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The ashcan “Orchestra” is simultaneously the work of composer p. spadine, a large collection of toy and real instruments, and a revolving performance ensemble based in brooklyn, ny. this is it's online home. above in the title bar you'll find the next show dates. below in the posts are various video, and audio examples of ashcan, free for your pleasure. reach ashcan at pspadine@gmail.com ***************************************************************************************************************************** Out of print albums are available for free dwnld on right side of page.

Monday, February 23, 2015

February 28, 2015 7:00 pm

February 28, 2015 7:00 pm

The Firehouse Space Commissions for Evolving Projects: Pat Spadine and Daniel Belquer

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Feb 28B
Ashcan Orchestra – Cory Bracken, Philip Panos, Tim Rusterholtz, Austin Vaughn, Jeff Tobias, Pat Spadine
Coming to grips with it’s own technophobia, the Ashcan Orchestra will be presenting works composed for a new series of instruments constructed during investigations into the balancing of automation and human performance. Ranging from electronic to mechanical, Ashcan has been building new soundmakers and interfaces as a search for a toolset which can enhance the available resources for composition and capabilities of performance, without sacrificing the qualities of human personality and error inherent to it’s music. Beyond their sonic influence the instruments have also extended their presence to new systems and compositional techniques gathered during their engineering and employed in the new works.
JACOBZ LADDR is a technospiritual ritualistic intermedia performance where the ladder is used as a metaphor for heightened states of biophysical connectivity based on the controversial assumption that our DNA can be reprogrammed through vibrations. Words, digital interactivity, voicing, music, video, light and live performance are intertwined to construct a momentary bond with the audience celebrating the now through consciousness and presence.
Directed and Conceived by Daniel Belquer
Choreographed by Joe Waltz
Performed and developed by Daniel Belquer, Matt Fidler, Mike Sperone and Kevin Ramsay
Featuring Hans Tammen, Malik Crumpler and Murilo O’Reilly (specially from Rio)
Light design by Daniel Belquer and James Cao
Videos and cards design by James Cao
Software design by Daniel Belquer, Mike Sperone and Kevin Ramsay
With the kind support of Eventide Inc. and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ashcan on the Radio

Listen to a talk with Eve Essex on the Issue Project Room Radio Show on Clocktower Radio. Talking about Apollo's Accidental Answer, with some tape audio from rehearsals HERE.

Also tune your radio dials to WKCR 89.9 at 10pm Sunday the 22nd for more radio Ashcan fun.

One week til AAA.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Video stills from making of AAA
















Stills taken in the process of making the video for Apollo's Accidental Answer. Entirely analog video feedback, no computers were bothered.