I often work with field recordings, but i don’t often work with chamber orchestras. I make recordings of rivers, trains, farms, cows, trees, wind, fog horns, church bells, traffic noise, and coffee shops. These mundane things yield the most rigorous and beautiful sounds that I use in installations, and compositions. When asked to work on a piece for wild Up, I jumped at the
The Porch of July is a folk music singalong held annually at Machine Project, your friendly Echo Park art-collective//storefront//FryBQ-headquarters. Laura Steenberge, Ezra Buchla, Adrian Tenney, and Heather Lockie put together a song book, and performed for/with about 50 people who showed up to sing, stomp feet, bang on frying pans, and have a great time. The event was like the best parts of
damn. california beer + california food + california music = california band. we are making chile rellenos and planning for the new wild up season. very exciting stuff in the works with great music, tons of great beer, and perhaps a shared musical experience with our friends to the east… stay tuned!! – Chris Kallmyer and Chris Rountree
5am :: deep fog // cows waking up // coyotes howling // birds chirping // dew falling from the oak above onto our tent. I escaped LA this weekend to Ojai (90 minutes from LA) to find a small campsite overlooking a field of blissed-out-cows. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys wine, grilled veggies, and sleeping in earshot of cattle. California.
Many folks weighed in late last week about the tuxedo via twitter. I had a hard time getting out some of these thoughts in 140 characters, so decided to write up some of my ideas here. I hope you enjoy, its a great discussion. The orchestra is a gigantic, antiquated, hulking, financially unsustainable, mannered, ceremonious, unapproachable, beautiful, opulent, complicated beast. Its like a manatee;