Archive for January 2015

Naked Roots Conducive at musiXplore

Naked Roots Conducive

Naked Roots Conducive in performance.

On February 15 at 1:00pm, musiXplore is proud to present avant-classical duo Naked Roots Conducive is composed of Valerie Kuehne on cello and vocals and Natalia Steinbach playing violin and singing. The two combine their unique compositional styles in an intricate classical odyssey thickened by vocal harmonies and extended instrumental techniques. Naked Roots Conducive fuses performance art with hungry post-Romanticism and acoustic noise while maintaining an intense melodic beauty.

Percorsi Musicali has this to say about their work: “Naked Roots Conducive took the art song into the twenty-first century with a surreal song cycle that may well embody the founding myth of a new, benign non-religion. Using conventional and extended technique on violin and cello to accompany voice, a pile of plush fish and Mr. Bacon from China–a green, fuzzy, mechanical toy pig–they sang of new deities of birth, rebirth and interconnections through roots real and hallucinatory. And possibly made a number of converts on the spot.”

Here is one of the cuts from Naked Roots Conducive recent EP:

There will be an opening set by ArtCrime.

Dean Poulsen Cancelled

Unfortunately, Dean Poulsen has had to cancel his January 18th musiXplore concert. Please stay tuned to news about our February 15 show featuring Jody Redhage and Valerie Kuehne.