What began as an occasional experiment at camps, festival workshops, and during practice room shenanigans will now become the focus for Casey Driessen next year. The setup is simple: Casey + fiddle + pedal board + a mess of wires. Using recording and looping technology along with digital effects pedals, he will build arrangements and songs layer by layer in real-time for the audience. There is a wide and colorful range of sounds and textures possible from just the fiddle, and he intends to set out on a sonic adventure. You're invited to come along for the ride.
Driessen says, "A tune from my most recent Fiddle/Sticks session with Futureman is now up. Have a listen to our explorations in the perception altering infinity room - a 13x13x20 room without corners or angles anywhere. It began by Futch playing three open tuned fiddles with bamboo skewers while I explored a set of chopsticks. Then an overdub - him on cajon and gong while I switch between an octave fiddle and my 5-string fiddle. Grooves and melodies were improvised. All reverb is natural, and nearly goes to infinity..."
The next Fiddle/Sticks session is at the end of February in Oberlin, OH with world percussionist Jamey Haddad. Casey alerts us noting "I'll be live streaming my upcoming concert from the Freight & Salvage (Berkeley, CA) on Thursday, Feb. 7. Me at 9p PT, with opener JimBo Trout & the Fishpeople at 8p PT. You can purchase virtual tickets for $5 anytime RIGHT HERE.The show won't be recorded, but you can now enjoy the pleasures of entertainment and art in your pajamas." always