Group members: David Abravanel ’08
Rod O’Connell ’08
Andy Aylward ’08
Joe Mariglio ’07
Group type: Small ensemble.
Formed in: 2005.
Style/sounds like: A dot matrix printer.
Q: Since you guys do a lot of individual work, what is the collaboration process like? How does it work?
A: Take a deadly Portuguese man o’ war, and stick it in a large jar of bleach. Collaboration comes naturally, and some times more chaotically than others. Rehearsal is forbidden—live in the moment!
Q: What is the range of media/instrumentation you use?
A: We use computers, microphones, synthesizers, Devin Drew Connelly, and hamburger meat (really, Joe did it once).
Q: Describe your individual styles and what you think each adds to the group collectively:
A: Rod- utilizing natural hardware and software malfunctions.
Joe- wikipedia the entry on Discrete Wavelet Transform.
Dave- algorithmic generative sequences with a popping beat, yo.
Andy- I like that wooowowoowoowoooowoowoomp and bass, and filter sweeps and like bit rate reductions. And the push pull hi hat thing. Ok.
Q: What was your favorite performance? How do you feel about the
performance aspect of electronic music?
A: We’ve played some excellent, throbbing dark-room euphoria sets. Plus, we totally played the Albany bluegrass festival two years ago.
Q: Upcoming shows?
A: Sleep concert during reading week. Contact Dave on Facebook for more info.
Place to hear you/find out more: Dave – www.myspace.com/robot_odie, Rod – www.goodle.com, Joe- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrete_wavelet_transform, Andy – www.wizzynoise.gr