Artist: Tasman Richardson
Song: Hydra Ouroboros [excerpt]
Recorded at The Music Gallery (The New Flesh), January 21, 2017.Tasman Richardson - Hydra Ouroboros [excerpt]
Though cloaked in some curator-speak that didn't do much to inform what this show would be like, the event's Cronenbergesque title gave some hint of what was going to unfold. A cybernetic concept show where the "systems" played the pieces (with humans at hand to merely assist), the half-dozen installations/mini-sets ranged from the new-fangled and buzzy (neural networks!) to the recently-retro (watching MS Paint dry) to good ol' fashioned Rube Goldberg machines. The visuals were the real stars of the night, but there were interesting sonics attached to most of the projects as well. Richardson not only brought this whole night together, he brought a cool bit of cathode ray visual feedback to present as well.