Tomorrow is our day at the OC Fair. To that end we got together and breezed through our set. Which begs the question, "Can you rehearse improvisation?" You can certainly rehearse setting up and getting the gear to work. Which is no small part of this endeavor. Relative levels are helpful as well. Our one rehearsal went swimmingly, We are ready for the Fair! See you there!
PS Dr. K scored some soda caps from our favorite mexican restaurant "Super Pollo." The caps will turbo-charge the sound of the Bundt pans!
Just Johnny presented with a live soundtrack was declared a success by all in attendance!
William Almas legendary visuals were brilliantly showcased that evening.
Further, $100.00 was raised for the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy through the sales of CD's Popcorn and Sodas! Thanks Go to Space Cowboy Books for the opportunity to perform on the Sun Alley Stage!
Next on to The Orange County Fair! Phog masheeen is scheduled to perform at 11:45 AM on the Plaza Pacifica Stage, Saturday July 16th! We go on right after the National Anthem. What a great way to start your fair day!
Phog masheeen is a sound art/video collective from Costa Mesa, California that focuses on using aerophones, idiophones and electronics for performance and sound design. Audio portions are accompanied by live mixed video.
William Almas and Mark Soden Jr. constitute the phog masheeen core performers.
Home-brew instruments, common objects and extended techniques involving dry ice are common features of phog masheeen performances.
The works of phog masheeen have been presented at the Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival, Boise ID; Sonic Circuits, Washington DC; Electro-Music, Philadelphia, PA; Santa Ana Noise Festival, Santa Ana CA; Norcal Noisefest, Sacramento, CA; Wonder Valley Experimental Festival III, Wonder Valley, CA; Spring Reverb, San Diego, CA: Outsound New Music Summit, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA, San Francisco, CA; 8 Bit noise art @ Leadway, Chicago, Il; Zoom 2, Torrance, CA; Jawbone Canyon IV, Mojave, CA, Dung Mummy VI, Apple Valley, CA, Los Angeles Downtown Film Festival, The Soundwalk, Long Beach, CA, The Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA and the Long Beach Pump opening night party.