Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Eric Lanzillotta performs live drones on the Moog synthesizer

"I use the term 'drone' to mean any music that seems not to change over time. Or music that evolves so slowly that the changes seem almost imperceptible. ... I use the term in contradistinction to music that I would call 'linear' or timeline music—that is, music whose eventfulness is marked off by bar-lines, divisions of the bar and tempo.” – Robert Ashley, ...To Begin Again with "Music", 2004

On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, Eric Lanzillotta will perform at Studio 36 in Port Townsend. He will play drones on the Moog synthesizer. This music requires a different way of listening that focuses on the subtle details of sound. The intention is to become enveloped in the sound and lose track of time. The focus on lower frequencies with rich harmonics means the sound can felt as much as heard. Imagine being inside of purring cat.

Eric Lanzillotta lives in Port Townsend. His music has been released in Germany, Belgium, Canada and the United States. From 1991 to 2004 he ran the music distribution service and record label Anomalous Records. He has worked a wide variety of musicians including Stuart Dempster, who is known for making Fort Worden’s cistern known around the world.

There will be two performances beginning at 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Eric Lanzillotta’s performance is the first in a series of three concerts of experimental electronic music at Studio 36. The next installments will be Memory Palace, Klugscheißer, and Thee Seldon Crisis on February 14th and the trio Gyre on March 28th.

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