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Event Archive - How to Build an Airplane: three hours of live electronic music: Dorian Douma, Nathan Johnson, Mike Plays Idmified Drums On His Laptop, Ryan Plays The Dx7 Fm Synthesizer, His Guitar And The Rhodes Pia, Jake Brings An International Sound With His Computer-programmed

Fri. May 23rd 2003 11:00 pm - midnight @  Grindstone Cafe across from Value Village (All Ages) 11:00 pm - midnight
cover is optional.
THE SET-UP
Three computers, a couple vintage synthesizers, a guitar, a vocoder, a bunch of drum modules and a 707 to sequence them, and five guys who know how to play everything. We jam for three hours straight, usually with three or more of us playing at any one time. Each of us focuses on one elemnt of the mix. Usually, Pema's on the ambient synthesizers, Nathan's on the hard beats or basslines, Mike's on the wacky IDM beats, Ryan's on his guitar and Jake (who joined us a couple weeks ago) is on funky world-beat fx and drums on his iMac. But then Pema will start playing the guitar, Mike might take off for awhile and have a coffee, Nathan might hop on Pema's computer... it's a very cool, flexible show. When they get bored of a song, then end it and start over.

DANCE MUSIC DISCLAIMER:
We arent' playing dance music. It's an electronic show that you sit around at and chat with people next to you, and read stuff and eat food and drink alcohol and coffee. The show is mighty trippy so stoners, get stoned before coming to the show. Everyone else, you won't need drugs to feel it.

WHAT OUR MUSIC WILL REMIND YOU OF:
Old documentary soundtracks recorded on VHS super long play mode. Boards of Canada. Squarepusher. Manitoba. Aphex Twin. Autechre. Funkstorung. Brian Eno. Radiohead's electronic stuff. 80s video games. Generic Electroclash.

You should come and bring your friends of all ages. Pay cover as you leave if you feel like it.
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