Tonight at 7:30pm – Boulder Laptop Orchestra BLOrK performs with Guest Mark Mosher

I’m excited to announce I’ll be performing with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra this evening.

Saturday, Mar 18
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
ATLAS Black Box Experimental Studio, Roser ATLAS Center, University of Colorado Boulder
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Boldly going where no laptop orchestra has gone before, BLOrk integrates technology with performers in an ensemble setting, providing live interaction between the two. Techie performers equipped with laptops, tablets, smartphones and a variety of control devices, play alongside live vocalists as well as alongside musicians playing acoustic instruments. The ensemble, which is housed at CU Boulder’s Center for Music, Art, and Performance, performs original music as well as seminal works in the history of electronic music.

BLOrk will be joined by special guest Mark Mosher, a sound designer, experimental multimedia artist, and music technologist from Louisville, CO. While performing locally and at events across the country, Mosher has been demystifying synths & inspiring people’s “inner sound designer” for over 10 years though his blog.

Mosher will be providing live interactive visuals for BLOrk using real-time synthesis with live camera input as well as performing a solo musical piece of original Krell-inspired electronic tonalities.

Founded in 2008, BLOrk uses hemispherical speakers which project the sound in a way similar to that of an acoustic instrument, creating a unique sonic experience. The ensemble builds on the research of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) and the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk).

Directed by:
John Gunther, associate professor of jazz studies at CU Boulder
John Drumheller, director of music technology at CU Boulder
More info on Mark Mosher at http://MarkMosherMusic.com.

Performance is free and open to the public.

Boulder Mixed Signals Show Photos and Recording of Jam

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On April 25th I performed in a set at the Mixed Signals concert at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. I was joined by  Antidata (aka Wes Milhomen) who performed a set with modulars, Andromeda, and some Elektron gear and Victoria Lundy who performed on Theremin. One of my favorite parts of the evening was our last song which was a collaborative jam (as seen in photo above taken by photo by Bret W. Moreland). Wes was on Andromeda, Victoria on Theremin, and I used a Nord Lead 4 for the piece.

Here is an ambient audio recording of the piece.

Here is a flickr album of I put together.

https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=143270

Here is another album taken by photographer Bret W. Moreland.

https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=143270

Mark Mosher
www.markmoshermusic.com

Celebrate Chinese New Year with itchy-O (Percussion-centered Electronic Marching Band with Dancing Chinese Lions) Tonight at Fox Theater in Boulder

Denver’s itchy-O will be be helping Boulder/Denver celebrate the Chinese New Year in Boulder at the Fox Theater along with MEN IN BURKA, DJ DR. WHOM & DJ BABYSHOE. Doors: 08:30PM Show: 09:00 PM$13 ADV / $15 DOS + $2 for under 21 tickets. All Ages. More info and tickets here. http://www.foxtheatre.com/2014/02/01/0830PM/Itchy-O.

Who are itchy-O?

A throbbing 32-piece band of masked chaos invites you to dissolve the performer/audience divide and melt into the bedlam, that is the disorienting power of itchy-O. The itchy-O Marching Band (IOMB) is a Denver-based percussion-centered electronic marching band and the mobile arm of the experimental film/music troupe itchy-O. itchy-O brings a sophisticatedly savage sound and the sheer ecstasy of electronic instruments untethered and running free.

With a driving drum corp complemented by an arsenal of special surround sound effects units including synthesizers, theremin, vocoders, and several other hand held electronic devices, the IOMB completely engulfs and immerses an audience from every angle in an electric bog of music, ephemera and spectacle.

The unidentifiable IOMB is waging war on predictable mediocrity with their guerrilla-style performances which feature an artfully hazardous Chinese lion, sensuous dancing twin apparitions, fog, strobes, sequins, sweat and fury.

Checkout this awesome video of their unique show.

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photo-3---Copy-1024x9415Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician | Visual Synthesist | Performer
Boulder, CO
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Artist Site: http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Albums: http://markmosher.bandcamp.com