“Spliced 3”, featuring chromedecay artist Bill Van Loo. Bill will play a live set from his recent release “Ypsilanti by Night“, featuring video shot in and around Ypsilanti.
Friday, September 25 – Ypsilanti, MI.
On Saturday, September 19, 2009: Bill Van Loo will be performing a closing set at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD) as part of the Strange and Beautiful Music III event. Admission: $12.00 | $8.00 after 8PM; Bill will be performing from midnight-1AM.
On Monday, February 16, Joshua Schnable will be presenting a set of new music at free_form_mash_up in Princeton, NJ. The show starts at 9:00PM and is free.
The set will be based on Joshua’s new material for an upcoming release on chromedecay, and will also feature new video from Bill Van Loo.
For more information:
Summer arrived with much anticipation of working on lots of music, but it didn’t materialize quite to expectations yet.
Still, some music has been worked on, and a lot of guitar has been played (bringing with it a new appreciation for the instrument and its possibilities).
Here are a few recent bits to check out:
By the end of the summer, I should hopefully have a new chromedecay release available; still not sure whether that will be a digital-only release via iTunes and the other digital distributors, a CD + digital release, or a free chromedecay digital release.
On Friday, March 14, Bill Van Loo & J. Schnable will be playing a new music & video set entitled “memory, intention & evidence” at the Sync08 Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. The show starts at 7PM and is FREE! The show will feature new music from the duo and a brand-new visual set to accompany it, all on the gorgeous triple-screen setup in the Duderstadt Center’s Video Studio space.
The Sync08 Festival is held at the Duderstadt Center on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. If you’re coming out, you might want to look at a map or directions to the Duderstad Center.
2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2094
I’ve been doing some work in Processing over the last few months, and was especially inspired after getting the Processing book by Ben Fry and Casey Reas for Christmas. Here’s a sketch from tonight’s work, exploring the rotate() and translate() commands.
I’m please to present two new videos, now available on both Vimeo and YouTube. The first is a full 40-minute performance from bill van loo & j. schnable at the Sync07 festival last year. The second is a short piece of timelapsed footage, with an ambient guitar soundtrack.
A quick update on the recently recorded “winter guitar record”:
1. There’s now an official title for the record. It’s going to be called ‘6 strings for a winter’s day’, to reflect the two important pieces of the record’s inspiration (winter) and sound source (guitar).
2. It will be officially released on Tuesday, January 31 – just one short week from today. The final editing, mixing, and mastering is being finished tonight and possibly Thursday. Once that’s finished, the packaging can be finalized, printed, cut, stamped, and jewel cases stuffed.
There will be an official release announcement posted once the record is available for sale. Check back Tuesday, January 31 for that.
On Saturday, February 4th, the duo of Bill Van Loo + J. Schnable will team up once again to perform a set of live music. The theme for this night is “playing instruments”, and will feature more physical instrument-playing than the duo had often done in past live performances. Expect looped ambient guitar, lovely filtered Rhodes electric piano, and the intricate electronic underpinnings that the two are known for.
The show is at Scene Metrospace in East Lansing, MI. Doors are at 7pm.
303 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Also appearing will be other members of thinkbox, shenanigans.tv and bubblegone vs verazone.