This Wednesday’s interview features the creative partnership known as Camera Lucida.
Camera Lucida is definitely a project based on experiences. Camera Lucida is the duo of Jon Silpayamanant and Roxell Karr, and their collaborations with various dancers or movement artists. Roxell provides experimental electronic music as well as video projections that can be manipulated in real time, while Jon’s focus is playing an array of stringed instruments channeled through different effects pedals.
Above is a excerpt of their piece ‘ Before Anesthesia’. The performance was a collaboration with the Nashville Tennessee based dance troupe, Blue Moves Modern Dance Company.
You can catch them next at the Connect at Bernheim event on Aug. 23rd. They’ll be working with dancers from The Moving Collective. To learn more about this awesome yearly arts event, click here.
Speaking of links, find out more about Camera Lucida at their website dancelucida.com. Below is our discussion, or you can find it by searching out my podcast in the iTunes store. If you subscribe on iTunes, you’ll get all podcast updates automatically…just sayin’.
It’s the middle of the week, listeners. You know what that means….
I figured since the Blind Date Anniversary Party is coming up, and the fact that I’ve been interviewing like mad, I’d give you extra tidbits to hold you over. Today’s guest should more than do. Chervon Koeune is her name, and she is a local experimental musician who also has started the Oso osO series of experimental music nights. Above is a clip of a recent live performance of ‘Kilik’ that transitions into ‘Anywhere’. Video by MaryLiz Guillemi.
In the world of experimental music, much of it is about pushing boundaries; for the musicians themselves and for the listeners. The results usually challenge the listener and, in some cases, endanger their health ( have you ever heard of Danger music?). Chervon is definitely on the lighter side of the spectrum, as she has considered her audience but with little compromise in what she wants creatively. With her latest EP, Klik. Klak., she has managed to create music that is accessible, melodic, and playful.
Thematically, she is more concerned with creating a mood and with the composition of each piece. The percussion is mainly comprised of found sounds pieced together to create the rhythm section. This backed by Chervon’s vocal harmonies and flourishes with a dash of guitar make for a very lush sonic environment. The feel is a touch of the mystical and calm psychedelia.
You can see this potential in her first EP Banyan Tree…kind of like she’s promising you more. And I think she’s made good on that.
I look forward future releases.
To learn more about her you can visit her website here, check out the interview below, or catch her at the Blind Date Anniversary Party…June 20th, at the Rudyard Kipling! I was lucky enough to get her on the boat. I’ll be filling you guys in with the finer details of this celebration as it draws closer. For now, enjoy my chat with Chervon and wait in much anticipation…
Today I spoke with Douglas Lucas, multimedia creative with community aspirations for the Louisville experimental art scene. To learn more about Douglas you can visit his blog at douglaslucas.tumblr.com or just click and listen to the episode below.
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