Thursday, May 16th: Amy X Neuburg / Sideband

Amy X Neuburg / Sideband
Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn)
8:30pm
$15 in advance

Bay Area techno-songstress Amy X Neuburg performs from her repertoire of ‘avant-cabaret’ songs for voice, percussion-controlled live looping, and live electronic sound, including old favorites, recent compositions, and a surprising, multi-layered cover of Joni Mitchell’s “California.” For this special performance at Roulette, Amy will be creating a guided semi-improvisational work in a made-up language, to be performed with Sideband. Using specially designed and custom made hemispherical speakers and a fleet of laptops, Sideband turns each member of its ensemble in to an island of sound, returning a sense of acoustics and space to the normally flat world of electronic music. Ranging from solos and duos to sextets and beyond, Sideband is an evolving project that inspires composers, performers, and audience members to reevaluate the role of computers in music.

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