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John Keston and Cody McKinney Present: Sound/Simulacra Volume 2
February 22, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$10 Admission. $5 with student ID.
John 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”.
Wednesday Feb. 22nd, 2017
Sound/simulacra: John C.S. Keston and Graham O’Brien
John C.S. Keston is an award winning composer of electronic, experimental, and instrumental music. His work embraces the chaotic ambiguities of environmental and sensorial influences providing context within unpredictable and everyday events. His unconventional compositions convey a spirit of discovery and exploration through the use of graphic scores, chance, generative techniques, analog & digital synthesis, sound design, signal processing, and acoustic piano.
Graham O’Brien is a drummer and electronic music producer/composer from St. Paul, MN. His most recent work is focused on the interplay between his unique drumming and composition styles. Currently he is performing new music written for solo live performance, utilizing a customized electro-acoustic drum set concept. As he puts it, “I’m exploring ways to perform my music – or rather, conduct it – via the rhythms of my drumming, in real-time. My performance concept is a practical way to extend the range of my drum set to include control of melodic and harmonic electronic instruments.”