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Ebenezer Creek for Two English Horns, Bass & Interactive Video
Featuring special guests
Missy Raines on bass
Roger Wiesmeyer on English Horn

Click here to read more about these wonderful artists.

This is my third project in the Ebenezer Creek Series and my first
multimedia composition for multiple players. The first two projects
can be viewed at the links below-
Emergent Convergence - Gallery Installation with motion activated animation & sound
Emergent Convergence - Performance for Oboe & Xbox Kinect


I shot the footage from a canoe in Ebenezer Creek near Rincon, Ga during the winter flood season.
Much of the imagery is unaltered, but there are sections where sound from the individual instruments controls the video in real time. Performed with laptop, projector, three pickups and midi foot pedal. Many thanks to Patrick lawrence for his expert canoe wrangling .

I am excited to announce that we are touring this project!
Please contact me for booking information
.
Click here for Press on this performance.

the video is edited from our premiere at
Nashville's Soundcrawl Festival 2012

 

 
 

Excerpt from performance

 

 

Full performance video

 
 
 

PRESS
Four Years on, Soundcrawl: Nashville keeps getting Louder
Art Makes Noise, Joe Nolan, Nashville Scene

This Years Soundcrawl Bursting at the Seams with 5 Nights of Sound & Art
Tony Youngblood, Theatre Intangible

The Author as Pixels: A Studio Visit with Robbie Hunsinger
Laura Hutson Country Life, Nashville Scene

Soundcrawl Festival returns to feature Robbie Lynn Hunsinger
Out & About Newspaper

Soundcrawl Festival features Tracy Silverman
Meagon Rhodes at The Tennessean

Special Guests
Missy Raines, leader of Missy Raines and the New Hip, is the most decorated bass player in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association- with 7 Bass Player of the Year Awards to her credit. A former member of the Grammy Nominated Claire Lynch Band, the acclaimed duo, Jim Hurst and Missy Raines, Missy is one of the most popular figures in the bluegrass community and a trailblazer in her field for as long as she’s been playing music. Her rich pedigree in the field reaches from legends such as Mac Wiseman, Kenny Baker, Josh Graves and Eddie and Martha Adcock, to contemporary artists like Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, Dudley Connell and Don Rigsby. Missy also toured and recorded with the rootsy, edgy Brother Boys.

Missy Raines & The New Hip blur the lines between jazz, bluegrass, and rhythm’n’blues- redefining the acoustic/electric/hybrid landscape. They deliver a powerful punch of groove-based (and BASS-ed groove) lines, soulful vocals, and full on funk rave-ups.

“…an ensemble perfectly balanced between brilliantly composed precision and
equally brilliant spontaneity.” Jon Weisberger, The Nashville Scene

Drawing from a deep well of songwriters who specialize in the sophisticated to the intimate- Bonnie Raitt, Ed Snodderly and Pierce Pettis among them- Missy Raines & The New Hip add their own vibey-oh- so-laid-back tunes and outright rocking romps to the mix. This is an ensemble perfectly balanced between brilliantly composed precision and equally brilliant spontaneity. Using bass, guitars, mandolin and drums, the territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines.

 
 

A Nashville native, Roger Wiesmeyer began playing piano at age 4 and oboe at age 10. Nashville Symphony principal oboist Bobby Taylor was his first teacher at the Blair School of Music, where he studied from 1975-82. Upon graduation from Hillsboro High School, he studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with John de Lancie and Richard Woodhams.

Wiesmeyer played oboe in the Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Honolulu symphonies before returning to Nashville to play English horn in the fall of 2001. In addition to playing in the orchestra, he teaches pre-college oboe at Blair and is a charter member of the chamber group ALIAS.

He presents an annual Mozart birthday benefit concert at Edgehill United Methodist Church. He is the proud new owner of a 105-year-old Steinway baby grand and a recent convert to the
joys of gardening.