articles tagged "DB"

Empty Orchestra

Friday, 12 October 2012 | buzz
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On Friday October 12, our host Jonathan Zarov spoke with db. Pederson, who is performing with Empty Orchestra. Empty Orchestra, presented by Jin-Wen Yu Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department, is “a cross-cultural contemporary dance concert celebrating Jin-Wen Yu’s return to Madison after a year of sabbatical, during which he traveled extensively to explore different modes and meanings of movement. ” (UW School of Education Events) The show runs October 11 – 13 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space at the UW School of Dance. Empty Orchestra is the “literal translation of karaoke” db explains, “…the empty orchestra indicates… the orchestra without the singer. And what we’re doing with movement…its a suite of pieces put together.. we’re trying to give the sense of imitation, mimicry… so there’s an interplay among all the members. For me karaoke is very valuable…you take something you’re not a professional at, and you come forward as amateurishly as possible, you put your heart and soul on the line, and you step up to it.” The performance involves components of improvisation as well, “there is a recorded piece involving several songs…samples of songs that are taken. A lot of live looping and at least three improv pieces”   See Empty Orchestra at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space at Lathrop Hall on October11, 12 and 13. Tickets are available at the UW Theater Box Office.   Listen to the entire interview here: more »

400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore

Friday, 12 October 2012 | buzz
Kim Johnson-Bair's new release "400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore"

On Friday October 12, host Jonathan Zarov spoke about Kim Johnson-Bair’s new book 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore.   Kim Johnson-Bair began this project six years ago when she decided to work a story based on the experience of vinyl listening. She recounts listening to vinyls every Saturday morning with her brother growing up. Explains DB, “it was their evolution and maturity into actively listening to music”. In the book, Kim provides the personal stories of many, and their relationship to and experience with vinyl listening. DB describes his own experience with vinyl, “there’s a nostalgia to vinyl… there’s a commonality, there’s an unspoken dialogue about vinyl.” He speaks about the manner in which vinyl provides the listener with a music experience very different than an 8-track tape, cassette or CD would. Vinyl was “an intractable piece of my childhood” explains DB, “its more than just recorded music. There’s an entire story, your band’s photographs, the artworks that come with it…you are on the journey.”   The Official release party for 400 Saturdays is this Tuesday Oct 16 at 6 PM, at the High Noon Saloon during happy hour.     Listen to the entire interview here: more »

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