Brett Naucke: The Mansion, Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker

Brett Naucke: The Mansion

Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker

Wed, May 23, 2018

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Brett Naucke: The Mansion
Brett Naucke: The Mansion
Official record release for Brett Naucke's 2018 full length The Mansion on Spectrum Spools.

This performance is a unique, full-band re-creation of the The Mansion in its entirety featuring Natalie Chami (TAL Sounds, Good Willsmith) and Whitney Johnson (Matchess) in addition to Naucke. With visuals by Nick Ciontea aka Brownshoesonly.

Brett Naucke (b. 1985) is an American electronic composer, recording, and performing artist based in Chicago, IL.

Since 2010, Naucke's sonic output has been primarily focused on marrying various forms of synthesis with personal and conceptual narratives. His most recent recordings have been released by Spectrum Spools, Umor Rex, and Hausu Mountain in addition to many others since 2009. Additionally, Naucke has provided the original scores for several films, sound design for interactive gaming, and presented many works for multi-channel audio installations.

Naucke also ran the Catholic Tapes record label from 2007-2015 releasing over 100 documents of American underground electronic music. He has given lectures on modular synthesis and worked extensively with a variety of synthesizer and effects companies on product development and testing. He has been a member of avant-art collective ONO since 2013 as well as a frequent collaborator with many acts including Bitchin Bajas, Panicsville, Pulse Emitter, TALSounds, Matchesse, Michael Vallera, and Ryley Walker.

His latest full length; The Mansion was released March 9th, 2018 on Spectrum Spools.

"Music may not actually have height, width or depth, but Brett Naucke's certainly feels three-dimensional. Using synthesizers, field recordings and a variety of other sources, the Chicago-based artist crafts expansive pieces that are like physical spaces you can enter and explore." - Marc Masters, NPR
Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker
Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker
Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker's colorful and inspired duo continues to evolve. The guitarist-songwriters expand on their restless, exploratory nature & the psych-folk-blues-raga mix that populated their critically-lauded 2015 record Land of Plenty by diving headlong into an even wider panorama in their ongoing tandem creative journey. This show celebrates the release of their 2nd full-length recording, SpiderBeetleBee, out October 20th on Drag City. For this show, the duo will be playing music from both records, as well as recent & as-yet-unrecorded compositions. MacKay and Walker's concerts are cinematic music-making that is not to be missed.

"…this guitar masterclass from MOJO rising star Walker and Pittsburgh songwriter MacKay meanders through fuzzy coptic blues, waltzes and spellbinding psych haze." - Andrew Male, MOJO

"Land of Plenty – a fantastic new recording culled from the duo’s series…. potent traces of Indian classical ragas, American primitive fingerpicking, old-timey mountain music, and traditional British folk course through the pair’s tightly integrated playing, bits of improvisation showing their almost preternatural interaction and subtle give-and-take…." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

photo: Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker (L>R) by Sean Hopkins
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618