“You may not be aware that one of the biggest names in the “Chillwave” genre is hometown hero, Corona Lite – the brainchild of Skylar Hustead. His chill philosophy has blown the minds of many during Corona Lite’s relatively short existence, with only a few performances. In a documentary he claims to have made a conscious decision to be on permanent vacation, saying “I’m not going back work.”
Chillwave is often characterized by simple retro-beats and samples, usually consisting of only one band member and a ridiculous amount of delay on the vocals. Some say Corona Lite is a mockery of the genre. A Chillwave purest, Skylar seemingly pays homage to one of the genre’s predecessors, Pierre Schaeffer. Whereas Schaeffer ushered in Music Concrete by making the first field recordings used in composition (the sounds of a train, circa 1948 Paris), Skylar of Corona Lite is inspired by the sound of airplanes. His performance at the Whistle Stop will bring the genres full circle!
Eric Hamdan is a technology-wizard who works at UCSD, often in the spacialization lab. He plans to set up an 8 speaker audio system at the Whistle Stop for a performance using custom touchscreen software he manipulated himself. The surround sound antics are a major component of the conceptual compositions and ideas he has been working on. Its a treat to hear this innovative stuff as audio research, but to experience some of the newest innovative ideas (in audio) at the Whistle Stop is the real experiment!” -Bobby Bray
21+ /// Free
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