Mikronesia will play a free show at The Rotunda this weekend
The Rotunda‘s acoustics will be used in full effect this coming Saturday when Event Horizon presents a free concert with Mikronesia. The piano-based, beautifully ambient recordings of Mikronesia are the brainchild of Philadelphian Michael McDermott, formerly of Gemini Wolf and currently a composer, sound designer and general musical artist who has worked on projects across the artistic spectrum.
McDermott released his latest record In a River the Color of Lead in March, building on the environment of 2014’s Quiescent (which, as its name suggests, aligned itself with an 8-hour sleep cycle) with the experiences that come after a good night’s sleep. Prior to both of these efforts, McDermott released an iPhone app-based album called Edge of Nostalgia. The app uses the phone’s microphone to pull in sounds from the listener’s surroundings, meshing the digital and physical worlds together in an always-changing way (it’s still available in the app store for $0.99).
Fursaxa and Blood Like Mine are also on Saturday night’s bill; more information for the event can be found here. Listen to an excerpt of McDermott’s performance at a July 2013 Event Horizen concert below.