Photos from Textures Ambient Showcase October 29, 2017, Denver, CO

I attended the Textures Ambient Showcase in Denver tonight. This is a a long-running event occurring on the last Sunday of each month at the Mutiny Information Cafe. I’ll be performing there next month on November 26th as part of the Denver Synth_Drone Collective.

Textures Ambient Showcase features 3-4 live acts each LAST Sunday of the month, 7 p.m.,Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S Broadway, Denver. Shows are ALL-AGES and beverages are available. We requests a $5 -10 donation for the artists.
Symbolicinsight.com/textures.

Textures was awarded Best Ambient Music Showcase for 2017!

Tonight’s lineup was:

  1. Johnathan Cash
  2. Chris Sessions
  3. Haunted Sound Laboratory
  4. unbridled sonic Anarchy

Here are some photos from the show.


Mark Mosher
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist
MarkMosherMusic.com
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Photo / Video Journaling on Denver & Boulder Synth Scene on Instagram

The Denver & Boulder synthesizer scene is just exploding. In most weeks, there are multiple events happening of all types ranging from meetups to jams to concerts. I’ve started photo and video journaling the events I attend out on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/markmoshermultimedia.

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I’m pointing this account out as I last year I went through a serious round of voluntary simplification where I deleted all my social accounts except for Facebook and Twitter. So if you followed my old Instagram or want to start following use this new account.

My journal this week includes photos and videos from:

  • Freq Boutique:  A monthly event catered around modular synthesizers and synthesists hosted by WMD Device’s Alex Anderson (Aka Nasty Nachos). You can think of it kind of like an open mic night for synth heads.
  • The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup #57: Our Effects Electric – An Outboard FX Processor Roundup

I look forward to follows and following you fellow synth geeks back.

Spreading the Word – 3rd Law Dance Theater Presenting Elision Project Vol. 2 April 21-23 in Boulder

Spreading the word…

I was first introduced to the 3rd Law Dance/Theater through my friend and Darwin Grosse who collaborated with them on numerous occasions. Last week, I was invited to attend a rehearsal for their upcoming show Elision Project Vol. 2.

It’s just a fantastic show and includes collaborations with commissioned scores by Conor Brown, Jesse Manno and Tom Wasinger so I wanted to spread the word.

Particulars

When: April 21, 22, 23
Where: Dairy Arts Center in Boulder
Tickets: https://tickets.thedairy.org/Online/3rdLaw
Web Site: http://3rdlaw.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3rdlawdancetheater/

About the Show

3RD LAW 3rd Law Dance/Theater is an award-winning modern/contemporary dance company that demonstrates a passionate belief in the power of live, in-the-moment performance. The company has been producing completely original, highly innovative work since 2001 presenting a panorama of evening-length, provocatively themed works and site-specific installations. The directors and dancers profess a creative vision that merges a powerful, energetic bodily idiom with a thoughtful and personal spirit and desire to create a magical space for widely diverse audiences that will transport them outside of the here and now

Last year’s well received Elision Project, EPV.1, spotlighted the wonderful performing arts hub that our very talented local musicians and dancers create in Boulder and surrounding communities. 3rd Law is recreating the concept as Elision Project Vol. 2 (EPV2), an entirely new evening to, once again, stimulate conversations between music and dance, create a platform for audiences to witness the way in which collaborations take life, support our community of local artists and create fruitful new works through collaboration. “One of our goals has always been to seek new directions for collaborations, and challenge our choreographic style with new music and sound,” says Jim LaVita, 3rd Law Artistic Co-Director, “with that in mind The Elision Project materialized as a platform for new conversations with internationally recognized composers whom we are honored to have as part of our local landscape.”

HOW THE EVENING UNFOLDS… Each composer will play a set consisting of a piece of their own choosing and then the commissioned work created with 3rd Law. The contrasting forms of recorded and performed music in both classical and modernist idioms will be united by the athletic poeticism of the company’s eight dancers.

About the Music

Jesse Manno

Jesse Manno is an inventive one-man band blending many cultures’ sounds with a keen sense of dancer timing and interplay. Middle Eastern lutes, flutes, electronics, percussion, and voice express Manno’s broad stylistic range.
In rehearsal, I got to hear one of Jesse’s pieces. It was really interesting and he made use of prepared according – bam!

Tom Wasinger

Tom Wasinger will utilize the Viol Da Gamba and human voices in an exploration of personal and collective grief. Tom is also the founder of The Lost Angel Stone Ensemble, the world’s only touring collection of resonating stone instruments. This is the first public performance with these instruments in 18 years, featuring a reunion with fellow composer Jesse Manno.
I got to hear one of Tom’s pieces as well on the Viol Da Gamba which I’d had the opportunity of hearing live before.
Fantastic! What I DIDN’T get to hear was the resonating stone instrument – so I’m super excited to see this at the performance I’ll attend.  Here is a link on Tom’s site for this instrument.

Connor Brown

Conor Brown’s clarinet performances feature complex rhythms and colorful ornamentation influenced by his familiarity with world music. His compositions here are inspired by the sweeping prairies, big sky, and jagged peaks of the American West.

Connor wasn’t at the early rehearsal I attended – but the rough cut recording of what he is going to play was quite moving.

Webiste: http://www.conorbrownmusic.com/

Video from a Past Performance

Just to give you a sense for the type of shows 3rd Law produces – here is a video of a Authentic Re-Production” which was a collaboration with Darwin Grosse.

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
Facebook Event Page

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.