NPR.org, June 16, 2008 - The Austin-based instrumental quintet My Education composes wordless songs through vast, gorgeously orchestrated soundscapes. From squealing electric guitar wails to screeching viola yelps, the band's music has all the vocals it needs, drawing its narrative tension from ambient dischord.
Each track on the group's new album, Bad Vibrations, offers a buildup and release that's equally commanding and cathartic. But with all the musical strife, much of the album proves tranquil and soothing in its atmospheric nature, as the band paints a beautiful musical picture with layers of brooding instrumentation.
The album's title track places a simple, rhythmically strummed and picked acoustic guitar against a rich orchestra of floating strings and ambient keyboard dips and swells. The composition creates a vivid aural landscape, lending the song an ethereal feel. This lush tapestry of sound proves mesmerizing for its eight-minute entirety.
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Featuring members of Masters of the Hemisphere, Elfpower, Je Suis France, The Mike Douglas, Summer Hymns, Dipstick and Eggnog, Calf, and a host of other bands from Athens, Ga including Army of Gog, Bronco II, Stud Total, Nightmares, Shazam, and many many more, these Experienced Men now continue their eternal quest for ecstasy in song, like Sex Bees on an unhurried forage into the Garden of the Five Moons, sipping nectar from Flowers of Confusion
from Headphone Treats: With their dark, off-kilter pop whir, Cassavetes hit the southeast music scene in 2005 producing a dreamy and seductive blend of impulsive rock songs that are as murky as they are innovative and beautiful. Mining a deep, cerebral landscape they expose raw nerves to slow-burning and psychedelic panoramas. Their debut album, Funny Story, is slotted for release in July of 2006 on Headphone Treats
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CREATING YOUR DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
Creating your Digital Portfolio is a class for artists that need to get their portfolios online. We will discuss successful website design, the specific needs of each participant, how to acquire a domain name, proper photographing and documentation of artwork, grouping of images to create the strongest portfolios and how to write a résumé and artist statement. We will also research and find different website creation routes and ultimately choose the tools that work best for each artist. The goal is for each student to have a functioning professional artist portfolio website by the end of the session.
Taught by LYNORE DOST
February 28th - April 18th
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computer and digital camera
art Small Gallery opening- Katy Malone
6:00PM - 8:00PM Price: free
In Released Retention I wanted to address the idea that memories can manifest into a tangible presence in a structure. I believe that buildings, rooms, and walls hold physicality or weight derived from the past. I am not sure if the weight comes from the power of imagination or if it is an actual unspoken force, but I picture it contained in the empty undefined space between the interior gypsum and the brick exterior of the walls. Perhaps that strange space acts like a temporary passageway or a trap for these forces. Like a retained energy, our memories are undulating and shifting below a familiar surface. I imagine what the swells would look like in its physical manifestation and how they would appear as they seeped out.