Conrad Kehn's Playground Ensemble, known for sharing difficult music from a modern age, is reaching back into the twentieth century canon of contemporary music to present twelve-tone composer Arnold Shoenberg's dark yet whimsical song cycle Pierrot Lunaire for tomorrow's Classical Night at Dazzle Re ... More >>
Brad Wilson had exactly one week to finish his custom-design guitar for a commissioned birthday present and, at that moment, he was thinking about starting over. The guitar still needed a camouflage paint job, a Colorado design for the pick guard, a painted neck and all the wiring -- basically, it n ... More >>
#75: Conrad Kehn The opening sentence of Conrad Kehn's professional bio kind of says it all: "Conrad Kehn is a composer, improviser, performer, educator, writer and artist." But that's the glib definition of a guy who, under the skin of his basic vita, is hellbent on spreading the joy of making and ... More >>
First rule of Soundpainting: You do not have to be a virtuoso. And from there, the sky's the limit: It doesn't matter how old you are, what you play -- if anything -- and whether or not you can even read music. Soundpainting is a kind of improvisational "Simon Says" with hand gestures as markers; th ... More >>
Interviewing Alphabets (Colin Ward) is similar to listening to his music: you're put through the ringer of an obnoxious charm, simultaneously witty and grating, aggressive and inviting. Combining both the underground music scene with demanding academic ambitions, the hyper and endlessly talented Col ... More >>
SW PhotographyItchy-O Marching Band During its relatively short life of a little over a year, Itchy-O Marching Band (due Sunday, May 22nd at Sutra) has left quite an impression on anyone who has seen this group of around thirty people in uniforms that make them look like a special unit of in ... More >>
Jim J NarcySnake Rattle Rattle Snake, profiled in June 2010Whatever the measure of success -- whether its defined by artists making music on their own or having someone else doing their bidding -- a music scene is only as interesting as, well, the music being made there, of course, and the pe ... More >>
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A Boulder student cares more about the life of hip-hop than the deaths of Biggie and Tupac.
Three of Denver’s finest acts resurface, in three different forms.
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