Date(s) - 05/17/2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Streamside Concerts is proud to present Robert Rich and Markus Reuter performing together live.
Robert Rich and Markus Reuter have been friends for over a decade and have released two critically acclaimed albums, On Eleven Questions (2007) and Lift a Feather to the Flood (2017). However, this is the first short tour they are doing together. The concerts are based on the concept of the intimate interaction of piano and guitar, as demonstrated on their “Lift a Feather to the Flood” album from 2017.
Across four decades and over 40 albums, Robert Rich has helped define the genres of ambient music, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks. Robert has performed in caves, cathedrals, planetaria, art galleries and concert halls throughout Europe and North America. His all-night Sleep Concerts, first performed in 1982, became legendary in the San Francisco area. Robert has designed sounds for television and film scores, has written software for composers who work in just intonation, and helped develop the MIDI microtuning specification. As mastering engineer and mixer, he has applied his ear to hundreds of albums in all styles. He has been featured in Keyboard Magazine, Electronic Musician, Guitar Player, Innerviews, and elsewhere worldwide.
Markus Reuter is a German multi-disciplinary musician, composer, record producer and instrument designer. His work as recording artist, solo performer and collaborator spans (and frequently fuses) electrophonic loop music, contemporary classical music, progressive and art rock, industrial music, world jazz, jazz fusion, pop songs and pure improvisation. Over the course of a two-decade career, Markus has been a member of multiple bands, ensembles and projects (including centrozoon, Stick Men (Official), Tuner, The Crimson ProjeKct and Europa String Choir) as well as a solo artist. Since 2011 he has begun to establish himself as a contemporary classical composer, starting with the performance and recording of his large-scale orchestral piece Todmorden 513. A specialist in touch guitar playing, Markus became known as a leading player of the Warr Guitar and Chapman Stick during the 1990s and 2000s before developing and marketing his own U8 and U10 Touch Guitar instruments. In collaboration with former King Crimson member Trey Gunn, he runs the Touch Guitar Circle, a teaching and support network for touch guitar players.