An early evening of toys, eclectic instruments, and electronics.
Alexa Dexa (NY)
Described as "unarguably personifying DIY for the millennium" by Creative Loafing Atlanta, Alexa Dexa is a composer, sound designer, and performer with a collection of toy instruments to rival a playpen. Her toychestral electronic pop solo project envelopes her soulful vocals in a labyrinthine electronic sound-world articulated by ethereal melodies on an 18-key Schoenhut toy piano and colorful pitched desk bells.
Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes (KC)
EIO takes as their motto, "Music is a river we step into regularly, but it's never the same one." This trio of "non-virtuosos" play an eclectic assortment of instruments, ranging ...from clarinet, trumpet and double bass to the flugelhorn and ocarina. Together, the trio -\-\ comprised of David D. McIntire, Ryan Oldham and Brian Padavic -\-\ rely on strong chemistry and an almost "telepathic" connection to each other to produce their irreproducible not-quite-jazz, not-quite classical experimental sounds.
Christopher Howard and Jennifer Wagner perform “Memory of the Future", a collaboration between video artist Joan Grossman and composer David D. McIntire combining live percussion with hypnotic pre-recorded audio, along with elegant video projections, all of which explore uncanny and imaginary intersections between the natural world and that of human technology.