Jennifer Pickrell

YA Writer

Experimental Music this Saturday

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Experimental Music Night

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Author: Jennifer Pickrell

I write YA contemporary filled w/ romance, angst & family drama. Things I like: cats, snacks, baseball, green tea, taking pictures of trees & movies so bad, they’re good.

5 thoughts on “Experimental Music this Saturday

  1. Pickle???

    No way, how random is it that I would come across you while googling this experimental music thing that I wanted to go to in Strasburg? I thought that picture looked familliar. If you don’t remember me, well, we went to highschool together, you hung out with Brianna a bunch I think? Memory is kind of fuzzy from back then….

    So anyway, my wife and I will be there, see if you can find me. We do NOT even have to talk about highschool, I Promise. You are one of maybe 10 people I would even acknowledge from that place. 10 might even be a stretch…..

    Anyway so I do some music of my own, experimental, ambient, Industrial, and club-stomping electronica (if your’e into that sort of thing). Was hoping to connect with some of the artist’s. Haven’t made anything new in a while, but was hoping to start another project soon.

    Anyway, see you there,

    TheSigma

  2. A mystery! I think I’ve figured out who it is…maybe…I guess I’ll know for certain tomorrow

  3. It seems you have guessed correctly. It was good to see you, sorry it was so brief, but I had to be getting up real early sunday morning (which was not fun and I was late anyway). so this was your fisrt experimental show? That could explain a few things. I’m curious to know what you thought of it. Here’s my take:

    Now given the nature of this type of performance art it is difficult to critique, so what follows is my opinion only, not meant to be a judgement, and I may have missed the point entirely. that being said this is not the first time I have listened to this type of music, though I have been out of the loop lately and don’t claim to be the authority on all things experimental. The show did bring back some fond memories of the experimental jams I was doing about 9-10 years ago.

    Big Drum in the Sky Religion: Brash and Raw, good stage presence, great for a few minutes but could have used some more variety through the length of the performance. The banjo is absolutely great though, and works with the overall look.

    Insect Factory: Definitely the most melodic, probably my fave of the night and definitely my wife’s fave. not sure what more to say, keep up the good work.

    Soft Pieces: Loved the slinky bit, I always enjoy collabaratory/participatory pieces. The earlier bits were also good some very good layers and textures.

    Circle of Sharks: Some good stuff here, probably the most variety of the 4. bonus points for soundbytes and the kaoss pad. Now the projector has so much possibility, but in this case I feel it was under developed. Not sure what was really playing on it but it had the effect of lightsource, and little else. There is much potential there and I would be glad to offer suggestions. I have worked with VJ crews in the past, and actually vowed that my next show would be a full fledged multimedia assult.

    Now I would have loved to stay and chat with these guys but as I said that was just not an option. I look forward to a future show or perhaps contacting Chris (feel free to give him my email) about the possibility of doing a show as either a musical performer or doing visuals for his show.

    Thanks,
    TheSigma

  4. As and edit I should have written Kingdom of Sharks, not circle of sharks, which is a different group which while somewhat noisey is a more traditional song format. I’m not a huge fan of them, but the name stuck in my head for some reason…

    sorry to all involved……

  5. I found the evening interesting, but I must confess I’m an old-fashioned kind of gal when it comes to music – if I don’t hear guitars, drums and lyrics, I get a little lost.

    But variety is the spice of life, as the saying goes.

    I’ll pass along your email to Chris – super nice guy.

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