Tag Archives: Experimental music

Pontevedra – Thursday 16th August

13 Aug

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Vigo concert – 17th August

11 Aug

Schwarzwaldallee

25 Jul

Schwarzwaldallee is a gallery in Basel that Drive West Today will be playing at next Thursday the 2nd!!!

Poster Designed by Nadine Kessler

Tour dates and Album – Acousmatic Ecology Pt 1: a query

29 Jun

Acousmatic Ecology part 1: A Query
July 2012 on CD and as digital download from Bandcamp

CD or digital download of Acousmatic Ecology part 1: A Query  can be gotten for FREE (in July) through Bandcamp!

Drive West Today has been expanding over 2011 and 2012 to encompass more than just the cinematic experience of listening to sound. Joshua Santospirito’s guitar is more and more placed into textural compositions that contrast silence to clicks and bursts of sonar.

The recordings in the Acousmatic Ecology series are a document of one moment in a long slow exploration of stops and starts and counterintuition. All aimed at creating stillness within a maelstrom of anxiety and the elevation of the soul in the midst of confusion, attempting to take the listener into the performing experience.

Part 1 of the two-part series are selected pieces from a recording session in May in Hobart at the Scrapbook Studios. Part 2 will be out in late 2012 and will feature selected recordings that focus more on improvisational concepts within repetition.

credits
all music improvised by joshua santospirito
recorded and mixed by Ryan Lynch from scrapbook studios
May-June Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Concert Tour announced as part of the Acousmatic Ecology CD series
August – Europe – I’m very excited to be travelling to Europe again!
Thursday 16 – Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain – Liceo Mutante
Friday 24 – Gelegenheiten, Berlin, Germany

September – Australia
Friday 21 – Hobart
Monday 24 – Sydney – NOW now series

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Keep your ears out for Part 2!!! – Available in November 2012 – with more tour dates to be announced then!


DWT video from the Silent Hour – Sydney 2011

12 Jun

The Silent Hour in held at The General Store for Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Live Moonah recording

25 May

This is a live recording from Drive West Today performing his Acousmatic Ecology series in Moonah in early May 2012.

Later in the year DWT will be touring Acousmatic Ecology the mainland of Australia – look out Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane.

Acousmatic Ecology series of videos

4 Mar

Later this year (2012) I shall be travelling to Europe and hopefully playing a few shows within this series of music. Recently played on the roof of Mona (see last blog) and the response appears to have been very positive which is nice: that was an outdoors gig, very chilled out and as, a consequence, less intense than this particular video. Highlight was playing with Brian Ritchie at the end – he chose the Beatles song – Within you, without you, which was a fave of mine in my adolescent years and it totally took me back.

This particular video was filmed at our house in Tasmania in front of the amazing wallpaper in our bedroom, Nadine helped me choose clothing that camouflaged me in with the surroundings, as Acousmatic sound is sound one hears without seeing an originating cause. Without any furniture in the room – the acoustics were phenomenal with the old Tassie Oak floorboards that we uncovered throughout the house.

Details of any concerts in Europe to be announced here.