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Matmos: KGNU 30th Anniversary Concert Fundraiser
*Celebrating 30 years of independent community radio, Communikey presents
Matmos in honor of KGNU. Matmos will make a special appearance at KGNU
performing live from the studio on Monday July 14th. A portion of proceeds
from the 30 Year Anniversary Celebration show at the Boulder Theater on
Tuesday July 15th will go to benefit the station. Doors are at 8:00pm and
the show is all ages. Tickets can be purchased at

*Matmos Takes on Boulder Theater July 15th *

*Matmos' approach is quickly pushing them to the center of the experimental
music world. Straddling pop and serious electronica, they've toured and
recorded with pop icon Bjork, performed in Lincoln Center and the Whitney
Museum of Art, given seminars at Harvard and worked with some of the top
musicians in the classical world. They're collaborating with the Kronos
Quartet and composer Terry Riley, the city of Verona commissioned a re-think
of Verdi's "Aida" from them last summer, and they're now readying a new work
for the prestigious Group de Recherches Musicales in Paris.

"It's fascinating, what they're doing," says David Harrington, founder and
first violinist of the Kronos Quartet, who commissioned a piece from Matmos
after hearing one of their early recordings. "They invent these incredibly
beautiful, thought-provoking sounds, and bring them together in ways that
seem totally unique and natural. And there's nothing precious about
it; there's a kind of openness about their music that attracted me

The new album finds the dynamic duo taking a holiday from conceptual
responsibility, skipping the outr sampling antics in favor of a
light-hearted "cosmic-pop" record made entirely out of synthesizers. Expect
the unexpected.*

*Opening for the duo is Offthesky, multi tasking interdisciplinary artist
Jason Corder from Lexington, Kentucky. Presenting Phonograffiti, a
portmanteau that describes an interactive artistic community performance
project where the musician and public audience are able to interact together
on an intimate level. It is an event where everyone is able to become a
performer. Offthesky has invited local painters to take the stage, painting
on canvas hooked up with contact microphones. The painting creates the sound
for the musician to process via brush strokes or light tapping while
painting on the canvas during the performance.*
*Radio Ready*

Boulder Theater in Boulder, Tue at 08:00 PM
Matmos Online

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