M. Geddes Gengras brings his modular synthesis and timbral manipulations to SKYLINE. RSVP to attend!
Experimentation and improvisation are at the core of M. Geddes Gengras’ ethos, just as they inform his sound—a sound largely indebted to modular synthesis and timbral manipulation. Gengras’ “devotional sonic environments” fuse musique concrète together with techno, drone, and kosmische, forming a unique blend of purple sizzurp-drizzled cosmic kraut. In addition to his cassette-released odes to MOOG, Gengras’ collaborations with Sun Araw and roots-reggae legends The Congos have earned him industry kudos and underground acclaim, while his work with acts including Pocahaunted, L.A. Vampires, Robedoor, and Akron/Family have cemented him as a fixture in LA’s experimental music scene. SKYLINE’s Cocoon installation, created by amphibianArc, may well be the ideal location to savor the metamorphosis of Gengras’ acoustic amalgamations.
Union Lofts ground floor space at 8th and Hill St.
This musical performance is included as part of the overall SKYLINE 2014 event, being held in Downtown Los Angeles February 13 - 22, 2014. SKYLINE is a free, ten-day, annual architecture and art event that showcases site specific, experimental, interactive installations that embrace Los Angeles’ ever-evolving cultural landscape. During SKYLINE, architects, designers and artists transform unique, hidden spaces within downtown Los Angeles into destination places for visitors and locals alike.
M. Geddes Gengras will perform in Installation Site #4, featuring the work of amphibianArc, and is called 'Cocoon.' Project description is below. For more information about the SKYLINE 2014 event, please follow this link: http://lerata.org/upcoming-projects/skyline-2014/
The installation, namely Cocoon, is a 6m × 3m × 4m full-scale model of an actual part extracted from one of the two public buildings designed by amphibianArc. At the back of the installation’s platform structure there is an illustrative board of diagrams, construction drawings and mostly prominently, a built-in screen at the center showing a documentary film of the installation’s entire design and construction process. The installation as a whole is not only an innovative, eye-catching art piece but also an accurate reference for future construction.