May 28th, 2014

Readers. Listeners. Bloggers. How are you? The slow countdown to Blind Date’s birthday continues. An extra episode while you wait….

Today’s study in creativity is with Nick Hill. I’ve been sitting on this episode for awhile, and I hope you find it worth the wait. Nick is probably best known for his music project Phourist, though he also dabbles in visual art. Most of the tracks that make up the project are piano or  guitar (or combination of the two) driven with added flourishes and accents. These are usually comprised of found sound based textures, synth layers, or the efforts of his backing band, The Photons.

As far as tempo, there are songs of the more ambient, ‘empty theater echo’ variety as well as more upbeat and fast paced work. Either way, Nick has his own interesting character to what he does.

Listen in below to him chat about his creative process, ideas, and how he has had a love of ambient music since a young age, playing with the ‘sound wall’ at department stores.

To learn more about Nick Hill and his music visit his band site here, or his Facebook page. Peruse his music while you wait for his next release, which he is currently working on. Above is the video for his track ‘The Wave And The Powers That Be’.

If you’d like to meet him yourself, you can find him at OPEN this coming Saturday ( May 31st). He’ll be playing along with Tall Squares and Buffalo. Presented by Socius Opus. Roxell Karr will be providing projections. Doors at 7:30. $ 10 cover.

Best.

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Event round up

What’s up listeners?

Wednesday again. This week for your benefit, here is a list of events coming up around our fair city.

Thursday, Feb. 6th

Mind Over Mirrors, Matt Christensen, Shedding
Dreamland, 810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
As part of the New Media Project, Jaime Fennelly as Mind Over Mirrors, Matt Christensen, and Shedding will be performing at Dreamland Performing and Visual Arts Space. Doors open at 7 PM, and the first act begins at 8 PM. $ 10 admission.

Friday, Feb. 7th


Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit Opening Reception

KMAC, 715 W Main St
Showcasing award winning creative high school students within the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program. The Louisville Metropolitan Regional Scholastic Art Awards are administered  by Jefferson County Public Schools with support from the Fund for the Arts and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. Reception starts at 6 PM.

The Empire Never Ended
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, 1043 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203
A group exhibition based on the Philip K. Dick novel VALIS featuring Blind Date featured artist Prince Rama among many others such as Marc Bijl, Serge Onnen and Benny Sanders. Opening reception 6 PM to 11 PM. The exhibits will run with iMOCA’s new hours of Tuesday-Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 1-8 p.m.


Shape Show!

Zanzabar, 2100 S Preston St
Blind Date collaborators Ben Traughber (Dream Eye Color Wheel) and Lady Pyramid are performing along with Tall Squares. Doors open at 8 PM, first act begins at 9 PM. $ 5 admission.

Saturday, Feb. 8th

Annual XXX Art Show
Ultra Pop!, 960 Barret Ave
Ultra Pop is holding its 3rd annual group show with a focus on Adults Only subject matter.
Reception opens at 7 PM to 10 PM.