Lightning in a Bottle festival: I'll be performing and managing a stage with Harold Belskus, Katrina Kope, Tyler Kope. If you're around, come say hi!
Sunday the 22nd of April, Harold and Katrina join me at the Seamonster Lounge to do some live song producing on stage. Harold on guitar laying samples for me to loop and manipulate live while Katrina uses her "Sing it Live!" skills to write lyrics and melodies.
The first 3 Sundays of each month Devin Bews hosts a live electronic jam at the Seamonster Lounge from 9pm-12am in Wallingford, Seattle. [MAPS] The session is open to Ableton Live users, instrumentalists and vocalists.
What I do is accompany musicians on drum-set and record the sound feed to Ableton. I either loop or manipulate the audio in real time to provide musical motif's and to fuel the jam. This is just one of many ways to incorporate electronics into a live setting. I encourage you to bring your way of performing electronics live whether you're an instrumentalist, vocalist or producer.
The samples of music continue to be explored in a live setting with guest musicians in an open mic format. A prepared set of music to be sampled and flipped into original tracks while Rob Homan, Evan McPherson, Ryan Venson, and more submit their own musical expression over Bews' flipped beats.
Singers and instrumentalists welcome to sit in. Talk to Devin Bews on the drums.
Equipped with a midi controller, bass drum, snare, and hi-hats, Bews produces beat music through improvisation and jazz accompaniment in a live setting. Having control over the drum kit with one hand and the midi controller with the other Bews’ music has a certain bizarre synchronicity that can only be experienced live. Given that the basic foundation of the music is covered by simultaneous playing of midi and drums, he invites accomplished instrumentalists and vocalist to perform over his production. The simplicity and limitation of this set up yield spacious beats, tight syncopation, and ear candy productions designed to groove and sound GOOD.
October 1st Devin Bews celebrates his birthday by sharing his work on the drum set and ableton. With a cross-disciplinary set of performers at his disposal, Devin abandons the 3 band bill performance template and attempts to stay true to his vision where ever it leads him.
Featuring: Hayley Shannon; Dance. Evan McPherson; Guitar. Gavin Reub; Actor. Devin Bews; Drumset + Ableton
Show starts at 8:00pm.
Each month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded organizations and artists present ten concerts of adventurous and experimental music in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center: contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative musics. Watch a video clipabout us on the Seattle Channel.
First Tuesdays at Speckled and Drake continues with Steve O'Brien and Devin Bews. Live samples taken from O'Brien's curated vinyl collection by Bews and his Ableton Live rig. The challenge is improvising with no loops and making melodies with a limited sample to flip from. Voice instruments, rappers, and singers are welcome to sit in.