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Charlotte Street Foundation and the Kansas City Electronic Music Alliance (KcEMA) present Hybrid Structures, an evening of electroacoustic music and multimedia work at la Esquina, which will take place within the gallery’s current exhibition, Composite Structures.  Relating to artworks in the exhibition, which combine Modernist themes and designs with more contemporary and personal approaches to art, architecture,  and lifestyle, the pieces performed in Hybrid Structures will be digitally warped, displaced, and recontextualized in real time to create new, hybrid structures of sound.

Date: Sunday, February 3, 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
Location: la Esquina / 1000 W 25th St. KCMO 64108
Tickets: $10; students $5

KcEMA welcomes percussionist VonHansen from Lawrence, KS and the return of Eric Honour on saxophone.

Eric Honour will perform Simon Fink’s Improvisation Modules for saxophone and live electronics. Spinning textures and grooves out of a few, small, predetermined fragments of melody and computer code, it will explore the spaces between the electronic and acoustic worlds and blur the line between the live performer and the computer by building large cascades of sound through solo saxophone performance and the use of delays and other digital trickery. Von Hansen will play pieces by Luke Russell, Mike McFerron, and himself. Von’s own piece It’s Like the Nothing Never Was immerses you into a unique sound world of metallic sounds. Mike McFerron’s piece Canotila: Stretching toward the sky for claves and computer is based on Lokota Native American lore of Canotila, which are spirits that live in trees. Luke Russell’s piece Snare Espace, for snare drum and computer, features live processing to displace the sound of a snare drum throughout the building, which brings the space’s architecture and interior into the body of the music.

The Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance (KcEMA), founded in 2007, is now in its sixth season. KcEMA endeavors to encourage and develop understanding and appreciation of electronic music and to create an expansive sense of community for electronic musicians and other artists in the Kansas City area. KcEMA organizes concerts of electronic music and collaborative projects with generative and performing artists. KcEMA provides a forum for electronic musicians and artists in other media to collaborate, exchange ideas, and grow as an interactive, supportive community. For more information about KcEMA, visit 

Find out more in the KcEMA Hybrid Structures Press Release.

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