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John Keston and Cody McKinney Present: Sound/Simulacra
August 23, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.
John C.S. Keston and Cody McKinney present: Sound / Simulacra: A monthly series which explores musical improvisation as a “faithful and intentionally distorted” representational process. Sound / Simulacra will bring together some of the Twin Cities most unique voices to “recreate, distort, and create the hyperreal.”
This month we feature Minneapolis-based Mike Hodnick, aka Kindohm, widely known for his live-coded dancefloor interruptions, wringing algorithmic rhythms and textures from a text editor using the open source software TidalCycles. Combining analog synthesizers and samples, Hodnick’s improvised performances encompass an array of styles from glitchy IDM to odd-time techno. In 2016, Kindohm released “RISC Chip”, an 8-track LP released on Conditional. Receiving positive criticism on Resident Advisor, Lisa Blanning writes: “Hodnick has a way of teasing inhuman funk out of his evolving patterns. RISC Chip succeeds in escaping its programmer’s niche, launching Kindohm’s work into the realm of music that exists for its own sake.” https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/20249 In 2014, Hodnick received the Minnesota Emerging Composers Award from the American Composers Forum, funded by the Jerome Foundation.
John C.S. Keston will start the evening with the debut of Vocalise Sintetica 2.0, which he’ll perform again in Ireland for the Internation Sound in Science Technology and the Arts (ISSTA.ie) festival in September.
Mike Hodnick will improvise electronic music using his live coding techniques and hardware instruments.
Mike Hodnick (live coding), John C.S. Keston (piano), and Cody McKinney (bass) will form a live coding / electroacoustic trio for the last set of the evening.
About Wednesday New Boundaries:
Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts of the local jazz community.