Thursday, March 3, 2016

Recording: Versa

Artist: Versa

Song: V*

Recorded at The Garrison (Wavelength Music Festival 16 – Night 2), February 13, 2016.

Versa - V

Wavelength's sixteenth anniversary festival was a little less adventurous than last year's sesquidecade spectacular. For the first time in recent memory, the festival settled into one home base for three nights (along with one daytime excursion off-site) and the programming eschewed retrospective turns for a future-focused weekend, daring audiences to invest in the musical here-and-now. The festival's middle night saw the most rock action and the biggest crowd, packed in on a cold night to get sweaty. As much an art project as a band, Versa deploys Alex Ricci's bass grooves to physically vibrate Monika Hauck's water tank, which shimmers and creates patterns as she adds paint drops. The whole process is projected behind the band as visual accompaniment, and at its conclusion, each song is distilled into a unique art print.

* Thanks to the group for passing along the title to this one.