Line-up /PROCESSING with Peter Kirn?
SONIC CHOP SHOP with D NUMBERS
DIALOG – CULTURAL ACTIVISM
It all started in January 2002. Three instrumental musicians decided they wanted to make electronic music. One piece at a time, D Numbers began adding effects, loopers, samplers, drum machines, synthesizer and finally computers to their typical rock band arsenal (guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.) Each electronic instrument added to the setup changed not only the band's sound but their process as well. Years of augmenting and adapting this setup through trial and error have made D Numbers masters of signal flow, live processing/looping and midi synced electronics.
Sonic Chop Shop fuses the interests, abilities and instruments of the attendants with each other as well as the interests, abilities and instruments of D Numbers. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own instruments, pedals, loopers, processors, drum machines, sequencers, mixing boards and voices to the workshop. The fusion will begin right off the bat. What happens when we put Jon Doe's saxophone through Jane Doe's effects chain then on to Juan Doe's looping station? Or what if we put Jane Doe's voice through the gate on D Numbers' drum machine? The answers lie under the hood at Sonic Chop Shop. It is an experiment in the art of electro-acoustic music process with total strangers, perhaps even your next band mate.
A note to attendees:
Attendees need NOT have any experience with electro-acoustic music. That is how D Numbers started, so can you. Advanced instrumentalists and electronic musicians have a lot to offer and learn as well. No points will be awarded for skill. The process assembled by the group will be totally unique and a mystery until they begin chopping.
Bring something to incorporate to the FrankenRig we will assemble together. If you have a midi instrument, bring a midi cable. If you are a singer, bring a microphone and cable. If you just want to watch and listen, that's ok too.
Let's create a monster!