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Sat. April 21st 2007
Blim (All Ages)
Electronic Music Performance James Rippie, KM Krebbs, Colin Andrew Sheffield

James Rippie

Active / Available - Confirmed: Apr. 5, 2007 (Awaiting Update)

experimental from Vancouver BC

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An evening of improvised and experimental music.

featuring: Seattle’s Colin Andrew Sheffield and Texan James Eck Rippie’s first collaboration since 2003. As well of the return of Vancouver’s own K.M. Krebs coming back from a two-year hiatus in South Korea.

K.M.Krebs \ 833-45

Electro-acoustic music, musique concrète and field recordings form the

essence of K.M.Krebs' music, which delves into unique sonic worlds of

flux and contrast. Deeply involved with internet-based music labels,

he has had numerous releases with net labels such as NoType,

Autoplate, Webbed Hand, Con-v and Nishi. Kevin has recently returned to Vancouver after living two years in South Korea and recording the ambiances of Seoul.

Colin Andrew Sheffield

Colin Andrew Sheffield was born in El Paso in 1976 and lived in various cities in Texas prior to 2004, when he relocated to the Seattle area. After initially working with exclusively digital sources, in recent years, Sheffield has refined his approach and now focuses on the strict re-contextualization of other commercially available recordings. His aim is to distill the essential qualities of these works and to then utilize that essence for new recordings. Usually only very brief sections of the original works are selected. These raw components are then contracted, expanded, layered, and/or otherwise processed until something new is forged. The resultant music is an atmospheric soundscape, gradually shifting and unfolding, offering subtle nuance and quiet restraint. His recordings often seem to have much in common with ambient electronic music, though are equally akin to "plunderphonic" audio collage. In 1998 Sheffield founded the Elevator Bath recording label, which has continually issued experimental works from a variety of artists from the United States and abroad. Sheffield has released a number of solo recordings since 1998, including 2005's First Thus, his debut long-player.

James Eck Rippie

James Eck Rippie is a visual/sound artist originally from Nashville, TN and currently resides in Houston, TX. He works primarily as a turntablist with a focus on creating abstract sound from classical music records while utilizing altered needles, turntable feedback, effect pedals, damaged records, etc. While decomposing the original sound source, Rippie’s intentions are to understand the transcending possibilities of sound as well as test the capabilities of the turntable as an instrument. He has collaborated with a host of international media artists including eRikm, Paulo Raposo, and Ran Slavin; as well as recorded works for the CRÓNICA, SIRR, and Elevator Bath labels.

Doors:8:00pm Show: 8:30pm.

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Listing last updated/confirmed Apr. 5, 2007