You may order the physical CD’s here
As always, thanks for your support!
Today marks the end of the first week of actual work on the new dRachEmUsiK release. I’ve been contemplating this music and improvising for almost a year and it’s exciting to actually begin the process of bringing it to life.
Right now it’s all about core sound design for the instruments. My primary sources for the sound design are coming from what I call my “textural workstation” (first image below) which consists of four MarSynths, horndog, MFOS Sound Lab, and Koma electroacoustic field kit and my live performance rig (second image). It’s been slow going but that’s to be expected.
The sound design and instrumentation is particularly challenging for this music because I’m creating the music for real time, multi-speaker performance consisting of 16 discreet channels and 16 speakers. So I’m bouncing back and forth between sound design, composition and experimenting with the arrangement of speakers, routing and instrument placement within the speaker array.
More as things progress. Hope to have some audio examples next week.
SOMEHOW I figured now was a good time to get the Tacopocalypse music out into the universe.
Tacopocalypse was recorded on 5-19-2012 at Bela Dubby in Lakewood, OH. Bela Dubby was a wonderful art, music, food venue that closed the day after this recording. It was replaced by a Taco place. At some point during the night the closing of Bela Dubby was referred to as The Tacopocalypse.
The two tracks on the release are group improvisations done by Aaron Urbanski aka urbster1, Adam Holquist aka onewayness, Charles Shriner aka dRachEmUsiK and Jason Breitigan aka jmtta.
This is a free download.
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.