Saturday Aug 23rd 2014 @Pyramid Atlantic
Sonic Circuits Fest Benefit with Phong Tran & Pat Cain, Travis Johns, Lab Mice, Anne Accordion
Phong Tran & Pat Cain
Travis Johns is a composer and sound artist recently transplanted to Baltimore, Md. Using processed field recordings, prepared instruments and homebuilt analog electronics, he creates pieces that blur the lines between performance, composition and installation, often using the environment and biological processes as inspiration for his works. For this performance, he will be creating visual art prints by way of an electro-mechanical array designed to transfer the vibrations of amplified water movement into both a sonic and physical medium.
Lab Mice was conceived back in November 2012 and went through several stages before our first performance in April 2013. We wanted to create something new, not just a combination of our usual sounds and tendencies. Chris usually pays heavy drone electronics, while I tend towards amplified objects with quickly changing textures.
I decided to slow down my playing using circular motions and amplified motors. Chris chose to speed up his reaction time with his electronics and also used bowed cardboard and wood. The results sound machine-like yet warm and unpredictable. We both employ electronic and acoustic sound sources. The dynamics vary from silence to near silence to quiet.
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