Friday July 31
LOB, Thomas Dimouzio, Hertz, Marc Schneider,
Tim White, Andrew Wayne
Instagon: is an ongoing experiment in audio participation and chaos theory. It is a conceptual project that sometimes appears to be masquerading as a band. Founded in 1993, and so far performing over 675 shows. The project has never repeated the same line up on stage ever... boasting over 660 "members". The foundation and organization of this project is created by the artist & bassist known as LOB. Founded in Orange County, and moved to Sacramento in 2005, Instagon continues to explore new territory and interaction of players as a fundamental conceptual idea with no boundaries of genre or style. Each show or session is particularly scrutinized to put forth a unique experience for the band and the audience alike. Styles have included noise, experimentation, instrumental, improvisation, space rock, jams, jazz.
For the Outsound New Music Summit Instagon will present the "mixer set", a session where multiple players/participants are invited to bring any electric sound device they want to bring with no amplification. Each device is then plugged into a multi-channel mixer and everyone plays their toys simultaneously while the performance is created using the source sound materials being sent to the mixer and adjusting the volume, and panning, to create a sound-collage out of the audio being received. No pre-preparation is involved. All sounds are experienced live by the players, the audience, and Lob the conductor for a completely improvisational experience. For this Mixer Set, the group will bring only analog based devices.