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Glenn Bach and John Kannenberg

Posted in Duos with tags , , , , on April 23, 2012 by glenncbach
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John Kannenberg at so.cal.sonic

The latest installment of Atlas Sets will be with artist/curator/musician John Kannenberg, currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We have a Skype visit planned for the first week of May.

 

I met John in 2002 when I submitted work for an online exhibition on his netlabel Stasisfield. (We met face-to-face for the first time in 2004 for Soundwalk, the annual evening of sound art in Long Beach, CA.)

Here we are, a decade later, and I can’t imagine what my life and career would be like without him. I look forward to a charged conversation and what I’m sure will be an engaging project to follow.

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Bach + Schlarb: Discussion 1

Posted in Duos, Structure, Themes with tags , , , on March 15, 2012 by glenncbach
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Schlarb at Hole Mole

Chris and I met at Hole Mole (Wardlow) in Long Beach for an engaged discussion about junkyards, music, Twilight & Ghost Stories, recording, Fire Music, Psychic Temple, documentation, and creativity. No session has been announced, but we agreed that I would send him a series of recordings to get things started. Chris will then digest the material and see what sparks. We’ll reconvene and take it from there.

A transcript of our conversation will be posted here at a later date. Stay tuned for more developments.

Glenn Bach and Chris Schlarb

Posted in Duos with tags , on February 25, 2012 by glenncbach
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Chris Schlarb at so.cal.sonic (photo by John Kannenberg)

Chris Schlarb will join me in the second installment of Atlas Sets, with an initial meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Hole Mole.

I first met Chris in 2000 when I shared a gig with his band Create! as part of an experimental music series at Sacred Grounds coffeehouse in San Pedro. Chris brought me on to jam with Scott Cornish and Andrew Pompey for his series, Notice, at Fendi’s Cafe in Long Beach. I later curated I Heart Lung in so.cal.sonic, and Chris used some of my sounds for his Twilight & Ghost Stories album on Asthmatic Kitty. I’ve followed his work closely (I curated a live performance of his soundtrack for the Nightsky videogame for the 2009 Slow Sound festival), and we’ve been friends for a while, but have never directly collaborated until now.

I’m looking forward to what I’m sure will be a wide-ranging discussion of music, practice, and inspiration.

More to follow.