I'm doing a presentation about early electronic music, the theremin, Sam Hoffman and The Day the Earth Stood Still for a SF Film class at University of Denver this week. This is the first theremin-related activity I've done for quite a while. I also will have some shows and music coming up soon. Stay tuned!
The Textures show at Mutiny Information Cafe was great -- good sets and an amazing shadow puppet show by Herpes Hideaway
Herpes Hideaway Puppet show
textures ambient showcase presents
Victoria Lundy, Haunted Sound Laboratory, Herpes Hideaway
textures ambient showcase features 3 live acts each LAST Sunday of the month, 7:30 p.m.,Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 South Broadway, Denver. Shows are ALL-AGES and beverages are available. We requests a $5 -10 donation for the artists.
The Flux Crew in Concert at the Pine Street Church
Friday, November 16th : 8:00 PM : $20 at the door
1237 Pine Street, Boulder, CO
$15 ONLINE at www.fluxatpine.eventbrite.com (through 11/15)
$15 ONLINE at www.fluxatpine.eventbrite.com (through 11/15)
THE FLUX CREW IN CONCERT AT THE PINE STREET CHURCH Tickets, Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite
join us for an evening of sonic shape shifting
The Flux Crew is a fifteen piece chamber ensemble that engages in real time collaborative composition. The ensemble is made up of outstanding musicians, from diverse musical backgrounds, who are adept at the art of Conduction.
Beginning his professional career, at the age of nineteen, as a musical arranger and multi-instrumentalist (trombone, flutes, keyboards, percussion), Dino J. A. Deane worked in funk bands around Los Angeles. He also worked as a studio recording musician and as a sideman for Ike and Tina Turner. In the mid 1970’s Deane moved to San Francisco where he became involved, as an improvising artist, in the diverse communities of dramatic theater, modern dance, free jazz and punk rock.
Moving to NYC in the early 1980's Mr. Deane pioneered the use of live-electronics, live-looping and live-sampling, simultaneously in three distinct genres of music on the international stage : In the art / punk band Indoor Life, playing trombone controlled synthesizer : In the fourth world music of trumpet master Jon Hassell, as an electro-acoustic percussionist : In the Conduction orchestras of Butch Morris, where he live-sampled the ensembles in performance.
During this period Mr. Deane also worked as a sound designer for dramatic theater, with writer directors Sam Shepard, Julie Hebert and Christoph Marthaler and maintained another long-term relationship in the world of modern dance with dancer choreographer Colleen Mulvihill, creating and performing numerous dance / music works.
In 1997 after collaborating with Butch Morris for twelve years, Deane began conducting his own ensemble, Out of Context (1997 to 2013) and by 2000 he was teaching Conduction in workshops. Since Maestro Morris' passing in 2013, Mr. Deane has committed himself to continuing the legacy of Conduction through education, by providing workshops for conductors, musicians, actors and spoken word artists. He is a co-editor of Morris' book The Art of Conduction and co-produced the 10 CD Box-Set Testament : a Conduction Collection. His current Conduction ensemble is the FluxCrew based in Denver/Boulder.
Between 1985 and 2012, Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris created and produced over 200 Conductions worldwide, refining with each performance this unique musical concept. His numerous recordings and projects express a range of accomplishment that distinguishes him, then as now. Butch Morris' Conductions have embraced improvisatory and interpretive musical cultures - from Jazz ensembles, symphonic orchestras, and electro-acoustic, choral and Pop to traditional musicians and instrumentation from North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle-East -.Through it, Morris has engaged an astonishing number and variety of musicians from different cultures and traditions. He defines it this way:
“Conduction®: The practice of conveying and interpreting a lexicon of directives to modify or construct sonic arrangement or composition; a structure-content exchange between composer /conductor /instrumentalist that provides immediate possibilities to alter or initiate harmony, melody, rhythm, tempo, progression, articulation, phrasing or form by manipulating pitch, dynamics (volume/intensity/density), timbre, duration, silence, and organization in real-time”.
Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris is now recognized as the principal theorist and practitioner in the evolution of the Art of Conduction® -- a significant innovation in the confluence of jazz, new music, improvisation and contemporary classical music. Mr. Morris's work redefines the roles of composer, conductor, arranger and performer, and bridges the gap between composer, interpreter and improviser. His is a world of synthesis whose music and performance contributions will help to sustain the health, longevity, and creativity of music, culture, and the arts in this, our 21st century.
I will be playing a theremin set at ValHallows Eve at Lair of Abraxas this year. Lair of Abraxas are a Viking themed tabletop gaming establishment serving Mead, Wine, and local beer and provide snacks and some foods.
This is a ticketed event.
We will have food, fun, performances, contests, and most excitingly (and for the first time EVER), VIP access before our doors even open! Of course, as ever, we will also include a charity fundraiser.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6 PM – 1 AM
Great Hall of Abraxas
12004 Melody Drive, Westminster, Colorado 80234
Call (720) 502-2142
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Clancy's Irish Pub
7000 West 38th Avenue · Wheat Ridge
Meetup #67 will feature a presentation and performance by Thereminist Victoria Lundy. Well also be at a new venue. Details below.
PRESENTATION: A CENTURY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
The theremin was invented by a young Russian physicist named Lev Sergevich Termen (known in the West as Léon Theremin) in 1919, so we're coming up on the 100th anniversary. It’s a electronically straightforward but musically difficult instrument, and it influenced everything that came after it. But what came before it? We’ll take a look at early electronic instruments and see how we’ve come back to the theremin after it almost disappeared in the 20th century, only to experience a renaissance in the 21st.
Clancy’s Irish Pub in Wheat Ridge has a great traditional pub feel upstairs with a separate stage and bar down a set of stairs in the basement that will be great for performances. They offer a full pub menu and a variety of beers. Checkout pics and menus here https://iloveclancys.com.
7:00-7:20 Arrive, get name tag, consider a donation, order some food and drink
7:30-7:45 Meetup kickoff and announcements
7:45-8:30 A Century of Electronic Music Presentation by Victoria Lundy
8:30-9:00 Mingle and hands-on with Analog Four
9:00-9:30 Theremin performance by Victoria Lundy
9:30-10:00 Mingle, wrap-up
Friday, June 22 9pm
2022 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80206
Pearls and Perils (Denver, Co)
Wishing Girls (London, Denver, San Francisco)
Victoria Lundy (Denver, Co)