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Tippy, Kevin Greenspon

  • Communication 2645 Milwaukee Street Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

Kevin Greenspon's ambient music draws its dynamic, hands-on feel from years of touring. Info

Kevin Greenspon.

Kevin Greenspon.

Los Angeles musician Kevin Greenspon creates ambient instrumentals with vast amounts of atmosphere and a gentle heart. Greenspon's penchant for real-time, hands-on manipulation and a decade or so of touring on the DIY circuit have given him a knack for creating a deft, conversational flow, even when he's making the listener feel awash in slowly evolving harmonics and heady reverb. There's a scrappiness to his performance style that one usually doesn't associate with stately ambient music: For a long time Greenspon didn't use synthesizers live, instead processing sounds mainly from guitar, vocals, and tape loops. His most recent releases, including 2017's Lullaby For CSX Intermodal, find him adding an equally layered approach to rhythm. His current live setup—now laptop-powered, but still compact—allows him to manipulate sounds and visual projections at once. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: May 18
Josh Berman And Tim Daisy
Later Event: May 19
Jams: Ciel, NLP, Geoff K