Echo Set at Duet, June 13, 2014
Hands and Feet
Anyone who enters the space of Duet quickly realizes that the large room is an echo chamber. The cave-like acoustics of the space cast a reverb effect on every sound, magnifying even the flip of a page into something like the flap of a large wing. On June 13th, 2014 three local music acts were invited to exploit the space as a canvas for their experimental ambient sets and visual elements.
Calam, a two person multi-media concept art project created by Mark Benning and Nate Crews, set up a stack of TVs and rigged VHS tapes of haunting images they had hand picked and sampled using the Cicada 3301 online puzzle and the movie Videodrone.
Stephen Favazza, of Hands and Feet, played an ambient synth set looping almost oceanic echolocation sounds with shoegazey guitar loops ebbing and flowing throughout each composition. Favazza performs regularly in front of video art projections by local artist Caitlin Funston, who set up a kaleidoscopic landscape for the set.
Travis Bursik, of local award winning project OuOù, played the most stripped down set of the evening. Using only a guitar and pedals, Bursik built up a sound like a choir of angels on a calliope merry-go-round inside a Cathedral Basilica. His performance provided an alternative soundtrack to a projection of Bill Morrison’s Decasia: The State of Decay. -CF