Ed Blomquist: Underwater Airport

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Thursday / February 5, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street

Underwater Airport is an improvisational and recording multimedia ensemble combining music and projected visuals to create spontaneous portals into alternate space-time dimensions. Drawing inspiration from shamanic trance music, 1960s free jazz and psychedelia, ambient electronica, and world beat, the band's members have practiced individual and collective improvisation in diverse settings. Every Underwater Airport performance is a unique experience since the music is created on the spot in real time, and never repeated.

Propelled by the double-drumming mind-meld of Peter Spellman and Russell Lane, piloted by the bass and Stick grooves of Jim Whisenant, set adrift by the floating guitar and synth loops of Ed Blomquist; the sax and electronic winds of Lynda Stephens; and projected visuals, synths, and cornet of Marc Lisle; the ambient folk and jazz of Underwater Airport creates the ultimate take-off vehicle for departure to mystical heights and depths.