Following the inauguration of the CymaStudios project (a multi-sensory recording studio) that featured Portland’s own shoegaze-pop group Coloring Electric Like, Cymaspace is at it again with a new project dubbed “The Cymatic Experience”. The goal of CX is to capture live performances from local artists incorporating sound-reactive (Cymatic) art into their music videos.
Cymaspace is kicking off CX with the debut album release of local avant-garde songwriter and musician, James “Strange” Chan. The album Human Initiation features authorized reworkings of original artwork by James Warhola (nephew of Andy Warhol) who created the iconic sci-fi cover artwork for Stranger In A Strange Land and Neuromancer. The album is produced by Riley Geare of internationally acclaimed group Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Riley plays keys, bass, and drums on the album, engineering an impressive revival of retro music styles. Dystopian electronic soundscapes and beats composed by 16-bit PDX musician Gizmopunk complete the soulful cyberdelic adventure that is Human Initiation. Don’t miss this!
Single demos to check out:
+ Expensive People
+ Modern Man
May 24th, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
931 SE 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214
CymaSpace is a leading advocate for accessibility and inclusion within performing arts, cultural events, and media broadcasting for DHH people. We are constantly striving to find new ways to ensure our venue and events are inclusive, especially to DHH communities.
We provide incubator services for new fledgling organizations and communities that are exploring emerging concepts in combining technology and the arts.
We provide educational opportunities for artists, the general public and other performance venues interested in incorporating our unique, cymatic concepts into their work.
CymaSpace is an epicenter for Cymatic study and we are committed to raising awareness of and promoting the benefits of Cymatics (the science and study of sound made visible).