We're excited to support this week's SOUNDWAVE SELECTION event at Songbyrd - the first in a returning monthly series of events with Kevin Chambers (Flash Frequency; Bombay Knox) at the lead. Launched in 2013, the concept is one part meet + greet, an in-depth, on-stage discussion of process and production (cool, right?), and live performance; with a focus on multimedia artists, it's "here to connect everyone" and is committed to building a great community of those for whom music and art aren't mutually exclusive. It's FREE with RSVP (and spots are going fast) - below, a little bit more from Kevin (and some words from featured artist TONY KILL, too).
[ K E V I N C H A M B E R S ]
So Soundwave Selection has been around for a while? The first Soundwave Selection was on August 14th, 2013 – this one coming on the 14th of January is the sixth, but [it feels like] back at zero because it's a fresh start with my original vision.
What made the time feel right to bring it back? I'm done with my album so now I have free time to build what I started. I like to give back with what I know to help people's progression in multimedia – whether it's music or arts. I like to educate people and bring something new to table. The foundation of one man's plan should always be acknowledged, and that's [an important part] of Soundwave Selection.
We know you've got plans to expand the website and make the monthly event just one part of a more immersive experience. Can you expand on that? [We'll have a section called] Demand and Supply where artists will donate sounds, patches, samples, editable projects, etc – right now I'm getting the back end right before launching it.
Anything else we can look forward to? Monthly mixes, merchandise and other gifts to be announced. It's going to be great.
[ T O N Y K I L L ]
“Described as a ‘cerebral recluse,’ even something of a ‘mad scientist,’ all you really need to know is that Julian Casablancas (Cult Records, NY) heard his sounds in a warehouse at a secret show and called him ‘a wizard.’ Yes, really.” - Alex Ivey, Deep District '15
As an artist, what draws you to the Soundwave Selection format? I’m intrigued foremost by process, equipment, & how one’s social climate shapes and influences what they create. My interest was piqued by the showcase’s unique premise of intimacy and transparency, especially in a day and age where theatrics and exclusion are often employed in place of innovation. It’s our role; accepted or rejected, to push the envelope and expose what lies beneath the surface beyond mainstream acceptance.
We feel like the night would be equally valuable to people who have no idea what goes into what you do, and to people who'd consider themselves peers. Your thoughts? In any creative endeavor there's a cycle of preparation, expression, and review. I believe what shapes and distinguishes an individual is her/his source material, experiences; and most identifiably, her/his touch - that unquantifiable nuance which indelibly marks our poems, photographs and songs. If one person leaves the showcase affirmed in the power of their singuliarity, we were successful.
What part of the night are you most looking forward to? I have a few surprises in mind for the performance & I'm interested in gauging response to some of the new material I've written. Songbyrd does a mean hoagie (I heart the 'Sgt. Pepper'), so post-social overindulging is a must. If you're curious; yes, I will graciously accept a whiskey. Next one's on me.
[ S O U N D W A V E S E L E C T I O N ]
Radio : http://mixlr.com/soundwave-selection/
Facebook : www.facebook.com/soundwaveselection