Locator / Martin D. Fowler / Sam Torres
Monday, Aug. 14, 7-9pm
29 Church St.
LOCATOR blends electronic soundscapes, and audio reactive visuals with traditional cello playing to create an immersive experience. The cello becomes a vessel of endless possibilities, morphing again and again through a whirlwind of looping, sampling, and live processing. LOCATOR channels imagination into a symphony of sonic bliss that transcends the ordinary. By drawing inspiration from a wide range of musical genres – from classical to jazz, from the avant-garde to the outer realms of experimental electronica – LOCATOR pushes the boundaries of what is possible and creates music that is both beautiful and thought-provoking.
Martin D. Fowler has composed music underscoring Pulitzer Prize-winning radio from This American Life and other number-one iTunes Podcasts, composed ad music for clients like MLB, BMW, Coke, and Spotify, co-produced on tracks for Lil Wayne, Princess Nokia, Aja the Kween, and Arthur Lewis (Freestyle Love Supreme), has had work appear on VH1, VICELAND, and many other media outlets, has toured the world as a performer in jazz, indie pop, and electronic settings as bassist and electronic soundscaper, and is also a multi-media artist combining original scoring and abstract visualizations.
Sam Torres is a musician and audio engineer based in Troy, NY. He is also a founding director of Organ Colossal, a nonprofit presenting music in the New York Capital Region. He grew up in the Bronx listening to and playing salsa, jazz, and Bach, and then received degrees in jazz performance and computer music composition. All of these musical interests continue to live and evolve through his own work, which is itself striving to be as honest and simple as possible. His debut full length album of meditative music for saxophone and live electronics, called “Still,” was released on January 20, 2023. Learn more at samtorresmusic.com.
“Still” is an ambient, meditative project of improvised music for saxophone and live electronics, and the culmination of approximately seven years of musical exploration and development. The music is rich, layered, and sonically complex: always shifting and evolving, and always improvised live with no pre-recorded elements. Performing alongside software of his own creation that reacts and breathes, Sam develops singular, musical worlds.