Sept. 15 – Quad-Summit of Analog Synthesizers with Interactive Demonstrations at Ferndale Library

Sept. 15 – Quad-Summit of Analog Synthesizers with Interactive Demonstrations at Ferndale Library

FERNDALE, MI – The Ferndale Library is excited to announce the third installment in its “Synthesizers In The Library” series, with four individual analog synthesizer artists setting up for an epic quad summit of melodic waveforms and oscillations, complete with an expo-style set up where audience members can interact with each musician and ask questions. Local synth wizard Henry Birdseye is, once again, leading this musical immersive discussion–he spearheaded the first two Synthesizer events in the previous year with his intricate and polychromatic-wired sound-producing apparatus. On Sunday, September 15, Birdseye will be joined by Joo Won Park, Greg Aubrey, and Michelle Kisner.

There’ll be an informal performance from each artist to begin the event, during which they’ll showcase the intricacies of their respective rigs. After that, electronic music fans are encouraged to interact with Birdseye, Joo Won, Aubrey and Kisner, to learn more about their set-up and how they approach musical composition. After that, all four members will combine their oscillating energies into an improvised jam session.

Birdseye’s enthusiasm for the world of synthesizer music is infectious.  If you think that electronic music isn’t your thing, it’s likely you’ll be switched on with Birdseye as your informative guide. The eldest of the bunch, his story is unique because he came to analog synthesizers later in his life; he has become deeply connected and involved in the local community of synthesizer enthusiasts over the last ten years ever since he survived a heart attack in 2012 and effectively underlined an imperative to utilize his golden years to the fullest.

Aubrey and Kisner are actually a recording and performing duo known as Run From The Future: they create instrumental synth-wave music, exploring repetition, variation, and experimentation, with intricately sequenced rhythmic patterns and cosmic melodies. Joo Won Park performs with an array of electronics, but has also utilized toys, kitchenware, vegetables, and other non-musical objects by digitally processing their sounds. His grander goal is to “make everyday sound beautiful and strange,” and that includes cultivating, creating, and sharing musical compositions, from original melodies, to field recordings, and any other sources he can record or synthesize. Joo Won studied at Berklee College of Music and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Wayne State University.

Representatives from Vintage King Audio’s Ferndale HQ will be present to partner with the library and offer a special “Synthesizer Giveaway” by raffle tickets at the door!

Synthesizers In The Library RETURNS
Sun., Sept 15, 2019
2pm – 4pm

222 E 9 Mile Rd
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