Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Charlotte Street Foundation hosts local Kansas City musicians Aaron Osborne and Night Mode on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM at the Capsule performance space (1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO).
The two experimental groups will be celebrating the release of Night Mode’s “Gentleman Scientist” on cassette! Kelley and Aaron use multi-instrumentation, electronics and looping pedals to improvisationally create layers of sound.
Concert-goers should prepare for a suggested $5 donation at the door.
Aaron Osborne is a multi-instrumentalist from Kansas City. He uses electric upright bass; bowed gongs; electronics and auxiliary percussion including shakers, frame drums and singing bowls to create multi-layered, improvised compositions. Performances vary from solo, self-contained explorations to duo and trio configurations with multi-instrumentalist Shawn Hansen, vocalist Kelley Gant and others. A regular performer of improvised compositions, Osborne also performed previously with improv ensembles such as Jeff Harshbarger’s COBRA and Tatsuya Nakatani’s Gong Orchestra.
Kelley Gant is a KC-based vocalist who is passionate about her musical community. Her creative work includes deep knowledge of vocal tunes within the American Songbook, as well as various looping machines and effect pedals. A talented improvisor, Kelley is adept at using her vocals, whistling, and arsenal of effect pedals to create beautiful music on the fly while working within a traditional jazz ensemble or her small electro/acoustic band.
Night Mode began with Drew Rudebush when he some borrowed synthesizers and 4-track tape. The act grew to include Damon Mar, Howie Howard, more synthesizers, a patch cord rumored to have once belonged to Edgar Froese, and four years of trying not to wake the family up with filter sweeps. You can listen to their first four EP’s now on their Bandcamp site.