WEDNESDAY 2.8

THE LOBBY

salon and meeting place for creative industries

6 to 8pm _ speakers 7pm
free snacks + drinks while supplies last

THIS MONTH IS… 
ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Hear from a showcase of artists about how they got into electronic music and the tools and resources they use to create fresh sounds.

Presenters

Highlights

Supported by

Hosted by

Thom Nguyen

Thom Nguyen is an Asheville-based improvisor and drummer of MANAS, Wasting, We Bow To No Masters, Nest Egg, etc. Producing energetic bursts and invoking a sensitivity to space that one often associates with Free-Jazz and New Music percussion, Nguyen’s approach elegantly bridges works of sonic sculpture with a punk aesthetic of immediacy, of aggression and playfulness.

https://thomnguyen.bandcamp.com/

Andre’ Cholmondeley

Asheville NC based musician, sound designer, guitarist, synthesist and founder of Project/Object, longest running Zappa-alumni-based tribute band in the world. From studying analog synths, musique concrete, tape splicing and world music at Rutgers University, teaching & workshops, to touring the world, Music is central to Andre’s life, spirit and main interests. Locally also know for playing in “Wham Bam Bowie Band”, a tribute to the great.

Andre´ is usually on tour somewhere as Tour Manager, Tech, or Production Manager. Over twenty five years on the road with legends like Al Di Meola, Keith Emerson, moe., Ani DiFranco, Derek Trucks, Pat Metheny and YES.

Andre´ is an interviewer and show-host for MAKE WEIRD MUSIC, the popular YouTube channel and social media presence that promotes unique and envelope-pushing art and artists. He also hosts online music production and performances on his Patreon, all of it a reflection of the increasingly online component for global artists.

Andre´ tours and livestreams solo as WE ARE ANTS TO THEM, an ongoing study of musique concrete, unconventional timbres and sounds utilizing synthesis, samples, guitar, and electronics.

https://soundcloud.com/guitartour/sets/mixtape-solo-electronic
GuitarTour.net
WeAreAntsToThem.com

Elisa Faires

Elisa Faires is a musician, vocalist and composer. She has been singing since she was eight years old. Her early beginnings were rooted in choral singing, and in college she studied opera and classical music as well as electronic music. After studying at the University she spent three years dedicated to her study and singing in Opera and began to pursue a career. In fact, one of her teachers was the great Dr. Robert Moog. As a reaction to the her rigorous training in technique and repertoire, she began improvisation with others and started recording and performing her own experimental music. After having many auditions and classical concerts she decided the conventional Opera scene was not where she wanted to be. She went on to Bali Indonesia to study Classical Balinese gamelan and to experience the culture that surrounds the music in 2001 and again in 2020 under the teaching of Salukat Gamelan Leader and Composer, Dewa Alit. Since then she has performed and recorded with several different projects such as Paw of Zing, Imaginary Numbers, XAMBUCA, Hans Joachim Roedelius, Void Ensemble, Quartet Pounder, Night Wasp, Ivan Seng and with Meg Mulhearn in their collaborative project Spectral Habitat. She has led many improvisational workshops and groups in creative music and sound over the years. For the past 10 years she has been experimenting with vocals and harmonies using multi tracking, loops, effects, modular synthesis and other electronics. She previously has presented sound installations and interacted live in her pieces entitled Photosynthesis and another Dialoga Aquila for The Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center’s annual ReHappening festival. She was awarded a grant in 2007 from Met Life for their Meet the Composer grant. 

https://elisafaires.com/

https://elisafaires.bandcamp.com/album/animisme-2

Thom Nguyen 

Thom Nguyen is an Asheville-based improvisor and drummer of MANAS, Wasting, We Bow To No Masters, Nest Egg, etc. Producing energetic bursts and invoking a sensitivity to space that one often associates with Free-Jazz and New Music percussion, Nguyen’s approach elegantly bridges works of sonic sculpture with a punk aesthetic of immediacy, of aggression and playfulness.

https://thomnguyen.bandcamp.com/

George Nsapo (Natural BLK Invention)

While George Nsapo’s musical history stretches back to early childhood, his artistic path took a decisive turn when he began experimenting with synthesizers and discovering new music while working at a record store in Johnson City, Tennessee. Falling in with the local art/ improv/ noise scene, Nsapo found an outlet for these new musical directions and began playing live. The project itself reflects a deep interest in the influence disco had on early electronic music (Paradise Garage disco into Chicago house/Detroit techno) as well as having a passion for anything otaku related (Video game/Anime soundtracks & late 90s J-Pop) leading to an obsessive immersion into history and artists from these genres. This creative path culminates as Natural BLK Invention, an amalgamation of cultural ideas communicated through electronic sound. House, techno, and breakcore music infused with elements from funk/jazz records, 90s anime, JRPGs, and other media creating a live, synesthetic experience.

Natural Black Invention at Bristol Rhythm & Ruin, 9-3-17

Thom Nguyen 

Thom Nguyen is an Asheville-based improvisor and drummer of MANAS, Wasting, We Bow To No Masters, Nest Egg, etc. Producing energetic bursts and invoking a sensitivity to space that one often associates with Free-Jazz and New Music percussion, Nguyen’s approach elegantly bridges works of sonic sculpture with a punk aesthetic of immediacy, of aggression and playfulness.

https://thomnguyen.bandcamp.com/

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