UPCOMING EVENTS ---- FULL CALENDAR BELOW
September 4th 2014
Body Actualized Center + Vibes Masters Series present:
Sensations' Fix (LIVE)
FIRST SHOW SINCE 1981
The first musician to ever purchase a MiniMoog, cosmonaut Falsini spearheaded Sensations' Fix in the early 1970s. Although the project is usually categorized as an Italian progressive rock band, to Sensations’ Fix’s devoted following, the genre label falls short in many ways. Under Falsini’s eclectic and deeply unorthodox guidance, Sensations' Fix employed a more freeform and emotive compositional structure than their prog-minded peers, with soaring synth lines that ceaselessly shift between ambient, krautrock, and cosmic. (mention pre-prog, jazzy influences) Falsini exercised a fiercely DIY sensibility, hijacking technology in unheard-of ways and recording some of the band's most intimate and staggering moments on analog tape in a Virginia basement. Their 1974 debut, Fragments of Light, sits well ahead of--and outside of--its time.
This tour marks Sensations' Fix's first performances since 1981 and their first-ever US shows, coupled with a sprawling retrospective compilation released by RVNG. To this day, their music remains a well-kept secret amongst a core group of devotees, most of whom, unsurprisingly, are musicians. Fittingly, their influence is startlingly far-reaching and persistent. Though Falsini emotes with crystalline precision, Sensations' Fix was perhaps too defiantly ahead of itself to reach the wider audience for which it was intended. An internet-generation is better suited to Falsini's breed of angular, churning genre-bending, making this handful of performances an opportunity for a living legend to finally reach jammers, rockers, space cadets, and synth-heads alike.
For the past month, Falsini has been artist-in-residency at Body Actualized Center. He plays every day, making sounds that oscillate between familiar warmth and icy space. Making their New York City debut, his band will perform selections from Fragments of Light with original gear, including a Juno 60 and an ARP Odyssey. In a way, Body Actualized Center is the perfect vessel for the sound, which explores a tension between stark intimacy and dizzying cosmic space. It's unlikely that Sensations' Fix will ever play in such a small and special venue again.
$12 at the door
Body Actualized Center
143 Troutman St.
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