Grageriart (Austin, TX)
9:00 pm, Sunday 7/16/17
Lana Lesley (synthesizer, voice) + Peter Stopschinksi (synthesizer, voice)
Grageriart is, in essence, a virtuosic music and voiceover shopping fantasy. Utilizing affirming dings, glitchy underscore, a wide variety of human and other voices, and audio logos, Lana Lesley and Peter Stopschinksi wrap everything you love about commercials and experimental music into a single surreal package.
Peter Stopschinski has composed music and lyrics for a number of acclaimed plays, musicals, and films; he also provided string arrangements for Grupo Fantasma’s Grammy Award winning album El Existential. His own operas and musicals have been performed across the country at venues including the Arena Stage (DC), Playwrights Horizons (NYC), and Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theater (LA).
In recent years, Stopschinski has lead adventurous ensembles in the COTFG series, including Catalogue of Spiders, Wank Tribe, and Massacre of Spring. He is also a longtime member of the experimental rock band Brown Whornet.
Click here to listen to 50 albums of music from Stopschinski.
Grageriart at Me Mer Mo in May 2017: