Acousmatic Ecology part 1: A Query
July 2012 on CD and as digital download from Bandcamp
CD or digital download of Acousmatic Ecology part 1: A Query can be gotten for FREE (in July) through Bandcamp!
Drive West Today has been expanding over 2011 and 2012 to encompass more than just the cinematic experience of listening to sound. Joshua Santospirito’s guitar is more and more placed into textural compositions that contrast silence to clicks and bursts of sonar.
The recordings in the Acousmatic Ecology series are a document of one moment in a long slow exploration of stops and starts and counterintuition. All aimed at creating stillness within a maelstrom of anxiety and the elevation of the soul in the midst of confusion, attempting to take the listener into the performing experience.
Part 1 of the two-part series are selected pieces from a recording session in May in Hobart at the Scrapbook Studios. Part 2 will be out in late 2012 and will feature selected recordings that focus more on improvisational concepts within repetition.
all music improvised by joshua santospirito
recorded and mixed by Ryan Lynch from scrapbook studios
May-June Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Concert Tour announced as part of the Acousmatic Ecology CD seriesAugust – Europe – I’m very excited to be travelling to Europe again!
Thursday 16 – Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain – Liceo Mutante
Friday 24 – Gelegenheiten, Berlin, Germany
September – Australia
Friday 21 – Hobart
Monday 24 – Sydney – NOW now series
Joshua Santospirito is a comic-book artist, veggie patch dweller, social soccer player, and an improv guitarist with a unique and bizarre style. As a musician he masquerades under the name of "Drive West Today".
After living in various places in Australia he is now permanently based in Hobart, Australia with his wife Nadine, surrounded by stone-fruit and graphic novels (and a smashing CD collection).