Boulder, Colorado, electronic music duo (no)poem has announced a midwest mini-tour, bringing their one-of-a-kind ambient experimental electronic performance to Lincoln, Nebraska on Aug. 1st and Des Moines, Iowa on Aug 2nd.
The duo features Darwin Grosse of Cycling ’74 and synthesist/writer Mark Mosher, right, who writes the synth blog Modulate This!.
Making “intriguing music from odd instruments,” (no)poem’s structured-but-improvisational work is supported by postcard-sized graphical scores (pictured above).
The duo looks beyond the use of laptop computers or traditional keyboard synths, and uses alternative controllers (a modular synthesizer, an Elektron Octatrack, and a Waldorf Blofield desktop) in their performances. This duo also uses generative visuals in their performance.
(no)poem consists of:
Darwin Grosse, director of education services for Cycling ’74, the developers of the Max software system, and creator/host of the art+music+technology podcast. Grosse is also the creator of the Ardcore Arduino platform for modular synthesizers.
He performs with a Eurorack modular synthesizer system, right.
Mark Mosher, synthesist and sound artist who blogs about synthesizers and synthesis at
Modulate This!, and is a co-founder of the Boulder Synth Meetup.
He shared a photo of part of his touring rig, right.
- (no)poem are appearing Saturday, August 1, in Lincoln, Nebraska, where they’ll give a performance and artist talk. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.
- (no)poem are appearing Sun, August 2, in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Social Club. Doors open for a pre-show electronic instrument show-and-tell “petting zoo” at 4:30 pm, followed by (no)poem’s performance. $6 cover. More information is available at the DMSC website.