ITCHY-O ANNOUNCE NOISE BATH SERIES
In a time where modern lives are increasingly mediated by algorithmic isolation, many yearn for a deeper connection to both others and themselves through music. Against this backdrop, Denverâ€™s 57-member avant-ceremonialists provide a dark take on proven decompression techniques each Sunday at 6 p.m. MDT, beginning April 11th and running through May 16th.
This isnâ€™t your typical guided meditation, however. The six-week sequence utilizes different brain-entrainment frequencies, stroboscopic visuals and structured breathwork to rest from the previous week and reset for the one ahead, all set to the cacophonic catharsis from the troupeâ€™s Noise Division.
Each 30-minute livestream session provides a different â€œtheme,â€ syncing varying alpha, beta and theta frequencies in binaural, monaural and isochronic arrangement with various open-eye and closed eye visualizations.
The result: An irreverent, accessible yet subversive, approach for those seeking a personal spiritual experience through sound and music, at any level of mediation experience, without the baggage or any general â€œickâ€-factor of contemporary or antiquated dogma.
Sessions are preceded by some step-by-step instructions from itchy-Oâ€™s Hanguessa, the disembodied virtual avatar-host who serves as both scene-setter and spiritual simulacrum.
Practice begins promptly for the General Public at the top of the hour with â€œdoorsâ€ opening 5 minutes prior (5:55 p.m. MDT); Patreon supporters at the $6+ level gain access to pre- and post-session chat rooms that start 30 minutes prior and continue after. Itchy-O Patreon supporters also get access to other level-specific mind-blowing perks.
WARNING: This event series utilizes flashing lights along with pulsating frequencies and may not be safe for individuals with photosensitive epilepsy or other motion-related medical conditions.Â
With a driving drum-corps battery, taiko drummers and an arsenal of electronics, the 57-member art collectiveâ€™s live performances invite audience members to join into an experience of radical, transcendental musical celebration through dance.
They haveÂ also performed with David Byrne & St. Vincentâ€™s band, shared the stage with experimental legends Devo, and anchored the world-renowned Dark Mofo Festival in Tasmania. Other performances include opening for Beats Antique, Melvins, and headlining Austin-based Fantastic Fest three years in a row.
Media praise for itchy-O includes:
â€œDenver electronic percussion collective Itchy-O appear from nowhere and stir the room into a cacophonous, demonic riot â€“ then disappear just as suddenly.â€
â€œItchy-Oâ€¦ sounds like Blue Man Group if it were infiltrated by satanists and members of Sepultura.â€
â€œ(They) tore down the third wall -- and the fourth, and the fifth -- in an all-enveloping performance that aimed to elevate the conscious mind. Think 21st-century drum circle, where cyborg bulls are slaughtered on the altar of Mystery Science Theater 3000.â€
â€œWhat the fuck just happened?... Denverâ€™s itchy-O is the future of showmanship â€” or at least what it should be. Thereâ€™s truly nothing like the crowd involvement that the group provides, basking in originality and a refusal to abide by the norms of live music.â€
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