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Spotlight Series

MacPhail Spotlight Series: The Shape of Waves

Date: Sat Mar 13 2021

Time: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online

Please Join the Artists for an After Party Discussion at 8:15 PM
Zoom Link

The fascinating journey of three artists through the worlds of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Each member of MacPhail’s EMRA faculty showcases their individual and contrasting artistry.

Michael Cain
Chromatopia
Chromatopia, meaning the color of places, is an electro-acoustic composition about experiencing environments through sound and color. Starting with acoustic piano, placing it in a familiar environment of a concert hall, it takes a journey through various electronic worlds of colors and soundscapes.

Krysta “K. Raydio” Rayford
Faces
K. Raydio’s Faces is an experimental soul montage featuring her unique voice and music production style, incorporating hip hop and electronic music in new and fascinating ways.

Isaac Rohr
gg_932
Isaac Rohr strips electronics back down to their basics and gives you a clean take on digitization and soundscapes from the perspective of the computer. gg_932 is a meditative audiovisual work encouraging reflection and trance states.

(Cain/Rayford/Rohr)
Time Moves 
Time Moves, the final piece in the video, is a collaboration between Michael Cain, Krysta “K. Raydio” Rayford, and Isaac Rohr, a conversation among the three artists. Over a sample loop created by Isaac and Krysta’s drum beats, Michael adds more drum programming, chords and other harmonic material. Isaac then adds his original sample and electronic sounds, and Krysta provides vocals. The piece evolved through several iterations until feeling complete among the artists. Time Moves speaks to our sense of experiencing the movement of time during the last year.

Chromatopia

Chromatopia, meaning the color of places, is an electro-acoustic composition about experiencing environments through sound and color. Starting with acoustic piano, placing it in a familiar environment of a concert hall, it takes a journey through various electronic worlds of colors and soundscapes.

Faces

K. Raydio’s Faces is an experimental soul montage featuring her unique voice and music production style, incorporating hip hop and electronic music in new and fascinating ways.

gg_932

Isaac Rohr strips electronics back down to their basics and gives you a clean take on digitization and soundscapes from the perspective of the computer. gg_932 is a meditative audiovisual work encouraging reflection and trance states.

Time Moves

Time Moves, the final piece in the video, is a collaboration between Michael Cain, Krysta “K. Raydio” Rayford, and Isaac Rohr, a conversation among the three artists. Over a sample loop created by Isaac and Krysta’s drum beats, Michael adds more drum programming, chords and other harmonic material. Isaac then adds his original sample and electronic sounds, and Krysta provides vocals. The piece evolved through several iterations until feeling complete among the artists. Time Moves speaks to our sense of experiencing the movement of time during the last year.



This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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