September 9th, 2009, 10:41 am by Greg
September 2nd, 2009, 2:46 pm by Greg
“I try to reinvent my songs every time I play,” Son Lux (aka, Ryan Lott) told the crowd at MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 on Friday, September 4. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s cool.”
Armed with a big batch of shiny, new arrangements, Lux and violinist Caleb Burhans deconstructed and then totally rebuilt songs from the debut Son Lux CD, “At War with Walls and Mazes,” the album that earned him Best New Artist kudos from National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” last year.
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We here at Nippertown.com just love it when visual art and music come together in one cool, mindboggling package. And apparently, so do the fine folks at MASS MoCA.
Last weekend, the massive museum hosted a thoroughly winning performance by the Brooklyn band Balthrop, Alabama, whose musical performance was accompanied by the pen and ink drawings of Michael Arthur which were projected on a behind-the-stage screen as Arthur was making his marks.
This weekend, MASS MoCA has something similar – but different, of course – planned.
Album cover design for Son Lux's At War With Walls & Mazes, created by Joshue Ott using Superdraw software
Composer-beatmaster Son Lux
– who was named best new artist of 2008 by National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered – performs at MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 at 8pm Friday, September 4.
And he’ll be accompanied by Joshue Ott, a time-based multi-media artist, who will provide visuals to accompany the music. Ott will be utilizing his superDraw program to create evolving organic animations.
And just to make things a little more interactive, audience members will also be able to make their own contributions to the visual hootenanny with your iPhone or iPod touch.
You might want to do a little free app downloading in advance, though.
So if ya got ’em, bring ’em.
Just be sure to turn the ringer off…