Terry Dame's Weird Wednesdays Episode 29 Weird Spring - April 28th 7:30pm Barbes
This months edition is coming right up on April 28th...it's the Weird Spring episode and I've got a great line up for you. Guests artists Jess Rowland and David Simons will bring on the weirdness at Barbes. As usual, I'll do a little weird sonic ditty too. Hope to see you there. Just two episodes left until we take a break for summer. Come on out and show the peoples some love. Details below. Happy weird spring.
Presents recent sound work for electronic snacks and interactive soda. During the course of the show, a full bag of Fritos will be consumed along with at least some Coke or Sprite. This new set of performance works fullfils part of my contractual obligation to the project's corporate sponsors at Frito-Lay. It's fun in every bite. http://www.jessrowland.com/
David Simons will perform 3 pieces
First, a world premiere!
“It’s not about the money” features a lap steel guitar with metal objects balanced on the strings struck, plucked and scraped which activate songs about money and projections of artwork about money processed live by interactive webcam. This includes wealth acquisition through sleep programming and promotional branding of sound for money. But the artist doesn’t expect this piece about money to make any money.
“Gamelan in Motion” is Simons’ compositional use of motion tracking to play gamelan “in the air”. Space is projected as a grid with each area a note of the scale. Speed of movement triggers different instruments and octaves, individual notes of “real” sampled gamelan.
In “Occupational Therapy” Simons uses the Theremin, one of the oldest electronic instruments, as a hypersensitive motion detector to trigger sounds from a wonderfully bizarre set of cultural references, as a high speed collage of impossibilities.