M@D m50 presents: Vir Unis v James Johnson (live PA) pHonaut m50
Ray_rod (Hefty) @ Danny's 1951 W Dickens 21+ 0$
Live soundscape and environmental sound improvisational collaborative performance
& accompanying DJ sets this Monday@Danny's...
Vir Unis & James Johnson
(collaborative live PA) (Atmoworks, Zero Music, Hypnos, Groove Unlimited) Join
Danny's in welcoming an improvisational and interactive live performance between
James Johnson, recording artist and proprietor of Atmoworks.com, and fractal ambient
auteur Vir Unis
James Johnson formed his musical beginnings with the post-industrial
outfit Illusion of Safety during the 1980s. Since those early days he's been carefully
refining his own sound into a lush combination of purely synthetic layers coupled
with a host of delicately processed organic instruments. With over 8 full length
albums and nearly as many collaborative projects to his name, James continues
to release stunning material on such labels as Hypnos, Windfarm Records, and his
own Zero Music imprint. His latest Atmoworks album, Echoes, combines exotic generative
middle eastern textures with enveloping ambient synthesis.
Vir Unis, a master of shifting atmospherics in his own right, has concocted a
unique flavour of pulsating 'fractal groove' rhythms and deep, meditative atmospheres.
His unusual sound arrived on the ambient scene in 1999 with two initial ambient
albums which were soon followed by the aptly titled solo full length 'Pulse n
Atmo' for the Dutch label Groove Unlimited. Veteran producer and sound sculptor
Steve Roach worked with him across three fantastic tribal chill-out albums, and
the Vir Unis sound continued to evolve. Ranging from expansive futuristic electro
to sublime 0-bpm soundworlds, his current sound eludes categorization. His latest
effort, entitled Book of Mutations, is also available from Atmoworks.
this duo has performed in various art galleries, music festivals, and radio stations
across the US and have released at least 7 CDs as a collaborative team. In addition,
both artists have released multiple loop libraries for SonicFoundry, makers of
the well-known Acid Loop software. Using their experiences of live performance
these sound explorers will map out more of the great ambient unknown in realtime,
coming together to create an exquisitely evolving soundscape.
Phonaut (DJ set) (Headtheater Radio,
Mother-list recordings) A resident DJ on 89.3 FM for over 6 years and Sushi Wabi
Tuesday resident, pHonaut's HeadTheater supplies WNUR with an eclectic wind-down
period at the end of the week. His downtempo chill-out sets are made up of house,
dub, electronic jazz, digifunk, downtempo, trance, drone, microglitch, drift,
beatless textures, drummin' space, experimental, & abstract lounge. His touch
on the turntables will certainly set the tone for this deeply melodic evening.
with resident DJ Maximum 50 dropping tracks
not bombs http://m50.net/
I did not actually DJ this evening, and pHonaut
featured a live PA of his own unreleased tracks.