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John von Seggern Presents Ambient Bass Guitar Concert & Soundbath
Jun 15 • 8:00 pm PDT
The event celebrates the release of von Seggern’s Ambient Bass Guitar album on June 9 on all platforms.
There will be a pre-concert reception with the artist in the courtyard starting at 7 pm, with the performance beginning at 8 pm. The PRS, as it is becoming affectionately known by LA’s brainier spiritual hipsters, is located at 3910 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
The event will also feature esoteric video projections by Steve Nalepa and Branden Sahagun.
From 2014-2020, John von worked closely with legendary trumpeter and electronic music pioneer Jon Hassell, resulting in the acclaimed 2018 release Listening to Pictures, which the Guardian newspaper named one of the top contemporary classical releases of that year. A follow-up release, Seeing Through Sound, was released in 2020. He also performed with Hassell at clubs and festivals in Los Angeles and Europe.
For this album, John von has taken the software setup he created for Hassell and used it on his bass guitar instead, creating a vast universe of transcendent ambient sounds from the 5 strings of his bass.
As he notes, “All the sounds you hear are produced in real-time using complex chains of processing and effects, a live dialogue between me, my bass, and my computer. These sounds are made possible by advanced audio technologies, but every note here was played by my very human fingers on metal strings.”
John von is very excited to be presenting this performance at the PRS, a venue steeped in esoteric history and lore, the perfect place for a concert of ambient bass vibrations. His bass waves will gently vibrate every cell of listeners’ bodies as they enter a deeper state of contemplation and relaxation. Attendees are suggested to bring blankets or yoga mats in order to better relax into the music.