July 16, 2014
The Eclectic Ensemble Returned to Live From Studio 5!
“Live From Studio 5!” is hosted by Cher Dial, Casey Moo, Dew Glass and Doug The Thug and is heard Wednesday nights from 10 to midnight on KFAI, 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 St. Paul and on the Internet at www.kfai.org
The Eclectic Ensemble’s return engagement to our show included a LIGHT SHOW. Casey Moo got to the heart of the matter and dubbed the music "painting with sound". The experience was like watching a symphony composed in real time.
The light show was a first for the show, adding an extra element to the performance. The Eclectic Ensemble consists of Tim Donahue, Director and bass guitar, percussion, sound effects, Charlie Henrikson, guitar, violin, effects and John Vance Synth, keys, and effects.
The trio works with others on various projects, such as Lady Tobalyas but these three are the core.
(Here is the show featuring Tim and Lady T: http://kfai.org/node/42750)
You can listen to the rebroadcast, or visit YouTube for a sample.
Please check em out on facebook, and go experience them in person.
They have a wonderful way of bringing music to public spaces.
Music Of The Sun (MOTS) is a mobile, solar- and bicycle-powered outdoor improvisational ambient music series that happens for the love of Minneapolis, public space and art infused social interaction. Five times throughout July and August 2014, The Eclectic Ensemble will load a full range PA system and instruments into three custom-built bicycle trailers and pedal to various metro-area locations to perform for free to the public. Performances happen any time during daylight hours, last 60 minutes, and can occur on any day of the week. Music Of The Sun performances are weather sensitive and announced three to five days in advance. Rain postpones performances. To be informed of MOTS performances you can become a fan of The Eclectic Ensemble on Facebook or, to receive updates via email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Check out the Flickr pix from that show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157645330979208/
If you missed that show you can hear it now on our FOREVER archives here:https://archive.org/details/212EclecticEnsembleReturns
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