recap:Signal Fest, the Southeast Electronic Music Festival, has invited me back to play again this year.
I'm probably playing first or second on Saturday, meaning I'll be doing about a half-hour set beginning at 9:15pm or 10pm.
Saturday, October 1st
Nightlight - 405 1/2 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill
Tomas Phillips & Jason Bivins (NC)
PAS Musique (Brooklyn, NY)
Derek Piotr (CT)
Balloon Animal Farm (Asheville, NC)
Subscape Annex (NC)
Pas Musique http://pasmusic.weebly.com/
Derek Piotr http://derekpiotr.wordpress.com/
Tomas Phillips & Jason Bivins http://www.incursion.org/phillips/
Balloon Animal Farm http://soundcloud.com/balloon-animal-farm
Subscape Annex http://www.subscapeannex.com/
Facebook event for Saturday night:
Signal Fest page for all the shows this year:
Was asked to play first as the second band had friends they hoped were coming who weren't there yet, not a problem.
rig this year:
Chapman Stick (cello bow in upper left)
Z-Vex SHO (almost hidden, it's directly down from the Stick cable and near the Stick headstock)
E-Bows (partly blocking the SHO - I brought three as backups as they're small)
Whirlwind A/B selector (the open strings on the Stick are sensitive, the AB box helps as a silent mute switch)
Akai Headrush looper
Moog MF-105B Bass MuRF
Moog MF-104SD analog delay
Boss RC-20 looper
Boss RC-20XL looper
digital clock (used to remind myself when I should be wrapping up)
I'd worked out a complex rig that turned the loop block and the FX block into a giant FX loop, then decided I didn't need that elaborate a rig for this performance and went with a comparatively simple setup. Almost never use a bow on Stick but decided to try it out after seeing Tony Levin do so
earlier this month. Worked out ok.
Did not use: the two extra E-Bows.
As usual I stayed for the entire show (I try very hard to do so: I like seeing others' work and also leaving after my set tends to make me feel as though I'm being rude to the other performers) and I'm glad I did: the other performances were all interesting to me. My compliments to PAS for best use of an inflatable zebra: with contact mics it became a percussion instrument.
The inflatable zebra was brought by PAS Musique and oddly enough was not
part of the gear for the band Balloon Animal Farm.