[May 25] Colin Marston – Opening Concert for the 2019 New York Electronic Art Festival

22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Saturday May 25, 2019, 8pm,

Purchase tickets here

Watch performance excerpt here

This performance will consist of a live 4-channel mix of a recording created at EMPAC. Feedback was generated with effects pedals, and then sent to both an amplifier and a pitch-to-MIDI converter feeding a player piano (Disklavier). The piano is forced to interpret the feedback (which is fairly abstract in terms of pitch and rhythmic content), creating an unlikely duet.

Four variations on this process were produced in collaboration with Eliane Gazzard:

A – Colin performing feedback with feedback-controlled piano, B – Colin performing feedback-controlled piano, with Eliane playing the same piano simultaneously, C – Colin performing feedback with feedback-controlled prepared piano, with Eliane manipulating the preparations and sustain pedal, D – Colin performing feedback-controlled piano twice layered simultaneously, with Eliane and Colin sharing sustain pedal duties. This live mix will consist of a medley of these 4 approaches.

The live mix will be followed by an electronic duet with Mario Diaz de Leon.

“The album that material for this performance is taken from will be released on Iluso Records (http://ilusorecords.com/https://ilusorecords.bandcamp.com/) in May 2019″

Cover Art for Album

Colin Marston

(born September 13, 1982) is an American musician and recording engineer residing in New York City. He runs Menegroth, The Thousand Caves Recording Studio in Woodhaven, Queens while not on tour with one of his four active bands: Behold The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice, and the 2008 reunion lineup of Gorguts. He is also involved in the more experimental projects: Indricothere, Byla, Hathenter, Encenathrakh, Glyptoglossio, Containor, Catatonic Effigy, and sometimes Mossenek, and Overishins. Marston has recorded, mixed, and mastered music for artists such as Mivos Quartet, Anthony Braxton, Lydia Lunch, Mary Halvorson, Jon Irabagon, Judith Berkson, Oneida/People of the North, Rhys Chatham, Elliott Sharp, Weasel Walter, Peter Evans, John Zorn, Brian Chase, Kid Millions, Mick Barr, M Lamar, Kelly Moran, No Neck Blues Band, Defeated Sanity, Yo La Tengo, Orthrelm, Revenge, Kayo Dot, Jarboe, Origin, Panopticon, Liturgy, Artificial Brain, Pyrrhon, and Unearthly Trance as well as for his own bands.

Colin’s recording studio, Menegroth the Thousand Caves:

Past Performances//

Colin Marston performance at EMPAC, December 3, 2015:

Colin Marston bass play through of Gorguts “Pleiades’ Dust”:

“Noisegoove2”: a piece written for an electronic music recital at Harvestworks in 2004:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp1Layqc1SU

Interviews and Press Coverage//

July 12, 2018 Bandcamp Daily “Talking with Krallice’s Colin Marston About His Studio, Menegroth,” by John Colpitts, aka Kid Millions

May/June 2014 Tape Op “Colin Marston: Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Liturgy” by Justin Foley

July 27, 2018 Pittsburgh Current “A Conversation With Guitarist Colin Marston of Krallice, Appearing This Weekend At Migration Fest”by Margaret Welsh

“Residency and production support provided by EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Recorded between October 16-18, 2017 in the Concert Hall of EMPAC

Website and Social Media Links//


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