For this performance we are showcasing analogue and modular synth music. Travis Thatcher will be playing under the moniker New Immersion Blender along with Ben Coleman, Blake Helton, and James Joyce. Benjamin Mauch will be bringing his modular synth to create ambient soundscapes. Micah Pick will be using a modular synth to sample acoustic instruments and create new environments with them. Michael Wiggins will provide his ethereal visuals for Micah’s performance.
This is a concert soaked in electronic music, sometimes ambient, sometimes beat driven, sometimes leaning towards edm, and sometimes towards synthwave and even synth pop. With the major success of the Stranger Things soundtrack, many people are interested in the kind of classic synth sounds and electronic music that will be presented here.
Friday, November 30th, 2018
Rosel H. Schewel Theater at Riverviews Artspace
Doors open: 7:30 p.m. Performance begins: 8:00 p.m.
New Immersion Blender
NIB draws inspiration from Hawkwind, Tangerine Dream and Neu! and incorporates motorik percussion with loads of rare vintage synthesizers for sonic exploration. NIB is Charlottesville based Travis Thatcher (Voice of Saturn, Personal Bandana) joined by longtime Atlanta based collaborators Ben Coleman, Blake Helton and James Joyce.
For a taste of the sound of NIB listen to the recompas album everything, a collaboration between Ben Coleman, Blake Helton, Travis Thatcher, and Nathaniel Murphy:
Micah Pick is a husband, father, and musician living in the blue ridge mountains of Central Virginia. He teaches piano lessons in the Lynchburg, Forest, and Bedford areas and write modern hymns for congregational use in the local church and compose a wide variety of choral, piano, electronic, and orchestral music. Micah finds joy in my family, my faith, hiking, and in modern classical music.
Musician living in Richmond, Virginia. Drawing inspiration from modern classical and drone style music, Benjamin creates minimalist compositions with modular synth and samples.
Michael Wiggins is a visual artist in Lynchburg, VA.