Madisonians may remember Bitney from the halcyon days of the late '90s when his funk band Booty Froot caused many body parts to quiver. Bitney went on to form Tortoise and Istotope 217 and now joins ex-Wilco guitarist Bach and veteran bass improviser Hatwich for one-of-a-kind electronic grooves. With Spectralina, an audiovisual performance project formed by Bitney and Trepp.
Bitney/Bach/Hatwich/Trepp and Spectralina
March 14th at Mickey's 10 until close, no cover charge
Dan Bitney (Tortoise, Isotope 217) and LeRoy Bach (ex-Wilco, Iron and Wine) have been playing music together for a few years now in Chicago, both coming from the rock world and moving toward the creative improvised music scene. Bassist Anton Hatwich is a composer improvisor based out of Chicago, his recorded output has been associated with the city's creative improvised music community but you can also find him in a rock band every now and then. Selina Trepp an internationally exhibiting visual artist and performer will be joining to form a group that plans to push free playing toward dance music
Dan Bitney, drums and electronics. LeRoy Bach, guitar. Anton Hatwich, Bass. Selina Trepp, live video and vocals.
Spectralina is the audio-visual performance project of Dan Bitney and Selina Trepp. Spectralina combines elements of dance music with experimental electronics, vocals and live video mixing.
Spectralina improvises, ditching the idea of song based performance in favor of extended grooves and dynamic shifting soundscapes. Selina continues to push the boundaries of live video in performance by using hand drawn animation and digital effects to create beautiful and abstract imagery on the fly.
Spectralina opens with one set (10:30), followed by two sets of Bitney, Bach, Hatwich and Trepp.