George Jensen and Kat & Ben at Stories Books & Cafe
Sunday, December 10 2017
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Contact Wave + dublab Present: An Experimental Sunday at Stories
A free evening of sublime and adventurous sounds, featuring the sonic explorations of
KAT & BEN
George Jensen is an experimental sound artist working in synthesized tonal waves. His explicit purpose is the creation of altered states and well-being within the viewer/listener by focusing strictly on long form ambience as a means to induce trance-like, semi-consciousness within the audience. Lost within the environment and their subjectivity, participants often experience worlds within themselves. Over time George has invested himself in complicating the paradigm, introducing aspects of field recordings, sampling, multi-channel, and synthesized drum beats into his music.
KAT & BEN
Kat & Ben are a LA-based duo and a dichotomous synergy of voice and bass. They formed a band while pursuing their Masters at the California Institute of the Arts, where they realized they shared a mutual affinity for improvisation and experimentation. They use electronics, multiple tuning systems and out of line semi-improvisatory songs to weave through original compositions and sometimes interpretations of a wide variety of composers. In 2016 Kat & Ben recorded an adaptation of Samuel Barber’s “Sure on This Shining Night” at Capitol Records and then toured the East Coast the following summer. They are now in the process of finishing up their debut album to be released in December 2017.