FMRL: DREKKA/Timber Rattle/Cherry Blossoms/TBA
::DREKKA (Bloomington, IN)
Working under the name DREKKA since 1996, composer Michael Anderson has toured, traveled, and collaborated extensively, collecting memories and building a personalized archive of sound that dates back to the mid-1980's. He has recorded and toured as a member of Lovesliescrushing, Turn Pale, In Gowan Ring, Stone Breath, Jessica Bailiff and many more artists. Throughout years of performing and recording, Anderson has explored early industrial tape culture, fragile bedroom noise-folk, and expansive cinematic textures, releasing a large body of work on labels such as Auris Apothecary, Dais, and Anderson's own label, Bluesanct. His music and performance touch on themes of silence, dreams and memory; though rather than obscuring his identity, as can often be the effect of experimental music, DREKKA offers a direct insight into Anderson's working mind and his tenuous cache of recollections. The personal and the delicate are not obfuscated by poetic abstractions, but on vivid display. While the notions of the "haunting", "etherial" and "hypnogogic" are easy recourse in describing ambient music and art, DREKKA unequivocally occupies and deals in those dark spaces which comprise the ephemeral province of memory and dreams, the real ghosts of time and sound.
TIMBER RATTLE (California):
TIMBER RATTLE is a roving, revolving and ongoing music project that continues to explore the connections between primordial sound, landscape, and the musics that have derived from our relationships to space and place throughout time. This contemplation manifests in a kind of "psyche-pastoral", a music both spatially vast and intimately inward-looking, which seeks to create a celebratory and reflective environment that shares a border with nature and silence. While never straying too far from the mountain-hymns that are at its roots, the songwriting - which simultaneously embodies and considers its own history and geography - is yet suffused with a vocabulary of drone, collected recordings and sound-experimentation. An intuitive exploration of palette, pattern, and scale is the softly shifting foundation for arcane texts and vocals, which inhere as sound and instrument in the sonic celebration of the meeting and interfolding of land and bodies, animals and plants, language, magic, life and death.
John Allingham and Peggy Snow's longrunning folk band
6:30 doors; 7 pm start
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