IU: Electro Night - Moldover, Alluxe, Moonchill, Andrew Voltage

IU: Electro Night - Moldover, Alluxe, Moonchill, Andrew Voltage

Moonchill, Andrew Voltage

Fri · October 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

$7.00

This event is all ages

Moldover
Moldover
”A musician at heart, inventor born of curiosity, and innovator by necessity, I believe the world calls him the 'Godfather of Controllerism' for damned good reasons." - John Tackett, Crowd Wire

History notes only a handful of artists who successfully pushed the limits - both with their music and with the design of their musical instruments. What Bach was to the keyboard and Hendrix was to the guitar, Moldover is to the controller. Disillusioned with “press play DJs”, Moldover fans eagerly welcome electronic music’s return to virtuosity, improvisation, and emotional authenticity. Dig deeper into Moldover’s world and you’ll uncover a subversive cultural icon who is jolting new life into physical media with “Playable Packaging”, sparking beautiful collaborations with his custom “Jamboxes”, and drawing wave after wave of followers with an open-source approach to sharing his methods and madness.

FOUR TRACK

Four Track is Moldover’s newest album, which follows the success of his eponymous debut record and the live mashup mixes that first brought him to prominence. Inspired by the honest simplicity of the songs he wrote as a teenager, as well as recent experiences of lost love and family tragedy, Moldover has painstakingly alchemized a dozen new songs, equally heartfelt and magnetic. Merging rich vocal harmonies, organically twisted guitar textures, and meticulously sculpted beats, Four Track is a compelling bridge from the digital sounds of glitch-hop, complextro, and neuro-funk to the familiar sounds of roots blues, metal, and grunge rock. Whether near Moldover’s home base of San Francisco, or his oft-travelled paths across North America and Europe, the artist is equally comfortable sharing his craft at underground parties and major international festivals including Sonar, Mutek, and Coachella.

INSTRUMENT DESIGN

While writing Four Track and conceiving its live performance, Moldover designed a trio of new hardware instruments: The Mojo, The Robocaster, and The MC1. Each has been diligently developed through cycles of workshop-prototyping, live use on stage, and consultation with design mentors. These radical devices are the primary conduit for Moldover’s musical ideas, enabling exceptionally fluid performances that make the veil of technology transparent, even to fierce technophobes. Respected as much for forging new instruments as he is for creating new music, Moldover has worked with renowned artists including Bassnectar, DJ Shadow, and Will-i-am, as well as leading music tech companies Native Instruments, Ableton, and Livid Instruments, to realize new designs. Moldover is a frequent guest speaker at elite tech-industry events and top tier design schools including Stanford, NYU, and MIT.
Alluxe
Alluxe
Alluxe wields power. To send you to emotional depths, standing onstage over her controller, unleashing hard-hitting beats, loops and grooves that cut through on impact. To send your head into a tailspin via her fine-tuned studio concoctions — a mélange of vocal swirls, avant-garde affects and manipulated melodies. There’s even a high chance she’s already affected without your knowledge: the supremely talented artist, producer, DJ, controllerist, violinist and live show designer has programmed and designed groundbreaking shows for some of the biggest names in music from Kanye West to Drake, The Weeknd to Bon Iver. “The lines are vey blurred,” the musician, born Laura Escude, says of a much-heralded award-winning career that connects the artistic and the professional, and thrives on her innate knack for technological innovation and ingenuity
Moonchill
Moonchill
Moonchill is an underground, experimental artist whose sound revolves around downtempo beats and heavily filtered melodies. They use an MPC, a guitar, and old records as their primary instruments.
Andrew Voltage
Andrew Voltage
Andrew Voltage has a background in Classical and Jazz piano. After building an Arp 2600 synthesizer clone with a friend, he became interested in modular synthesis. His first release, Emerge, chronicles his explorations and patches over the past year.
Venue Information:
The Loft at The Chanticleer
101 W State St
Ithaca, NY, 14850