6:00 pm Sunday, 7/16/17
Composer and guitarist Lauren Gurgiolo draws from a wide range of inspirations in her work, from field recordings to phenomenology, and creates environments that illuminate and shadow boundaries between perspectives, media, and audience and performer. Gurgiolo has directed or co-directed four inter-media interactive installations, and is currently working on her fifth, Silent City Part II. She has completed four corresponding albums with her project The Dialtones: The Dialtones, The Quality Or Condition, Calculated Carelessness, and Silent City.
Gurgiolo has worked with bands like Okkervil River (2008-2015) and The Octopus Project (2015 – present) but The Dialtones is her long-standing side project in a new rockin’ configuration including Karla Manzur (Alejandro Escovedo), Lindsay Green (Elizabeth McQueen), Raquel Bell (Raquel Bell), and Sam Chown (Zorch).
Nightblooms is the atmospheric and atmosphere-inspired solo project of Karla Manzur (Dana Falconberry, Alejandro Escovedo), featuring the stunning textural guitar of Lauren Gurgiolo (Octopus Project, Okkervil River, The Dialtones). Nightblooms’ lush and ethereal vocals feature lyrics heavily influenced by classical themes of time and space, truth and beauty, gravity and light.
Having played in each others’ projects for years, Lauren Gurgiolo and Karla Manzur have merged the shared frequencies of The Dialtones and Nightblooms for NMASS 2017.
Click here to listen to The Quality Or Condition on The Dialtones’ Bandcamp page.
Click here to listen to several singles from Nightblooms on their Bandcamp page.
The Dialtones at Cheer Up Charlies in 2014: