May 15 | Tiny Bar at Black Iris | Curved Light | Gardener | $6 - $10 RSVP
Curved Light is the audio/visual duo of Peter Tran and Deirdre Smith. Conceptualized in Baltimore and formalized in Austin, they utilize the modular synth for sound and vision to create immersive, psychedelic fourth worlds that thrive in a live context. Curved Light has shared the stage with S U R V I V E, Suzanne Ciani, and Lower Dens.
“It’s one of 2017’s first great electronic full-lengths, and makes it look easy.” - Sputnikmusic
Gardener is "Ex-Make Noiser Dash Lewis returns with a new set of deeply-creviced compositions for voice and modular synthesizer. All tracks are performed live, and in this four-song suite, Dash's talent for loop building and deconstruction shines.
Pieces flourish with a breadth of emotion; constantly building and churning. Heavy waves of bass cascade upon gentle layers of vocal chanting. Lights shimmer from deep within the void.
The witness is treated to a truly organic experience as vocal layers intertwine with sequenced patterns and thunderous drones. Gardener exemplifies a true "Die Mensch-Maschine" ethos. When coupled with live construction of vocal knots, one can easily appreciate the synthesizer as an actual cyber-entity as well as performative instrument."
-Joe Bastardo, Moss Archive