A Walk to Meryton

Record release party 
March 1, 2024 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | FREE
Room 4350 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver 

Please join us for the record release party (on lovely, coloured double 12" vinyl) of A Walk to Meryton, released by RedShift Records.

Arne Eigenfeldt and his musebots will be joined by John Korsrud (trumpet and flugelhorn), Meredith Bates (violin), Jon Bentley (soprano and tenor saxophones), Barbara Adler (text and reading), and James Meger (bass). Plus, the event will feature a special debut appearance by the GoGo Musebots, a cash bar, and snacks.

About A Walk to Meryton

My latest collaboration with musebots and human performers: a massive system to generate complete compositions with video. Ambient? Downtempo? It’s anyone’s guess.

Coding began in early spring 2021, first generations appeared in July 2021; video generation was added between April-June 2022. Recording of live musicians May-September 2022, mixing and mastering (by Murat Çolak) October-March 2023. Double vinyl release (by RedShift Records) March 2024.

In the summer of 2022, I collaborated with four amazing individuals, to overlay a human reaction to the generated parts in A Walk To Meryton: John Korsrud, trumpet and flugelhorn; Meredith Bates, violin; Jon Bentley, soprano and tenor saxophones; and Barbara Adler, text and reading.

John, Meredith, and Jon were given the harmonic progressions and melodies for each composition, with suggestions as to which sections they could improvise within.

Barbara and I had long conversations about walking, Jane Austin, musebots, and internal dialogs. Barbara then added her own take on these ideas, and provided readings.

For more about the project, please visit Arne Eigenfeldt's website HERE.

March 01, 2024