September 20, 2015

Double Decker Music Series 8

Joo Won Park

Joo Won Park wants to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes beautiful and strange. He performs live with toys, consumer electronics, kitchenware, vegetables, and other non-musical objects by digitally processing their sounds. He also makes pieces with field recordings, sine waves, and any other sources that he can record or synthesize. Joo Won draws inspirations from Florida swamps, Philadelphia skyscrapers, his two sons, and other soundscapes surrounding him. He has studied at Berklee College of Music and the University of Florida, and currently serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Music at the Oberlin Conservatory. Joo Won’s music and writings are available on ICMC DVD, Spectrum Press, MIT Press, and PARMA Recording


Myrrias patiently build layers of intertwined rhythms and melodies.The band formed when Mikele Edwards (of Arc in Round) sought like-minded musicians for a new project. Coming from sonically divergent bands, each musician nonetheless had to be a perfect fit for the whole. April Harkansan (Downtown Club) generates a wash of warm, delayed guitar over Edwards’ honeyed but never saccharine synth landscapes. Combined, the band forms a collage of synth-driven dream-pop and the somber, cinematic side of the 60s avant-garde. Usually performing as a quartet with drummer Casey Bell’s (Break It Up) and bassist Emily Robb (Lantern), this bus performance will be a special duo set