Bounce Bazaar presents Australia’s Mr. Bill, and his electronic dance music (EDM) with Nevada City’s Mr. Rogers in an uplifting audio-visual experience at 9 p.m. Friday.
What is EDM? Electronic music is that which is composed using primarily electronic sources. Add the word dance to the acronym and you get Electronic Dance Music, written with intent of being played for a large audience like at a festival or night club.
Friday, the Stonehouse in downtown Nevada City will be transformed into an audio-visual playground through a collaboration of Bounce Bazaar Productions and EDM artists Mr. Bill and Mr. Rogers.
Mr. Bill, passing through the U.S. on a tour from down under, said his project is based around evocation.
“I like to write music that excites the ear and the brain. This requires me to explore all sorts of strange production methods and musical theories to keep exciting my senses,” said Bill Day, far from his home in New South Wales, Australia.
Like many electronic artists, Mr. Bill’s first experiences as a musician were with contemporary instruments. After discovering his love for writing and composing electronic music in 2004, he has steadily continued to refine his skill in the art while gaining a broad audience for his unique style.
Also performing will be longtime Nevada City native Mr. Rogers. Mr. Rogers and Mr. Bill have shared the stage together both in Australia and in the states. They both have a similar twist on EDM, but their sounds originated isolated from each other across the globe. Mr. Rogers’ music has long captivated the West Coast underground arts community, but recently, this pioneering producer has begun to share his rhythms with dance floors near and far.
A Bounce Bazaar show is never complete without art and immersion. Anthony West, art director for Bounce Bazaar Productions, will be turning the Stonehouse into a surreal atmosphere of color and geometry. Throughout the evening, he will perform live visual projection art, often referred to as “VJing.” Upstairs will host a gallery featuring the works of several local artists. Photographer Carrie Geumann will display a special exhibit of Nevada County resident portraits alongside their handwritten “thoughts on 2012.” And to promote a healthy social vibe, the Bounce Bazaar hospitality crew and go-go girls will be among the crowd to offer free treats, friendly conversation and information about the evening’s happenings.
This event is for those 21 and older. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance at BriarPatch Co-op, the Nevada City Box Office, Harmony Books and www.bouncebazaar.com
Mr. Bill will also perform a second show in Nevada City Saturday at the monthly “Late night at 5” hosted by Bounce Bazaar Productions at The Old 5Mile House restaurant every second Saturday. Discount tickets for Saturday night’s show will be available at the door of Stonehouse Friday night for those who want to catch both shows.
Bounce Bazaar Productions was formed in March by a group of producers and artists in Nevada County. Bounce Bazaar spawned from a monthly event hosted at the Old 5Mile House with the intention of creating a night club scene that represented many different pillars of the art and stage community. For information visit www.bouncebazaar.com.