[Noisebridge-discuss] liquid concrete air band

Jake jake at spaz.org
Thu Mar 1 00:19:20 UTC 2012

bring all the loud things.

Liquid Concrete Air Band, Leap Year Day, 2012
Public Event  By Terbo Ted
6:00pm until 12:00am
150 Folsom St., San Francisco
very close to Embarcadero BART

The Liquid Concrete Air Band is an interactive audio visual noise 
orchestra. Anyone in attendance at one of its rare and improvisational 
performances is a member of the group. Participants are encouraged to set 
up interactive installations for group experimentation. The first LCAB gig 
was December 10, 1993, and there have been 10 shows performed, including 
every Leap Year since 1996. The 10th show was held on 10/10/10 starting at 
10:10 am.
The 11th performance by the group will be Wednesday February 29th, 2012 
from Sundown to Midnight @150 Folsom St., San Francisco

website: http://www.terboted.com/lcab

BYO! DIY! If you're planning on setting up a performance installation- 
whether it's a single instrument or a complex haze of deconstructed 
electronics- there are some things to consider. There is no centralized PA 
to plug into, participants bring their own amplification. The chosen venue 
will have some electrical outlets and tables to set up on, but it's good 
to bring as much of your own gear as possible, including stands, extension 
cords, power strips and cables as necessary. Delicate or quiet acoustic 
instruments will not be heard over the cascading din during a show's 
zenith unless amplified.

Earplugs, drumsticks and a flashlight are good things to have at a Liquid 
Concrete Air Band show. Documentation of all kinds is encouraged. There is 
no centralized soundsystem, stage, schedule or song structure at the 
events. The performance slowly builds in waves over hours in a dense 
harmonic wall of sound that gradually dissapates as the performers 
eventually leave the venue. A good way to describe the less intense 
moments of audio would be the sound of a drum circle over feedback in a 
video game arcade. Recordings of peak moments tend to sound like white 
noise or hiss with no articulation.

Instruments previously used at Liquid Concrete Air Band events include:
tape decks, televisions, microphones, contact mics, homemade electronics, 
computers, guitars, basses, drums, violins, cello, effects units, 
amplifiers, samplers, synthesizers, scrap metal, steel drums, turntables, 
mixers, radio transmitters, sequencers, flutes, wind instruments, video 
projectors, movie projectors, slide projectors, lamps, tents, percussion, 
gongs, midi controllers, smoke alarms, radios, alarm clocks, video games, 
oscillators, harmonica, feedback, piano and more.


Terbo Ted the actual experience of the event sounds amazing. best while 
wearing earplugs.

Terbo Ted All instruments welcome. Ideal 2012 rig is a DJ mixer with 
effects, laptop, iPhone and mic. Okay to switch iPad for laptop or 
cellphone. I will be playing five smoke alarms. And more.
[note: you should bring your own amplifiers and speakers and cords]

Terbo Ted notice: bring sunglasses. some of the lighting elements planned 
for tonite's festivities promise to be exceedingly intense.

Terbo Ted they're modifying the building's power grid for tonite.


Cryptic Firecat Sounds fun. I have a ct scan scheduled the next day so not 
sure if I will make it.

Terbo Ted it's sort of like a ct scan to be at the actual event.

Terbo Ted I just purchased 160 brand new pairs of orange and purple 
earplugs, -32db rating. =)

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