IMPROVISATIONAL MUSIC TRACKS

Developing and performing "Experimental" and "improvisational"  music (my favorite phrase for it is "Sound Music")  has become an opportunity for me to try to connect musical energy with whatever is happening at the venue where the event is taking place.  Promoting that exchange is the motivating challenge of me.

Meyer Hirsch and I explored several concepts through "experimental" techniques. 
Internally, we were playing with the idea of where the source of inspiration can come from. 

Tracks by Hirsch and Randy: 
This Island Could Be Trouble 

 

The set list was one of our creations from the Stay Strange music series gig: 

THERE ARE  THINGS KNOWN AND THINGS UNKNOWN 
           AND IN BETWEEN ARE THE DOORS 

 

Trade off interactions 
listen listen listen 
respond to other and/or respond to content and formal inspirations that need to be explored

KAVA GALLERY SUNDAY JULY 8TH 2012 7PM 

                                 SET LIST: 
HIRSCH   ----  PLAYER PIANO STYLE POEM 

I am off to the side 

TRANSITION: 

I enter and start on the bag while Hirsch is playing 

1. MAKING OUR WAY THROUGH THE SLUDGE AND DEBRIS TO THE OTHER SIDE WHERE THE FLOWERS ARE, MAYBE 
(PEDALS  U4 -- P3,  P4 P5) 

                   both of us on bags 

TRANSITION:
Hirsch starts on guitar while I recite the title with the Bag 
(U5  P2 AND U4 P1) 

2. TORMENTING DREAMS: 
ELECTRIC GUITAR 
            Hirsch solo guitar then nod me in on guitar 

TRANSITION:

Hirsch continues while I get against the wall experimenting with source, form, content by adjusting body   RANDY STARTS ON GUITAR AND NOD HIRSCH IN. 

3. AGAINST THE WALL  THE CLOUDS  THE STARS AND ON AND ON AND SO ON FOREVER AND EVER 

     me on guitar, Hirsch on cans 

                                                                       

TRANSITION: 
Randy pulse on major seconds 

4. MAJOR SECONDS 
(explore definition of major second (could be whole metal bar across frets (clustered major seconds) 
                                                                                           TRANSITION: 

Randy begin rolling sound on guitar 

5. ONE STEP EITHER WAY UNEXPECTED: 
Randy on "rolling pattern(U3  patch 1) Hirsch on guitar 

                                                                       

TRANSITION: 
Hirsch starts with bow 

6. UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE: 
I join with my bow 
       (sheets of sustained sound crossing ) 
  Experiment with source visualisation 
you are seated in a violin section of an orchestra  contemplating the next riff )

 

TRANSITION TO... 

END WIH HIRSCH BACK ON SCROLLING POETRY???????? 

EXPLORATORY INSPIRATIONS: 

SHAPE VS. FORM: 
Shape and form are two can be construed as two different things. 

FORM IS MERCURIAL: 
The shape that  sound suggests is 
just a tweak away from suggesting a different shape or form. 

WHERE DOES CONTENT COME FROM? 
From what you see, hear, gather from the environment-- 
FEAR, LOVE, COMFORT, DISCOMFORT,
SOUND AND CONSCIOUSNESS: 


Shoot for something along the lines of improvisers who experimented with Sound and consciousness(Don Pullen, Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Ornette) 

Trigger words and thoughts: 

EXPERIMENTAL AND SPONTANEOUS

The Sound Music Suit project grew out of my interest in sound waves as a type of sculpture. 
The label "Sound Music" makes sense to me because I can mount any object on the suit (machine parts, feathers, etc.) as well as trigger sounds with sensors.  As a result, any sound in the world that is appropriate to the sculpture that emerges when the sound suit is in action can be incorporated. 

Sound Music suit tracks:Tracks are now available from my performance at the Second 
Annual Experimental Guitar Show in San Diego. 

Sound Music suit press: 
Blurt Magazine 
2011 Guitar Show write up in San Diego Reader 
Interview about auditioning for America's Got Talent 
Great Photo sequence by Chris Woo 
Third Annual San Diego Experimental Guitar Show in Sd Reader 

Sound Music Suit in the wild:Tracks for download 
Second SD Experimental Guitar Show 
Detail Page for the "Garage Gig" 
Technomania circus performance details 
Tower Bar Show with Innerds, Upsilon Acrux and 2 Up 
Third Annual San Diego Exp[experimental Guitar Show 

Sound Suit development: 
Find out how 3 San Diego artists are developing a whole chapter for the Sound Music Suit. 

Thanks to: 
The Trummerflora Collective - A major reason why the new music scene has come from the ivory towers down to the street. 
San Diego Experimental Guitar Show