Autumn Light at Lumonics with Victoria Lundy, Mark Mosher, and monoscene

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Autumn Light

Victoria LundyMark MosherMonoscene

October 6, 2023, 8 pm

Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery 800 E 73rd Ave Unit 11, Denver, CO 80229

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L'automne est un deuxième printemps où chaque feuille est une fleur.
Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.

― Albert Camus

Three artists conjure the vibrant colors, mellow refracted light, and entrancing blue skies of Autumn in a venue dedicated to sound, sight, and vision. Autumn Light is the first appearance at Lumonics by Victoria Lundy, Mark Mosher, and monoscene. Please join us for a sonic journey of light and sound.

monoscene is an experimental electronic music project by Christoph Scholtes. monoscene employs multiple artistic concepts and sound sources, including modular synthesis, tape loops, acoustic elements, vocals, and field recordings to push creative boundaries of the electronic music genre. Born and raised in Germany, Christoph lives in Colorado and actively participates in the local Colorado music community. His family and the mountains inspire him.

Mark Mosher plays, composes, and improvises original music from experimental cinematic soundscapes to techno using hardware and software synthesizers, samplers, and effects. For Autumn Light, Mark will perform with Percussa AudioCubes and Tenori-On. Mark is acknowledged as a leading practitioner of the Percussa AudioCubes, having developed 9 Box Method and Templates for them.

Victoria Lundy is a noted thereminist who has played in the Denver experimental/underground scene since the 90s. In addition, she performs classic musique concrète, often in collaboration with Mark Mosher and Thomas Lundy in the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble. Currently, she's concentrating on solo ambient work exploring the expressive qualities of the theremin.

Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery is an immersive light sculpture gallery featuring the work of light artists Dorothy and Mel Tanner. Lumonics is an artform that combines light, music, and sculptures to create immersive experiences and is a perfect venue for electronic music.

 


Video from "Frankenstein" performance at Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival

The Carbon Dioxide Ensemble and Diablo Montalban joined forces as the Carbon Diablo Ensemble to present a multimedia deconstruction, reconstruction, and live score for the 1910 silent film Frankenstein.

Mark Mosher of CO2E created this short recap of our performance. The venue was completely full, with overflow standing room only audience members in the anteroom and down the stairs! 






I will be playing Firefly Music, a collaboration between Lauri Lynnxe Murphy and Ben Coleman

Firefly Music is a project that Lauri Lynnxe Murphy first started working on over 10 years ago in grad school at The Ohio State University, watching the fireflies come out and wishing that there was a way to share them with her friends in Colorado. Little did she know (as do most Coloradans) that we have fireflies HERE, and their numbers have been growing!

Firefly music graphic
 
 
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Friday and Saturday (July 7 & 8) please tune in for the world premier on livestream of Firefly Music, streaming from Fountain Creek Nature Center, where the firefly flashes will be transformed into sounds, and accompanied by live musicians. You can watch from the comfort of your home! Lauri is  thankful to her collaborator, the incredible Ben Coleman, and excited to hear the collaborations with Victoria Lundy's theremin, and the incomparable Rare Byrd$ featuring Korryne Da'nell Coleman and Kheya Lenay Yeager. Firefly Music was supported by an Insite Fund grant,  RedLine Contemporary Art Center, and the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Video for Drone Day 2023

I created a video for Rocky Mountain Synth Meet May 27 2023 Drone Day, part of an International Drone Day,
an annual celebration of drone, community, and experimental sounds!

Sound is multi tracked Theremin, Reaktor Molecular, in Ableton. Video was made in (of all things) Adobe Photoshop. 




 


Lafayette Electronic Music Festival : Carbon Diablo Ensemble on April 22 2013


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Saturday April 22 : Starting @ 7PM (2 acts)
Center for Musical Arts, 200 E Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO

Carbon Diablo Ensemble - Live Cinema Performance
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The Carbon Dioxide Ensemble and Diablo Montalban join forces as the Carbon Diablo Ensemble to present a multimedia deconstruction, reconstruction, and live score for the 1910 silent film Frankenstein.

The Carbon Dioxide Ensemble performs improvisational musique concrète with interactive visuals. Members include Thomas Lundy on Copper Heart articulated with dry ice, Victoria Lundy on Theremin and Live Electronics, and Mark Mosher on Live Sampling, Visuals, and Mix.

Performance artist Diablo Montalban, the Master of Audio Disaster, mixes live art through sound collage, drawing inspiration from music, pop culture, and noise. Diablo works spontaneously, creating pieces that are unique for the moment.

In Diablo’s live pop-up performances, he combines multiple sound sources with natural atmospherics — combining, overlapping, reversing, whatever — to create something original, never to be performed the same way again . . . Diablo is obviously influenced by Wayne Coyne’s parking lot experiments. While Wayne’s celebrity is able to attract hundreds, Diablo is often left to his own devices with a handful of quizzical looks for his troubles. . .

Ryan Wurst and Aaron Alexander - Live Constructed VisualSonics
Ryan Wurst and Aaron Alexander perform an improvisational mix of generative ambience and camera-based visuals processed and mixed in real-time. Hailing from Pueblo, CO where both teach media-based music and art at the University of Colorado, the duo explore slow-moving sonic motifs that surge and swell through live visual pan/tilt/zoom explorations of intimate environments constructed in tiny terrariums.

LEAF2023: Schedule:

March 10th – April 30th:
Sync Exhibition @ The Collective Gallery

Friday, April 21st, 7pm – FREE:
Rue/Bainbridge @ CMA

Saturday, April 22, 8pm – FREE:
The Carbon Diablo Ensemble @ CMA

Saturday, April 22, 7pm – FREE:
Ryan Wurst & Aaron Alexander @ CMA

Sunday, April 30th, 7pm –
Morton Subotnick and Lillevan @ The Arts Hub:  Go here for tickets

 


 


Scream Screen: Noche de Terror with CO2 Ensemble October 29

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SCREAM SCREEN PRESENTS
Noche de Terror

Hosted by Theresa Mercado
Double Feature Saturday, October 29 at 7pm • Cemetery of Terror/Don’t Panic
pre-film performance by Carbon Dioxide Ensemble (CO2E)
With a special Halloween party in the Henderson-Withey Lounge starting at 5:30pm with tricks, treats and prizes for best costume!!

Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver 80206

TICKETS and LINKS: https://linktr.ee/CO2E

About the CO2 Ensemble

CO2 Ensemble, a collaboration with Thomas Lundy, Victoria Lundy, and Mark Mosher, is an improvisational musique concrète ensemble performing with copper heart and dry ice, theremin, and live sampling with interactive visuals. In this unique music and multimedia act, Mark uses the Elektron Octatrack dynamic performance sampler and other electronics to live-sample Thomas Lundy as he manipulates a Copper Heart with dry ice and other objects. Victoria Lundy accompanies on theremin and live electronics. The only audio source for Octatrack besides drum samples is the input from the contact mic on the Copper Heart. Mark also provides interactive visuals with live camera input to enhance the experience.

Since 2014, CO2 Ensemble has performed multimedia concerts in and around Denver. We played the long-running Concréte Mixer concert series at the Walnut Room, were the opening act for day 2 of the Denver International Noise Fest, collaborated using graphical scores with the filmmaker Taylor Dunne, and were invited to play a music convocation for the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver performing on stage at the Gates Concert Hall.

CO2E descends from Denver’s Carbon Dioxide Orchestra, a group that performed in the 1990s and early 2000s. An earlier incarnation of the CO2 Orchestra performed in the 1980s.

About Scream Screen
Scream Screen - an ongoing series of films hosted and curated by Theresa Mercado - presents a terrifying trip to Mexico to spotlight two of Mexican gore-master Rubén Galindo Jr.’s most remarkable entries to the horror canon: CEMETERY OF TERROR and DON’T PANIC!

Cemetery Of Terror: The directing debut of Rubén Galindo Jr. (DON’T PANIC, GRAVE ROBBERS), CEMETERY OF TERROR is easily the wildest zombie movie to ever emerge from Mexico! On Halloween night, a group of bored teenagers steal a corpse from the morgue and take it to a nearby cemetery. Once there, they perform a Satanic ritual in an attempt to bring it back to life. Unfortunately, the kids chose the body of a savage serial killer who had just been shot dead by police. Whoops! The group of fun-seeking youngsters unwittingly revive the undead sadist, and only occult expert Dr. Carden (legendary Mexican character actor Hugo Stiglitz) can end the madness! Filled with gratuitous gore effects that would feel right at home in a Fulci film, CEMETERY is non-stop thrills and bloodshed from beginning to end.

Don’t Panic: A bonkers tribute to A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET from Mexican horror king Rubén Galindo Jr. (CEMETERY OF TERROR, GRAVE ROBBERS), DON’T PANIC is a surreal and action-packed rager that’s guaranteed to leave audiences awestruck and dumbfounded. It’s Michael’s (Jon Michael Bischof, who also performs the film’s memorable theme song) seventeenth birthday. His friends have decided to surprise him with the ultimate gift: breaking into his house and playing with a Ouija board! But this harmless fun quickly transforms into a supernatural terror, as newly-summoned demon Virgil possesses and murders Michael’s friends! Defying reality at every turn, DON’T PANIC is an awe-inspiring 1980s horror classic, now newly restored from the original 35mm camera negative.

Here's some CO2 Ensemble action from Drone Day 2022: 



 

 


Syn Sunday Set Recording from April 2017

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A recording of my set from SYNTHESIZER SUNDAY (SYN-SUNDAY): A UNION OF ARCHITECTURE AND SOUND was captured by Kuxaan Sum who played at that event. 
Sunday, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
April 2017
at Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria, 14th & Curtis
Like architecture, which starts from basic elements: glass, sand, and stone to create a building, synthesizers start from basic sine waves modulated to produce sound into music. Join us for this open-air concert at one of Denver’s most prominent cultural facilities where five musicians taking turns playing synthesizers will dedicate their performances to the distinctive glass roof of the Galleria.

Soundcloud Synthesizer Sunday Recording

There's also a recording of the jam that all the musicians did at the end of the show.

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New work and updated website for the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble!

The Carbon Dioxide Ensemble is:
Copper heart played with dry ice by Thomas Lundy, live sampled into my Octatrack, along with Victoria Lundy accompanying on Theremin and live electronics.

For more information about our ensemble, go to carbondioxideensemble.com
Here is the  Carbon Dioxide Ensemble’s latest performance captured in 4K video with multiple angles with interactive visuals by synthesist Mark Mosher.

This video was originally presented as part of the The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet 2022 Drone Day celebration.