Roman Mars // Song Exploder (live with Matmos)
Omni Oakland Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave
NOTE: online ticketing has ended! VERY limited tickets will be available at the door. On Sunday, June 7th, the final day of the 2015 MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival will be anchored with a much-anticipated live performance by Roman Mars of 99% Invisible; a collaborative performance by Mars and Hrishikesh Hirway of the Song Exploder podcast; and a live taping of Song Exploder with special guests Matmos. Generously sponsored by PRX.[ This performance is included with an all-access pass to the MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival, a weekend-long celebration of sound in Oakland + San Francisco. Rather go all-in for an all-access festival pass? Then DON'T BUY THIS TICKET! Go here instead. ]Roman Mars is the executive producer of 99% Invisible, a “tiny radio show about design” that began in his bedroom, gravitated to KALW in San Francisco, and now is one of the leading independently funded podcasts of the entire InterWeb. Roman has been leading a new wave of podcasters who have obliterated the paradigm of a listener-funded “radio” show, and he does so by focusing intently on the 99% of activity that is invisible to the naked eye yet shapes our world. And he puts on a killah live show.Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Host Hrishikesh Hirway asks artists to deconstruct their recordings, instrument by instrument, giving listeners the chance to hear it from the inside out and get a unique understanding of how creative ideas are born and bred.Matmos is M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel (Baltimore). Since 1995 Matmos have made recordings and performed live using the sounds of: amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, a bowed five string banjo, slowed down whistles and kisses, water hitting copper plates, the runout groove of a vinyl record, a $5. 00 electric guitar, liposuction surgery, cameras and VCRs, chin implant surgery, contact microphones on human hair, and everything else amazing.Full festival lineup at megapolisfestival.org.
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