|May 5, 2005||
Press Contact: Julia Morse|
The Books and EKG perform May 7 on the University of Chicago campus
"They relied heavily on digitally chopped-up guitar, cello, banjo, and violin, and once in a while they'd add some vocals (theirs or other people's), but most arresting was the way they uncovered music in sampled chunks of found dialogue. Set amid ingenious, roomy arrangements, the inflections and rhythms of ordinary speech became melodic. "
"As soloists, double reedist Kyle Bruckmann and trumpeter Ernst Karel are versatile and fluent, but as the electroacoustic duo EKG their sound world is scrupulously bounded. Using analog electronics, they generate Geiger-counter blips, shortwave crackles, and lonesome feedback whistles. Their horns, typically routed through effects or amplified so that an intake of breath sounds like a gale-force wind, fit right in; it's a bit of a shock when Karel blows a lovely blue phrase at the beginning of 'Days,' a piece from their new CD, No Sign (Sedimental). "
This event is organized by The Hive, a student performing arts group, and sponsored by Student Government and WHPK 88.5 FM.
Last modified at 01:40 PM CST on Thursday, May 05, 2005.
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